The Economist’s Brightest Minds MBA Scholarship Contest 2020

Deadline: 16 December 2019
Open to: all university graduates who are age 18 or over and not enrolled in or accepted by an MBA program
Benefits: a USD 25,000 scholarship will be awarded to the highest-scoring participant


If you always wanted to get your MBA from a prestigious business school, then here are some amazing news to share with you!  The Economist’s Brightest Minds competition is offering a USD 25,000 MBA scholarship to a top business school.

Here’s how it works: entrants must take the full-length GMAT simulation test powered by Economist GMAT Tutor; the highest scorer will win a USD 25,000 MBA scholarship to study at the sponsor school of their choice (see list of their business school partners below). Five randomly-selected participants will also win a USD 25 Amazon gift card.

Sponsors include:

  • Vlerick Business School;
  • The University of Virginia Darden School of Business;
  • Schulich School of Business;
  • Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University;
  • Amsterdam Business School, University of Amsterdam;
  • Nottingham Trent University;
  • Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration;
  • China Europe International Business School (CEIBS);
  • University of Liverpool Management School;
  • Alliance Manchester Business School;
  • Emlyon Business School.


The contest is open to university graduates who are over the age of 18 and are not enrolled or accepted in an MBA program. In addition, the contest is open to all regions.


  • The highest-scoring participant will be awarded a USD 25,000 scholarship to one of their business school partners;
  • Five randomly selected contest entrants will receive a USD 25 Amazon gift card.

How to apply?

For more information and to apply, please visit the official website.