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The HISPANIC BUSINESS Top 10 Business Schools for Hispanic Students

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1 University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business CBA 2316 Austin, TX 78712-1172 (512) 471-7612 Fax: (512) 471-4243 Total graduate enrollment 771 Hispanic graduate enrollment 103 Percent Hispanic graduate enrollment 13% Total MBA degrees earned 362 MBA degrees earned by Hispanics 55 Percent of MBA degrees earned by Hispanics 15% The MBA program supports student organizations such as the Hispanic Graduate Business Association (HGBA) and the Consortium Student Organization and encourages them to flourish. Latin American students constitute 10 to 15 percent of each incoming MBA class, and the HBGA provides these students with an extensive support network to address both academic and professional needs. The HBGA, along with project teams and the cohort system, contribute to one of the missions of the Texas MBA Program: to establish an atmosphere of cooperation, not competition. 2 Stanford University Graduate School of Business 518 Memorial Way Stanford, CA 94305-5015 (650) 723-2766 Fax: (650) 725-7831 Total graduate enrollment 738 Hispanic graduate enrollment 96 Percent Hispanic graduate enrollment 13% Total MBA degrees earned 344 MBA degrees earned by Hispanics 55 Percent of MBA degrees earned by Hispanics 16% At Stanford Business School, diversity is not an “issue,” it is a reality. Each student’s perspective is of value. All are shaped by racial, cultural, professional, or personal experiences that bring a broad range of opinions to class discussions and interesting perspectives to interpersonal relationships. International students make up approximately one-third of the enrollment and a large percentage of students have worked outside the United States. Stanford is located in a culturally rich area with a broad range of activities and resources. The Stanford Business School attracts highly qualified students from a variety of racial, cultural, and professional backgrounds through the Charles P. Bonini Partnership for Diversity Fellowship Program. 3 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School CB 3490, McColl Building Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3490 (919) 962-7235 Fax: (919) 962-7732 Total graduate enrollment 542 Hispanic graduate enrollment 68 Percent Hispanic graduate enrollment 13% Total MBA degrees earned 237 MBA degrees earned by Hispanics 36 Percent of MBA degrees earned by Hispanics 15% Teamwork is a core value at Kenan-Flagler, and the MBA program, by design, capitalizes on students’ diverse cultures and experiences. “Kenan-Flagler fosters the type of environment where Hispanic students do not feel a need to have their own club,” says MBA student Alejandro Roman, a Puerto Rican American who is president of the Alliance of Minority Business Students. “Our numbers are small, but our culture is very much celebrated and embraced by the faculty, staff, and fellow students. Instead of our own organization, we join the African Americans, Asian Americans, and Native Americans in the [AMBS]. This provides us with a very strong network of resources.” 4 University of California at Berkeley Haas School of Business 440 Student Services, #1902 Berkeley, CA 94720-1902 (510) 642-1405 Fax: (510) 643-6559 Total graduate enrollment 483 Hispanic graduate enrollment 51 Percent Hispanic graduate enrollment 11% Total MBA degrees earned 242 MBA degrees earned by Hispanics 28 Percent of MBA degrees earned by Hispanics 12% The MBA Program at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business prepares outstanding men and women from around the world to be leaders in a rapidly changing business environment. It offers a thorough education in the fundamentals of management as well as exposure to critically important current trends. The Haas MBA program emphasizes three interdisciplinary themes throughout its curriculum: entrepreneurship, technology, and international business management. These themes are all central to managing successfully in the evolving, technologically driven global economy. Haas students quickly discover that among the school’s greatest assets are their fellow students, who form a network of friends and professional contacts for future endeavors around the world. 5 University of California at Los Angeles The Anderson School 110 Westwood Plaza, B201 Los Angeles, CA 90095-1481 (310) 825-6944 Fax: (310) 825-8582 Total graduate enrollment 654 Hispanic graduate enrollment 58 Percent Hispanic graduate enrollment 9% Total MBA degrees earned 302 MBA degrees earned by Hispanics 28 Percent of MBA degrees earned by Hispanics 9% “Nowhere is the growing economic, political, and social importance of Latinos more evident than in Los Angeles,” says Dean Bruce Willison. “The Anderson School at UCLA is committed to being a leader in preparing Latino students to transform and lead organizations, whether it’s a community-based nonprofit organization or a large multinational corporation, in the context of these changing demographics.” The school’s efforts in recruiting new students are supported by the Latino Management Students Association and the Latin American Club. Latino students at Anderson play a pivotal role through one-on-one mentoring of high school and college students, organizing MBA information nights, and sponsoring conferences, Mr. Willison says. The Anderson School actively promotes diversity through such initiatives as the Riordan Program, Leadership Education and Development, Los Angeles Education Alliance for Restructuring Now, and MBA Forums. 