Business professionals battle for £17,000 scholarship
Manchester Executive MBA Challenge begins
MBA hopefuls with MMU and Williams Group representatives
FINALISTS on the annual Manchester Executive MBA Challenge are now competing for a prestigious scholarship worth £16,750.
Sixteen of the brightest business professionals are competing in a series of tests and trials as part of Manchester Metropolitan University’s MBA Challenge.
The finalists - drawn from the pinnacle of the business talent in the public and private sectors across the north of England - are fighting through a series of challenges taking place in MMU’s £75million Business School during July and September.
The challenges are designed to test candidates’ skills and reveal their management and leadership qualities. Points will be awarded after each challenge and the person with the most points will be crowned winner.
And the tournament awards two runner-up MBA scholarships of £4,000 and 17 worth £2,000.
Daniel Sheratte, MBA and Masters Development Manager at MMU, said: “The MBA Challenge is a great opportunity for experienced professionals to find out what are the demands and rewards of an MBA and test themselves in the company of similar leaders from a wide range of sectors and industries.”
Alexandra Cook, Group Head of Development at tournament sponsors Williams Group, a leading retailer of BMW, MINI, Land Rover and BMW Bikes in the North West of England, added: “If the North West of England is to maintain and enhance its reputation for producing the brightest and best business executives from academia and industry and most importantly retaining that talent, initiatives such as the Challenge need to be championed by the corporate community of the region."
The course is designed to improve business professionals’ competitive edge by developing analytical skills and to enhance their leadership style. It also features residential weekends, an international study trip, seminars, commercial visits and guest speakers.
The Executive MBA at MMU is accredited by the Association of MBAs, ensuring that students gain an internationally recognised qualification. Teaching takes place in three-day study blocks in the Business School’s state-of-the-art teaching and research headquarters on the All Saints campus.