Nelson, J. H. (Professor of business)||Casebier, Eleanor
M.S. (Master of Science)
Department of Business Education
Business education--Research; Dissertations; Academic; Report writing
The graduate program at Northern Illinois University is relatively new. The first graduate students were enrolled during the school year of 1951-1952, and the first master's degrees were awarded in June, 1952, The first M. S. in Education degree with a major in Business Education was awarded in August, 1954, Since that time, through the June Commencement of 1959, nineteen others have received master's degrees in Business Education at Northern Illinois University, In 1958 the University instituted the degree of Master of Science in Business Administration.1 During this time in which the master's degree program has been growing, the candidates for degrees have had for their guidance in thesis writing a mimeographed leaflet of "Directions for the Writing of the Master's Qualifying Paper" furnished by the Office of the Graduate School. This leaflet has proved helpful and has served to provide a uniform general style for all theses written as qualifying papers for the master's degree at Northern Illinois University. Since such a leaflet could not possibly be complete, advisers and candidates have found it necessary to follow the suggestion in the leaflet to "consult the instructions in a standard reference on style" for situations which are not covered in the leaflet. Determining what is "standard reference of style" is sometimes difficult, It was at this point that the problem for this paper began to develop. 1. This information was obtained through the Office of the Graduate School of Northern Illinois University with the help of Dr. J. Robert Hainds.
Gould, Charlotte Darnell, "A proposed manual of style for thesis writing in business at Northern Illinois University" (1959). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 497.
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