Top Ten Frequently
- What is the mission of the MFMI and its
Supported by the Consultative Group to Assist
the Poor (CGAP) and the Open Society Institute
(OSI), the MFMI seeks to build management capacity in microfinance worldwide.
The MBA Project integrates the study of microfinance management into the curricula
of standard graduate management programs.
- Where does the MBA Project work?
MFMI currently works with six partner universities in four countries and with
Fellows in seven countries. Please click
here to see a list of activities at each university, their contact information
and links to their web sites.
- How do I apply to the Microfinance in MBA Programs
Since the MBA Project is an integral part of the graduate management programs
of our partner universities,
you must apply to one of these universities through their normal admissions
- What are the entrance requirements to attend a
Each university has its own set of entrance requirements. Students should refer
to the web sites of our partner
universities for specific admission requirements.
- Do all partner universities teach the
Partner universities do not follow a set curriculum. Each
university has the discretion to teach topics that it believes
are most relevant
to its particular market. The MFMI will, however, be preparing
a toolkit with a suggested course outline for microfinance
together with references and case studies. The toolkit will be
available to any and all interested universities.
- What is the language of instruction at
partner universities in the MBA Project?
The language of instruction at all universities, with
the exception of INCAE, is English. The language of
at INCAE is Spanish.
- Does the MFMI offer scholarships?
Unfortunately, the MFMI does not have the means to provide scholarship
support at this time or in the foreseeable future. However, the
MFMI recognizes that financial resources are often a limiting factor
for students in pursuing graduate studies and will be informing
donors about the program in the hope of developing their interest
in supporting scholarships.
- Why does the MFMI not have a program
in my country?
The MFMI targets research and teaching in microfinance management
only in developing countries where microfinance activity is most
prevalent. The MFMI is extending the geographic outreach
the MBA Project beyond its existing partner institutions through
a Fellows Program that supports smaller-scale research and
activities in additional countries.
- The MFMI does not have
a partner institution or fellow in my country. What should
All of our partner institutions welcome international students,
so you may want to apply for admission to one or more partner
within your region.
- Does the MFMI have a distance-learning
At this time, the MFMI has no plans for distance-learning courses
in microfinance management. However, such courses may be offered
in the future.