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Indigenous Australians Leading in Business Global Executive MBA Scholarship

A postgraduate coursework scholarship
This scholarship supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to study the Global Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA).

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  • Australian citizen of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • Starting a Global Executive MBA
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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Describe your vision for how the Global Executive MBA will further contribute to positive change for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Benefits

This scholarship covers full tuition fees, tenable for the duration of the degree (1.5 years).

Who's eligible

You must:

Background

The University of Sydney Business School is committed to addressing the under-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in senior leadership positions.

This scholarship has been established with the goal of accelerating the rate at which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians move into senior leadership roles within all forms of Australian enterprises.

1. Background

a. The Indigenous Australians Leading in Business Global Executive MBA Scholarship was established in 2017 with the goal of accelerating the rate at which Indigenous Australians move into senior leadership roles within all forms of Australian enterprises.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicant must be an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

b. 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.

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. a personal statement addressing the selection criteria, and

VI. 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.

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 100% of the tuition fees for the duration of the recipient’s Global Executive MBA program, on the basis the student remains enrolled full-time.

b. 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.

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

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

e. No other amount is payable.

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 fees.

b. Recipients will only be permitted to suspend their studies due to exceptional circumstance. 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. accepts 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 the Scholarship is terminated under any instance in the Termination Clause of these terms and conditions, the University reserves the right to request that any Scholarship funds paid to the Scholarship recipient be reimbursed.

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