Diversity offers the opportunity to enrich our lives through exposure to people with different backgrounds and experiences. At the same time, diversity can be a challenge as we meet others unlike us, and work out issues of accommodation, acceptance and equality for diverse groups. One of the great challenges of our time is to achieve a society that is integrative of diversity and provides for equal opportunity such that diversity enriches rather than divides.
The Diversity and Society Concentration, combined with a business education, provides students with an understanding of this challenge through exposure to a broad range of topics and disciplines, all of which are united by a concern regarding diversity and equality. This can allow the student to extend an understanding of diversity beyond society and into the organization, as well as an appreciation and understanding of how diversity can productively and positively contribute to our everyday lives.