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The Full-Time and STEM MBA Program is committed to our efforts of supporting and developing the next LGBTQIA+ business leaders. By connecting your personal interests, academic plans, and career goals, the program provides various resources and opportunities to foster your success.

Program Opportunities and Support

Spartan Pride  |  ROMBA Fellowship  |  Career Support & Recruitment  |  Programmatic Leadership Support

Reaching Out MBA

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Reaching Out MBA (ROMBA) is an organization whose mission is to increase the influence of the LGBTQIA+ community in business by educating, inspiring, and connecting MBA students and alumni.

ROMBA holds an annual conference for LGBTQIA+ MBA students from across the country to network with fellow students and employers looking to recruit LGBTQIA+ specific talent for their companies. As a member school, the Broad College provides professional development, peer connection, and career prep.

Broad’s Full-Time and STEM MBA Program is proud to be a sponsor school of the ROMBA organization. As such, we are pleased to offer fellowships to LGBTQIA+ students pursuing an MBA. All ROMBA fellows at MSU are chosen at the time of admission and are guaranteed for two years.

ROMBA Fellowship

Students who qualify to be a ROMBA Fellow receive the following benefits:

  • Participation in the ROMBA leadership conference, featuring programming exclusively for ROMBA fellows around the country.
  • Help the Admissions Team identify future candidates for the fellowship.
  • Access to exclusive mentorship and leadership programming.
  • Monetary scholarship – minimum of $10,000 per year.
  • Free admission for all Reaching Out events.
  • A fellows resume and profile book for top corporate ROMBA partners.
  • Assistance with job/internship placement.
  • Priority consideration for organizing committee leadership opportunities.
  • A fellowship retreat for incoming Fellows, with lodging provided and travel stipends available.
  • Leadership/professional development.
  • Profiles highlighted on website and social media.
  • Serve as an LGBTQIA+ ambassador to the community on campus.

For more information, please visit the ROMBA website and contact our program office at

Spartan Pride

Spartan Pride is a student resource group that builds relationships between the Eli Broad College of Business student populations, faculty, staff, alumni, and corporations that are focused on LGBTQIA+ awareness. Furthermore, we provide professional networking opportunities, promote a safe and supportive environment for students, faculty, and staff, and facilitate professional development focused on representation of LGBTQIA+ individuals in Business.

As the first and only LGBTQIA+ organization in the Broad College of Business, Spartan Pride is focused on the support and development of both undergraduate and graduate students.

Students Available for Contact

By contacting current students, you can get first-hand answers to your questions! These students were recently in your shoes and would be glad to discuss your options and their experiences at Broad.

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Kaylee Stevenson

  • Supply Chain Management, Marketing
    Class of 2025
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Raymond Musiima

  • Marketing, Human Resources and Strategic Management
    Class of 2025
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Jessica Boeve

  • Human Resources and Strategic Management
    Class of 2025
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Grant Freeman

  • Supply Chain Management, Marketing
    Class of 2025

Inclusive Recruiting Companies

Employers with ratings of 100% on the Corporate Equality Index recruit Broad MBA students.

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