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Finding Aid for the Graduate School of Management. Administrative files of Robert Tannenbaum, Professor of the Development of Human Systems. 1954-1975.
University Archives Record Series 68  
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Record Series 68 contains the administrative files of Robert Tannenbaum, Professor of the Development of Human Systems. Files regard the UCLA Graduate School of Management (GSM) dean selection, faculty evaluation and review, and planning activities for new GSM programs and facilities. Materials include committee files, planning reports, and evaluations.
The College of Business Administration at UCLA was founded in 1935, offering just six major fields for the BS degree, and accounting and office management dominated the program. In 1939 it was authorized to institute a MBA program and the first 27 graduate students in business entered the university. The curriculum de-emphasized functional specialization, legitimized research, and raised student qualifications. In 1950 the College was renamed the School of Business Administration. A doctoral program was initiated in 1953 and in 1955 the graduate programs were used to form a graduate school of business separate from the undergraduate school, named the Graduate School of Business Administration. Special agencies were then added to the graduate school among them Western Data Processing Center (1956) and the Western Management Science Institute (1960). In 1961, a Master of Science degree was added to the graduate school's curriculum, the school library was established, and the school moved to a new building on Hilgard Avenue. Before the end of the 1960's the undergraduate school and its BS degree in Business Administration were phased out leaving the Graduate school of Business Administration as the only source of business education on the UCLA campus. In 1971 it was renamed the Graduate School of Management. A 15 million dollar donation by John E. Anderson allowed the construction of the new Management Education complex, which opened in 1995. The present name of John E. Anderson Graduate School of Management was bestowed on the school in 1987.
0.4 linear ft. (1 box)
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