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, 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. Currently, we are working 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


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 deadline is 30 May 2017.

30% Club Master in Social Innovation Scholarships

The 24-month part-time Cambridge Masters in Social Innovation is an academically rigorous programme with its own distinct learning style. Inspired by the Centre for Social Innovation at Cambridge Judge Business School, the programme brings together a dynamic class of more than 25 students from a wide range of sectors including the corporate, public and social sectors. The Masters in Social Innovation will provide an understanding of inspired social approaches to addressing cultural, economic and environmental challenges and opportunities. The course is highly interactive with workshops, case studies, subject experts and practitioners engaging in the discussion of key concepts and frameworks, as well as emerging ideas for creating and developing social innovation in the public, private and social sectors in the UK and internationally. We are offering two 30% Club Scholarships to promote women candidates from the corporate sector in accessing the programme. Scholarship details are available here. The application window closes 30 April 2017.


MBAS


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. 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 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. The application window closes on 02 May 2017 (next entry date:  29 August 2017). For further details and information about how to apply, please view our scholarships for female candidates here.

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 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: £20,000. Applications Open: 01 April, 2017. Applications Close: 31 May 2017. Eligibility: applicants should be women, with a first or second class honors degree or equivalent qualification recognized by Heriot-Watt University, English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5, and at least five years’ post qualifying work experience (the scholarship is not open to employees of Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University, members of the 30% Club Malaysia Steering Committee, or anyone else professionally associated with the scheme).  Applying for the Scholarship: applicants should write a short essay (800 words maximum) on: How will female entrepreneurs shape the future of global business?

Submitting your application: The online application form should be completed and you will be required to submit the following documents in order to apply:

  • The essay
  • Two referees in support of their application
    Certified copies of academic and/or professional qualifications, certificates and transcripts  

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: Master degree programme. Study Subject: Business Administration. Scholarship Award: The scholarship covers 100% of the cost of the MBA course. The scholarship is tenable for the two-year span of the degree, where the successful scholar must adhere to the two-year taught schedule, attend all classes and revision sessions and sit examinations at the prescribed exam sessions. Scholarship Value: Ringgit Malaysia Fifty Four Thousand (RM54,000.00). The scholarship will cover the costs of the taught programme at the Malaysia campus, including all study materials and examination fees for the nine MBA courses required to qualify for the MBA degree. The scholarship will not cover examination deferred or absent fees, travel, accommodation or incidental expenses. Application Deadline: Applications close on 31 May 2017Eligibility: applicants should be women of Malaysian nationality. They should have a first or second class honours degree or equivalent qualification recognized by the Malaysian government, English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5, and at least two years’ work experience (the scholarship is not open to employees of Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University, members of the 30% Club Malaysia Steering Committee, or anyone else professionally associated with the scheme). Applying for the Scholarship: To apply to the scholarship scheme, applicants should: 

  • Write a short essay (800 words maximum) on: How will women in leadership roles shape the future of global business? and
  • Record their views, in a one-minute video, in answer to the following questions: What would the future look like if there was genuine gender equality of opportunity? Could gender equality transform the world? The video can be shot on smartphone and will be judged on content.

Submitting your application: The online application form should be completed and you will be required to submit the following documents in order to apply:

  • The essay
  • The video
  • Two referees in support of your application
  • Certified copies of academic and/or professional qualifications, certificates and transcripts 

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 2017/18 Full-time MBA female candidates with an outstanding personal, academic and professional profile. For further information, please click here. The course date starts on 02 October 2017 and the application deadline is 30 April 2017.

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 application deadline is 02 October 2017.

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 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 September 2017 are round 1 – Monday 08 May 2017 and final – Monday 17 July 2017. The application deadlines for both Warwick and London to start in March 2018 are round 1 – Monday 13 November 2017 and final – Thursday 08 February 2018.

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 September/ October 2017. 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 win the scholarship, answer this question in no more than 800 words: “Can gender diverse leadership help ensure that technology is used to benefit society?” Entries must be sent to mba@henley.ac.uk by May 22, 2017. For further detail please click here. The application window closes on 22 May 2017.

30% Club Executive MBA Scholarship

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 £37,821. For more information please contact Gemma Kay via gemma.kay@sbs.ox.ac.uk or call her on +44 (0)1865 610082. The application window closes on 22 May 2017.

30% Club International Flex-EMBA Women in Leadership Scholarship

One winner will receive a partially-funded place (50% of tuition) worth EUR 15,000 on the world-renowned International Flex EMBA which is offered across a digital delivery mode to accommodate busy professionals. This scholarship is designed to offer practical support for the development of strong female talent, as part of the 30% Club's Project to address this imbalance. To be eligible applicants must:

  • have received an offer to study on the International Flex EMBA
  • have not been awarded any other scholarship or sponsorship
  • be able to commence their studies in October 2017

How to apply: applicants for the above scholarship must submit a videoclip of maximum 3 minutes demonstrating how they will contribute to and benefit from the i-Flex EMBA, focusing on their achievements as a professional manager as well as academic qualifications. Applicants should also evaluate the skills they need to develop in order to be an effective global manager and how the i-Flex EMBA will assist in this, giving details of their current role as women in a leadership position. Shortlisted candidates will be selected by a panel, with the winner announced in early August. See further course details here and further scholarship detaile here. For enquiries contact imbapt@mip.polimi.it . The application deadline is 30 July 2017.

30% Club Executive MBA Scholarships

Queen's Smith School of Business (QSB) is one of the world’s premier business schools, with a faculty team renowned for its academic credentials and business experience. Each year, QSB will award two scholarships to highly qualified women entering its Queen's Executive MBA (offered across Canada) and Queen's 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) will be awarded on the basis of academic excellence and proven leadership skills. Selection will be made by each program’s Awards Committee at SSB. Queen’s 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 windows for the Queen’s Executive MBA and the  Queen’s Executive MBA Americas close on 15 June 2017 and 28 April 2017 respectively. 

30% Inspiring Women Executive MBA Scholarships

Imperial College London is a global leader in science and technology, driving business advantage through the fusion of business and technology, and an entrepreneurial mindset. Imperial College Business School Executive MBA combines innovative thinking and insight with new technology to develop practical solutions to real world issues, benefiting business and improving society. Diversity is a cornerstone of the School's innovation, so Imperial is delighted to partner with the 30% Club to offer two Executive MBA scholarships of £20,000 each to exceptional female candidates undertaking the programme starting in February 2017. These scholarships will be awarded to women who can demonstrate both depth and breadth of work experience, academic excellence and high potential for senior leadership roles. Successful candidates would also be able show their determination to act as role models for other women. More information on the scholarship and the Imperial Executive MBA is available here. The last application window closed on 02 December 2016. The new application deadline is not yet confirmed.

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 £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 here or from Paul Hillan. The last application window closed on 30 September 2016. The new application deadline is yet to be confirmed.