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Consortium for Graduate Study in Management Launches New One-Year Accelerated Program at Goizueta Business School

The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, a national nonprofit devoted to increasing diversity in American business, this week announced the addition of a new one-year MBA pilot project for its members. The new One-Year MBA Program, which will be offered at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School, becomes the Consortium’s only accelerated offering.

The Consortium seeks to increase diversity in business education and leadership by increasing representation of African Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans in member schools and by extension in the ranks of business management. Through its Two-Year MBA Program with 17 partner institutions, the Consortium awards more than $19 million in full-tuition, merit-based MBA fellowships each year and has helped more than 6,000 underrepresented minority students earn their MBAs.

Goizueta has been a Consortium member school for more than a decade. “Through our relationship with the Consortium we continue a strong commitment to diversity,” Goizueta Dean Larry Benveniste said in a statement. “We look forward to taking part in this pilot initiative, which will enable Goizueta One-Year students to take advantage of Consortium recruiting and fellowship opportunities while completing their studies and returning to the work force in just one year.”

Goizueta’s One-Year MBA program begins in May of each year and continues for three semesters. The Class of 2012 includes 39 students (8 percent minority) with an average of five years’ work experience.

Beginning with the class enrolling in May 2012, the Consortium will begin recruiting prospective, One-Year MBA students for Goizueta immediately. Candidates interested in the Consortium Fellowship are encouraged to apply with the organization directly to be considered for full-tuition, merit-based benefits.

“Including Goizueta’s One-Year Program among our member schools and offerings enhances our goal of providing opportunities for deserving students to attend top-ranked institutions,” Consortium Executive Director and CEO Peter J. Aranda III said in a statement. “Having more Consortium students at Emory broadens our reach and strengthens our mission to promote diversity in American business schools and corporations,” he continued.

For more information about the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, click here.

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