MBA Scholarships 2021The J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics launched its suite of scholarships for applicants to our MBA programme.  To be eligible for our scholarships, applicants must first have applied for the programme, and following interview, have been accepted to the programme.  The scholarships for this year closed on 16th July 2021. For more information on the scholarship application process for 2022, please contact the MBA Programme Administrator at mba@nuigalway.ie

Scholarship Terms & Conditions

McGinty Scholarships

The McGinty Scholarship for Female Physicians AND McGinty Scholarship for allied health professionals such as nurses, midwives and health sciences professionals empowers female physicians and professionals to engage in the NUI Galway MBA programme supporting them on a career path to healthcare-leadership. Physicians and Health Sciences Professional-led healthcare management is proven to have better outcomes for patient care. These two scholarships will see a new cohort of women who will lead improved and impactful outcomes for patients and staff in the healthcare system.  The value of the McGinty scholarships are €9,000 over a two year MBA programme.The scholarships will be awarded annually to female medical/healthcare professionals with three years postgraduate work experience in medicine/healthcare.  The successful applicant must demonstrate a clear career pathway towards leadership in the healthcare sector. More information on these scholarships is available here.

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NUI Galway University Foundation - GUF MBA Scholarship for Alumni

Galway University Foundation (GUF) offers two MBA Scholarships for NUI Galway Alumni to cover up to 50% tuition fees for the NUI Galway MBA, commencing September 2021. 

  • The aim of this MBA Scholarship is to award an exceptional NUI Galway graduate who has demonstrated leadership and impact achievements in their career to date. They will be an ambassador for NUI Galway and the School during their studies and after graduation.

MedTech MBA Scholarship 

NUI Galway offered one MBA Scholarship to cover up to 50% tuition fees for the NUI Galway MBA, commencing September 2021 for a candidate currently working in the MedTech sector. 

  • The aim of this MBA scholarship is to support a candidate who demonstrates the capabilities and ambition to drive impact in the MedTech sector.
  • Outline achievements to date (within the sector), how this scholarship will help you achieve success within the MedTech sector and why you believe you are a good candidate for this scholarship.

Social Impact MBA Scholarship 

NUI Galway offered one MBA Scholarship to cover up to 50% tuition fees for the NUI Galway MBA, commencing September 2021 for a candidate currently working in the voluntary or public sector, or in a social enterprise capacity. 

  • The aim of this MBA scholarship is to support a candidate who demonstrates the capabilities and ambition to drive impact in the voluntary sector, public sector or in a social enterprise capacity. 
  • Outline achievements to date (within the sector), how this scholarship will help you drive Social Impact and why you believe you are a good candidate for this scholarship.

Information and Communications Technology MBA Scholarship 

NUI Galway offered one MBA Scholarship to cover up to 50% tuition fees for the NUI Galway MBA, commencing September 2021 for a candidate currently working in the Information and communications technology (ICT) sector. 

  • The aim of this MBA scholarship is to support a candidate who demonstrates the capabilities and ambition to drive impact in the ICT sector.
  • Outline previous achievements to date (within the sector), how this scholarship will help you achieve success within the ICT sector and why you believe you are a good candidate for this scholarship.

J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics MBA Scholarship

NUI Galway offered one MBA Scholarship to cover up to 50% tuition fees for the NUI Galway MBA, commencing September 2021. This scholarship is available to individuals who aspire to undertake the programme but require financial assistance.

30% Club MBA Scholarship For Female Leaders 

  • The aim of this scholarship is to rectify the under-representation of women pursuing post-graduate management education by offering scholarships aimed at women.
  • The J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics is looking to identify and support a high calibre candidate who is best placed to match to the 30% Club agenda (https://30percentclub.org). Outline career achievements to date, how this scholarship will help you achieve success and why you believe you are a good candidate for this scholarship.

MBA Women In Leadership event on 24th June 2021 listen back.

Meet Sandra Divilly - 30% Club Scholarship Recipient 2017 and NUI Galway EMBA participant

The J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics at NUI Galway, in collaboration with the 30% Club, is delighted to offer a scholarship for its MBA programme. Globally, the 30% Club is establishing partnerships with a number of business schools to rectify the under-representation of women pursuing post-graduate management education by offering scholarships aimed at women.

2020 - 30% Club Scholarship Recipients

The 30% Club is delighted to announce we had two winners of this MBA Scholarship for female applicants Sharon Fahy, Director of Regulatory Affairs at Medtronic and Sharon Walsh, Vice President, Technology Management at Fidelity Investments were the deserving winners of this highly sought after scholarship.

MBA Programme Director, Martin Hughes, said: “We are delighted by the continued partnership between the 30% Club and the NUI Galway MBA programme in promoting female leadership in all fields of business. Each year, we welcome a high calibre of female candidates to the MBA programme, with the aim of supporting and contributing to greater representation in management education for women. We congratulate Sharon Fahy and Sharon Walsh on their accomplishment as this year’s scholarship recipients and commend them as ambassadors of female leadership amongst our impressive female MBA members.”  

2019 - 30% Club Scholarship Recipients

The 30% Club announced two winners of this MBA Scholarship in 2019.  Sarah-Jayne MacLaverty, Director - Strategy and Operations Consulting at Deloitte and Rosemary Casey, Director at Casey Commercial.  Graduating with an MBA this year they have commented on their experience over the course of their MBA programme with us:

Rosemary said: “The J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics support for the 30% Club initiative, to increase gender diversity at board and C-suite level in organisations, influenced my decision on where to apply for postgraduate learning after almost 25 years in industry. Having had the privilege of collaborating with and learning from my fellow students, I fully recognise the high calibre of applicants for this scholarship and feel truly honoured. Having become a Fellow and Arbitrator in my chosen profession as a Chartered Surveyor, the Executive MBA has provided an opportunity for challenging and highly rewarding academic and peer learning. I would encourage other women considering the Executive MBA to apply for the 30% Club scholarship as it does support the investment required to achieve greater diversity at senior levels.”

Sarah-Jayne added: “I am so honored to have been chosen as a recipient of the 30% Club scholarship for the Executive MBA in NUI Galway for the Class of 2021. Gender Diversity is something that is very close to my heart, as the founder of the gender diversity initiative in my organisation and an active member of the 30% club. Having now met and worked closely with the other recipient of the 30% Club scholarship - the talented and successful business leader Rosemary Casey, I am even more humbled to have been offered this award. I would strongly encourage women to consider the Executive MBA at NUI Galway to apply for the 30% Club scholarship. Having been chosen as a scholar made the decision for me back in the summer of 2019, that pursuing an MBA was something I should go after.”

Professor Anne Scott, Vice President for Equality and Diversity at NUI Galway said: “We see this scholarship as important in encouraging and equipping talented, experienced women to set their sights on senior leadership roles, to inform and shape the direction of Irish businesses – for the benefit of business and society.”

2018 Recipients

Following the success of the inaugural 30% Club Scholarship in 2017 for the MBA programme at NUI Galway, the J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics at NUI Galway were delighted to announce that the Scholarship was dually awarded to Siobhain Quaid, Senior Manager at Viatris and Emma Corcoran, Global Senior Operations Manager - NPI at Creganna Medical, TE Connectivity. Click here to learn more.

2017 Recipient

Galway businesswoman Sandra Divilly (hatshop.ie) fought off tough competition to win the inaugural 30% Club Scholarship for the NUI Galway MBA programme. Click here to learn more.

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