The Executive Development Program at the University of Utah Graduate School of Business is accepting applications for its 22nd series beginning May 8.

David Dungan, the business school's director of executive education, says the program - which has trained some 600 executives since 1978 - is aimed at middle- and upper-level managers. It is designed to build on the management development activities of individual companies in the areas of managerial skills, attitudes and business knowledge.Faculty members teach courses in accounting, finance, management, communication skills, personal finance planning, and strategic and business planning.

"The focus of the program is on broadening management thinking," said Dungan. Participants receive an overview of current business management techniques, strategies, practices and concepts.

Each series consists of three one-week sessions held in Park City over a 12-month period. The first session will be held May 8-12, the second Oct. 9-13 and the third May 7-ll, 1990. The 23rd series begins in October and the 24th in the spring of 1990.

Lecturers for the May session will include Dr. John F. Seybolt, dean of the business school; Dr. Ramon E. Johnson, professor of finance and associate dean for academic affairs; Dr. Joseph S. Peery, professor emeritus of finance; and Dr. Richard J. Semenik, professor of marketing and associate dean for research. For further information contact David Dungan at 581-5577.