Are there a certain number of military applicants that the School tries to bring in each year?
We are actively trying to increase the number of applicants from a military background and there is certainly no limit. This is why we have developed a scholarship specifically for military students. From experience we know that the skills developed during military service are very successfully applied to graduate management education. We are keen to recruit more students who bring a unique perspective to the programme.
In the application process, does military experience carry the same weight as business experience?
Yes. We want people who can assume global leadership roles, not people who simply know about business disciplines. Leadership and management skills developed in the forces are highly regarded in the civilian world. In fact, many of the leadership and management training techniques first used by the Services, have been adopted by civilian organisations for the development of their staff.
Do you count military service as work experience?