One-Year MBA in Pilot Program with Consortium

The Consortium/Goizueta Business SchoolThe Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, a national, non-profit organization for diversity and inclusion in American business, has announced the addition of the One-Year MBA Program at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School to its member programs.

Goizueta has been a member school with its Full-Time Program for more than a decade. In a pilot project, the One-Year Program becomes the only accelerated offering connected to The Consortium.

“Through our relationship with The Consortium we continue a strong commitment to diversity,” said Larry Benveniste, Dean of Goizueta Business School.  “We are pleased to extend our alliance to include the One-Year MBA Program. We look forward to taking part in this pilot initiative, which will enable Goizueta One-Year students to take advantage of Consortium recruiting and fellowship opportunities while completing their studies and returning to the work force in just one year.”

The One-Year MBA Program encompasses three semesters, beginning in May of each calendar year. The Class of 2012 includes 39 students (8 percent minority) with an average of five years work experience.

The Consortium will begin recruiting prospective, One-Year MBA students for Goizueta immediately with the first class enrolling in May 2012. Candidates interested in the Consortium Fellowship apply with the organization and are considered for full-tuition, merit-based benefits and take part in ongoing professional development opportunities.

“We are thrilled to expand our relationship with Goizueta Business School via this pilot program,” said Peter J. Aranda III, Executive Director and CEO of The Consortium. “Including Goizueta’s One-Year Program among our member schools and offerings enhances our goal of providing opportunities for deserving students to attend top-ranked institutions. Having more Consortium students at Emory broadens our reach and strengthens our mission to promote diversity in American business schools and corporations.”

The Consortium is made up of 17 top business schools and corporations including Goizueta, University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Los Angeles, Carnegie Melon University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Indiana University – Bloomington, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, New York University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Rochester, University of Southern California, The University of Texas at Austin, University of Virginia, Washington University in St. Louis, University of Wisconsin – Madison and Yale University .

The mission of The Consortium is to enhance diversity in business education and leadership by helping to reduce the serious underrepresentation of African Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans in member schools’ enrollment and the ranks of management.

The Consortium awards more than $19 million in full-tuition, merit based MBA fellowships annually, and has been instrumental in assisting more than 6,000 underrepresented minority students earn their MBAs and advance their careers in corporate America.

For more information about The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, visit www.cgsm.org or call 1-888-658-6814.

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