Money, Money, Money

MBA’s are expensive. Very expensive. One of the challenges facing anyone wanting to do an MBA is figuring out how to finance it.

I’ve taken a couple of approaches to this issue. Firstly, accepting that I can’t afford a full-time option with fees in the region of £50,000 plus, it is well outside my price range and decided not to let the price put me off.

International scholarships

Secondly, I thought more seriously about studying aboard as it opens up more avenues to explore in terms of funding. Some MBA schools in the USA provide some really good financial support, both in terms of fees and living costs. Becoming an international student also allows you access to some funding opportunities. I went to the Fulbright Library to do a little research and I’ve found the following scholarships which are worth exploring more:

Personal savings

The third option is personal savings. One blogger (MBAJourneyGirl) has taken this option fairly seriously and provides some food for thought. One of my aims to reduce my consumer debt as much as possible. (ie those credit cards I never quite got round to paying off.) I am also aiming to have enough money saved up for the deposit. To accept the place at business school there is generally a requirement to pay a deposit, this can vary from £2000 to £6000.

The Part-time option

My fourth option is actually working full-time and study part-time in the UK. This will hopefully provide me an income, a way of paying fees and able to apply what I learn on the course really quickly at work. The short list of part-time schools is for another post.


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