NYU'S Stern School of Business: A Centennial Retrospective

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Overview

American business schools from their inception in the 1880's, have grown dramatically both in quality and in numbers. Regarded as late as the 1950's as essentially vocational schools whose role in academia was still to be resolved, they are now among the most respected professional schools in the university community. In recent decades, this increase in prestige has been matched by the growth of both Bachelor's and MBA programs.

The forces and events shaping this dramatic rise in importance have been recounted by Dean Emeritus of New York University's Stern School of Business, Abraham L. Gitlow. He brings his 45 years of experience as a faculty member at the Stern School to bear as he analyzes the educational and philosophical issues and tensions that marked the history of the school, and of American higher education in general, in the twentieth century.

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Editorial Reviews

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Every once in a while I relish the privilege of reading something interesting, well written, and truly informative, like NYU's Stern School of Business. . . . [It represents] a remarkable amount of research and is organized in a most readable style. The interspersion of personal wit and humor adds an informality to what could be a very dry subject."

-William F. May,Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc and Former Dean, NYU Graduate School of Business

"An outstanding assessment of higher education, and also a detailed and accurate account of the Stern School of Business."

-John D. Guilfoil,Associate Dean, Stern School of Business

Booknews
Almost a centennial. What is now the Stern School began in 1900 as training for people entering the New York financial markets, but like all good marketers, Gitlow anticipates the event. He provides an institutional history of the undergraduate school through the 1980s and the graduate school 1960-90, examines external evaluations and accreditation, student life, the alumni, and the school's outlook. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814730775
  • Publisher: New York University Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/1995
  • Pages: 324

Meet the Author

Abraham L. Gitlow is Dean Emeritus and Professor of Economics Emeritus of New York University's Stern School of Business.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Foreword
Preface
1 The Undergraduate School: Shaping the Culture 1
2 The Undergraduate School: Transforming Trends in the First Half-Century 21
3 The Undergraduate School: The Traumatic Fifties and Sixties 39
4 The Undergraduate College: Resurgence in the Seventies and Eighties 73
5 The Graduate School: Breaking Free and Broad Trends 107
6 The Graduate School, 1960-1990: Three Transforming Decades 129
7 The Stern School: Union at the Square 164
8 Institutes and Centers 180
9 External Evaluation and Accreditation 199
10 Student Life 222
11 The Alumni 255
12 The Outlook 270
Notes 289
Subject Index 299
Name Index 305
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