Duke Univ MBA fellowship for SA student

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Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and the Black Management Forum will offer a resident of South Africa a fellowship to participate in The Duke MBA – Cross Continent programme.

The chosen recipient of the Black Management Forum, Duke Global MBA Fellowship, will be named in October 2009 and enter the programme in August 2010.

The Black Management Forum (BMF) is a thought leadership organisation dedicated to socio-economic improvements in South Africa. Based in Sandton, South Africa, BMF works to develop managerial leadership among the country’s black population.

The fellowship is part of Duke’s international growth strategy, which includes Fuqua teaching locations in the United Kingdom, India, Russia, China and the Middle East. Duke CE, Fuqua’s corporate education arm, has a permanent presence in Johannesburg.

“We’re pleased to work with the Black Management Forum in providing this fellowship to a deserving student,” said Fuqua Dean Blair Sheppard. “There is a significant service component to Duke’s global plans, and this fellowship will help produce one more leader who can be part of South Africa’s continuing emergence as a vital economic engine for Africa and the rest of the world. The recipient will be part of a class of students who will gain a deeper understanding of the opportunities in Africa.”

The Black Management Forum – Duke Global MBA Fellowship will be offered to a current permanent resident of South Africa (citizen or long-term immigrant) who will agree to return to work in South Africa for at least two years. The fellowship is open to people working in the public and private sectors, with preference given to applicants from disadvantaged backgrounds. Applicants must meet minimum technology-access requirements and will be required to demonstrate skills and experience consistent with Duke’s admission criteria for The Duke MBA – Cross Continent program.

Those interested in applying for the fellowship should contact Fuqua admissions at crosscontinent-info@fuqua.duke.edu.

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