Women in MBA (WiMBA)

by Sydney Business School, University of Wollongong

(Other)

A Global Compact member

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An initiative that offers 50 Women an MBA Scholarship aimed at improving the participation of women in MBA programs.

Project implemented: 2015

Project goal

To increase female MBA enrolments.

delivering on

why is this project important?

In 2015, only 30-35 per cent of MBA enrolments were female – this number has to increase.

Key steps to make it happen

1Financial Support 1

Sydney Business School, UOW, matches the contribution of each sponsoring organisation dollar for dollar

2Financial Support 2

The partner organisation provides practical support to enable the recipient to attend class, undertake additional study

3Guidance and Advice 1

Industry partner provides an in-house mentor for each participant to help them to develop their post-MBA career pathway

4Guidance and Advice 2

UOW also provides a mentor from outside the student’s organisation to provide guidance and support

impact to date

1
Graduate from WiMBA
10
Current WiMBA enrolments
87.5%
WiMBA students finish in the top 3 of their class

Increased knowledge and skills they need as well as the confidence to put their views and themselves forward

Changed jobs or companies part way through so it also future proofs them

SDG targets 5.5 and 4.3 strive to ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision making in political, economic and public life. The Sydney Business School UOW Women in MBA Scholarship program includes:

  • Financial Support – Sydney Business School, UOW, matches the contribution of each sponsoring organisation dollar for dollar (between 15 and 50 per cent). Industry Partner Support – the partner organisation provides practical support to enable the recipient to attend class, undertake additional study and group work and complete assignments, and
  • Guidance and advice – the Industry partner provides an in-house mentor for each participant to help them to develop their post-MBA career pathway. Sydney Business School, UOW also provides a mentor from outside the student’s organisation to provide guidance and support, e.g. addressing the challenges of combining work, study and family commitments. This on-going support is particularly important to enable women to succeed in their chosen walks of life.

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