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Deadline: Jan. 5, 2018. Of the 10,000 MBA students who graduate every year from top-tier business schools, fewer than 8 percent are African American, Native American or Hispanic American. We believe the best way to increase the representation of these groups in American business and education is to celebrate and uplift those who have dedicated their lives to inclusion. If you have worked hard to promote diversity in your community or your workplace, we invite you to apply to The Consortium as a starting point toward achieving your career goals. As a member of The Consortium, you may be eligible for a full-tuition fellowship. In 2017, we offered 413 fellowships covering full tuition and mandatory fees. Fellowship decisions are based entirely on academic and extracurricular merit. Click here to learn more.


  • U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident of any race or ethnicity
  • Demonstrate a commitment to The Consortium’s mission of helping to reduce the serious underrepresentation of African Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans in both our member schools’ enrollments and the ranks of management
  • Hold a four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in the U.S. or an equivalent degree from a college or university outside the U.S.]

How to Apply

Click here to apply.

  • Admission
    MBA admission decisions are based on your proven academic ability (GMAT® and/or GRE, along with academic transcripts), professional potential (career, resumé, recommendations and interview) and personal characteristics. Admission decisions are made by the committees at member schools and are communicated to Consortium members by the schools. Decisions are final.
  • Membership
    Consortium membership is treated separately from school admittance. Once you are accepted to a school, your commitment to The Consortium’s mission will be evaluated. However, if you are admitted and granted membership, you must enroll in a member school program to enjoy the benefits. Membership is not transferrable to non-Consortium schools. Individual schools may offer you school-specific, merit-based scholarships that are not related to Consortium membership or fellowship decisions.
  • Fellowship (and school rankings)
    All Consortium members will be considered for two-year fellowship (Emory offers one-year programs), which covers tuition and required fees. The rankings you assign to each school determine the order in which schools may consider you for a Consortium Fellowship. If your first-ranked school does not reward you the Fellowship, the option passes to your next-ranked, admitted school, and so on. The rankings you assign to each school will only be released to schools once they have provided their admissions decisions to The Consortium. Fellowships are awarded through an overall review of the overall merit of your application. They are made by the admissions and scholarship committees at each member schools – not by The Consortium. Decisions regarding fellowships are typically made in mid-March and will come from the school. You are required to accept or decline your Consortium offer by April 15. Although some schools may offer deferred admission, the Fellowship may not be deferred. If you decide to defer your admission, you must reapply for a Fellowship.
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