6 University of Rochester William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration 304 Schlegel Hall, Box 270107 Rochester, NY 14627 (716) 275-3533 Fax: (716) 271-3907 Total graduate enrollment 546 Hispanic graduate enrollment 60 Percent Hispanic graduate enrollment 11% Total MBA degrees earned 255 MBA degrees earned by Hispanics 40 Percent of MBA degrees earned by Hispanics 16% The Simon School supports and participates in the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, which aids in recruiting Hispanics to receive merit-based fellowships for MBA programs. The Simon School was one of the first top MBA schools to recruit in Latin America. It partners with students and support activities through the MSBA (Minority Student Business Association) and LASOS (Latin American Student Organization of Simon), and it has been actively increasing efforts to integrate students into the local Hispanic community through seminars and participation in Hispanic community events. 7 University of Southern California Marshall School of Business Popovich Hall, Room 308 Los Angeles, CA 90089-2633 (213) 740-7846 Fax: (213) 749-8520 Total graduate enrollment 1,395 Hispanic graduate enrollment 78 Percent Hispanic graduate enrollment 6% Total MBA degrees earned 756 MBA degrees earned by Hispanics 38 Percent of MBA degrees earned by Hispanics 5% The Marshall School is an active participant in NSHMBA (National Society of Hispanic MBAs) and a founding member of the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, a group that facilitates recruitment of Hispanic students for MBA programs. In addition, through groups such as Graduate Latin Business Leaders, the Marshall School provides access to its alumni and mentor network, while sponsoring a wide variety of career-focused events. “During each of the past three years, strength of leadership among Hispanic MBA students has resulted in a Hispanic student being elected and serving as president of AGBS [Marshall graduate student body],” says Vice-Dean Dennis Draper. 8 University of New Mexico The Robert O. Anderson Schools of Management 1924 Las Lomas N.E. Albuquerque, NM 87131-1221 (505) 277-3147 Fax: (505) 277-9356 Total graduate enrollment 468 Hispanic graduate enrollment 75 Percent Hispanic graduate enrollment 16% Total MBA degrees earned 119 MBA degrees earned by Hispanics 19 Percent of MBA degrees earned by Hispanics 16% The Robert O. Anderson Schools of Management offers more than just a degree. It offers management education of enduring value for students who are excited about working in a world of change and diversity. Our programs are student-centered, emphasizing individual and professional growth. Whether students are seeking a bachelor or MBA degree, the Anderson Schools are committed to high standards of performance and quality programs of professional management education. Our faculty members are known for distinguished academic credentials, intellectual research contributions, and managerial expertise. They are enthusiastic and energetic teachers who bring excellence in all these areas into the classroom. 9 University of Michigan Business School 701 Tappan, D2260 Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1234 (734) 763-5796 Fax: (734) 763-7804 Total graduate enrollment 866 Hispanic graduate enrollment 28 Percent Hispanic graduate enrollment 3% Total MBA degrees earned 421 MBA degrees earned by Hispanics 19 Percent of MBA degrees earned by Hispanics 5% “The University of Michigan Business School made diversity an institutional priority in the late 1970s,” says Jeanne Wilt, assistant dean for admissions and career placement. “We know a diverse population adds to the richness of everyone’s learning experience because for quite a while we have grown and flourished in a purposefully inclusive environment. We seek top talent; that’s our driver. We offer our students world-class academics and professional development that stresses leadership and corporate responsibility.” Michigan was the seventh school to join the Consortium for Graduate Study Management and has participated in its recruitment and mentoring efforts ever since. The first-year retention rate for Hispanic students is 100 percent. Many students are involved in the Hispanic and Latin Business Students Association, one of the school’s most active clubs. 10 Georgetown University McDonough School of Business The Car Barn 3520 Prospect St. N.W., #215 Washington, DC 20057 (202) 687-4200 Fax: (202) 687-7809 Total graduate enrollment 502 Hispanic graduate enrollment 55 Percent Hispanic graduate enrollment 11% Total MBA degrees earned 266 MBA degrees earned by Hispanics 34 Percent of MBA degrees earned by Hispanics 13% The McDonough School of Business recognizes the importance of a competitive, diverse MBA program. Hispanics constitute 11 percent of the MBA student body, and scholarship funds are available for underrepresented minorities. “The robust population of Hispanics at Georgetown is evidence that the culture here is supportive,” says Dean Christopher Puto. “It is an expanding circle – the stronger the Hispanic presence, the more attractive we become to Hispanics.”

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