THE University of Cumbria is teaming up with Cumbria Tourism in an effort to promote two new scholarships for its internationally popular MBA in Tourism Management.

The scholarship would include 50% reduction in fees, meaning £6000 would be saved.

Cumbria Tourism is partnering with the University to help identify nominations for the scholarships

The deadline for nominations is Monday 7 December.

Dr Angela Anthonisz is Principal Lecturer in Tourism Management at the University said: “This is the UK’s first postgraduate MBA in Tourism Management, launched this year to help graduates work towards the highest-level jobs the sector can offer. The MBA has already had strong international appeal and we are now keen to ensure our brilliant Cumbrian businesses and sector superstars also reap the rewards.”

Managing Director of Cumbria Tourism, Gill Haigh said: “This year of all years has proved how important it is to be continually resilient and flexible, to have the skills to adapt businesses and bring teams with you in order not only to survive crisis and challenge, but to use the experiences as a catalyst for growth and productivity.

“We are hugely proud of how Cumbria’s tourism and hospitality businesses have adapted this year and it is fitting that the county’s very own university is recognising this effort and talent through this generous sponsorship award.”

Nominations can be made online.