News Column

Top 10 Business Schools for Hispanics

Sep 5 2000 2:45PM

September 2000

University of Rochester
William Simon Graduate School of Business Administration

304 Schlegel Hall, Box 270107
Rochester, NY 14627
(716) 275-3533
Fax: (716) 271-3907

Total graduate enrollment: 532
Hispanic graduate enrollment: 63
Percent Hispanic graduate enrollment: 12%
Total MBA degrees earned: 231
MBA degrees earned by Hispanics: 40
Percent of MBA degrees earned by Hispanics: 17%

“The Simon School supports and participates in the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, which aids us in recruiting Hispanics to receive merit-based fellowships for our MBA programs,” a school official has stated. This program awards full-tuition scholarships. The William Simon School also works with the Minority Business Student Association (MBSA) to attract highly qualified Hispanic students. Once in the program, students have access to MBSA’s support services, providing leadership and professional expertise, and to the school’s Latin America Student Organization. The Simon School was one of the first top MBA schools to recruit in Latin America.

University of California at Berkeley
Haas School of Business

440 Student Services #1902
Berkeley, CA 94720-1902
(510) 642-1405
Fax: (510) 643-6659

Total graduate enrollment: 467
Hispanic graduate enrollment: 67
Percent Hispanic graduate enrollment: 14%
Total MBA degrees earned: 249
MBA degrees earned by Hispanics: 24
Percent of MBA degrees earned by Hispanics: 10%

“Haas is one of the 12 member schools of the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, which has been our primary vehicle for recruiting Hispanic MBA students,” says David Downes, director of the Haas School of Business MBA program. “In addition, we are fortunate that California has a large Hispanic population and we have fairly easy access to a large pool. We work with our Hispanic alumni and current students to encourage applications to Haas and to recruit those whom we admit.”

University of Texas at Austin
McCombs School of Business

Austin, TX 78712-1172
(512) 471-7612
(512) 471-4243

Total graduate enrollment: 741
Hispanic graduate enrollment: 111
Percent Hispanic graduate enrollment: 15%
Total MBA degrees earned: 516
MBA degrees earned by Hispanics: 86
Percent of MBA degrees earned by Hispanics: 17%

The Texas MBA program at the McCombs School of Business provides Hispanic students with a variety of opportunities to pursue their personal and professional goals. Specific organizations of interest to Hispanic students are the Mexican Business Networking Association, the Brazilian Graduate Business Association, and the Hispanic Graduate Business Association. “Our Hispanic population (about 13 percent of our total class) includes both domestic students and international students from many Latin American countries,” explains Director Ellisa Ellis. “Our partnerships with other universities all over Latin America also help to fuel our diverse culture.”

Stanford University
Business School

518 Memorial Way
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-5015
(650) 723-2766
(650) 725-7831

Total graduate enrollment: 731
Hispanic graduate enrollment: 47
Percent Hispanic graduate enrollment: 6%
Total MBA degrees earned: 352
MBA degrees earned by Hispanics: 24
Percent of MBA degrees earned by Hispanics: 7%

Dean Robert L. Joss describes Stanford Business School as having a welcoming environment for
Hispanic students and a commitment to diversity in the student body. Support organizations include an active Business Students Association for Hispanic students. Annual recognitions at Stanford, such as the Jerry I. Porras Award for Latino Leadership, honoring distinguished alumni, foster support for Hispanic students. The award dinner is held on admit weekend to help new students build community among current and other new students as well as Hispanic alumni. “Stanford’s efforts to attract Hispanic students include active recruiting around the country. Our financial aid resources are generous for Hispanic students who have financial need. Stanford Business School prides itself on a talented and active Hispanic community,” states the Dean.

University of California at Los Angeles
The Anderson School

110 Westwood Plaza, Suite B201
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1481
(310) 825-6944
Fax: (310) 825-8582

Total graduate enrollment: 656
Hispanic graduate enrollment: 58
Percent Hispanic graduate enrollment: 9%
Total MBA degrees earned: 315
MBA degrees earned by Hispanics: 25
Percent of MBA degrees earned by Hispanics: 8%

“The Anderson School was recently honored for its significant contributions to increase the awareness and opportunities of getting an MBA within the Hispanic community,” says Dean Bruce Willison. “Despite the end of affirmative action on UC campuses, Anderson has remained committed to promoting diversity through such successful initiatives as the Riordan Programs, LEARN, Destination MBA, and MBA Forums. Active organizations such as the 21-year-old Latino Management Student Association and its alumni counterpart provide continuous support and networking opportunities to Anderson’s Hispanic community.”

