Celebrating excellence in business education: unveiling the finalists for the AMBA & BGA Excellence Awards 2022/23

Discover which Business Schools, students, graduates, and leaders have made the shortlist in 10 categories of the AMBA & BGA Excellence Awards 2022/23.

It’s time to reveal the finalists for the AMBA & BGA Excellence Awards 2022/23.

Across 10 categories, the awards celebrate excellence among Business Schools, students, graduates, suppliers, and employers that share AMBA & BGA’s values of ambition, impact and integrity.

Those categories and nominees are detailed below.

The winners of the AMBA & BGA Excellence Awards 2022/23 will be announced at the AMBA & BGA Excellence Awards and Gala Dinner. This glittering evening event will be held on 9 December 2022 at the Biltmore Mayfair, overlooking Grosvenor Square in the heart of London.

Awards for Business Schools 

Best Culture, Diversity and Inclusion Initiative 2022/23

The Best Culture, Diversity and Inclusion Initiative award recognises Business Schools and the work they have been doing to create, incorporate and develop culture, diversity and inclusion practices into their Business School, while balancing and involving fair working environments.

  • Essex Business School, University of Essex (UK) for ‘Open to All: Essex Business School’s “Inclusive Events Guide”’
  • Graduate School of Business, Almaty Management University (AlmaU) (Kazakhstan) for ‘GSB AlmaU “Limitlessly Capable” project’
  • School of Business, the American University in Cairo (AUC) (Egypt) for ‘AUC Egypt Women On Boards (WoB) Observatory’
  • Zhongnan University of Economics and Law (China) for ‘Centre for Female Leadership and Student Career Development’

Best Business School Partnership 2022/23

The Best Business School Partnership award recognises organisations that have adopted a proactive and innovative approach to strategic collaboration.

Partnerships can be with another Business School/group of Schools, an employer, a consultant, education partner or technology provider, a social impact group, an individual, a charity, or other organisation.

  • AESE Business School (Portugal) with PwC Portugal
  • UPF Barcelona School of Management, Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) (Spain) with CaixaBank
  • Dongwu Business School, Soochow University (China) with Soochow Securities
  • POLIMI Graduate School of Management (Italy) with The Mind At Work
  • Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (Netherlands) with Dutch Brazilian Chamber of Commerce
  • Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa (Canada) with Kinaxis

 

Best CSR and Sustainability Initiative 2022/23

The Best CSR and Sustainability Initiative award honours Business Schools that are taking the initiative in creating a sustainable future and teaching students about social values, as well as making a positive impact in practical and measurable ways.

This award gives Schools a chance to showcase their innovative and original CSR and sustainability initiatives on a global stage.

  • Audencia Business School (France) for ‘Gaïa by Audencia: a school for social and ecological transition’
  • POLIMI Graduate School of Management (Italy) for ‘Training initiatives to support Ukrainian students in dealing with these difficult times and to be prepared to rebuild their country’
  • MCI The Entrepreneurial School (Austria) for ‘MCI Earth Day 2022’
  • School of Business, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (China) for ‘Training Global Talent with CSR Competency and a Sense of Sustainability’
  • School of Business, the American University in Cairo (Egypt) for ‘Hack 22’

 

Best Lifelong Learning Initiative 2022/23

The Best Lifelong Learning Initiative award recognises the efforts of Business Schools that are reinventing teaching and learning among students, graduates, alumni networks, and custom and executive education.

 

  • Berlin School of Business and Innovation (BSBI) (Germany) for ‘Learning outside the classroom: events and initiative, and the Synthetic Hybrid Online Model’
  • School of Business, the American University in Cairo (Egypt) for ‘Community-based learning Econ 3071’
  • Shantou University Business School (China) for ‘The lifelong learning platform of the MBA Education Center’
  • Universidad Externado de Colombia (Colombia) for ‘Privilegios Program’

Best Innovation Strategy 2022/23

The Best Innovation Strategy 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. This year, the judges are especially interested to find out how Business Schools have innovated and adapted in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Shantou University Business School (China) for ‘Innovation in Teaching, Assessment and Social Responsibility’
  • TBS Education (France) for ‘The Blind Search (TBS)’
  • University of Leicester School of Business (UK) for ‘Online Sustainability Challenge (OSC)’
  • Wrexham Glyndŵr University (UK) for ‘North Wales Business School Simulation Suite’

 

BGA Business School Impact Award 2022/23

The BGA Business School Impact Award is designed to offer a platform through which BGA member, validated, and accredited Business Schools can demonstrate their stakeholder impact – encompassing students and graduates as well as the wider communities in which they operate. Such impact can be demonstrated through programme design, social outreach programmes, alumni relations, careers services and so on.

