Across Australia, women are under-represented in MBA courses, and they make up just 30% of the total student cohort. Lifestyle commitments, family responsibilities and socio-economic issues often prevent women from commencing and completing an MBA.
To encourage access and limit barriers to entry, Deakin Business School, in partnership with corporate sponsors and philanthropists, will be providing ten co-funded gender equity scholarships, offering a 50% reduction on course fees. Commencing in 2017, and for the duration of five years, ten students each year will have access to the fee reduction for the full duration of their course*.
The focus of these scholarships is on women working across sectors where there is no apparent corporate support and on under-represented groups such as low socio-economic, refugees and entrepreneurs.
Women in target groups who meet the MBA entry requirements and who are:
- an Australian citizen, hold an Australian permanent humanitarian visa and/or Australian work rights
- commencing in the MBA 701
- enrolled at Deakin University for at least 2 CP’s in the academic year
- experiencing financial or personal hardship or a long term medical condition
*The scholarship is applicable for the duration of the MBA course depending on study load.