In today's global economy, business leaders interact with people from all locations and backgrounds, making cultural literacy and sensitivity an important skill.
This means attending a business school with a diverse student body is more helpful than ever in preparing students for the business world.
"Even if your program is small, you will inevitably meet people who are not like you. And that's a good thing," Graduateprograms.com explains on its blog. "Education is not just about what happens when the professor speaks; it's about the whole picture, the entire experience, which involves the choices you make about the people you surround yourself with when class is dismissed."
To help students find the most diverse b-school programs, Graduateprograms.com looked at reviews from over 70,000 former and currently enrolled graduate students. On the site, students rate their schools on a 10-point scale across several categories, including academic competitiveness, career support, quality of network, social life, and student diversity. The schools with the highest ratings for student diversity were then pulled and ranked.
The top schools for diversity at b-schools in the United States, according to graduate students:
1.) Duke University
2.) TIE: University of Pennsylvania and Yale University
3.) University of Michigan, Ann Arbor