New Academic Program in Corporate Diversity Management at Virginia Tech

A new undergraduate academic program on diversity in business is being offered at the Pamplin College of Business on the campus of Virginia Tech. The minor degree program “aims to help students develop ideas around issues of gender, race, age, and cultural difference within a corporate context,” says Mary Connerly, associate professor of management and director of the Business Diversity Center at Virginia Tech.

The minor degree program will include three new courses, two courses revamped with a diversity focus, and either field studies or an internship that deals with issues of diversity in the workplace. Professor Connerly hopes to enroll between 40 and 45 students each year in the program.