Under the scheme, the chosen individuals will be awarded a fully-funded place to study the Edinburgh Business School Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme, delivered by independent learning.
The opportunity is ideal for working professionals, as the course can be studied entirely by independent learning, allowing students to combine studying with other commitments.
The MBA can also be used as a springboard into a new career, helping participants launch new ventures or businesses, or accelerate their promotion as they progress through the course.
Dr Mark Pierotti, originally from Paisley, undertook the Edinburgh Business School MBA because he was determined to run his own airline.
He realised his ambition in 2007 when he set up AJA Private Jets, a chartered airline based in Abu Dhabi, which now boasts 60 staff and four aircraft.
He said: “As the Chief Operating Officer of an airline in Abu Dhabi I use my Edinburgh Business School MBA skills every day from marketing the airline, to managing my staff, to understanding the financial reports,” he said.
“A reflection of the value of the MBA is that we managed to launch an airline at a time when the market conditions in the aviation industry were at their worst. The knowledge I gained helped me navigate problems and overcome them when others might have been deterred.”
Former Scotland A international rugby union player Iain Sinclair graduated from the Business School in 2013, and is now managing director of Murray Energy.
Mr Sinclair commented: “Since graduating I’ve opened the group’s first international operation in Singapore, making the Murray Metals business a multi-national. The academic tools and practical learning at Edinburgh Business School were instrumental in delivering this objective.”
This year, all applications will be reviewed by a judging panel chaired by Scottish businesswoman Shonaig Macpherson, who is currently interim chair of the Edinburgh Business School Board.
The five-strong panel will also include Mr Sinclair and senior teaching fellow Murray Steele.
Each of the 25 scholarship recipients will have their nine self-study MBA modules and exams fully-funded. The cost of each scholarship is valued at more than £10,000 and will also include a four-day on-campus teaching seminar and two-day revision session for one course.
Applications must be received by 17 July, 2016 with the programme starting in September 2016.
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