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. To date, we are working with Cambridge Judge, ESMT European School of Management and Technology in Berlin, Henley, Imperial College, the Irish Management Institute, London Business School, SAID Business School at Oxford University and Queen’s Smith Business School in Canada.

If you interested in partnering on a scholarship with the 30% Club please be in touch with Jackie Keogh. 


Masters Programmes


The Executive Master in Project Management Women in Leadership Scholarship

The winner will receive a partially-funded place (scholarship will cover 50% of tuition) worth up to EUR 8,250 on the Executive Master in Project Management program (delivered in Italian). Starting in 2016, 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 Executive Master in Project management
  • have not been awarded any other scholarship or sponsorship
  • be able to commence their studies in November 2016
  • be fluent in Italian

How to apply: applicants for the above scholarship must submit an essay of 1,000 words demonstrating how they will contribute to and benefit from program, 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 project manager and how the master will assist in this, giving details of their current role as women in a leadership position. The entry deadline is midnight on 08 July 2016. Shortlisted candidates will be selected by a panel, then be interviewed in July, with the winner announced shortly afterwards.  For further information, please click here; for enquiries contact mpm@mip.polimi.it

30%Club MPhil in Management

The MPhil in Management is a full-time, pre-experience masters degree for those wishing to pursue a career in business and/or management, providing an academically rigorous and professionally relevant programme for graduates with a first-class degree from a top university, less than a year of work experience, and who have not previously studied business or management.

The core of the MPhil in Management is grounded in the latest advances in business and management theory and practice. It covers finance, accounting, business economics, quantitative methods for management, organisational behaviour, marketing, strategy, and operations management. An innovative range of workshops, modules and activities focussed on collaborative leadership and on creativity and innovation also offer unique personal development opportunities to the MPhil in Management students. The programme also comprises a Management Consulting Project undertook by the MPhil in Management students working in teams on behalf of a leading client organization. The application window closed on 15 February 2016. The 2016 deadline is not yet confirmed.

30% Club Masters in Management (MIM) Scholarship

The ESMT MIM is a 22-month, pre-experience programme, designed to teach students how to enhance the analytical and technological skills developed during their undergraduate studies, and use them in an applied business management setting. The programme is designed for students with backgrounds in analytic or quantitative studies including, but not limited to, business, engineering, science, mathematics, and economics. Courses take an interdisciplinary approach to business situations in technology fields with a quantitative focus on general management and innovation. 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. Students write their final master’s thesis (4 months) either during a second company internship or, if choosing a more academic approach, in close coordination with a faculty’s research agenda. Second year program specializations include value chain management, innovation and technology and financial analysis. 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 85% international with students from 29 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 close on 31 May. The 2017 deadline is not yet confirmed.

30% Club Master of Finance Scholarship

The 12-month full-time Cambridge MFin is a top ranked finance degree. Teaching focuses of on the theory and practice of finance, delivering a rigorous and commercially relevant education to a select group of finance professionals each year. All students in the class have a minimum of two years post–graduation finance work experience, as well as strong academic records. The class will be drawn from all over the world and from a wide range of academic and finance disciplines. Through this, students benefit from learning alongside a high quality, diverse and professionally strong peer group who can offer support and stimulation throughout the programme and beyond. Candidates are based on-campus at Cambridge Judge Business School, a department within the globally outstanding University of Cambridge. The MFin is taught through a combination of workshops, seminars, lectures, discussion groups, and projects. Running alongside the academic components, the Personal and Professional Development Programme enables individuals to target, develop towards and achieve their post-MFin career outcomes. We have also built an excellent network of finance practitioners and institutions who provide frequent opportunities for networking throughout the degree. Graduates achieve significant professional transformations every year, with 60% changing finance area and 42% changing country location. MFin alumni further go on to join the diverse and high-achieving network of 200,000+ University of Cambridge graduates worldwide. As of 2015 we are offering one 30% Club Scholarship for entry to the programme in September 2016 – constituting half of the full fee cost. Scholarship details are available here.  The application window closed on 03 March. The 2017 deadline is not yet confirmed.

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. As of 2016 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 closed on 30 April. The 2017 deadline is not yet confirmed.


