Date Added: Sep 2010
In this paper, the evolution, content, trends and perspective of commodity science as a predecessor of quality management sciences and as an education subject are analyzed. The new models of the interface of commodity science with other disciplines, of the coverage of contemporary quality sciences and of quality management development stages are presented. Also, analyzed are the aspects of quality experts' and quality managers' formation at Lithuanian universities, business schools and colleges. The paper was written using scientific, normative and legal literature, systemizing the good practices of Western universities, commodity and quality related international organizations and the results of author's systematic researches of commodities and services quality problems.