MasterCard and SMU Announce Recipients of MasterCard MBA Scholarships for Women (Singapore MBA News: March 19 – April 8)

Lots of scholarship news this week (for more about NUS, NTU and SMU MBA scholarships go here)! MasterCard and SMU Announce Recipients of MasterCard MBA Scholarships for Women… full scholarship for Nanyang’s MSc in Technopreneurship & Innovation available to members of Philippines Marketing Association, Indonesia Marketing Association and Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing… NTU ranked 7th in the world and first in Asia for accounting research… and how to apply to your dream MBA program.  As always, my comments are in italics.  

MasterCard and SMU Announce Recipients of MasterCard MBA Scholarships for Women 2012 (The Financial) – this is a great bond-free scholarship for female applicants from Asia/Pacific, Middle East and/or Africa.  Awards are usually 15,000-20,000 SGD / student – roughly one-third of tuition. More coverage can also be found on CSR Digest.

“Two MBA students from Singapore Management University (SMU), Akshita Goyal and Wu Jiachao, have been offered full scholarships as part of a three-year collaboration between MasterCard and SMU. Under the collaboration,MasterCard will make a donation of up to S$120,000 in total from 2011 to 2013 to support two scholarships per year.

The MasterCard MBA Scholarships for Women is awarded to full-time female MBA candidates from Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa, who possess an excellent academic record, demonstrate strong leadership potential and entrepreneurship skills, participate actively in the community, as well as exhibit a drive to excel.”

“Professor Howard Thomas, Dean of the Lee Kong Chian School of Business at SMU said, “We thank MasterCard Worldwide for supporting the outstanding female students in our MBA programme. SMU embraces diversity as we provide a holistic education to our students. We have seen an increase in the number of female participants in our MBA programme since its inception in 2009; in fact, 52% of the Class of 2012 are women. Such gender diversity, along with diversity in professional background and nationality, strengthens our MBA programme and translates into a strong value-proposition to all our students.”

Full Scholarships Available to Members of Philippines Marketing Association, Indonesia Marketing Association, and Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing for Nanyang’s Master of Science in Technopreneurship and Innovation (Philippines Marketing Association Website) – the scholarship covers the full program fee of $45,000 SGD; deadline is 20 April 2012.

NTU Most Prolific in Asia for Accounting Research (Channel News Asia)

“The Nanyang Technological University’s accounting research has come out tops in Asia, according to the latest ranking by Brigham Young University. NTU is ranked seventh in the world based on the productivity of its accounting researchers across 11 top accounting journals in the last six years.

NTU researcher Professor Tan Hun Tong retained his standing as the world’s top accounting researcher, followed closely by Professor Clive Lennox, making them Asia’s top two accounting researchers.”

The Nanyang MBA, Singapore (Asian Correspondent) – probably sponsored placement by Nanyang MBA itself, but nevertheless a nice summary of the program’s features and benefits.

How to Apply to Your Dream MBA Program (HubPages) – solid general advice when preparing your applications.


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