The Opus College of Business announced a new scholarship program targeting under-represented minorities. A total of 15 full-tuition scholarships – valued at $56,000 each at current tuition rates – will be awarded to improve access to the Full-time UST MBA Program and ensure a diverse learning environment for students. The new program, open to U.S. citizens and permanent U.S. residents who enroll in the two-year master’s degree beginning in Fall 2012, places an MBA education within financial reach for a broader segment of future leaders.
“Major employers tell us that the ability to collaborate effectively across differences in ethnicity and race as well as generational and gender diversity, is of greatest importance when hiring MBAs,” states Bill Woodson, assistant dean for MBA programs at St. Thomas.
“Lack of access to merit-based scholarships can be a barrier to some students," added Christopher Puto, Ph.D., dean and Opus Distinguished Chair of the Opus College of Business. "These new scholarships allow us to attract the best and the brightest from all backgrounds, supporting our vision to be recognized for excellence in educating highly principled, global business leaders.”
The National Black MBA Association, Inc. (NBMBAA) and National Society for Hispanic MBAs, Inc. (NSHMBA) will serve as promotional partners for the new program. Undergraduate institutions, businesses and other organizations are encouraged to share this opportunity with their under-represented minority students and young professionals.
Interested candidates may visit https://cob.stthomas.edu/MBAOutreach for more information. Applications must be submitted by February 15, 2012. To obtain an information packet or learn more about the application process, can contact the Full-time UST MBA Admissions office.
About the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business
With a vision to educate highly principled global business leaders, the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business offers undergraduate concentrations in 13 fields and master’s degrees in seven programs, including day and evening MBA programs. The school enrolls another 4,300 participants annually in executive-education classes.