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MBA Admissions Diversity Partners

Our commitment to recruiting high-potential, talented MBA candidates is supported by our long-standing relationships with nationally recognized diversity advocates.

The Tepper School is one of a few top 20 business schools that partner with all of the leading MBA diversity organizations. Underrepresented minorities, women, military veterans, and LGBTQ applicants can benefit from our diversity partnerships and alliances.

Get to know some Tepper MBA students who are affiliated with various national MBA inclusion organizations. 


The Tepper School is a proud partner of Access, the only free comprehensive admission resource for underrepresented minorities (URMs) and women interested in applying to an MBA or business-related MS/Ph.D. program. Access provides free admissions resources, discounts, and an admissions community, ensuring that its members never apply alone.

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The Tepper School is one of 23 business schools partnering with The Consortium, an organization that enhances diversity throughout management education. Consortium members can apply to up to six MBA programs through just one application, saving time and expenses associated with the admissions process. Consortium members admitted to the Tepper School are considered for a full-tuition, merit-based fellowship.

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Partnering with 56 business schools, Forté is committed to advancing women in business by providing students with professional development, networking opportunities, and fellowships, like the Tepper School Forté Scholarship. Forté’s MBA Launch is a 10-month program that pairs students seeking an MBA with a support network and provides a structured roadmap for applying to business schools.

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The Tepper School is ranked #14 among Military MBA’s top 50 business schools for veterans. Working with 26 member schools, Military MBA provides MBA research and application assistance, professional development, and scholarships for U.S. military. Tepper MBAs with military backgrounds make strong transitions into the civilian workforce, based in part upon the structure, leadership opportunities, and rigorous caliber of our program.


Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) partners with the top 35 business schools as a national advocate for career development of African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans in business. MLT's MBA Prep program provides personalized guidance for the MBA application as a way to maximize your business school experience. 

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The Tepper School is one of 78 schools that participate in the Reaching Out LGBTQ MBA Fellowship, which includes a scholarship and access to exclusive mentorship and leadership development. Reaching Out MBA hosts ROMBA, the annual conference of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender graduate business school students, business leaders, and recruiters.