Apply now for a Prime Minister’s Business Scholarship

Apply now for a Prime Minister’s Business Scholarship
Are you a business owner or exec itching to expand your international expertise? Entries are now open for the 2014 Prime Minister’s Business Scholarships and economic development minister Steven Joyce is encouraging applicants from smaller firms.

Are you a business owner or exec itching to expand your international expertise?

Entries are now open for the 2014 Prime Minister’s Business Scholarships until April 30.

The scholarships are for applicants employed by New Zealand businesses looking to internationalise or intensify their operations overseas, who plan to study at an international business school in a course related to their work.

The government will reimburse successful applicants for half their course costs and other study-related costs.

Economic development minister Steven Joyce is encouraging applicants from smaller firms. 

“Many of our smaller companies can have difficulty when expanding into overseas markets because they lack the knowledge or contacts.  These scholarships provide an opportunity for recipients to learn best international practices and develop valuable networks they can bring back to their business. I encourage smaller firms to apply for the scholarships.”

The recipients of last year’s 10 scholarships studied at institutions including Stanford, INSEAD, Harvard, and the London Business School.