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Top 10 MBA Schools for Hispanics 2006

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1. Stanford University Graduate School of Business
518 Memorial Way
Stanford, CA 94305
(650) 723-2766
Fax: (650) 725-7831
http://www.gsb.stanford.edu

Total graduate enrollment - 748
Hispanic graduate enrollment - 99
Percent Hispanic graduate enrollment - 13%
Total MBA degrees earned - 373
MBA degrees earned by Hispanics - 52
Percent of MBA degrees earned by Hispanics - 14%

The Stanford Graduate School of Business offers a variety of programs for students of all ethnic backgrounds. Last year, the school established a new Hispanic alumni advisory board for the HBSA to provide leadership, continuity, mentoring, and networking. Two years ago, the Business School Alumni Association introduced a Stanford GSB Hispanic directory, which allows Hispanic alumni to network professionally. Through the Charles P. Bonini Partnership for Diversity Fellowship program, students selected as Bonini fellows are placed in a nine- to 12-month internship with a participating corporate partner and are paid a competitive salary plus standard benefits and receive a full-tuition grant for two years at Stanford Business School. In terms of career placement, the school is represented by staff and students at the National Society of Hispanic MBA annual conference.

2. University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business
5430 Student Services Building
Berkeley, CA 94720
(510) 642-1405
Fax: (510) 643-6659
http://www.haas.berkeley.edu

Total graduate enrollment - 489
Hispanic graduate enrollment - 46
Percent Hispanic graduate enrollment - 9%
Total MBA degrees earned - 242
MBA degrees earned by Hispanics - 19
Percent of MBA degrees earned by Hispanics - 8%

Diversity is a key strength of the Berkeley MBA program at the Haas School of Business. Its participation in MBADiversity.org, The National Society of Hispanic MBAs, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Management Leadership for Tomorrow, and Riordan Fellows programs helps it reach a greater cross section of potential MBA talent. Haas Merit Scholarships and Haas Achievement Awards, as well as external scholarships such as Toigo and Infusion scholarships, ensure that students who have the talent to thrive in the Berkeley MBA program also have the financial means to do so. In addition, the Haas School's Latin American and Hispanic Business Association (LAHBA) is one of the many student clubs that organizes business projects, trips, and social events at Haas.

3. Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth
100 Tuck Hall
Hanover, NH 03755
(603) 646-3162
Fax: (603) 646-1441
http://www.tuck.dartmouth.edu

Total graduate enrollment - 504
Hispanic graduate enrollment - 37
Percent Hispanic graduate enrollment - 7%
Total MBA degrees earned - 238
MBA degrees earned by Hispanics - 16
Percent of MBA degrees earned by Hispanics - 7%

Tuck's commitment to diversity applies to the curriculum, educational approach, and to the Tuck campus. The school seeks candidates who will offer a range of backgrounds and perspectives to the classroom and the community. Partnerships with organizations to recruit a diverse student body include the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, Management Leadership for Tomorrow, the Riordan Fellows Program, the Ten School Diversity Alliance, and MBA Diversity. Tuck offers a wide range of student-run clubs some which focus around careers and events, and others which focus on culture and diversity. The Hispanic-American Student Association (HASA) is one such club, and participates in events such as the Tuck Diversity Conference and the Latin Party.

4. University of Texas at Austin -- McCombs School of Business
Admissions, McCombs School of Business, MBA Program Office
1 University Station B6004
Austin, TX 78712
(512) 471-7612
Fax: (512) 471-4243
http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu

Total graduate enrollment - 575
Hispanic graduate enrollment - 34
Percent Hispanic graduate enrollment - 6%
Total MBA degrees earned - 378
MBA degrees earned by Hispanics - 20
Percent of MBA degrees earned by Hispanics - 5%

Hispanic student organizations at McCombs include the Hispanic Graduate Business Association and the Consortium Fellows Business Association. The school also sponsors the annual conference of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs. McCombs actively recruits Hispanics at a series of recruiting events in major cities across the United States and its MBA Alumni Network is strong with more than 800 Hispanic members. "With our variety of student organizations, both professional and social, and unique classroom offerings, we embrace diversity at every turn and view Latinos and Hispanic Americans as an integral piece of each and every MBA class," says Eric Hirst, associate dean for graduate programs.

5. New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business
44 West 4th St., Suite 6-70
New York, NY 10012
(212) 998-0600
Fax: (212) 995-4231
http://www.stern.nyu.edu

Total graduate enrollment - 775
Hispanic graduate enrollment - 45
Percent Hispanic graduate enrollment - 6%
Total MBA degrees earned - 372
MBA degrees earned by Hispanics - 24
Percent of MBA degrees earned by Hispanics - 7%

The extraordinary mix at NYU Stern of backgrounds, cultures, experiences, and perspectives makes it one of today's most dynamic business schools. Stern actively recruits in the Hispanic community and offers mentorship programs and scholarships through relationships with organizations such as Management Leadership for Tomorrow, the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, and the Toigo Foundation. Stern's Association of Hispanic and Black Business Students (AHBBS) is one of the most active student organizations, building professional networks and organizing corporate presentations, alumni receptions, career development workshops, and business exploration trips. Stern Hispanic students also benefit from the school's participation in activities held by the National Society of Hispanic MBAs, an organization that fosters Hispanic leadership through graduate management education and professional development.

