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Kaplan Business School - Master of Business Administration - 2020



Kaplan Business School - Master of Business Administration Scholarships 2020

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 ten 100% MBA scholarships to not-for-profit staff Australia-wide in 2020.


Program 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 seven specialisations:


Upon completion of the 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.

"As a mum of young children, along with living rurally and after spending 4 years as a PhD student, the dream of being able to afford to do an MBA was at least a decade away for me. Following my PhD, I was recruited to the Board of a not-for-profit rural organisation, and it became clear there was a need for rural women, like me, to upskill with MBA knowledge. Receiving the ASF scholarship has made this dream come true."

Laura Alston, Board Director at Women's Health and Wellbeing Barwon South West


Trimester Dates

The Kaplan Business School MBA 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 either Trimester 3, 2020 (beginning Thursday 5 November 2020) or Trimester 1, 2021 (beginning Thursday 11 March 2021).

Click here to view other key course dates as they become available.

Study Mode

Successful applicants may study the MBA at any of the 5 campuses of Kaplan Business School, with a full-time or part-time study load, and in either online or face-to-face mode. Students will begin their studies via online delivery but face-to-face delivery will also become available as COVID-19 restrictions ease.


Scholarship Inclusions


There are 10x 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 $40,800 and covers the entire tuition fee for the MBA course.


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

Key Scholarship Dates

Applications open Wednesday 1 July 2020
Applications close Monday 10 August 2020
Scholarships awarded

Monday 28 September 2020

Trimester 3, 2020 Thursday 5 November 2020 (orientation)
Trimester 1, 2021 Thursday 11 March 2021 (orientation)

Please reserve important dates in your calendar.

Who Should Apply

Senior NFP professionals, managers and emerging leaders Australia-wide.

Preference will be given to those working for NFP organisations significantly impacted by COVID-19.


"We do important work and delivering on our mission takes more than passion and commitment alone. I am finding the course to be relevant and challenging (in a positive way). The MBA has given me a depth of insight into what factors are important in leadership and it has helped me keep our organisation strong and thriving, when people need us most."

Monique Williamson, CEO at Mental Illness Fellowship of WA Inc


Eligibility Requirements

Scholarship applicants must:

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

MBA Entry Requirements:

  • An Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent)**

*Part-time employees are also eligible to apply. In addition, Board Directors are eligible to apply, however where two or more applicants are considered to be of equal standard, preference may be given to not-for-profit employees (including Executive Board Members).

**If you're unable to meet this criterion but have substantial professional experience, you may be eligible for a scholarship by first applying for Mature age entry. Please contact ASF before you apply for a scholarship and well in advance of the application deadline to find out more.

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

Shortlisted Applicants:

If you are shortlisted for this scholarship you will be asked to provide a certified copy of your academic transcripts and certificates. Only shortlisted applicants will be required to complete this step.

Selection Criteria:

The scholarships are awarded jointly by ASF and Kaplan Business School to applicants whose completion of the program would, in their view, benefit their employing NFP organisation. Selection is conditional on the applicant meeting the eligibility requirements including KBS' entry requirements for the nominated program and written endorsement from the respective charitable organisation.


"I have already gotten more from the course than I had hoped. Whilst the academic knowledge is incredibly useful, it is the way in which we are encouraged to reflect on the personal and professional use of the learnings that has been so invaluable. It is no stretch to say that if it wasn’t for ASF and KBS providing such a generous scholarship, I would not have been able to enrol in this MBA."

Nikki Jordan, Strategic Coordinator at Primary Mental Health Services, Grand Pacific Health Limited


Scholar Surveys & Feedback

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 a few occasions after the course). 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. Scholarship recipients may also be asked to supply a short testimonial or Scholar Profile during or after the completion of their studies. This feedback is extremely valuable to the work we do and by participating in surveys / testimonials you'll be making an important contribution to the future of ASF and the NFP sector overall.


Application Process

To apply for a scholarship, 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)
If you are shortlisted in the first stage, you will be invited to progress to the next stage of the application process which requires you to complete a Kaplan Business School course application form and provide various supporting documents, including academic transcripts, etc. Full instructions will be provided to shortlisted candidates mid-September.

All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application via email by 28 September 2020. 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.

More Information


For more information about the Master of Business Administration, please click here. For program-related queries, please contact Kaplan Business School directly.


Have questions? Check our FAQs page for answers to the most common questions. If you need assistance with the scholarship application process, please contact ASF via

Applications for the 2020 Kaplan Business School Master of Business Administration scholarships close Monday 10 August, 2020 at 5pm AEST


About Kaplan Business School

Kaplan Business School (KBS) is a globally recognised provider of higher education degrees in Australia and offer undergraduate and postgraduate courses in business, accounting, marketing, management, tourism, entrepreneurship, health services, digital management, analytics, project management and leadership. Students receive a solid grounding in business theory while developing the essential skills sought after by employers. Find out more here.

Closing Date : 10/08/2020
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