Business Schools

Over the years 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 Co-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 and institutions 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, Dublin City University, Edinburgh Business School, ESMT (Berlin), Henley Business School, Imperial College, Institute of Banking, Irish Management Institute, Ivey Business School (Canada), London Business School, MIP Graduate School of Business (Milan), National College of Ireland, NUI Galway, NUI Maynooth, Queen’s Smith Business School (Canada), Royal College of Surgeons Ireland, SAID Business School at Oxford University, SDA Bocconi School of Management (Milan), Toronto University's Rotman School of Management (Canada), Trinity Business School, UCD Smurfit Business School, University College Cork, University College Dublin, University of Limerick, University of Ulster, 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. Applicants with any academic background and a maximum of 18 months full-time, post-graduate work experience are welcome to apply. The MIM 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 specialize in either Business Analytics, Finance & Investments, Entrepreneurship & Innovation or Global & Digital Strategy. Students gain up to 10 months of in-company and social impact project experience in German enterprises, Berlin start-ups or abroad. In addition, all students learn an additional foreign language. Optional international modules, include a course with the Global Network for Advanced Management, a double degree option at Yale University or exchange options with Imperial College in the UK, Queen’s University in Canada or Singapore Management University. Students interested in investing and stocks may choose to participate in the Portfolio Management program when they will manage a portfolio of three million Euros. The MIM program is 81% international with students from 40 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 2020


MBAS


30% Club Full-Time MBA Scholarship (Toronto, Canada)

Located in downtown Toronto, the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management is the leading business school in Canada. The Rotman Full-Time MBA is a cohort-based 20-month program that combines 16 months of academic study with a 4-month flexible internship opportunity. While classes are intimate with 70 students in each, students also benefit from a large, global network with approximately 300 students per year. Students have a choice of over 100 electives and 16 majors to choose from to customize their degree. Approximately half of the students are international (representing 45+ countries) and half are domestic students (Canadian citizens and permanent residents). We also have a network of over 15,000 Rotman Full-Time MBA alumni around the world. In addition, Rotman’s Initiative for Women in Business has been committed to strengthening the female talent pipeline and supporting their lifelong learning from professional growth, transition support, to leadership development. For more information on these programs, please visit our websites here: Rotman Full-Time MBA and the Initiative for Women in Business.

In line with this initiative, Rotman is delighted to offer this scholarship (50% of tuition fees) to an incoming female student who has demonstrated strong academic and/or professional achievements. The scholarship award recipient will also have the opportunity (non-transferable) to enroll in the Athena Program or an equivalent Professional Development program offered by Rotman’s Initiative for Women in Business, up-to 3 years after graduation. 

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis between July 2019 – June 2020, with the following admission deadlines applicable over this period:

Early Round: August 5, 2019 (Decision by September 3, 2019)
Round 1: October 1, 2019 (Decision by December 14, 2019)
Round 2: January 7, 2020 (Decision by March 8, 2020)
Round 3: March 4, 2020 (Decision by May 3, 2020)
Round 4: April 29, 2020 (Decision by May 31, 2020)

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 being considered on a rolling admissions basis throughout the year. WHU offers a 50% tuition scholarship to a top female applicant.

30% Club MBA Scholarship (Dubai)

Edinburgh Business School is the 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 100,000

Eligibility: applicants should be women, 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: you should to complete a scholarship application form and submit it along with two references written in support of your application - please see further detail here. The application window opens on 01 April 2020 and closes on 30 June 2020. 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 MBA Scholarship (Malaysia)

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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 56,300

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: Applying for the Scholarship: you should to complete a scholarship application form and submit it along with two references written in support of your application. Application forms are available on request from the 1st April 2019 by contacting us on malaysiaMBA@ebs.hw.ac.uk.

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 2020/21 Full-time MBA female candidates with an outstanding personal, academic and professional profile. For further information, please click here. The application window closes on 10 April 2020.

30% Club Full-time MBA Scholarship

ESMT Berlin’s MBA is consistently ranked among the top schools in Germany, Europe and globally. It is a 13-month (January-January, graduation in February), full-time programme, focusing on international management. The intense curriculum offers three tracks: Managerial Analytics, Innovation & Entrepreneurship and Strategic Leadership. Students can further customize their degree with pre- and post-MBA options, such as a Coding Bootcamp, German language courses, quantitative prep courses, a Responsible Leaders Fellowship, work with an incubator, research assistant at ESMT, or an internship. The programme’s learning modules include in-class lectures, team-based applied fieldwork during consulting projects, project weeks, electives on campus, as well as international electives during the Global Network Week. 

ESMT admits up to 70 MBA students each year. The current class is 92% international and typically over 90% of the students 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 2020.

30% Club Women in Leadership Scholarship

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The Women in Leadership MBA Scholarship is a collaboration between Henley, the 30% Club and Financial Times. Now in its seventh year, the Scholarship is designed to offer practical support for the development of strong female talent and reflects the shared mission of the three partner institutions to encourage gender balance in leadership teams.

The competition is open to both men and women who have relevant experience in the workplace either in managing a team, running a project or planning strategy. Entries need to answer a short essay question in no more than 800 words. This year's question was: “What should the next generation of women experience in their working lives and what will your generation do to create this?”

The winner receives a fully-funded place worth up to £39,500 on our part-time Executive MBA or Flexible Executive MBA programme starting in September/October 2019. The most recent winner was announced at the Financial Times Women at the Top Summit on 17 October 2019. Please see short video below and further detail here.

