two online MBA Scholarships from a world ranked business
school in London
Delhi: BBC Worldwide, the commercial consumer arm
of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), is offering
two online MBA scholarships from a world-ranked business
school in London to mark the launch of BBC Learning in
India. The scholarship students will begin their study
in late 2004 through UK eUniversities Worldwide (UKeU),
the UK government-backed company set up to provide online
degrees from UK universities.
apply for the scholarships, 100 students from India will
be chosen at random and asked to submit an essay of 1000
words on the benefits of gaining an MBA qualification
and the impact of business education in Indian industry
and commerce. In addition, the students must meet the
qualification criteria for the course and successfully
apply to the programme directly.
course fees for the MBA scholarships will be paid for
by BBC Worldwide. Applications will only be accepted from
Indian nationals resident in India for the preceding twelve
is part of our commitment to bringing the best in e-learning
from the UK to India," said Mark Young, BBC Worldwide''s
managing director of Europe, Middle East, India and Africa
(EMEIA). "By offering students in India the opportunity
to study with a leading UK institution, we encourage learners
to look to e-learning as a convenient method of gaining
a world renowned degree."
Beaumont, CEO of UKeU added, "UKeU and BBC Worldwide
share the objective of bringing high quality online education
to learners worldwide. Through UKeU''s purpose-built online
Learning Environment, the eMBA scholarship students will
obtain a globally recognised qualification from a world-ranked
London-based business school without leaving home, giving
up their jobs or having to bear the cost and difficulty
of moving to the UK."
is BBC Worldwide''s international gateway to learning,
offering over 250 distance learning and e-learning courses.
It gives people around the world the opportunity to study
with universities in the UK and US from the comfort of
their own home.
addition to degree level courses such as MBAs and MScs,
bbclearning.com also offers a wide selection of GCSE and
A-Level courses from the National Extension College in
Britain. This gives students the ability to meet entry
requirements to leading UK universities.
June 2003, UKeU and BBC Worldwide signed a major agreement
to promote the best of online learning from British Universities
throughout India and the rest of the world. Other organisations
associated with BBC Learning include UCLA, UMass, eCornell,
Open University and the NEC.
eUniversities Worldwide (UKeU) was established, with UK
Government backing, to provide online degree courses from
UK universities to students and businesses worldwide.
UKeU also has a mandate to help widen access to higher
education in the UK. It launched the first course within
its purpose-built online Learning Environment in March
2003 and now has students from 38 countries enrolled on
17 courses from 16 UK universities. UKeU''s course portfolio
is focused on seven main subject areas, including Business
and Management, Environmental Studies and Science and
Technology. UKeU won the Thought Leadership Award at the
International Visual Communication Association Biz-Nets
2003 for its unique approach in widening access to UK
higher education to students worldwide.