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The FEAL MBS Masters Program is designed to help fund executives enhance their skills and knowledge, inspire new ideas, deliver keen insight and support their on-going professional development.

There were two scholarships available for Module Two Mergers and Acquisitions, generously supported by AMP Capital and QIC.

Congratulations Daniel Musson – LG Super and Georgie Obst – HESTA winners of the MBS Scholarships.

This subject examines the history of, and reasons for, merger & acquisition activity providing a rationale for the study of the following elements of the process of merger:

– The search for and evaluation of strategic targets
– The legal and operational due diligence processes
– Offensive and defensive M&A tactics by both acquirers and targets
– Valuation and financing of acquisitions and the importance of post-deal integration

Click here to view the program.

Further Information

Frequently Asked Questions

This section provides answers to questions that come through on a regular basis. Be sure to have a quick read before you prepare your application.

How do I apply?
To apply for this Scholarship click on the ‘Apply Now’ tab to download an application form and save it to your desktop (it is a writeable .pdf). Return completed application via email to Cc
If you need assistance please phone (02) 9261 5155.

What are the selection panel looking for?
The selection panel is looking for concise, relevant and informative responses to the questions posed in the application form. In a two or three paragraph response provide a strong ‘business case’ as to why you should receive a Scholarship this year. Consider how the program content would assist you in meeting your professional and career goals, or in achieving specific KPIs. Try to be clear and direct and help the selection panel understand how the Scholarship opportunity would be helpful to you.

Who is on the selection panel?
Your application will be treated with the strictest confidence at all times by our selection panel: Craig Balenzuela – QIC, Marsha Beck – AMP Capital, David Braga – BNP Paribas Securities Services, Joanna Davison – FEAL, Brett Jollie – Aberdeen Standard Investments,  Jane Perry – FEAL Chair and Lidia Tomova – DWS.

Key dates to remember:
Applications close Friday 16th August 2019

I have submitted an application previously but was not successful – should I apply again?
Former applicants are encouraged to apply. Review your previous Scholarship application and consider how you could improve it. Ensure the question responses reflect your current thoughts and needs.

I am not a FEAL member. Can I still apply?
The ability to receive FEAL scholarships is one of the benefits of FEAL Membership. If you are not currently a member of FEAL then why not apply for membership and a scholarship at the same time. All FEAL members, whether new or existing, are eligible to receive a Scholarship. Click here for membership details.


Current and previous students

Mary Murphy

Chief Marketing Officer, First State Super

This course was challenging! Jenny George and Dr Sam Wylie, were excellent in their ability to explain the boarder picture as well as deep dive into the detail. I wanted especially to pass on huge 'thank you' to FEAL and AMP Capital for the scholarship. WOW! What a surprise I was honoured and flattered that I had been selected as the recipient. I think it gave me even more reason to 'give it my all'. The support was truly appreciated. So it is onto Mt Eliza to a subject that I think will be less foreign to me but I am sure no less challenging! I cant wait!

Lisa Samuels

Executive, Marketing Strategy, HESTA Super Fund

“The FEAL MBS course teaches world’s best practice concepts whilst ensuring this theory is approached at a practical level through group discussions with industry peers. I would highly recommend this course — it has expanded my thinking regarding leadership and management principles.”

Julie Lander

Chief Executive Officer, CareSuper

“The FEAL MBS program provides fund executives with the opportunity to continue their learning while gaining post graduate qualifications at world class business schools. The ability to apply the leadership and other principles to our work in the superannuation sector is invaluable and the camaraderie forged between participants is an added benefit. I highly recommend the program to current and aspiring leaders.”

Terms and Conditions

  • Applications received after the specified deadline will not be considered.
  • The decision of the selection panel is final and no subsequent correspondence will be entered into.
  • The Scholarship is only open to FEAL members and applicants must be employed with their fund at the time of the Scholarship.
  • Non members who are superannuation fund executives are eligible to apply. If successful you must join FEAL to receive your Scholarship.
  • Successful applicants may be called upon to deliver a report to FEAL members.
  • FEAL Directors are not eligible to apply.
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