We understand that deciding to do an MBA is a huge investment. Not only with your time, but also financially and for many, the dream to pursue an MBA depends upon monetary support. At Cass, we are proud to offer scholarships of 50% for our Full-time and Executive MBA programmes, for strong candidates who demonstrate excellence in their field of work, diversity and a commitment to the MBA.
It is important to note that the scholarship process is an extremely competitive one and to succeed, your application must be carefully planned and thought out. See my expert tips to success below, to ensure your application stands out from the crowd;
1. Be an early bird
To be considered for a scholarship at Cass, you must have submitted a full and complete application for the MBA programme of your choice. A completed application includes your references, so it pays to be organised and to leave yourself enough time to plan ahead. If you are applying for the Full-time MBA, you must also have your GMAT score (and IELTS if a Tier 4 visa is required) by the deadline. As scholarship funds are limited and competition is high, being prepared is paramount to your success and submitting your application as early as possible will give you the best chance of securing a scholarship at Cass.
2. Develop your strategy
I really can’t stress this point enough and is something that many will neglect when looking to apply. Having a well thought out plan can be the difference between a successful or unsuccessful scholarship application. While we have a diverse range of scholarships available, you are only able to apply for a maximum of three. It is also important to remember here, that you will only be awarded one of the three scholarships you have applied for. If successful, we will award the scholarship we consider most suited to you.
When choosing the three scholarships you are applying for, look for the ones that best fit your background and expertise. Being strategic with your scholarship application will increase your chance of success.
3. Sell yourself
Sell your experience to us. This is your chance to shine and to show us why you are the best candidate for a scholarship at Cass. Remember that you will be facing competition from people in your industry and with similar backgrounds, so it is imperative to stand out from the crowd. Think about what makes your profile unique, have you excelled academically or professionally? Also, what gives you the competitive edge over someone else? It also helps to do your homework about the programme, to understand what you can bring to Cass and why you would be a good ambassador for us during and after completion of your MBA.
4. Do your research
As a Recruitment Manager for the FTMBA and EMBA programmes, I am here to help you manage the application process and offer advice and guidance. If you haven’t already done so, I would strongly recommend you to arrange a one to one with me or with one of my colleagues before you submit your application. This can be perhaps the most significant, but overlooked step in the process. We are here to guide you in the right direction, so get in touch today and we look forward to steering you towards scholarship success.
We are currently accepting scholarship applications for our Full time and Executive MBA programme. Full time MBA Scholarships will remain open until the 17th April, while scholarship applications for the Executive MBA programme have a deadline of 8th May.
Ana Quinas, Full-Time MBA Recruitment Manager