Creating a Culture of Diversity

At Fisher College of Business, we champion diversity in intellectual thought and perspective. We inspire leadership through passion, integrity, hard work and the desire to succeed. Students join our programs because of the culture we have designed and our emphasis on high-impact teaching and research.

At Fisher, we continually seek to expand ethnic and cultural diversity as a contributor to intellectual diversity – and as a key factor in our success.

Recruitment and Career Management Success

Fisher uses a variety of methods to recruit undergraduate and graduate minority students. The college supports pre-collegiate recruitment programs such as ACAP (Accounting Careers Awareness Program) and Young Scholars Program, which bring high school students to Fisher’s campus where they learn about business careers. At the graduate level, Fisher has a strong presence at the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) and the National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) conferences, among others. Our student ambassadors make personal contact with prospective students.

Recruiters consistently hire our graduates both for their business acumen and their ability to collaborate and manage new ideas. Fisher’s Office of Career Management helps students successfully manage their career search and minority recruitment fairs have enabled Fisher to place students with top companies, including JPMorgan Chase, Proctor & Gamble, Lehman Brothers, IBM, General Electric and Limited Brands, to name a few. The employment success of Fisher MBA graduates is one the best in the country. In fact, in the most recent ranking by U.S. News & World Report, Fisher placed 2nd nationally in the proportion of MBA graduates employed within three months of graduation.

“The career consultants at Fisher hold themselves personally accountable to give students the tools they need to be successful in their career search. The personal, tailored attention I received gave me an edge that most job seekers don’t have.” Crystal Audrick, MBA ‘07.

Office of Minority Student Services -- Educational and Professional Diversity

Fisher’s Office of Minority Student Services offers academic counseling, scholarships, need-based financial aid and tutoring services for minority undergraduate and graduate students and support to campus departments, corporations, companies and agencies which seek to help minority students succeed academically, financially and socially.

“We are here to prepare Fisher’s minority students to rise within their organizations, increase their value in the marketplace and enhance their careers.” David Harrison, director of Fisher’s Office of Minority Student Services.

In Their Own Words

Arturo Schaerer
“Inside the classroom you learn from world class faculty; outside the classroom you take advantage of Fisher Student Organizations and networking events with top executives.”

Arturo Schaerer, MBA 2009

Diversity at Fisher