Diversity - Minorities
Chicago Booth is committed to increasing access to a top-tier business education for under represented minorities. In partnership with the groups and associations listed below, we continue to work hard to increase the percentage of minority students at Booth, while at the same time, provide support, networking, and fellowship opportunities for minority students.
Admissions representatives will be taking part in several admissions-related events for underrepresented students both on-and-off campus. Every year, Chicago Booth attends both the National Black MBA Association (founded by Chicago Booth students in 1970) and the National Society of Hispanic MBAs conferences, where we have an opportunity to connect with Chicago Booth alumni and introduce them to current and prospective students who attend the event. Prospective students are encouraged to visit Booth admissions officers during the Exhibitor's fair to learn more about our program. You'll also get a chance to meet members of the Office of Diversity Affairs during the conference and at a reception that they sponsor. We encourage you to attend one of our Booth Live events to gain further insight into the Booth admissions process and to learn more about our community. The African American MBA Association (AAMBAA) holds the Dusable Conference that provides a platform to discuss and harness the intellectual capital of African-Americans. This event provides working professionals and students with a forum to learn and build relationships that will last a lifetime.
CHICAGO BOOTH ORGANIZATIONS
These student-led organizations at Chicago Booth are key partners in our efforts to meet the educational and career goals of under represented minority students.
African American MBA Association (AAMBAA) - The African American MBA Association provides a forum for interaction between students of African descent at Chicago Booth with the school community, corporations, and the city of Chicago. The goals of the organization are to meet the educational and career needs of the African and African-American student body, facilitate community among African and African-American students in other graduate programs, and serve the needs of the African-American community in Hyde Park and the city of Chicago.
Hispanic American Business Students Association (HABSA) - The HABSA works to support Hispanic Americans' transition into Chicago Booth and promote their involvement within the University of Chicago community. The Hispanic American Business Students Association also aims to provide opportunities for its members to network with Hispanic business professionals, students from other MBA programs, and Chicago Booth alumni. HABSA also assists its members with their career development throughout the recruitment process. Activities include a series of events such as resume review workshops, informal breakfasts and luncheons held with representatives of leading corporations from diverse industries, participation in the annual National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) conference, social outings, and alumni networking activities.
Chicago Booth recognizes the value of standing with other organizations interested in promoting the value of an MBA within the minority community. Some of our partnerships include:
National Black MBA Association - NBMBAA works as a leader in the creation of educational opportunities and economic growth for African Americans by increasing awareness to graduate management programs and opportunities in management fields. It was founded in 1970 by Chicago Booth students.
National Society of Hispanic MBAs - NSHMBA focuses on academic and professional opportunities for the Hispanic community. Through graduate management education and professional development, they work to prepare the Hispanic community for leadership roles in the US.
Management Leadership of Tomorrow - MLT is an organization that works with high-potential minorities through coaching and networking programs to prepare them for leadership roles in a variety of professional industries.
The Robert Toigo Foundation - TOIGO inspires minority students to consider a career in finance and provides them with leadership training, mentorship, tuition assistance, and lifelong support.
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity - SEO provides educational and career programs to young adults from underserved communities to build their potential for college and career success.
Riordan MBA Fellows - The Riordan Programs is a career-based outreach program that motivates high school, college, and recent college graduates from diverse backgrounds and underserved communities to prepare them for careers in management through mentorship and leadership training.