Woodbury School of Business

As a community-engaged school of business that integrates teaching and scholarship, we aspire to be a school of choice and a leader in student development, entrepreneurship, global involvement, and innovative teaching.


In December, 2006, The UVU School of Business earned its international accreditation from AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.


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Outstanding students and a talented village of faculty and staff make the Woodbury School of Business an excellent place to attend school and work.

Certified Financial Analyst Exam

Approximately 80% of UVU Woodbury School of Business students passed the 2016 Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level I exam. The Wall Street Journal dubs the exam the hardest test in the world seeing less than 1/5th of entrants passing on their first attempt. The students who took the exam include:

  • Mark Acor
  • Derek Anderson
  • Austin Butman
  • Eric Chidester
  • Tim Ellertson
  • Nathaniel Evans
  • David Funkhouser
  • Sam Gardner
  • Cai Greene
  • Dylan Harrison
  • Mason Hardman
  • Dallan Koyle
  • Hongtao Li
  • Shaun Marsh
  • Jordan Miles
  • Justin Otto
  • Brandon Reas
  • Rainey Rogers
  • Daniel Seiler
  • Renato Villanueva
  • Nick Weaver
  • Jacob Zander

Certified Financial Planning Exam

The CFP exam is an important, industry-recognized certification for financial planners that gives our students a significant leg up in their job searches and in launching their careers. This first round, five WSB students took the exam, and four passed it for an 80% pass rate. The national average is somewhere around 60 per cent. WSB’s own Dr. Laura Ricaldi took and passed the exam as well. In doing so, she provided an excellent example to our students of the importance of continuous learning. Her dedication to understanding that which her students face as they begin their careers as financial planners is also exemplary. That is the very definition of a WSB faculty member. Thank you, Dr. Ricaldi, and the rest of the PFP team (most of whom also hold CFP certification) for the absolute commitment you show to serving our students as your top professional priority. That is the very definition of a WSB faculty member!


Utah Valley University Woodbury School of Business Personal Financial Planning Students Swept 2016 AFCPE® Financial Counseling Knowledge Bowl. Woodbury slayed the competition claiming 97.6 per cent of all points possible – the equivalent of a near clean sweep on an episode of Jeopardy.

The annual event engages university student in general financial counseling issues and expands awareness of the professional community and organizations that support the profession. The breakdown of the November 2016 competition is as follows: The UVU PFP team consisted of Addison Taylor, Martha Tullis and Sterling Adams. Professor Ryan Law in UVU’s Personal Financial Planning department lead both the 2015 and 2016 team, along with Dr. Craig Israelsen.

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There’s so much going on in every part of the school, that we developed this newsletter to keep you informed of our progress.

We hope these stories will help you understand why the Woodbury School of Business is increasingly becoming the business school of choice for many students here in Utah and across the country.

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