Robert Gordon University (RGU) and the Energy Industries Council (EIC) have announced a partnership to offer a full year of paid Masters degree tuition to prospective future North Sea managers.
The 2019 Rising Star MBA Award is an initiative aimed at finding and accelerating the development of managers in the energy and oil and gas sectors.
The winner of the first prize will be awarded full tuition fees worth £17,000 for the internationally accredited MBA or MBA Oil and Gas Management online courses at Aberdeen Business School at RGU, starting in January 2020.
The second prize is a scholarship of £8,500 towards the course tuition fees or 50% off, while other shortlisted candidates will receive a scholarship of £2,500. All applicants can receive £1,000 off the cost of the MBA programme.
Stuart Broadley, chief executive at EIC, said: “We’re proud to once again work with RGU to find the industry’s next rising star.
“Existing practical experience, combined with RGU’s world leading MBA programmes, will ensure the prize winner’s full potential is brought to life creating industry’s leaders of tomorrow.”
Nominations for this year’s award are now open for all EIC member companies, and applicants can be located in the UK or internationally.
The winner will be announced at the EIC’s National Award Dinner in October.
Ian Broadbent, director of the MBA programme at RGU, added: “We designed the Rising Star MBA Award together with EIC in order to enable innovative, committed and talented individuals to join the internationally recognised and accredited MBA programme at Robert Gordon University.
“We’re excited to partner with EIC again this year.”