Business Schools

As part of our ‘schoolroom to boardroom’ continuum, the 30% Club has broadened its activities to include a number of key pipeline initiatives including one with business schools. Graduate management education and executive programmes act as accelerators to promotions and ultimately to senior leadership roles. However, female representation on many of these programmes remains low (please click here for more information from Brenda Trenowden CBE, 30% Club Global Chair, on why this matters and what's being done to change it). As a result, we have developed partnerships with a number of leading business schools to offer scholarships to women for Senior Executive Programmes, MBAs, Executive MBAs and other Masters Programmes. Over the years, we have partnered with Alliance Manchester, Cambridge Judge Business School, Edinburgh Business School, ESMT (Berlin), Henley Business School, Imperial College, London Business School, MIP Graduate School of Business (Milan), Queen’s Smith Business School (Canada), SAID Business School at Oxford University, SDA Bocconi School of Management (Milan), Warwick Business School and WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management.

If you interested in partnering on a scholarship with the 30% Club please be in touch with Francoise Higson


Masters Programmes


30% Club Master’s in Management (MIM) Scholarship

The ESMT Berlin MIM is a 24 month program combining fieldwork in global companies with applied coursework and research on the latest business and management theories. Admitted students have a variety of academic backgrounds and use the time at ESMT to gain valuable knowledge and interdisciplinary experience to apply their previous expertise to economic and management problems. The program is divided into two streams with a focus on international management. One stream (Quantitative Business) is designed for quantitative decision analysts and one stream for creative and strategic thinkers (Innovative Management). The ESMT MIM program uses an interdisciplinary approach: students apply analytical models to understand the global economy, product development, and new techniques in technology management within global companies. Students gain up to 10 months of in-company and project experience in German enterprises, Berlin start-ups or abroad. Committed internship companies include Allianz, Axel Springer, BMW, Barclays, Bosch, Daimler, Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Post DHL, E.ON, EY, Gazprom, McKinsey, Siemens and ThyssenKrupp. In addition, all students learn an additional foreign language: German for international students and a global language for German students (such as Spanish, Chinese or Russian). The MIM program is 87% international with students from 28 countries. ESMT was founded by 25 leading German corporations and institutions and is accredited by AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS, and FIBAA. ESMT is pleased to partner with the 30% Club to offer a 50% tuition scholarship to incoming MIM students. Application details can be found here. The application window closes on 31 May 2019.


MBAS


30% Club MBA Scholarship

WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management is a privately funded business school based in Vallendar/Koblenz and in Düsseldorf, Germany.
 
As one of the best and most renowned German business schools that is continuously ranked among the top business schools in Europe, it enjoys an excellent international reputation. WHU’s academic degree programs and continuing education formats offer relevant training concepts for every career stage.
 
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is an internationally oriented general management program that provides students from different industries and professions with the expertise to make sustainable strategic decisions in a business context using the latest management techniques. The MBA program can be completed either Full-Time in 12 months or Part-Time (weekend classes) in 24 months.
 
Taught by experienced WHU and international faculty members, the MBA integrates practice-orientated study methods, such as guest speakers, company visits, skill-based workshops, and real-life cases, alongside a rigorous academic schedule. Capped class sizes guarantee excellent care, mentoring, and a personal learning environment, providing the opportunity to customize the program through numerous elective courses.
 
The quality of this MBA program has been confirmed by many global rankings. The Financial Times Global MBA ranking 2018 placed it as Germany’s best MBA for career services, international exposure, and student satisfaction. Additionally, the Financial Times Top MBAs for entrepreneurship ranking 2018, ranked the program as the best MBA in Germany, 3rd best in Europe, and 6th worldwide.
 
Please click here for more program details. Applications are considered on a rolling admissions basis. WHU offers a 50% tuition scholarship to a top female applicant.

