Professional Development Opportunities

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While Johnson students will have plenty of opportunities for professional development within the MBA program, there are a lot of opportunities with nationally recognized organizations and non-profits that are closing the equity gap by offering varying levels of support, from professional coaching and special off-campus events to merit-based scholarships and career forums. We’re proud to work with and highlight some of these groups to facilitate and strengthen connections among women, veterans, Black, Indigenous, Latinx/Hispanic, and the LGBTQ+ community.

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion offers travel funding  to all women, veterans, Black, Indigenous, Latinx/Hispanic, and LGBTQ+-identified students to attend professional development opportunities such as conferences, case competitions, leadership summits, and early recruiting. Information about this will be shared with admitted students after receipt of downpayment to matriculate into the program, as well as at MOSAIC orientation.


Johnson partners with several organizations and foundations to expand opportunities for our MBA students.

Conferences and Early Recruiting

Johnson MBA students who identify as women, Black, Indigenous, Latinx/Hispanic, veterans, or LGBTQ+ have the opportunity to attend conferences where they have opportunities for professional development and where companies are looking to diversify their leadership. These conferences target those with minoritized identities in order to close the equity gap that has always existed in business.

Case Competitions

While many of the early recruiting conferences listed above offer team case competitions, here are additional case competitions in which Johnson students might be interested in competing.

Leadership Summits and Fora

Johnson students also have the opportunity to attend various Leadership Summits and Fora to meet with leaders from around the world who share their identities. Some of the summits and fora that Johnson MBA students have attended in the past are: