U.S. Underrepresented Minorities

We are proud of our commitment to working with and providing outstanding support to underrepresented MBA candidates, leading to admission into our program.


The Tepper School of Business is a member of the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, an alliance of 17 graduate business schools and corporate partners dedicated to providing management education opportunities to African American, Hispanic and Native American students and ultimately their entry into managerial positions in business.

The key benefits to applying through the Consortium include:

  • Apply to up to six member schools with one application.
  • Potential Consortium Fellowship, which covers full tuition and required fees over two years of the Full-Time MBA Program.
  • Professional development and networking.

If you apply as a Consortium candidate, you are not required to complete the Tepper MBA application. The Tepper School of Business strongly encourages qualified candidates to apply to the Tepper MBA program using the Consortium application.

The Tepper School also is proud to be one of Management Leadership for Tomorrow’s (MLT) core schools.  MLT is a career development institution that equips high-potential African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans with preparation for MBA programs. We look forward to connecting with MLT MBA Prep participants and showcasing why the Tepper School is an ideal business school for career advancement and management education.

Student Clubs

From professional to cultural, there is a Tepper Club and Organization for almost every interest, with new clubs forming each year. Additionally, our Graduate Business Association offers leadership opportunities and a way for students to contribute immediately to the success of the school through unprecedented access to school leaders.

The Black Business Association (BBA) is dedicated to the academic, professional and personal development of its members. The organization supports the recruitment of diverse students to the Tepper School of Business and welcomes all Carnegie Mellon University students that support its goals to become BBA members. Its mission is to promote the advancement of all BBA members through the provision of quality resources that foster the successful progression from student members to highly effective Tepper alumni.

The African Business Collective is a cross-functional forum for students interested in learning more about and contributing to the dialog on economic development, market potential, entrepreneurship and business on the African continent. Its mission is to disseminate knowledge on African culture, business landscape, policy and economic development.

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