The Hispanic Business Association (HBA) supports Hispanic American students at Columbia Business School and fosters a strong sense of community among its members. The HBA works to achieve its mission by offering academic support to HBA members, organizing community service opportunities, providing career prep, and gathering the HBA community in a variety of social events.
Among other activities, the HBA actively engages the Columbia Business School Hispanic alumni network, holds speaker series, and organizes the Annual Hispanic MBA Summit, which provides an opportunity for Hispanic MBAs from top-tier schools to participate in premium recruiting events and build a premier network with their counterparts at peer schools.
The HBA also works closely with the Office of Admissions to host events for prospective Hispanic business school students.
Diversity Matters, an annual afternoon event highlighting diversity and inclusion at Columbia Business School, will be hosted in conjunction with the Black Business Students Association, Columbia Women in Business, Cluster Q, the Hispanic Business Association, and the Military in Business Association this fall.
Together with the Office of Admissions, the HBA and the Black Business Students Association (BBSA) will also hold a full-day event for Black, African American, Hispanic, and Latino prospective students this fall, Spotlight On: BBSA & HBA. Spotlight On: BBSA & HBA will provide insight into the BBSA and HBA community at Columbia Business School and allow prospective students to learn more about student life, academics, financial aid, and the admissions process.