Prospective MBA Admissions Summit

A virtual summit for LGBTQ+ prospective MBAs

Virtual // August 21, 2024

Prospective MBA Admissions Summit Details

Are you a member of the LGBTQ+ community and thinking about pursuing an MBA? Join us for ROMBA’s virtual Prospective MBA Admissions Summit and Expo on Wednesday, August 21, 2024. The summit includes a networking session with current LGBTQ+ MBA students, panels with school admissions officers, and a Business School Expo with 70+ MBA programs. All participating schools are members of the Reaching Out LGBTQ+ MBA Fellowship, a global LGBTQ+ scholarship and leadership development collaboration between Reaching Out and top international business schools.

Please note that the summit will take place virtually on August 21, 2024, as a separate event from the in-person ROMBA conference.

the 2024 agenda will be available this summer.

ROMBA 2023 Virtual Prospective MBA Admissions Summit Agenda (All times in EST)

11:30 am Duration 30 min

ROMBA Welcome

Join us for a quick welcome session where you’ll learn more about Reaching Out MBA and what to expect during the Pre-MBA Admissions Summit.

12:00 pm Duration 50 min

Navigating the MBA Maze: Discovering Your Perfect Fit

Embarking on the journey of pursuing an MBA opens up a world of possibilities, but with so many options available, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. In this interactive and guided session, we invite you to join industry experts and panelists as we help you find clarity amidst the MBA maze. Together, we’ll cut through the noise and discover the program that perfectly aligns with your values, ensuring a rewarding and fulfilling MBA experience.

1:00 pm Duration 50 min

Funding Your MBA: Strategies for Financial Success

Unlock the path to financing your MBA as we delve into essential strategies for financial success. In this session, you’ll gain valuable insights into student loans, financial aid, scholarships, and budgeting, empowering you to confidently embark on your MBA journey and invest in your future with ease.
2:00 pm Duration 120 min

Business School Expo

This is an opportunity for those considering an MBA to meet with representatives from more than 70 top business schools in our Fellowship program. Learn about the admissions process, find the school that’s right for you, and network with school representatives and other attendees. You can get one step closer to finding your perfect fit!


ROMBA Office Hours

For any Prospective-MBAs that have general questions about Reaching Out, the Fellowship Program, or how to tap into the LGBTQ+ business network, drop-in to our open session where ROMBA staff will be available to assist you.

4:00 pm Duration 50 min

Unlocking the MBA Application: Crafting Your Unique Story

Discover the secrets of business school admissions from seasoned MBA representatives of top b-schools. In this candid session, gain exclusive insights on researching schools, navigating the application process, understanding admissions requirements, and most importantly, crafting and showcasing your authentic and diverse background to stand out in the application process. Join us to unlock the power of your unique story and leave a lasting impression on admissions committees.

5:00 pm Duration 50 min

Empowering LGBTQ+ Futures: The Impact of an MBA

Join successful LGBTQ+ MBA alumni as they share transformative stories of how their MBA experiences unlocked new opportunities, both personally and professionally. Discover the powerful impact of MBA programs in empowering LGBTQ+ individuals to thrive in the business world, as we strive to increase representation and influence within the community.

6:00 pm Duration 60 min

Current & Prospective-MBA Networking

In this open format session, Prospective-MBAs can connect with current MBAs to learn how they selected their shortlist of programs, navigated the application process, and experience business school as an LGBTQ+ student.

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