Edinburgh Business School, the Graduate School of Business of Heriot-Watt University announced the
launch of a new scholarship in partnership
with the 30% Club GCC.

The winner will enrol on the Edinburgh & Dubai MBA programme with focus on entrepreneurship, available for the first time from September 2018.

With the aim of increasing gender equality in business, Edinburgh Business School teamed up with the 30% Club, which is working to raise the representation of women at senior levels.

Speaking at the launch of the scholarship at the Grand Hyatt Dubai, Professor Heather McGregor, the Executive Dean of Edinburgh Business School, said:

“Across the world women are underrepresented in decision-making positions, particularly in politics and business, and this is why we want to encourage females to apply and study with Edinburgh Business School.

“Our MBA programme can help businessmen and women to realise their ambitions. We know that companies with a strong track record of gender diversity are more likely to have higher earnings than their peers -business equality makes business sense.

“The scholarship is designed to enhance the role of women in business leadership and we are delighted to partner with the 30% Club GCC, which I was a co-founder of.”

Professor Heather McGregor

Shirin Jarrar, MBA Programme Director in Dubai, said:

“Edinburgh Business School in Dubai has been offering its flagship MBA programme on full-time and part-time basis since 2006 and we have welcomed hundreds of professionals as students over the years.

“Our successful MBA programme will now offer more benefits. Students will be given the opportunity to engage more actively with industries, participate in professional skills workshops and full-time students will also have the option to spend the last term in Edinburgh, Scotland, where they will be encouraged to work on real life business plans.

To apply for study on our MBA, a student needs to have a first or second class honours degree, a minimum of two years post-qualifying full-time professional work experience and provide evidence of English language proficiency. Our scholarship is open to females who meet the above criteria.

For more information on how to apply please see the EBS website.