George Vrechek, MBA '68
Times were different then.
In the mid-60s, the BBA program had limited enrollment; it only took one more year to get an MBA if you had a Michigan BBA. My best recollection is that there were two women in the BBA program. Two.
We listened intently to Professor Dixon, after all he wrote the book. We also got to hear occasionally from Professor Paton and connected with a Michigan of 40 years earlier. I admired how he rebelled against current accounting conventions. There is no such thing as treasury stock! Sure, go ahead and adjust prior year earnings. Do it right! We may have been a little light actually on what the Accounting Principles Board wanted us to do, but we knew what Paton and Dixon would do. Professor Dave Lewis had a popular class on business history, and he tried to keep those of us on the Monroe Street Journal out of trouble.
Companies clamored to interview students. You likely needed a suit and a hat for that first job. However, Viet Nam dominated all planning, and we started to rebel against authority, any kind of authority. You were leaving college in the prime of life with your pick of a good job, but with the certainty of being involved in some way in an extremely unpopular war.