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Tuck stands out among the other competitors when it comes to Financial Aid for applicants from Military background. The school is part of the Yellow Ribbon Program (YRP)

Criteria

  • Service in the military
  • At least 90 days service post 9/11 or
  • Discharged from service, post disability (after serving a minimum of 30 days)
  • Strong leadership qualities
  • Commitment towards the community

Amount

  • Any tuition & expenses above the annually allocated VA limit of $21,970.46, paid by the school and VA on a 50-50 basis
  • Maximum academic year funding: $18,000

Need and Merit-based Scholarships

Criteria

  • Need and Merit based scholarships
  • U.S and International students
  • ...
Categories : Loans, Scholarships

Santander MBA LoanMBA Loans are hard to come by in Europe, and post-2008 crises, Banks have been extremely cautious. In 2012, the situation worsened in UK after Citibank pulled out of their Citi Assist loan program. Under such hostile environment, a Santander MBA loan is a relief. The loan funds up to £20,000.

Network

Top Business Schools in 2013-14 that are the beneficiary of the Santander Universities Partner Institutions loan or scholarship program include:

1) Ashridge Business School

2) Cass Business School

3) Cranfield and

4) Oxford Said

Rate of Interest

For Oxford Said, The Santander Universities Global Division is supporting MBA students with personal loans of up to £20,000. This is for students joining the Sep 2014 program. The Loan terms range from 12 to 60 months

Loan Range: £1,000 - £7,499 (Interest 12.5% APR)
Loan Range: £7,500 - £20,000 (Interest 10% APR)

Criteria

• Qualified to Stay in UK during...

Categories : Loans, Scholarships

MBA Brochure Scholarship InformationApplicants get the first taste of the MBA program through Brochures – the condensed information about the program’s history, course structure, cost, funding, testimonials, uniqueness, and statistics. The decision to pursue the marketing team with clarifications and interjections happen after comparing the data in the brochure with inputs from well-meaning alumni and current students. Can you look much closer and understand what these statistics mean?

Critical Eye

“The MBA is a huge investment” sermon might have bored you but most applicants look at MBA from an investment in a 5-year horizon. 27-30 age is a time when some of the major events happen in your life: marriage, family and career switch. There are stories of MBAs in 30s making the switch but for most of you the decision is now. Opportunity cost is looked upon as an investment of time but not many experts talk about the investment of $75,000 or €45,000 per year (for European school). When you are sunk in debt, opportunities are looked with the backdrop of paying back your debt. The risk taking appetite goes down and the true value of an MBA is never fulfilled.

Scholarships


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Categories : HEC Paris, Loans, Scholarships

HEC Scholarships can be broadly categorized into Merit Based and Need Based scholarships(scholarships on other criteria also exists) .To be eligible for the scholarships, admitted candidates must provide their financial status and details of how they plan to finance their studies.

Scholarship Application Process: Online
Essay Required: For Some scholarships, an essay is required
Interview Required:
For Some scholarships, interview is required
When to Apply: On Admission to HEC MBA Program
Criteria:
Merit-based, Need-based and Specific criteria in other cases

HEC MBA Need Based Scholarship

The HEC MBA Need-Based Scholarships are designed for only those applicants who require financial assistance to achieve their goal of joining the MBA program at HEC Paris....


Cranfield School of Management is one of those rare European Business Schools that encourages Entrepreneurship without alienating the traditional management education aspirants. The school has announced a £10,000 scholarship for self-funded European Union MBA students.

Amount: up to £10,000 towards the tuition fees

No of Awards: 10

Criteria

• Self-funded EU (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom)
Nationals
• Answer the question – “Why you think you should be awarded this scholarship”
• Based on Merit (Academic, Strength of the Profile and Professional Achievements)
• Strong Interpersonal and Leadership Skills
• Entrepreneurial Potential
• Be Brand Ambassadors of Cranfield

Deadline: 27 June 2014

Learn about this new Cranfield MBA Scholarship


MBA and Currency Fluctuation

The currency fluctuation in emerging markets is not only a concern for Foreign Investors but also for MBA Students entering the 2013 Fall Class.


The markets that have been affected are India, South Africa, and Brazil. Over the past two years, the stability of the currency in these regions have taken a big hit, adding to the cost of MBA program.

Scholarships and school assisted loan program in the host country has become crucial in selecting one school over the other.

US Dollar vs. Indian Rupee
 
Indian Rupee vs Dollar
US Dollar vs. South African Rand
 

South African Rand vs Dollar
US Dollar vs. Brazilian Real
 
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Aston MBA Scholarship 2013-14Aston Business School is offering a wide range of MBA Scholarships for 2013-14 self-funded applicants. The amount ranges from £1,000 - £5,500.

