MBA scholarship worth £18,000 up for grabs

Durham University Business School has opened a competition to students enrolling on its January 2013 executive MBA programme to win a full-fee scholarship worth £18,000.

The executive MBA is studied for two years part-time with teaching structured into 4-day blocks (normally Wednesday to Saturday), approximately every six weeks – the programme and competition are open to UK and international students.

To be eligible for the competition, candidates must hold an unconditional offer for the school’s executive MBA Programme and must submit a 500-word essay by the scholarship deadline of 17 December 2012 answering the following question:

“The Investment Management Association recently warned that having executives locked in combat with shareholders about executive pay at every round of annual meetings ‘would not be healthy’ for the UK economy” (Financial Times on-line June 19/06/12). Discuss the key issues associated with executive remuneration highlighted by this debate.

Entries will be judged by a panel of business school faculty and university international office staff.

Candidates for the scholarship must be self-funded – not company sponsored.

For more information, visit the school website:

To apply visit the scholarships section of the school’s website or contact the postgraduate admissions office at / Tel: +44 (0)191 334 5533.

Earlier this year Simmons & Simmons overhauled its graduate recruitment programme by requiring all of its future trainees to undertake its dedicated legal MBA (28 June 2012) while Reed Smith also announce the launch of a bespoke masters in business to run alongside the Legal Practice Course. (2 April 2012)