ERIC Number: ED271133
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Minorities in Management: An Action Plan. The Report of the AACSB Program to Increase Minorities in Business Task Force.
American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business, St. Louis, MO.
Resulting from several years of study by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) Committee on Equal Opportunity for Minorities and the Program to Increase Minorities In Business (PIMIB) Task Force, this report presents a series of recommendations for expanding the number of talented minority students entering collegiate schools of business and, subsequently, management. The first section of the report examines the need for the project, looking at participation rates of minority students in business schools and tracing the development of the PIMIB concept. The following factors are cited as contributing to low minority enrollments: a stagnation in the number of well-qualified minority high school graduates, a prevailing negative image of business, a high minority dropout rate, and inadequate counseling at the high school level. The next section presents recommendations for increasing minorities in business in four broad areas; i.e., action should be taken to: (1) increase efforts to provide information about business careers and business schools to secondary school and junior college students, counselors, and parents; (2) provide additional financial support for minority students; (3) replicate existing programs and develop new efforts designed to increase minority retention; and (4) encourage and support the upward mobility of minority managers. Finally, the AACSB's plans for implementing the PIMIB recommendations are discussed. Appendices include a list of initiatives designed to implement the key PIMIB recommendations. (EJV)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business, St. Louis, MO.