Number 2 Most Diverse MBA Program

Simon shares the University of Rochester’s distinctive heritage and commitment to promoting diversity.

Bolstered by foundational Rochester community and University leaders—such as abolitionist Frederick Douglass, women's rights activist Susan B. Anthony, and corporate leader and philanthropist Joseph C. Wilson, as well as numerous path-breaking scholars—we actively seek out and include persons from diverse backgrounds and origins who carry their own valuable and important perspectives with them.

For more information, contact us at or (585) 275-3533.

Our Partners

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The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management

Simon has a long-standing commitment to inclusive education. As the fourth business school to join The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management in 1968, we remain dedicated to promoting student diversity in order to elevate the academic experience and reflect the multicultural nature of modern business. Today, over 20 percent of Simon MBA students are members of The Consortium.

The Consortium is an alliance of leading American business schools and some of our country’s top corporations. It is dedicated to enhancing diversity in business education and leadership by helping to increase African-American, Hispanic-American, and Native-American representation in member schools’ enrollments and the ranks of management.

Benefits to students include:


Special Instructions for Consortium Applicants

Permanent residents or US citizens who demonstrate significant and active contributions to furthering the mission of The Consortium may apply to our Full-Time MBA program through The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management. The Consortium application has different deadlines than Simon Business School. To complete the online application, visit the Consortium website. Do not apply directly to Simon if you intend to pursue admission to both Simon and Consortium Membership.

Management Leadership for Tomorrow

Simon is a proud partner of Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT), the nation’s premier nonprofit career development institution dedicated to supporting African American, Native American, and Hispanic American students.

Benefits to students include:

  • MLT’s MBA Prep Program
    • The MBA Prep Program assists students with applying to business schools and navigating the corporate recruiting process once admitted. This experience includes two years of personalized coaching and five in-person seminars, where participants enhance their skills and build relationships with business school admission officers and recruiters from more than 60 top corporations and social sector organizations.
  • Mentoring from MLT alumni
  • High-impact volunteer leadership activities
  • Connections with organizations that offer GMAT preparation


MLT has been featured on the cover of Fortune, CNN’s Black in America 2, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, and Bloomberg Businessweek. For more information, please visit


Simon Business School offers scholarship support to an outstanding candidate each year in an effort to increase the number of Hispanic students earning an MBA.

For more information, visit Prospanica's website.

Robert Toigo Foundation

The Robert Toigo Foundation was founded in the late 1980s with a vision to directly address the lack of diversity within the finance industry. Each year, The Toigo MBA Fellowship provides benefits to minority MBA candidates committed to careers in finance. Fellows consist of the most exceptional minority MBA candidates from a mix of schools nationwide who plan to pursue careers in finance.

Benefits to students include:

  • Unmatched network of contacts
  • One-on-one career management support
  • Mentorship
  • Leadership training
  • A merit award


If selected, students will join a select group of professionals passionate about their careers and each other’s success. Being part of the Robert Toigo Foundation will benefit students during business school and throughout their career. For more information, visit

Reaching Out MBA

The Reaching Out MBA Fellowship was created as a joint effort between top business schools and Reaching Out to demonstrate that business schools are the primary destination to develop the out LGBT and active ally business leaders of tomorrow.

The LGBT MBA Fellowship recipients each receive a minimum of $10,000 scholarship per academic year, and also receive access to exclusive mentorship and leadership development programming throughout Reaching Out.

For more information, visit the Reaching Out MBA website.


Access is the only free comprehensive admission resource for underrepresented minorities (URMs) and women interested in applying to MBAs or business-related MS/PhD programs. Access provides both resources and community opportunities and ensures that its members never apply alone.

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Diversity Conference: See Yourself Here

Ranked the #2 most diverse MBA program among top-50 business schools by U.S. News & World Report (2022), Simon is dedicated to supporting the MBA student experience by promoting diversity in graduate education and business. The Diversity Conference gives MBA candidates a chance to learn more about the opportunities available at the school as well as meet with students, alumni, staff, and faculty.

Learn more about Diversity Conference »