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MBA Ranking and History [#permalink] New post 11 Jan 2005, 11:20
It interesting to note that of the six oldest surviving business schools in the United State, five are in the elite/ultra elite clusters.

The ultraelites include Penn (1881) and Chicago (1898).

The elites include UC Berkeley (1898), Dartmouth (1900), and NYU (1900).

The final early school, Wisconsin, is in the Near Elite cluster.

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 [#permalink] New post 11 Jan 2005, 11:30
Another interesting tidbit is that most of the elite/ultraelite, including ones that now offer only graduate degrees, at one point offered undergraduate degrees. For instance, Columbia, Duke, and UCLA all offered undergrad degrees at one time. Many schools reconsidered offering undergrad degrees in business after they were criticized in Carnegie and Ford Foundation reports of the 1950s as little more than trade schools.

Of course, a small number of the elite and ultraelite still offer undergraduate degrees in business.
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Jan 2005, 20:54
wow, pretty insteresting trivia facts hjort. i thought that GSB was the oldest Bschool in the nation. I guess i was wrong.
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Jan 2005, 17:24
Chicago GSB is generally reputed to be the first business school to start a PhD program (1920) but students at Penn received PhDs earlier (students were supervised by Wharton professors but the degree was not granted by Wharton).
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2005, 16:26
On the other side of the coin, it is intriguing to see the rapid rise of some schools. For instance, Duke did not have an MBA program until about 1970 (it had a business program for undergraduates before this that was soon terminated). In the span of just two decades, it became one of the leading MBA schools in the United States.
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2005, 18:44
good trivia..
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2005, 18:55
I agree that it is good trivia but I hope that it is also useful. The longevity of a program provides some insight into the strength of the repuation and alumni network of the school. In addition, without taking the survival of the fittest argument too far, these business schools that have been around some 100 years have probably been doing something right if they are still in operation to this day.

The history of these schools also offers a glimpse into the traditions and philosophies of these schools that continue to be important even in the modern era.
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Jan 2005, 20:38
There are a few more relative new comers in the top two clusters.

For instance, Darden dates to c. 1954 although business studies started at UVA in about 1920.

UCLA started business studies c. 1935 which is not long after the campus was founded. The MBA was authorized c. 1939.

Duke started its MBA program c. 1970.

Yale started its Masters program c. 1976.
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Re: MBA Ranking and History [#permalink] New post 17 Jun 2010, 00:29
good info. Chicago is my favourite.
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