Executive MBA scholarships

The students we attract to the Lancaster EMBA are those who aspire to senior strategic leadership positions. To help applicants towards meeting that ambition, we are offering two types of scholarships.

The Lancaster EMBA Open Scholarship

To gain an Open Scholarship you will need to demonstrate the skills, experience, and knowledge you will bring into EMBA class discussions. You should also outline whether you have a specific need for financial aid to help with the costs of the Lancaster EMBA. Open scholarships range from £1,000 - £3,000. To apply, you will need to design and upload a three-slide PowerPoint presentation prior to your interview. This will form the basis of your interview discussion with the Programme Director.

The presentation should cover three points:

  • What you will bring to the EMBA classroom that sets you apart from other applicants
  • why you need financial aid
  • how the Lancaster MBA will build on your strengths and add to your skills and knowledge in order to help you achieve your ambitions

The Dr Andy Bailey Scholarship Competition

Dr Andy Bailey was a Director of the Executive MBA and a tutor on our Strategic Management module, ranked as the no.1 strategy module in the world by the Financial Times 2016.

The scholarship competition is based on a strategic case study. You can only apply for this scholarship if you have already made an application for a place on the Executive MBA.

There are three scholarship awards to win: a top prize of £10,000, and two second prizes of £5,000 each.

Alumni Loyalty Scholarship

In addition to our MBA programme scholarships, graduates of Lancaster University are eligible for an additional Alumni Loyalty Scholarship of up to 20% of the programme fees. Usually 10% for undergraduates who graduated with a 2:1, and 20% for those who graduated with a 1st, and 10% for those who graduated with a Masters degree.

Further information about funding

For more information about postgraduate funding, go to Masters scholarship and funding.