The Wisconsin MBA Program has long been committed to sustaining a diverse learning community. In fact, the University of Wisconsin–Madison was one of three founding members of The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, a non-profit organization that has played a leading role in promoting diversity in education and business for more than 50 years.

The Consortium provides a diversity network linking top-tier students, MBA programs, and leading corporations, including Fortune 500 companies. Consortium students are connected to a vast and committed alumni network and more than 80 corporate partners representing top U.S. companies, such as General Mills, 3M, SC Johnson, Eli Lilly, and PepsiCo.

The organization’s mission is to increase the representation of African Americans, Native Americans, and Hispanic Americans in education and business. Historically, the 19 Consortium member schools have graduated more than 400 MBAs annually—approximately half of the under-represented MBAs entering the workforce.

Consortium Fellowships Provide Support

Eligible students may receive Consortium fellowships provided by the Wisconsin Full-Time MBA Program. These fellowships include, at a minimum, full tuition and fees for the duration of the MBA program. Additional benefits to participating students include mentoring and career management services offered through The Consortium.

If you are eligible and can demonstrate a commitment to The Consortium’s mission, we encourage you to apply to the Wisconsin MBA through The Consortium.

If you have questions, please contact a member of the MBA Admissions Team or a Consortium for Graduate Study in Management student liaison at

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The Consortium provides participating students with mentoring, career management services, and financial assistance with the cost of an education.

Leading Diversity in Business for More Than 50 Years


Internship placement for Wisconsin School of Business Consortium students since 2006


Full-time placement of WSB Consortium students within three months after graduation (2006-2017)


79 corporate partners offering opportunities and support to Consortium students


Consortium alumni worldwide

Bernadette Long

“The mission to help diversify business by diversifying business schools initially attracted me to The Consortium. Underrepresented minorities often don’t have access to the guidance and tips needed to get into a top MBA program, and The Consortium provides that. Next, learning about the opportunity for potential scholarship made the application decision even easier.”

—Bernadette Long, MBA
Product Marketing Manager, Eaton Lighting

Patrick Thiel

“When I got that letter from The Consortium that said I was accepted and I would earn a fellowship, I was walking on air. The Wisconsin School of Business gave me the tools that made me successful. I grew when I left, but I’ve always used the tools I learned at Wisconsin.”

—Patrick Thiel, MBA
President, Rollcon