UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

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UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Minorities at UNC

We recognize the importance of diverse voices in the MBA learning experience. We work to enroll talented people from all ethnic and racial groups. Over the past several years, underrepresented minority business students (African Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans) have comprised about 14% of the domestic students in each class and about 11% of the class overall. This diversity of experiences and perspectives is integral to the MBA program success.

Organizations and Activities

UNC Kenan-Flagler supports a number of organizations in an effort to increase the representation of minorities in MBA programs and business leadership as a whole.

  • We are an active member of The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, a group of 18 select member schools committed to diversity in business education and leadership. Through The Consortium, applicants can compete for full tuition merit fellowship awards.
  • The Alliance for Minority Business Students (AMBS) hosts a variety of activities that promote student success.
  • We are proud supporters of the Robert Toigo Foundation, an organization founded in 1989 to bring increased diversity to the finance industry. The Toigo Foundation hosts annual coaching seminars, career conferences, and offers merit-based fellowships for students interested in careers in finance.
  • MBA JumpStart provides a forum in which prospective MBA students gain knowledge, resources and access to pursue careers in the fields of finance and consulting.
  • UNC Kenan-Flagler is proud to host a local collegiate chapter of the National Black MBA Association. Students attend meetings and the national conferences of National Black MBA Association  and National Society of Hispanic MBAs. AMBS, in conjunction with the Career Management Center and MBA Admissions, provides support and preparation workshops prior to the diversity conferences.

The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management

UNC Kenan-Flagler is a proud member of The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, an alliance of 18 American business schools and some or our country's top corporations. The Consortium's mission is to enhance diversity in business education and leadership by helping to reduce the serious underrepresentation of African Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans in both our member schools' enrollment and the ranks of management.

Students who are US Citizens or US Permanent Residents and apply through the Consortium will benefit from a consolidated (or "common") application, reduced application fee structure, and an opportunity to compete for the full-tuition merit-based Consortium Fellowship.  For more information, see the Consortium FAQ page.

Alliance of Minority Business Students

The Alliance of Minority Business Students (AMBS) is a student-organization that promotes academic and career success among the diverse student body at UNC Kenan-Flagler. The group specifically seeks members who are committed to increasing the diversity of underrepresented minorities (African Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans) in the MBA landscape.

AMBS works closely with faculty, alumni and corporate partners, hosting a variety of activities throughout the year including:

  • Inside UNC Kenan-Flagler, hosted with MBA Admissions, is an incredible weekend for prospective minority MBA students to get immersed in life as an MBA student
  • Diversity career fair preparation workshops in conjunction with the Career Management Center
  • Core course tutoring and review sessions led by second-year students
  • The Hispanic Heritage Month and Black History Month celebrations
  • The Harambee Fashion Show fundraiser and Habitat for Humanity service day
  • Mentoring minority students in the Undergraduate Business Program

Management Leadership for Tomorrow

The mission of the MLT MBA Preparation Program (MBAP) is to help professionals apply successfully to leading graduate business schools. Over a 12-month period culminating in submission of their applications to business school, participants receive one-on-one coaching from experienced MLT staff, current and former MBA 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.

MBA JumpStart

MBA JumpStart is a targeted, pre-matriculation forum through which consulting and financial services firms can identify, educate and recruit minority talent at top-tier MBA programs. MBA JumpStart was created to address the lack of diversity and under representation of minorities in the consulting and financial services industries. The program strives to bridge the gap between minority talent entering top business schools and firms actively seeking to increase minority representation.

National Black MBA Association/National Society of Hispanic MBAs

We support the missions of the National Black MBA Association and the National Society of Hispanic MBAs. Both groups are comprised of minority MBAs, business professionals and MBA students. A large number of our students will attend both the competitions and conferences sponsored by these groups each year. UNC Kenan-Flagler provides various support and preparation services to our students attending these programs both before and during the events, including mock interview, workshops on conference management, and engaging alumni as industry experts.

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