Full-Time MBA

African American

Chicago Booth is committed to increasing access to a top-tier business education for African Americans. In partnership with the groups and associations listed below, we continue to work toward a greater percentage of African American students at Booth, while at the same time, providing support, networking, and fellowship opportunities.

 


Resources and Support

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Chicago Booth Groups

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The African American MBA Association (AAMBAA) - AAMBAA provides a forum for interaction between students of African descent at Chicago Booth and the school's greater community, outside corporations, and the city of Chicago. The goals of the organization are to meet the educational and career needs of Booth's African and African American student body, to facilitate community among African and African American students in other graduate programs, and to serve the needs of the African American community within Hyde Park and the city of Chicago.

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Partnerships

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Chicago Booth proudly stands with fellow organizations interested in promoting the value of an MBA within the African American community. Some of our partnerships include: 

National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) - Founded in 1970 by Chicago Booth students, NBMBAA is a leader in the creation of educational experiences and economic growth for African Americans by increasing awareness to graduate management programs and opportunities in management fields. 

Management Leadership of Tomorrow (MLT) - MLT works with high-potential underrepresented students of color through coaching and networking programs to prepare them for leadership roles in a variety of professional industries. 

The Robert Toigo Foundation (TOIGO) - The Toigo mission fosters the career advancement and increased leadership of underrepresented talent within the field of Financial Services by creating a fellowship backed by mechanisms for greater inclusion from the classroom to the boardroom.

Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) - SEO provides educational and career programs to young adults from underserved communities to build their potential for college and career success. 

Riordan MBA Fellows - Part of a career-based outreach program, Riordan MBA Fellows motivates and prepares high school, college, and recent college graduates from diverse backgrounds and underserved communities for careers in management through mentorship and leadership training. 

MBA JumpStart - MBA JumpStart focuses on strengthening diversity and inclusion efforts in the financial services and consulting industries by creating a pipeline between those fields and highly qualified women and underrepresented MBA students through unique career development and employment opportunities. 

Posse FoundationIn partnership with the Posse Foundation, every year Chicago Booth offers a minimum of one full-tuition scholarship to a Posse alumnus who has been admitted into the Full-Time MBA Program.

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Events

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Chicago Booth hosts several events for African American students that take place both on and off campus. We encourage you to visit our Diversity Events page for opportunities to engage at functions throughout the year. Here are a few that we either host or attend annually:

National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) Conference - Speak with representatives from our Admissions and Diversity Affairs teams during the NBMBAA Exhibitor's fair to learn more about our program. We also invite you to join us for a special reception during the conference where you will have the opportunity to connect with Chicago Booth alumni as well as current and prospective students who attend the event.

DuSable Conference - Sponsored by the African American MBA Association (AAMBAA), this conference provides working professionals and students with a forum to discuss and harness the intellectual capital of African Americans, while building relationships that will last a lifetime. 

Diversity Day - You are invited to spend the day on campus with current students to share in their personal experiences at Chicago Booth and to learn more about our MBA program. In addition to meeting many members of our community, you can see all of the different ways to leverage leadership opportunities while in school as well as attend career- and industry-focused panels. Diversity Day is organized by Chicago Booth's student Affinity Groups: African American MBA Association (AAMBAA), Hispanic American Business Students Association (HABSA), OUTreach, and the Armed Forces Group (AFG). 

Robert and Enid Fogel Dinner - Each year, a dinner is hosted by Diversity Affairs and held at Chicago Booth's Gleacher Center. The tradition was started by the late Nobel Prize winner, professor Robert Fogel, and his late wife, Enid, who was the first African American to serve as associate dean at the school. The evening fosters Booth's continuing legacy of commitment to its diversity population and includes words of support from Chicago Booth's Dean's Office, members of Booth staff, and corporate sponsors.