Rugby legend Tendai Beast Mtawarira has returned to school and he is currently pursuing his MBA after securing a special scholarship from Henley Business School Africa, The Sunday Mail reports.
Speaking about the opportunity to earn his MBA through the scholarship, Beast said:
I got introduced to Jon (Foster-Pedley, Henley Africa’s dean and director), who was very accommodating and answered all my questions. Then and there, the decision was made to enrol.
I’m planning to use the one-year Post Graduate Diploma in management which I am enrolled for as my stepping stone to the global triple accredited MBA ultimately
Foster-Pedley also spoke about the decision to award Beast with the scholarship and said:
Most sports stars struggle with the transition from retirement from what they love at an age when most of their peers are only starting to see their corporate careers take off.
Tendai is far more astute, the opportunity to study at Henley just allows us to help him take this career in jacket and tie to the same heights he enjoyed wearing the green and gold.
The scholarship is aimed at helping sports stars transition from the playing field to the boardroom.
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