Boston University Questrom School of Business marked its 100th anniversary in September 2013. Our proud history includes being one of the very first to admit women, and establishing an MBA in 1925. The school was an early founder of research institutes and one of the nation's very first to institute specific curricula addressing nonprofit and health care management. We created the Center for Team Learning and the first MS MBA, a high-tech dual-degree that merges technology with today's business needs. We taught entrepreneurial studies before it had a formal name. We pioneered the move from the operations- and financially-based management models of the past into the network-centric curriculum of contemporary times.
We see our centennial as a reason not to look back, but to look forward and continue to break ground. In a world that is increasingly smaller, we are continually evolving our curricula to address the emerging needs of the next few decades. Today, leaders need to be able to anticipate change, harness it, and make it work for their organizations. They need to be nimble and aware, open and proactive. They need to find ways to add value to their organizations, their communities, and the world.