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INMA offers scholarship for Berlin School of Creative Leadership MBA programme

14 October 2015

DALLAS (14 October 2015) –The International News Media Association (INMA) invites industry professionals to apply now for its €20,000 scholarship to the Berlin School of Creative Leadership executive MBA programme.

For complete information on the Berlin School of Creative Leadership INMA Scholarship, click here.

The INMA scholarship recipient will receive €20,000 (about $25,000) tuition support for the Berlin School Executive MBA in Creative Leadership programme starting March 6, 2016, in Berlin, Germany. Up to three additional finalists may be eligible to receive €10,000 in partial tuition support.

The initial INMA Scholarship was won by digital entrepreneur George Nimeh, who until recently was the Chief Digital Officer of KURIER in Austria. Additional finalists also obtained smaller scholarship amounts and enrolled in the EMBA program.

“The Berlin School’s academic program strikes a perfect balance between conceptual and applied learning in an unparalleled and highly motivating international environment. The learnings from just the first module of my MBA have already made a measurable impact on my career and network. I feel lucky to be part of the Berlin School, and I am grateful that INMA has helped make this possible for me.”

"We want to build on this success and continue to have a positive impact on the news media industry, and we are excited to renew this scholarship for the second year,” said Gerardo Tejo, Head of Admissions.

Deadline to apply for the scholarship is November 1.

Ideal scholarship candidates should be:

  • Current INMA members or working at INMA member companies (preferred)
  • Accomplished senior executives in the creative industries with a strong professional background and track record of creative and/or business excellence.
  • Entries will be judged according to their overall profile, EMBA application, and their response to additional INMA scholarship essay questions.
  • Applicants need to demonstrate leadership (or leadership potential) in the sectors that INMA serves.

The Berlin School Executive MBA programme includes five compact two-week modules that can be completed in 18-24 months for an approximate total of 70 classroom instruction days. The programme includes modules in Berlin (three modules), the United States (one module), and Asia (one module).

The scholarship winner is responsible for paying the remaining portion of tuition (total is €53,000 before scholarship funds are calculated), and financial assistance in the form of non-collateral loans to accepted applicants can be arranged via Prodigy Finance or through the Berlin School´s Corporate Payment plan for those candidates whose fees are funded by their agencies. Travel and accommodation costs must be covered by the scholarship winner.

The International News Media Association ( is a global community of market-leading news media companies reinventing how they engage audiences and grow revenue in a multi-media environment. The INMA community consists of nearly 7,000 executives at 600+ news media companies in 80+ countries. Headquartered in Dallas, INMA has offices in Antwerp, New Delhi, San Salvador, and São Paulo.

The Berlin School of Creative Leadership ( is the world’s first educational institute and think-tank dedicated solely to leadership for the creative industries: media, advertising, marketing, design, journalism, entertainment and digital. Its part-time, global Executive MBA programme in Creative Leadership is the centerpiece of a vibrant global community of senior creative industry executives from more than 60 countries. Based in Berlin and operated by a not-for-profit foundation, the school’s mission is to help develop leaders whose innovative ideas can refresh, renew and transform the creative industries.