ST. LOUIS, June 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The MBA class of 2014 will include 391 of a record 1,038 applicants to The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, the national coalition of top U.S. business schools and corporations that is the leading advocate for diversity and inclusion in American business. The Consortium's member schools, which include Yale, NYU, Cornell, Dartmouth and thirteen other top MBA programs, have also awarded $20 million in full-tuition, merit-based fellowships to 234 of the new MBA candidates. This brings to more than $250 million the total amount The Consortium has awarded since its 1966 founding.
Said CEO Peter Aranda: "The Consortium is proud of its success in increasing the pipeline of executives committed to diversity. But we want to do more than level the playing field. We want to awaken business leaders to the role our graduates can play in helping companies survive, and thrive, in an increasingly multicultural marketplace."
Said Paul Danos, Dean of Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business and chairperson of The Consortium's board of trustees: "We have seen first-hand the tremendous impact that The Consortium has had on the Tuck community, as well as on the broader business community. We congratulate The Consortium on its continued success."
The 391 new MBA students have exceptional academic credentials. They also have a commitment to diversity proven by their role as mentors for young people in need, their work with organizations fighting for racial and economic equality, their leadership of undergraduate groups devoted to increasing opportunities for minorities, and other similar activities.
The many additional benefits that come with admission to Consortium schools include access to the organization's 6,500-person alumni network and virtually all-expenses-paid participation in the annual Orientation Program & Career Forum, which takes place this year in Minneapolis June 10-13. The gathering offers the newly admitted business students an opportunity to meet executives and recruiters from The Consortium's 80 Fortune 500 and other corporate partners, which include 3M, Citigroup, Microsoft, Target, ExxonMobil, P&G. Other conference perks include career panels, networking events, a job fair and business-school orientation sessions.
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SOURCE The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management