Underrepresented Minorities

Our community reveres diversity, inclusion, and equity as well as the belonging of all people and ideas.

Upcoming Events for Applicants

Stern hosts a number of events throughout the year that focus on different identities in business school. These events may be of particular interest to prospective students of various backgrounds and identities and are open to all applicants.
  • Forté Diversity Day - Forté wants to help women who have historically been underrepresented in business move forward in their careers and grow as leaders. Don't miss Forté's Diversity Day to learn how an MBA can fast-track your success. 
  • Discover Stern - Discover what is possible with a Stern MBA during our virtual Discover Stern event series, hosted in the fall. The MBA Admissions team partners with the Association of Black and Hispanic Business Students (AHBBS) to provide a series of events with a flexible schedule that will not require you to take full days off from work. 
  • Career Conversations - Hear from alumni as they share industry-specific insights. During this event, you'll get a chance to join our alumni in breakout rooms as they discuss how they leveraged their time at Stern to explore their interests while building a skill set to help them achieve their short and long-term career goals.
  • Consortium Chats - Connect with admissions and learn about the benefits of the Consortium, the application process, and the Consortium community at Stern.
  • A Night with NYU Stern - A panel discussion with alumni of the Association of Hispanic & Black Business Students (AHBBS). Meet AHBBS alumni as they share their experience at Stern and how they have leveraged their MBA in their careers.

Club Spotlight


Association of Hispanic and Black Business Students (AHBBS)

A student organization devoted to enhancing the NYU Stern student experience through professional development, community building, and social networking. AHBBS is open to all Stern students who share an interest in business programs that relate to Black and Hispanic cultures.

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Student Voices

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Cortne Edmonds, MBA 2021

Cortne Edmonds is a current MBA2 who serves as Stern's columnist for Poets&Quants. She writes a monthly column, Speaking of Stern, about life as an MBA student.

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Daniel Rodriguez

Daniel Rodriguez, MBA 2021

Daniel Rodriguez is profiled in Poets&Quants' "2020 First Generation MBAs: The Bold, Brilliant and Big-Hearted."

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Administrator Spotlight

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Dr. Gary Fraser, MBA 1992

Dr. Gary Fraser holds the unique distinction of being Stern's first student president of the Association of Hispanic and Black Business Students (AHBBS) and Stern's first Dean for Diversity & Inclusion. In this fireside chat, Dean Raghu Sundaram and Gary Fraser joined Rabia Ahmed, Executive Director of MBA Admissions for a discussion about diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging at Stern.

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Webinar Recording

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A Night with Stern

Alumni from the Association of Hispanic & Black Business Students (AHBBS) joined us for a discussion about their experience at Stern. They spoke about how they have leveraged their MBA experience in their careers, and shared advice for prospective students. Hosted live: 8/26/20.

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Partner Organizations

CGSM Logo Stern is a member of The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, an alliance of business schools and corporations dedicated to reducing the serious under-representation of African Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans in business. We encourage all eligible candidates to apply via The Consortium application process. Learn more about The Consortium and view the many benefits of applying to NYU Stern through The Consortium.
MLT Logo Stern partners with Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT), a 9-12 month program that helps young professionals apply successfully to leading graduate business schools. Learn more about the benefits of participating in MLT.
NBMBAA Logo 3 Stern participates in the annual conference of the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA), and many Stern students are members of the organization.
[FTMBA] Prospanica logo Stern participates in the annual conference of Prospanica, and we count numerous members among our students.
Toigo Foundation Logo Stern partners with the Robert Toigo Foundation, an organization that provides an MBA Fellowship and career preparation for candidates committed to careers in finance. Learn more about the Toigo MBA Fellowship.
GradHorizonsLogo Stern is a partner school and participant in Graduate Horizons, which supports the higher education of Native American students by providing graduate admissions workshops to American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students/participants from across the nation.

Alumni Voices

Full-time MBA student Tiffaine Stephens

Tiffaine Stephens, MBA 2020

"As a Consortium Fellow, I had the chance to meet the rest of the fellowship members prior to starting school. This community has turned into a safe haven during my time here."

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Edgar Corona, MBA 2020

"Each individual has a tremendous potential to solve global problems through the power of business. This academic year, AHBBS took on the challenge of placing these ideals into practice by working with the administration, student body, and the broader New York City community."

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Mahssa Mostajabi

Mahssa Mostajabi, MBA 2020

"Consistently, I found incredible community from AHBBS' members ... [they] went out of [their] way to help me with the admissions process, answer my questions, and quell my fears. Ultimately, I decided that this was the differentiating factor for me and I chose to attend Stern as a result."

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