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Scholarships open global doors

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 15:35

Two new scholarships for RMIT Vietnam’s Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) will give the country’s senior leaders an opportunity to build their global networks with industry experts.

This was the message recently delivered by Associate Professor David Robinson, RMIT Vietnam’s MBA Director, at the opening ceremony of the RMIT Asia Graduate Centre.

The centre is at RMIT Vietnam’s Pham Ngoc Thach site in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. 

Associate Professor Robinson said to celebrate the launch of the central hub for postgraduate education, two fully funded scholarships are on offer for the EMBA program. 

“The first scholarship is open to anyone applying for the EMBA Program,” he said. 

“Ideal candidates will be people with managerial experience who can demonstrate leadership as well as a commitment to life-long learning.

“The second scholarship will be awarded to an individual of the same calibre who is also a member of the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam”

The ceremony at the RMIT Asia Graduate Centre saw more than 200 attendees, including prominent members of the Ho Chi Minh City business community, RMIT alumni, Master of Technology students from the University of Minnesota in the United States, as well as RMIT Vietnam’s current EMBA students. 

Mr Ngon Nguyen, Business Development Manager at one of Vietnam’s largest automotive retailers Savico, is halfway through completing his EMBA with RMIT Vietnam.

He said he was attracted to the program because of its flexibility as well as the diversity of its students.

“I needed my study to fit with my full-time work, which is made possible by the unique delivery mode at RMIT Vietnam with intensive study over four-day weekend courses,” Mr Nguyen said. 

“The program continuously provides us with opportunities to connect with students from across the world, such as students from RMIT Melbourne’s MBA program as well as groups from other international universities.”

Mr Nguyen added that the biggest advantage of undertaking an RMIT Vietnam EMBA is the opportunity to collaborate with his peers on relevant and real aspects of business life. 

“We share our experiences, recognise common challenges and draw on our coursework as part of the EMBA to apply solutions back in the workplace.”

RMIT Vietnam offered its first MBA program in 2003, which was delivered at RMIT Vietnam’s Pham Ngoc Thach site for several years before moving to the University’s Saigon South site in District 7. 

The launch of the RMIT Asia Graduate Centre will see some elements of the University’s post-graduate degree programs once again based at Pham Ngoc Thach, including a Master of International Business to be introduced later this year with a suite of specialised master degrees to follow.

RMIT Vietnam master degrees will also be offered in Hanoi and Danang later in 2015.

Scholarship criteria

RMIT Vietnam EMBA scholarship applicants will be short-listed according to four criteria:

  1. Bachelor degree GPA and/or GMAT score
  2. Managerial experience at work
  3. Demonstrated leadership in extra-mural, community, sport, political or social arena
  4. Demonstrated dedication to life-long learning (interviews will be held)

The closing date for application is Friday 6 February. 

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