Diversity and the Starting Salaries of Undergraduate Business School Students

25 Pages Posted: 24 May 2018

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Jason Fink

James Madison University - College of Business

Kristin Fink

James Madison University - College of Business

Date Written: May 9, 2018

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Fink, Jason and Fink, Kristin, Diversity and the Starting Salaries of Undergraduate Business School Students (May 9, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3178177 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3178177

Jason Fink (Contact Author)

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United States
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Kristin Fink

James Madison University - College of Business ( email )

Harrisonburg, VA 22807
United States

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