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University announces MBA Scholarship for National Asian Business Association members

Back row: Dr Samir Dani, Loughborough University; Jasbir Parmar, President of the Bedfordshire Asian Business Association; Jaspal Minhas, President of the Leicestershire Asian Business Association; Vicki Unwin, Loughborough University Front row: Dr Donna Champion, Loughborough University; Nicky Morgan MP, MP for Loughborough; Uday Dholakia, OBE, Chairman of NABA

Loughborough University’s School of Business and Economics, along with the National Asian Business Association (NABA), today announced a new MBA scholarship open to a member (or nominated candidate) of NABA who has three years of managerial experience and a recognised bachelor's degree.

Recognising the importance of the British Asian business community in both the region and nationally, Loughborough University is keen to promote the value of an MBA to the Asian business community, offering a full-fee scholarship for its full-time or part-time MBA programmes to the successful nominee or applicant (details below).

NABA Chairman Uday Dholakia said:

“This announcement of a full-fee scholarship for the Loughborough MBA is very welcome news for NABA’s members. The British Asian business community, in the UK and in particular the Midlands, continues to play a vital role in growing the economy, and having the support of a top-tier university such as Loughborough in up-skilling our members can only enhance the role Asian business plays in Britain and enhancing international trade, inward investment and joint research and innovation links.”

Loughborough MP and Vice President of the Indo British Trade Council for the Leicestershire Asian Business Association (LABA), Nicky Morgan commented:

“I am delighted that Loughborough University is supporting our highly successful and entrepreneurial Asian business community through this scholarship.  We are very lucky to have such a prestigious university in Leicestershire and it is very welcome to see their commitment to supporting business people and ensuring they have the best possible skills.”

MBA Programmes Director Dr Donna Champion added:

“British Asian businesses are significant wealth creators and crucial to local economic growth. We are looking forward to welcoming the best student that the network has to offer to our highly regarded MBA programme here at Loughborough.”

Scholarship details:

One full-fee scholarship worth £18,500 for either the Loughborough Full-Time MBA, Full-Time MBA with Internship or Part-Time MBA commencing September 2013 (see application details online at

Closing date for scholarship applications is Friday 23rd August.


Notes for editors

Press release reference number: PR 13/148

About Loughborough University
Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It was awarded the coveted Sunday Times University of the Year 2008-09 title, and is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in national newspaper league tables. It has been voted England's Best Student Experience for six years running in the Times Higher Education league, and in recognition of its contribution to the sector, the University has been awarded six Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

It is a member of the 1994 Group of 11 leading research-intensive universities. The Group was established in 1994 to promote excellence in university research and teaching. Each member undertakes diverse and high-quality research, while ensuring excellent levels of teaching and student experience.


Debi Wright
MBA Programme Enquiries
Loughborough University
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