Our Vision

Diversity & Climate

The world needs inspiring leaders. At the Wisconsin School of Business, we bring together passionate individuals driven to improve lives within and beyond their organizations. They gain new perspectives and the confidence to inspire.

Wisconsin School of Business graduates are a diverse group of individuals, well prepared to work in a global and multicultural business environment. Our graduates lead diverse teams and build on their synergies to drive their organizations. They are actively engaged as alumni in helping the Wisconsin School of Business become a lifelong learning community that is diverse, inclusive, and collaborative.

Our Commitment

Diversity & ClimateEmbracing diversity and inclusion is a core value for the Wisconsin School of Business. We are most successful in our work when we engage with others who bring different perspectives and experiences that challenge our own. By developing a shared understanding of each other’s experiences, we build individual cultural competencies, launching our students on the path to a life of success and significance.

Diversity and inclusion are core values fully supported by our leadership and the strategic priorities of the school. We embrace learning by integrating ongoing diversity and inclusion engagements among faculty, staff, and students through co-curricular activities, multidisciplinary projects, and within our faculty, staff, and student recruitment strategy.

Diversity & Climate

The Wisconsin School of Business Diversity Advisory Board

The Wisconsin School of Business Diversity Advisory Board provides guidance to the director of diversity and climate in shaping the school’s initiatives around the recruitment, retention, and placement of diverse candidates–particularly underrepresented candidates–as well as recruitment and retention of diverse faculty and staff. The board also provides guidance on and shares in the assessment of culture and climate matters for the school. Click here to meet the board »

Diversity at the Wisconsin School of Business and Across Campus

Wisconsin School of Business



New Employee Meet & Greet With the Dean

November 11 | Kohl Center

Diversity Summit: MBA Prospective Preview Days

October 31-November 2 | Grainger Hall

UW-Madison Diversity Forum

October 21 & 22 | Union South

Lunch and Learn: Being Black in Business

October 15 | 12:30pm | 1310 Grainger

Please join us for dessert and discussion led by a group of faculty, staff, students, and community members on their experience as African Americans in business.  

The Lunch and Learn series is designed to help students, faculty, and staff understand and appreciate the variety of backgrounds and experiences represented by members of the Wisconsin School of Business, connect with colleagues to influence an inclusive culture, and increase the cross-cultural competence of the WSoB community. Sessions are led by faculty, staff, and students who are interested in sharing their own experiences with the larger community. Each session highlights a different area of diversity and inclusion. These events are open to all students, staff, and faculty. 

Past topics have included 'Being Gay in Business' and 'Being Muslim in America'.