Corporate America's minority M.B.A.s say they still lag nonminorities in getting hired, promoted, and reaching their firms' upper levels. But many expect opportunities to improve or remain steady. A recent survey of African-American, Hispanic-American, and Native-American M.B.A.s by The PhD Project found:
- 73% say minority M.B.A.s lag nonminorities in getting hired for corporate positions.
- 86% say minorities lag in earning promotions and raises.
- 97% say minorities fare worse in reaching the corporate "inner circle."
- From their experience and observations, 38% say life in corporate America is about the same as five years ago; 34% think it's better.
- Looking ahead five years, 40% expect no change in opportunities for new minority M.B.A.s to land good jobs and advance; 38% foresee improvement.