Under Represented Minorities

Respecting, embracing, and celebrating the similarities and differences within our community make the Georgetown MBA experience unique. Students coming from underrepresented minority groups thrive in this inclusive environment – 11 percent of this year’s incoming class come from underrepresented minority populations. Developing leaders who embrace diversity as a means to learn and grow personally and to drive results professionally is woven into the fabric of the Georgetown MBA program.

Through partnerships and engagement with the National Society of Hispanic MBAsNational Black MBA Association,Management Leadership for TomorrowMBADiversityCAREER Event Pros Diversity Council, and the Robert Toigo Foundation, our students have an opportunity to create relationships across business schools and professional networks.

The Black MBA Association (BMBAA) and Hispanic and Latin American Student Association (HALASA) are active cultural clubs on campus. These organizations strive to meet the professional and social needs of black, African American, Hispanic American, and Latin American communities at the McDonough School of Business. In addition, these organizations partner with the admissions office to recruit underrepresented candidates to the MBA program at Georgetown, and they play an active role in the Focus on Diversity event each fall.

The BMBAA and HALASA work with student members to promote career development – preparing for and attending the National Black MBA and National Society of Hispanic MBAs Conferences, networking lunches, happy hours, and leadership development speakers. HALASA also works with Georgetown’s Latin American Board on its Global Competitive Leadership Program and Leadership Development Speaker Series.

Recent Speakers at the McDonough School of Business

  • Steve Aronson, Costa Rican coffee pioneer
  • Thomas Duckenfield III, President and CEO of Diversity Spectrum Corporation
  • Maria Gomez, president and CEO, Mary’s Center for Maternal and Child Care
  • Carlos Gutierrez, former Secretary of Commerce
  • Carla Harris, managing director of global capital markets, Morgan Stanley
  • Sheila Johnson, co-founder and CEO of Black Entertainment Television
  • Sharon Pratt, first African American woman to serve as mayor of a major American city
  • Cecilia Rouse, Council of Economic Advisors