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Underrepresented Students

Diverse environments shape stronger business professionals, and a sense of belonging is critical to ensuring you can thrive and reach your potential. To cultivate this diversity, we welcome talented people across many ethnic, racial, and cultural groups into our Full-Time MBA Program. This diversity of thought, experiences, and perspectives is integral to our program’s success and a critical part of our innovative and collaborative culture.

As an MBA student, you’ll find ample opportunities to participate in, and contribute to, this culture. As you take on important leadership roles on campus and in the community, develop a dynamic personal and professional network, and join a legacy of students who land top positions in leading companies worldwide, you’ll showcase your own strengths and represent what make UNC Kenan-Flagler so special.

Learn what it takes to join the UNC-Kenan Flagler Full-Time MBA program.

Ways to engage at UNC Kenan-Flagler

Black Business Student Association

The Black Business Student Association supports the development and success of African and African-American students, providing resources to foster successful matriculation into the Full-Time MBA program and supporting students through to graduation and beyond. Our goal is to promote professional and leadership development, academic excellence, social activism, and community involvement.

>> Hear Black Business Student Association co-president Kelsie Carter and MBA Pride Club co-president TJ Scott discuss the role of allyship and intersectionality in creating diverse and inclusive MBA experiences in this recent podcast from MBA Schooled.

Latin American Business Association

The Latin American Business Association seeks to represent the Latin American and Hispanic communities at UNC Kenan-Flagler; enhance the educational, cultural and social experience of Latin American and Hispanic students and their families; inform and educate the UNC Kenan-Flagler community about Latin American and Hispanic culture and business opportunities in the region; increase the awareness of UNC Kenan-Flagler among Latin American and Hispanic students in the United States and throughout world; and promote the professional development of Latin American and Hispanic students through the alumni network and career conferences.

MBA Partners Association

If your partner or family is moving with you, the Full-Time MBA Partners Association provides support, information, and a social network for the partners and families of MBA students at UNC Kenan-Flagler. The association is a diverse and welcoming organization that seeks to create a home and community for all students’ partners, spouses, and families.

Partner organizations


UNC Kenan-Flagler is a proud partner of Access, which is the only free MBA admissions resource tailored to women and underrepresented candidates. With application resources, advice, test prep and career services, Access helps women and URMs through the admissions process with valuable resources created by top MBA graduates and MBA admissions representatives.

The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management

We are an active member of The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, a group of 20 select member schools committed to diversity in business education and leadership. Through The Consortium, applicants can compete for full-tuition, merit fellowship awards. Students who are U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents and apply through The Consortium will benefit from a consolidated (or “common”) application, reduced application fees, and an opportunity to compete for the full-tuition merit-based Consortium Fellowship.

Learn more about The Consortium at UNC Kenan-Flagler.

Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT)

Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) provides students from underrepresented communities – Black, Latinx, and Native American – with the high-impact career coaching, networking and recruiting resources to reach their potential. We are proud to support MLT’s nearly two decades of dedication to the advancement of the representation of people of color in MBA programs and leadership positions. 

Our premier partnership with MLT helps Black, Latinx, and Native American students access resources like MLT’s early-career programs to prepare you for leadership roles and equip you with the competencies to advocate for under-represented communities.

MBA JumpStart

MBA JumpStart provides a forum for MBA students seeking careers in finance and consulting. Created to address the lack of diversity and underrepresentation in the consulting and financial services industries, MBA JumpStart strives to bridge the gap between underrepresented students entering top business schools and firms seeking to make their talent pools more diverse.

National Black MBA Association and Prospanica

UNC Kenan-Flagler supports the mission of the National Black MBA Association and Prospanica (formerly The National Society of Hispanic MBAs), and we are proud to host a local collegiate chapter of the National Black MBA Association. Both groups are comprised of underrepresented MBAs, business professionals, and MBA students. Many of our students attend the competitions and conferences sponsored by these groups each year. UNC Kenan-Flagler provides support and preparation services to our students attending these programs before and during the events, including mock interviews, workshops on conference management, and engaging alumni as industry experts.

Robert Toigo Foundation

We are proud supporters of the Robert Toigo Foundation, an organization that aims to increase diversity in the finance industry. The Toigo Foundation hosts annual coaching seminars and career conferences, and offers merit-based fellowships for students interested in finance careers.

Prospective student events

Inside Kenan-Flagler: Diversity Day

Diversity Day is offered in the fall for those interested in the Full-Time MBA Program. Immerse yourself into the UNC Kenan-Flagler community with a weekend experience for prospective students from populations historically underrepresented in business school and the boardroom: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, LGBTQ+ individuals and military candidates. You’ll have the opportunity to tour our campus and the town of Chapel Hill. You’ll also hear from members of the UNC Kenan-Flagler community during panels and interactive experiences.