Consortium Application

Johnson is a member of The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management. The mission of The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, an alliance of leading American business schools and some of our country’s top corporations, 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’ enrollments and the ranks of management. We believe this mission can be achieved 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.

We strongly recommend that eligible candidates apply for admission to Johnson by using The Consortium application. Applicants who apply using The Consortium application undergo the same evaluation process as applicants who apply directly to Johnson. Please refer to The Consortium’s Application Instructions before beginning your application.


Applying through The Consortium provides four key benefits:

Consortium Membership: Consortium members gain many benefits, including access to over 70 corporate partners, a mandatory Annual Orientation Program & Career Forum (OP) prior to beginning the MBA program, and access to nearly 6,000 Consortium alumni across member schools. Please refer to the Membership Guidelines for more information.

The Consortium Fellowship: Last year, Consortium member schools offered more than 400 fellowships covering tuition and mandatory fees for two years of full-time study. Applicants who are admitted through The Consortium process and become Consortium members are considered for these prestigious fellowships. Individual schools may also award other merit based scholarships and financial aid.

Common Application: One application allows you to apply to up to six Consortium schools.

Tiered Application Fee: Using The Consortium common application significantly reduces your application fee costs versus applying to each Consortium member school individually.

2020 Johnson Consortium Liaisons:

2019 Johnson Consortium Liaisons:

If you have questions about applying to Johnson through The Consortium, please email mba@johnson.cornell.edu


Consortium 2018-19 Deadlines

Round Application Deadline Deposit & Official
Documentation Deadline*
Round 1 October 15, 2018 April 18, 2019
Round 2 January 5, 2019 April 18, 2019

Deposit Deadline: Candidates who accept their offer of admission must submit a non-refundable $1,500 enrollment deposit by April 18, 2019. A second deposit of $1,500 is required and should be made by June 1, 2019.

*Consortium candidates selected to receive the Park Fellowship will be required to submit a $4,500 enrollment deposit; $3,000 by the Consortium’s April 18, 2019 deposit deadline and a second deposit ($1,500) by June 1, 2019.

Consortium Super Day: Saturday, February 8, 2020: Our Consortium Super Day is an immersive experience designed to further introduce you to our Cornell MBA program and community. In addition to completing your on-campus interview, you will have the opportunity to engage with our Consortium students and MBA Programs team. We want you to understand and experience first-hand what it means to be a student at Cornell.

Invitations to attend our Consortium Super Day are issued by invitation only and will be released on a rolling basis. Space is limited.


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