University of Southern California

Diversity & Inclusion


On-Campus Events

USC Marshall Diversity Weekend

The USC Marshall Diversity Weekend was a huge success. Thank you to all the prospective students who attended the Spotlight on USC Marshall event on Saturday, October 25, 2014. Check back in early fall 2015 for details on the 2015 USC Marshall Diversity Weekend.

USC Marshall Women's Weekend
January 23-24, 2015

Prospective students interested in learning more about the USC Marshall MBA programs are invited to apply to participate in the Women’s Weekend activities. Please complete the application form to indicate your interest in attending.

2015 USC Marshall Women's Conference: The Future of Leadership
January 23, 2015

Sponsored by the Graduate Women in Business student club, this event is geared towards current students, alumni and corporate contacts and includes interactive panels and networking events. Space is limited for prospective students.

Spotlight on USC Marshall
January 24, 2015

Learn about the USC Marshall MBA program and why a Marshall MBA is a great step towards your future career goals. This event will provide insights into how to apply, program offerings, and career resources. You'll interact with the USC Marshall community; students, faculty, alumni, and staff.

Off-Campus Events

Riordan Program

August 9, 2014 in Los Angeles, CA

National Black MBA Association Conference

September 16-20, 2014 in Atlanta, GA

National Society of Hispanic MBAs Annual Conference & Career Expo

September 24-27, 2014 in Philadelphia, PA

Reaching Out 2014 LGBT MBA Conference

October 2-4, 2014 in San Francisco, CA

Consortium MAPS

USC Marshall MBA Admissions participates in several of The Consortium MBA Application Preparation Seminar (MAPS) events. To see a list of Consortium MAPS events we will be attending, please review the Meet a Representative page.

Forté Foundation

Representatives from USC Marshall MBA Admissions will be present at several Forte events around the country. Please review the Meet a Representative page for a list of cities we will be visiting.

Partnerships & Affiliations



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.

USC Marshall Student Liaisons

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.


National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA)

The mission of NSHMBA is to increase the number of Hispanics graduating from master’s business degree 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.

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.


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.

Student Groups

Black Graduate Business Leaders (BGBL)

BGBL logoBGBL is dedicated to helping MBAs of African descent become successful leaders in academia and business. In addition BGBL strives to strengthen the economic, intellectual, and cultural wealth of the African-American community. BGBL strives to illustrate to the Marshall student body, alumni and potential employers that diverse perspectives strengthen our value proposition and help build stronger, more inclusive communities. Ultimately BGBL’s goal is to build networks that result in formal and informal career advancement opportunities for our members.

Gay and Lesbian Association (GALA)

GALAThe USC Marshall Gay and Lesbian Association (GALA) provides professional development, social networking, and advocacy opportunities to all Marshall graduate students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The organization serves as a forum to address the unique professional concerns of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender graduate business students.

Graduate Women in Business (GWiB)

GWiB logoFounded in 1993, USC Marshall Graduate Women in Business (GWiB) is a student led organization focused on the advancement of women in business. We believe that by bringing together current graduate students, alumnae, faculty, distinguished business leaders, and community members, we can achieve our mission to help develop the next generation of female business leaders.

We hope to inspire and empower female business students by providing mentoring, enriching education and networking opportunities. GWiB is dedicated to supporting women to reach their full professional potential as they explore the opportunities and unique challenges facing women in today's business world.

Latino Management & Business Association (LMBA)

LMBA logoThe LMBA is committed to developing knowledge of the Latin American market, strengthening our network of key Latin American business leaders, and working to increase the number of Latinos at the Marshall School of Business.