The Multicultural Business Program (MBP) is a diverse, inclusive, and multicultural community led by students for students where they matter, belong, and with professional support are connected with resources to persist to graduation and beyond.
MBP envisions an Orfalea experience where all students are prepared for personal, academic, and professional success in a diverse and multicultural world.
MBP seeks to increase the enrollment, retention, and graduation of traditionally underserved, historically underrepresented and marginalized students in higher education and business.
The MBP Center is open throughout the school year. This a community space in Building 3 Room 106 for students to socialize or study during their day Monday to Thursday from 8am until 4pm. Free snacks, free scantrons, and free printing are all provided in the center to any student in OCOB.
The MBP Fellowship is designed for students to receive support services, resources, and opportunities throughout their journey at Cal Poly. Students are chosen from a competitive applicant pool during the summer prior to their first fall quarter at Cal Poly. MBP Fellows join a cohort of students during their first fall quarter at Cal Poly where they receive support from their first day on campus through graduation.
Transfer-Mation is a pilot support group for transfer students by transfer students that focuses on the unique experiences of transitioning to OCOB.
MBP offers program-specific courses for BUS 100, ES 112, BUS 206, and BUS 306.
MBP organizes field trips for students to network with industry professionals and get first-hand knowledge about the day-to-day responsibilities.
Leadership Beyond the Resume Summit
Leadership Beyond the Resume (LBTR) is a one-day conference held by the Multicultural Business Program in winter quarter that focuses on preparing emerging leaders from historically underrepresented backgrounds for the opportunities and challenges that they will face in their careers.
Inclusion & Diversity (ID) Week
MBP succeeds because of the generous financial and in-kind support we receive from our corporate partners. Professionals and alumni contribute countless hours in classroom presentations, workshops, and mentoring for MBP students. We are grateful for their continued support of student success.