The Association of MBAs announced the four finalists for its MBA Innovation Award as Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business, IEDC-Bled School of Management, INSEAD and Wuhan University Economics and Management School.
Now in its second year, the MBA Innovation Award gives the Association of MBAs (AMBA) an opportunity to recognise accredited business schools that introduce innovative and original new practices to their MBA programmes.
"The MBA Innovation Award finalists have created high quality MBA programmes that are innovative in content and they have taken risks by introducing new ideas and concepts," said Sir Paul Judge, President of the Association of MBAs and Chair of the Award's judging panel. "Accreditation is the highest accolade for a business school; this award gives AMBA an opportunity to recognise the creative investment our business schools make to ensure their MBA students are learning new ways to be responsible leaders of the future."
The MBA programmes recognised as innovative by the judging panel are: Arthur Lok Graduate School of Business' MBA in Sustainable Energy Management; IEDC-Bled School of Management's Arts and Leadership Programme; INSEAD's Sci-tech Commercialiser; and Wuhan University Economics and Management School, Executive MBA.
The winner of the MBA Innovation Award will be announced at AMBA's Gala Dinner in London on 17 October.
A summary of each finalists MBA programme is below: Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business, Trinidad and Tobago The MBA in Sustainable Energy Management is the only of its kind in the region. It is the vehicle for changing the mindset of citizens, to move away from oil and gas and it encourages living in harmony with the environment in a sustainable fashion. It is a unique, innovative and student focused programme that is rigorous and relevant to the international sustainable energy movement.
IEDC-Bled School of Management, Slovenia The Arts and Leadership MBA uses the arts to move beyond the traditional cognitive processes and knowledge boxes associated with business education to help students deepen their awareness and knowledge around subjects such as personal development, responsible leadership practices, creativity and innovation, managing complexity, leading change and the embodied aspects of leadership as practice.
INSEAD, France The Sci-Tech Commercializer MBA is an innovation launched by the INSEAD Centre for Entrepreneurship in January 2012. The program matches MBA students with scientists to work on the commercialisation of technological innovations. The teams go through a customised set of boot camps, workshops and courses during the ten-month INSEAD MBA.
Wuhan University Economics and Management School, China The Executive MBA is based on Wuhan University’s long history (founded in 1893), of prestigious humanistic tradition and the integration of economics and management. In addition to conventional management courses in the EMBA curriculum system, there are specialised courses on humanities, and orientation as part of the program. This innovative MBA offers a whole new level of ideological thinking to improve the overall quality, humanities and leadership qualities of students.
About the Association of MBAs
The Association of MBAs is the international impartial authority on postgraduate management education. Established in 1967, it sets the global standard for accrediting MBA, DBA and MBM programmes. The Association currently accredits more than 700 MBA programmes in 198 schools in more than 70 countries worldwide. The Association of MBAs is also a professional membership association connecting MBA students and graduates, accredited business schools and MBA employers in more than 110 countries.