The Berlin School of Creative Leadership has begun a partnership with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, to award a full-tuition scholarship to our Executive MBA program starting March 2016. We are teaming up to foster a world-changing project and cutting-edge industry research – conducted by an executive from a Nigerian creative industry company.
The inaugural Global Health Communication Scholarship to the Berlin School would offer a leading creative industry executive a chance to increase their leadership skills while pursuing answers to a key question facing Gavi and its partners: how to increase vaccination coverage and equity, overcome barriers and increase children’s coverage with vaccination by helping to foster Vaccination Demand from care givers.
The scholarship winner would combine attending the Berlin School’s unique, custom Executive MBA program with high-level interactions within Gavi to build a ground-breaking project that generates new thinking, new tools and new models and methods. The winner will work with Gavi to develop a holistic communication strategy, plan and creative concept/ tool-box to increase Demand Generation at the local level. Our goal is to successfully plan a pilot project whereby the creative media and marketing industries can be brought together to communicate the need for action, as well as the benefits of preventive vaccination efforts like those led by Gavi.
This project, to be realized in Nigeria, a country that is crucial to Gavi’s efforts, will hopefully form a template for other such strategic communication program approaches in other countries with low immunization coverage that are supported by Gavi and other global health organizations. Applications are due by Nov. 16, 2015.
Scope of the Scholarship – Applicant Obligations
The scholarship winner will be awarded a full-tuition scholarship to the Executive MBA program in Creative Leadership at the Berlin School. This is a global part-time program for senior executives in the creative industries. The program’s 5 modules take place in Berlin, the USA & Asia, and each module lasts two weeks. The modules can be completed in 1 to 2 years; participants also write and defend an individual master’s thesis to complete the program and earn the MBA.
In addition to the normal demands of the EMBA program, the winner will work individually with Gavi to devise, execute and lead a platform, forum, communication strategy or other system by which the Nigerian creative industry can be united and mobilized for social good. In this case, the cause will be to change hearts and minds in Nigeria in regards to the efficacy and acceptance of vaccinations by care givers.
This project – working with Gavi to build a communications template — is not the same as the master’s thesis for the Berlin School, and the winner may choose to do their thesis project on another subject. However, it is hoped that the Global Health Communication project and its impact could form the basis for Berlin School master’s thesis research too.
Who Should Apply and How
Suitable applicants will be senior executives in the Nigerian creative industries (TV, film, music, advertising, media, marketing, gaming, design or technology) with a keen interest in this particular topic, personally or professionally, and who can demonstrate a record of leadership with their companies, their industry, or both.
Applicants need not be Nigerian nationals, but should show that they are committed to working in Nigeria and helping to improve society there. Experience in global or national health issues is not mandatory, but can strengthen an application.
All applicants will be asked to answer this question in writing: “If you were chosen as the winner, how would you envision uniting & mobilizing the Nigerian creative industries to work together to foster more demand for vaccination?”
Candidates must display a strong professional background and, if working in creative functions, a track record of creative excellence.
Preferably, candidates should hold a completed BA degree or equivalent. (If they do not hold a BA, candidates may still become qualified for the MBA degree program.)
How will applicants be judged by the selection committee?
Entries will be judged according to their overall profile and EMBA application, as well as their response to the additional Global Health Communication scholarship essay question.
Does it cost anything to apply?
No. There is no application fee required to apply for the scholarship.
What does the scholarship cover?
The scholarship offers the winner full tuition (53.000 Euro value) towards the EMBA program.
All forms of scholarship support are not transferable and cannot be paid out in cash.
The scholarship does NOT cover travel and accommodation during the EMBA program. This is the responsibility of the winner.
If I win the scholarship must I start in March 2016?
Yes. The scholarship only applies to the March 2016 EMBA start.
When and where does the program start?
March 6, 2016 (in Berlin). March module sessions run from March 6-19.
Where does the executive MBA program take place and for how long?
The EMBA program includes 5 compact two-week modules that can be completed in 18-24 months (total of 70 classroom instruction days). The program includes modules in Berlin (3 modules), the USA (1 module) and in Asia (1 module). Learn more about the EMBA program structure and module dates.
What do I have to submit to apply?
- Completed application
- Response to the additional Global Health Communication scholarship essay question: “If you were chosen as the winner, how would you envision uniting & mobilizing the Nigerian creative industries to work together to foster more demand for vaccination?”
- Current CV (in English)
How do I apply? Using the Berlin School’s online application portal.
Be sure to indicate you are applying for the Global Health Communication Scholarship.
Applicants are encouraged to contact Gerardo Tejo, Head of Admissions at application(at)berlin-school.com for further information about this or other projects before starting the Admissions Process.
When is the application deadline? Nov. 16, 2015
Contact Gerardo Tejo, our Head of Admissions
Tel. +49 (0)30 884 980 80; email: application(at)berlin-school.com
See link for more information: http://www.berlin-school.com/emba/scholarships/the-global-health-communication-scholarship/
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