Berkeley, CA, June 23, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- For roughly the last two decades business schools have been busy working to recruit minority students—mainly African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, and women—into their MBA programs and into careers in business. Business schools are working to sell MBAs by delivering the benefits gained by obtaining an MBA such as more money along with the power and prestige in the world of business. Unfortunately, the message isn't getting through to the receiver as the minority student population in the United States hasn't seen a considerable increase. Minorities often make up less than ten percent of the total enrollment of most business schools compared to 15 percent at top medical and law schools around the country. So, what exactly is holding minorities back from pursuing an MBA?
Wendell Tull who is the Former Assistant Director of MBA Admissions at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business believes that there are a few factors that keep minority numbers down at business schools around the country.
"First of all the number of minorities that take the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) tends to be lower than majority students says Tull."
"You can't get into business school without prepping and scoring well on the GMAT."
Tull also believes that a bigger grass roots effort needs to be launched to get undergraduates to think about graduate business school.
Tull recently launched an organization called GraduateBusiness.org whose sole purpose is to give women and minorities the necessary feedback in order to submit the most competitive application to business school possible.
Tull's main goal is not only to help women and minorities get an MBA from a nationally ranked program but to also raise funds to provide support to women and underrepresented minorities that apply and are admitted into a top tier MBA program.