April 28, 2010

UCLA Anderson School of Management Joins the Consortium

The Consortium seeks to increase the representation of African Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans in American business

ST. LOUIS, MO -- The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, a national not-for-profit organization focused on diversity and inclusion in American business, is pleased to announce that University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has been added to its list of prestigious business schools.

Adding UCLA Anderson School of Management to The Consortium's network of top-tier business schools has generated excitement within the Consortium community. "We are delighted to partner with UCLA Anderson School of Management," said Peter J. Aranda, III, Executive Director and CEO of The Consortium. "Including UCLA Anderson School of Management among our member schools increases the opportunities for MBA candidates to attend a top-ranked educational institution committed to diversity and inclusion."

The UCLA community is pleased to be joining the Consortium of business schools. "We'll be enriching the learning experiences of our students through a student body that reflects a diverse set of perspectives, backgrounds and life experiences, and that's a strategic priority for our school," said Dean Judy D. Olian. "As our students prepare for global leadership roles, they must be exposed to a range of perspectives, cultures, and world views. Through the diverse pipeline of students who participate in the Consortium, that preparation will be enhanced," said Olian.

The Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Consortium, Dean Robert Bruner of the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia, looks forward to working with UCLA. "Adding a great MBA program like UCLA positively expands and enriches the network of Consortium students, alumni and corporate partners. We look forward to working with UCLA to change the diversity profile of American business."

The Consortium will begin recruiting prospective MBA students for UCLA Anderson School of Management in the fall of 2010, with the first class graduating in the spring of 2013. As a new member of The Consortium, UCLA joins sixteen other top business schools including University of California Berkeley, which also joins The Consortium in 2010, Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Emory University, Indiana University - Bloomington, University of Michigan, 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.

About The Consortium
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 both our member schools' enrollment and the ranks of management. We will achieve this mission by recruiting for graduate business education qualified U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents who can demonstrate a commitment to The Consortium's mission and can best assist The Consortium in pursuing this mission. For additional information regarding The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, please visit www.cgsm.org or call 1-888-658-6814.

About UCLA Anderson
UCLA Anderson School of Management, established in 1935, is regarded among the leading business schools in the world. UCLA Anderson faculty members are renowned for their teaching excellence and research in advancing management thinking. Each year, UCLA Anderson provides management education to more than 1,800 students enrolled in MBA, Fully-Employed MBA, Executive MBA, UCLA-NUS Global Executive MBA, Master of Financial Engineering, and doctoral programs, and to more than 2,000 professional managers through executive education programs. Combining highly selective admissions, varied and innovative learning programs, and a world-wide network of 36,000 alumni, UCLA Anderson develops and prepares global leaders.

Contact Information

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