Full-time ABS Scholarship

Amount: Up to £1,000

Criteria

• Academic Ability
• Merit and Potential
• Career History

The Mindful Global Manager Scholarship

Amount: Up to £5,500

Criteria

• Demonstrate Leadership skills and self-awareness
• Based on Powerpoint presentation
• Students with GMAT Score of 680 and above will automatically be considered for this scholarship

Requirement: Create a PowerPoint presentation showing

•  Applicant’s leadership attributes
•  How Aston MBA will enable leadership development
•  Understanding of strengths and weaknesses as a leader

Full-time ABS Merit Scholarship

Amount: Up to £5,500

Criteria

  • Demonstrate Financial Need with a 2-slide PowerPoint presentation and show how Aston...
Categories : Fellowships, Scholarships

Scholarship vs Fellowship MBA
In the broadest definition, fellowship is handed out for research, while scholarship is awarded to cover the tuition fee in an educational institution. But for Business Schools, especially MBA programs the definition is different. The confusion arises because the difference is not consistent across schools. However, both fellowship, and scholarships are tax free, and are used to cover the tuition fee, partially or completely.


Here are the major difference between Fellowship and Scholarship

a) More than Money

Fellowship not only offers financial support based on the need of the candidate, it also opens up doors to mentors, alumni, and other leaders in Business. Scholarship on the other hand focuses on covering the tuition fee based on need and academic profile.

b) Selection Criteria

The criteria for Scholarship are need and merit based, and not based on nationality, background or future commitment of the candidate. Individuals, corporation, or associations induct fellowships, and the criteria are designed according to the goals of each entity. Some corporate fellowship requires candidates to work in a...


SDA Bocconi MBA ScholarshipsSDA Bocconi has included two new scholarships and tuition waivers that add to the 26 Scholarship programs for international and local students. The first scholarship is sponsored by UCINA – the Italian Marine Industry Association, and The Boston Consulting Group offers the second, while merit-based total and partial tuition waivers are offered by the School courtesy the contribution from Bocconi Alumni Association (BAA), in association with private companies, consultancy firms and other organizations.

In order to be considered for a scholarship or a tuition waiver, candidates must have sent their application to the 2013/14 MBA Program, meet the criteria set out for each scholarship or waiver, and have sent their Scholarship or Tuition Waiver Application Form (one for each scholarship/tuition waiver), together with a copy of their résumé, by the deadline indicated.

To view the complete list of scholarships and tuition waivers available and to find out more about how SDA Bocconi can help students fund their course, please click on the following link:...


Penn State University's SMEAL College of Business has announced the David and Jennifer Kurtz MBA Scholarship, a $50,000 award for prospective MBA students.  The scholarship was created to encourage future business leaders to join SMEAL's MBA program.

This contribution was triggered by recent conversations with Dean Whiteman about making a difference to the MBA program.  The David and Jennifer Kurtz MBA Scholarship will contribute towards For the Future: The Campaign for Penn State Students – a campaign to raise $2 billion in funding by 2014 for Penn State University.

The goals of the campaign are guaranteeing access and opportunity for students, honors education enhancement, student experience enrichment, building up of faculty strength, nurturing creativity and discovery, and finally, sustaining the Penn's tradition of top quality. But the overriding priority is to ensure that the Penn State degree remains affordable while achieving these goals. The vision is to make Penn State the complete, student-centered research university in USA.

Reflecting on this, David J. Kurtz appealed to other Smeal MBAs to make similar gifts to support the initiative. David graduated from SMEAL with an MBA in 1992, starting his career in corporate finance, commercial lending and capital markets, working for Continental Bank and US Airways. Soon, the Entrepreneurial spirit took...


Rajiv Gandhi Scholarships

Criteria

  • Should also be an Indian citizen, non-UK resident
  • Must have an offer of a place on the Imperial MBA

  • GMAT score of 700 (or above).
  • Indian full-time MBA candidates with outstanding potential from the following sectors:

          a)Digital Economy
          b)Energy and Environment
          c)Health and Healthcare
          d)Urban Infrastructure.

Applicants Should Convince the admission committee that:

  • You have a clear understanding about how you will make a positive, and enduring, contribution to the life of the School, especially the factors that differentiate you from other talented MBA candidates
  • You...

Stanford GSB provides fellowships and loans based on financial need. However, for candidates who need loan on a non-need basis to cover their expenses, Stanford team will arrange private lenders.

The MBA Admissions team advises against part-time jobs during Stanford MBA program. Here is what they had to say:

“Due to the rigorous nature of the MBA curriculum, you should not rely on part-time work to defray the cost of the program. The GSB does not offer college work-study. Rarely, research and/or teaching assistantships are offered to MBA students”

Fellowships

1) Stanford GSB Fellowships

Eligibility: All Nationalities

Criteria: Demonstrate Need

How Need is calculated?

Need = Budget - assets+income+contribution from parents, friends, employers and outside fellowships


The Financial Aid Office also performs analysis of all assets both liquid and non-liquid, when determining the eligibility.

Please note that the loans are not considered when evaluating the fellowship need.

How to Apply: No separate application required but you...

