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Published by: Harvard Business Publishing
Originally published in: 2005
Version: 21 July 2005
Length: 22 pages
Data source: Published sources

Abstract

Since its founding in 1908, Harvard Business School's (HBS) mission has been to perform a much-needed service for American society by turning business management into a profession. One of the most important factors in the founding of HBS and the nation's other new business schools was the demand for managers created by the rise of the modern business corporation in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Additionally, business careers were becoming increasingly attractive in the years just after the turn of the century to young men who would have previously entered on of the older, more traditional professions: law, medicine, education, and the ministry. The process of formulating 'business principles' that would put the study of management on a scientific basis was a crucial part of what the founders had set out to achieve in creating the HBS curriculum and building a faculty. By discovering business principles, HBS would also help lay the foundation of the new profession of business. The HBS founders also believed there was another dimension to professionalism in business - one that involved not just the expertise that students acquired but also the attitudes they held and their contribution to society.
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Abstract

Since its founding in 1908, Harvard Business School's (HBS) mission has been to perform a much-needed service for American society by turning business management into a profession. One of the most important factors in the founding of HBS and the nation's other new business schools was the demand for managers created by the rise of the modern business corporation in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Additionally, business careers were becoming increasingly attractive in the years just after the turn of the century to young men who would have previously entered on of the older, more traditional professions: law, medicine, education, and the ministry. The process of formulating 'business principles' that would put the study of management on a scientific basis was a crucial part of what the founders had set out to achieve in creating the HBS curriculum and building a faculty. By discovering business principles, HBS would also help lay the foundation of the new profession of business. The HBS founders also believed there was another dimension to professionalism in business - one that involved not just the expertise that students acquired but also the attitudes they held and their contribution to society.

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1908-1927

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