Black Graduate Business Association
Learn more and connect with Black Graduate Business Association student members.
About UsFounded in 1985, the Black Graduate Business Association is built on the achievements of its membership. As a professional organization of predominantly Black students pursuing an MBA, BGBA’s purpose is to provide a nexus through fellowship to broaden, enhance and promote the successful futures of its members.
Resources for Applicants
Consortium for Graduate Study in Management
Consortium for Graduate Study in Management (CGSM) is an alliance of top business schools and business organizations committed to enhancing diversity and inclusion in business education and leadership by striving to reduce the significant underrepresentation of African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans in business. The McCombs School of Business has been a proud partner of the Consortium since 1984.
Candidates who apply through the Consortium are considered for full-tuition and partial scholarships. All U.S. citizens and permanent residents (regardless of race or ethnicity) who have demonstrated a commitment to promoting inclusion in school, in their jobs, or in their personal lives are eligible for Consortium membership.
Management Leadership for Tomorrow
Launched in 2002, Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) is a national nonprofit working to transform the leadership pipelines of leading business schools and organizations. MLT equips high-achieving individuals from underrepresented communities - Black, Latinx, and Native American - to realize their full potential, make a mark, and make a difference. The MLT MBA Prep and MLT Professional Development programs prepare business school candidates for the MBA application and corporate recruiting process.
Celebrating Black History Month
7 Black-Owned Businesses in AustinLearn about 7 Black-owned businesses around Austin that you can support throughout the year and check out how our Black Graduate Business Association celebrated Black History Month.
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Here are just a few ways that BGBA and McCombs interact both inside and outside of school!
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