What is The Consortium?
The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management awards merit-based, full-tuition fellowship to top MBA candidates who have a proven record of promoting inclusion in school, in their jobs or in their personal lives. Applicants to The Consortium can apply to MBA programs at up to six member schools using one application, and can gain access to career and professional development opportunities. To help you apply to The Consortium, we gathered The Consortium’s 2020 – 2021 application deadlines and essay prompts.
The Consortium’s mission is to bring diverse perspectives into the workplace by reducing the under representation of African Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans in American MBA programs and, in turn, in the ranks of American business. At The Art of Applying®, we have helped many clients demonstrate their commitment to The Consortium’s mission, and get full-tuition fellowships through The Consortium. Learn about the success of our clients Lauren, Samuel, and Emilie, and hear their advice for MBA applicants.
Note: Be sure to verify deadlines and essay details on The Consortium website as dates and details sometimes change.
The Consortium 2020-2021 Application Deadlines
|Early Application Deadline||October 15, 2020|
|Traditional Application Deadline||January 5, 2021|
|Admissions Decision||Varies by school|
|Fellowship Notification||March 2021|
The Consortium 2020-2021 Application Essay Prompts
The Consortium Core Essay #1:
Please describe your short- and long-term goals post-MBA. How has your professional experience shaped these goals and influenced your decision to pursue an MBA degree?
The Consortium Core Essay #2 (optional)
Is there any other information you would like to share with us that is not presented elsewhere in your application?
The Consortium Mission Essay:
Our mission, through the strength of our growing alliance and extended network, is to enhance diversity and inclusion in global business education and leadership by striving to reduce the significant underrepresentation of African Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans in both our Member Schools’ enrollments and the ranks of global management across the following sectors: For-profit corporations, Nonprofit corporations, Government agencies and contractors, and Entrepreneurial ventures in both for-profit and nonprofit environments.
*Please address the three questions noted below. Please use specific examples pertaining to our target populations and clearly articulate your involvement, actions and results.
- What will you do while enrolled in your MBA program to demonstrate your commitment to the mission? (1,000 characters)
- What will you do post-MBA with respect to community service and leadership involvement to demonstrate your continued commitment to The Consortium’s missions of diversity and inclusion? (1,000 characters)
- What have you done pre-MBA in your business, personal or academic life to demonstrate commitment to this mission? (2,000 characters)
When you respond to these essay questions, please provide several specific examples of your involvement and the results of your actions whenever possible. The first essay is required and used for admission purposes only. It provides an opportunity for you to express your strengths, attributes, experiences and other traits or abilities you believe are relevant to your educational goals and career objectives. The optional essay lets you bring additional information to the attention of the admissions committee. These may explain gaps in employment or shortcomings in your academic record, specific plans to retake the GMAT®/GRE or other relevant information. If you answer “yes” to any of the questions in the Personal Certification/Signature section (described below), you must provide an explanation. If necessary, you may use this essay to explain your circumstances. The last Consortium-required essay will assess your commitment to The Consortium’s mission and will be used to determine your fit for membership. Please navigate to the Membership section within the core application to view the membership essay.
Please note: You will be required to write at least one school-specific essay for each school to which you plan to apply. Schools only see their individual essays. To complete these essays, navigate to each school’s supplemental page within your core applications. Text boxes with specified word limitations will be provided for the membership essay and all school-specific essays.
Include your full name and date of birth (mm/dd/yyyy) on each page
Limit Core Essay # 1 to 300 word limit
Please use 12-point font
Must be a Microsoft Word document
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