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Undergraduate and Professional Degrees Conferred by the University of Pennsylvania (1757-2003):
Wharton School

 

Degrees offered and awarded by the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School (1881-present) in chronological order:

 

Name of Degree

Abbreviation

Years in which the degree was awarded

Bachelor of Finance

B.F.

1884-1890 (Two bachelor degrees were awarded to Wharton students in 1883 but the Wharton-specific B.F. degree began in 1884)

Bachelor of Philosophy

Ph.B.

1885-1894

Bachelor of Science in Economics

B.S. in Econ.

1894-present

Master of Business Administration

M.B.A.

1922-present (from 1921-1932, the M.B.A. degree was considered to be a research degree and was awarded by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences)

Master of Governmental Administration

M.G.A.

1944-1978

Associate in Business Administration

A.B.A.

1955-present

Master of Science in Accounting

M.S.A.

1966-1980

Associate in Governmental Administration

A.G.A.

1968-1978

Master of Public Administration

M.P.A.

1972-1978

Bachelor of Business Administration

B.B.A.

1973-present