Best Innovation Strategy 2024

The Best Innovation Strategy award is a fantastic way to celebrate your school’s achievement in pushing boundaries in terms of creativity in practice.

This prestigious award is a celebration of innovation and radical thinking in business education delivery across all areas of the business school and has been developed to recognise and reward game-changing new practices, risks and creativity around AMBA & BGA school’s programmes.

It promotes the values of taking risks in pursuit of the new in different areas such as teaching, learning, recruitment and alumni relations.

AMBA-accredited and BGA member, validated and accredited business schools are invited to nominate themselves if they think they are eligible based on the Award Criteria. 


  • Ineligible entries may be disqualified at any phase of the competition without notification 
  • Late submissions will be ineligible 
  • Incomplete submissions will be ineligible 

AMBA & BGA welcome entries showing innovative practices from: 

  • Administrations and marketing services 
  • Alumni relations 
  • Teaching and learning 
  • Leadership 
  • Curriculum 
  • Careers services 
  • Other areas with significant innovation impact 

 Awards Criteria

  • The entry is innovative 
  • The market has responded to the initiative 
  • There has been a quantifiable positive impact from the innovation  
  • There has been an element of risk 
  • The innovation has been running for between three months and two years (i.e. from June 2023 to June 2021)  
  • The innovation has enhanced the reputation of business programmes and our accredited and member schools 

 Judging format 

Shortlisted Schools will be required to provide a school biography, logo (jpeg and eps), and answers to why they should win this award which we will use for marketing purposes. No further steps required from schools, following being shortlisted – judges will select winners. 

This category is sponsored by: Kortext

Kortext is a student learning content and engagement platform. It is a personalised learning space with access to more than 2 million digital textbooks and learning content from over 4,500 leading publishers. Thousands of universities in more than 100 countries partner with Kortext to deliver digital learning materials directly to their students.

Kortext’s purpose is simple: to empower universities to educate the next generation of difference makers. It aims to make this happen through:

  • providing the learning tools and content, via a smart platform, to enable, study, connection, and collaboration 
  • developing advanced functionality for academics, students, and librarians  
  • integrating workflows that aid the discovery, acquisition, access and use of learning content 
  • delivering insightful data on study patterns, behaviours and content usage to academics, librarians, course leaders, university administration and leadership

All of the above is focussed on better supporting student experience, retention, progression and outcomes.

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Entries into this category have now closed. If you have any questions about the Excellence Awards, you can contact our dedicated awards team or return to our homepage.