Happy Birthday, BBA! (And Many More)

G-Hall.1912.Business-Training-Classes-1024x554It all began in 1912, with 45 students studying accounting and statistics in temporary, pine shack buildings. By 1916, the number of business students had more than doubled – to 115 out of the University’s total of 2,600 university students – and the Board of Regents made the BBA program official. Last year, 6,968 applicants vied for one of McCombs’ 948 freshmen seats. We expect to bring in a record number of new business majors for our centennial 2016-17 class.

We’re celebrating our centennial all year long, and we want you to be a big part of it! Share your stories on our new BBA 100 website and stay tuned to this page for more great moments, past and present, with your Texas BBA. Want to know more about our history? Read the story in Poets & Quants.

Other things that happened a hundred years ago:

  • BMW was founded in Germany, to the delight of future MBAs everywhere.
  • In Seattle, William Boeing incorporated Pacific Aero Products (later renamed Boeing).
  • The U. S. trademark for Pepsi was filed.
  • Georgia Tech’s football team beat Cumberland College 222-0.

And, most importantly:

  • In 1916, Bevo made his first public appearance at the halftime of the Thanksgiving Day football game between Texas and the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas (later Texas A&M University), a game in which Texas defeated the Aggies 21–7.

Hook ‘Em!

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