The Sainsbury Management Fellowship scheme, funded by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, enables engineers of high career potential to undertake full time MBA courses at major international business schools. Since 1987, the scheme has supported more than 250 engineers.


The overall objective of the scheme is to improve the economic performance of UK engineering, manufacturing and construction businesses by providing a resource of highly motivated engineers who have complemented their technical qualifications and skills with a first-class business education in an international environment.

A Sainsbury Management Fellowship is a prestigious award; it is expected that award holders will go on to become senior managers and leaders in UK industry and make a major contribution to the economic prosperity of the nation. The selection of award holders is directed to this end.

Nature of the award

Each Fellowship has a financial value of £30,000. Fellowships are tenable for full time MBA study at the following business schools:

In North America:







University of Chicago

In Europe:

INSEAD in France and Singapore

IMD in Switzerland

London Business School in the UK

RSM in the Netherlands

IESE in Spain

SDA Bocconi in Italy

HEC in France

The scheme does not support the study of part-time, distance learning or executive MBA courses.