Ethos Private Equity Confirms Support For South African MBA Scholarship
Ethos Private Equity, the pre-eminent private equity firm in South Africa, is continuing the funding of a scholarship worth £30,000 for a South African student to study an MBA at Cass from September this year.
The Ethos South Africa MBA Scholarship, now in its second year, covers full course fees for the full-time MBA programme and a contribution of £6,000 towards living expenses. Ethos Private Equity has also agreed to host the award recipient for their Business Research Project, the final piece of assessment at the end of their degree.
Director of the full-time MBA Programme at Cass Business School, Chris Jeffery said the scholarship will help to close the management skills gap currently found in South Africa’s fast emerging economy.
"South Africa is a rapidly emerging market and this growth has sparked a real need for a world-class international business education for the leaders of the future. The difficulty for South Africans wanting to study in the UK or US is the relative wage disparity which puts an MBA out of reach for many potential students. This scholarship is going someway to closing this financial gap.
"Former South African students have contributed greatly to our programme – they bring an energy and dynamism that other students find infectious, so we are very pleased to be able to encourage greater South African participation at Cass."
Andre Roux, CEO of Ethos said: "Ethos is delighted to be continuing our partnership with Cass and the Ethos South Africa MBA Scholarship. It is our firm belief that further education should be available to all, and this is our small contribution to lessening the management skills gap currently experienced in South Africa. I encourage prospective scholars to apply for this unique opportunity."
The first Ethos South Africa MBA Scholarship was awarded last year to Arshad Essa who said: "I am very grateful to have been the recipient of the Ethos scholarship as it has provided me with an incredible experience – both with my education and my time spent in the UK. Based in the world’s financial and business capital, the Cass MBA has exposed me to the leading business practices and management skills."
Another South African student, Yogan Naidoo, was one of nine students to be awarded the prestigious Nelson Mandela Scholarship in 2004. Yogan chose to use the scholarship to study the full-time MBA at Cass which he completed in September 2005.
To find out more about the scholarship and to apply please visit: http://www.cass.city.ac.uk/mba/apply/ethos.html
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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To qualify for the full-time MBA scholarship you must:
- Have a high academic calibre demonstrated by a first class degree, an excellent well-balanced GMAT score, a well-balanced score of at least 7 for IELTS (if English is not your first language) and have relevant postgraduate work experience (3 years minimum)
- Be in need of financial assistance (you will need to show proof of financial status)
- Be a South African national. Applicants currently living in South Africa, and intending to return there after the MBA will receive priority, but other South African nationals are also welcome to apply
You must submit your full application (MBA application form, Ethos South Africa Scholarship Form, degree certificates/transcripts, GMAT score, IELTS score if appropriate, references and £50 MBA Application fee) no later then 4th August 2006