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The Truth About BusinessWeek's Top MBA Schools: They Fail at Diversity
DiversityInc ^ | 29 May | Leon Fraser

Posted on 05/30/2008 6:12:16 PM PDT by flowerplough

(RE:) ...the changing demographics of the American work force and the increasing globalization of business interactions.

"Many individuals are likely to find themselves directing--or under the direction of--someone demographically dissimilar," business professors Derek R. Avery and Kecia M. Thomas write in the journal "Academy of Management Learning & Education" (2004). "Hence, understanding diversity and its impact of workplace relationships has become a critical business competency."

( ... ) as a sample, I looked at the course listings of BusinessWeek magazine's top 10 U.S. business schools to see what they offered in diversity management. The magazine ranks MBA programs based on student surveys, recruiter surveys and frequency of faculty articles in scholarly publications. Diversity training is not a rating factor to be on the BusinessWeek list. The latest MBA ranking is for 2006. All of the schools in the top 10 are very well known and highly regarded.

I obtained information from the schools' course catalogues and administrators to determine if the MBA programs offered a course in diversity management (with an intra-U.S. focus), or a course in cross-cultural management (with a multi-national focus), or both.

The results are that none of the top 10 MBA schools offer both diversity management and cross-cultural management courses, six offer one or the other, and four offer neither.

(Excerpt) Read more at diversityinc.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: highereducation; mba; topten

1 posted on 05/30/2008 6:12:16 PM PDT by flowerplough
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To: flowerplough

It’s becoming obvious that “diversity” is a code word for hate whitey.


2 posted on 05/30/2008 6:14:25 PM PDT by joebuck (Finitum non capax infinitum!)
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To: flowerplough

I’m sensing a common trend in your posts tonight.


3 posted on 05/30/2008 6:19:43 PM PDT by driftdiver
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To: flowerplough

diversity and multi-culturalism....more pc crap from the left.

The new affirmative action: diversity.


4 posted on 05/30/2008 6:21:01 PM PDT by max americana
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To: joebuck

It is code for no standards since non-whites underperform whites (exception - Asians in quantitative courses). Programs let in students that cannot compete, the diversity would is screamed, and standards are lowered.

Imagine what will happen when Obama is elected!


5 posted on 05/30/2008 6:22:35 PM PDT by whitedog57
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To: whitedog57
Programs let in students that cannot compete

And then they keep passing them in spite of substandard performance and the best part is that they get all this for free while "demographically similar" students have to qualify for admission and get tossed out if they fall below a 2.7 GPA and they get to pay through the nose for this very unequal treatment.

6 posted on 05/30/2008 6:29:55 PM PDT by Dr.Syn
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To: flowerplough

Merit or diversity. Take your pick.


7 posted on 05/30/2008 6:31:52 PM PDT by lady lawyer
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To: joebuck
America never needed diversity training in the past when all its citizens strove to be Americans. I see diversity as a weapon being used by liberals to divide and weaken this country. Diversity training is a one way street where non gay Caucasians are told to bend over so certain groups of special people can kick you in the ass.
8 posted on 05/30/2008 6:34:24 PM PDT by peeps36 (Politician = Corrupt Degenerate Loser = Ted, Nancy, Barry, Jack and Many More)
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To: flowerplough

Most MBA programs are strongly politically correct. Courses involve human resource management have a strong focus on diversity in most programs. Perhaps the programs do not have a “hate whitey” course. Diversity and international relations are strong themes of almost every program. This author wants to force diversity training (”hate whitey”) into the curriculum.


9 posted on 05/30/2008 6:37:44 PM PDT by businessprofessor
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To: peeps36
>so certain groups of special people can kick you in the ass.

Close...

10 posted on 05/30/2008 6:39:20 PM PDT by bill1952 (I will vote for McCain if he resigns his Senate seat before this election.)
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To: flowerplough

DiversityINC and organizations like it are nothing more than shakedown organizations.


11 posted on 05/30/2008 6:41:34 PM PDT by DesScorp
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To: flowerplough
Hence, understanding diversity...

This occurs early in childhood when the child learns there is a difference between self and other. Very basic stuff.

12 posted on 05/30/2008 6:51:41 PM PDT by Rudder ("There is only one chief. Obey him." [Rush Limbaugh, April 30, 2008])
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To: flowerplough

Ironically, the last true meritocracy in our country is professional sports, where performance is all that matters, and where minorities dominate.


13 posted on 05/30/2008 7:11:18 PM PDT by Flightdeck (Go Longhorns)
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To: bill1952

“>so certain groups of special people can kick you in the ass.

Close...”

Well, somebody’s gotta pay. ;> /s


14 posted on 05/30/2008 7:26:30 PM PDT by combat_boots (She lives! 22 weeks, 9.5 inches. Go, baby, go!)
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To: flowerplough

They need to mandate the proper year-long course as a requirement for graduation in all undergraduate and graduate programs at all colleges and universities:

Pandering 101: Kissing up to ‘Diversity’ in Domestic Circumstances

Pandering 102: Kissing up to ‘Diversity’ in an International Context


15 posted on 05/30/2008 7:38:15 PM PDT by Enchante (Barack Chamberlain: My 1930s Appeasement Policy Goes Well With My 1960s Socialist Policies!)
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To: businessprofessor
...This author wants to force diversity training (”hate whitey”) into the curriculum.