The nominees for the BGA Business School Impact Award 2022/23 are as follows:

  • Arden University (UK)
  • Athena School of Management (India)
  • Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences (The Netherlands)
  • Wrexham Glyndŵr University (UK)

In selecting a winner, the judges will consider the innovative qualities of the above nominees, quantitative and qualitative measurements of impact, and the extent to which the initiatives enhance the reputation of the Schools’ portfolio of programmes and the institution as a whole.

 

Awards for students and alumni

MBA Startup of the Year 2022/23

The MBA Startup of the Year award encourages and promotes the value of startup business strategy and innovation in the current competitive climate and showcases its importance in the global market.

The MBA Startup of the Year award is open to both private and public sectors. This award is designed to celebrate innovative business strategy – taking something from idea to action. Judges will be more interested in the idea and potential of the venture, and its plans, rather than any financial or monetary results in the early stage. 

  • Brian Marrinan, UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, University College Dublin (Ireland) for Team ABC Ventures
  • Damien Demoor, Audencia Business School (France) for GREENOV
  • Ingrid Briggiler, School of Business, Universidad de San Andrés (Argentina) for NUME: Nuevo Método
  • Luca Renzi, POLIMI Graduate School of Management (Italy) for iZ Renewable Luxury – Società Benefit
  • Ravi Ranjan, Aston Business School, Aston University (UK) for Voilo
  • William Clarke, Graduate School of Management, University of Auckland Business School (New Zealand) for Learn English Live

 

 

MBA Entrepreneur of the Year 2022/23

The MBA Entrepreneur of the Year award celebrates the achievements of successful alumni in innovative world-class business strategy, but also showcases Business Schools that are nurturing a spirit of enterprise and ambition.

This award is a fantastic way to highlight the success of accredited Business Schools that promote entrepreneurship in their MBA cohorts. The award is also a chance for individuals to impress high-profile judges who are already at the forefront of global entrepreneurship.

AMBA has developed the MBA Entrepreneur of the Year award to encourage and promote the value of entrepreneurship in the current competitive climate and to highlight its importance in the global market.

  • Isabel Sousa Pereira, Porto Business School, University of Porto (Portugal) for LAKS
  • Oluwaseun Funmilayo Alley, Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University (Nigeria) for Fez Delivery Co.
  • Michael John Magdongon, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (Netherlands) for Strabo
  • Vishal Tilak, Milpark Business School (South Africa) for Avapro
  • Jinlong Ming, School of Management, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (China) for Anhui Conch New Materials Technology
  • Jérôme Pasquet, Audencia Business School (France) for PEEK’IN

MBA Leadership Award 2022/23

The MBA Leadership Award will honour alumni from AMBA-accredited Business Schools who have been making an impact in the business world following their graduation.

The award will recognise the great work of these graduates through their achievements, performance and recognition.

 

  • Che Jianxing, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law (China)
  • Dalia Mohamed Ibrahim, School of Business, the American University in Cairo (Egypt)
  • Erik Hiep, Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow (UK)
  • Kerry McLaverty, UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, University College Dublin (Ireland)
  • Kush Kanodia, Kent Business School, University of Kent (UK)

MBA Student of the Year 2022/23

 

MBA’s MBA Student of the Year award plays a pivotal role in supporting AMBA’s pledge to promote the MBA as the leading international business qualification.

The MBA Student of the Year award recognises students who have shown exceptional career potential and who AMBA believes can act as ambassadors for the high quality of accredited MBAs and the opportunities these programmes provide for students from a wide range of different personal and professional backgrounds.

This award doesn’t just reward ‘straight-A’ students but also focuses on leadership potential and career progression.

  • Aveek Choudhury, Indian Institute of Management Indore (India)
  • Chiamaka Ibeh, Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University (Nigeria)
  • Darren Evans, Kent Business School, University of Kent (UK)
  • Fardod O’Kelly, UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, University College Dublin (Ireland)
  • Miriam Bazan Peregrino, ESADE Business School, Ramon Llull University (Spain)
  • Nkem Marian Igwe, Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester (UK)

Announcing the winners…

The winners of the AMBA & BGA Excellence Awards 2022/23 will be announced at the AMBA & BGA Excellence Awards and Gala Dinner. This glittering evening event will be held on 9 December 2022 at the Biltmore Mayfair, overlooking Grosvenor Square in the heart of London.

 

 

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