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Stanford GSB Joins the Consortium

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Next season’s MBA applicants will have another pathway to Stanford GSB: The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management. Effective July 1, 2022, Stanford GSB will become the 22nd member school–and second M7 school, with the first being Columbia Business School–of the Consortium. Recruitment for Stanford’s first group of Consortium applicants will begin in August of 2022.

The Consortium is a nonprofit organization with the mission to improve representation of African Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans in their member schools and real-world management. Consortium membership is open to any U.S. citizen or permanent resident, regardless of race, gender or ethnicity, who can show “demonstrated commitment” to their mission.

“We are excited to welcome Stanford Graduate School of Business 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, in the press release. “It is clear that Stanford GSB will be a passionate, dedicated and enthusiastic partner in the ultimate fulfillment of our mission.”

Given Stanford GSB’s extensive diversity initiatives, their partnership with an organization that prioritizes diversity, equity and inclusion simply makes sense.

“As an institution, we want to help shape a future where individuals have the same opportunity to thrive regardless of their background,” said Dean of Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) Jonathan D. Levin in the press release. “We believe in attracting and supporting outstanding students from diverse backgrounds to enhance the learning environment at the GSB, and ultimately, to contribute principled and purposeful leadership to organizations around the world.”

The Consortium’s member schools include:

  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Dartmouth College
  • Emory University
  • Georgetown University
  • Indiana University–Bloomington
  • University of Michigan–Ann Arbor
  • New York University
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Rice University
  • Stanford University
  • University of Rochester
  • University of Southern California
  • The University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Washington
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • Yale University
Lauren Wakal
Lauren Wakal has been covering the MBA admissions space for more than a decade, from in-depth business school profiles to weekly breaking news and more.