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CGSM MLT Webinar Sept 2008


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Webinar co-hosted by MLT and The Consortium

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CGSM MLT Webinar Sept 2008

  1. 1. MBA Application Seminar for MLT September 2008
  2. 2. Webinar Hosts <ul><li>Wendy Huber </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Associate Director of Admissions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University of Virginia, Darden School of Business </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Linwood Harris </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Associate Director of Masters Admissions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Carnegie Mellon, Tepper School of Business </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jackie Olden </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Director of Recruiting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wendy Weiss </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MBA Prep Coach/Moderator </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Who We Are <ul><li>Founded by Professor Sterling Schoen in 1966 to increase diversity in business education and American business </li></ul><ul><li>The Consortium is an alliance: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>14 top-tier MBA programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>70+ corporate sponsors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>500+ current students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5,500+ alumni (U.S. and abroad) </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. What We and Our School Partners Offer <ul><li>Common application </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Apply up to 6 schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Save time and money </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consortium distributes application to ranked schools </li></ul></ul>Application Fee Structure 1-3 Schools 4 Schools 5 Schools 6 Schools $150 $210 $270 $330
  5. 5. School vs. Consortium <ul><li>Applying to 3 schools via The Consortium: $150 </li></ul><ul><li>SAVINGS: $340 </li></ul>Application fee when applying to 3 schools directly CMS #1 CMS #2 CMS #3 $100 $200 $190 Total Cost: $490
  6. 6. Why Membership Is Important <ul><li>Seventy-one percent of admitted members receive a full-tuition fellowship </li></ul><ul><li>Join an elite group of motivated, like-minded colleagues from 14 top MBA programs </li></ul><ul><li>A lifetime of rewarding connections </li></ul>
  7. 7. Member Schools <ul><li>Carnegie Mellon University </li></ul><ul><li>Tepper School of Business </li></ul><ul><li>Dartmouth College </li></ul><ul><li>Tuck School of Business </li></ul><ul><li>Emory University </li></ul><ul><li>Goizueta Business School </li></ul><ul><li>Indiana University-Bloomington </li></ul><ul><li>Kelley School of Business </li></ul><ul><li>University of Michigan-Ann Arbor </li></ul><ul><li>Stephen M. Ross School of Business </li></ul><ul><li>New York University </li></ul><ul><li>Leonard N. Stern School of Business </li></ul><ul><li>University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill </li></ul><ul><li>Kenan-Flagler Business School </li></ul><ul><li>University of Rochester </li></ul><ul><li>Simon Graduate School of Business </li></ul><ul><li>University of Southern California </li></ul><ul><li>Marshall School of Business </li></ul><ul><li>The University of Texas at Austin </li></ul><ul><li>McCombs School of Business </li></ul><ul><li>University of Virginia </li></ul><ul><li> Darden School of Business </li></ul><ul><li>Washington University in St. Louis </li></ul><ul><li>Olin Business School </li></ul><ul><li>University of Wisconsin-Madison </li></ul><ul><li>Wisconsin School of Business </li></ul><ul><li>Yale University </li></ul><ul><li>Yale School of Management </li></ul>
  8. 8. Application <ul><li>Complete online application </li></ul><ul><ul><li>UNC requires a separate application </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Required materials: essays, transcripts, GMAT score, recommendations, interview, and fee </li></ul><ul><li>Application deadlines </li></ul><ul><ul><li>November 15 (Early) January 5 (General) </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Application – What happens after you hit submit <ul><li>The Consortium compiles and sends your completed application to the schools ranked on your application </li></ul><ul><li>Member schools review files and make admissions, membership and fellowship decisions </li></ul>
  10. 10. FAQ’s <ul><li>Application </li></ul><ul><li>Membership </li></ul><ul><li>Fellowship </li></ul>
  11. 11. Application information is collected and distributed to each member school you listed on the application. Step 1: Admissions decision are made and communicated by each school you listed on the application. Step 2: After school admissions decisions are made, you will be evaluated for membership to the Consortium by each school. Step 3: Applicants who are admitted to the individual schools AND admitted to the Consortium as a member will then be considered for fellowships. Fellowships are awarded by the school and communicated to the applicant by the Consortium. The Consortium Application
  12. 12. 1. Not admitted to school which results in no evaluation for membership or fellowship award 2. Admitted to school, but NOT granted membership, therefore, not considered for fellowship award Applicant CAN, however, choose to attend school without Consortium fellowship 3. Admitted to school, granted membership, but NOT awarded Consortium fellowship. Since applicant was admitted and granted membership, they are eligible to take full advantage of other Consortium benefits (i.e., Orientation Program (OP), alumni network and corporate network, etc…) 4. Admitted to school, granted membership, and awarded fellowship. Various outcomes in application process
  13. 13. Application FAQ <ul><li>What do I do if the schools’ deadlines are different than The Consortium’s deadlines? </li></ul><ul><li>If I don’t rank them high enough, will the school deny me admissions ? </li></ul><ul><li>Do I have to write the essays listed on the schools’ websites? </li></ul>
  14. 14. Application FAQ (cont.) <ul><li>Are the required materials in The Consortium’s application different than the schools’ requirements? </li></ul><ul><li>If materials in The Consortium’s application are not directed to a specific school, how do I tailor my application to my choice school? </li></ul>
  15. 15. Membership FAQ <ul><li>How is membership status decided? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Essay explaining commitment to The Consortium’s mission </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Letter of recommendation commenting on commitment to The Consortium/s mission </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What is expected of a Consortium member while in school and after graduation? </li></ul>
  16. 16. Points to Remember <ul><li>You must be granted admission in order to be considered for Consortium membership . </li></ul><ul><li>You must be a granted membership to the Consortium in order to be considered for a fellowship . </li></ul><ul><li>How you rank the schools in your application determines the order in which schools are able to offer you the fellowship . School #1 has the 1st opportunity to award you the fellowship (should you be admitted to that school). If you are not admitted to School #1 or they choose not to offer you a fellowship, School #2 is then eligible to award you the fellowship. </li></ul><ul><li>Fellowship awards are not transferable to another Consortium School </li></ul><ul><li>You should be just as comfortable in attending your 6 th ranked school as you are in attending your 1 st ranked school. </li></ul>
  17. 17. • How are fellowships awarded? • What does a fellowship cover? – Tuition and required fees for two years of study • How many fellowship offers can I receive? • If I am interested in a dual degree program that includes an MBA, am I eligible for a fellowship? Fellowship FAQ
  18. 18. The Consortium offers much more than a fellowship opportunity…. we offer an endless network of support
  19. 19. Contact Us The Consortium 5585 Pershing Ave. Ste. 240 St. Louis, MO 63112 314-877-5500 direct 888-658-6814 toll free
  20. 20. Questions?