Jurek Piasecki Scholarships for British Young Potential Leaders - £20,000, University of Manchester

Manchester, ENGLAND | over 2 years ago


Funded by: Jurek Piasecki, MBS Alumnus and Manchester Business School
We are delighted to announce that the British Young Potential Leaders programme is being supported by two scholarships kindly donated by one of our alumni, Jurek Piasecki. Jurek Piasecki spent 25 years with the Goldsmiths Group, rising to become Chairman and CEO. Under his tenure the retailer grew its turnover from £3m to more than £300m. Goldsmiths was the UK's second largest jewellery retailer in 2004. Jurek obtained his MBA in 1973 and attributes much of his success to the Manchester Business School MBA programme. He now wishes to see others benefit from the same experience. This is the third year that Jurek is supporting this initiative and we are very grateful his contribution.

Awards:
2 x £20,000

One scholarship remains for new applicants for 2012 entry from the Jurek Piasecki fund (one Jurek Piasecki Scholarships has already been offered to a 2011 deferred applicant for 2012 entry); and one new 2012 entry applicant funded by Manchester Business School.

Open to: UK Permanent Residents* graduating with a 1st class honours degree between 2009 - 2012.
Outstanding candidates accepted to the MBA Young Potential Leaders programme will be considered.

Application deadlines

Application Deadline: Monday 9 July 2012
Assessment Day: Wednesday 18 July 2012

Application Format: Candidates for the scholarships will be selected as part of the YPL Assessment Day.


How to apply:

Stage 1: To be considered for the short-list, please submit the following by 9 July 2012:
CV/Resume outlining your academic and professional track record and achievements.

Written statement addressing the points below (maximum 3 pages A4). If you are applying for more than one scholarship you should submit a separate statement for each scholarship.

  • Tell us how you meet each of the scholarship criteria for the scholarship you are applying for.
  • What makes you stand out as an exceptional recipient of this award?
  • Tell us how you will contribute to our unique MBA learning environment and as a future alumnus of Manchester Business School.

The application should be emailed to: Helen Dowd, Director MBA Admissions mba@mbs.ac.uk

Stage 2:
Short-listed candidates are required to complete the Full-time MBA application form, including the references, and will be invited to an Assessment Day at Manchester Business School on Wednesday 18 July 2012. The Assessment Day will include a presentation about you and your achievements to date, an interview and a group exercise. We may also ask you to take a psychometric test.

* To be considered, you need to be a UK permanent resident with unlimited leave to remain and also have been ordinarily resident in the UK (i.e. the UK is your main place of residence) for a consecutive period of three years prior to the start of the Full-time MBA programme (28 August 2012).