Centre for Entrepreneurship Part-Time MBA Scholarships
(20 September 2004)
The Centre for Entrepreneurship at Durham Business School is offering two scholarships to owners or managers of small businesses (less than 50 employees) located in the region who want to study for a part-time MBA programme.
The offer underlines the importance that the Business School places on developing entrepreneurship in the region and initiates celebrations to mark its 40th anniversary in 2005. Professor Simon Parker, Director of the Centre for Entrepreneurship, comments: “Entrepreneurial thinking and activity are central to the region’s economic growth and prosperity. Entrepreneurs in new and small businesses have a vital role to play in ensuring the development of competitive and thriving industrial and commercial sectors. We are therefore delighted to offer these scholarships as a mark of our commitment to small businesses in the region. Many such organisations have enormous potential and we are convinced that this support will help to unlock that promise.” The two-year, part-time programme is proving increasingly popular with managers in the North East who want the chance to continue working while studying. It is designed to help individuals further enhance their management knowledge and skills. Students are encouraged to reflect on their business experience to date and on likely future developments. The programme also includes a dissertation, which provides an opportunity for an in-depth look at their business and its prospects. To apply for the scholarships, which are worth £5000 each and represent nearly 50% of the course fees, candidates must work in a North East-based small business with less than 50 employees and have been made an offer of a place on the programme. Durham Business School has for several years also offered an annual, fully-funded scholarship in partnership with the Journal. These new scholarships further enhance our contribution to the regional business community. Application forms for the part-time MBA and for the scholarships may be obtained from the admissions liaison manager who can be contacted on 0191 334 5537 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications should be returned by 3 December 2004.