Native Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Alaskan Natives make up less than 1% of the population of people in an MBA program and make up just over 2% of the entire US population. In 2017, only 413 Native Americans took the GMAT, and while this isn’t a full indicator as to how many Native American and Indigenous folks applied and went on to an MBA program, this number is still very low. We recognize that for many, the connection to their Indigenous identity may have been taken away from them by colonization, which for many Latinx individuals is a reality. ODI is here to help all with Indigenous identities to reconnect and explore that part of themselves. At Johnson, we strive to create a respectful space of belonging where our Indigenous students are able to show up as their full authentic selves and maintain a connection to their indigeneity.
Life in Ithaca, NY, a small, rural city, offers many advantages with ODI and Cornell University offering intentional support and information about opportunities to connect with other Indigenous students, staff, and faculty at Cornell as well as with the Nations on whose traditional lands we are guests.
Cornell University is located on the traditional homelands of the Gayogo̱hó:nǫɁ (the Cayuga Nation). The Gayogo̱hó:nǫɁ are members of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, an alliance of six sovereign Nations with a historic and contemporary presence on this land.
Johnson joined The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management in 2009 and continues to support its mission of enhancing diversity and inclusion in global business education and leadership. Consortium member schools, like Johnson, aim to reduce the significant underrepresentation of African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans among their enrollment and, therefore, among the global business landscape.
Learn more about The Consortium and The Consortium Family at Johnson.
Johnson partners with Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) to offer coaching and connections for African American, Latino/a, and Native American MBA candidates before they begin their MBA journeys. MLT’s 10-month MBA Prep program connects prospects with an MLT coach to help prepare a stronger MBA application. You’ll have access to MBA admissions officers, attend seminars, and receive GMAT guidance and support.
If you’ve been accepted to Johnson’s Two-Year MBA program, you’re eligible for MLT’s MBA Professional Development program. This 12-month, pre-MBA program will help you hit the ground running with coaching, access to top employers, and the chance to interview for internships three months before beginning your MBA curriculum.
Before you start your MBA, apply for MLT’s MBA Prep or MBA Professional Development program directly with Management Leadership for Tomorrow.
The Robert Toigo Foundation aims to advance the careers and leadership potential of underrepresented talent by creating opportunities for inclusion from the classroom to the boardroom. As education is a central part of Tiogo’s mission, the foundation awards fellowships to incoming MBAs who meet the criteria outlined above.
Since 1994, Johnson has welcomed Toigo Fellows who attend training sessions and receive leadership development resources, access to more than 1,300 minority MBA graduates working in finance, and a partial merit award. Combined with Johnson’s close community, Toigo Fellow alumni, and powerhouse finance faculty, fellows will graduate with the tools and support system needed to excel in the finance industry.