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 a range of masters programmes across all career stages. 45,000+ alumni, from over 155 countries, provide a knowledge, business experience and worldwide networking opportunities. At London Business School, we believe that preparing women for leadership roles starts with the tools they gain from a first-class education and the support of an inspiring global community. 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 EMBA Women’s Scholarship

Since 1898, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business has produced ideas and leaders that shape the world of business.  At Chicago Booth, we constantly question, test ideas, and seek proof. This extraordinarily effective approach to business leads to new ideas and innovative solutions. In fact, nine of our faculty members have won Nobel Prizes for these ideas, more than any other business school in the world.

We are proud to claim:

  • an unmatched faculty
  • Full time and Executive programs offered from our campuses Chicago, London and Hong Kong
  • A global body of more than 51,000 alumni worldwide.

The top ranked Chicago Booth Executive MBA Program in London attracts senior managers from around the world from a wide range of industries. We believe strongly in preparing leaders who bring diverse viewpoints to the workplace and classroom. Therefore, in partnership with the 30% Club, we are pleased to offer a scholarship (equal to $50,000 of tuition) to support high-potential female students in the Executive MBA program in London.

Candidates will be evaluated on their prior professional and academic achievements and their potential for the highest levels of leadership. All female candidates who are admitted to the 2020 Executive MBA will automatically be considered for this award. There is no separate application process. Please apply to the program before our final application deadline, 01 April 2020.

Please email Nadia Ahrazem from the London admissions team to arrange an informal call to discuss your potential candidacy, or, get started on an application today.

30% Club EMBA 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. 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. 45,000+ alumni, from over 155 countries, provide a knowledge, business experience and worldwide networking opportunities. At London Business School, we believe that preparing women for leadership roles starts with the tools they gain from a first-class education and the support of an inspiring global community. 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 self-funded female Executive MBA applicants can apply for the scholarship via the admissions process.

30% Club EMBA-Global Asia

Three Leading Business Schools – One World-class Executive MBA

Ranked No. 2 Joint-EMBA In the World (QS2019), EMBA-Global Asia is offered jointly by three prestigious business schools, Columbia Business School, London Business School and The University of Hong Kong Business School. EMBA-Global Asia offers this unique blend of expertise, networks and multifaceted perspectives that will deepen your understanding of Western and Eastern business practices and prepare you for leadership success anywhere in the world.

Taught by world-class faculty members in the leading economics capitals – New York, London and Hong Kong, students benefit from unique insights and gain a truly global perspective. By taking advantage of the Schools' location, students hear from influential and industry leaders from throughout the world.

The programme gives students the opportunity to learn alongside an extraordinarily talented and diverse cohort representing a wide range of nationalities and industries. EMBA-Global Asia students bring variety and depth to the learning experience, enabling them to develop a broader global perspective and to foster professional relationship and networks around the world. Graduates are alumni of all three schools and have full, life-long access to an unparalleled global alumni network with more than 100,000 alumni from the three schools.

In partnership with 30% Club, EMBA-Global Asia is pleased to offer two tuition scholarships to the value of $57,000  each for high-calibre female EMBA candidates with outstanding personal and proven professional achievements. Application details can be found here.

Application is on a rolling basis. Deadline for application is as below:

  • Round 1: 12:00 noon (GMT +8), November 30, 2019
  • Round 2: 12:00 noon (GMT +8), January 19, 2020
  • Round 3: 12:00 noon (GMT +8), February 23, 2020
  • Round 4: 12:00 noon (GMT +8), March 26, 2020

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 2017, 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. Applications have now opened for the March 2020 intakes of both the Warwick and London Executive MBA programmes. The final deadline for the day time London Executive MBA and the Warwick based Executive MBA  is 09 February 2020 and the final deadline for the Evening London Executive MBA is 22 February 2020. For all rolling admissions deadlines, please refer to the WBS website.

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

30% Club Executive MBA Scholarship

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 Alejandra de Rojas Alejandra.DeRojas@sbs.ox.ac.uk via or call her on +44 (0)1865 278808.  The application window for the September 2020 class closes on 06 April 2020.

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 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 31 July 2020.

30% Club International Executive MBA Scholarship

Ranked #1 globally for career progression for seven consecutive 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 ten 1-week modules every other month. Seven modules take place in Berlin, and three modules are international: one with ESMT’s partners in the Global Network for Advanced Management, one evidence-based management module at a global Academy of Management conference in North America and an 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. 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 01 September 2020.

30% Inspiring Women Executive MBA Scholarships

Imperial College Business School is pleased to offer an Inspiring Women – Executive MBA scholarship of £25,000 to an exceptional female candidate undertaking the Executive MBA starting in February 2020. 

Eligible candidates who receive an offer for the Executive MBA programme 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.


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. For further details and to apply contact SEPscholarship@london.edu. Applicants should be nominated by their employer (see here) and see scholarship details here. The application window closes on 12 October 2019.



30% Club Ireland 2019 Executive Education Scholarship Programme

Globally, the 30% Club has established partnerships with a number of business schools to rectify the under-representation of women pursuing post-graduate management education, by offering scholarships aimed at women. Through these partnerships, we seek to build a continuum of change, highlighting the impact of executive education in accelerating career development and helping women to decide to undertake further education.

In Ireland, the Executive Education Scholarship Programme continues to attract generous support across all national education providers.  In 2018, significant enhancements to the programme allowed us to focus on Business, STEM and Leadership in Healthcare.

  • For details of our 2019 scholarship brochure, please click the link.
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  • For general information on the programme, contact gillian@gharford.ie