Marsh & McLennan Companies is a professional services firm like no other — a global network of 60,000 experts in risk, strategy, and people, united by an unusually collaborative culture that transcends business units and borders. With more than 60,000 colleagues worldwide, we bring the best people together to help complex organisations manage risks and make the most of their opportunities, their capital, and their people.
In partnership with Sydney University, Marsh & McLennan Companies is offering a full MBA scholarship entitled ‘Marsh and McLennan Women in Leadership MBA Scholarship’. The aim of this scholarship is to provide funding for an advanced degree to an exceptional female who would not otherwise have had the means to do so. This scholarship will recognise an Australian female with demonstrated leadership capabilities, exceptional Academic results and proven professional experience. Further, it will provide an opportunity for a high performing female leader to gain exposure to a global, highly matrixed professional services firm via offering the option of vacation work during each semester break that the scholarship is running.
This scholarship is open to all women who meet the eligibility criteria for admission to the degree, Master of Business Administration.
Applicants need not have applied for the Master of Business Administration (MBA) prior to applying for the scholarship. However, only those applicants deemed eligible for entry to the MBA via the prevailing admissions processes are eligible to be awarded the scholarship. Applicants with Australian citizenship, Australian permanent residency or New Zealand citizenship are eligible for admission to the Master of Business Administration.
We strongly encourage Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander women to apply.
Note: The scholarship is not available to international students studying on a student visa, nor employees within the Marsh & McLennan Companies group or The University of Sydney.
Value and tenure
The scholarship covers full tuition fees for the Master of Business Administration. The scholarship is tenable for a maximum four years of part-time study, where the recipient fulfils requirements for the award of the degree. The Recipient of the award must complete a minimum 18 credit points annually.
Scholarship payment is applied to the Student’s tuition fees following the semester census dates of 31 March and 31 August. Prior to census date and after the student has been recorded to the award the student’s fee statement will reflect that their tuition fees is liable to Third Party. The Recipient receiving this award is required to pay their Student Services and Amenities fee.
MBA Selection Criteria
Female applicants who meet the eligibility criteria for admission to the degree, Master of Business Administration, can apply for the Marsh and McLennan Women in Leadership MBA Scholarship. Applicants need not have applied for the Master of Business Administration prior to applying for the scholarship.
An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree should:
- have completed a bachelor's degree, graduate diploma or other AQF Level 7 qualification with a minimum credit (65%) average, or equivalent at an institution approved by the School and at a standard acceptable to the School; and have met the work experience requirements of the Business School (at least 3 years work experience, and experience in a managerial position); and
- a selection interview establishing the candidates suitability for the degree.
In exceptional circumstances, the School may admit applicants without these qualifications if, in the opinion of the School, they have qualifications and evidence of experience and achievement sufficient to successfully undertake the award.
Scholarship Application Process
Applicants are required to complete the Marsh and McLennan Women in Leadership MBA Scholarship online application form. As part of the application process, applicants must use the online form to submit the following documents:
- a detailed curriculum vitae including their educational qualifications, employment history, personal achievements, awards, prizes, professional memberships etc. ; and
- a copy of their academic transcript; and
- statement of motivation.
Following the closing date for the Marsh and McLennan Women in Leadership MBA Scholarship, the Scholarship selection committee will shortlist a maximum of five (5) applicants on the basis of each applicant’s
- statement of motivation;
- relevant professional experience and personal achievements as outlined in their detailed CV;
Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend a program eligibility interview with MBA admissions staff. Applicants subsequently deemed eligible for entry to the MBA will be invited to a final interview with the Marsh and McLennan Women in Leadership MBA Scholarship Committee.
Prior to scholarship interviews each applicants will be offered a one-on-one session on ‘effective interview techniques’ led by the Careers & Corporate Relations Manager, MBA Programs. Attendance at this session is voluntary and not a condition of selection or award.
The recipient is chosen by the Marsh and McLennan Women in Leadership MBA Scholarship Committee on the basis of the strength of their written submission in response to the scholarship selection criteria, their prior work experience and performance at interview.
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