CBA TIMELINE ****
1868 - *Courses offered in the Commercial Department. ****
1880 - *School of Commerce discontinued. ****
1893 - *David Kinley hired in economics. ****
1895 - *Department of Economics established. ****
1902 - *Courses of Training for Business started. ****
1903 - *Master of Science in Economics introduced. ****
1904 - *PhD in economics introduced. ****
1913 - *First Commerce building dedicated.
*Illinois one of three Charter Members of Beta Gamma Sigma, business honorary. ****
1914 - *First marketing courses taught at Illinois. ****
1915 - *College of Commerce and Business Administration established after "The Courses" break from Liberal Arts & Sciences. The three departments in the college are Economics, Business Organization and Operation (includes accounting), and Transportation. ****
1920 - *David Kinley appointed president of the U of I (1920-30). ****
1921 - *Bureau of Business Research founded.
*MS in BB&O established. ****
1923 - *First endowed chair established in the college--the William B. McKinley Professorship in Economics and Public Utilities. ****
1924 - *MS in Accounting established.****
1925 - *New Commerce Building opened. ****
1932 - *Faculty from economics leave department to start Department of Agricultural Economics in the College of Agriculture. ****
1936 - *PhD in Accountancy established. ****
1937 - *The first Advisory Committee appointed, composed of 100 business persons. Fore-runner of today's BAC. ****
1938 - *Master in Business Administration established (degree granted through the Graduate College).
*BS in Marketing established. ****
1942 - *Commerce Placement Bureau established. ****
1943 - *Bureau of Business Research renamed Bureau of Economic and Business Research. ****
1946 - *New Commerce building renamed David Kinley Hall to honor the founder of the college and president of the university. ****
1948 - *MS in Marketing and Management, respectively substituted for MS in BB&O. ****
1949 - *Illinois Marketing Symposium established (the Paul D. Converse Award). ****
1950 - *PhD. in Business established. ****
1952 - *Graduate School of Business formed but disbanded two years later. ****
1953 - *Concentrations in BO&O given department status: accountancy, business education, business law, marketing, and management. ****
1957 - *The Hollander Collection purchased. This became the core of the outstanding economics collection in the Rare Books Library.
* Some economics faculty split from the department to form a Department of Finance. Paul Van Arsdell, head.
*Executive Development Programs established. ****
1958 - *Approval of the Master in Accounting Science degree. ****
1959 - *Graduate School of Business reestablished, as part of the Graduate School.
1960 - *PhD in Marketing established.****
1962 - *Center for International Education and Research in Accountancy (CIERA) established. ****
1963 - *The Departments of Business Law and Management formed into the Department of Industrial Administration. ****
1964 - *Commerce West opened. ****
1968 - *Business Advisory Council founded.
*Department of Business Administration formed from Industrial Administration, Marketing, and the Graduate School of Business.
*Business Education transferred to the College of Education. ****
1973 - *Master's degree programs in commerce, marketing, and industrial administration combined into one degree, a Master of Science in Business Administration. ****
1974 - *Doctoral programs in business administration, business philosophy, and marketing combined into the Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration.****
1975 - *Scholars program (CIERA) established. ****
1976 - *Executive MBA Program established. ****
1977 - *First International executive programs offered (PEATA). ****
1985 - *Office for Information Management established with original grant from IBM. ****
1992 - *Project Discovery-Phase 1.
*UI/U Warsaw Joint MBA Program established. ****
1995 - *Revised MBA Program introduced.
*Technology & Management, a joint program in Commerce and Engineering, initiated. ****
1996 - *Joint MBA-type program established in Athens, Greece. ****
1997 - *Project Discovery becomes the accounting curriculum for all UI accountancy majors. ****
1998 - *Concentration in International Business established.