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

$25,000 scholarship will go to the highest scorer on Economist GMAT Tutor's online simulation exam

Feb 04, 2016, 11:00 ET from The Economist

NEW YORK, Feb. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, The Economist Careers Network, the business-education arm of The Economist Group, announced the launch of its Spring 2016 Brightest Minds MBA Scholarship Contest.

The contest aims to find one of the world's "Brightest Minds" who seeks to attend business school, and help fund his or her education. The title and $25,000 scholarship will be awarded to the highest scorer on Economist GMAT Tutor's online simulated GMAT exam, the standardised test required by the majority of business schools.

The winner of the most recent Brightest Minds contest, Chris Brennan, beat more than 6,000 other contest entrants around the world by scoring highest on Economist GMAT Tutor's simulation test.  The New Jersey-based manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers also penned the most compelling tie-breaker essay, defeating 120 other finalists.

The contest is open to anyone who is considering pursuing an MBA or EMBA. The winner may apply their $25,000 scholarship towards tuition to any of the business-school sponsors:

  • Rady School of Management at UC San Diego
  • The University of Edinburgh Business School
  • Smith School of Business at Queen's University
  • School of Business at Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Lancaster University Management School
  • Cass Business School
  • The University of Virginia Darden School of Business
  • Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, City University of New York
  • Asia School of Business in collaboration with MIT Sloan
  • Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business & Management
  • UTS Business School
  • EMLYON Business School
  • Schulich School of Business

The contest will close on April 30th 2016.  The winner will be announced by May 31st.

Contest entrants must qualify under the Terms & Conditions.

About Economist GMAT Tutor (
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.

About The Economist (
With a growing global circulation (more than 1.5 million including both print and digital) 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.

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