MBAs


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 hereThe application deadline is not yet confirmed.

30% Club International Flex-MBA Women in Leadership Scholarship

Two winners will receive a partially-funded place (one scholarship will cover 50% of tuition, the other one 75%) worth up to EUR 21,750 on the world-renowned International Flex EMBA which is offered across a digital delivery mode to accommodate busy professionals. Starting in 2016, 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 2016

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. The entry deadline is midnight on 08 July 2016. Shortlisted candidates will be selected by a panel, then be interviewed in July, with the winner announced shortly afterwards.  For further information, please click here; for enquiries contact iflex@mip.polimi.it

30% Club Full-time MBA Scholarship

ESMT’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 areas of innovation, technology, entrepreneurship and personal development and includes two specializations: 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. Candidates may also opt for a short five week internship in lieu of some international options and electives. 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. On average, 90% 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 deadline is 15 September 2016.

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. The application window closed on 30 September 2015. The 2016 deadline is not yet confirmed.

30% Club MBA Scholarship

The 12-month full-time Cambridge MBA is a top ranked general management programme that delivers broad and practical business education to a select group of high potential candidates each year. Candidates are based on-campus at Cambridge Judge Business School, a business and innovation hub integrated within the globally outstanding University of Cambridge. The MBA is taught through a combination of workshops, seminars, lectures, discussion groups, and team and individual projects. Running alongside the academic components, the Career Accelerator Programme enables individuals to target, develop towards and achieve their post-MBA career outcomes. Graduates achieve significant professional transformations every year, with 89% opting to change their role, industry or country location. MBA alumni further go on to join the diverse and high-achieving network of 200,000+ University of Cambridge graduates worldwide. As of 2015 we are offering one 30% Club Scholarship for entry to the programme in September 2016 – constituting half of the full fee cost. Scholarship details are available here. The application window closed on 03 March. The 2017 deadline is not yet confirmed.


EXECUTIVE MBAs


30% Club Evening Executive 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 2016/18 Evening EMBA female candidates with an outstanding personal, academic and professional profile. For further information, please clikc here. The application deadline is 15 July 2016

30% Club Executive MBA Scholarship

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 three years with our Executive MBA (Warwick) in five day blocks or opt for a more intensive two-year programme at WBS London studying on Fridays and Saturdays on alternate weeks. From October 2016 our Executive MBA (London) will also offer a Finance Specialism option, an advanced management programme for executives wishing to develop both their general leadership capabilities and their financial understanding.  
We are delighted to offer two Executive MBA 50% scholarships. Apply by 01 August for an October 2016 start at Warwick or 13 June for a September 2016 start at WBS London

30% Club International Executive MBA (EMBA) Scholarship

Ranked #1 for career progression for the past four years by the FT, the ESMT 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 deadline is 15 August 2016

The 30% Club Women in Leadership Scholarship

Henley Business School is offering a fully-funded place worth up to £35,750 on its world-renowned MBA programme, starting in September/ October 2016. It is designed to offer practical support for the development of strong female talent, as part of the 30% Club’s ‘Balancing the Pyramid Project’. The Henley MBA is an intense and rewarding experience, it is challenging, stimulating and in many instances, life-changing. Triple accredited by AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB, and among the most renowned MBAs in the world, the Henley MBA is designed to help you achieve the best possible outcomes in business and in life. Ranked number 1 in the UK for female faculty and 2nd in the UK for percentage of female students, Henley Business School encourages the development of female leadership potential. The Henley MBA engages on every level, through coaching and personal development, giving you the confidence and energy to tackle your challenges and the focus you need to attain your goals. Further information about the scholarship and entry is available here. The application window closes at 5pm on 07 June 2016. If you have any queries please get in touch with the MBA Recruitment Team.

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. The application deadline for the Queen’s Executive MBA is 15 June 2016. The application window for the Queen’s Executive MBA Americas closed on 01 May (the 2017 deadline is not yet confirmed). 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.

