College History


1950The Business/Economics major first appeared in a course catalog
1976The undergraduate major in Business Administration was established
1980The Master of Business Administration degree was approved
1983An undergraduate degree in accounting was approved, the department moved into Putnam Hall
1987The College of  Business Administration was formed with John Scheibelhut as dean
1988The Management Information Systems (MIS) degree was approved
1993Harriette McCaul was appointed to a three-year term as dean (January)
1994The College was awarded candidacy status for accreditation by AACSB
1996Joseph Walka named dean
1999Jay A. Leitch named dean
2000College earns AACSB accreditation (December); College departments formed:Accounting and Management Information Systems & Management, Marketing & Finance
2002Drawings of proposed new building are unveiled; Beta Gamma Sigma chapter established
2003Cuba: College's first international study trip
2005Ronald D. Johnson named Dean
2006College renamed: College of Business (CoB); Student Management Investment Fund is founded; Western Europe spring break trip begins
2007President announces College to move to refurbished Pioneer Building on 10th St. N; Construction on Richard H. Barry Hall begins (July)
2008Center for Global Initiatives established; new majors Management, Marketing, and Finance are added
2009Students, faculty, and staff move into Richard H. Barry Hall (August); Departments are renamed:  Accounting, Finance, and Information Systems, and Management and Marketing; Graduate program established: Master in Accountancy (MAcc); First study trip to China; European Semester established in Center for Global Initiatives
2010Innovation Week begins in partnership with the NDSU Research & Technology Park (January); Global Business Week begins in partnership with the ND Trade Office (March)
2013Center for Professional Selling and Sales Technology established
2015Study trip to Dubai added (spring break and winter); Second major in Global Business added
2016Scott Beaulier named Dean
2017Transportation and Logistics becomes a department. Faculty move from UGPTI.
2018Entrepreneurship minor and certificate offered.
2018MBA, graduate certificates become available
2018Center for Enterprise Business Analytics established
2018Departments renamed - Accounting & Information Systems, Management & Marketing, and Transportation, Logistics, & Finance