30% Club MBA Scholarship (Dubai)

Edinburgh Business School is the Graduate School of Business of Heriot-Watt University, which has campuses in Edinburgh, Dubai and Malaysia.  Course Level: Masters. Study Subject: Business Administration. Scholarship Award: The successful applicant will receive a full tuition scholarship to undertake the full or part-time MBA programme at the Dubai Campus. The scholarship covers the costs of all study materials, teaching sessions and revision seminars for the nine MBA courses required to qualify for the MBA degree, return flights between Dubai and Scotland, accommodation in Scotland and the graduation fee. The scholarship award does not cover the cost of interim award fees, examination defer or absent fees, travel to and from Dubai (other than the return flights between Dubai and Scotland) accommodation whilst living in Dubai or incidental expenses such as day to day living costs.

Scholarship Value: Up to AED 110,000 (inclusive VAT)

Eligibility: applicants should be women resident in the GCC, who have been offered and accepted a place on the full or part-time MBA programme at the Dubai Campus. To apply for the MBA programme you must have a first or second class honours degree or equivalent qualification recognized by Heriot-Watt University, English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5, and at least two years’ post qualifying work experience 

Applying for the Scholarship: applicants should submit a short essay (800 words maximum) on: ‘With reference to your own personal aspirations, what does it take for women to become more effective as tomorrow’s business leaders in tomorrow’s markets?’ along with the application form and two written referees in support of the scholarship application.

The 2018 application window closed on 31 July, the 2019 deadline has yet to be announced.

For further information please contact DubaiMBA@ebs.hw.ac.uk.

The scholarship is not open to employees of Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University, members of the 30% Club Steering Committee, or anyone else professionally associated with the scheme.

30% Club Full-time MBA Scholarship

Ivey is defined by our outstanding track record for developing leaders and accelerating career success. Ranked as the #1 business school in Canada by Businessweek, Ivey's case-method approach immerses students in a one-year, action-oriented learning environment, with real-world cases and business issues. The small class size, non-commuter campus, and close-knit community provide the basis for an exceptional MBA experience. Career Management programming is integrated into the curriculum and our MBA Career Advisors provide 1-1 coaching and access to the resources our grads need to be successful throughout their careers.  

Building on Ivey’s mission "To develop business leaders who think globally, act strategically, and contribute to the societies in which they operate," we are proud to partner with the 30% Club to offer a half-tuition scholarship (CDN$44,000) to a top female applicant who has demonstrated academic merit and leadership qualities through education, activities, and/or work experience. Ivey’s one-year, full-time MBA program begins in March 2018, and applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The scholarship winner will be announced in early 2018. Information about the the Ivey MBA please can be found here  and the admissions criteria can be found here.

30% Club Full-Time MBA Scholarship

Alliance Manchester Business School is proud to partner with the 30% Club to support their goal to develop more high potential women and create a deeper pool of talent for tomorrow’s boardrooms, which is also an aspiration of our Business School. To support the initiative we are delighted to award a full tuition fee scholarship (value £43,000) for a female candidate to join the Full-time MBA programme. The scholarship will be awarded to a female applicant who can demonstrate both depth and breadth of work experience as well as academic excellence and high potential for senior leadership roles. The candidate should also demonstrate a real commitment to act as a role model for other women. 

With six months of live client consultancy, the Manchester Full-time MBA is an experience of a lifetime.  Our triple accredited programme is ranked 3rd in the UK, 10th in Europe and 30th globally, and our graduates typically increase their salaries by 108% within three years of graduating (FT 2017). As a Manchester MBA, you’ll put theory into practice from day one with international projects, live consultancy work and internships with high profile companies. You’ll gain international experience through consultancy work, the international exchange programme, and the chance to take an elective or a study tour at one of our global centres in Dubai, Hong Kong, São Paulo, Shanghai and Singapore. Whether you choose the 18, 15 or 12 month pathway, you’ll benefit from personalised careers support, regular guest speakers, networking events, access to our global network of 50,000+ alumni, business competitions, and a packed programme of social, sport and wellbeing activities. You’ll also be able to join a range of student-led business clubs such as the Women Leading in Business club, sponsored by KPMG. For further details and information about how to apply, please view our scholarships for female candidates here. The application window for this year's scholarship closed on 15 June 2018. The new deadline has not yet been announced.

