Executive MBA scholarship to give ambitious local managers a career boost

Ambitious managers in Nottingham are being offered a helping hand up the career ladder as Nottingham Business School and the Nottingham Post team up to offer a scholarship for a top management course.

Ambitious managers in Nottingham are being offered a helping hand up the career ladder as Nottingham Business School and the Nottingham Post team up to offer a scholarship for a top management course.

The Nottingham Post Executive MBA scholarship will fund half the tuition fees of a £15,500 part-time Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) course.

The two-year Nottingham Business School programme offers a personalised experience to professionals from organisations of all sizes who want to expand their management knowledge and leadership capabilities and enhance their career opportunities.

The course includes lectures and home study which can be fitted around full-time working commitments. An integral part is the international consultancy project which sees students, who come from the across the private, public and third sectors, work with a variety of corporations across the globe on real business issues.

We want people who are working in organisations in and around the Nottinghamshire area and that have a positive impact locally.

Dr Phil Considine, principal lecturer and EMBA programme leader

Helen Taylor, owner of urban landscape design studio business Hosta Consulting, was the winner of last year’s inaugural Nottingham Post Executive MBA Scholarship. She said: “I’m now half-way through the course and it’s contributing value directly to the day-to-day management of the company by giving me theoretical knowledge, building up my network within the city and providing me with resources to develop myself, my staff and the business."

Dr Phil Considine, principal lecturer and EMBA programme leader at Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University, said: "Our course is aimed at high-potential managers in organisations or people who have got their own business. We give them a range of skills, such as the ability to think, lead and act strategically, but also help them to understand how organisations can grow in a sustainable way.

"It's not an easy course by any means, in fact, it is one of the most challenging programmes run by a business school, which is why we're looking for people who are focused and determined, but it is stimulating and massively rewarding.

"We want people who are working in organisations in and around the Nottinghamshire area and that have a positive impact locally – that could be a global multinational, a public sector body or an SME.

"We're absolutely certain that if we look back in five years' time, some of the people who are running the biggest organisations in the region and beyond will have come from this programme."

Mike Sassi, editor and publisher of the Post, said: "We are delighted to once again offer this opportunity in collaboration with Nottingham Trent University.

"This scholarship can equip the city's business leaders of tomorrow with the skills they need to develop, allowing them to grow their company and provide further employment opportunities within the community."

I’m now half-way through the course and it’s contributing value directly to the day-to-day management of the company.

Helen Taylor, Hosta Consulting

The Executive MBA is aimed at middle managers who are looking to make a step up to become a senior leader or for owners of established businesses. Applicants should have at least five years' experience.

Applicants are asked to write 1,000 words on the following topic:The Executive MBA aims to develop people to become organisational leaders who have clarity in their thinking and a strong sense of values. What is it about you that makes you suitable for the Post Scholarship and how do you think you might use it to benefit the local community?

Candidates are also asked tocomplete an application online. The deadline for submissions is Thursday 1 December and the course will start in mid-January. For further detailsemail Nottingham Business School.

Nottingham Business School is also offering an Executive MBA scholarship to members of the Institute of Directors, which was launched at an event with Nottingham Business School alumnus, Dave Lewis, who is now CEO of Tesco.

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    Read more about the Scholarship on the Nottingham Post website

    Nottingham Business SchoolNottingham Business School is internationally recognised as a business school which combines academic excellence with impact on business and society and is considered amongst the top 5% of the world’s business schools. It holds international AASCB and EPAS accreditation, and has held 4* overall QS Stars rating since 2013, with 5* in five categories for the quality of its curriculum, teaching, research, business connectivity and international links. NBS courses are also accredited by all relevant chartered professional bodies.

    NBS is the leading business school in Europe for personalised and experiential learning. Each and every one of its 4,500 students has their learning experience increasingly tailored to their aspirations through the use of academic and industry mentors, analytics, and a comprehensive range of personal development and experiential learning opportunities.

    A leader in integrating experiential learning into the fabric of all courses at all levels, NBS’ pioneering in-company degrees benefit some 200 students through direct sponsorship by blue-chip companies.

    NBS has recently been shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Business School of the Year award for its pioneering work. For further information visit the NBS website.

Executive MBA scholarship to give ambitious local managers a career boost

Published on 16 November 2016
  • Category: Business; The Hive; Nottingham Business School

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