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Female MBA applicants are being asked about the challenges women managers face today as part of a new scholarship being offered by HHL- Leipzig Graduate School of Management, in Germany. HHL joins an increasing number of schools intent on expanding their female networks.

The scholarship will provide tuition reduction of up to €13.500, 50 per cent of fees for the full-time MBA. To participate, women must submit a 3,000 word essay on the topic of female managers and fulfil all other application requirements.

“We would like to encourage all female candidates to focus on their scholarship essay and try to define their strengths as future leaders as well as ways to increase the role of women in business,” says Andreas Pinkwart, dean of HHL. “Another important criterion is the GMAT result so we recommend all applicants start their GMAT preparation as early as possible to maximise their chances of receiving the scholarship.”

Women currently account for 30 per cent of HHL’s MBA programme, but the school hopes to increase this to 40 per cent in September 2012. Other business schools that are launching scholarships for women in 2012 include Cass Business School in London, where 45 per cent of the full-time MBA class are women.


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