The History of MBA

1819
World’s First Business School

École spéciale de commerce et d’industrie
Europe
(Now, ESCP Business School)

1881
First Collegiate School of Business

University of Pennsylvania’s
Wharton Business School

1900
First Graduate School of Business

Dartmouth College established
Tuck School of Business

1908
World’s First MBA Programme

Harvard Graduate School
of Business Administration
(Now, Harvard Business School)

1916
Founded AACSB International

AACSB International was founded as the Association of Collegiate Schools of Business (ACSB)

1921
First Business School in China

Shanghai College of Commerce
(Now, Shanghai University of Finance
and Economics)

1924
Case Study Method

Harvard Business School introduces
Case Study Method

1943
First Executive MBA Programme

Booth School of Business
at the University of Chicago

1943
First Executive MBA Programme

Booth School of Business
at the University of Chicago

1946
First MBA Programme on International Management

Thunderbird School of
Global Management

1950
First MBA Programme in Canada

University of Western Ontario

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