Georgia: Fellowship for an Innovative Public- or Nonprofit-Sector Manager

CEU Executive MBA Fellowship with the Support of Business Association of Georgia for an Innovative Public- or Nonprofit-Sector Manager from Georgia



In December 2019, CEU Executive MBA Program with the support of Business Association of Georgia established a highly competitive, merit-based Fellowship for an Innovative Public-Sector Manager from Georgia.

The winner of the Fellowship will receive up to 75 percent reduction of the full CEU Executive MBA tuition of EUR 25.000. The fellowship will be awarded to manager working in the public or nonprofit sector of the Republic of Georgia (including central and local/municipal government, administration of justice, public schools and universities, hospitals or cultural institutions), who has a distinguished record of positive impact through public-sector innovation and/or entrepreneurial spirit, who enjoys high levels of professional esteem among citizen and business stakeholders and who has an unblemished record of personal honesty and respect to democratic values.

Applicant should have at least 8 years of professional experience, including at least 3 years of documented leadership/managerial experience, an undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification and who apply for the August 2021 intake of the CEU Executive MBA program via the regular application form.

Georgia's global reputation as an open economy is thanks in large part to public sector innovation. Our Fellowship opens the door to a public sector changemaker who can further strengthen the country's position in the world," p

oints out Prof. Maciej Kisilowski, Faculty Co-Director of CEU Executive MBA.

Applications will be reviewed and considered on a rolling basis. The Selection Committee reserves the right to choose awardees before the application deadline of June 6, 2021.

About Business Association of Georgia

Business Association of Georgia was established in 2009 and gather about 70 leading companies of Georgia. Its main role is to represent Georgian business community. Each member company is a stakeholder and an integral part of the Association.

About CEU Executive MBA

Central European University’s Executive MBA distinguishes itself as the EMBA for the Open World – a rigorous, research-based mid-career managerial degree program that confidently integrates progressive Open-Society values into its curriculum, in view of their pivotal importance as success factors for entrepreneurs, managers and leaders in the post-industrial economy.

CEU Executive MBA is the program tailor-made for accomplished working managers willing to elevate their professional profile from operational expertise to strategic leadership. The program’s innovative structure allows participants to earn a US & EU-accredited MBA degree in just nine convenient 4-to-9-day residencies, scheduled over 24 months.

The Selection Committee

The competitive fellowship will be awarded by the unanimous decision of the following selection committee: 

From Business Association of Georgia: 

  • Aleksi Aleksishvili -- Member, Business Association of Georgia Advisory Board; Chairman, Policy and Management Consulting Group 
  • Levan Vepkhvadze -- Chief Executive Officer, Business Association of Georgia 

From Central European University's Executive MBA Program: 

  • Prof. Maciej Kisilowski, JSD PHD MBA MPA LLM -- Faculty Co-Director, CEU Executive MBA 
  • Lika Nozadze (MBA '11) -- Managing Partner, Talent Flow; CEU Executive MBA Alumna



For more information on the Fellowship, contact the Senior Program Manager Thomas Lammel (