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Melbourne MBA scholarships for Christchurch quake-affected applicants

Melbourne Business School is offering partial scholarships to applicants affected by the Christchurch earthquakes.

Melbourne Business School is offering partial scholarships to applicants affected by the Christchurch earthquakes.

Successful applicants for the August intake of its new 12-month full-time MBA programme will be eligible for tuition relief.

Deputy dean programmes, associate professor Jennifer George – who was born and raised in Christchurch – said it was a practical way for the school to help during the city’s long reconstruction.

“For many people, doing further study is a perfect activity at this time and Melbourne is a great place to go. It’s not too far away and offers lots of opportunities that will allow people to return to their homes with better skills and networks."

MBS dean professor Zeger Degraeve said ongoing support was important. 

“Christchurch still faces huge challenges and I’m proud that we are able to help out in some small ways, with scholarships to all Christchurch students in our next two full-time MBA intakes.”

Melbourne Business School is 45 percent owned by the University of Melbourne and 55 percent owned by the business community. It is ranked in the Financial Times top 50 business schools globally and rated no 10 in the world for its marketing education.

George will host an information session in Christchurch on March 12 from 6-8pm at The Chateau on the Park Hotel, 189 Deans Avenue Riccarton, Christchurch.

To register visit www.mbs.edu/christchurch.