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Business school MBA scholarship up for grabs

You could win a place on a prestigious Executive MBA programme with Surrey Business School at the University of Surrey

MBA scholarship winners

From left to right: last year’s MBA scholarship winners, Miaya KC, Jeremy Wingate and Sarah de Carvalho

Do you have what it takes to become a Master of Business Administration?

An MBA degree is the ultimate accolade practising managers can achieve, helping them to develop the knowledge and skills needed for career success.

Following our previous successful competitions in 2011 and 2012, Surrey Business School at the University of Surrey is again offering Surrey Advertiser readers the opportunity to win a place on its prestigious Executive MBA programme.

In 2012, Surrey Business School offered one full and two 50% scholarships to its Executive MBA programme – worth a total of more than £40,000.

All three winners have now begun to study the two-year Executive MBA, delivered by a series of monthly weekend workshops.

This enables students to continue to earn while they learn, putting their newly-developed skills and knowledge into practice in the workplace immediately.

The winner of the full scholarship was Sarah de Carvalho, CEO of global charity Happy Child International.

Sarah had wanted to study for an MBA for several years and was delighted to win a place.

“The teaching has been excellent on all the modules for marketing, operations strategies, HR, finance management and strategy,” she said.

“I am growing in confidence as a person and as a leader/manager – the quality of teaching and the breadth of knowledge I’m gaining is invaluable. I couldn’t recommend the MBA course more highly.”

Jeremy Wingate, area sales manager for Rotronic, an international trading and manufacturing company, won a 50% scholarship.

Since beginning the programme, he has become more confident in many areas of work and more motivated to achieve.

“In a small company, resources are always stretched but I feel I now have a much better ability and will to step outside the day-to-day work and better consider the bigger picture and issues affecting our business and markets,” he said.

Miaya KC was the other winner of a 50% MBA scholarship.

Miaya, who is commercial director for Aldershot firm YBC Cleaning Services Ltd, entered the Surrey Advertiser competition to follow her dream of studying at postgraduate level.

She said: “Once I started on the course I came to realise just how lucky I was to be chosen.

“The executive programme gives you a better understanding of business subjects and that has increased my confidence and given me more scope to expand my responsibilities. My studies have opened many doors.”

MBA director Dr Kerry Sullivan said: “I’m delighted that we’re running the scholarship competition for the third year.

“Our winners from the past two years have brought great experience and insight into the classroom.”

http://www.surrey.ac.uk/mba/latest/104618_surrey_advertiser_scholarship_competition.htm

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