Introduction

School awards first B.S. degree to Ulderico Cornelio, of Milan, Italy.

School awards first B.S. degree to Ulderico Cornelio, of Milan, Italy.

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School awards first B.S. degree to Ulderico Cornelio, of Milan, Italy.

Portrait of Cornelio Ulderico

Even during these early years, the School offered a broad range of four-year programs leading to a baccalaureate degree, as well as two-year certificate programs. The four-year programs included general businesses, secretarial science, journalism, and commercial teaching. The two-year programs included general business, secretarial science, and journalism.

Students pursuing the B.S. degree in general business were required to satisfy liberal arts requirements in English, mathematics, logic, natural science, economic history, psychology, public speaking, foreign language, hygiene and gymnasium. Their business requirements included accounting, corporation finance, organization and management, money and banking, business law, business forms, and business correspondence.

Students flocked to the new programs in numbers exceeding all expectations. Three hundred and fifty men and women registered in the fall of 1919, 790 in the spring of 1920. The School awarded its first B.S. degree during this time to Ulderico Cornelio ’20, of Milan, Italy.

Bill Conallen