- Open to Armed Forces personnel, veterans, and military spouses/partners
- 100% bursary for either the Warwick MBA or Executive Diploma programmes
- All applicants entitled to automatic enrolment on the Heropreneurs’ Mentoring Programme
- Warwick MBA suitable for aspiring entrepreneurs, and start-up business owners
- Warwick Executive Diplomas suitable for experienced business execs looking to develop further knowledge and specialisms
Covid-19 has brought about significant challenges and changes for many aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners during 2020, requiring us to adapt and drastically change the way we, and many of our community, work. In light of this, Heropreneurs is delighted to announce that it is partnering with Warwick Business School to deliver the Heropreneurs’ Warwick Business School Awards virtually this year! Offering the lucky winners the opportunity for a fully-funded place to study on either the world-renowned Warwick MBA programme, or the new Warwick Executive Diplomas, worth up to £51,450 and £18,000, respectively, these awards offer truly life-changing opportunities to the military community.
Heropreneurs’ Chairman, Peter Mountford, says: “We are delighted to be working with Warwick Business School again in 2020 to deliver this fantastic opportunity to the military community. Our partnership is something that Heropreneurs is extremely proud of, and Warwick Business School have worked closely with us to offer significant opportunities to the military community over several years. Particularly during this period of considerable uncertainty for many entrepreneurs, the 100% bursaries for WBS’ internationally acclaimed programmes through the Heropreneurs’ Warwick Business School Awards offer immense value to our winners.”
Dean of Warwick Business School, Andy Lockett, says: “We are delighted to be partnering with Heropreneurs for a third successive year. This is a wonderful charity that looks to help British Armed Forces veterans fulfil their potential and succeed with their entrepreneurial ideas.
“The men and women leaving the Armed Forces already have tremendous skills and a willingness to work hard and learn, which has been developed during their years of service. At Warwick Business School, we can provide them with the knowledge to succeed with their business.
“Entrepreneurship and innovation is central to the identity of WBS, and we have world-class academics sharing their expertise in the classroom. As the home of the Enterprise Research Centre and the new Gillmore Financial Technology Centre, WBS is producing pioneering research that feeds into our MBA and executive courses.
“Nothing excites me more than seeing our graduates set-up their own business and succeed in building an enterprise built on the knowledge and expertise garnered at WBS.”
About the Awards
Nominations for both the Heropreneurs’ Warwick Business School MBA Award, and the Heropreneurs’ Warwick Business School Executive Diploma Award are open to Armed Forces personnel, veterans, and their spouses/partners. Entries will close on 18th October 2020, with the winner being announced on Monday 14th December 2020 via a virtual Zoom event.
Across both Awards there are a variety of courses available, offering applicants at all stages of their business journey, from aspirational entrepreneur to business leader with significant experience, the opportunity to study with flexibility, and gain a qualification from an internationally recognised institution. WBS have been ranked 1st in the UK in the Economist/WhichMBA 2019 global ranking of full-time MBAs for their Full-Time MBA course, and 1st in the world in the Financial Times Online MBA Ranking 2020 for their Distance-Learning MBA course.
More information on the variety of course options available can be found on the nominations page on our website.
Mercedes Notton-Hill, owner of Solstice Domestic Angels and winner of the Warwick Business School Bursary at The Heropreneurs Awards 2019, said:
“The Warwick Business School Award presents a fantastic opportunity for entrepreneurs from the military community. Winning the award has changed the way I look at my business, giving me the confidence to believe in what I have created. This confidence has, in turn, significantly helped us in weathering the storm of Covid-19.”