Underrepresented Minorities

At the cornerstone of teamwork is the collection of varying viewpoints, and at the School of Management, we pride ourselves on our diverse student body and one of the highest rates of underrepresented minority students at 23%. Because diversity is such a top priority here at the School of Management, we have several resources available to our underrepresented minority students.

African American, Latino and American Indian Students

The BU Black, Latino and American Indian MBA Association promotes awareness of the unique issues facing minority MBA students in the university setting. The Association serves as a liaison between the university administration and the diverse professional student community and helps new minority MBA students acclimate to life in Boston and at Boston University.

Hispanic Students

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The Latin American MBA Association (LAMBAA) welcomes all students interested in the emerging markets of Latin America and the increasingly important Hispanic marketplace of the US. It collaborates with students and encourages US and Latin American businesspeople to create a network for the purpose of sharing knowledge and building long-term relationships. It also provides information about employment and internship opportunities available both domestically and abroad. LAMBAA supports these efforts via educational forums, networking events, and cultural exchanges inspired by Latin American culture.

Scholarship Opportunities

  • National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA): Provides a full or half tuition scholarship to be awarded on behalf of the Boston Chapter of NSHMBA. United States citizens of Latin American descent will be given primary consideration for this award, with Latin American citizens being considered on a secondary basis.
  • FUNED Scholarship for Mexican Nationals: provides a maximum of three scholarships, ranging from $5,000 to $35,000. In addition, FUNED grants provide “credit-scholarships,” covering up to 40 percent of the total cost of the master’s program (not exceeding $40,000 over two years).

For more information, visit the National Society of Hispanic MBANSHMBA – Boston Chapter, and Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting

Resources

  • Toigo Foundation offers the only MBA graduate-level fellowship for individuals committed to a career in finance. Toigo fellows also receive a merit award of $5,000/year to be applied to MBA tuition/costs.
  • College Horizons is a non-profit organization that supports the higher education of Native American students by providing pre-college (College Horizons) and pre-graduate (Graduate Horizons) summer programs open to Native American, Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian high school and college students/graduates across the nation. Its mission is to encourage and facilitate the higher education of Native American young people.