Consortium Application

Johnson is a member of The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, an alliance of leading American business schools and some of our country’s top corporations. The mission 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 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: You can apply to as many member schools as you desire using a single application form.

Tiered Application Fee: Using The Consortium common application significantly reduces your application fee costs versus applying to each Consortium member school individually. Additional information about application fees can be found here.

If you have questions about applying to Johnson through The Consortium, please email

Consortium 2023-2024 Deadlines

Round Application Deadline Deposit & Official
Documentation Deadline*
Consortium Early Application October 15, 2023 January 12, 2024
Consortium Traditional Application January 10, 2024 April 26, 2024

Deposit Deadline: Candidates who accept their offer of admission must submit a non-refundable $1,500 enrollment deposit by January 12, 2024 for early action candidates or April 26, 2024 for traditional application candidates. A second deposit of $1,500 is required and should be made by June 14, 2024.

*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 26, 2024 deposit deadline and a second deposit ($1,500) by June 14, 2024.

Consortium Super Day – February 23, 2024: 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 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.

Consortium Super Day
February 23, 2024
Schedule of Events

10:00 AM

Super Day Welcome

10:10 AM

Student Welcome & Ice Breaker

10:30 AM

MBA Programs Overview

11:15 AM

Career Management Center

12:00 PM

Networking Break / Ask Me Anything Session

12:45 PM

Interviews | Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) | Leadership Programs

1:30 PM

Interviews | Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) | Leadership Programs

2:15 PM

Interviews | Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) | Leadership Programs

3:00 PM


2023 Johnson Consortium Liaisons


Gideon Aderemi

Two-year MBA ’24


Diana Pierre

Two-year MBA ’24

Pilar Resendez Headshot

Pilar Resendez

Two-year MBA ’24

Angel Gonzalez

Angel Gonzalez

Two-year MBA ’24

Johnson Voices

Catianne Ngante, MBA '18

“I chose Johnson because I wanted to be a part of a community that reflected me. A community that genuinely cares for one another and as a result supports one another...”

Catianne Ngante, MBA ’18

Office of Diversity & Inclusion staff

Office of Diversity & Inclusion

An intense, diverse, and authentic community

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Consortium Family Meeting

Cornell Receives T.E.A.M. Trophy Award Four Years in a Row, Showing What's Possible When Everyone Is Committed

For the fourth year in a row, Cornell University’s Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management received The Consortium’s T.E.A.M. Trophy Award. Designed to generate healthy competition among member schools, foster collaboration among Consortium peers and demonstrate students’ commitment to The Consortium, the award is an affirmation that, Together, Everyone Achieves More (T.E.A.M.).

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