UDC’s School of Business and Public Administration is a product of the history of the University. In 1968, the newly established Federal City College created a Division of Business to offer comprehensive programs leading to the Bachelor of Business Administration degree. The Division was structured to house six departments, with as many majors: accounting, business economics and finance, business education, computer science, management, and marketing.
Due to the popularity of the business programs, the Division of Business was changed in 1971 to become the College of Business and Public Management, with the mission to offer undergraduate and graduate programs in business and public administration. Dr. William Crump was appointed by the Board of Trustees as its founding dean.
The School of Business and Public Administration, as it is known today, resulted from the consolidation of DC Teachers’ College, the Washington Technical Institute, and Federal City College in 1977 into the single, comprehensive land-grant university that is now the University of the District of Columbia (UDC). Since its founding, UDC’s School of Business and Public Administration has engaged in continuous improvement by revamping and strengthening its programs and processes and introducing new courses in leadership, business ethics, entrepreneurship, nonprofit organizational management, and other relevant subjects. We are making strides in the classroom, in research, and in community-based learning.