Fellowship Opportunites at Top Business Schools

Jul 19, 2011

One of my personal goals is to earn an MBA from one of the top business schools in the U.S.  Months of rigorous preparation, testing, networking, and writing are just some of what is required to get into one of these programs.  However, the stress associated with getting into a program, and the work required once in a program, often pales in comparison to the stress associated with paying for the program.  What is one to do?

Many of the top business schools in the U.S. offer competitive full-tuition fellowships.  Yes, full tuition!  The requirements for each fellowship and school vary, but cumulatively, these fellowships represent more than 300 full-tuition awards per year, totaling somewhere north of $30M U.S. in funding.

Here is an excerpt from an article published in Bloomberg Businessweek talking about some of these fellowships:

“One of the management education world’s greatest secrets is the wide variety of full-tuition fellowship programs at business schools. There are more than you might think—University of Virgina’s Darden School of Business, for example, offers 61 full-tuition fellowships—and it is well worth taking the time to look into them during the application process. It could save you a cool $150,000, the average price for a two-year education at a top business school”.

See the full list of universities

Some of the notable schools identified in the article include Harvard, Stanford, Cornell (Johnson) and University of Pennsylvania (Wharton), just to name a few.

These are the types of opportunities we plan to add to the ProFellow database over the next year.