TECHNICAL NOTE ON SAMPLES OF SCHOOLS
THE descriptions of curricula presented in Chapters 8, 9, 10, and 11 are based upon detailed analysis of the business curricula of approximately 125 institutions conferring earned degrees in business. In each case use was made of the 1955-1956 or 1956-1957 catalogues and bulletins of the included institutions. In many instances, additional information (from the authors' visits to the institutions, the Carnegie Corporation Survey of Business Education work sheets, and reports supplied directly by the institutions concerned) was used to supplement descriptions in the catalogues.
The 592 institutions conferring earned degrees in business in 1955- 1956 through schools and departments can be classified as follows:
|School of Business--member of AACSB||80||(7 graduate schools)|
|School of Business--not member of AACSB||79|
|Department of Business||435|
(The total number of schools differs from the 157 presented in Table 3 in that here the business schools on the Berkeley and Los Angeles campuses of the University of California and the undergraduate and graduate schools at New York University are each counted separately.) Representative samples were selected from each of these three classes of institutions.
One or the other (or both) of the authors visited thirty-seven undergraduate schools which were members of the AACSB in 1955-1956.1 These thirty-seven institutions constituted the first sample. These institutions were selected as follows. All AACSB member institutions were carefully stratified by size, location, type of control (public, private, and Roman Catholic), and type of business program. We then selected thirty-seven undergraduate business schools which we felt best represented all characteristics and strata, with the qualification that several substitutions____________________