World’s First Business School Established

December 1, 1819

World’s First Business School Established

The world’s first business school was created with the founding of The École spéciale de commerce et d’industrie in Paris, France. The Business School still exists and is…

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Wharton School of Business Opens

January 1, 1881

Wharton School of Business Opens

The Wharton School of Finance and Economy of the University of Pennsylvania was established in 1881 through a donation of $100,000 by Joseph Wharton. The Business School is…

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First Graduate School of Business – Tuck

January 1, 1900

First Graduate School of Business – Tuck

The first graduate school of business was established in 1900. The Tuck School of Business was founded at Dartmouth College through a donation made by Dartmouth alumnus Edward…

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First MBA Program Launched at Harvard

April 8, 1908

First MBA Program Launched at Harvard

The creation of Harvard Business School (HBS) in 1908 effectively began the first MBA program, though the MBA concept was far from developed when the business school started….

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Case Method Proposed for MBA Teaching

January 1, 1920

Case Method Proposed for MBA Teaching

The Case Method for MBA instruction effectively began when the second dean of Harvard Business School, Wallace Brett Donham (pictured on right), published a memo to the faculty…

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