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*.
MBA Access for Women Scholarships are for women in not-for-profits, STEMM industries, SME and self-employment who are experiencing financial or personal hardship or a long-term medical condition. The scholarship is open to female students commencing in the Master of Business Administration.
To be eligible you must:
- be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, New Zealand citizen, or an Australian permanent humanitarian visa holder
- be female
- be a commencing student enrolling in the 2018 academic year in the M701
- be enrolled at Deakin University for at least 2 credit points each academic year of your course
- be experiencing financial or personal hardship, or a long term medical condition
- be in one of the target groups, consideration will be given to students from STEMM (Science, technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine) industries, not-for-profit organisations, small and medium-size enterprise and entrepreneurs.
For more information and details visit the Deakin website.
*The scholarship is applicable for the duration of the MBA course depending on study load.