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Build community and foster leadership.

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

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, 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
  • All expenses paid fellowship retreat
  • Professional development workshops with top consulting companies
  • 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.

Inclusive Recruiting Companies

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

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