Nyenrode Master Challenge: are you ready to win?

Looking to enhance your career and win a reward for life? Time is running out to to enter the Nyenrode Master Challenge and win one of the six full-tuition scholarships offered by internationally-acclaimed Nyenrode Business Universiteit.



The deadline for entries is fast approaching and so far, hundreds of people from all over the world have signed up, hoping to make the shortlists. The competition will be tough.

The aim of the Challenge is to reward remarkable global talents. The six deserving winners who successfully impress a panel of experts in a 100% online environment will be awarded full-tuition revolving scholarships for the International MBA and the Master of Science in Management programmes at Nyenrode Business Universiteit. There are three scholarships per programme.

After the closing date on January 27, a maximum of 70 finalists per programme will be selected to participate in the Grand Finale which will take place on February 6th and 7th, 2013.



Jury members and previous Nyenrode Challenges’ winners have a host of tips and insights to help you make the most of yourself in the different stages of the Nyenrode Master Challenge 2013.

First of all, remember that the first challenge is focused on you as a person and a potential Nyenrode student. Do not forget to showcase the fact you are a well-balanced person and to illustrate your capabilities by giving specific details and examples. Your unique personality and qualities are the most important features to incorporate into your essay.

The second challenge assesses how much you understand about Nyenrode and what it stands for. Participants are encouraged to learn as much as they can about the university so you can demonstrate how your personality fits that of a Nyenrodian.

The Grand Finale is your moment to shine. Remember to be engaging, creative and to tell a unique story. Prisca Metz, MSc in Management Challenge winner, says it is crucial to make sure you stand out.

‘When we were in the online environment, it became clear that the 100 selected participants came from all over the world. I had to make sure I was different. You need to ask yourself how you can make sure the jury remembers you in a positive way. I made a hand written presentation about myself with little text and drawings on cards that I showed while presenting myself.’

Small details can make a big difference throughout the challenge. During the Grand Finale, managing and controlling yourself is vital. Successful participants are those who stay calm, confident and in command. Remember that there is no right or wrong answer as long as you can demonstrate the rationale behind your argument.

Olga Liash, winner of a previous Nyenrode Challenge says understanding yourself is vital. ‘Knowing your strengths and showing your desire to become a part of Nyenrode are the key elements of success at this stage. If you are able to feel what it means to be Nyenrodian and show your value to the school, you will win the Challenge and become a Nyenrodian yourself.’

For more tips about how to perform successfully when you take up the Challenge, check out www.facebook.com/IMBAChallenge (international MBA) or www.nyenrode.nl/fbstudents (MSc in Management).


About the Challenge

Nyenrode Master Challenge is an online competition where participants need to complete different challenge questions then pitch themselves live to a jury in an online classroom.

The jury consists of current students, alumni, faculty and staff who will select the best talent to award three full-tuition revolving scholarships each for Nyenrode’s International MBA and Master of Science in Management programmes starting in Autumn 2013.

In addition, participants who successfully demonstrate unique qualities can also win partial-tuition revolving scholarships.

Register now and win a reward for life.





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