IMD Business School invites applications from talented social entrepreneurs and those working for NGOs in emerging countries for its MBA scholarship. The international MBA programme is designed to expand students’ horizons so that they can go back and make a difference. The programme starts in 2014.
Qualified candidates should have a passion to make a contribution to society through socially responsible leadership as well as fulfilling the following eligibility criteria:

  • Currently working as a social entrepreneur or for an NGO in your home country or region
  • 4-10 years work experience
  • Making a significant contribution to your local environment, country or society in general
  • Have leadership characteristics and the ability to have an impact in the class
  • Have financial need such that you could not otherwise afford to attend IMD
  • Strong command of written and spoken English
  • Demonstrate a passion and commitment for socially responsible leadership both in your current role and to go back to your home country or region after the IMD MBA program

Worth of Awards: Living Expenses + CHF 45,000
Eligible countries: Emerging countries
How to Apply

  • Answer the 5 scholarship essay questions below
  • Submit your personal information form
  • Submit your detailed university transcripts
  • Send 2 signed letters of recommendation
  • Submit the IMD financial aid application with all supporting documents

Scholarship essays:

  • Tell us about yourself and your experience (500 words)
  • What drives your passion for socially responsible leadership? (100 words)
  • What are your future career goals? (100 words)
  • Why does an IMD MBA fit with these future career goals? (100 words)
  • Identify a project in your country that is in need of funding. Identify the level of funding needed and prepare a plan for how you would implement the project if funding would be received. Identify positive points that may help you to implement the plan as well as barriers that may prevent you from achieving your goal. (1,500 words)

Deadline: Admission application must be submitted latest September 1, 2013. You must submit your scholarship application on or before September 30, 2013.
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