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University of Denver. College of Business Administration



The University of Denver College of Business Administration is the eighth oldest collegiate school of business in the United States, and has been accredited since 1923. Began as Business college in 1881. Became Business administration in 1908 and then Commerce Acounts and Finance in 1946. Also added Hotel FRestaurant Management in 1946 and gave out first MBA degree. Added Graduate School of Business and Public Management in 1977. In 1974, Dr. Firmin becomes Dean of the College of Business. In 1994, The College of Business Administration becomes the Daniels College of Business.

Breck, A.D. (1996). From the rockies to the world (pg.223).


School of Commerce, Accounts and Finance becomes College of Business in 1946.


Minutes of Faculty Meetings, School of Commerce, April 29, 1946: College of Bus. Ad. May 13, 1946; Chancellors Report, Feb 15, 1946 - Sept. 1, 1947, pg 14.

Found in 37 Collections and/or Records:

Box 88, 1936-1962

 File — Box U011.0088: [Barcode: U186018609290]
Identifier: U011.0088

Business Administration Bulletins

Dates: 1936-1962

Box 89: Bulletins, 1963-

 File — Box U011.0089: [Barcode: U186018609305]
Identifier: U011.0089

Business Administration Bulletins 1963 on

Dates: 1963-

Business and Financial Affairs

Identifier: U113

Administration-Business and Financial Affairs

Dates: Other: 1980-2010

The Denver Clarion, vol. 32, issue 10, 1955 October 28

Identifier: clarion_v032i10_19551028

Possible new Bizad Union. Homecoming schedule listed. Bookstore move vetoed by Board of Governors. A Pumpkin and a Princess – Image showing Ann Throgrim posing with a pumpkin. Combo to play for school show. Denver Symphony to perform with Choir in Daniel Moe’s “The Coventry Nativity". Polls open for class elections on October 28, 1955.

Dates: 1955 October 28

The Denver Clarion, vol. 32, issue 18, 1955 November 29

Identifier: clarion_v032i18_19551129

Cowbabies Protest – Wyoming Rooters say “we wuz robbed” – University of Wyoming Football team lost to the University of Denver Pioneers. Christmas at Bizad. Bizad 550 Veterans. P.J.’ers Parade on Turkey Eve. Union Ruling – The Student Union Board of Governors ruled that they would no longer loan chairs to various campus organizations. Groups Protest – DE “Not Involved” in Hotel Controversy, states Alter. Engineers to hold election.

Dates: 1955 November 29

The Denver Clarion, vol. 33, issue 23, 1957 January 15

Identifier: clarion_v033i23_19570115

United Fund Drive Plans for Kick-Off. Brazilian Folk Singer. Inter-hall Dance Has Varied Entertainment. Bizad College Publishes New Magazine. Record Dance Held Sunday. KVDU Roving Reporter Series Tuesday. Student Senate.

Dates: 1957 January 15

The Denver Clarion, vol. 33, issue 37, 1957 March 5

Identifier: clarion_v033i37_19570305

Greeks Hold Annual Fete – Hilltoppers Feature of Friday Dance Night. Denver’s Business School to Host National Consumer Credit Conference This Month. Senators, Officers Back United Fund Make-Up Drive. It’s the Law – Consolidation of the Westminster Law School and DU’s School of Law.

Dates: 1957 March 5

The Denver Clarion, vol. 33, issue 38, 1957 March 8

Identifier: clarion_v033i38_19570308

DU’ers Celebrate Founding at Dinner. Founder’s Day Speaker – Dr. Arthur Flemming. DU to Begin Dorm Key Program for All Senior Women. Two Bizad Students Find Winning Clarion Contest Pic in 55 Minutes – Phoenix Bound.

Dates: 1957 March 8

The Denver Clarion, vol. 35, issue 55, 1959 May 22

Identifier: clarion_v035i55_19590522

Senate Voids Bizad Election in Heated Public Meeting – 100 Persons Watch as Elections Voted Invalid. Being a Leader Serafin’s Subject at Leader Confab. New Election Rules and Candidates in New Voting.

Dates: 1959 May 22

The Denver Clarion, vol. 35, issue 56, 1959 May 26

Identifier: clarion_v035i56_19590526

Leaders Discuss “Are Colleges Playgrounds”. Progress Theme Selected for 1959 DU Homecoming. New AUSA Election Rules. Bizad and Class Officers to be RE-elected May 29. Applications for AWS Big Sisters Due.

Dates: 1959 May 26