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Salford Business School offers MBA scholarship to talented Indian manager

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Worth £16,120, the scholarship will be available to one Indian to study full-time MBA at Salford

Salford Business School in the United Kingdom is offering a fully-funded place on its top-ranked MBA programme to an Indian manager displaying ambition, drive and a determination to develop both themselves and their organisation.

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme is a coveted management qualification, designed to help managers to develop the business skills and personal attributes needed to become a great leader.

The Salford MBA is accredited by AMBA, the Association of MBAs. AMBA operates at a global level, accrediting business schools on every continent and its internationally-recognised kite mark is only awarded to programmes of the highest quality.

The Salford MBA is delivered at the University of Salford’s state-of-the-art facility at MediaCityUK (http://www.mediacityuk.co.uk/) home to the BBC and many other businesses from the digital, creative and media industries.

Details of Scholarship: The MBA Global Leadership Scholarship competition is offering one resident of India the opportunity to study for the full-time Salford MBA, with three possible start dates during 2012 and 2013. The scholarship is worth £16,120. All additional costs including travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses have to be funded by the student.

Eligibility Criteria: Entrants must have a first class honours degree, three years’ work experience and will have to complete the standard Salford MBA entry form. Candidates also have to submit a 500 word essay on the following topic: ‘What does leadership mean to you and how can a Salford MBA help you contribute to global leadership?’

Judging Criteria
A panel of judges, including the Dean, will select the winning entrant who will win the fully-funded place.

Date for entries closing
The closing date for entries is Friday June 22, 2012.

Indian Case Studies
Current MBA student Joe Maxwein, from Chennai, has already received a number of job offers from within the pharmaceutical industry, a sector he was keen to break into when he took up his place at Salford Business School. 

“The MBA course has really changed the way I think about things, and not only in a business sense.  It has developed my thinking as well as my interpersonal skills.  I’ve also relished the opportunity to meet and learn from the tutors and my fellow students.

“I chose to do the MBA at Salford Business School mainly due to its location in Media City. I was also reassured by the AMBA accreditation as I wanted to make sure the course was good quality and respected in the industry.

“On completing my MBA I am hoping to secure a senior position in the pharmaceutical industry and use this to develop a prosperous career.”

MBA graduate Sathish Govindaraj moved to Salford from southern India in 2010, leaving his job as a senior consultant at a software company. The MBA has led his career in a different direction:

“I started out committed to progressing within the software industry but the MBA really opened my mind to business and made me realise how many other opportunities were out there,” he says.

After a successful project placement with global law firm DLA Piper Sathish realised that business consultancy was his future career path:

“The hands-on experience of working with DLA Piper whilst applying what the MBA was teaching me was a real turning point.  I could see how I could use these skills to forge out a career in business consultancy. The MBA forces you to look at business in a holistic way and this has been enlightening.  It’s key for business to look at the big picture, particular small businesses and with the MBA training I can offer this to my clients.”

Sathish is currently working in Manchester, consulting for legal and marketing firms, helping them to streamline their business systems.

Professor Amanda Broderick, Dean of Salford Business School, says the reason behind the scholarship offer is simple:

“The Salford MBA welcomes a diverse mix of students from many nationalities, backgrounds and cultures and this vibrant environment enhances learning as students share experiences. We want to draw our students from across the world, and our Global Leadership Scholarship competition is just one way of opening our doors and broadening our horizons.”

Professor Broderick visited India in March 2012 to hold a workshop at Queens College, Aurangabad, entitled ‘Delivering Industry and Employer Led Qualifications: The Opportunities and Challenges’. The workshop sought to understand the business and management needs of industry around Aurangabad and the greater region, as part of scoping out the possibility of developing business and management programmes at postgraduate level.

This initiative is being scoped jointly by Queen’s College and Salford Business School as part of a potential partnership to offer programmes in these discipline areas. The event was supported by Hon. Minister Khan, Principal, Queen’s Group of Colleges, and was widely attended by multinational businesses with interests in developing this approach in India.

For details of how to enter the MBA Global Leadership Scholarship competition, and for full terms and conditions, please go to http://www.salford.ac.uk/business-school/promotion/mba-international/

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