Robert J. Trulaske Sr., College of Business, University of Missouri


The University of Missouri has a commitment to diversity which is echoed in its core values of respect, responsibility, discovery, and excellence. Likewise, the Trulaske College of Business seeks to educate business leaders who understand the diverse nature of the global business environment and can thrive in it. To that end, we encourage and support diversity within our student population.

Student Development

Vasey Academy

Established in 1997, the Vasey Academy provides minority students with opportunities to learn about business and the economy as well as various academic paths into the business world. Students who are accepted receive a one-time $1,000 scholarship and enroll in a one-credit management course in the Trulaske College of Business. During the fall semester, only first-semester freshmen are accepted into the program, while freshmen and sophomores may apply in the spring semester.

Undergraduate Student or Graduate Student Organizations

Join one of our many student organizations to connect with students in your interest area. 

Trulaske Business Academy

Designed for high school students, this week-long residential program introduces students to the various disciplines and career opportunities within the business world, while also experiencing life on a college campus. Special attention is paid towards the areas of accounting, finance, management and marketing

Campus Resources

The Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center offers myriad educational and social opportunities during Black History Month and throughout the year. The campus offers Disability Services and is Military-friendly, and a variety of cultural, ethnic and international student organizations provide a rich campus environment. Resources are also available through the Women's Center, LGBTQ Resource Center and Multicultural Center

International Connections

We welcome international students from around the world. And we encourage domestic students not only to study abroad, but to develop their cultural understanding through special exercises. 

National Conferences

Each year the Crosby MBA Program offers partial financial support for students to attend conferences for groups such as the National Black MBA Association, the National Society of Hispanic MBA's, the Asian MBA Leadership Conference, the National Association of Women MBA's, and Reaching Out LGBT Conference, enabling students to network and meet with prospective employers.