Get Sponsored by your Employer

Taking the Global MBA will offer numerous benefits to both yourself and your employer. Download our template to help you get started.

Create your case for sponsorship with our fully-customisable template.

It provides a sample proposal and illustrates the features of the programme that may best support your case.

A guide from the University of London Careers Group.

If you are looking to gain employer sponsorship for your MBA, it is important that you think about what the benefits are and present them in a business case.

This business case should cover areas such as:

  1. How the Global MBA will help you as an individual.

When identifying how the MBA will help you, think about the kinds of skills you will gain and how these will positively impact your work. Highlight how the qualification will help your career progression and your commitment to the organisation.

You may want to include specific examples here, as well as information on how you will feed this knowledge to others within your organisation.

  1. How the Global MBA will benefit your employer.

Demonstrate why the MBA will enable you to bring benefit to the organisation. Link the skills you will gain from the course to the work that you are currently doing and outline how they will help you to take on more responsibilities.

The skills you will gain are both module specific e.g. finance and managerial, as well as transferable, such as leadership, teamwork, and commercial awareness.

Outline how the MBA modules specifically meet the current and future needs of your organisation so that your employer can see what the return on their investment will be.

  1. The details of the course, including fees.

You should include: details of the programme structure, the leading academics, the history of the institution, and the breakdown of fees.

Because fees can be paid on a module-by-module basis, sponsors can contribute to just part of the fee if they choose. See our FAQ for sponsors.

  1. Information on how you plan to do the course around your work, including what support you may need from your employer.

It is important to show your employer how you will manage to balance your work with your studies. Describe the practicalities, including whether you will require any study days.

Be realistic. Demonstrate that you have thought this through and put a sensible plan in place.

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