HBS is committed to increasing diversity and opportunity in business education. We invite you to learn more about the African American, Latino, and Native American communities at HBS. 

Black Business Leaders & Entrepreneurship

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A new course from Senior Lecturer Steven S. Rogers explores 14 new case studies all with black protagonists, including Ebony Magazine and Johnson Publishing Chairman Linda Johnson Rice. The course, its cases, faculty, and students examines the great business opportunities that have emerged from identifying underserved markets of black consumers and the unique interplay between race and successful entrepreneurial ventures.

You can also access a four-part Black Business Leaders podcast here.

Student Clubs

Participating in one of the 80+ student-run clubs at HBS can be a great way both to explore interests and meet some of your closest friends. Learn more here

African American Student Union
AASU strives to be an extended family for its members from the moment they decide to attend HBS, through the transition to EC year and beyond graduation. Current membership includes over 130 first years, second years, and partners who engage in social events, cultural activities, and academic and professional development workshops. Read more about the club here.

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Contact Information
Andrew Levette: alevette+mba2018.hbs.edu
Tiana Williams: tiwilliams+mba2018.hbs.edu

HBS graduates stay connected with AASU long after they leave HBS. The Harvard Business School African-American Alumni Association (HBSAAA) serves over 2,200 African American, African, and other graduates of HBS who identify with an African American heritage. It is dedicated to building and sustaining a beneficial network that connects alumni, current students, and applicants with HBS to increase our influence at the School and in the broader African American Community.

Latino Student Organization
LASO proudly promotes the Latino culture at Harvard Business School. It provides support and resources for its members during their time at HBS and throughout their careers.

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Contact Information
Karla Mendez: kmendezramirez+mba2018.hbs.edu
Eduardo Russian: erussian+mba2018.hbs.edu

Harvard University Native American Program
HUNAP brings together Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students and interested individuals from the Harvard community for the purpose of advancing the well-being of indigenous peoples through self-determination, academic achievement, and community service.

Contact Information
hunap+harvard.edu
617-495-4923

Annual Events

On Campus Prospective Student Diversity Days

Deciding whether business school is the right next step can be a tough decision. Each year, we host three Prospective Student Diversity Days to help you learn more about HBS, the MBA Program, and the diverse community of students here. Activities include a class visit, campus tour, and discussions with current students and Admissions staff.

Student Conferences

Club conferences are a vibrant part of the HBS ecosystem. Over 25 conferences are held each year on topics ranging from finance to entrepreneurship to women in business – and all are open to prospective students. Learn more here.

AASU H. Naylor Fitzhugh Conference

Latino Business Conference at Harvard

Webinars

Hear from current students and learn more about the MBA Program through interest-specific Admissions webinars. Access the full library of webinars for prospective students here.

Watch this year’s “Diversity Perspectives at HBS” webinar with members of LASO, AASU, and Professor Andy Zelleke.

Summer Venture in Management Program

The HBS Summer Venture in Management Program (SVMP) is a one week management training program for rising college seniors designed to increase diversity and opportunity in business education. An annual event at HBS, this unique educational experience helps participants develop a broader understanding of the challenges business leaders face, the many dimensions of the business world, and the impact they can have on their community and the world through business leadership.

Organizations and Conference Affiliations

The HBS Admissions team attends a number of conferences each year to meet prospective students. You can find us at Riordan, HENAAC, SHPE, New York Needs You, AISES, MLT, NSBE, Jumpstart, Ten Schools Diversity Alliance, Graduate Horizons, BEYA, and NSHMBA.

HBS also partners with SEO, MLT, and Riordan on outreach events throughout the year.

Connect with Us

Do you want to learn more? Stay connected with us by completing an online profile. Have a question? Contact us at admissions+hbs.edu.