international business | Scholarship for Nigerians and Africans - Part 2

Manchester Business School Comparative & International Business Studentship, 2011 in UK

The rise of China, India and Brazil as economic and political ‘drivers’ of the global economy is subject to both academic research and policy deliberations (Lauder, Brown, and Brown 2008). These economies not only have managed to sustain growth despite the economic downturn but have also turned out to be drivers of economic change that challenge established wisdom of both economic performance and development. This project will look at the following issues:How firms from rising powers may be disrupting the current paradigm of global competition and are thus changing the ‘rules of the game’ (Zeng and Williamson 2007).

Rising power firms are increasingly becoming global players, taking on more substantive roles in global production networks or becoming lead firms in their own right (Schmitz 2004). Which factors facilitate this development, how can firms upgrade their position.Furthermore, rising power firms often address ‘bottom of the pyramid’ markets or engage in entrepreneurial innovation that is unprecedented and alleviates social problems (London, Anupindi, and Sheth 2010). This project seeks to identify drivers and outcomes of this economic development process.
ValueThe three-year, full-time award covers tuition fees and a tax-free annual stipend of approximately £13,000 per year.
EligibilityApplicants should ideally have a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree in a relevant discipline and have obtained or expect to complete by autumn 2011, a Masters degree in a relevant business and management subject.

The research will involve both theoretical development and empirical field-work. The candidate should have good inter-personal skills, be willing to travel to collect data and have excellent writing skills. The candidate will be required to apply methodology flexibly and competently, including both qualitative and quantitative techniques. Applications are invited from UK, EU and international candidates.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 1 April 2011

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The Kofi Annan Fellowship for Outstanding Leadership Potentials from Developing Countries

The Kofi Annan Fellowship provides the opportunity for talented and motivated students from developing countries who do not belong to a privileged class and lack sufficient financial means to study management at ESMT in Berlin and graduate with a prestigious MBA from the most international business school in Germany.

Upon return to their home countries, the fellows are expected to contribute to the strengthening of entrepreneurial capacity and the fostering of a stable market economy as an effective catalyst for their country’s development, job creation, and poverty alleviation.

What is the Kofi Annan Fellowship?

A fellowship grant for an emerging leader from a developing country for a one-year full-time MBA education in Berlin, Germany.


To make significant contributions to least developed countries (LDCs) and landlocked developing countries (LLDCs); to strengthen the awareness for responsibility in leadership in developed countries.


ESMT in cooperation with the Kofi Annan Business School Foundation in The Hague, Netherlands.


Value of the fellowship is € 58,000. Fellows will have a full scholarship from ESMT plus fair compensation for costs like travel, accommodation, and program-related fees.


Bachelor degree of any kind, a minimum of three years’ professional experience, GMAT, fluency in written and spoken English, willingness to contribute to building the economy and society of the home country with entrepreneurial impetus.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 30 Septemebr 2011

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2011 Sripatun International College Scholarships for Undergraduate, Thailand: International Business Communication,Business Administration in Hotel Management

Sripatum University, one of the finest private university in Thailand, was established in 1970 by the name “Sripatum College”. This name was given by HRH the Prince Mother. In 1987, the college was promoted to university status by the Ministry of University Affairs, and has since been known as Sripatum University. From then on, the university has expanded to three campuses, Bangkhen and Phayathai Campuses in Bangkok, and the other one in Chonburi province near the country’s Eastern Seaboard. In March 2002, Sripatum University has reached another key milestone for being accredited by the International Standards Organization (ISO 9001:2000).

•Applicants to 4-year programs must hold a M.6 certificate (grade 12) or its equivalent as issued by the Ministry of Education. G.C.E. “O” level not less than “C” in 5 subjects or high school certificate from accredited institution (12 years of schooling).
•Applicants to continuing programs must hold a diploma; higher-vocational level or equivalent, from schools or colleges recognized by the Ministry of Education.
•Clear record of good behavior (police record)
• Good physical health and mental health
• Working knowledge of English and Mathematics
• One or the following test scores

Scholarship Application Deadline: 30 May, 2011

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