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.

Katherine Kouot


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Kat is an MBA candidate and a Forté and Consortium fellow at USC Marshall School of Business driven by creating social impact and systems change. She is the President of Marshall Leadership Fellows Program, the VP of External Relations-LA for High Tech Association, and the VP of Impact Strategy for Marshall Net Impact. Prior to beginning the MBA, Kat worked at education non-profits building programs to improve educational outcomes for under resourced youth. After business school, Kat hopes to work at the intersection of education, technology, and social impact to continue her towards her goal of creating an equitable world that works for us all.

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Jasmine Lopez-Logan

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Jasmine is an MBA candidate as well as Forte and Consortium Fellow at USC Marshall, Class of 2023. Jasmine will be serving as Co-Executive VP of Marshall’s Business of Entertainment Association (BEA) and VP of Career Development of Marshall's Black Graduate Business Leaders (BGBL). As a human capital strategist with a passion for data, Jasmine is dedicated to designing high performing organizations through inclusive listening and empowering management of internal stakeholders. This summer Jasmine will be interning at the multinational toy manufacturing and entertainment company, Mattel, as a Human Resources Business Partner. This fall she will be interning at the Artificial Intelligence and Omniverse technology company, NVIDIA, in their Culture and Listening Programs leveraging her skills in employee brand management and HR analytics.

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Adewale Oduye

Adewale Oduye


Adewale is a Consortium Fellow in the FT MBA program at Marshall. Raised by Nigerian immigrant parents, he grew up Brooklyn, NY. A longtime Angeleno, Adewale worked as a prosecutor for the L.A. District Attorney's office for 12 years. Over the past year, he pivoted into the education space to disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline as the founder of a proposed middle school that will focus on technology and entrepreneurship. He is a graduate of Columbia University and Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law.

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Suzanne Onasanya

Suzanne Onasanya


Suzanne is a Consortium and Forté Fellow at USC Marshall, and will be serving as both the President of Black Graduate Business Leaders and a coach in the Marshall Leadership Fellows Program. She is a marketing enthusiast with a wealth of professional experience, having overseen the execution of lucrative sponsorships in competitive markets across multiple industries. Suzanne looks to leverage these experiences into strategic brand marketing roles, developing brand strategies that include sports & entertainment partnerships and culturally-empowering messaging. Suzanne will be a Marketing MBA Intern at PepsiCo for Summer 2022.

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Standardized Test (GMAT or GRE) Waiver Requests

Applicants to the Marshall Full-Time MBA Program for the Fall 2023 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.