News story 15th Mar 2016

FINSIA-Monash MBA Scholarship - developing next generation finance professionals

Monash Business School has announced a new MBA scholarship program to support emerging professionals in the financial services sector.

FINSIA Monash MBA scholarship

The scholarship, a joint intitiative with FINSIA, Australasia's peak financial services body, will provide a FINSIA member with the opportunity to pursue their MBA, and includes admission and a full fee waiver for the program fees for the Monash MBA commencing in February 2017, currently valued at $61,200.

The successful applicant, who must meet the MBA entry requirements, will be chosen by a selection panel including representatives from both the Monash Business School and FINSIA, which will rank eligible applicants according to their academic record, leadership achievements, potential contribution to the financial services industry and other selection criteria.

"Scholarships are a vital part of the lifelong learning that FINSIA membership delivers," Acting CEO Jane Endacott said. "We know that FINSIA members are committed to advancing their careers, and scholarships are an ideal way to recognise our best and brightest members."

The Monash MBA is two-year program designed for professionals with 3-7 years professional experience, combining cutting-edge business skills development, with extensive practical project experience, opportunities for the completion of an international business project and an advanced and integrated leadership and professional practice development program.

MBA Program Director Patrick Butler said the school was delighted to be able to offer the scholarship to assist a FINSIA member to reach their leadership potential.

The Monash MBA is all about developing the business and leadership skills to confront next generation business problems, managing and prospering in a global context and gaining deep experience in completing practical, real world business projects.

Professor Patrick Butler

MBA Program Director

Deputy Dean, Leadership and Executive Education, Professor Richard Hall said the FINSIA partnership was important partly because so many Monash graduates work in financial services, banking, insurance and superannuation.

"More importantly, we share with FINSIA a commitment to the development of future leaders in the financial services sector  - leaders who take a broad view of the role of finance and an inclusive view of diverse stakeholders and different interests across the sector."