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Scheller College's partnership with MLT will help prepare students to thrive in a fast-moving global economy.
Scheller College's partnership with MLT will help prepare students to thrive in a fast-moving global economy.
Scheller College joined the MLT community in March 2016.
Scheller College joined the MLT community in March 2016.

Scheller College joins MLT to Transform the Career of Future Diverse Business Leaders

The Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business was recently invited to partner with Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT), a distinguished nonprofit organization dedicated to empower African Americans, Latinos, and Native Americans with the skills, coaching, and connections they need to lead organizations and communities worldwide.

Scheller College joins an exclusive group of top business schools. MLT’s vision is to equip rising leaders with the know-how, navigation, and network to realize their full potential. Founded in 2002, MLT has become a catalyst in strengthening the recruitment and retention of diverse talent in collaboration with top universities, leading companies, and social sector groups.

“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,” said Maryam Alavi, dean of the Scheller College of Business.

“We feel strongly that our partnership with MLT will continue our trajectory to help advance professionals of color in the field of business.”

Scheller College officially joined the MLT community in late March, bringing the partner total to 29 member schools. The MLT network includes Harvard Business School, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.

MLT is transforming the career and life trajectories of diverse leaders around the world.

“We are thrilled to have Georgia Tech's Scheller College of Business join us as our newest partner,” said John Rice, founder and CEO of MLT. “We look forward to working towards our mutual efforts to diversify the nation's top corporate, social sector and entrepreneurial ranks.”

MLT helps partner schools better reflect the rich diversity of the global business community and society by providing unique insights, actionable strategies, and efficient access to the best pool of diverse MBA candidates. Since its founding, MLT has transformed the careers and lives of more than 5,000 talented Black, Hispanic and Native American women and men through its Career Prep, MBA Prep, and MBA Professional Development Programs.

“It’s important to advance diversity not just at Scheller College, but in organizations around the world,” said Nancy Gimbel, assistant dean of student engagement for MBA Programs at the Scheller College of Business. “Our work with MLT is a testament to our dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and our efforts to ensure that more students from varied backgrounds are enrolled in our MBA programs and move into leadership positions after graduation.”

MLT’s work will help Scheller connect with more MBA candidates of color and equip these students with the management skills and tools they need to succeed in business school and throughout their post MBA careers. MLT provides high-potential students with a professional playbook, one-on-one coaching, door-opening relationships, and ongoing access to a network of more than 5,000 mentors and peers.

MLT’s relationship with underrepresented rising leaders continues long after graduation. Their career-long approach allows MLT to better serve their corporate partners like Google, Goldman Sachs, Procter & Gamble, and Deloitte, at all stages of their leadership pipeline so they can attract, develop, and retain high potential talent at every level. For many business partners, MLT is their #1 source for diverse talent, according to MLT statistics. In addition to personalized coaching, MLT hosts workshops and boot camps facilitated by corporate partners and business school admissions leadership.

Meet Scheller College representatives and learn more about MLT benefits and the Georgia Tech MBA program at on and off campus events, including MBA fairs in cities around the U.S.

About Management Leadership for Tomorrow
Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) is a non-profit organization that is changing the face of leadership in the private and social sectors. MLT provides high-achieving African Americans, Latinos and Native Americans with a winning professional playbook, one-on-one coaching and door-opening relationships that accelerate their career paths from college to MBA to senior leadership. MLT has created a thriving network of more than 5,000 rising leaders and is fundamentally transforming the diverse talent pipelines at its partner organizations, including more than 100 leading corporations, nonprofits and graduate business schools. For more information, visit ML4T.org.

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