Search Begins for New Zealand’s Top Business Scholars

Press Release – NZ-UK Link Foundation

The hunt is on for applicants for the 2012 Cranfield New Zealand Alumni Scholarship to complete an MBA at Cranfield School of Management, one of Europe’s top business schools.7 February 2012

Search Begins for New Zealand’s Top Business Scholars

The hunt is on for applicants for the 2012 Cranfield New Zealand Alumni Scholarship to complete an MBA at Cranfield School of Management, one of Europe’s top business schools.

The scholarship is offered by Cranfield New Zealand alumni, Cranfield School of Management, and the NZ-UK Link Foundation. The scholarship is worth approximately $80,000, making it one of New Zealand’s most valuable academic prizes.

David Ryan, Cranfield MBA 2001, speaking on behalf of Cranfield alumni in New Zealand said “The Cranfield MBA is a great chance for any young professional to learn about best business practice around the world. It’s a very arduous and demanding experience, but New Zealanders have shone on the Cranfield course, taking top academic and leadership prizes in the past five years.

We are looking for graduates with good academic credentials who already have had worthwhile management careers. This is because the Cranfield MBA is not just about individual study. Students, who come from all over the world, are expected to use their experience to contribute fully to lectures and study groups.”

Scholarship winners in recent years have come from all parts of New Zealand from the insurance, government, product development, biomedical, and infrastructure sectors.

In addition to the main scholarship which is open to anyone of New Zealand origin, Cranfield is also offering two partial scholarships for Māori, to help develop talent to boost Māori economic development.

Mark Horton, Chairman of the NZ-UK Link Foundation added “We have been delighted to support this scholarship over the years. It not only greatly benefits the individual winners but also adds to the overall quality of management available to New Zealand companies.’’

Information on the scholarship can be found at www.cranfieldmba.info/NZscholarship

Applications close in May 2012.

The NZ-UK Link Foundation

www.nzuklinkfoundation.org

The NZ-UK Link Foundation – originally the Waitangi Foundation – was created in 1990 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty. It has organising committees and charitable trust status in both countries.

It creates and promotes educational and cultural exchanges between New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Through these it fosters increased awareness of what each country has to offer the other, the exchange of knowledge, and the encouragement of talent.

Cranfield School of Management

www.som.cranfield.ac.uk

Cranfield School of Management (situated just north of London) has offered postgraduate management courses, research, and consultancy for over 40 years. The current full-time MBA course has 79 participants from 31 countries.

A recent survey (5/12/2011) by Forbes Magazine found that “The top non-U.S. school for alumni satisfaction is Cranfield School of Management which is based in the United Kingdom and offers a one-year M.B.A. program. Cranfield ranked first in terms of satisfaction for M.B.A. education and preparedness.”

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