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Advice for asking your employer for sponsorship

When applying for your online programme, our Admissions team will be happy to help in organising your approach to your employer for sponsorship.

In the meantime, here are some quick tips:

Clarify your career goals – Firstly, you need to explain what your career goals are and match them to the needs and objectives of the business. You can do this by linking specific learnings from the MBA programme with the issues that need addressing in your organisation. For example, the international opportunities will expose you to important economies in the world, allowing you to gain a strategic perspective on the challenges and opportunities presented by international markets. This knowledge could benefit your employer if they are looking to expand internationally in the future.

Identify your company policy – Before preparing your case, find out from your HR department if your employer has training opportunities or a formal sponsorship policy in place. The process should be more straightforward if there is a precedent. You should establish who needs to receive your business case (HR, your line manager or senior management) to tailor it appropriately

Speak to colleagues who have been sponsored – Investigate if any other employees in your organisation have been funded before. If so, you should include information on how previous sponsors have benefitted from the programme and how the business has benefited from that sponsorship.

Decide on the level of sponsorship you are asking for – Decide what level of commitment you want to ask from your employer and the level of commitment you’d be prepared to give in return. Students usually receive financial assistance from their organisations by means of full or part-sponsorship.

Invite your employer to learn more about the programme – A great way to gain the support of your employer is to put them in touch with your Admissions Advisor as your progress with your application. Together you can find out more about the programme and hear how current students and their employers are benefiting from the programme.

Why sponsor your employee to join our online MBA programme?

Investing in your employees helps bridge skill gaps, stimulates innovation and growth and enables your organisation to develop leaders who you can promote from within.

Benefits to your organisation

  • Gain exposure to the latest developments in business thinking – industry expertise, knowledge and thought leadership
  • Tackle organisational challenges – employees can tailor their MBA studies by conducting a research project on an issue relevant to your business
  • Benefit from new ideas – put innovation and market disruption at the heart of your organisation’s future
  • Increase staff loyalty – Demonstrate long-term commitment to your staff by investing in their personal development, encouraging them to show you the same commitment. Enjoyi increased levels of motivation and build lasting ties between your business and your staff.

Benefits to your employee

  • Increased confidence and enhanced communication, leadership and negotiation skills
  • Develop the skills to plan and execute a successful project, implement organisational change and build & manage high-performance teams for your business
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of strategy development, analysing your organisation’s current position, goals and routes to success
  • Learn how to identify and satisfy your target markets, gaining an understanding of customer behaviour, value creation and value delivery.
  • Join a diverse global cohort of fellow students from a variety of sectors, bringing the benefit of their unique backgrounds and experiences to your organisation

 

Why sponsor your employee to join our MSc Finance programme?

Talented finance professionals play a vital role in your business. Invest in employees to tackle the financial challenges facing your organisation, identify potential new income streams and ready your business for a future of financial health and growth.

Benefits to your organisation

  • Stay up-to-date with the latest developments in financial regulation – your employees will review recent changes in this area to keep your organisation ahead of the curve
  • Meet the financial needs of your business – with optional courses in topics like International Finance or Banking Regulation, your employee can focus on the areas of finance most relevant to your organisation
  • Expand your company’s international perspective. Access a diverse global cohort – over 75% of our online MSc Finance students are international
  • Increase staff loyalty – Demonstrate long-term commitment to your staff by investing in their personal development, encouraging them to show you the same commitment. Enjoyi increased levels of motivation and build lasting ties between your business and your staff.

Benefits to your employee

  • Learn how to assess a company’s performance for investors and stakeholders, and carry out detailed analysis of your company’s finances.
  • Learn how economic theory can be used to identify market supply and demand – opening up potential new opportunities for growth for your organisation
  • Understand how to assess and manage the risks that arise in international markets – equipping your business with the knowledge to make international financial decisions
  • Join a diverse global cohort of fellow students from a variety of sectors, bringing the benefit of their unique backgrounds and experiences to your organisation