30% Club Executive MBA Scholarship

Recently ranked #2 in the world and #1 in the UK by the Economist, the Oxford Executive MBA is a 21-month part-time modular 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. In partnership with the 30% Club, we are delighted to provide a 50% scholarship designed to support the increase in women considering senior leadership roles. Successful candidates who applied for the January 2016 Executive MBA class by 14 September 2015 were automatically considered for this 50% scholarship reducing the programme fee to £33,741. For more information please contact Leyla Gilbey or call her on +44 (0)1865 610082. The 2016 application deadline is not yet confirmed.

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 2016. 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 2015 application window closed on 02 December. The 2016 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. The 2015 application window closed on 30 September 2015. The 2016 appliation deadline is not yet confirmed.


EXECUTIVE EDUCATION


30% Club Executive Transition Program (ETP) Scholarship

ESMT European School of Management and Technology in Berlin is offering two 50% scholarships (worth €9,950 each) for its flagship program, the Executive Transition Program (ETP) – the general management program for responsible leaders - starting October 7, 2016. ETP is a modular three week program designed for experienced, functional managers with an international mindset who have recently moved, or are about to move, into positions with more general management responsibilities. Participants will return to their organizations feeling confident and ready to assume complex roles as general managers and with a Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Management. They will be equipped with new capabilities, tools, and concepts, feel competent when leading others, and will be prepared to manage across national borders. The scholarship is especially suited for women who are 1) demonstrating entrepreneurial responsibility, 2) leading a business unit or a regional subsidiary, or are in charge of a new product, market, or major project initiative, and are 3) typically employed by large corporations operating internationally or globally. The ETP is characterized by a focus on responsible leadership, (European) competitiveness, management of technology and a high level of individual care for all participants that contributes to a very intensive networking and collaboration with a hand-picked group of brilliant participants from around the globe.

ESMT was founded by 25 leading German corporations and institutions and is accredited by AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS, and FIBAA. Financial Times ranks ESMT #11 worldwide in executive education and #1 in Germany. Application details are available here or from Urs Müller, ETP Program Director. The deadline for the application is 30 June 2016.

30% Club Bringing Technology to Market (BTM) Scholarship

ESMT European School of Management and Technology is offering a 50% scholarship (worth €5,450) for its program Bringing Technology to Market (BTM) , starting on June 21, 2016. BTM has been designed for executives in global, technology-driven B2B markets. The program consists of three modules run in three major business regions, i.e., the United States, China, and Germany. The scholarship is especially suited for women who are leading a business unit or a regional subsidiary, are in charge of a new product, market, or service, and are employed by a large group operating globally or regionally. ESMT was founded by 25 leading German corporations and institutions and is accredited by AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS, and FIBAA. The Financial Times ranks ESMT #11 worldwide in executive education and #1 in Germany. Application details are available here. The application window closed on 30 April. The 2017 deadline is not yet confirmed.

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 application deadline is 30 September 2016.


DIPLOMAS


30% Club Women in Leadership/ Strategy & Innovation Scholarship

For over 60 years, the Irish Management Institute (IMI) has pioneered the development of executive education in Ireland. Thousands of senior executives across the private and public sectors attend developmental programmes at IMI annually, ranging from NFQ Level 9 Masters and Diploma qualifications to one and two day masterclasses.

The IMI Diploma in Leadership is the IMI’s flagship leadership development programme. Its aim is simple – to dramatically enhance your practical leadership skills, awareness, impact and judgement. By completing the IMI Diploma in Leadership you will become a more confident, well-rounded and inspirational leader – capable of handling the challenges of the current environment and ready to step up to the next level in your career development.

By completing the IMI Diploma in Strategy and Innovation, you will be equipped to play a key role in developing and executing a strategy and innovation process that is very relevant to both the success of your organisation and to your own career. You will learn the skills to lead, influence and participate in the strategic success of your organization. This programme is suitable for participants with a common ambition to play a leading role in developing and implementing strategy and innovation in their organisation.

As of 2016, we are offering a 30% Club Scholarship to provide a deserving high potential female executive the opportunity to access one of the above 6-month Graduate Diploma programmes, which form part of a pathway in the IMI Master of Business Framework. More information on the IMI’s Graduate Diplomas is available here and specific information on the scholarship is available here. The application window closed on 31 March. The 2017 deadline is not yet confirmed.