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Diversity at Simon

Simon Business School has a long history of a commitment to diversity, and we now have one of the most diverse student bodies of all top business schools. We place a strong emphasis on diversity within the student experience, including geographic background, culture, gender, race, ethnicity, academic background, work experience and personal perspective.

The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management

The Consortium for Graduate Study in ManagementSimon Business School is a proud and longstanding member of The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, an alliance of 20 of the country’s top business schools and  corporations that seek to promote diversity and inclusion in American business. Simon was the fourth business school to join over 50 years ago, which serves as a testament to our deep-rooted commitment to diversity.

Management Leadership for Tomorrow

Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) is a national non-profit organization that has made ground-breaking progress developing the next generation of African American, Hispanic, and Native American leaders in major corporations, non-profit organizations, and entrepreneurial ventures. The mission of MLT’s MBA preparation program is to help young professionals apply successfully to leading graduate business schools. During a 12-month period, culminating in their application submissions, participants receive one-on-one coaching from experienced MLT staff and current and former mlt-logo-rgbMBA admissions officers, and attend seminars focusing on key elements of the application process. Specific areas of emphasis include GMAT preparation, individual work-plan development and execution to address perceived strengths and weaknesses, school research and selection, industry research and career guidance, writing skills, interviewing skills, financial planning, and application/essay strategy.

National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA)

The National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) is the premier Hispanic business organization dedicated to building and advancing Hispanic leadership through graduate management education and professional development.. This important partnership with colleges and universities across the United States works to increase the number of Hispanic students completing bachelor’s and master’s degrees. The participating universities make financial assistance possible for outstanding students. Simon offers a partial scholarship and recognition to an outstanding candidate each year.

Student Clubs

Simon offers a variety of student-run organizations that share the common goal of promoting unity among the School’s diverse student body. These clubs include:

  • Latin American Student Organization of Simon (LASOS)
  • Simon Association of Women MBAs (SAWMBA)
  • Simon National Black MBA Association
  • Simon Partners
  • Simon United

 University of Rochester Resources

  • Office of Minority Student Affairs: This office provides counseling, disseminates information, initiates programs, and serves as a liaison with other departments and divisions within the University to enhance the environment in which minority students live and learn.
  • College Diversity Roundtable: The College Diversity Roundtable committee, a student-centered task force, is charged with establishing an educational forum/exchange by which diversity can be supported and affirmed.
  • Frederick Douglass Institute: The Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies was established in 1986 to promote the development of African and African-American studies in undergraduate and graduate education at the University of Rochester.
  • Susan B. Anthony Center for Women’s Leadership: The Center advocates for women’s social, political, and economic equality at the local and national levels. It helps to understand and overcome the barriers to women’s leadership.
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