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The Consortium Announces Addition of Columbia Business School at Columbia University as New Member School

The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, a  national nonprofit organization focused on diversity, equity and inclusion in graduate business education  and American business, is proud to announce the addition of the 21st university to its membership ranks: Columbia University’s Columbia Business School. The Consortium’s Board of Trustees approved the  school’s membership on March 25, 2021, which will be effective beginning July 1, 2021.  

Established in 1916, this top-ranking New York-based institution is one of the oldest business schools in the world and one of six Ivy League business schools. The Consortium works with top-ranked  MBA programs around the country to increase the ranks of underrepresented minorities in business  education and corporate leadership and looks forward to working with Columbia to further advance this  mission.  

“We are excited to welcome Columbia to our list of top-ranking member schools that are  dedicated to advancing opportunities for underrepresented minorities in graduate business education and  leadership,” said Consortium Executive Director & CEO Peter J. Aranda, III. “It is clear that Columbia  Business School will be a passionate, dedicated and enthusiastic partner in furthering our mission. We  look forward to working with Dean Costis Maglaras and his team.” 

“Business schools like Columbia have a number of essential responsibilities when it comes to  enhancing and improving diversity, equity and inclusion,” said Costis Maglaras, Dean of Columbia  Business School. “We must endeavor to diversify our own communities with the goal of building a  student body reflective of what we want to see in the business world. We must teach students to  recognize the value that diversity adds to business. And we must enhance their abilities to lead in a more  inclusive and equitable manner. All of these efforts will be strengthened considerably through our  partnership with The Consortium, and we are extremely proud and humbled to be a part of their efforts.”

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