MBA Innovation Award

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The MBA Innovation Award was designed to recognise new practices, risks and creativity initiated around AMBA-accredited programmes.

  • Has your institution put together a revolutionary MBA model, with innovative ways of delivery?
  • Have you developed a relationship with your alumni through channels that are new and innovative?
  • Has the marketing campaign around your MBA programme shown never-before-seen results or challenged the norm?
  • Have ticked the *innovative *creative *successful risk-taking boxes in any aspect of your accredited MBA?

We want to hear from you! 

We welcome nominations from AMBA-accredited schools in any areas of innovation from leadership and marketing to teaching and curriculum. Please see the Eligibility criteria below for further information on what innovation you may submit.

In August we will announce our shortlists and in November the overall winner and finalists of the award will be announced at the Association of MBAs’ annual Awards & Gala Dinner. The awards will be presented in front of a prestigious gathering of business leaders, international deans and directors, distinguished MBA alumni and journalists. Click on the Timeline heading below for more details.

Our awards represent excellent opportunities for exposure in the international press and in front of the MBA community. All finalists and winners are presented with a trophy and have their achievement publicised through the Association of MBAs' media and communication channels.

A representative of the winning school will be invited to join the 2015 award judging panel.

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


Submissions are invited from accredited schools and should demonstrate innovation around the MBA in one or more of the following areas:   

  • Curriculum 
  • Teaching and learning 
  • Leadership 
  • Marketing and admissions 
  • Alumni 
  • Other  

We are looking for evidence that:

  • the initiative is innovative 
  • the market has responded to the initiative 
  • there has been an element of risk 
  • the initiative will enhance the reputation of the MBA and our accredited schools.  

The aspect nominated for the award should have been running for more than three months but no more than two years.

How to enter

  • Select your candidate based on the eligibility criteria.
  • The business school must inform the nominee of their intention to nominate.
  • Download the application form.
  • Submit your completed application form by email to no later than the closing deadline: 30 May 2014.


The winner will be decided by a panel of high-profile judges who will review all entries.

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
  • September 2014 - the successful finalists will be announced
  • 30 October 2014  - the winners will be announced at the Association of MBAs Awards and Gala Dinner 2014
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