Department of Business Administration Records
Scope and Contents
This collection contains the official records that reflect the functions and activities of the Department of Business Administration of the Joseph M. Bryan School of Business from 1972 to 2006. These records contain materials related to faculty meetings, annual reports, and other general topics including a report on graduate students. The files primarily include correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes, emails, and reports.
- 1972 - 2006
- Department of Business Administration (Organization)
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Collection is open for research.
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Biographical or Historical Information
The Department of Business Administration of the Joseph M. Bryan School of Business and Economics was established in 1963 under the name Department of Economics and Business Administration. In 1972 the two departments split into the Department of Business Administration and Management and the Department of Economics. The following year saw another name change as the Department of Business Administration and Management became known simply as the Department of Business Administration.
In 1976 Joseph E. Johnson was appointed head of the Department of Business Administration.
The Master of Science in Business Administration was formally approved in 1970. In 1976, the name of the degree changed to Master of Business Administration. This title change brought the degree designation in line with those of similar programs at other American universities.
In 1978, the department became the Department of Business Administration and Accounting. However, this lasted only one year as the Department of Accounting became its own entity in 1979.
In 1980, the Department of Business Administration moved from its previous location in the Curry Building to the newly constructed School of Business and Economics building, which is currently known as the Bryan Building. This move permitted the Department to be housed adequately for the first time in both office and classroom facilities.
During the 1979-1980 year, two professional student organizations were formed within the department: the Risk and Insurance Society and the business professional fraternity Delta Sigma Pi.
In 1980, William L. Tullar was named acting head of the Department of Business Administration during the spring semester, while Joseph E. Johnson was on leave.
In 1981, an MBA Association was organized at UNCG. Its principle objective was to provide a better interface between executives already in the business community and students in the Business Administration program. In 1984, Terry W. Mullins was appointed acting head of the Department of Business Administration.
After 1985 the Department of Business Administration was divided into two new departments: the Department of Management and the Department of Finance. In 1995, the Department of Business Administration was re-established by the merger of the Department of Finance, the Division of Business and Marketing Teacher Education, and the Department of Management and Marketing. Benton E. Miles was appointed head of the unified department.
In 2002, Daniel Winkler was appointed as Department Head. He served until 2006, when Steve Lucas took over the position.
2.71 Linear Feet (8 boxes)
Language of Materials
The Department of Business Administration of the Joseph M. Bryan School of Business and Economics was founded in 1963. It is responsible for the University's undergraduate and graduate curricula in business administration.
The records of the Department of Business Administration contains correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes, and annual reports that document the activities of the Department of Business Administration from 1972 to 2006.
The arrangement scheme for this collection was imposed during processing in the absence of a useable original order. This collection is arranged into five series, with each series arranged alphabetically. Within each folder, documents are arranged in chronological order. Series 1: Annual Reports, 1976-2002. Series 2: Memoranda, 1981-1995. Series 3: Faculty Meetings, 1980-2006. Series 4: General Files, 1972-1973.
Method of Acquisition
Transferred from the Department of Business Administration of the Joseph M. Bryan School of Business and Economics annually.
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Processed by Sean Mulligan, July, 2009
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