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AMBA Awards recognises six winners in London

The Association of MBAs held its Excellence Awards recognising work done by AMBA-accredited Business Schools, their students and graduates.

Six winners from a shortlist of 27 entries were honoured at the event. Photo: AMBA

“We are proud to celebrate the achievements and innovation so clearly evident in AMBA’s network”

Held in London on February 1, sponsored by Liaison International and Unibuddy, the awards celebrated the quality and achievements of post-graduate business education at the forefront of leadership excellence.

“The quality of Award entries was once again very high this year and we are proud to celebrate the achievements and innovation so clearly evident in AMBA’s network of Schools and their students,” Andrew Main Wilson, CEO of AMBA and BGA, said.

Around 200 Business School leaders representing 46 Schools across the world convened in London to recognise the work of six award winners.

The Indian Institute of Management Indore won its category for its compulsory MBA Rural Immersion Program, where students observe challenges rural villages are facing for a week during their studies.

The Alliance Manchester Business School walked away with the Employer and Business School Partnership Award for its program placing graduates from diverse backgrounds into Travis Perkins’s mid-management level, while Mumbai-based SP Jain Institute of Management and Research’s Post Graduate Management Programme for Women earned the MBA Innovation Award.

AMBA’s judging panel of board members, business experts, Deans, and management leaders, selected the six winners from a 27 shortlist of entries from across 13 countries.

The full list of AMBA Excellence Awards winners includes:

  • Business School Impact on Community and Society Award: Indian Institute of Management Indore (India) for its Rural Immersion Programme
  • Employer and Business School Partnership Award: Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester (UK), and Travis Perkins
  • MBA Innovation Award, proudly sponsored by Liaison International: SP Jain Institute of Management and Research (India) for its Post Graduate Management Programme for Women
  • MBA Entrepreneurial Venture Award (private sector): Nathaniel Southworth, Leeds University Business School (UK) for KAP Toys Ltd
  • MBA Entrepreneurial Venture Award (not-for-profit sector): Paul Quilliam, QUT Graduate School of Business (Australia) for Hummingbird House
  • MBA Student of the Year Award: Ritika Israni, University of Bath School of Management (UK)

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