Consortium Applicants


Marshall is a proud member of and the first business school on the West Coast to join the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, an alliance between 21 leading American graduate business schools and top corporations whose mission is to increase representation of African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans in business education and in the corporate world. All prospective MBA students with a demonstrated commitment to The Consortium mission are encouraged to apply. In order to learn more about this important partnership, please visit The Consortium website.


Consortium Application Process

Applicants to The Consortium must apply through The Consortium’s common application that allows candidates to apply to up to six member schools for both admission and a Consortium Fellowship that covers full tuition and mandatory fees. In order to learn more about eligibility and to access the application, please visit the Prospective Students section of the Consortium website.

**The Consortium Application will remain open until January 31, 2022. Please visit their site for more information**


Consortium-Focused Events

Diversity and Inclusion at Marshall: Focus on The Consortium

Join MBA Admissions to learn about the benefits of The Consortium, the application process, and the Consortium community at Marshall. Q&A to follow with current Consortium students. These events are held virtually.


Wednesday, December 1, 2021 from 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM PST



Connect with Marshall MBA Admissions

For prospective candidates with an interest in The Consortium or those who wish to learn more about both The Consortium and Marshall, we invite you to schedule a one-on-one conversation or virtual chat. These sessions are intended for candidates who have not yet submitted an application. To schedule an appointment, click the button below.


Schedule an Appointment


Connect with a Current Student

Consortium Students


The following students are our Consortium Liaisons. Feel free to connect with them about applying through The Consortium and to learn about their experience in the Marshall MBA program.

Cecilia Sanchez
Cecilia Sanchez

 Cecilia Sanchez


Cecilia Sanchez is second year student in the FT MBA program at Marshall where she is a Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab Fellow. She is also a Consortium, Toigo, and MLT PD fellow. Cecilia is from Dalton, GA and is a graduate of the University of Georgia where she earned a BA in International Affairs and BA in Romance Languages (French & Spanish). Cecilia began her career in Washington, DC as a Consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton, where she specialized in money laundering and transnational organized crime analysis. This summer Cecilia interned at L'Attitude Ventures as a VC intern and at Instagram as a Product Specialist in IG's Well-Being group. In her free time, Cecilia likes to go to the beach with friends, spend time with her dachshunds, and explore new ice cream or coffee shops in LA. 

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Jacob Lefker
Jakob Lefker

 Jacob Lefker

Jake is a Consortium Fellow, Toigo Fellow and MLT PD Fellow in the FT MBA program at USC Marshall. Originally from Colombia, Jake grew up in Connecticut and holds a BA in Political Science and Latinx Studies from Columbia University. Prior to business school, he worked at two affordable housing nonprofits in Boston where he co-launched a credit coaching program for low-income community college students and directed a small business consulting program that assisted POC-owned, immigrant-owned and women-owned small businesses. This summer, Jake interned as a financial analyst in FP&A at Adobe. When not studying or working, you can find him on the soccer field, the basketball court, rock climbing and dancing salsa! 

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Standardized Test (GMAT or GRE) Waiver Requests

Applicants to the Marshall Full-Time MBA Program for the Fall 2022 entering class may choose to request a test waiver. Because The Consortium application is distinct from the traditional Marshall application, such waiver requests should come directly to the Marshall MBA Admissions Office by following the steps below:

  • Step #1 – Carefully review the Standardized Test Waiver Policy as well as our Test Waiver FAQs  to obtain a full understanding of test waivers.
  • Step #2 – Submit a test waiver request using the form below. If possible, these requests should be submitted well in advance of the submission of your Consortium application.
  • Step #3 – The Marshall Admissions Office will provide you with a decision by email regarding your test waiver request within 10 business days of your submission of the Waiver Request Form (see below) along with appropriate supporting documentation.
  • Step #4 – If granted a test waiver, Marshall will alert the Consortium on your behalf that you have been provided a test waiver. If you are not granted a waiver, you will need to submit a GMAT or GRE score along with your Consortium application in order to be considered for admission.


Test Waiver Request Form

Please complete the following to be considered for a Test Waiver (for Consortium applicants only)


If submitting more than one transcript, please combine into a single PDF file before upload.