AMBA Excellence Awards

AMBA Excellence Awards

MBA Student of the Year Award

The MBA Student of the Year Award, plays a pivotal role each year in supporting our pledge to promote the MBA's position as the leading international business qualification.

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MBA Innovation Award

This prestigious award is a celebration of innovation and radical thinking in MBA delivery across all areas of the Business School and has been developed to recognise and reward brilliant new practices. It promotes the values of taking risks in pursuit of the new.

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MBA Entrepreneurial Venture Award

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

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MBA Employer and Business School Partnership Award

This award is open to any employer and Business School that are working strategically and collaboratively in terms of recruitment and talent development in the MBA arena.

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About the MBA Awards

Every year, the MBA Awards are a celebration of the very highest achievements in leadership, accomplished by the most remarkable Business Schools which form the AMBA global network and their eminent MBAs.


06 October 2017 – closing deadline for entries

The closing deadline for all entries is Friday 14 September

November 2018 – the successful shortlisted candidates will be announced

01 February 2019 – the winners will be announced at the AMBA Awards and Gala Dinner


All applications must be received by 14 September 2018. The successful shortlisted candidates will be announced mid-November and will be invited to attend a telephone interview with the judges in December. There will be six shortlisted candidates, with one overall winner chosen by the judges.

The winner will be announced at the Awards & Gala Dinner in London on 02 February 2018.

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


The winner will receive a trophy presented at AMBA's annual Awards & Gala Dinner taking place in London on 01 February 2018.

All the finalists will gain media coverage in Ambition, AMBA's members' publication.