The Sainsbury Management Fellows MBA scholarship, which enable engineers to gain the highest quality commercial and business education, has added Imperial College Business School in London to its roster. Imperial joins 13 other top international business schools offering the scholarship.
Imperial has been incorporated into the SMF scholarship scheme because there are strong links between its faculty of engineering and Imperial College Business School, which will ultimately produce business leaders who understand both technology and how to manage businesses successfully in a digital-driven world.
Leila Guerra, Associate Dean of Programmes at Imperial College Business School said: “We share a joint vision with Lord Sainsbury – to connect management, entrepreneurship and technology and drive business forward. I’m delighted that this partnership will allow exceptional engineers to develop their management and leadership skills to increase their impact on business and society, something that is part of our DNA at Imperial College Business School.”
Building a community of engineers with business skills is the core remit of the SMF scholarship scheme, which was set up by Lord Sainsbury of Turville 32 years ago. The scholarship is open to engineers via the Royal Academy of Engineering and was recently extended to embrace technology graduates including computer sciences. Each year 10 scholarships are awarded, and each successful applicant receives £50,000 towards their MBA study at one of the 14 business schools on the roster.
SMF President, David Falzani MBE said, “We now have 365 graduated Sainsbury Management Fellows who are using their engineering, technology and business skills to help firms in a diversity of sectors to excel and grow UK and global economies. Looking at just our entrepreneurial SMFs, 170 of them have founded businesses valued at nearly £5 billion and created over 19,000 jobs. Adding Imperial College Business School to the scheme creates even more opportunity for SMFs to help business and economic growth.”
The apply for a scholarship, visit the Royal Academy of Engineering’s website.
 The 14 SMF scholarship business schools are: Imperial College Business School, INSEAD, IMD, RSM, IESE, SDA and HEC in Europe. And in the USA; Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Wharton, Columbia and Kellogg University of Chicago.