Diversity & Inclusion

Partnerships & Affiliations


The Consortium

The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management seeks to enhance diversity in business education and leadership by helping to reduce the significant under-representation of African-Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans and Native Americans in member schools’ enrollment and in the ranks of management. USC Marshall School of Business has been a member school since 1968.

Forté Foundation

A consortium of major corporations, leading business schools, and influential non-profit organizations, the Forté Foundation is a powerful change agent that provides information, scholarships and networking opportunities for talented women interested in leadership roles in business. The USC Marshall MBA Program is proud to be a member of the Foundation.

Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT)

MLT equips African Americans, Latinos and Native Americans with the skills, coaching and connections they need to lead organizations and communities worldwide. We propel our Rising Leaders at all stages: from college to a first job, from B-School to the C-Suite. More than 100 partners – corporations, social enterprises and universities – amplify our efforts and rely on us for top talent and data-driven insights into expanding the diverse leadership pipeline.


Prospanica (formerly NSHMBA)

The mission of Prospanica is to increase the number of Hispanics graduating from MBA programs through scholarships, professional development, and mentorship.

National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA)

National Black MBA Association strives to be the premier business organization serving Black professionals.

The Robert Toigo Foundation

Founded in 1989 by Robert and Sue Toigo, the Toigo Foundation offers an Toigo MBA Fellowship. Their goal is to find and support the best minority MBA candidates with a passion for finance.

Reaching Out MBA

Reaching Out MBA focuses on connecting the LGBT MBA community. The organization, provides year round programming for students and professionals anchored by the annual ROMBA conference. USC Marshall participates in the MBA Summit & Expo for prospective LGBTQ students during the ROMBA conference. USC Marshall is also a participant in the Reaching Out LGBT MBA Fellowship.


The Friendfactor is an LGBT rights organization for straight friends. USC Marshall participates in the MBA Ally Challenge, a competition among business schools to build LGBT-inclusive campuses.

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Student Groups

Black Graduate Business Leaders (BGBL): is a student-led organization dedicated to supporting Marshall Graduate Students of African-descent pursue successful career opportunities across business and academia to strengthen the economic, intellectual, and cultural wealth of the black community. To increase the number of business leaders and executives of African-descent, BGBL works to illustrate how diverse perspectives build stronger and more inclusive organizations. BGBL’s goal is to provide professional development and networking opportunities to our members creating a pipeline of Black leaders that will make impactful contributions to the organizations and communities they serve.


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Graduate Asian Business Society (GABS): The Graduate Asian Business Society (GABS) is dedicated to promoting and celebrating the diverse Asian community at Marshall. Through social events and professional opportunities, the club will help its members build a lasting network of friends and colleagues.


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Graduate International Student Club (GISC): Graduate International Student Club (GISC) is the official student body for international students at Marshall School of Business. It works as a liaison between international students and the Program Office and is committed to addresses international students' issues and concerns. GISC, through its board members and project managers, ensures that all the issues raised by international students are resolved and addressed in a timely manner. 


Graduate Women in Business

Graduate Women in Business (GWiB): Founded in 1993, USC Marshall Graduate Women in Business (GWiB) is a student-led organization focused on the advancement of women in business. By bringing together current graduate students, alumni, faculty, distinguished business leaders, and community members, we help develop the next generation of female business leaders and encourage an open dialogue amongst graduate students. 


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Jewish Association of Marshall Students (JAMS): JAMS is dedicated to fostering a Jewish professional network among Marshall students, the USC graduate schools and the Los Angeles business community from all industries and functional areas. The organization serves as a forum for members as well as the Marshall community as a whole to gain exposure to relevant business issues and Jewish culture.


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Latino Management & Business Association (LMBA): The USC Latino Alumni Association (LAA) is one of the nation’s leading Latino alumni organizations, devoted to the academic advancement and development of Latino students attending USC. The association is made up of USC students, alumni and friends working together to provide support, leadership training, service opportunities and networking. 


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Marshall Military Veterans Association (MMVA):  The goal of the Marshall Military Veterans Association (MMVA) is to represent the interests of the USC Marshall MBA military veterans, and to maximize their overall student experience. MMVA strives to improve the reputation and success of military veterans in admissions, academics, career development, and the student and LA community. By collaborating with USC Marshall Administration and student organizations, MMVA seeks to lead with integrity while selflessly serving the Marshall community. 


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Marshall Pride (PRIDE): Marshall Pride is the graduate-level LGBTQ affinity group at the USC Marshall School of Business. As a student club, it provides professional development, social networking, and advocacy opportunities to all Marshall graduate students, faculty, staff, and alumni, and welcomes LGBTQ allies to all events and functions. Additionally, the organization serves as a forum to address the unique professional concerns of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender graduate business students, and is committed to creating a safe, inclusive community for all members of USC Marshall. 


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South Asian Business Association (SABA): The South Asian Business Association (SABA) brings the vibrant South Asian culture to USC Marshall. Our goal is to organize a variety of academic and cultural events that leverage the strong South Asian community on campus and help foster a deeper understanding of a region that almost a quarter of the world’s population calls home. Students of all backgrounds are welcome to join the club. Membership is included with affinity pass. 


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Affinity Pass

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The USC Marshall Graduate Affinity Pass allows students to forgo paying individual affinity club membership dues, and instead pay an annual fee of $20 to gain access to all diversity and affinity organizations.


The goals of the Affinity Pass are to: 

  1. Expand membership in all diversity and affinity student organizations, particularly among students who identify as allies. 
  2. Promote cross-cultural engagement, learning and support. 
  3. Create more impactful events. 
  4. Provide a space to focus on intersectionality of identity. 
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