History of MBA

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    1900 to 2013

  • First degree in commerce

    Dartmouth College in USA offer the first institution conferring advanced degrees (masters) in the commercial sciences, specifically, a Master of Science in Commerce degree, the forebearer of the modern MBA degree.
  • Harvard Business School

    In 1908, the Graduate School of Business Administration (GSBA) at Harvard University was established; it offered the world's first MBA program,[2] with a faculty of 15 plus 33 regular students and 47 special students.
  • First Executive MBA

    The University of Chicago Booth School of Business first offered working professionals the Executive MBA (EMBA) program in 1943,[3] first available in permanent campus in three continents (Chicago, London and Singapore) and this type of program is offered by most business schools today.
  • Canda has first MBA outside of USA

    In 1950, the first MBA degrees awarded outside the United States were by the Richard Ivey School of Business at The University of Western Ontario in Canada
  • Frist MBA offered in France

    In 1957, INSEAD (French name "INStitut Européen d'ADministration des Affaires", or European Institute of Business Administration) became the first European university offering the MBA degree
  • London Business School offers MBA

  • Ex-socialist block offers MBA

    In 1991, IEDC-Bled School of Management became the first school in the ex-socialist block of the Central and Eastern to offer an MBA degree.
  • France offers online MBA

    In 2007, ESCEM became the first French Business school to offer their own distance or online MBA