Understanding the Value of Diversity at JCU's School of Business

July 7, 2023
Two students at our School of Business having a talk

In a world that is more and more interconnected, businesses that embrace and promote diversity are more likely to thrive. Not only does diversity in the business world drive innovation, but it also improves decision-making, strengthens customer understanding, promotes adaptability, and fosters accountability. However, workplace diversity is challenging to achieve. For this to happen, companies need business leaders who understand the importance of fostering a culture of inclusivity and who work towards it.  

At John Cabot University, we are aware of this. That’s why we are committed to creating a diverse educational environment where our local and international students feel at home and know the importance of learning from each other. Our goal is to educate students that can build a future business world that is ethical, compassionate, and open to innovation. Continue reading to learn more about the value of diversity at John Cabot's School of Business.


At JCU’s School of Business, Diversity Fosters Creativity and Innovation 

It is not a secret that the more we are exposed to different outlooks and perspectives, the more we broaden our understanding, foster empathy, and cultivate a culture of inclusion. Collaborating with others and learning from their backgrounds enables us to imagine things beyond our horizons. 

In the business world, this translates into innovation and creativity. Collective tinkering happens when people from different backgrounds come together to solve problems. This leads to better performance and more creative solutions. 

Our American University in Rome fosters an international environment where students learn about the importance of collaboration and innovation through theory and lived experiences. They acquire the interpersonal and communication skills necessary to navigate a globalized and complex world ethically.


International students discussing at our school of business

A diverse educational environment helps students become empathetic and compassionate business leaders


Students Learn to Be Confronted With Differences

Being exposed to different cultures and backgrounds makes students culturally aware. Students who are immersed in a diverse environment not only learn to collaborate with others but also understand the importance of challenging stereotypes. 

They learn that stereotypes are oversimplified assumptions about a particular group of people and understand the harm that stereotyping can have on marginalized groups. As they become business leaders, they know how to break down biases and promote more inclusive and equitable business environments.


Empathetic and Accountable Business Leaders 

John Cabot’s School of Business encourages students to establish professional and personal connections with individuals from diverse backgrounds. This cultivates a deeper understanding of others' experiences and promotes a stronger sense of compassion and inclusivity. In addition, this allows students to reflect on their positionality and recognize the challenges, joys, and realities faced by people different from themselves.


Two students from different backgrounds studying together at our school of business

Diversity fosters empathy and compassion at our school of business


Different Perspectives Promote Open-Mindedness and Critical Thinking

Learning to collaborate with others promotes critical thinking and open-mindedness. Students become more receptive to new ideas and perspectives in our international environment. They learn to challenge their assumptions, deal with complexity, dig deeper, and evaluate problems from different perspectives. As future business leaders, they are ready to face the challenges of an ever-changing business world.


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