30% Club Full-Time MBA Scholarship (Edinburgh)

Edinburgh Business School is the Graduate School of Business of Heriot-Watt University, which has campuses in Edinburgh, Dubai and Malaysia. Course Level: Masters. Study Subject: Business Administration. Scholarship Award: The successful applicant will receive a full tuition scholarship to undertake the full-time, one year, MBA programme at the Edinburgh Campus. The scholarship covers the costs of all study materials, teaching sessions and revision seminars for the nine MBA courses required to qualify for the MBA degree, return flights between Scotland and Dubai, accommodation in Dubai and the graduation fee. The scholarship award does not cover the cost of interim award fees, examination defer or absent fees, travel to and from Scotland (other than the return flights between Scotland and Dubai), accommodation whilst living in Scotland or incidental expenses such as day to day living costs.

Scholarship Value: £22,100.

Eligibility: applicants should be women, who have been offered and accepted a place on the full-time one year MBA programme at the Edinburgh Campus. To apply for the MBA programme you must have a first or second class honours degree or equivalent qualification recognized by Heriot-Watt University, English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5, and at least two years’ post qualifying work experience 

Applying for the Scholarship: applicants were required to submit a short essay (800 words maximum) on: ‘With reference to your own personal aspirations, what does it take for women to become more effective as tomorrow’s business leaders in tomorrow’s markets?’ along with the application form and two written referees in support of the scholarship application.

The 2018 application window closed on the 15 July, the 2019 application deadline has yet to be announced.

For further information please contact scholarships@ebs.hw.ac.uk.
The scholarship is not open to employees of Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University, members of the 30% Club Steering Committee, or anyone else professionally associated with the scheme.

30% Club MBA Scholarship (Malaysia)

Edinburgh Business School is the Graduate School of Business of Heriot-Watt University, which has campuses in Edinburgh, Dubai and Malaysia. Course Level: Masters. Study Subject: Business Administration. Scholarship Award: The successful applicant will receive a full tuition scholarship to undertake the two year part-time MBA programme at the Malaysia Campus. The scholarship covers the costs of all study materials, teaching sessions and revision seminars for the nine MBA courses required to qualify for the MBA degree and the graduation fee. The scholarship award does not cover the cost of interim award fees, examination defer or absent fees, travel and accommodation costs or incidental expenses such as day to day living costs.

Scholarship Value: Up to RM 56,500

Eligibility: applicants should be women, who have been offered and accepted a place on the part-time MBA programme at the Malaysia Campus. To apply for the MBA programme you must have a first or second class honours degree or equivalent qualification recognized by Heriot-Watt University, English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5, and at least two years’ post qualifying work experience 

Applying for the Scholarship: applicants should submit a short essay (800 words maximum) on: ‘With reference to your own personal aspirations, what does it take for women to become more effective as tomorrow’s business leaders in tomorrow’s markets?’ along with the application form and two written referees in support of the scholarship application.

The 2018 application window closed on 31 July, the 2019 deadline has yet to be announced.

For further information please contact malaysiaMBA@ebs.hw.ac.uk.

The scholarship is not open to employees of Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University, members of the 30% Club Steering Committee, or anyone else professionally associated with the scheme.

30% Club MBA Scholarship

The leading School of Management in Italy and the only Italian School present in all of the most important International rankings, SDA Bocconi has been engaged in the promotion and organization of executive education since 1971, with an International approach. SDA Bocconi is part of Università Bocconi, the first Italian University to grant a degree in economics, and has established itself as a European leader in higher education.  The School’s vision of empowering life through knowledge and imagination lies behind its program offerings: Executive Education Open and Custom Programs, MBA and Master Programs, for the development of individuals, companies, institutions and economic systems. Choosing SDA Bocconi and coming to Milano means choosing a vibrant environment and a strategic location: the entrepreneurial, financial and industrialized center of Italy, a doorway to Europe. In short, a wealth of international contacts and opportunities. And Milano, of course, is culture, fashion, design, food and the art of living.

