Nov 30, 2022  
2019-2020 General Catalog 

Dixie L. Leavitt School of Business

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Mary Pearson – BUS 110 – (435) 586-5440
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R. Kim Craft – BUS 112 – (435) 586-5414
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KayLynn Jensen – BUS 108 – (435) 586-5401
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The Dixie L. Leavitt School of Business offers an experiential learning environment that combines theory and practice. We prepare students, with a rural heritage, to become fully engaged productive and ethical leaders in the local, national, and global environments. Our regional service area encompasses southern Utah. In order to fulfill its mission, the School of Business

  • engages students by emphasizing experiential learning activities and individual attention both inside and outside the classroom;
  • empowers students and faculty to discover and apply knowledge for ethical leadership, innovation, and global awareness;
  • attracts, rewards, and retains faculty who support student engagement and make relevant intellectual contribution to their fields, emphasizing applied and pedagogical activity; and
  • serves in academia, the professions, and society, providing management expertise and collaborative support.

School Program Goals & Learning Outcomes

We will produce business graduates at the baccalaureate level who:

  1. Are able to communicate effectively through written documents and oral presentations.
  2. Understand ethical issues and standards as they relate to business within society.
  3. Possess the technical and analytical skills that are generally used to facilitate decision making in complex environments.
  4. Are familiar with the fundamental principles and tools associated with each major functional area of business.
  5. Have strong critical thinking skills.

Departments, Programs, & Centers

Department of Accounting

Go to information for Department of Accounting.


Bachelor’s Degree


Department of Economics and Finance

Go to information for Department of Economics and Finance.


Bachelor’s Degree


Master’s Degree

Department of Management, Marketing, and Hospitality

Go to information for Department of Management, Marketing, and Hospitality.


Associate’s Degree

Bachelor’s Degree

Certificate (Undergraduate)

Certificate (Graduate)


Department of Military Science

Go to information for Department of Military Science.



Add-On Program

Master of Accountancy

Go to information for Master of Accountancy.


Master’s Degree

Master of Business Administration

Go to information for Master of Business Administration.


Master’s Degree

Master of Science in Business Analytics

Go to information for Master of Science in Business Analytics.  


Other Information


Undergraduate and graduate business programs (Accounting , Finance , Management , Marketing , Master of Accountancy , Master of Business Administration , and Master of Science in Business Analytics (M.S.) ) in the Dixie L. Leavitt School of Business are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).


Regional companies and governmental institutions provide exceptional opportunities for students to develop business skills in a “professional” environment. In addition, students may complete internships overseas or spend a semester or year abroad. Students’ internship assignments are jointly supervised by company management and SUU faculty members. Academic credit is awarded for internships and financial compensation is usually available.

More information is available from the School of Business Career Services Coordinator:

Person IconMadalyn Swanson
BUS 211 – (435) 586-5456


Scholarships are available to students demonstrating excellence in their business core classes. Students must submit the appropriate applications by March 1. Interested students should contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, Sharwan Smith Center, Room 167, (435) 586-7735.

Student Organizations

The best learning experiences include participation in organizations outside the classroom. Among the many student organizations of interest to business majors are the following:

  • Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society
  • Collegiate DECA (Marketing)
  • Economics Club
  • Entrepreneurship Club
  • Finance Club
  • Hospitality Management Guild
  • PAC (Professional Accountancy Club)
  • PBL (Phi Beta Lambda - Professional Business Leaders)
  • Women in Leadership