Brigham Young University. Dept. of Business Management (1958-1983)

In 1958 the Brigham Young University College of Commerce combined the departments of Marketing, Industrial Management, and Finance and Banking, into the Department of Business Management. The department allowed students the choice of emphasis in finance and banking, industrial management, and marketing. During its years of operation the following served as department chairmen: Clinton L. Oaks (1958-1960), Parley M. Pratt (1961-1963), Sterling D. Sessions (1964-1965), L. Brent Eagar (1966-1969), Ivan T. Call (1970-1979), H. Keith Hunt (1979-1981). In 1981-1982 the Institute of Business Management is established and the Department of Business Management is no longer listed as an area of instruction in the administrative section of the annual catalog.

Variant names

Brigham Young University. College of Commerce. Dept of Business Management

Brigham Young University. College of Business. Dept of Business Management


Established: 1958

Abolished: 1983

Location: Provo, Utah (1958-1983)


The Department of Business Management was responsible for the teaching of courses on the class of managerial accounting and control, personal finance, principles of salesmanship, industrial organization and management, commercial law, principles of marketing, financial administration, industrial purchasing, human relations in administration, general insurance, investments, corporation finance, real estate and urban land economics, advertising, retailing, wholesaling and industrial marketing, marketing research, problems in production- manufacturing processes, problems in production- manpower management, production control, personnel management, industrial quality control, management of production facilities, advanced production methods, industrial planning and forecasting, problems in marketing, executive lectures, industry analysis, problems in retail store management, problems in sales management, advanced problems in marketing research, life insurance, property and casualty insurance, real estate administration, management of financial institutions, investment management, modern corporate problems, problems in business management and the thesis for master's degree program.

Assets and Administrative Structure

The Department of Business Management was a department within the College of Commerce until 1959 and reported to the college dean. The College of Commerce was renamed the College of Business in 1959.

Associated Units

Superior unit: Brigham Young University. College of Commerce (1954-1959)

Superior unit: Brigham Young University. College of Business (1959-1983)

Earlier unit: Brigham Young University. Dept. of Finance and Banking (1958)

Earlier unit: Brigham Young University. Dept. of Marketing (1958)

Earlier unit: Brigham Young University. Dept. of Industrial Management (1958)

Later unit: Brigham Young University. Institute of Business Management (1983)

Associated Archival Materials

Reports, 1956-1960 (UA 85)


Brigham Young University Annual Catalog, 1958-1959: p. 193 (three departments of Finance and Banking, Industrial Management, and Marketing combined into Dept. of Business Management)

Brigham Young University, 1975: v. 4, p.494 (department chairs from 1952 to 1970)

Maintenance Information

Record ID: EAC-2009-00284

Creator: RSP