Apply for the MBAchic Fellowship at Brenau’s Executive Women’s MBA

The Executive Women’s MBA at Brenau University has been blazing a trail since it got started. As the first program of its kind — an executive MBA program geared entirely towards women — they’ve attracted impressive candidates across a number of fields: journalists, nuclear, space, technology and robotics experts, healthcare administrators and more. Now building the third cohort of the program, school leadership is focused on growing and delivering more to their candidates and grads. The singular focus on female students has proven to be incredibly successful in helping EWMBA candidates achieve their professional goals and build a strong, lasting network.

We’ve been privileged to work with Brenau as they launched this program, and are thrilled to share that we’re renewing our scholarship — the MBAchic Fellowship — for a third offering. Each of our MBAchic Fellows will receive $10,000 toward their studies (covers almost 15% of the program cost) that start in January 2022.

Now accepting MBAchic Fellowship applications for January 2022 start.

To learn more about the program, please read our interviews with program leadership and MBAchic scholarship recipients (MBAchic Fellows) and our additional pieces sharing more about the program and this partnership. You may have connected with members of the EWMBA program on MBAchic social media, as part of the MBAchic Mentorship Program or inside our community site. Please reach out for more information if you’re on the fence about applying or deciding to pursue an online MBA, in general. Don’t miss our ‘dvf & ewmba’ story highlight on Instagram to see our weekend residency with the EWMBA and read about our powerhouse panel at DVF, as well.

How to apply

As you apply to the Brenau EWMBA, you will also need to complete the MBAchic Fellowship Form by December 1 (no additional essays, here, it’s a simple supplemental form). We ask about your career achievements and goals to understand you as a candidate and as a part of MBAchic.

We shared some FAQ’s for you below. If you have questions throughout the application process, please get in touch with Dr. Juli Clay, Assistant Vice President for Executive Programs and Communications Department Chair at Brenau. She and her team will serve as the main contacts, and point MBAchic-specific questions our way.

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MBA scholarship announcement: photo of Brenau University's Inaugural Cohort of the Executive Women's MBA, posed in front of color portraits by Ashley Longshore at Diane von Furstenberg's NYC Studio
Inaugural cohort of Brenau’s Executive Women’s MBA, in the Ashley Longshore Gallery at Diane von Furstenberg’s NYC Studio (link) — photo by AJ Reynolds

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • When is the MBAchic Fellowship application due?
    December 1 is the priority deadline for January 2022 intake, but admissions are rolling.
  • When are applications to the Brenau Executive Women’s MBA due?
    Rolling admissions; the program will accept applications until the cohort is full ahead of the January 2022 start.
  • Are you accepting international students?
    Yes! The program is entirely online, with three residencies. The only time you would need to travel or coordinate a visa would be when the group can safely assemble.
  • Do I need to submit my GMAT score report?
    No, the Executive Women’s MBA looks at work experience and other markers, in lieu of the GMAT exam.
  • How much is the entire program?
    At press, roughly $75,000. The latest Tuition Schedule is available on the Brenau website.
    The MBAchic Fellowship covers almost 15% of program cost. The only additional costs to you would be flights / travel to get to in-person residencies, once that’s safe to do. Accommodations are covered by Brenau.
  • Can I apply the scholarship to another MBA program?
    This Fellowship exists only for incoming members of the Brenau EWMBA cohort starting in January 2022.
  • What does the ideal candidate look like on paper?
    They’re looking for smart, ambitious women across regions, industries and backgrounds who are ready to make their move into the C-suite. That sound like you? Apply today.

Here at MBAchic, the discussion of the cost of higher education, ROI, and how to pay for your MBA is real. While inspiring or encouraging someone to pursue the degree and offering advice along the way is already incredibly fulfilling, helping to fund your studies via this MBA scholarship has been an absolute thrill. For more on funding business school, check out our articles from Her Personal Finance’s Eryn Schultz and from MBA graduate Valerie Thompkins on tuition reimbursement. Head to the MBAchic Library for more on funding business school & beyond (and more to come).

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