SDA Bocconi prides itself on its global outlook and rich and diverse networks. In partnership with the 30% Club, SDA Bocconi is pleased to offer one partial merit-based tuition waiver (50% of the fees) to 2018/19 Full-time MBA female candidates with an outstanding personal, academic and professional profile. For further information, please click here. The application window closed on 10 April 2018. The new application deadline will be confirmed in autumn 2018.

30% Club Full-time MBA Scholarship

ESMT Berlin’s MBA programme is consistently ranked among the top schools in Germany, Europe and globally. The ESMT MBA is a one-year (January-December), full-time programme, focusing on international management. This is an intense programme that highlights the areas of innovation, technology, entrepreneurship and personal development and includes two areas of focus: Managing Innovation and Technology and Global Sustainable Business. The programme’s six learning modules include in-class lectures, consulting projects, an international field seminar, applied fieldwork and business plan competition as well as pre- and post-programme training opportunities in China, Africa and other areas. There is a one week module with the Global Network for Advanced Management. During this week, students can attend lectures and courses at other member universities around the world. The MBA includes integrated consulting projects with top multi-national companies and start-ups and individual coaching to help prepare participants for their next career move. ESMT admits up to 70 MBA students each year. This year 98% of the students are international and around 70-80% find work in Germany or Europe after graduation. ESMT was founded by 25 leading German corporations and institutions and is accredited by AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS, and FIBAA. ESMT is pleased to partner with the 30% Club and offer a 50% tuition scholarship to a top female applicant. Application details can be found here. The last application window closes on 01 October 2019

30% Club MBA Scholarship

London Business School’s vision is to have a profound impact on the way the world does business. The School is consistently ranked in the global top 10 for its programmes and is widely acknowledged as a centre for outstanding research. As well as its top-ranked full-time MBA, the School offers degree and award winning executive education programmes to executives from around the world. With a presence in four international cities – London, New York, Hong Kong and Dubai – the School equips students from more than 130 countries with the tools needed to operate in today’s business environment. 39,000 alumni, from over 150 countries, provide a knowledge, business experience and worldwide networking opportunities. In partnership with the 30% Club, we are delighted to provide a scholarship (50% of fees) on our Full-time MBA. The scholarship is awarded to outstanding women with proven, strong academic and professional achievements, who we believe will contribute to a powerful community of engaged, diverse and international students, in a leading global business city. All successful female MBA applicants will automatically be considered for this award


Executive MBAS


30%Club Executive MBA (Warwick and London)

Warwick Business School is one of the world’s leading business schools, highly ranked in all major league tables and the first business school to achieve triple-accreditation by the leading global business education associations. We are no 'ordinary' business school; we are much more exciting than that. We are a vibrant, cosmopolitan, community of academics, students, and alumni, who are changing the world of business.
Ranked in the world’s top 25 by the Financial Times in 2015, the Warwick Business School Executive MBA is run in two different formats; one at our Warwick campus and the other at our base at The Shard, London.
Choose to study over two years with our Executive MBA (Warwick) in four day blocks (Wednesday – Saturday) every 6 weeks or opt to study at WBS London on Fridays and Saturdays on alternate weeks or, every Tuesday & Wednesday evening.  Both our Executive MBA (London) and our Warwick programme offer a series of specialisms. You can chose from the following specialist modules – Healthcare, Finance, Entrepreneurship and Strategic Leadership. Find out more for Warwick here and for London here

We are delighted to offer two Executive MBA 50% scholarships for each location. The application deadlines for both Warwick and London (Friday/Saturday mode of study) to start in March 2019 are:-

First round: 28 October 2018
Second round: 9 December 2018
Final deadline: 10 February 2019

For the London weekend intake starting in April 2019 the application deadlines are:-

First round: 4 November 2018
Second round: 16 December 2018
Final deadline: 24 February 2019

 

