The Economist Launches ‘Brightest Minds’ MBA Scholarship Contest

students1_696x325The Economist has launched its Spring 2016 Brightest Minds MBA Scholarship Contest, with all prospective MBA and EMBA students welcome to enter.

The competition 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 to attend one of the partner business schools, will be awarded to the highest scorer on Economist GMAT Tutor’s online simulated GMAT exam, a test required by the majority of business schools around the world.

The test itself will include the completion of a 75-minute Verbal section and a 75-minute Quant section.

The winner then have the option to put their $25,000 scholarship towards attending one of the top business schools around the world, including Australia’s University of Technology Sydney Business School.

The Autumn 2015 contest winner, America’s 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 the 120 other finalists.

The contest will close on April 30th 2016, with the winner being announced by May 31st.

The partner business schools that the winner may choose to attend include:

-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

If you’re considering an EMBA or MBA and want to participate enter here.

Ben Ready
Ben Ready founded MBA News in 2014 and is the Managing Editor. He is a former business and finance journalist with Australian Associated Press (AAP) and Dow Jones Newswires in London. Ben completed his MBA in 2012 and was awarded the QUT GMAA Entrepreneurship Prize. He is also the founder and Managing Director of RGC Media & Mktng (