“The oldest and remotest nations are looking here for light."
Those are the words from the inaugural address of Daniel Coit Gilman, Hopkins' first president. Bold then. And true now. More than 130 years ago he called for a fledgling university to reach for “a better state of society than now exists…less suffering in the hospital, less fraud in business, less folly in politics.”
Today, the Carey Business School is answering that call.
Business at Hopkins—an audacious beginning
In 1916, Hopkins added business and engineering courses to a separate division of the university offering classes to part-time students. Energetic individuals such as Gantt fostered the growth of the new field of business administration and the concept of "working smarter" to enhance efficiency and profits. Following World War II, the Hopkins program produced more CPAs than any other school in Maryland.
Evolving to meet the needs of business and society
In 1991, the school developed new programs to address a business landscape undergoing unprecedented transformations thanks to technological innovation, emerging economies, and escalating politics. Hopkins added the Master of Science in Business as well as Master of Science programs in Real Estate, Organization Development and Human Resources, Information and Telecommunication Systems for Business, Marketing, and Finance.
Major changes in the late 1990s included the creation of a Master of Business Administration degree and the collaboration with other Hopkins schools to offer Master’s/MBA programs in Medical Services Management, Biotechnology, Nursing, and Public Health.