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The Robert Toigo Foundation

Toigo MBA Program

Toigo began with a focus on the MBA providing a needed but missing network of career connections, training and support to diverse business school graduates launching careers in finance. We’ve grown from our first class of seven at Columbia to a network of 1,300+ at 20+ top MBA programs. This early touch with talent, with tomorrow’s leaders, remains core to our mission.

Beginning the first of each year, we issue a call for the best and brightest incoming MBA candidates–diverse men and women* with deep finance, strategy and quantitative skills. More than 500 apply; following a rigorous review and selection process, we identify those who best represent the Foundation’s commitment to excellence, leadership and change.

For firms, Toigo talent represents a highly sought-after group of rising professionals; one media outlet dubbed our MBA participants as “the Rhode Scholars of finance.” Firms work closely with the Foundation and engage in various initiatives as a way to get direct exposure to Toigo MBA Program participants, offer summer intern and potentially full-time career opportunities. Here’s what makes a Toigo MBA Program participant stand-out:

  • PREPARED –  intense training via masterclasses, mentoring, finance sector webinars. We’ve tailored our program curriculum as an enhancement to existing MBA courses with the goal of providing leadership training to tackle issues unique to diverse professionals.
  • AWARE – We coach our MBA Program participants to assess their career focus, core strengths and provide mentoring not just at the start of their careers but along the full arc. This hands-on counsel ensures our talent has high self awareness, communications skills, as well as deep quant skills.
  • EXEMPLARY – Toigo MBA Program participants benefit from stand-out distinction in the eyes of employers and industry leaders. By completing our first year leadership track, participants may advance to Fellow status–then Alums upon graduation.  Throughout the process, their  networks continue to grow–directly benefiting the firms where they work.


Connect With Toigo Talent

For firms, there are a number of direct touch points to meet Toigo MBA Program participants and explore summer and/or full-time opportunities. Reach out to discuss how your firm can get engaged.

* Toigo uses the U.S. Census definition of ethnic minorities for diversity; all Fellows must be enrolled in an US-based program (2-year is typical but includes JD/MBA, Masters in Real Estate, Masters in Finance)

Program Details

For additional information on the program itself, click here