Business trends come and go, but one component of business education has been a constant at Washington University since 1917. On-the-job experience has been a hallmark of every student’s time at the business school since its founding.
How Washington University helped restore South Korean business education from the ravages of war and contributed to the nation’s economic rise.
In 1988 William E. Simon, president of the John M. Olin Foundation, and Chancellor William H. Danforth announced a grant of $15 million from the foundation to Washington University to name the John M. Olin School of Business. At the time, it was the largest grant ever made by the John M. Olin Foundation, and honors the memory of a famous business leader and philanthropist, John Merrill Olin.
For more than three decades, the Century Club speaker series has brought business leaders to the school to share their insights and knowledge with the Olin community.
In the mid 1960s, when civil rights protests were growing and calls for radical social change permeated all walks of life, Sterling H. Schoen, a professor at WashU’s business school, realized through his research that Fortune 500 companies employed no African Americans in management. Schoen, an expert in labor relations, wanted to open the doors to business education and corporate career tracks for underrepresented min...
Celebrating a century in business
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