The MBAdvantage: Diversity Outreach Benchmarking Report delivers an innovative framework for evaluating graduate business schools on their diversity recruitment practices. The report provides individual assessments of more than 50 top MBA programs as well as overall findings and recommendations for strengthening diversity outreach efforts.
In aggregate, the top business schools have solid diversity web presence. They should (a) more consistently highlight their diversity outreach efforts (b) showcase their guiding principles on diversity, and (c) be transparent in reporting minority student recruitment results.
Business schools that had at least one diversity-related page on their websites significantly outperformed those that did not in all categories of the Framework, including Diversity Recruitment Results. 80.4% of schools assessed had at least one diversity page.
Women are drastically under-represented on the top business schools’ advisory/ governing boards, on average, accounting for less than 15%. 20% of the schools assessed had less than 10% women on their advisory boards, while only one school had more than 30% women.
TOP MBA PROGRAMS
Arizona State University (Carey)
Babson College (Olin)
Boston College (Carroll)
Brigham Young University (Marriott)
Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper)
College of William & Mary (Mason)
Cornell University (Johnson)
Dartmouth College (Tuck)
Duke University (Fuqua)
Emory University (Goizueta)
George Washington University
Georgetown University (McDonough)
Georgia Institute of Technology (Scheller)
Indiana University (Kelley)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan)
Michigan State University (Broad)
New York University (Stern)
Northwestern University (Kellogg)
Ohio State University (Fisher)
Penn State University (Smeal)
Purdue University (Krannert)
Rice University (Jones)
Southern Methodist University (Cox)
Texas A&M University (Mays)
Thunderbird School of Global Management
University of California-Berkeley (Haas)
University of California-Davis
University of California-Irvine (Merage)
University of California-Los Angeles (Anderson)
University of Chicago (Booth)
University of Georgia (Terry)
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
University of Iowa (Tippie)
University of Maryland (Smith)
University of Michigan (Ross)
University of Minnesota (Carlson)
University of North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler)
University of Notre Dame (Mendoza)
University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)
University of Pittsburgh (Katz)
University of Rochester (Simon)
University of South Carolina (Moore)
University of Southern California (Marshall)
University of Texas at Austin (McCombs)
University of Virginia (Darden)
University of Washington (Foster)
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Vanderbilt University (Owen)
Wake Forest University (Babcock)
Washington University in St. Louis (Olin)
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