About

A program that’s been more than 50 years in the making

Competitive Advantage is a program developed by The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, which has worked for more than a half century to increase diversity in business education and corporate leadership. Now, we’re using both our strong ties to the corporate world and our affiliations with some of the best colleges in the country to help underrepresented minorities at the undergraduate level.

A leadership conference that can jumpstart your career

The primary focus of Competitive Advantage is a two and a half day conference where you’ll meet corporate partners seeking interns and full-time employees; learn from experts how to prepare for your career — or position yourself for graduate education; and connect with other students and members of The Consortium network who are all ready and willing to help you now — and in the future.

Our network is extensive, featuring students and alumni of some of America’s most distinguished MBA programs. Many of our alums are top-tier executives at Fortune 500 companies, and we’ve established a long list of corporate partners who continue to support our efforts — and who are always on the lookout for the next generation of leaders.

Once the conference is over, you’ll carry your newfound skills back to school. You’ll work with career advisors and can tap into the Competitive Advantage network whenever the need arises.

It’s our mission to improve outcomes for underrepresented minority undergraduates. We’ll do that by helping to increase your readiness for employment or graduate school and address that need across all academic disciplines.