To apply for Warwick Executive MBA please see our Warwick application form. To apply for London Executive MBA please see our London application form

30% Club Executive MBA Scholarship

Henley Business School is offering a fully-funded place worth up to £35,750 on its world-renowned Executive MBA programme, starting in October 2018. The scholarship is for Henley’s part-time Executive or Flexible Executive MBA courses (21 months and 30 months, respectively). The scholarship is open to applicants who have relevant experience in the workplace either in managing a team, running a project or planning strategy. To be eligible for the scholarship, candidates need to answer an essay question in no more than 800 words: “The evolution of women’s careers over the past century is disappointingly slow. Is it time for more revolutionary approaches?”. For more detail please see here. The application window for the October 2018 class closed on 21 May 2018, the new deadline has not yet been announced. 

Please see here for a short clip of the 2017 scholarship award presentation at the Financial Times' Women At The Top Conference.

30% Club Executive MBA Scholarship

Ranked #9 in the world by the Financial Times, the Oxford Executive MBA is a 21-month part-time general management programme designed to help senior professionals realise their leadership potential, whilst delivering new ideas, energy and understanding to their organisations. The sixteen week-long modules of the Oxford EMBA will immerse you in the values we believe will characterise future success for individuals, organisations, and nations: tolerance, flexibility, entrepreneurship, and breadth of understanding. There are two intakes each year in January and September. In partnership with the 30% Club, we are delighted to provide one 50% scholarship (per intake) designed to support the increase in women considering senior leadership roles. Successful candidates who apply by our published scholarships deadlines are also able to be considered for a 50% scholarship reducing the programme fee to £43,500. For more information please contact Gemma Kay via gemma.kay@sbs.ox.ac.uk or call her on +44 (0)1865 610082. The application deadline for the September 2019 class is 15 April 2019.

30% Club International Flex-EMBA Women in Leadership Scholarship

Founded in 1979 as a Consortium between the Politecnico di Milano and many Italian institutions, as well as several leading public and private industrial groups, today MIP is a non-for-profit consortium limited company. For this reason, MIP is able to integrate distinctive academic know-how with practical professional experience derived from the world of business and consultancy. By working directly with companies, the School can truly understand and work within the real world, developing educational programmes and services in line with corporate needs.

The School’s International Flex EMBA programme (i-Flex), i.e. the Executive MBA is delivered worldwide through the MICROSOFT-designed distance learning platform, and currently consists of almost 40% women. The School has an aspirational target of increasing this percentage across the programme and is offering two 30% scholarships (value €9,600 each) to outstanding female candidates as an important way of promoting this aspiration. For application details please click here and/or contact imbapt@mip.polimi.it. The application window closes on 30 July 2019.

30% Club International Executive MBA Scholarship

Ranked #1 for career progression for the past five years by the FT, the ESMT Berlin EMBA is designed for  senior business professionals or mid- to senior-level managers with at least 5 years of professional, post-graduate experience, of which around 3 years are in a managerial role; or business owners who understand the importance of responsible leadership. The 18-month, part-time, modular programme, starts in October and consists of six 1-week modules and two 13-day modules every other month in Berlin. Two of the modules are international: one with ESMT’s partners in the Global Network for Advanced Management, and one International Field Seminar in a region of strategic significance, recent destinations include Latin America and South East Asia. The applied fieldwork component allows students to work through a business case in their own company. Program electives include a focus on technology and innovation, managing international business, and business integrity management, compliance and corporate governance. ESMT was founded by 25 leading German corporations and institutions and is accredited by AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS, and FIBAA. In partnership with the 30% Club, ESMT is pleased to offer a 50% tuition scholarship for female EMBA candidates with proven professional achievements. Application details can be found here. The last application window closes on 15 August 2019

30% Club Executive MBA Scholarships

Smith School of Business at Queen’s University (Smith) is one of the world’s premier business schools, with a faculty team renowned for its academic credentials and business experience. Each year, Smith awards two scholarships to highly qualified women entering its Queen's Executive MBA (offered across Canada) and The Executive MBA Americas (offered in partnership with Cornell University in major cities across North and South America). The scholarships – which cover 50% of the program tuition – are offered in partnership with the 30% Club. Both scholarships (one per program) are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and proven leadership skills. Selection is made by each program’s Awards Committee. Smith School of Business has an aspirational target of enrolling 35% women across both programs, and the scholarships are an important means to reach this target. The application deadline for The Executive MBA Americas program is April 27, 2018, and the deadline for Queen’s Executive MBA is June 15, 2018.

