Goddard School of Business & Economics


The John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics prepares you to succeed in the rapidly advancing world of business. Our undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Each program provides a strong foundation for your business career.

Our classes are small. In fact, you would be hard-pressed to find smaller classes or a better student/faculty ratio anywhere in the nation. Our faculty members love to teach and to work closely with our students. As a result, corporations have a high opinion of Goddard School students and the education they receive here.

News Flash:  Utah H.B. 142 and An Analysis of a Transfer of Federal Lands to the State of Utah

H.B. 142 was enacted in 2013 to require a study and economic analysis of the proposed land transfer of 31.2 million acres currently managed by the federal government to the state of Utah. A collaborative study between three state universities: the University of Utah, Bureau of Economic and Business Research; Utah State University; and Weber State University provides information about the current uses of land, the economic effects and noneconomic benefits of those uses, and the ramifications and impacts to the state assuming the lands are transferred. It also describes the programs and budgets of, and revenues generated by, the federal agencies that now manage the lands. Click here to learn more.

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Goddard School Business Students in Malawi, Southeast Africa

Are you interested in environmental sustainability, ecosystem service provision and poverty alleviation? Dr. Gregory Parkhurst and two of his students—Jacob Thompson and Gregory “Brent” Peterson are. Funded by the National Environmental Resource Council (UK) and AMA BASIS (USAID), Dr. Parkhurst with Dr. Andrew Bell from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) lead an international interdisciplinary research team in promoting adoption and compliance with conservation agriculture in Malawi, Africa.

Dr. Parkhurst hired Brent Peterson and Jacob Thompson as WSU student researchers to code a baseline survey administered to farmers in the Balaka and Machinga districts of Malawi. Part of the opportunity for Brent and Jacob is 2 months working in the field as assistants to the project manager. One of Brent and Jacob’s responsibilities is maintaining a project blog which communicates their experiences to interested parties: click here to see the highlights of their time working in Malawi. In addition, Dr. Parkhurst currently employs three other student researchers on the Ogden WSU campus