The student class for the Wisconsin Ph.D. Program in business brings together individuals from diverse backgrounds, including domestic students, international students, and students from underrepresented populations.

This creates an enriching experience for students, faculty, and alumni, who learn from each other’s differing perspectives—and, as a result, broaden their own.

The Wisconsin School of Business is a founding member of The Ph.D. Project, a network of supporters, sponsors, and universities dedicated to increasing the diversity of corporate America by increasing the diversity of business school faculty. The School is also a founding member of The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting diversity in business education and leadership by connecting underrepresented minorities with top-tier MBA programs.

A Commitment to Inclusion

Inclusion is a value that is fostered across the entire learning community at the Wisconsin School of Business. To help extend the culture of inclusion to all, the School schedules guest speakers with a diversity focus, as well as regular workshops for faculty, staff, and graduate students. As a community, we learn together to challenge our assumptions and expand our world view.

Diversity Resources

Campus Resources

Doctoral students at the Wisconsin School of Business have access to a wide array of resources through UW–Madison, including networking organizations and centers that serve specific student populations.

Student Organizations

A variety of student organizations build cultural competence and contribute to a climate of inclusion. All students at the Wisconsin School of Business are welcome to participate.

  • Diversity In Business
  • Graduate International Business Association
  • Out for Business
  • Graduate Business Christian Fellowship
  • MBA Veterans Club
  • Graduate Women in Business
Binnu Hill 

“Diversity is very much a lived value in our School. Through ongoing cultural competence programming, we invest in our students, faculty, and staff to grow personally and professionally by becoming more aware of their own value systems and biases, and to learn to appreciate others’ experiences that are different from their own. These skills are integral to leadership and professional success.”

—Binnu Hill, Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
Wisconsin School of Business