Business school launches ‘redundancy’ MBA

The West Midlands Regeneration Scholarship provides awards of up to £10,000 for individuals in the region who have been made redundant or may feel their job is threatened by redundancy. This could be to develop extra relevant skills in a current workplace through an MBA or to completely change career paths. Awards of up to £10,000 are available for full time students and £5,000 for part-time executive/distance learning students.

Professor George Feiger, executive dean of Aston Business School, said the scheme is designed for those who want to develop their potential by studying an MBA. He said: “Aston Business School supports West Midlands based companies to grow and to respond to economic change. Sometimes this means re-structuring and re-purposing which is why we have launched the first ever MBA Regeneration Scholarship, targeted at talented individuals who may have been made redundant or who want to branch out in a new direction. We know that, backed by this scholarship, some of them will go on to become entrepreneurs and business creators in their own right – helping to boost the growing regional economy even further.”

Aston’s commitment to supporting business growth was recognised in June this year when the school received the Small Business Charter Gold Award – one of only three business schools in the country to receive the Gold level award...[click here to read more]