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Commitment To Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity

At the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business, we see diversity of backgrounds and perspectives as essential to learning, discovery, and creation. We strive to build an inclusive and equitable MBA community where people of all backgrounds have the opportunity to learn and contribute to our mission.

At Scheller, we embrace and leverage diversity in all its manifestations. Our goal is to continue to build a campus culture of collegiality, close collaboration, global perspective, intercultural sensitivity, respect, and thoughtful interaction among a diverse community of students, employees, and alumni.

Our mission to achieve inclusive excellence means unleashing the full potential of Scheller's human capacity to create a better, sustainable future for us all. You are invited to join us on the journey of creating a future that builds upon the talents of all members of our community in addressing the major challenges of this and future generations.

Diversity in all of its forms is one of Georgia Tech's greatest strengths. We are committed to creating a culture of 'inclusive excellence' at the Scheller College where all individuals feel invested and engaged in our business school's mission.
Dean Maryam Alavi
 
Diversity at Scheller College
Women
Women at Scheller College

Partner organizations

Forté

Scheller is a member of Forté, a non-profit working to launch women into successful and significant careers. Forté's agenda builds on its founding commitment to increase the number of women in the early business pipeline, and creates partnerships with academic and advocacy groups, as well as its own sponsors, to attract and retain women in business careers. Women can join Forté for free to gain access to business education, role models, professional networks, and leadership training.


Women in Technology 

Scheller is connected with women leaders in technology through its partnership with Women in Technology (WIT). For more than 20 years, WIT has been striving to progress the role of women in the tech industry and to advocate for STEM education opportunities for girls. The organization's work advances women in technology — from the classroom to the boardroom — by providing advocacy, leadership development, networking, mentoring, and technology education.

Scheller clubs

Women in Business

Women in Business is a student-led organization that supports and empowers Scheller MBAs to become successful leaders through social activities, professional development events and networking opportunities.

Fellowships

Forté Fellowship

Scheller is a participating partner school for Forté Fellowships, which are prestigious, competitive awards for those who exhibit exemplary leadership, represent diverse backgrounds, and demonstrate a commitment to advancing women in business. To date, Forté partner schools have awarded $277 million to more than 11,000 Forté Fellows. Please direct questions about this fellowship to Full-time MBA admissions team members.

 

U.S. Underrepresented Minorities
MLT

Partner organizations

FOCUS

Focus is a program that raises awareness of graduate education to underrepresented minority students. It is designed to attract the best and brightest students across the nation and encourage them to pursue graduate degrees at Georgia Tech. Current third- and fourth-year undergraduate students are invited to apply to participate in this program, which gives participants an opportunity to visit Scheller, obtain assistance with the application process, and gain insight into financial resources.

Management Leadership for Tomorrow

Scheller is a proud member of Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT), a distinguished nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering African Americans, Latinos, and Native Americans with the skills, coaching, and connections they need to lead organizations and communities worldwide.

MLT helps partner schools better reflect the rich diversity of the global business community by providing unique insights, actionable strategies, and access to the best pool of diverse MBA candidates.

National Black MBA Association

Scheller supports the mission of the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA), which is comprised of minority MBAs, business professionals, and other MBA students. Each year, a large number of Scheller students attend the National Black MBA Conference, one of the largest professional development and job recruitment events in the nation, attracting more than 9,000 attendees. Scheller provides support and preparation services to our students attending the conference both before and during the conference, including conducting practice interviews, hosting workshops on conference management, and engaging alumni as industry experts.

Prospanica

Scheller is a proud university partner of Prospanica, an organization dedicated to empowering and enabling Hispanic MBAs and business professionals to achieve their full educational, economic, and social potential. Prospanica creates alliances with universities for Hispanic scholars interested in higher education through awarded tuition.

Scheller clubs

Blacks in Business

Blacks in Business is dedicated to the academic, professional, and personal development of its members. The organization welcomes all Georgia Tech students who support its goals. Its mission is to promote the advancement of all Blacks in Business members through providing quality resources that foster the successful leadership progression.

Fellowships

National Black MBA Association Fellowship

NBMBAA has partnered with top colleges and universities around the country to provide increased opportunities in the form of knowledge, resources, scholarships and more. Approximately $2 million in scholarships was awarded on behalf of corporate and collegiate partners to members in 2020. Please direct questions about this fellowship to Full-time MBA admissions team members.

Prospanica Fellowship

The University Partnership Program (UPP) consists of nearly 30 colleges and universities throughout the country working together to help qualified Hispanic students achieve their higher education goals. The Prospanica’s UPP has provided financial assistance to Hispanic students since 2004 and has awarded more than $7 million since the inception of the program. Please direct questions about this fellowship to Full-time MBA admissions team members.

René A Simon Fellowship

The Rene A. Simon Fellowship was created in 2020 by Evening MBA alumnus Rene A. Simon. The fellowship is awarded to one MBA student each year, with preference given to qualified African American students with demonstrated financial need. Further preference is given to students who are members of the Blacks in Business organization. Please direct questions about this fellowship to Full-time or Evening MBA admissions team members.

 

International Students
Scheller College MBA students participating in Diwali

Scheller clubs

International Committee

Georgia Tech is a global institution that thrives on the contributions of its diverse student population. This student-led club celebrates international heritage, provides an opportunity for students to connect with other international Scheller community members, and introduces all MBA students to cultures and traditions from around the world.

Veterans
Veterans Day parade at Georgia Tech

Scheller clubs

Scheller Veterans Club

At Scheller, we value the leadership and problem-solving abilities that military service men and women bring to our MBA programs. The Scheller Veterans Club is a student-led group is committed to assisting transitioning service members and veterans who are interested in pursuing an MBA. The club is committed to helping veterans, along with active duty and reserve personnel, develop the skills and network needed to succeed.

Read more about our Georgia Tech Military Connection

LGBTQIA+
Scheller College Pride MBA at ROMBA

Partner organizations

Reaching Out MBA

Reaching Out MBA (ROMBA) empowers LGBTQIA+ MBA students to become professionals who will lead the way to equality in business and society. Through its programming, anchored by its annual conference, ROMBA inspires and enables students, educates about the opportunities and challenges of being an LGBTQIA+ business leader, and helps students build connections among each other.

Scheller clubs

Scheller Pride

Scheller Pride is a club for LGBTQIA students and allies to provide a supportive environment that will enhance the social, academic, and career experiences of current and future prospective LGBTQIA students, allies, and partners at Scheller College. The club establishes relationships and fosters dialogue with employers and alumni who value a diverse workplace and strive to equip future business leaders to be advocates in the workplace.

Fellowships

Reaching Out MBA Fellowship

The ROMBA LGBT+ Fellowship is a joint effort between prominent business school programs and the Reaching Out MBA organization to develop the out LGBT+ and active ally business leaders of tomorrow. Each Fellow receives a minimum $20,000 scholarship and access to exclusive leadership programming including an all-expenses-paid retreat. Please direct questions about this fellowship to Full-time or Evening MBA admissions team members.

 

 

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