History

The School of Management continues the University of San Francisco’s long tradition of outstanding teaching, cutting edge research, and a dedication to social justice, to produce compassionate and productive leaders.

In 2009, a merger of the College of Professional Studies and the School of Business and Management created the School of Management, which offers a variety of degrees that encompass the for-profit, nonprofit and government sectors. Graduates are prepared for inclusive management careers that reflect the evolving intersection of these three sectors.

1855 The University of San Francisco opens as a one-room schoolhouse named St. Ignatius Academy

1924 The Business program launches as a four-year evening certificate.

1925 USF establishes the College of Commerce and Finance, which houses the new business program.

1945 The College of Commerce and Finance is renamed the College of Business Administration.

1953 The College of Business Administration is first accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), and remains accredited today.

1974 The College of Business Administration is headquartered in McLaren Center and renamed McLaren College of Business.

1981 AACSB accreditation is achieved for the MBA program

2004 The College of Business Administration is renamed the School of Business and Management and Malloy Hall on USF’s Hilltop campus near Golden Gate Park is dedicated as the new home for the University’s 2,135 undergraduate business students.

2009 The School of Business and Management merges with the College of Professional Studies and renamed the School of Business and Professional Studies.

2011 The School is renamed the School of Management to reflect the commitment to the preparation of graduates for leadership positions in all sectors.

2012 The School's Master of Public Administration program is first accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA), the foremost membership organization of graduate programs in public administration, public policy, public affairs, and public & nonprofit management in the US and around the world.

2013 USF President Stephen A. Privett, S.J., was named Most Admired CEO of the Year by the San Francisco Business Times, in the large nonprofit category for his commitment to innovation and dedication to the local community.

2013 USF Provost Jennifer Turpin is named by the SF Business Times to the list of the most influential women in the Bay Area for the third straight year.

2014 The School of Management appoints its first female dean, Elizabeth B. Davis, Ph.D.

Today The School of Management continues to provide undergraduate and graduate education grounded in ethical decision making, human dignity and integrity, open and disciplined inquiry, and a collaborative and enterprising spirit, to produce ethical and compassionate leaders.

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