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Jessica Dugan
I applied to 2 business schools and was accepted at both of them. I will be starting at London Business School in September in their EMBA program, which I learned of at the Women in Leadership event.

The QS Women in Leadership MBA Event highlights the career benefits for women who want to pursue an MBA. We also aim to answer the question: ‘is an MBA the right choice for me?’

With a series of panel debates, presentations from business schools and round table discussions, attendees will also benefit from superb networking opportunities with ambitious, like-minded, future business leaders.

These events are free to attend but places are limited. If you would like to take part, then please register your details by clicking below.

Jessica Dugan
I applied to 2 business schools and was accepted at both of them. I will be starting at London Business School in September in their EMBA program, which I learned of at the Women in Leadership event.

Why Attend the Women in Leadership MBA event

MBA Scholarships Dedicated to Women

Special scholarships offered by participating top business schools

QS Women in Leadership: These scholarships are designed to identify women who demonstrate exceptional leadership skills and an ability to inspire others. Scholarship value: $3,000. Essay topic: “Explain how to plan to use an MBA to become a future leader, either in business or in the wider community” (max. 750 words). Deadline: 31 December 2016.Criteria: Attend QS World MBA Tour/QS Women in Leadership events and complete the QS Applicant Survey. Note: Finalists for this scholarship will be contacted by the QS Scholarship Committee within 2-3 weeks after the final application deadline. Winners will be announced on our website at a later date.

Henley Business School

The 30% Club, the Financial Times and Henley Business School Women in Leadership Scholarship
Your opportunity to receive a fully-funded place worth up to £37,750 on Henley’s world- renowned Executive or Flexible Executive 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 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 world for percentage of female faculty and number 1 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 skills and energy to tackle your challenges and the focus you need to attain your goals.

Warwick Business School

We have £2million+ of WBS Scholarships for the most talented applicants for 2016 entry to the MBA and MSc postgraduate courses.
WBS Scholarships are available to the most talented candidates from all over the world. You will automatically be considered for a WBS Scholarship upon submitting your course application. There is no deadline for applications, but we advise you to apply as soon as possible.
Women in Leadership Scholarships
* 30% club scholarship – for outstanding female candidates. 2 of these scholarships are offered per year and amount to 50% of the overall fees of the course - for applicants applying to EMBA
* WBS Inspiring Women Scholarship - for outstanding female candidates who are enthusiastic, engaging and inspiring role models - for FTMBA and DL

Surrey Business School

We offer a range of scholarships of up to 50 per cent to talented applicants applying to study the Surrey MBA. Scholarships will be awarded on a rolling basis and therefore candidates who apply early in the admissions round may have a greater opportunity to receive an award.
Candidates will need to demonstrate clear academic or professional merit through their MBA application form and interview process.
Applicants will be automatically considered and, in order to be eligible for a scholarship, will need to have applied for the MBA programme and have submitted all necessary documents for the assessment of their application.
Scholarships will cover up to 50 per cent of the total tuition fee.

Women in Business Scholarship

Our Women in Business Scholarship is open to female candidates who can demonstrate their contribution to business and evidence a drive to support other female candidates in future.
The Scholarship is open to candidates joining either the Full-time or Executive MBA programmes.

Nottingham University Business School

To allow talented applicants from every country and sector to apply for the Nottingham MBA, Nottingham University Business School will be offering a range of scholarships to candidates who demonstrate exceptional experience and leadership skills.
Our scholarship strategy is aimed to create a diverse and stimulating cohort with proven managerial experience. Our award winners will stand as ambassadors for Nottingham MBAs and will be supported to create powerful networks for the future.
Some scholarship awards will require additional evidence or interviews. Availability of scholarships is discretionary and subject to change. Typically our scholarship offers are available for a limited time only and early application is advised.

Developing future leaders and key sector scholarships

Developing Leaders for the Future - The candidate is of proven calibre to attain an International leadership position in their chosen organisation in next 5-7 years and engages in significant global issues and solutions. Award - Up to 90% of fees & Mentoring
Leadership in Military Service - The candidate has significant service experience and actively seeking to achieve a new future outside of the Armed Forces. Award - 15-30% of fees
Management in Local Government - The candidate has significant experience of local (and/or national) government that would contribute to the potential for improved dialogue between business and government. Award - 15-30% of fees
Management in the Third Sector - The candidate has significant experience of charity, non-profit, or non-government organisations that would contribute to the potential for improved dialogue between business and third sector. Award - 15-30% of fees
Management for Health Sector Reform - The candidate has significant experience of public sector or healthcare organisations that would contribute to the improved capability in the sector. Award -     15-30% of fees
Enabling the Nottinghamshire Growth Plan (NGP) - The candidate has significant experience of sectors that are priorities under the NGP (e.g. Manufacturing, Engineering). By undertaking the MBA the candidate has potential to add capability to the region as a whole and stimulate economic growth. Award - 15-30% of fees
These awards are competitive and granted on the strength of additional forms of evidence such as: Letter of recommendation from a relevant senior referee, Additional interview of candidate by our scholarship committee, and a personal submission by the candidate.

Recognising professional practice scholarships

Sustainability Professional - Candidate is member of Institute of Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability (ICRS), or International Equivalent. Award - 10% of fees
Local Business
Professional - Candidate is member of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, and Leicestershire Chamber of Commerce (or International Equivalent). Award - 10% of fees
Professional - Candidate is member of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) or Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)  (or International Equivalent). Award - 10% of fees
Professional - Candidate is member of Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), Law Society, Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators (ICSA) (or International Equivalents). Award - 10% of fees
Recognising professional practice scholarships No additional application is required for this award but those wishing to be considered should document any professional associations in their application forms. Certification may be required as part of the application process to secure awards.

Building international MBA networks scholarships

International Travel Bursary
Candidates receiving this award will demonstrate potential for building strong international connections, and who may benefit for greater cross-cultural exposure. Award winners may be eligible to join one of our International Study Tours or attend an MBA module at our Singapore or Malaysia MBA campus. Award - Travel costs up to £1,500
Future Ambassadors Award
Candidates show potential for adding distinctive and diverse experience to the MBA cohort and to be considered future ambassadors for the Nottingham MBA. Award - Up to 10% Fees
No additional application is required for this award but those wishing to be considered should express interest in their application form and interview.


Networking Opportunities

Meet like-minded professional women

Speak face-to-face with admission directors from the world’s top business schools

Perfect your MBA admissions strategy with advice from the experts

Meet with MBA Alumni and find out their business school experience

Face to face

Useful Content

Your questions will be answered through panel discussion and school presentations

What should women be looking for in a business school?

What resources you can you use to gather information and make your decision?

How are schools reaching out to more women?

What are women’s main concerns about business education, and are they a reflection of reality?

What skills do women bring to the classroom, and the boardroom?

Work/study/life balance is important to anyone. How can it be achieved?

As a woman, how will an MBA enhance my career?

Success stories – inspirational alumni.

Expert guide

Event Agenda

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