Women in Master of Business Administration (WiMBA) Scholarship

The Faculty of Business and Law is proud to support aspirational and high-achieving females with the Women in MBA (WiMBA) scholarship.

What is WiMBA

The WiMBA initiative aims to redress the gender equity imbalance by offering scholarships to female students in partnership with leading organisations. WiMBA provides the leadership skills and strategic perspective to move female employees into senior management and executive positions.

Working together to support women in business

Organisations who partner with the WiMBA Scholarship program show their commitment in addressing gender diversity in leadership, help grow the female talent pipeline and foster positive economic growth for the Newcastle region. An MBA has a significant impact on career pathways and is particularly acute in driving middle-managers towards executive roles. The WiMBA Scholarship is designed to promote the advancement of women who are ready to take their place among Australia’s senior corporate community.

Where is WiMBA Offered

WiMBA is currently offered at 6 Universities around Australia, all of which are accredited by the Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC). These Universities include:

  • Monash University
  • University of South Australia
  • Curtin University
  • University of Wollongong
  • Macquarie University
  • University of Newcastle

Scholarship fees and support

Female students undertaking the WiMBA Scholarship are expected to complete an MBA degree, part-time, within four years of the date of enrollment. The student must be able to attend all classes at the Newcastle City Precinct (NeW Space) location. Students looking to undertake the WiMBA Scholarship cannot undertake the MBA program at the Sydney, Gosford or Singapore location and cannot undertake courses online. All course must be undertaken, part time (1 course per trimester), in face to face mode at the Newcastle City Precinct.

The partnership has three key components:

  1. Financial – the UON and the industry partner will pay 25% of the cost of an MBA program and the student will pay the remaining 50% of the MBA Program.
  2. On-the-ground – the employer will provide practical support to enable the recipient to attend class, undertake additional study and group work and complete assignments.
  3. Guidance and advice – the employer will pair recipients with in-house mentors/sponsors to provide them with guidance, support and advice throughout their MBA program and also in helping them to develop their post-MBA career pathway

WiMBA Patron

WiMBA students will meet twice annually with the WiMBA Patron, Dr Eileen Doyle to discuss their studies; to see how their career is progressing and to network with other WiMBA Scholarship holders.

Applications are now open! 

Applications for Trimester 1, 2019 are now open. Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis and applicants will be notified within 30 days after submitting their application.

Applications will formally close 5pm, 3rd December, 2018. Please complete the WiMBA application pack and sponsorship agreements and send to wimba@newcastle.edu.au by the closing date.

For more information, please contact:

Sarah Crichton
02 4921 7979
wimba@newcastle.edu.au