Imperial College Business School offers scholarships to talented and ambitious prospective female students, in line with its commitment of enhancing gender equality across the School and diversity within classes.

The Global Online MBA cohort of September 2018 achieved its highest female percentage since the MBA programme’s inception in 2015, of 37%.

We were delighted to offer three students from the September 2018 Global Online MBA cohort with a Women’s Scholarship. The Admissions Committee commended the winners on the academic and professional excellence they’d achieved in their chosen careers.

Women’s Scholarship recipients pictured with Imperial College Business School Dean (from left) Sara Moradi, Professor Francisco Veloso, Subhadra Monga and Sara Hill.

 

Meet the scholarship recipients

Sara Hill

Senior Vice President of Advanced Technologies, Enterprise Ireland
San Francisco, US

Currently the Senior Vice President of Advanced Technologies in Enterprise Ireland’s San Francisco office, Sara’s background includes over eight years of entrepreneurial experience.

Why did you choose to study an MBA?

“Pursuing an MBA has been an important goal of mine and I’m excited to start this journey. I’m motivated by challenges and have always enjoyed learning. I was waiting for the right time and the right program for my career aspirations, and feel that Imperial’s Global Online MBA checked all the boxes.”

Why did you choose Imperial College Business School, and the Global Online MBA?

“I was looking for a program with an innovative focus, and one that was flexible enough to allow me to continue working full time. A significant reason for choosing Imperial’s program was the international aspect. I knew I would be joining a truly diverse cohort (my class of 70 has 35 different nationalities)! As someone who has spent their career around cutting edge technology, I knew if I joined an online program it had to be thoughtfully designed. I appreciate The Hub’s custom build and well-executed interface.” 

What does it mean to you, to have been recognised with a Women’s Award?

“I’m passionate about supporting women in technology, entrepreneurship, and leadership roles. This has been a large focus of my professional career and I feel encouraged through receiving the Imperial Women’s Scholarship Award. I’m honoured to have been recognised and to be in a programme that values inclusivity.”

Subhadra Monga

Capital Planning, Royal Bank of Scotland
London, United Kingdom

Subhadra’s background is in Treasury, with experience in asset liability modelling, hedging, secured funding strategies, such as securitisation, and capital planning. She is currently involved in strategic projects that impact the banking industry, including the Independent Commission on Banking reforms and Brexit.

Why did you choose to study an MBA?

“Studying an MBA is a powerful tool for career acceleration, career change, or if you’re looking at entrepreneurship. I’m looking to explore all three options and to also develop my leadership skills and strategic thinking.”

Why did you choose the Imperial Online Global MBA?

“I did research on other online MBAs, but the Imperial Global Online MBA stood out because of its flexibility. My work tends to get very busy at different points throughout the year, and the programme allows me to fit it in with my work routine. With the Global Online MBA you’re also able to develop a global network with people from around the world which is fantastic.

I feel really honoured to have been recognised with a scholarship. I feel like Imperial has really invested in me from the start – so I feel very much part of the Imperial family.”

Sara Moradi, PhD

Tokamak Operations Expert and Research Analyst, Joint European Torus
Culham, United Kingdom

A Research Analyst and Plasma Operations Expert with over 11 years of experience in academia and thermonuclear fusion energy research, Sara has worked in various roles from researcher to operations expert at the largest fusion experiment in the world.

Why did you choose to study an MBA?

“In my field, I feel we’re all scientists doing scientific work, but we’re also scientists trying to be managers. We don’t necessarily see the potential of how we should focus our endeavours to actually deliver the project at the end of the day. We need to become more understanding of management and business, and how we can be more efficient.”

Why did you choose the Imperial Global Online MBA?

“I chose the Global Online MBA because I wanted to study in parallel with working. There aren’t that many universities that can provide a world-renowned programme that’s prestigious enough for me to show that I got an MBA from there. The programme was also recommended to me by a colleague who started a year earlier. She explained how she’d searched for different programmes and that the Hub learning platform was user-friendly and easy to work with to study the courses.

I like the idea of being recognised for my work through the scholarship, and to have been given a platform to do more.”