MBA Entrepreneurial Venture Award

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This award is a celebration of Entrepreneurship. We aim to support business schools that encourage entrepreneurship and to acknowledge and reward creativity in MBAs.

As a leading member of the worldwide management community the Association of MBAs has developed the MBA Entrepreneurial Venture Award to encourage and promote the value of entrepreneurship in the current competitive climate and to highlight its importance in the global market.

The Association of MBAs invites you to nominate a student or alumnus/alumna for the MBA Entrepreneurial Venture Award who is an entrepreneur. The winner will be an individual that has founded an innovative and successful business. The winner will be given the opportunity to raise their business’ profile on an international stage and influence further entrepreneurial activity.

Read more in the info flyer or below, or download the nomination form.


To qualify for the MBA Entrepreneurial Venture Award

  • The business must have been founded/co-founded by an MBA student/alumnus/alumna
  • The business must have been operational (i.e. selling/trading) for a minimum period of six months and a maximum period of three years
  • The business can be based on any legal activity
  • The businesses must be put forward for this award by the business school where the founder studied their MBA.

How to enter

Accredited business schools are invited to:

  • Select an individual and their business to nominate for the MBA Entrepreneurial Venture Award.
  • Inform the nominee of their intention to nominate.
  • Download the nomination form as a Word document.
  • Submit their completed nomination form fax to +44 (0) 207 246 2687 or email to no later than 17:00 GMT on 30 May.


Those candidates short-listed by the Association of MBAs will be invited to attend a face-to-face interview with the Judges on Monday 27th of October at the Association of MBAs offices in London. There will be six shortlisted candidates, three finalists, with one overall winner chosen by the judges. The four finalists, including the winner, will be announced at the Awards & Gala Dinner in London on the 30th of October 2014.

The award will be presented in front of a prestigious gathering of business leaders, international Deans and Directors, distinguished MBA alumni and journalists.


  • 30 May 2014 - closing deadline for entries
  • June 2014 - the successful shortlisted candidates will be announced
  • 27 October 2014 - panel interviews will take place in London
  • 30 October 2014 - the winner will be announced at the Association of MBAs Awards and Gala Dinner 2014

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