Diversity and the Starting Salaries of Undergraduate Business School Students
25 Pages Posted: 24 May 2018
Date Written: May 9, 2018
We treat racial diversity of the student body at both the college of business and the institutional level as an input into the undergraduate business school productive process, and find that diversity is positively related to improved starting salary outcomes for college of business students. The effects are meaningful – a one standard deviation in increase in our metric of student racial diversity at the college level implies a seven-place increase in salary rank among the 90 schools for which we have data.
JEL Classification: A20, A22
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