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$50,000 scholarship to promote leadership excellence in not-for-profit sector

16 Nov 2010

A $50,000 scholarship promoting excellence in Not-for-Profit sector leadership is again being offered as part of the University of Sydney's Global Executive MBA program.

The scholarship will be awarded to one Global Executive MBA participant and is intended to promote academic excellence for a senior executive in the critical 'third sector' which contributes in excess of $43 billion to the Australian economy each year.

The Global Executive MBA, which was launched in 2010, is an innovative degree designed specifically for experienced high performing managers to gain a strong competitive advantage in today's global marketplace.

The scholarship was again made possible this year by the continued generous contribution of alumni of the Faculty of Economics and Business. It is open to local students who successfully gain entry to the Global Executive MBA and are employed by a Not-For-Profit organisation. It will be awarded to the candidate who, among other things, demonstrates outstanding:-

  • Academic achievement;
  • Leadership potential and motivation to achieve; and
  • Personal integrity.

Global Executive MBA Program Director, Professor Nick Wailes, said apart for these key areas applicants will have to prove they are committed to a career in the Not-For-Profit Sector and show how they will benefit from the successful completion of the degree.

"This scholarship recognizes the importance of the not-for-profit sector and its increasing significance to the Australian economy. It gives participants an insight into this dynamic field but also opens the doors for the organizations we are working with to have access to some very high quality management talent."

Julie McKay who received the inaugural scholarship in 2010 said participating in the Global Executive MBA program has been inspiring and rewarding. 

"Having the opportunity to learn from my cohort, the academics and the guest presenters in a range of different environments has given me a new perspective on my work in the NGO sector and a new passion for growing the capacity of non-profit organisations."

"Leadership, Foundations of Management and the organisational life cycle are all fundamental skills for non profit leaders. Having the opportunity to undertake the Global Executive MBA program has been personally and professionally rewarding," said Julie.

The scholarship recipient will be selected from a short list of the best applicants for the Global Executive MBA by a committee, chaired by the Program Director.

Applications close soon.

For further information about the modules of the Global Executive MBA, the fee structure and the presenters visit the Global Executive MBA website.