We continually look for ways to achieve ethnic, socioeconomic, geographic, and other types of diversity among our students. Our goal is to provide a learning environment that enables our graduates to be effective in the kind of world in which they will live and work.
Wisconsin has long had a leading role in diversity efforts among business schools. We are one of three founders of the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, the country’s first equal opportunity graduate fellowship program for underrepresented minorities. Each year, our program benefits from the contributions of consortium fellows who choose the Wisconsin MBA. Learn more about earning a Wisconsin MBA and becoming a member of the consortium.
In addition, 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 that of 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 to learn more >>
Student organizations promoting diversity and cross-cultural awareness at the Wisconsin School of Business and throughout campus include:
Diversity In Business
Diversity In Business is a group of graduate business students from a variety of ethnic and geographical backgrounds. The mission of the organization is to promote diversity and leadership on campus, within the community, and in corporate organizations.
Co-presidents: Greg Belcher, firstname.lastname@example.org, and Amber House, email@example.com
Vice President: David Berrios, firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Marketing and Communciations: David Curley, email@example.com
Secretary/Treasurer: Caroline Mwonga, firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Community Engagement: Justin Hawkins, email@example.com
Director of Programs: Sydney McClure, firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisor: Binnu Palta Hill, email@example.com
Out for Business
Out for Business is a social, educational, and career development resource for graduate LGBT business students, alumni, faculty, and administrators and the greater business community.
Co-Presidents: Geoffrey Hills, firstname.lastname@example.org; Jordan Williams, email@example.com; and Mark Lindgren, firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisor: Mark Matosian, email@example.com
Graduate Business Christian Fellowship
GBCF seeks to build a supportive network of Christians and spiritual inquirers among graduate business students seeking to integrate their faith and business practice.
Co-President: Alan Stoffer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisor: Matt Nelson, email@example.com
Graduate International Business Association
GIBA promotes involvement in international business education and practice among graduate students in the Wisconsin School of Business.
Co-Presidents: Aaron Anderson, firstname.lastname@example.org, and Valeriya Kuts, email@example.com
Vice President of Communications: Pete McCarty, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President of Finance: Yu Tang, email@example.com
Vice President of Events: Evan Meyer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisor: Sachin Tuli, email@example.com
Graduate Women in Business
GWIB promotes networking and professional development for graduate women of the Wisconsin School of Business and collaborates with the school's Women in Business Council.
Co-Presidents: Laura Blegen, firstname.lastname@example.org, and Jennifer Rooke, email@example.com
Vice President of Community Service: Andrea Jedlicki, firstname.lastname@example.org
Communications Chair: Krista Friedrich, email@example.com
Treasurer: Crystal King, firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisor: Blair Sanford, email@example.com
Net Impact Madison is the local chapter of the global network of emerging leaders committed to using the power of business to create a better world. We are focused on raising discussion regarding social responsibility issues as well as taking action.
President: Sally Theiler, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President: Doug Stuckey, email@example.com
Advisor: Tom Eggert, firstname.lastname@example.org