Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master Of Science In Management

Colleges & School

Cardinal Stritch College

Degree Granted By

Cardinal Stritch College

First Advisor

Mabel G. Smith

Library of Congress Subject Heading

African American executives; Promotions; Employee selection; Job satisfaction; Race discrimination; Performance standards


The purpose of the study is to focus on the lack of upward mobility and job parity between Black professionals and White professionals. This study points out that the various skills and performances exemplified by many competent Black professionals are not being utilized or rewarded adequately. The emphasis as its basis revolved around competency with strategy to alleviate ethnicity, gender, or creed. To investigate the attitudes of upper level managers, mid-level managers, and the sales representatives regarding Black awareness and career development, I will administer a questionnaire to eight regional managers and forty-two divisional managers throughout Ortho Pharmaceutical Corporation. In addition, a questionnaire will be administered to the Black sales representatives to determine their perception of their job and their attitude regarding career development. The results will then enable the problem to be defined and a solution designed to overcome the problem.


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