Minority Students

Owen students and alumni work for 42 of the 50 companies on the 2012 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity List. Read their stories to discover how Vanderbilt shaped their lives and their careers.

 Olumuyiwa Adegbesan

Meet Olumuyiwa Adegbesan, Vanderbilt MBA Class of 2015

Pathway Operations Manager at Amazon
“Making the trains run on time” is a metaphor that has come to encompass all facets of operations management. For Olumuyiwa Adegbesan, it was his job... More of Olumuyiwa's story

Student Organizations

Asian American Student Association
Black Student Alliance
Vanderbilt Association of Hispanic Students
Muslim Student Association
Owen Christian Business Association
Owen Latin Business Association
Owen Jewish Business Association
Organization of Black Graduate and Professional Students
Owen Black Student's Association
Rhythm and Roots Performance Company

Admissions and Scholarships

Business school is probably the single most significant investment you will make in your personal and professional development. We are committed to helping students afford the Vanderbilt MBA program. Click here to learn about our scholarships, including the Diversity Scholarship—Underrepresented Minorities and the Diversity Scholarship—Latin American Citizenship.

Diversity Events

Owen Diversity Symposium
November 6, 2015
This annual event is especially targeted for individuals interested in the advancement of U.S. minorities in business. Topics include student life, challenges facing minorities in business and Vanderbilt's commitment to diversity. You will be able to register within your application when this event is open for registration.

Music City Jazz, Blues & Heritage Festival
The two-day festival is a fitting way for Music City to honor the way that song can bridge the cultural gaps that exist in our society.

Nashville Celebration of Cultures
Each year thousands turn out to learn about and celebrate Nashville’s diverse population.

National Black MBA Conference
Owen students and alumni attend this annual conference which includes job and networking opportunities, workshops, a case competition, and career coaching.

Native American Pow Wow
All are encouraged to celebrate and learn during this three-day event honoring the culture and heritage of Tennessee’s 10,000 Native American Indians.

National Society of Hispanic MBA's Conference
The NSHMBA Annual Conference and Career Expo is an unparalleled tribute to higher education in the Hispanic community with record breaking attendance every year.

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Conference

March 23-27, 2016
Anaheim, California

Association of Latino Professionals in Finance & Accounting (ALPFA) Conference
August 5-9, 2016
Lake Buena Vista, Florida

Graduate Horizons – Native American Students and Graduate School
TBD 2016
University of Michigan
Ann Harbor, MI

Past Events

Reaching Out MBA (ROMBA) Conference
October 8, 2015
Chicago, Illinois

Asian MBA Leadership Conference

October 16-17, 2015
New York City, New York

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) Conference

November 11-15, 2015
Baltimore, MD

American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES)

November 13, 2015
Phoenix, AZ

Vanderbilt and Nashville Resources

Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center
Black Chamber of Commerce
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Nashville Latino Professionals Meetup Group
National Black MBA, Nashville Chapter
Native American Indian Association of Tennessee

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