University of Southern California
Marshall School of Business

Popovich Hall – Room 308
Los Angeles, CA 90089-2633
(213) 740-7846
Fax: (213) 740-5432

Total graduate enrollment: 1250
Hispanic graduate enrollment: 87
Percent Hispanic graduate enrollment: 7%
Total MBA degrees earned: 637
MBA degrees earned by Hispanics: 43
Percent of MBA degrees earned by Hispanics: 7%

USC works with the Consortium of Graduate Study in Management to recruit minority students for its graduate programs and has an active Graduate Latin Business Leaders organization on campus. USC also recruits minority students to join the Ph.D. program and encourages their recruitment as faculty members. “We make an extensive effort to have a diverse faculty,” says Bert Steece, Deputy Dean of Academics, pointing out that diversity strengthens the faculty.

St. Mary’s University of San Antonio
School of Business and Administration

Graduate Admissions Office
One Camino Santa Maria
San Antonio, TX 78228
(210) 436-3101
Fax: (210) 431-2220

Total graduate enrollment: 176
Hispanic graduate enrollment: 63
Percent Hispanic graduate enrollment: 36%
Total MBA degrees earned: 637
MBA degrees earned by Hispanics: 43
Percent of MBA degrees earned by Hispanics: 7%

Acting Dean Suzanne N. Cory says of the School of Business and Administration MBA program, “We focus on faculty/student/business community interaction, giving our students an opportunity to get to know a number of Hispanics in the business community. Our MBA Association fosters this interaction by hosting informal mixers each semester. The sponsors for this program are members of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs.”

Georgetown University
McDonough School of Business

206 Old North Building
Washington, DC 20057-1147
(202) 687-3883
Fax: (202) 687-2017

Total graduate enrollment: 520
Hispanic graduate enrollment: 55
Percent Hispanic graduate enrollment: 11%
Total MBA degrees earned: 260
MBA degrees earned by Hispanics: 28
Percent of MBA degrees earned by Hispanics: 11%

At the McDonough School of Business, the Center for Minority Educational Affairs staff advisers provide academic counseling, while the Patrick F. Healy Fellows Program provides mentoring, career development, cultural enrichment, and financial assistance to minority students. A minority alumni panel each semester provides a forum for alumni to discuss career opportunities with students. Additional programs established in 1996 include a Diversity Working Group that brings together campus leaders to address diversity issues; Spectrum, a program in which minority alumni serve as mentors to minority students; and a new pool of resources for the provost to assist in the recruitment of minority faculty. “Organizations such as the Interamerican Business Association are testimony to the strength and vitality of Hispanic student life at Georgetown McDonough’s MBA program,” says Dean Christopher P. Puto.

Carnegie Mellon University
Graduate School of Industrial Administration

149 Posner Hall/Schenley Park
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 268-2273
Fax: (412) 268-4209

Total graduate enrollment: 456
Hispanic graduate enrollment: 46
Percent Hispanic graduate enrollment: 10%
Total MBA degrees earned: 240
MBA degrees earned by Hispanics: 22
Percent of MBA degrees earned by Hispanics: 9%

Carnegie Mellon, the first business school in the United States to introduce courses in ethics and entrepreneurship, extends its leading-edge business philosophy to the issue of diversity. The school recognizes the importance of cultivating and enhancing the diversity of its faculty, staff, and student body. To recruit qualified Hispanic students, Carnegie Mellon’s Graduate School of Industrial Administration participates in the National Society of Hispanic MBAs conference and offers several support groups on campus.

University of New Mexico
The Anderson Graduate School of Management

Albuquerque, NM 87131-1221
(505) 277-3147
Fax: (505) 277-9356

Total graduate enrollment: 441
Hispanic graduate enrollment: 78
Percent Hispanic graduate enrollment: 18%
Total MBA degrees earned: 118
MBA degrees earned by Hispanics: 15
Percent of MBA degrees earned by Hispanics: 13%

“It is very important for the Anderson Schools to attract and retain Hispanic graduate business students. We are proud of the University of New Mexico’s strong educational legacy for the richly diverse communities of the southwest,” says Loyola Chastain, MBA Program Manager. The Ford Motor Company is among the contributors to UNM programs, granting more than $1 million and providing scholarships specifically for both undergraduate and graduate students as well as actively recruiting graduates.

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Source: Hispanic Business magazine

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