The Economist's $25,000 MBA Scholarship Contest Is Now Open

$25,000 scholarship will go to the "Brightest Mind" who scores highest on online simulation GMAT exam.

Aug 10, 2015, 11:47 ET from The Economist

NEW YORK, Aug. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Economist Careers Network, the division of The Economist Group that aims to guide the globally curious along their career journeys, has announced the launch of its Autumn 2015 Brightest Minds MBA Scholarship Contest.

The contest's vision is simple: to find one of the world's "Brightest Minds" who seeks to attend business school and help fund his or her education. The "Brightest Mind" title and $25,000 scholarship will be awarded to the highest scorer on Economist GMAT Tutor's online simulated GMAT exam, the standardized test required by the majority of business schools due to its measurement of pure academic ability.

The contest is open to anyone who is considering pursuing a MBA or EMBA. The winner may apply his or her $25,000 scholarship towards tuition at any of the sponsoring business schools:

  • The University of Virginia Darden School of Business
  • The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
  • Rady School of Management at UC San Diego
  • University of Edinburgh Business School
  • Weatherhead School of Management Global MBA
  • Sheffield University Management School
  • Schulich School of Business - York University
  • Daniels College of Business, University of Denver
  • LSE Department of Management
  • Frankfurt School of Finance and Management
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Aston Business School
  • Hult Business School
  • The Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business

The contest will close on October 30, 2015. The winner will be announced by December 4th.

Contest entrants must qualify per the Terms and Conditions and Contest Rules.

For information about partnership opportunities, contact Rich Whiting at +1 (212) 641-9846 or

For details on this press release, contact Michelle Hayden at  +1 (212) 641-9827 or

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Economist GMAT Tutor is an online GMAT prep course offered by The Economist Group. The online program guides students through the academic topics and test taking skills that they will need to master the test. The program is adaptive, meaning that it uses students' correct and incorrect answers to create tailored courses customized to their needs.

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With a growing global circulation of approximately 1.6 million and a reputation for insightful analysis and perspective on every aspect of world events, The Economist is one of the most widely recognised and well-read current affairs publications. The paper covers politics, business, science and technology, and books and arts, concluding each week with the obituary. Its website offers articles from the past ten years, in addition to web-only content such as blogs, debates and audio/video programmes. The Economist is now available to download for reading on Android, iPhone, or iPad devices.

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