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The deadline to apply for Scholarships is July 14th, 2023 for September 2023 intake. Applications can be submitted here. Please note that to be considered for this scholarship, applicants must have already accepted their place on the MBA programme.
For more information on the scholarship application process for 2023, please contact the MBA Programme Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The McGinty Scholarship for Female Physicians AND McGinty Scholarship for allied health professionals such as nurses, midwives and health sciences professionals empowers female physicians and professionals to engage in the University of Galway MBA programme supporting them on a career path to healthcare-leadership. Physicians and Health Sciences Professional-led healthcare management is proven to have better outcomes for patient care. These two scholarships will see a new cohort of women who will lead improved and impactful outcomes for patients and staff in the healthcare system. The value of the McGinty scholarships are €9,000 over a two year MBA programme.The scholarships will be awarded annually to female medical/healthcare professionals with three years postgraduate work experience in medicine/healthcare. The successful applicant must demonstrate a clear career pathway towards leadership in the healthcare sector. More information on these scholarships is available here.
MBA Women In Leadership event 24 June 2021: listen back.
University of Galway University Foundation - GUF MBA Scholarship for Alumni
Galway University Foundation (GUF) offers two scholarships for University of Galway Alumni to cover up to 50% tuition fees for the University of Galway MBA programme.
- The aim of this MBA Scholarship is to award an exceptional University of Galway graduate who has demonstrated leadership and impact achievements in their career to date. They will be an ambassador for University of Galway and the School during their studies and after graduation.
MedTech MBA Scholarship
NUI Galway offers one Scholarship to cover up to 50% tuition fees for the University of Galway MBA programme for a candidate currently working in the MedTech sector.
- The aim of this MBA scholarship is to support a candidate who demonstrates the capabilities and ambition to drive impact in the MedTech sector.
- Outline achievements to date (within the sector), how this scholarship will help you achieve success within the MedTech sector and why you believe you are a good candidate for this scholarship.
Social Impact MBA Scholarship
University of Galway offers one Scholarship to cover up to 50% tuition fees for the University of Galway MBA programme for a candidate currently working in the voluntary or public sector, or in a social enterprise capacity.
- The aim of this MBA scholarship is to support a candidate who demonstrates the capabilities and ambition to drive impact in the voluntary sector, public sector or in a social enterprise capacity.
- Outline achievements to date (within the sector), how this scholarship will help you drive Social Impact and why you believe you are a good candidate for this scholarship.
Information and Communications Technology MBA Scholarship
University of Galway offers one Scholarship to cover up to 50% tuition fees for the University of Galway MBA programme for a candidate currently working in the Information and communications technology (ICT) sector.
- The aim of this MBA scholarship is to support a candidate who demonstrates the capabilities and ambition to drive impact in the ICT sector.
- Outline previous achievements to date (within the sector), how this scholarship will help you achieve success within the ICT sector and why you believe you are a good candidate for this scholarship.
J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics MBA Scholarship
University of Galway offers one Scholarship to cover up to 50% of tuition fees for the University of Galway MBA programme. This scholarship is available to individuals who aspire to undertake the programme but require financial assistance.
- The aim of this scholarship is to rectify the under-representation of women pursuing post-graduate management education by offering scholarships aimed at women.
- The J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics is looking to identify and support a high calibre candidate who is best placed to match the 30% Club agenda (https://30percentclub.org). Outline career achievements to date, how this scholarship will help you achieve success and why you believe you are a good candidate for this scholarship.
- Learn more about the 30% Club Scholarship.
Meet Sandra Divilly - 30% Club Scholarship Recipient 2017 and NUI Galway EMBA participant
The J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics at University of Galway, in collaboration with the 30% Club, is delighted to offer a scholarship for its MBA programme. Globally, the 30% Club is establishing partnerships with a number of business schools to rectify the under-representation of women pursuing post-graduate management education by offering scholarships aimed at women.
2020 - 30% Club Scholarship Recipients
The 30% Club is delighted to announce we had two winners of this MBA Scholarship for female applicants Sharon Fahy, Director of Regulatory Affairs at Medtronic and Sharon Walsh, Vice President, Technology Management at Fidelity Investments were the deserving winners of this highly sought after scholarship.
MBA Programme Director, Professor Kate Kenny, said: “We are delighted by the continued partnership between the 30% Club and the University of Galway MBA programme in promoting female leadership in all fields of business. Each year, we welcome a high calibre of female candidates to the MBA programme, with the aim of supporting and contributing to greater representation in management education for women. We congratulate Sharon Fahy and Sharon Walsh on their accomplishment as this year’s scholarship recipients and commend them as ambassadors of female leadership amongst our impressive female MBA members.”
2019 - 30% Club Scholarship Recipients
The 30% Club announced two winners of this MBA Scholarship in 2019. Sarah-Jayne MacLaverty, Director - Strategy and Operations Consulting at Deloitte and Rosemary Casey, Director at Casey Commercial. Graduating with an MBA this year they have commented on their experience over the course of their MBA programme with us:
Rosemary said: “The J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics support for the 30% Club initiative, to increase gender diversity at board and C-suite level in organisations, influenced my decision on where to apply for postgraduate learning after almost 25 years in industry. Having had the privilege of collaborating with and learning from my fellow students, I fully recognise the high calibre of applicants for this scholarship and feel truly honoured. Having become a Fellow and Arbitrator in my chosen profession as a Chartered Surveyor, the Executive MBA has provided an opportunity for challenging and highly rewarding academic and peer learning. I would encourage other women considering the Executive MBA to apply for the 30% Club scholarship as it does support the investment required to achieve greater diversity at senior levels.”
Sarah-Jayne added: “I am so honored to have been chosen as a recipient of the 30% Club scholarship for the Executive MBA at University of Galway for the Class of 2021. Gender Diversity is something that is very close to my heart, as the founder of the gender diversity initiative in my organisation and an active member of the 30% club. Having now met and worked closely with the other recipient of the 30% Club scholarship - the talented and successful business leader Rosemary Casey, I am even more humbled to have been offered this award. I would strongly encourage women to consider the Executive MBA at NUI Galway to apply for the 30% Club scholarship. Having been chosen as a scholar made the decision for me back in the summer of 2019, that pursuing an MBA was something I should go after.”
Professor Anne Scott, Vice President for Equality and Diversity at University of Galway said: “We see this scholarship as important in encouraging and equipping talented, experienced women to set their sights on senior leadership roles, to inform and shape the direction of Irish businesses – for the benefit of business and society.”
Following the success of the inaugural 30% Club Scholarship in 2017 for the MBA programme at University of Galway, the J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics at University of Galway were delighted to announce that the Scholarship was dually awarded to Siobhain Quaid, Senior Manager at Viatris and Emma Corcoran, Global Senior Operations Manager - NPI at Creganna Medical, TE Connectivity. Click here to learn more.
Galway businesswoman Sandra Divilly (hatshop.ie) fought off tough competition to win the inaugural 30% Club Scholarship for the University of Galway MBA programme. Click here to learn more.
Your MBA at University of Galway: Breakfast Session
Are you considering an MBA at the University of Galway? Our AMBA accredited MBA programme will host an on-campus Breakfast Information Session on Friday, 24th November 2023 from 7.45 - 9.00am.