Prime Minister John Key has opened the 2012 Prime Minister’s Business Scholarships and is calling for ambitious executives looking to expand their international expertise.
The scholarships are designed to build business capability and develop skills, particularly in management and international business leadership.
‘‘As part of growing our economy we need to develop better management skills to get the best out of our workforce. Better managers mean more productive firms,’’ said Mr Key. ‘‘Getting access to the best knowledge from the world’s best schools can only benefit our senior executives and the companies they return to.’’
A 2012 recipient, Gregory Managh, used his scholarship to study at the Wharton School’s advanced management programme.
‘‘I had an excellent experience in my course at Wharton,’’ he said. ‘‘I learnt practical lessons and made major international connections that I’ve brought back to my role. This is a great opportunity for executives and their businesses.’’
Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce said the scholarships would bring long- term benefits to New Zealand.
‘‘We are already seeing tangible benefits as the scholars return to their firms.’’
Mr Joyce said this would only increase as each new recipient completed their courses and returned to help their businesses expand.
For more information go to www.med.govt.nz/ scholarships.
Applications close on July 31, 2012.
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