International MBA
Scholarship Challenge 2014

The Challenge

Nyenrode Business Universiteit invites you to join the global business challenge and compete for one of five revolving scholarships for the prestigious International MBA program!

Who Is Eligible

The challenge is open to potential students with at least a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3 years of working experience.

The challenge is open to prospective students from all over the world

English competency is required.

No exceptions can be made regarding the terms of the eligibility requirements.

How it works

The challenge

Are you ready to become a leader, entrepreneur and steward? Review your business mentality and assess your readiness to do an International MBA. There will be 2 parts of the challenge - the first will have 15 questions and the second will have 20. Fill in your personal profile page and submit your entry to the challenge.

Your application will be reviewed based both on your quiz performance and educational and professional background. Your profile information will play a great role in the review of your application.

The Grand Finale

Showcase your motivation and your business skills during an online video session with Nyenrode Business Universiteit students, alumni, faculty, staff and all other finalists. Each finalist will receive a business case prior to the Grand Finale. During the Grand Finale, the jury will challenge you with your perspectives about the business case while you will be encouraged to challenge other finalists as well.

A maximum 80 finalists will be invited to attend Google Hangout sessions with Nyenrode. Each hangout will include five students and three judges at a time. Each finalist is expected to sign up and attend only one Hangout Session.

The Hangouts will last approximately 40 minutes and will take place from 10.00 AM to 7.30 PM CET. Students need to meet the schedule set by the organizers and themselves organize the free software that will be required for the hangouts. Further instructions will be given to the finalists prior to the event.

Finalists will get the opportunity to discuss a business case that they will receive in advance in front of three Nyenrode judges. Put your best foot forward, you only have two minutes!

Criteria for selecting Finalists & Winners

Selection of finalists

All participants will be ranked by the results in the tests, educational background and professional experience. Only participants who have completed the challenge in time of the deadline will be subject of screening. A maximum 15 finalists will be invited to an all-inclusive MBA Weekend May 17th-19th.

Selection of winners

Winners need to complete the application process to the International MBA program at Nyenrode Business Universiteit by June 1st, 2014 in order to make use of the prizes. Read more about the application process.

The finalists and winners will be evaluated on some of the following criteria

  • Leadership potential
  • Stewardship attitude
  • Entrepreneurial abilities
  • Motivation
  • Communication skills

Important Dates

March 2, 2014 Challenge deadline
March 13, 2014 Finalists announced
April 3, 2014 The Grand Finale & Winners announcement
May 17-19, 2014 Event: MBA weekend
June 1, 2014Apply to the International MBA program deadline
October 2014 Start the International MBA Program

"The moment I received an e-mail from Nyenrode Business Universiteit saying: Dear Meis Salameh, Congratulations! You are one of the three IMBA challenge winners for full time IMBA scholarship was one of the most important moments in my life."
Meis Salameh,
Syrian, Winner of IMBA Challenge 2012

"Nyenrode IMBA Challenge was an amazing experience, and it was a good impression of the MBA at Nyenrode: intense, innovative and inherently international"
Andreea Bulisache, Romanian,
Romanian, Winner of IMBA Challenge 2012


Alejandra Chavez, Costa Rican, Winner of IMBA Challenge 2013:

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