Apply now for the Competitive Advantage: The Consortium Undergraduate Program

The 2019 application is now open for Competitive Advantage: The Consortium Undergraduate Program.  If enough UW-Madison students apply, the School of Business may arrange for transportation to/from the conference outside Chicago.  The online mobile-friendly application can be completed at The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. CDT on July 1, 2019Students will be notified by Friday, July 15.

The consortium undergraduate program is open to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are African American, Hispanic American and Native American sophomores, juniors and seniors in good standing with a major and cumulative g.p.a. of 3.0 or higher. Students can come from any academic discipline and must demonstrate leadership potential through extracurricular involvement.

The two-and-a-half-day leadership development conference is scheduled for September 6 – 8, 2019 in Schaumberg, IL at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel. Programming will begin at noon on Friday and end at noon on Sunday. Students will only be responsible for their travel to and from the conference. All other costs associated with the event such as lodging, all meals and activity fees will be covered through corporate sponsorships.