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Kaplan Business School - Master of Business Administration - 2018

Kaplan Business School - Master of Business Administration Scholarships 2018

Kaplan Business School supports the ASF initiative to enhance the management and accountability of charitable not-for-profit organisations by partnering with us to offer two 100% MBA scholarships to not-for-profit staff Australia-wide in 2018.


Scholarship Overview


A Master of Business Administration (MBA) is widely regarded as the preferred qualification for professionals wanting to pursue a career in strategic management. An MBA can advance your career, expand your professional network, offer higher earning potential and provide you with the skills you need to lead.


Kaplan Business School’s MBA will provide you with valuable practical skills that will allow you to excel in a dynamic and ever-changing professional environment and to become a successful leader. Benefit from the flexibility and diversity of a general Master of Business Administration or choose one of five specialisations:



Upon completion of degree, graduates are able to:

  • Apply knowledge related to fundamental business processes to make effective and well-reasoned business decisions in a global context;
  • Implement strategic thinking to address business issues and opportunities in dynamic environments;
  • Demonstrate the leadership necessary to accomplish business goals and maximise organisational performance;
  • Evaluate the ethical and social implications of business decisions from an international perspective.


The Kaplan MBA program duration is 2 years, full time (6 trimesters) or part time equivalent. Trimester intakes are in March, July, and November each year.

Successful applicants in this scholarship round will enrol in Trimester 3 (beginning Tuesday 6 November 2018).

Study Mode:

Successful applicants may study the MBA at any of the 4 campuses of Kaplan Business School, with a full-time or part-time study load, and in either online or face-to-face mode.


Scholarship Inclusions:


There are 2x 100% scholarships available to Australian citizens and permanent residents currently working for an Australian charitable not-for-profit organisation. Each scholarship place is valued at $39,000 and covers all associated tuition fees.


Successful applicants (or their supporting NFP organisation) will be required to cover any additional incidental costs such as books, travel or accommodation if necessary.

Who Should Apply:

Senior NFP professionals, managers and emerging leaders.


Eligibility Requirements:

Scholarship applicants must:

  • be an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident
  • fulfill ASF's general eligibility requirements available on our FAQs page
  • currently work for an Australian charitable not-for-profit organisation
  • fulfill the MBA program entry requirements, as detailed below


MBA Entry Requirements:

  • An Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent) OR
  • An Advanced Diploma/Associate Degree (or equivalent) plus evidence of a minimum of two years relevant industry experience

Please note, if you are shortlisted for this scholarship you will be asked to provide a certified copy of your academic transcripts and certificates.

You can find further information about entry to KBS, including information for mature age students, on their Domestic Entry Requirements page.


Scholar Surveys:

All applicants (regardless of the outcome of their application) will be asked to complete a series of surveys about their expected and realised learnings (once before and on three occasions after the course) as part of the Learning for Purpose research initiative by the Centre for Social Impact (CSI) at UWA. This work is funded through the Australian Research Council and EY, and realised in collaboration with the Australian Scholarships Foundation, the University of New South Wales and Swinburne University. 

Learning for Purpose: Researching the Social Return on Education and Training in the Australian Not-for-Profit Sector is a ground breaking, national research program that investigates capacity building through professional development for the Australian Not-for-Profit sector. Your survey responses will help us to quantify the impact of our scholarships and will help attract funding for education and training for the NFP sector in the future. If you have any questions about the research please contact


More Information:


For more information about the Master of Business Administration course, please click here. For program queries, please contact Kaplan Business School directly. If you need assistance with the application process, please contact ASF via



Application Process:

To apply, please complete the following steps:
  1. Click 'APPLY NOW' below and follow the prompts to create an ASF profile page (or sign into your existing profile)
  2. Complete an online ASF scholarship application form and upload an endorsement letter from your NFP organisation (see #12 of our FAQs for guidance)
Please note, shortlisted applicants will be required to complete a Kaplan Business School course application form and provide various supporting documents as the next stage of the application process. If you have been shortlisted, ASF will get in touch with instructions on the next steps. Likewise, if you are unsuccessful on this occasion, you will be notified of the outcome via email.

Please add to your address book to ensure you receive any updates about your application.

Need help completing your online application? Download instructions for Creating a Profile Page and Making an Application.

Scholarship applications for Kaplan Business School's Master of Business Administration close Tuesday 18 September, 2018 at 5pm AEST.



About Kaplan Business School

Kaplan Business School (KBS) is a globally recognised provider of higher education degrees. They offer undergraduate and postgraduate courses in accounting, business, finance, marketing, tourism, and management.


There is no one-size-fits-all in education and KBS get it. They help their students fit study into their busy lives by listening to their needs.


KBS provide life-long support to help you grow. You, and all KBS students and alumni have access to our career services, professional development and networking opportunities.  


KBS carefully select their lecturers based on their industry experience. They help KBS to deliver accredited courses recognised by leading governmental bodies and professional institutes.

Selection Criteria
The Scholarship is awarded jointly by ASF and Kaplan to applicants who are Australian citizens or permanent residents employed by a charitable not-for-profit organisation and whose completion of the program would, in ASF's view, benefit their employing NFP organisation. Selection is based on the applicant meeting Kaplan entry requirements for the nominated program and written endorsement from the respective charitable organisation.
Closing Date : 18/09/2018
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