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The UQ Business School is offering a number of 50% tuition-fee waiver corporate scholarships to employers who enrol more than one staff member as a domestic student (must be Australian Citizens or Australian Permanent Residents) in the MBA program in the same academic calendar year. The corporate scholarship is available to employers who are paying the full tuition-fee for their staff to enrol as domestic students (must be Australian Citizens or Australian Permanent Residents) in the MBA program.
What is the corporate scholarship?
The corporate scholarship will entitle the employer to receive a 50% discount on their staff members’ course tuition fees for the minimum number of units required to complete the MBA program unless otherwise stated. The staff members must commence and be enrolled as domestic students (must be Australian Citizens or Australian Permanent Residents) in the MBA program in the same academic calendar year.
The corporate scholarship will be renewed at the end of each semester of the program if the staff member/student:
(a) obtains satisfactory grades; and
(b) makes a satisfactory rate of progress towards completing the MBA program; and
(c) fulfills the obligations* of the MBA program; and
(d) remains an MBA student; and
(e) remains as an employee of the company under which they were originally awarded the corporate scholarship.
The Academic Dean and Head of School alone will determine the meaning of the word “satisfactory” for the purpose of (a) and (b) above.
*Obligations of corporate scholarship holders are for staff members/students to:
- commence study as per the dates specified in the offer letter; and
- attend the MBA orientation event; and
- diligently and to the best of their ability apply themselves to the successful completion of the MBA program; and
- conform to The University of Queensland rules, regulations, policies, and procedures (including disciplinary provisions); and
- not defer or otherwise interrupt studies; and
- notify the Academic Dean and Head of School in writing if:
- they are absent for any reason (other than recreation leave) for a period of 14 days or more from the place of study, except with prior approval from the Head of School.
Corporate scholarship holders who do not continue to meet all of the requirements in (a), (b), (c), (d) and (e) as stated above will forfeit the scholarship. This will result in the corporate scholarship being withdrawn, and the staff member/student will not be eligible to re-apply for the scholarship.
The University of Queensland may require the corporate scholarship holder to repay the tuition-fee waiver amount if the staff member/student fails to:
- meet all of the requirements in (a), (b), (c), (d) and (e) as stated above; or
- successfully pass a course (grade of 4 or higher).
How to apply?
Applicants must meet each of the following conditions in order to apply for the corporate scholarship:
- have already submitted an application for entry into the MBA program and be eligible to receive an ‘unconditional’ offer for admission^. That is, you must have met the standard entry criteria for acceptance into the MBA Program (including work experience); and
- provide a personal statement of no more than 1000 words (use 1.5 spacing and 12 point font) in support of your application. This statement should:
- explain why you want to undertake the MBA at UQ Business School; and
- describe what value you think you will bring to your fellow MBA students; and
- outline your long-term career goals; and
- provide evidence of your leadership skills and community involvement; and
- outline how you will add value to the MBA program; and
- supply two written references as follows:
- a professional reference from a current or former (recent) supervisor or manager; and
- a character reference; and
- attend an interview - in Australia or via video-conference/skype/phone interview. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted to arrange a suitable time; and
- NOT have been awarded any other MBA Scholarship as defined by the UQ Business School.
^Applications for admission to the MBA program should be submitted separately to your corporate scholarship application. Details to apply for admission into the MBA program can be located on the UQ Business School website or the Courses and Programs website.
Submitting an application
Corporate scholarship applications are to be received by: Semester 1 intake applications close 30 November in the year prior to commencement of the MBA program, or Semester 2 intake applications close 31 May of the year of commencement of the MBA program, with a covering letter addressed to the MBA Director and submitted to:
MBA Student Liaison Officer
UQ Business School
The University of Queensland
St Lucia Queensland 4072
Applicants will be notified in writing of the outcome of the corporate scholarship selection process as soon as possible.
Note: All corporate scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the MBA Director whose decision is final.
Further information is available from the MBA Student Liaison Officer. Telephone +61 7 3346 8069 or email firstname.lastname@example.org