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

Black Business Leaders & Entrepreneurship

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.

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. 

African American Student Union (AASU)

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. 

Harvard Business School African-American Alumni Association (HBSAAA)
HBS graduates stay connected with AASU long after they leave HBS. 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.

Asian-American Business Association

The Asian-American Business Association provides a forum for the promotion, understanding and cross-cultural exchange of East Asian and Asian American business, social, academic, cultural, political and community-related initiatives. 

Latino Student Organization

LASO’s mission is to promote and support Harvard Business School’s Latinx students. Representing a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, interests, and Latinx heritage, LASO members spearhead initiatives related to MBA admissions, alumni, career development and more to advocate for and empower the Latinx community both on and off-campus.

Harvard Business School Latino Alumni Association (HBSLAA)
HBSLAA provides post-graduate management education, networking, and career advancement opportunities for Latino Alumni of Harvard Business School. We accomplish this by: 
  • Creating a self-sustaining organization that will be a long-time contributor to the greater HBS community and the professional and career development of its Latino graduates.
  • Providing on-going educational opportunities via seminars and special events relevant to HBS Latino alumni. 
  • Promoting relationship building between current HBS Latino students and HBS Latino alumni.
  • Maintaining ties with HBS and serving as the leading point of contact on matters relevant to its Latino alumni.
  • 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.

    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.

    AASU H. Naylor Fitzhugh Conference

    Adelante: Latinx Business Conference at HBS

    Latino Business Conference at Harvard

    Webinars

    Hear from current students and learn more about the MBA Program through interest-specific Admissions webinars. Watch this webinar hosted by Professor Alvarez, AASU and LASO or access the full library of webinars for prospective students.

    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 and partners with organizations on outreach events to meet prospective students. You can find us at Riordan, SHPE, ALPFA, MLT, NSBE, Tapia, National Impact Summit, and NAAAHP.

    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.