The establishment of the Department of Management Research
In 1971, Handelshøjskolen establishes the Department of Management Research
After years of discussions and preparations, Handelshøjskolen establishes the Department of Management Research, of which the main task is to undertake research in the field of management and, inspired by American MBA programmes, to experiment with education and courses for managers.
The department is financed by a donation of DKK 1.5 million from the Danish Society for the Advancement of Business Education until it becomes fully integrated in Handelshøjskolen in 1975 and loses its department status. It is, however, the first initiative leading to today’s strong focus on management research and education and to the development of Handelshøjskolen’s MBA programmes.