Abstract

Recent demographic trends indicate that the evolving workforce will be increasingly composed of a variety of cultures, belief systems, and ethnic populations. As future professionals in a global environment, post-graduate business students must understand the increasing importance of differences they will encounter. This descriptive study reports business students’ current perceptions of diversity and inclusion during their academic experience. Students ranging in age from 18-24 years responded to Likert Scale and nominal questions regarding their perceptions on diversity and inclusion. Although mostly positive, business students shared that some of the current programs could be improved. These perceptions provide constructive data for use to evaluate and amend current diversity and inclusion programs with fresh eyes. Based upon the findings, some suggestions for future research are offered.

Published in: World Congress on Education (WCE-2018)

  • Date of Conference: 15-18 July 2018
  • DOI: 10.2053/WCE.2018.0030
  • ISBN: 978-1-908320-91-9
  • Conference Location: Dublin, Ireland