If you are seeking an MBA that will expose you to international opportunities, there are a vast array of ways to do so. The following are just some of the ways that an MBA can provide global experiences.
Looking for new scholarship opportunities? TopMBA Connect's parent company QS is continuing its scholarship program, offering $1.2 million in scholarship money for 2013 in order to further their mission of providing information and access to business schools and MBA programs. Two new scholarships have been added this year: one for MIP and one for EDHEC. Read on for more information on the scholarships QS is offering this year and how to apply.
I was/am a U.S. Army Officer and about to be a graduate of the Executive MBA program at London Business School (I am currently in transition out of the active duty Army, but will continue to serve in the reserves in Europe). My new role is as COO of a start-up called Carbon Voyage. Carbon Voyage, itself founded by an Australian/UK veteran, is all about making the transportation industry more efficient by providing a platform to meet extra supply capacity. This the story of how my experience as a military MBA has helped me land a job at a growing startup, including with lessons I learned that can help future military MBAs.
Continuing the theme about what MBA students do, I would like to say that besides case studies and business simulations, we engage also in other activities which help to develop our knowledge and skills. Here are some examples:
Most of the MBA scholarships for African nationals are offered by European business schools, and many are specific to applicants from Sub-Saharan Africa. African MBA applicants also qualify for several school-specific scholarships designed for applicants from developing countries, including the Kofi Annan Fellowship at ESMT.
International EMBA candidates have another MBA option to consider now that Columbia has just announced their new EMBA-Americas programs. Unlike most EMBA programs that have a local focus, Columbia Business School's new EMBA-Americas program is trying to attract business leaders from all over the U.S., Canada and Latin America. Not only does Columbia's new program demonstrate the increasing amount of international MBA programs, it also shows how more top business schools are trying to attract students beyond their local market. While the Columbia EMBA-Americas program may not be the first of its kind, it is the first Americas EMBA program with a Silicon Valley focus.
In addition to more general scholarships, there are international MBA scholarships designed to help international students attend particular schools. While it's a good idea to check scholarship search engines and websites the schools you're interested in, this article will provide some examples of what scholarships are available to international students.
There are a variety of MBA scholarships for international students from the more general scholarship options to scholarships that are specific to a certain MBA program. Here are some resources and scholarships to start with as you look for funding to get your MBA abroad:
The following are some of the MBA scholarships and fellowships available to students from developing countries. These scholarships are region-specific and offered by independent organizations. In addition to the scholarships listed here, several universities have their own scholarships for students from developing countries -- either for students from developing countries in general or students from specific countries or regions.
Doing an MBA at ESMT as a crucial decision in my life
Pursuing an MBA is one of the important decisions I ever made. It is not a simple decision we make every day (like what to wear or what to eat); it is a serious decision which is going to change you and your life.