The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, a national not-for-profit organization focused on diversity and inclusion in American business, has added Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business 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, and 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.
“Building a diverse student body enhances the educational experience in an organic way that supplements the knowledge taught by our professors and curriculum,” says David A. Thomas, dean of Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, who expressed excitement at joining The Consortium.
“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.”
Peter J. Aranda, III, Executive Director and CEO of The Consortium, noted that the addition of Georgetown University benefits both prospective MBA candidates hoping to attend a top-ranked school committed to diversity and inclusion, as well as corporate partners who recruit students and alumni across member schools.
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.