As one of the top business schools in the world, Chicago Booth believes strongly in preparing leaders who bring diverse viewpoints to the workplace.
The conviction that diversity enhances learning is a fundamental tenet of the Chicago Booth MBA. We are strongly committed to fostering an environment where different perspectives are encouraged and embraced.
Did you know...
- Chicago Booth was the first university to grant a PhD in business to a woman, Ursula Batchelder Stone (1929)
- Chicago Booth was the first to establish a minority program (1964)
- Chicago Booth awards its first MBA to an African American, Lionel Wallace (1942)
- Chicago Booth students found the National Black MBA Association (1970)
CHICAGO BOOTH STUDENT GROUPS THAT FOCUS ON DIVERSITY
We have a number of student-led groups that focus on diversity and cultural awareness. Below are just a few:
- African American MBA Association - The part-time joint AAMBAA group provides a students a platform for networking with peers and alumni, building community at Chicago Booth, providing information for diversity recruiting, and reaching out to the wider community through service projects.
- OUTreach - OUTreach is a Chicago Booth student organization working to advance social and professional opportunities for gay and lesbian members of the Chicago Booth community, as well as to foster a more diverse environment at the University of Chicago. Our membership provides a great way for current students to build contacts with Chicago Booth alumni and students at other business schools.
- Graduate Women in Business - Graduate Women in Business is a nonprofit student association organized to provide women of the Chicago Booth a forum for professional development and for mentoring and networking both within the school and in the community at large. Visit the group's Facebook page.
- Partners' Club - The Chicago Booth Partners’ Club mission is to provide a social network for the significant others of Evening MBA and Weekend MBA students and alumni. Activities throughout the year offer wives, husbands and partners a range of opportunities to get involved in the Chicago Booth community.