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Top 5 Reasons To Earn Your MBA at a Consortium Member School

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Are you ready to begin your MBA journey, but you’re not quite sure where to begin? Between application fees, test scores, and the sheer number of program options across the country, it can be a daunting task. 

Nevertheless, The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management gives you the tools to streamline your application and gives students access to the top MBA programs in the U.S. The Consortium has been a cornerstone for diversity in higher education since 1966 and strives to increase African American, Hispanic American, and Native American representation in business. Here are five reasons you should become a Consortium Member and join the growing ranks of students who are working towards our mission:

  1. Extensive alumni and peer network 

Becoming a Consortium Member and attending one of our member schools means joining a cohort of hundreds of students nationwide — and an even broader alumni network. Not only will you have the chance to connect with fellow members at your school, but you’ll also be able to meet your entire incoming class at our annual career forum: The Orientation Program (OP). 

After graduating, you’ll have the chance to stay in touch with your peers, and with an alumni network of over 12,000 people, the career, professional development, and friendship opportunities are endless.

  1. Access to the best business schools in the country 

The Consortium’s member schools have consistently been recognized as the country’s top MBA programs, and many of them were ranked by the U.S. News and World Report as the Best Business Schools of 2023-2024.

Our member schools are located across the country, which means you have the power to choose the best fit for your career and lifestyle goals. 

  1. Launch your career to the next level

As previously mentioned, OP represents an opportunity to make lifelong career connections, grow your professional network, and even secure internships and full-time jobs for post-graduation. 

During OP, you have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with recruiters from major companies, learn more about popular post-MBA fields including consulting, healthcare, and more, and connect with your like-minded peers. OP isn’t just an event; it’s a gateway to your future success.

  1. Funding assistance

Consortium member schools stand ready to assist you financially, offering funding that may cover up to full tuition and fees. Additionally, The Consortium application streamlines the MBA application process, allowing you to apply for as many programs as you’d like at the same time. The best part? Our application has a tiered pricing structure meaning the more programs you apply for, the less you pay.

  1. Become a liaison and lift others as you climb

As a Consortium Member, you’re not just a student; you’re an advocate for change. You’ll have the opportunity to become a Consortium Student Liaison on your campus, assisting us in spreading awareness of our mission and supporting your peers. Consortium Membership represents a lifelong commitment to our mission, one that is more important now than ever before. 

In a sea of options, The Consortium stands out as more than just an educational organization. Together, we are the architects of a fairer, more equitable tomorrow. So, join us and be a part of something greater than yourself and let’s pave the way for a brighter future.

Have questions? Reach out to recruiting@cgsm.org for more information.

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