An MBA is an important investment and, as such, deserves a careful analysis of the expected finances needed for all the costs incurred during the period: tuition fees, housing and living expenses, travels, etc. If you haven’t already made a financial plan for your MBA and will need to seek financing for it, it is worth spending some time putting down one. When considering the full cost of an MBA, you should also take into account the various potential sources of revenues (like internship or part-time jobs for instance) as well as scholarships offered by the school or other institutions.

The number of scholarships opportunities and the ease of accessing financing vary from school to school and sometimes also by Country. Usually, business schools offer hints on a range of scholarships and loans programs and have a website page dedicated to it. Here below is a list of some of them.

There are few Italian and US institutions helping MBA students with specific loans. Among them:Following the growth of peer-to-peer lending worldwide, some institutions have started offering loans to MBA students. The key organizations active in this space are:
  • Prodigy Finance: website
  • SoFi: website
    Possible for full-time MBA programs but more common for executive and fully employed MBA programs (EMBAs and FEMBAs), is to seek financial sponsorship from your current employer. Following this route would imply your commitment to stay with your current employer for at least a couple of years post-graduation.