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Partnering with industry to champion
leadership diversity

The University of South Australia proudly supports aspirational and high achieving women and Aboriginal people with the Women in MBA (WiMBA) and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander MBA partnership scholarships.

As a leading business school, our mission is to develop graduates for global careers and champion business growth in our state. We recognise that sustainable economic development requires greater gender and cultural diversity in leadership.

For this reason, we are proud to offer the Women in MBA (WiMBA) and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander MBA scholarships. It is well known that a Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a pathway to leadership and career progression. Our dedicated scholarships actively address leadership inequality and champion women and Aboriginal people with leadership potential, to advance their careers into senior management and executive roles.

Empowering successful applicants to move into senior management and executive positions, the award-winning five-star1 UniSA MBA delivers strategic skills, networking opportunities, and the latest in management thinking. 

Organisations that partner with us on this initiative demonstrate their commitment to addressing gender diversity in leadership, support the growth of talent pipelines, and foster positive economic growth for the nation.

1Graduate Management Association of Australia (GMAA).

 

 

Hear from past recipients 

The UniSA MBA gave me the opportunity to expand my skills and broaden my knowledge of the executive business environment. I also had the privilege of being the first recipient of UniSA’s WiMBA scholarship. This initiative not only supports diversity for women in leadership, but also gives women the confidence to progress into executive roles. I hope my participation in this program will help address leadership inequality within industries like mine and empower others to strive for the same.”

Cheree Figg, Port Manager - Darwin

Master of Business Administration
Svitzer Australasia

The UniSA MBA gave me the opportunity to expand my skills and broaden my knowledge of the executive business environment. I also had the privilege of being the first recipient of UniSA’s WiMBA scholarship. This initiative not only supports diversity for women in leadership, but also gives women the confidence to progress into executive roles. I hope my participation in this program will help address leadership inequality within industries like mine and empower others to strive for the same.”

Cheree Figg, Port Manager - Darwin

Master of Business Administration
Svitzer Australasia

How does it work?

These scholarships are offered by UniSA in partnership with employers. UniSA will match an employer contribution of 50% to fully fund the scholarship recipient’s MBA tuition costs.

To maximise success, employers are required to provide flexibility in working arrangements to support study, a career mentor and supportive career pathway options, in addition to the financial contribution. 

Application process

  1. The scholarship applicant submits a scanned or an electronically signed copy of the completed scholarship application form to mba@unisa.edu.au in addition to a formal MBA application.
  2. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview with the scholarship selection panel.
  3. The sponsoring employer may be contacted to discuss the application.
  4. The scholarship applicant will receive a written notification from UniSA to verify the outcome of their application. 
  5. Upon receiving written confirmation, successful applicants can then enrol in the MBA.

Please refer to our frequently asked questions, or contact us if you have any further questions, before submitting your application.

Essential entry criteria

The scholarship applicant must:

  • meet entry criteria for the UniSA MBA program
  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • have their applcation supported/endorsed by sponsoring employer
  • have demonstrated potential for a senior leadership role in the sponsoring employer's organisation
  • only applicable to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander MBA Scholarship applicants: be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and is accepted as such by the community in which the applicant formerly lived or currently lives.

FAQs

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