Inquiries about MBA bursaries and scholarships have been “coming thick and fast”, says Segran Nair, head of the MBA programme at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business (GSB).

Many students could once have counted on employers to pay all or part of their fees. Now, because of Covid-19, some companies are reining in discretionary spending, including education. A few students, both intending and current, no longer have an employer, after losing their jobs since the pandemic began. For them, the need to find other ways to fund their studies is even more urgent...

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