30% Inspiring Women Executive MBA Scholarships

Imperial College Business School wholeheartedly supports the 30% Club’s goal of achieving a minimum of 30% women on FTSE-100 boards. We are therefore pleased to offer two Inspiring Women – Executive MBA scholarships of £25,000 each to exceptional female candidates undertaking the Executive MBA starting in February 2019. In addition to the financial scholarship from Imperial, successful applicants will receive a range of support from the 30% Club, including a cross-company mentoring scheme and exclusive event invitations.

Eligible candidates who receive an offer for the Executive MBA programme commencing in February 2019 will automatically be considered for this scholarship. No additional steps are required; however, applicants should take care to ensure that they address the selection criteria above in their written application and the optional application video. Imperial’s Executive MBA is a 23-month part-time programme designed for leaders in a technology-driven world. It will give you a thorough knowledge of essential business disciplines, opportunities to specialise in your areas of expertise and experiences to develop your global perspective on business.

Our Executive MBA bridges the gap between theory and practice, and combines online preparation with in-class participation through our blended learning approach. We have created a unique blend of teaching for Executive participants which combines online preparation with in-class learning, creating the UK’s first blended Executive MBA programme.

Building on work from our highly skilled in-house Edtech Lab, this interactive and integrated approach to the Executive MBA offers you a higher level of flexibility over pace, timing, and location of study. Designed from the ground up to account for the busy and hectic schedules of senior executives, our Executive MBA ensures that students receive the best possible learning experience within these constraints.

Find out more about our Executive MBA programme here.

30% Club Executive MBA Scholarship

London Business School’s vision is to have a profound impact on the way the world does business. The School is consistently ranked in the global top 10 for its programmes and is widely acknowledged as a centre for outstanding research. As well as its top-ranked full-time MBA, the School offers degree and award winning executive education programmes to executives from around the world. With a presence in four international cities – London, New York, Hong Kong and Dubai – the School equips students from more than 130 countries with the tools needed to operate in today’s business environment. 39,000 alumni, from over 150 countries, provide a knowledge, business experience and worldwide networking opportunities. In partnership with the 30% Club, we are delighted to provide a scholarship (50% of fees) on our Executive MBA. The scholarship is awarded to outstanding women with proven, strong academic and professional achievements, who we believe will contribute to a powerful community of engaged, diverse and international students, in a leading global business city. All successful female Executive MBA applicants will be automatically considered for this award.


Executive Education


30% Club Senior Executive Programme Scholarship

The Senior Executive Programme (SEP) full scholarship (worth £34,500) is for the premier executive programme at Europe’s leading business school. The Programme is for senior women leaders who have had a significant impact on their organisation. Candidates should aspire to the Executive Committee of a large organisation and/or to be CEO. The SEP equips participants with the confidence and skills for three key elements of success - Strategy, Leadership and Transformation. It convenes a diverse group of senior executives, renowned academics and industry experts providing profound learning and insights. It is made up of 2 two-week modules, with a break of 6-8 weeks in between, and delivered at the London Business School campus in London. Final selection involves an interview by a panel.  Candidates will be responsible for a significant business area in a large organisation or be the CEO of a mid-sized organisation. The successful candidate will have already made an impact through corporate transformation, and be supported by their line manager (if applicable) and CEO/Chairman. Scholarship details are available here. Please address any questions to SEPscholarship@london.edu.  We are keen for businesses to identify and recommend candidates, please see further details here and press release here - the last application window closed 28 September 2018. Please check back for announcement of the next application window.