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, 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, Edinburgh Business School, ESMT (Berlin), Henley, 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) and Warwick Business School.
If you interested in partnering on a scholarship with the 30% Club please be in touch with Francoise Higson.
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 2018.
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.
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 closes on 15 June 2018.
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 2017/18 Full-time MBA female candidates with an outstanding personal, academic and professional profile. For further information, please click here. The previous application window closed on 30 April 2017. The 2018 deadline will be announced in due course.
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 application window closes on 01 October 2018.
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.
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 available from September 2017, 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. The application deadlines for both Warwick and London to start in March 2018 are round 1 – Monday 13th November 2017 and final – Thursday 8th February 2018. To apply for Warwick Executive MBA please see our Warwick application form. To apply for London Executive MBA please see our London application form.
Henley Business School is offering a fully-funded place worth up to £35,750 on its world-renowned Executive MBA programme, starting in September/ 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 will have to answer a short essay question, with entries being sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Essay question and application deadline will be announced in early Spring 2018 (the last application window closed on 22 May 2017). Please see here for a short clip of the 2017 scholarship award presentation at the Financial Times' Women At The Top Conference.
Ranked #2 in the world by the Economist and #9 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 will be automatically considered for a 50% scholarship reducing the programme fee to £40,250. For more information please contact Gemma Kay via email@example.com or call her on +44 (0)1865 610082. Candidates will need to apply by 21 May 2018 in order to be considered for the 30% Club Scholarship for the September 2018 class.
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 €9,000 each) to outstanding female candidates as an important way of promoting this aspiration. For application details please click here and/or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The application deadline is 30 July 2018.
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 application window closes on 15 August 2018.
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.
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.
The Senior Executive Programme (SEP) full scholarship (worth £29,500) is the premier executive programme at Europe’s leading business school and is for senior leaders who aspire to the Executive Committee of a large organisation and/or to be CEO. It equips participants with the confidence and skills for three key elements of success: Strategy, Leadership and Transformation. The Programme brings together a group of senior executives, renowned academics and industry experts. The programme is made up of 2 two week modules, with a break of 6-8 weeks in between, delivered on campus in London. Final selection involves an interview by a jury which includes: Moya Greene, CEO of Royal Mail and Carolyn McCall, CEO of Easy Jet. 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 or from Paul Hillan. The last application window closed on 30 September 2017. The new application deadline is yet to be confirmed.