Association of MBAs 50th Anniversary MBA Scholarships 2017, United Kingdom

Publish Date: May 04, 2017

Deadline: Jun 30, 2017


To mark our 50th Anniversary and in our Year of the MBA, we are donating US $50,000 worth of scholarships, to be shared between six talented individuals, about to start an MBA programme at an AMBA-accredited Business School.

Recipients will be individuals that share our values in promoting sustainable, responsible management in an uncertain world and with a strong potential for career advancement. Scholarships will be awarded to exceptional candidates who demonstrate the passion and drive to lead and make a positive impact in today's diverse environment.

We will award six scholarships, each of US $8,333, towards the tuition fees of an MBA programme, with one recipient coming from each of the six continents - North America and the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Oceania and Africa.

The Judging Process

Applicants are required to fill in the application form and at the same time submit a short essay outlining their commitment to responsible management and sustainability and discuss why this is important for the future of business.

Essays will be reviewed by a panel of judges and from this, a shortlist of finalists will be selected.

We will invite the finalists to attend an interview with the judges, either in person or via video link, to discuss their essay further and convince the judges that they would be an ideal recipient of the scholarship.

The judging panel will be comprised of deans from leading AMBA-accredited Business Schools, members of AMBA’s board and senior management team as well as representatives from leading global employers. 

The Essay topic 

‘Drawing upon evidence of your commitment and capability from your previous endeavours, discuss how you plan to use your MBA to develop your responsible leadership and affect sustainable and progressive change in business and society.’

Word limit: Maximum 1000 words in English

Criteria for a winning application

  • Candidates must be set to study and have been accepted for an MBA at an AMBA-accredited Business School but must not have already started study
  • Applicants must have clear academic and professional merit, including three years work experience in a management role, and be able to demonstrate the ability to contribute to all aspects of the MBA programme
  • Candidate must demonstrate individuality, creativity, a passion for innovation and sustainability, as well flair and originality, enabling them to stand out against other applicants
  • Please read the full terms and conditions below before starting your application
  • Submit your application before 30 June 2017

Terms and Conditions

1. Scholarship details

Six scholarships worth US $8,333 are available for international applicants. Each scholarship will be paid to the accepting business school and will discounted from the total course tuition fee.

Applications will not be considered after 30 June 2017.

2. Eligibility

To be eligible for consideration for the AMBA Scholarship, you must:

  • Complete the AMBA Scholarship application form including your essay of no more than 1,000 words answering only the question listed. Submissions need to be in English.

3. Deciding who will receive the scholarship

During your interview, the judging panel will be particularly looking for evidence of:

  • Academic ability
  • Professional experience and career progression
  • Ideas on sustainable and entrepreneurial business
  • Ability to communicate experience and ideas
  • Plans for utilising the MBA experience after the course

No alternative supporting evidence will be accepted. The panel will oversee the allocation of awards.

4. Conditions of payment

The scheme is only available for those registering for a 2017 and 2018 intake.

Payments, discounts and fee waivers will only apply to students who have enrolled on an AMBA-accredited MBA. AMBA will pay the scholarship to the Business School to be deducted from the successful student’s fees at the point at which the student is eligible to pay their full fees (this period varies between schools but is usually between five and 10 weeks from the commencement of the programme).

AMBA is unable to fund any additional costs to those outlined above. Recipients will therefore have to be able to raise the necessary funds to cover all costs for the remainder of their fees and / or living expenses, which may exceed the total award payable through the scholarship.

6. Notification

You will be notified of the award by email. By accepting the scholarship, you are giving AMBA permission to use your details for promotional purposes and you may be asked to provide a case study which may be used in AMBA publications or on the website.

If you are successful you will also be required to undertake specified duties during the course of your MBA studies, including representing the AMBA-accredited MBA programme at recruitment events (at least in your country of study or domicile), providing reports on each event, and writing at least four blog posts for AMBA’s community.

Winning essays may also be used for PR purposes.

7. Withdrawal of scholarship

AMBA reserves the right to withdraw a scholarship from anyone who is found to have misled us about any aspect of their eligibility, and we also have the right to seek repayment of any amount already paid to the scholarship recipient, by appropriate means.

If the recipient transfers to a course of study outside an AMBA-accredited MBA programme prior to paying the full fees at an AMBA-accredited Business School, the scholarship will not be awarded.

AMBA will not award a scholarship to any student that withdraws from the MBA course before paying his or her full fees.

8. Dispute resolution

Acceptance of the award constitutes acceptance of these terms and conditions. In cases not covered by the above terms and conditions, or where a student claims exceptional circumstances, or disputes a decision not to make payments due under a scholarship, they should first put their case in writing to the Chief Executive who will consider the circumstances and uphold, amend or revoke the original decision. Should a student be unhappy with this decision they should follow the AMBA complaints procedure. 

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