Article examines diversity issues of MBA programs in business schools.
Wired PR News.com – Some companies have been pushing for more diversity in business schools to correlate with their diverse customer base. As expressed in an article by Dan Macsai in BusinessWeek Online, companies such as General Mills are urging for more diversity within business schools they recruit from.
One example provided is Indiana University’s Kelly School of Business, who has a combined enrollment percentage of African American and Hispanic students of five percent. Even the most well-known business schools are stated to have a largely underrepresented minority student population. The number of African American and Hispanic students who choose business as a major in graduate programs is now reported to be at a five year low at 29 percent.
Reasons provided for the lack of diversity include the loss of potential students who are more interested in law or medicine programs and rivalry among business schools as well as companies who recruit students as employees.