HEC Paris in Qatar launches specialised scholarships
02 Dec 2020 – 9:58
Dean of HEC Paris in Qatar Dr. Pablo Martin De Holan, during a press conference in Doha yesterday. PIC. ABDUL BASIT/THE PENINSULA
Doha: HEC Paris in Qatar (HEC-Q) is offering scholarships in International Executive MBA (EMBA) and Specialised Master’s in Strategic Business Unit Management (SBUM) to mark its 10th anniversary in Qatar, Dean Dr. Pablo Martin de Holan announced yesterday.
The Qatar Foundation affiliated business school ranked second worldwide for Executive Education in 2020 and first for International Executive MBA in 2019 by the Financial Times, will give out 11 scholarships under both programmes. The EMBA will include two scholarships in Women in Leadership, Global Diversity, Qatar National Vision, while one scholarship will be awarded in the Dean’s Scholarship category, valued at $35,000.
For the SBUM, two scholarships each will be given for International Exposure and Entrepreneurial Success with a value of $20,000. The scholarships aim to encourage participants whose professional and personal experience has had considerable international exposure and to inspire entrepreneurial journey in any capacity.
HEC-Q aims to emphasise diversity in its current programme from nationalities, age, and particularly empowering more women to achieve leadership roles. The scholarships were created to foster the diversity the classroom needs.
“We believe that a diverse classroom helps people learn better. Hence, we created the scholarships in these categories. A degree in business schools accelerates careers. One of the strategic priorities for HEC Paris in Qatar for the next ten years is to push for women in leadership. We have created the scholarship category exclusively to bring more women into the Executive MBA,” Dr. Pablo said.
“We want to have more women in our programmes because they bring a different perspective. Part of Qatar’s residual of talent comes from women, there’s a lot of potential in the female population, and we want to enhance that. Having women take a look at business enhances the quality, bringing a much richer experience into the classroom,” he added.
The programme’s diversity will also enable residents and citizens to participate and create an opportunity for non-residents. The scholarship is open to students based in traditionally underrepresented areas in HEC Paris in Qatar EMBA, such as Latin America, Africa, Russia, and the former USSR states, the Pacific Islands, and South East and North Asia.
“The Qatar National Vision 2030 scholarship category will be given to people who have shown a significant impact on the implementation of vision 2030. Not many countries have grown like Qatar has from an extractive economy essentially into a knowledge economy. Not many people have succeeded in doing that, but we need to do it with people,” Dr. Pablo noted.
The scholarships apply for next January’s SBUM and February’s EMBA intakes. The SBUM application deadline is December 29, 2020, and the EMBA’s deadline to submit the scholarship application will be January 28, 2021.
All candidates must have been admitted to the programs to qualify for scholarship consideration.