Since 1983, the Ross has been a member of The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, an alliance of leading American business schools and some of the United States’ top corporations. 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 its member schools’ enrollments and the ranks of management. We encourage all prospective MBA students with a demonstrated commitment to increasing the participation of underrepresented groups in the business professions to apply to the Ross MBA program through The Consortium.
Ross is proud of our longstanding relationship with The Consortium. We have had one of the largest number of Consortium members among the 17 Consortium schools, and Ross students won The Consortium’s 2010 T.E.A.M. award in recognition of their fundraising for The Consortium’s class gift campaign, communication amongst Consortium members, and student leadership.
In addition to this partnership, Ross collaborates with a host of organizations that encourage students from diverse backgrounds and underserved communities to pursue graduate management studies, including:
Michigan Ross is a Premier Partner with MLT and participates in their in-person seminars and other events.
MLT provides the roadmap, coaching, hard and soft skills, and door-opening relationships that transform high-potential underrepresented talent into high-impact leaders. MLT’s MBA Prep Program prepares African Americans, Hispanics, and Native Americans to apply to major business schools and successfully navigate the corporate recruiting process once admitted. The MBA Prep experience includes two years of personalized coaching and five in-person seminars where participants enhance their skills and build relationships with business school admission officers and recruiters from more than 60 top corporations and social sector organizations. In addition, Fellows receive mentoring from MLT alumni, participate in high-impact volunteer leadership activities, and connect with organizations that provide GMAT preparation. In 2012, 99 percent of MLT Fellows were admitted to business school. MLT has been featured on CNN’s Black in America 2, on the cover of Fortune, on NPR, in the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg Businessweek.