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Telenor to provide full MBA scholarships to Myanmar youth

17 May, 2019 - Yangon

  • In collaboration with Myanmar Metropolitan College, scholarship applications now open for all eligible Myanmar students
  • Applications open from May 11 until June 14 for the upcoming intake of September 2019
  • Winners will be fully granted to pursue Master of Business Administration (MBA) in strategic ICT Management

With the aim to fulfill the country’s need for human capital growth, Telenor Myanmar is pleased to offer full MBA scholarships to Myanmar youths for the second time. By collaborating with Myanmar Metropolitan College (MMC), Telenor Myanmar offers full scholarship to highly talented students pursuing Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Strategic ICT Management in addition to a general MBA program from the University of Business and International studies in Switzerland which is affiliated with Myanmar Metropolitan College (MMC).

Telenor MBA Scholarship program is part of Telenor Myanmar’s ambition to build solid foundations for Myanmar’s digital economy. Anyone who is a Myanmar citizen graduated with strong academic merit with financial needs and passionate to contribute to the improvement of a business, social or public organization using ICT/technology as sustainable solution can apply the Telenor MBA Scholarship. Application will open online until June 14 for the upcoming intake of September 2019.

“Over the past few years, Myanmar has taken several giant leaps forward to connect and digitalize the country. With the help of Telenor, Myanmar has one of the best mobile infrastructures in Asia, and this represents a huge opportunity for further development and economic growth. To be able to reach its full potential, Telenor realized that Myanmar will need a highly professional, talented and skillful workforce. We believe that our MBA scholarship program, which focuses on ICT management, can significantly contribute to developing the country’s ICT sector, which is a foundation of a strong digital society” said Min Thu, Head of Business Sustainability and Special Projects of Telenor Myanmar.

The first intake of this MBA scholarships has received over 400 applications and among them, Ma Khaing Yadanar Htun, Ko Soe Thiha Tun, Ko Nay Myo Win, Ma Nan Pyae Nyein Thar and Ko Hram Tim Kam were selected as the winners of Telenor MBA scholarships 2018. The first batch of this MBA program will finish in August 2020 and it has aimed to provide a total of 20 scholarships within four years (2018 – 2021).

“Since Myanmar has been developing rapidly and more international organizations coming in, we need to equip ourselves with more knowledge and skills to be able to compete in this digital world. It is an honor for me to receive such an incredible privilege and I would like to thank Telenor Myanmar and Myanmar Metropolitan College for giving me such an exciting opportunity to acquire advanced digital knowledge and skills. I would also want to invite other local youths to apply for this scholarship opportunity which can bring benefits both for themselves and the country,” said Ko Soe Thiha Tun, one of the Telenor MBA scholarship students.

Applicants can conveniently apply online at https://bit.ly/2LButW5. More details about the scholarships can be viewed on Telenor Myanmar webpage and Facebook page.

Telenor Myanmar has implemented several corporate responsibility activities including the opening of Lighthouse digital literacy centers which have trained over 156,000 students in core smartphone and computer skills, and educated over 290,000 government school students on using the internet effectively and safely through its Safe Internet Program. Telenor Myanmar in November, 2018 has commenced its first year-long Digital School program to provide basic computer literacy and safe internet training to 100,000 students across Myanmar.

For media enquiries, please contact:

Nu Yin Myint
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Khinnuyin.myint@telenor.com.mm
Telenor Myanmar

Shwe Yinn Mar Oo
Corporate Communications
shweyinn.maroo@telenor.com.mm
Telenor Myanmar

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