You've probably read a lot of articles on MBA websites (such as this one), which discuss how MBA admissions officers are looking to create diverse classes. But, what do they mean by diversity? And, how does diversity benefit MBA students?
MBA admissions officers look for candidates with international experience, because it shows that they have international exposure and are capable of thinking from a global perspective. An MBA program made up of students with different international experiences also make for a better and more diverse classroom experience. Read on to learn how to showcase your international experience on your MBA application, as well as how to gain more international experience.
Maryke Luijendijk-Steenkamp is the Director of Marketing & Admissions at Rotterdam School of Management - Erasmus University in the Netherlands. She has several years of experience working with MBA applicants. In this interview, Luijendijk-Steenkamp discusses MBA trends she has observed recently such as an increased interest in sustainability amongst MBA applicants as well as a rise in the number of female MBA applicants.
Why diversity matters
Why do many big organizations strive to have a greater diversity in the workplace? Why do many top business schools position themselves as being internationally diverse? Is this just a trend or a growing movement?