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The HISPANIC BUSINESS Top 10 Business Schools for Hispanic Students

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7. 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
www.anderson.ucla.edu


Total graduate enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . 650
Hispanic graduate enrollment. . . . . . . . . . 63
Percent Hispanic graduate enrollment . . . . 10
Total MBA degrees earned . . . . . . . . . . . 300
MBA degrees earned by Hispanics . . . . . . 26
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 G. Willison. "In the context of these changing demographics, the Anderson School at UCLA is committed to being a leader in preparing Latino students to transform and lead organizations."


The school's efforts to recruit new students are supported by the Latino Management Student Association (LMSA) and the Latin American Club. This year, LMSA earned 1st place at the National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) national marketing case competition. Additionally, Anderson students were awarded scholarships by NSHMBA and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) and fellowships by the Toigo Foundation. The Anderson School actively promotes diversity through such initiatives as the Riordan Programs, Leadership Education and Development (LEAD), Los Angeles Education Alliance for Restructuring Now (LEARN), and MBA Forums. Hispanic students at the Anderson School play a pivotal role through one on- one mentoring of high school and college students, organizing MBA information nights, and sponsoring conferences.








8. University of Southern California Marshall School of Business


Popovich Hall, Room 308
Los Angeles, CA 90089-2633
(213) 740-7846
Fax: (213) 749-8520
www.usc.edu





Total graduate enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . 296
Hispanic graduate enrollment . . . . . . . . . . 42
Percent Hispanic graduate enrollment . . . 14
Total MBA degrees earned . . . . . . . . . . . 289
MBA degrees earned by Hispanics . . . . . 23
Percent of MBA degrees
earned by Hispanics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8


By attracting highly qualified Hispanic MBAs for corporate recruitment and advancement within their chosen fields, the Marshall School of Business is helping to redefine the business environment of the future. Marshall has been a vital member of the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management for more than 30 years, providing full-tuition scholarships for outstanding Hispanic MBA candidates, and is an active participant in the National Society of Hispanic MBAs. Each December, prospective Hispanic MBA students are recruited for the Marshall Diversity Weekend, an intensive program designed to facilitate their admission to top business schools and advance their careers. Through groups such as Graduate Latin Business Leaders, the Marshall School provides access to its global alumni and mentor network, while sponsoring a wide spectrum of career focused events. "It is indicative of the strength of leadership among Hispanic MBAs at Marshall that a Hispanic student has been elected president of the Marshall graduate student body for each of the past four years," says Vice-Dean Dennis Draper. "We will continue to provide these opportunities at the Marshall School and to encourage activities that ensure ultimate business success for our students."

9. Georgetown University McDonough School of Business


The Car Barn, Suite 215
3520 Prospect St. NW
Washington, DC 20057
(202) 687-4080
Fax: (202) 687-7809
www.gsb.georgetown.edu


Total graduate enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . 520
Hispanic graduate enrollment . . . . . . . . . 56
Percent Hispanic graduate enrollment . . 11
Total MBA degrees earned . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
MBA degrees earned by Hispanics . . . . . 51
Percent of MBA degrees
earned by Hispanics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20


With Hispanics accounting for 11 percent of the MBA student body, McDonough School of Business recognizes the importance of having a competitive, diverse MBA program. "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."

10. University of California at Berkeley Haas School of Business


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


Total graduate enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . 471
Hispanic graduate enrollment . . . . . . . . . . 43
Percent Hispanic graduate enrollment . . . 9
Total MBA degrees earned . . . . . . . . . . . 239
MBA degrees earned by Hispanics . . . . . 27
Percent of MBA degrees
earned by Hispanics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11


Diversity is a key strength of the Berkeley MBA program. A third of Haas students are from outside the United States. About 30 percent are women. Students' academic backgrounds vary widely, ranging from science and engineering to economics and fine arts. The enriching diversity of the Berkeley MBA is deliberate and has a critical purpose: to mirror the makeup of business in the global economy.

"At the Haas School of Business, Hispanics are an important and vibrant part of campus life," says Miguel Villa, Haas MBA student and vice-president of international affairs of the MBA Association in 2001. "The Latin American Club actively promotes our rich culture. UC Berkeley provides a wonderful framework of diversity that offers Hispanics excellent channels to express themselves. Additionally, Hispanics are always an essential part of the student government."



Source: HISPANIC BUSINESS magazine


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