B/c maybe the author has -- or is a big shot in -- one of those pricey diversity training courses that way too many businesses get arm-twisted into holding for their employees? I don't know, but follow the money,

16 posted on 05/30/2008 8:08:40 PM PDT by yankeedame ("Oh, I can take it but I'd much rather dish it out.")
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To: flowerplough

It’s perfectly true. They’re all full of money grubbing business types.


17 posted on 05/30/2008 8:22:18 PM PDT by buck jarret
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To: Flightdeck
Ironically, the last true meritocracy in our country is professional sports, where performance is all that matters, and where minorities dominate.

There is a much less publicized meritocracy in the US called "small business". Oh, the government tries to make some parts of the playing field not level through "minority set-asides" and other such guises, but the small business that sell to consumers and other businesses are pretty much merit-based.

18 posted on 05/30/2008 10:23:23 PM PDT by CurlyDave
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To: flowerplough

I’m a federal employee in SF; my boss is gay, my coworkers are Asian and black and Mexican, my boss’ boss is female, my HR head is a Wiccan, and most everybody belongs to the union and is a crazy liberal loon. . .

And yet I work very well with all of them, conservative white GOP Christian that I am, WITHOUT any need for “diversity training.”

When are we going to get past the 1980s?


19 posted on 05/30/2008 10:24:59 PM PDT by olivia3boys
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To: flowerplough
I work for one of the largest financial firms in the world. The dominant races/ethnic groups are:

1. White American.

2. Indian/Indian American.

3. Korean/Korean American.

Most of the remainder are middle eastern, Chinese, or South American. I know one black guy in research.

20 posted on 05/30/2008 10:28:01 PM PDT by Clemenza (No Comment)
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To: Clemenza

I work for one of the largest banking institutions in the world. Management is 100% white, 95% male and the only young talent is white and Asian. We have one smart African-American who went to an Ivy that constantly complains about “his interests” and “where am I going to be in 10 years” despite taking no risk and wanting to leave early and come in late.

The PC browbeaters still push for more diversity, but many cannot stomach the pressure or harsh times it takes to sell in a credit crunch.


21 posted on 05/30/2008 10:37:16 PM PDT by wac3rd (Lib gone Wild)
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To: wac3rd

Did I mention we all may be laid off soon???


22 posted on 05/30/2008 10:40:38 PM PDT by wac3rd (Lib gone Wild)
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To: flowerplough

The thing is that last time I checked, Caucasians are also a distinct racial and ethnic group. Diversity’s main aim is to eliminate white ethnicity and replace it.


23 posted on 05/30/2008 11:48:34 PM PDT by TheThinker (Capitalism is the natural result of a democratic government.)
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To: TheThinker

The only true “caucasians” are Armenians and Georgians. I personally am OK with “white” or “European American.”


24 posted on 05/30/2008 11:49:48 PM PDT by Clemenza (No Comment)
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To: flowerplough

So disproportionate numbers of whites are getting M.B.A.s?
Must be discrimination.
Let’s lower the standards and set quotas.


25 posted on 05/31/2008 3:27:14 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: Clemenza; TheThinker
The only true “caucasians” are Armenians and Georgians..

Please, Clemenza. The man is right - give him his due without hair splitting quibbles. ;)

Salient sentence: Diversity’s main aim is to eliminate white ethnicity and replace it.

Thank you for your post - bill

26 posted on 05/31/2008 4:14:32 AM PDT by bill1952 (I will vote for McCain if he resigns his Senate seat before this election.)
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To: bill1952; TheThinker
Thinker, I agree with the general thought behind your post. I can be a little anal with terminology.

Don't get me started on the asinine "hispanic" category, which only exists in the US, and which new immigrants to the US find as odd as I do.

27 posted on 05/31/2008 9:40:33 AM PDT by Clemenza (No Comment)
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To: flowerplough

“They Fail at Diversity”

So? What?


28 posted on 05/31/2008 9:44:23 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Clemenza

Diversity may have started out with good intentions on the part of liberals. Yet, more and more I see it as a vehicle for discrimination. This is by definition a betrayal of the principle of diversity as it is supposed to be all-inclusive. Perhaps my terminology is off. I had a guy tell me I couldn’t claim the term “caucasian” since it only really describes people from Armenia and Georgia. I read an article where bias against whites was termed Caucophobia. I don’t like that term because it is fodder for endless jokes because of its pronunciation.


29 posted on 05/31/2008 1:05:24 PM PDT by TheThinker (Capitalism is the natural result of a democratic government.)
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To: TheThinker
I read an article where bias against whites was termed Caucophobia. I don’t like that term because it is fodder for endless jokes because of its pronunciation.

Funny, I really like the term, and I like it for the exact same reason that you don't.
30 posted on 05/31/2008 1:52:57 PM PDT by flowerplough ("articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy")
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To: flowerplough
The results are that none of the top 10 MBA schools offer both diversity management and cross-cultural management courses...

Yeah, but I bet the bottom 10 do.

31 posted on 06/10/2008 9:48:54 PM PDT by Onelifetogive (Simple-minded conservative...)
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