Georgetown McDonough Joins the Consortium

June 24, 2013
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 Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business has been added to its list of prestigious business schools. The addition of Georgetown brings The Consortium’s member school total to a historical high of 18.
 
The Consortium recruits new member schools selectively. Georgetown is the first university to join the roster since 2010. The McDonough School of Business’ global approach to business education and commitment to diversity made the school a natural fit with The Consortium.  
 
 “We are extremely pleased to partner with Georgetown University,” said Peter J. Aranda, III, Executive Director and CEO of The Consortium. “Having this school among our offerings increases our value proposition for both prospective MBA candidates hoping to attend a top-ranked school committed to diversity and inclusion, as well as our corporate partners who recruit students and alumni across our member schools.”
 
“We are excited to join the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management and work together to educate and expand the next generation of diverse business leaders,” said David A. Thomas, dean of Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business. “Building a diverse student body enhances the educational experience in an organic way that supplements the knowledge taught by our professors and curriculum. As we prepare our MBAs to be principled leaders with a global mindset, it is essential that they view business through the lens of numerous cultures, backgrounds, and perspectives.”  
 
The Consortium’s Board of Trustees chairman, Dean Paul Danos of Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business, looks forward to collaborating with Georgetown. “The addition of Georgetown marks a wonderful point in The Consortium’s history. Including an 18th member school shows how The Consortium continues to grow in breadth and prominence.”
 
The partnership between Georgetown University and The Consortium will be official on July 1, 2013. The Consortium will begin recruiting prospective MBA students for Georgetown McDonough in the fall of 2013, with the first class graduating in the spring of 2016. 
 
About McDonough School of Business
Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business provides a transformational education through classroom and experiential learning, preparing students to graduate as principled leaders in service to business and society. Through numerous centers, initiatives, and partnerships, Georgetown McDonough seeks to create a meaningful impact on business practice through both research and teaching. All academic programs provide a global perspective, woven through the undergraduate and graduate curriculum in a way that is unique to Washington, D.C. – the nexus of world business and policy – and to Georgetown University’s connections to global partner organizations and a world-wide alumni network. Founded in 1957, Georgetown McDonough is home to some 1,400 undergraduates, 1,000 MBA students, and 1,200 participants in executive degree and open enrollment programs. Learn more at http://msb.georgetown.edu. Follow us on Twitter @msbgu.
 
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. Consortium member schools include University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Los Angeles, Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Emory University, Indiana University – Bloomington, Georgetown University, 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. For additional information regarding The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, please visit www.cgsm.org or call 1-888-328-8414. Follow us on Twitter @cgsm_mba.