6. Yale University Yale School of Management
135 Prospect St., P.O. Box 208200
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 432-5635
Fax: (203) 432-7004
http://www.mba.yale.edu

Total graduate enrollment - 438
Hispanic graduate enrollment - 59
Percent Hispanic graduate enrollment - 14%
Total MBA degrees earned - 238
MBA degrees earned by Hispanics - 24
Percent of MBA degrees earned by Hispanics - 10%

The Yale School of Management recruits a diverse student body, including Hispanic students, through Diversity Receptions, Explore Diversity weekend, and affiliations with the National Society of Hispanic MBAs, the Robert Toigo Foundation, and Management Leadership for Tomorrow. Student clubs include the Hispanic Advisory Council and the Latin American Student Club. In addition, MBA students have the opportunity to participate in Yale's university-wide organization, La Casa Cultural.

7. The University of Miami School of Business Administration
P.O. Box 248505
Coral Gables, FL 33124
(305) 284-4607
Fax: (305) 284-1878
http://www.bus.miami.edu

Total graduate enrollment - 270
Hispanic graduate enrollment - 37
Percent Hispanic graduate enrollment - 14%
Total MBA degrees earned - 113
MBA degrees earned by Hispanics - 24
Percent of MBA degrees earned by Hispanics - 21%

Situated on a 260-acre tropical campus in Coral Gables, Florida, the University of Miami School of Business Administration has been described as the "Ivy League School of the South." University of Miami professors represent the international community and understand Hispanic culture and business, publishing extensively in top-tier journals, acting as consultants to Fortune 500 companies, and enjoying worldwide reputations. A variety of student organizations are available within the community such as the Council of International Students and Organizations, Hispanic Heritage Month Association, and Latino Greek Council,. Upon graduation, University of Miami students become a part of the sixth largest alumni network in the country.

8. Duke University Fuqua School of Business
1 Towerview Rd.
Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-7705
Fax: (919) 681-8026
http://www.fuqua.duke.edu

Total graduate enrollment - 830
Hispanic graduate enrollment - 39
Percent Hispanic graduate enrollment - 5%
Total MBA degrees earned - 396
MBA degrees earned by Hispanics - 18
Percent of MBA degrees earned by Hispanics - 5%

Fuqua students, faculty, and staff work together to build a culture that emphasizes leadership, team, innovation, and diversity, pushing Fuqua to constantly reach for a higher level.
Its pipeline development effort continues with programs such as the Riordan Fellows, which provides leadership, management training, guidance, and support in the MBA application process. Scholarships to support the advancement of exceptional minority business degree students within the finance industry are matched by Fuqua. Small teams, selected to enhance the diversity of backgrounds and perspectives, are formed to tackle the academic aspect of the MBA experience. Leadership opportunities abound, and culturally based clubs, such as the Black and Latino MBA Organization (BLMBAO), offer opportunities to actively participate in the Hispanic and minority communities at Duke.

9. Columbia University Columbia Business School
3022 Broadway, 216 Uris Hall
New York, NY 10027
(212) 854-1961
Fax: (212) 662-5754
http://www.gsb.columbia.edu

Total graduate enrollment - 1180
Hispanic graduate enrollment - 33
Percent Hispanic graduate enrollment - 3%
Total MBA degrees earned - 685
MBA degrees earned by Hispanics - N/A
Percent of MBA degrees earned by Hispanics - N/A

With an admissions office that works with the National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) as well as Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT), Columbia Business School has one of the most diverse student populations of the top business schools. The Hispanic Business Association (HBA) provides a forum to foster the professional growth of the school's Hispanic students. HBA membership consists of a rich blend of Hispanics from throughout the United States who strongly identify with and have the desire to maintain strong ties to their culture and heritage. Hispanic Alumni Association (HAA) is a newly created alumni association that targets Columbia Business School alumni of Hispanic descent.

10. Florida International University Chapman Graduate School of Business
11200 SW 8 St. -MARC 210
Miami, FL 33199
(305) 348-7599
Fax: (305) 348-2368
http://business.fiu.edu

Total graduate enrollment - 1015
Hispanic graduate enrollment - 523
Percent Hispanic graduate enrollment - 52%
Total MBA degrees earned - 44
MBA degrees earned by Hispanics - 28
Percent of MBA degrees earned by Hispanics - 64%

The Chapman Graduate School of Business at Florida International University is a leader in preparing Hispanic professionals for today's entrepreneurial, technology-driven, global economic business environment. Olga Bowie, diversity program manager at IBM, says, "FIU is a gold mine of well-prepared diversity candidates for full-time and internship positions. FIU provides high-quality education and service to the students, making them a highly sought commodity by employers like IBM." Its South Florida location enables students to learn and be a part of a rich and diverse community. FIU has clubs and organizations for a variety of interests that include academics, sports, service, politics, religious and spiritual, social, as well as some that are specific to Hispanic heritage.

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