Financing Your MBA: Tanaka Business School Launches New Range of Imperial MBA Scholarships

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Imperial College London's Tanaka Business School creates new scholarships for its MBA and Executive MBA programmes.

With effect from March 2007, candidates wishing to enrol for the full-time and Executive MBA degrees in Tanaka Business School, Imperial College London, will be able to take advantage of a range of new scholarships. Launched with the objective of attracting top female and international candidates to the School's programme, the scholarships are also a celebration of Imperial College's centenary.

The Scholarships now available are:

2 MBA Foundation Scholarships and 2 EMBA Foundation scholarships, worth £10,000 each.

Imperial College was founded 100 years ago and in order to commemorate this anniversary, Tanaka Business School is offering four Scholarships for the full-time and Executive Imperial MBA. For the full-time scholarships, a minimum GMAT score of 640 is required and the deadline for scholarship application is the 30th of June 2007. For the Weekend Executive MBA, the deadline for scholarship applications is the 13th of April 2007 and for the Weekday Executive MBA, the deadline for scholarship applications is the 30th of November and a GMAT score is required.

3 MBA Scholarships for Women worth £10,000 each.

Women are still under-represented in senior leadership positions. As part of the School's commitment to increasing the talented pool of women in business, it is offering three scholarships to female candidates for the full-time Imperial MBA commencing in October 2007. To apply for a scholarship candidates must have an offer of a place on the Imperial MBA and a GMAT score of 640. The deadline for scholarship application is the 30th of June 2007.

3 MBA Scholarships for Emerging Markets worth £10,000 each

Tanaka Business School is particularly proud of the internationally diverse nature of its student body. In order to maintain the diversity of its cohort, the School is offering three £10,000 Scholarships for Emerging Markets the full-time Imperial MBA commencing in October 2007.

To apply for a scholarship, candidates need to be citizens of an emerging economy (an economy ranked below 30th place in the 2005 IMF GDP per capita rankings - published Sept 2006 ), non-UK residents, and possess a minimum GMAT score of 640 and an offer of a place on the Imperial MBA programme.

5 Rajiv Ghandi Scholarships worth £20,000 each.

Awarded to Indian candidates displaying exceptional leadership and management skills and who are currently living and working in India, each Rajiv Gandhi Scholarship is worth £20,000. Imperial College has earmarked £2m of its own funds to support these scholarships, a key element in celebrating its Centenary year in 2007. The scholarships commemorate the former Indian Prime Minister, who studied at Imperial. The launch of these new scholarships, together with the recent creation of the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Tanaka Business School, confirm the School's commitment to becoming a key hub for knowledge transfer between the UK and India.

Tanaka Business School's MBA programmes are amongst the leading MBA programmes in Europe. Consistently ranked highly by organisations such as the Financial Times, the programmes blend structured learning and practical application of knowledge and skills, with a particular emphasis on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Students have the unique opportunity of working with live commercial ideas, under development at Imperial College London and external organisations, to explore their feasibility and determine viable routes to market. This will give them key transferable skills, which can then be applied when they re-enter the workplace.

Further information, see: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/tanaka

For more information please contact:

Eoin Bedford

Press and PR Manager

Imperial College London

Tanaka Business School

South Kensington campus

London SW7 2AZ

Telephone: +44 (0) 207 594 9154

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About Imperial College and Tanaka Business School

Consistently rated in the top three UK university institutions, Imperial College London is a world leading science-based university whose reputation for excellence in teaching and research attracts students (11,000) and staff (6,000) of the highest international quality. Innovative research at the College explores the interface between science, medicine, engineering and management and delivers practical solutions that enhance the quality of life and the environment - underpinned by a dynamic enterprise culture.

Website: http://www.imperial.ac.uk

Imperial College's Tanaka Business School is a world-class provider of business education and research, focusing primarily on Imperial strengths in innovation and entrepreneurship, finance and healthcare management. The School offers full-time and executive MBAs, Master's programmes in Finance, Risk Management, International Health Management, Actuarial Finance and Management; and a Doctoral programme.

Website: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/tanaka

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