Consortium Candidates

 

The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management

The Consortium is an alliance of leading American business schools and some of the country's top corporations. The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management seeks to enhance diversity in business education and leadership by helping to reduce the serious underrepresentation of African Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans in both our member schools and in the ranks of management.

The Consortium recruits qualified U.S. citizens and permanent residents who can demonstrate a commitment to The Consortium's mission.

If you are considering applying through The Consortium, you may reach out to our student Consortium Liaisons.

Important Dates & Information

 

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Round 1
Oct. 15, 2017

Round 2
Jan. 3, 2018

GMAT/GRE/TOEFL/ IELTS TEST DEADLINE

Round 1
Oct. 15, 2017

Round 2
Jan. 3, 2018

ADMISSION DECISION RELEASE

Round 1
Jan. 12, 2018

Round 2
Mar. 16, 2018

CONSORTIUM FELLOWSHIP RELEASE

Round 1
Mar. 16, 2018

Round 2
Mar. 16, 2018

The Consortium Application

We encourage candidates who can demonstrate their commitment to The Consortium’s mission to apply to the UCLA Anderson MBA program through The Consortium. Your application will be evaluated for admission, membership and fellowship.

MBA Admission

Candidates who apply to the UCLA Anderson MBA program through The Consortium undergo the same evaluation process as applicants who apply directly to the UCLA Anderson MBA. Please note that although you do not need to submit a separate UCLA Anderson application, it is recommended that you create an account through our application portal and submit your inquiry form to streamline the processing of your application and ensure access to our decision system.

Consortium Membership

Consortium membership is evaluated separately from the MBA admissions process. While candidates may be admitted to member schools without a dedication to this mission, to be granted membership and be considered for the UCLA Anderson Consortium Fellowship, candidates need to demonstrate a significant commitment to The Consortium's mission. Candidates must submit a membership essay and letter of recommendation.

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The Consortium Fellowship

Candidates who are accepted through The Consortium application process and are approved for membership are evaluated for full-tuition, merit-based UCLA Anderson Consortium Fellowships. Applying via The Consortium does not preclude applicants from being considered for other UCLA Anderson Fellowships. Approximately two-thirds of incoming Consortium students are awarded a UCLA Anderson Consortium Fellowship.

Recipients of a UCLA Anderson Consortium Fellowship are notified in mid-March.

 

Admissions Essays

Candidates who apply to the UCLA Anderson MBA program through The Consortium are required to submit the general Consortium essay as well as a UCLA Anderson supplemental essay for Fall 2018. In addition to completing the essays, applicants can also respond to the optional Consortium essay.

Essay

At UCLA Anderson, we seek candidates from a broad range of cultures, backgrounds and industries who demonstrate a strong cultural fit with our program and defining principles. UCLA Anderson is a community defined by three core qualities: We share success, think fearlessly and drive change. 

1. With our core qualities in mind, what are your goals at UCLA Anderson and in your short-term and long-term career? (750 words maximum)

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Interviews

Interviews are conducted on an invitation-only basis after applications are reviewed, and an interview must be completed to be admitted to the program. Interview invitations generally start going out four weeks after the application deadline, and continue to go out on a rolling basis up until the notification deadline. Interviews are offered both on-campus and via Skype.

Candidates invited to interview will need to submit official hard-copy undergraduate transcripts directly to our admissions office. The transcript copy that is included in The Consortium application will be used for preliminary evaluation purposes but is not considered an official transcript. Additional information will be provided in the interview invitation.

Candidates invited to interview will also need to submit official test scores (GMAT/GRE/TOEFL/IELTS) directly to us electronically. The test scores included in The Consortium application will be used for preliminary evaluation purposes but official test scores need to be reported directly to us from the testing organization. Additional information will be provided in the interview invitation.

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Concurrent Degree Programs

Candidates interested in one of our 10 concurrent degree programs can apply through The Consortium. You should indicate your intention on the UCLA Anderson supplemental section of The Consortium application. Please note that applicants interested in pursuing a concurrent degree must submit separate application materials to each program, following the instructions set forth on each program’s website. Admissions decisions for concurrent degree programs are made separately by each department, and you must be admitted to both programs to be considered a concurrent degree student. Please be advised that a UCLA Anderson Consortium Fellowship only covers MBA tuition.

 

The Consortium Orientation Program (OP)

All incoming Consortium members are required to attend The Consortium's Orientation Program (OP) in June (prior to the start of the MBA program). This five-day event brings together new Consortium students, second-year students, alumni, representatives from member schools, sponsoring companies and strategic partner organizations. OP is focused on personal and professional development through a series of workshops, social activities and networking opportunities.