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Cultural Diversity in Business Executive MBA Scholarship

A postgraduate coursework scholarship
Tuition fee scholarship to support a student to commence a Global Executive MBA at the University of Sydney Business School.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
66% of EMBA tuition fees
  • Identify as someone from a minority group
N/A 23 October 2020

How to apply

Include a written statement addressing the following criteria in your application for the Global Executive MBA:

  • How you have advanced the wellbeing and rights of people from a minority group or groups.
  • Describe your vision for how the Global Executive MBA will further contribute to positive change for people from a minority group.

Benefits

This scholarship will cover 66 percent of tuition fees for the full-time duration of the Global Executive MBA program.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • identify as someone from a minority group as detailed in Appendix A of the terms and conditions
  • not be currently enrolled in the Executive Master of Business Administration course
  • not be a University employee.
1. Background

a. Established in 2019, the goal of this Scholarship is to accelerate the rate at which people from under-represented minority groups move into senior leadership roles within all forms of Australian enterprises.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must receive an unconditional offer of admission into the Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) course offered by the University of Sydney Business School to be considered.

b. Applicants should identify as someone from a minority group (see Appendix A).

c. Current students enrolled in the University of Sydney Executive MBA and University of Sydney employees are not eligible.

3. Selection Criteria

a. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of:

I. academic merit,

II. leadership potential,

III. personal integrity,

IV. performance in the selection interview,

V. motivation to succeed in business in a socially responsible way by demonstrating a commitment to apply the learning offered in the Executive MBA degree to making a positive difference to professional life in business practice, and

VI. a personal statement that:

  • addresses the selection criteria,
  • addresses how the applicant has advanced the wellbeing and rights of people from a minority group(s), and
  • describes their vision for how completion of the Global Executive MBA will further contribute to positive change for people from a minority group.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded by a Selection Committee consisting of the Director of the Executive MBA Program, or their nominated delegate (academic), and at least one other professional staff member from the Executive MBA Program.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship will cover 66% of tuition fees for the duration of the student’s Global Executive MBA program, on the basis the student remains enrolled full-time.

b. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted, and it is not transferable to another University school, faculty or university.

c. The Scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funds.

d. No other amount is payable.

e. The Scholarship does not cover the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF), travel costs, and the relevant in-country fees for each residential unit of study.

5. Ongoing eligibility

a. To continue receipt of the Scholarship, the recipient must maintain a minimum Semester Average Mark (SAM) of 65 each semester, remain enrolled in 24 credit points of study each semester and have no outstanding tuition fees.

b. Recipients will only be permitted to suspend their studies due to exceptional circumstances. Requests to suspend must be approved by the Director of the Executive MBA Program.

6. Termination

a. The Scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:

I. withdraws from an eligible course or fails to enrol,

II. commences part-time study without prior approval,

III. does not maintain satisfactory academic performance,

IV. is determined by the University to be guilty of serious misconduct, including, but not limited to, having provided false or misleading information as part of their Scholarship application,

V. is awarded an alternative scholarship, administered by the University of Sydney, for the same purpose as this Scholarship.

VI. does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave, or

VII. any other provision as indicated in these terms that would lead to termination.

b. Once the Scholarship has been terminated, it will not be reinstated unless due to University error.

c. Where a student is found guilty of serious misconduct or withdraws from the relevant course, the University reserves the right to request that any Scholarship funds paid to the Scholarship recipient be reimbursed.

Appendix

A. A minority group refers to a category of people who experience relative disadvantage as compared to members of a dominant social group. Minority group membership is typically based on differences in characteristics or practices, such as: ethnicity (ethnic minority), race (racial minority), religion (religious minority), sexual orientation (sexual minority), disability, or gender identity.