Categories : Scholarships

NBMBAA® Graduate Scholarship Program is designed to provide opportunity for deserving graduate students for Graduate programs including full-time MBA program

Criteria

The Applicant should:

1) Be a Minority Student
2) At least 18 Years
3) Be a US Citizen or resident
4) Average GPA: 3.0 or More out of 4.0
5) Be planning or currently enrolled in a Master’s Degree Program in an AACSB accredited US University

What are the activities that NBMBAA members have to mandatorily perform?

1) NBMBAA® student membership for one (1) year
2) Take part in PR Activities for the organization

Amount:  $1,000 - $15,000  

Required Application Documents: Essays, Resume, Transcripts and Photographs

Essays: You have to complete a 750 word essay that answers one of the following topics

1) In Fast Company magazine, Business leadership guru Warren Bennis famously stated, “Managers are people who do things right and leaders are people who do the right thing”. It is argued this distinction was accurate but potentially dangerous because it could distort how some bosses--at all levels—may view and do their work. It could...

Categories : Scholarships

The National Society of Hispanic MBA Foundation has set up a scholarship for qualified Hispanics to pursue full-time or part-time MBA program at an AACSB accredited Business School.

Criteria

The Applicant should:

1) Be of Hispanic Origin
2) Be a US Citizen or legal permanent resident
3) Average GPA: 3.0 out of 4.0 OR
Minimum 2.75 GPA with two years of Full-time Work Experience
4) Be a NSHMBA Member (Id Required)
5) Be planning or currently enrolled in a Master’s Degree Program in US or Puerto Rico

Useful Links (Next Steps)

1) Click here and register to be an NSHMBA Member to fulfil criteria 4. (Fee: $250)
2) Find the list of AACSB Accredited Institutions

Amount: $2,500 - $10,000

Top 5 Full-time Applicants will receive $10,000 each

Are the Awards renewable?

Yes.

Here are the conditions

1) The winner has to maintain GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 Scale
2) Submit the second year annual renewal participation form, if applicable.
3...


Note: Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University does not currently grant scholarships of it’s own.However the school participate in several programmes coordinated by the Nuffic.

Rotterdam School of Management
 


RSM MBA Alumni Scholarship


Criteria:

  • High potential candidates
  • Need based

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Top 31 MBA Programs + Analysis of 24 Industries (United States)


We analyze the MBA Curriculum, Class Profile, Total Cost and Post-MBA Salary of Top 31 MBA programs in the US.

+ Industry Trends

+ Future of Aerospace, Agriculture, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Automobile, Clean Tech, Education, Energy, Fashion, Financial Services, Insurance, FinTech, Government, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Military, Manufacturing, Maritime, Media/Advertising, Technology, Tourism, Trade, Transportation and Logistics, Virtual Reality (VR), and Augmented Reality (AR).


Pages: 327

Reviews

"I have not reviewed many books for MBA Admission consulting companies but doing it now to give all applicants a brief idea on what the book covers. The book includes 31 top MBA programs - almost all the top schools you have heard or considering for your MBA application. Each chapter is categorized by US States where there is at least one top MBA program. So you have California and Massachusetts with the most number of MBA programs and several states with one top program (Washington, Minnesota, Washington D.C., Connecticut, Virginia, and Maryland) and other states with two to three MBA programs. The book focuses on four aspects of an MBA program - curriculum, cost, class profile and post-MBA salary. For me, the breakdown of the cost and post-MBA industry was useful to make my decision on selecting the top 5 programs for 2017-18. It is a fascinating read in an industry where consultants overprice for their expertise. I recently bought a 30-page guide for $49. Compared to the obvious observation in that book, the 300+ page, MBA in US - the Ultimate guide is a goldmine of information and analysis." - Verified Purchase (21st June 2017)

"I bought the ultimate guide after a friend recommended it for me. The guide covers a lot of ground on the history of each prominent US states and goes into the reasons why a certain industry emerged from each state. In addition to the analysis of the economy, trends and expected changes in the next 5 years, the book features top MBA programs in each state with an extensive study of its curriculum. Ultimate guide is an essential reference book for MBA Applicants if they want to shortlist MBA programs based on value and cost, and not just ranking. " - Verified Purchase (14th June 2017)

"Should be a required reading before applying for an MBA. School events and MBA Tours are PR events disguised as a Q&A. On the contrary, the book is an unbiased analysis of each Top MBA program in the US supported by a large dataset and historical context on each industry. The guide builds a case for indstries that are likely to emerge as favourite for MBA graduates. Thorough and a valuable book." - Verified Purchase (15th June 2017)

"What I liked: The breadth of the information. Some of my favorite nonfiction books have taken the same approach as the ultimate guide have - cover background information in-depth. In the book, the author uses parallel threads to demonstrate the history of the state and the rise of industries. Will make you think how schools thrive based on the policy set by the state. California's obsession with Technology has revolutionized how we do Business and changed post-MBA trends. Many MBA applicants will be consulting or doing marketing for a Technology company. That is one key finding from the book. The latest development in AI, FinTech, and Automation is an additional context that I found valuable in the book.

Very informative. I would recommend that you read the book at least once in chronological order before using Table of Contents." - Verified Purchase (2nd July 2017)

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