University of Southern California

Diversity & Inclusion


On-Campus Events

USC Marshall Diversity Weekend
October 30-31, 2015

2015 USC Marshall MBA Diversity Conference: Game Changers III
Friday, October 30, 2015

Sponsored by the USC Marshall Black Graduate Business Leaders (BGBL) and Latino Management Business Association (LMBA), this premier one-day interactive event delivers exclusive insights from successful business leaders in organizations that are changing the game by making diversity a strategic business imperative.

Panels and keynotes feature industry thought leaders sharing best practices in driving ROI with innovative diversity strategies, global marketplace relevance, strong branding, and optimized levels of consumer engagement.

Spotlight on USC Marshall MBA Program
Saturday, October 31, 2015

This Admissions event is for prospective students to get an in-depth look at the Marshall MBA program. Alumni, current students, and staff will be on-hand to assist you in navigating the application process, inform you about the strong academic rigor of the program, and share with you stories of student life at Marshall. The application for this invitation-only event is now closed.

USC Marshall Women's Weekend

USC Marshall Women's Conference:
Sponsored by the Graduate Women in Business students, this event is geared towards current students, alumni and corporate partners. Check here for more updates as plans are finalized.

Spotlight on USC Marshall MBA:
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. Details coming soon.

Off-Campus Events

Riordan DMAC Conference
August 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, CA

National Black MBA Association Conference
September 22-26, 2015, Orlando, FL

National Society of Hispanic MBAs Annual Conference & Career Expo
October 8-10, 2015 Chicago, IL

Reaching Out 2015 LGBT MBA Conference
October 8-10, 2015, Chicago, IL

Consortium MBA Application Preparation Seminars (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.