Aug 08, 2022  
2020-2021 General Catalog 

Dixie L. Leavitt School of Business

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Mary Pearson – BUS 110 – (435) 586-5440
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Kenneth Hall – BUS 112 – (435) 865-8541
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KayLynn Jensen – BUS 108 – (435) 586-5401
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Through student-centered education, the Dixie L. Leavitt School of Business provides the knowledge and direction that forms a foundation for lifelong student success.

  1. KNOWLEDGE: We promote an environment that provides students the knowledge and skills to achieve their goals through critical thinking, effective learning, and relevant professional preparation.
    • We offer a rigorous, relevant, and innovation curriculum, focused on essential and enduring business principles, that provides students the knowledge and skills needed to succeed.
    • We create and continually improve curriculum through research and scholarship and input from both the academic and business communities.
    • We enhance student education through personal interaction with faculty, experiential learning, and excellent pedagogy.
  2. DIRECTION: We provide an environment designed to help students shape their ambitions and find direction as responsible and ethical individuals both personally and professionally.
    • We promote a culture that encourages faculty and staff to interact with students, providing them with direction and encouragement to reach their full potential and contribute to a diverse and connected world.
    • We connect students with community, professional, and University stakeholders through involvement with clubs, competitions, career exploration, internships, and other experiences outside the classroom.
    • We provide opportunities for all students to find meaningful employment, enter into graduate programs, or otherwise fulfill their ambitions.

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 and Finance

Go to information for Department of Accounting and Finance.


Bachelor’s Degree


Master’s Degree

Department of Economics, Marketing, and Analytics

Go to information for Department of Economics, Marketing, and Analytics.


Bachelor’s Degree


Master’s Degree

Department of Management and Hotel, Resort, and Hospitality Management

Go to information for Department of Management and Hotel, Resort, and Hospitality Management.


Associate’s Degree

Bachelor’s Degree

Certificate of Proficiency (Undergraduate)

Institutional Certificate (Undergraduate)

Certificate (Graduate)


Master’s Degree

Military Science Program

Go to information for Military Science Program.



Additional Focused Coursework


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 ) 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 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
  • Entrepreneurship Club
  • Finance Club
  • Hospitality Management Guild
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon Economics Honor Society
  • PAC (Professional Accountancy Club)
  • PBL (Phi Beta Lambda - Professional Business Leaders)
  • Women in Leadership