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Leadership for Social Impact Global Executive MBA Scholarship

A postgraduate coursework scholarship
This scholarship supports people involved in driving social change to study the Global Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA) at the University of Sydney Business School.

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  • Domestic student with an unconditional offer to study the 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:

  • Demonstrate your history of driving positive social change.
  • Describe your vision for how the Global Executive MBA will result in a greater social impact.

Benefits

This scholarship covers full tuition fees for the normal duration of the Executive MBA program, tenable for up to 18 months of full-time study (intensive mode).

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • have an unconditional offer to study the Global Executive MBA
  • be ideally be working in a social enterprise or as a social entrepreneur, however all applicants with a history of driving positive social change are encouraged to apply.

Background

The University of Sydney Business School is committed to supporting both established and emergent leaders who have demonstrated innovative ideas to create long-term social change.

This scholarship aims to enhance leadership capabilities of individuals who can demonstrate the achievement of significant social impact and an ongoing desire to improve the lives of disadvantaged Australians.

1. Background

a. The University of Sydney Business School is committed to supporting both established and emergent leaders who have demonstrated innovative ideas in service to a commitment to create long-term social change.

b. Social impact is a significant, positive change that addresses a pressing social challenge. This scholarship has been established to enhance the leadership capabilities of individuals who can demonstrate the achievement of significant social impact and an ongoing desire to improve the lives of disadvantaged Australians.

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 ideally be working in a social enterprise or as a social entrepreneur, however all applicants with a history of driving positive social change are encouraged to apply.

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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