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Washington University in St Louis Olin Business School

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Diversity

Inclusiveness means celebrating differences, learning from them and understanding their importance in today’s global marketplace. 

A Commitment to Promoting Diversity

At Olin, we seek a class that represents diversity across a number of important dimensions: academic, professional, cultural, geographic, and otherwise. Most importantly, we aspire to recruit students who offer diversity of thought and ideas (see Class Profile).

Lynn talks about student diversity and St. Louis We’re a founding member of the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, an organization that works to diversify the ranks of corporate America – and the student bodies of its 15 member schools – by providing full-tuition scholarships to candidates who are committed to this mission. Olin is also a member of the Forté Foundation. Women offered admission to the full-time MBA program are considered for special Forté Scholarship awards.

International Students

More than one-third of our MBAs are from countries outside the United States. We offer special resources to assist international students, including a separate orientation program, an international career advisor, and a series of business-oriented English Language Program courses. In addition, Washington University's Office for International Students and Scholars offers a wide range of information and support services.

Student Organizations

Several of our student organizations help us attract a diverse student body.

The Olin Veterans Association, a network of current students, alumni and corporate partners with military backgrounds, works to recruit junior military officers and advises current students on their course selection, résumé preparation and job-search strategies. It also offers a mentorship program and special scholarships.

The Olin Chapter of MBA Women International (MBAWI) encourages the development and advancement of women in business. Members of the Business Minority Council support one another’s academic and career development.

Clubs established by Chinese, Indian, Japanese, and Korean students and alumni create additional support networks and often help with the recruitment of MBA candidates.

For more information on student organizations, visit Campus Groups.