Then & Now: Heider College of Business Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Then & Now: Heider College of Business Celebrates 100th Anniversary

2020 is a year of distinction for the Heider College of Business, as the college marks its 100th anniversary.

“Like all milestones, this is a time to reflect on the past and anticipate the future,” says Heider Dean Anthony Hendrickson, PhD. “The vision of those who have come before has made the Heider College of Business the top-ranked business school it is today. This year, we celebrate this history.”

Creighton’s College of Commerce, Accounts and Finance opened in 1920 with nearly 80 students. Only evening classes were offered at first, and the faculty members were Omaha business professionals. Today, the Heider College of Business is Creighton’s first named college, with record enrollment, eight undergraduate majors and 16 specialization tracks, seven graduate business degrees, and faculty possessing both advanced degrees and industry experience.

In the upcoming months, the college will celebrate its century of education, scholarship and service through special events and the publishing of a commemorative book. The college also has launched a #Heider100 website (business.creighton.edu/heider100), where visitors can find a timeline of significant accomplishments. More information on each decade will be updated monthly.