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AMBA holds Excellence Awards in London

Imperial College Business School was among the award winners at the Association of MBAs and its sister brand the Business Graduates Association’s annual Excellence Awards for being the “first university to deliver a live lecture via holographic telepresence technology”.

AMBAThe awards ceremony took place in London on February 7. Photo: AMBA

Over 200 business schools leaders from across the globe attended

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

“On behalf of the AMBA and BGA team, I would like to congratulate the finalists and winners of this year’s Excellence Awards,” said Andrew Main Wilson, chief executive of AMBA and BGA.

“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 and BGA’s network of schools and their students.”

The MBA Entrepreneurial Venture (Third Sector) award went to César Coasaca of CENTRUM PUCP Business School in Peru for Inventum, which has developed an invention that turns air into water.

A former national rugby player with degrees in molecular biology and immunology, Udochuku Richson of IE Business school in Spain, won the MBA Student of the Year Award.

Richson has spent four years building a charity focused on the integration of refugees and is now turning his attention to transforming the healthcare system.

Held on February 7 at the Sheraton in London, UK, over 200 business schools leaders from across the global postgraduate business education sector representing 46 schools attended along with category finalists, judges and media.

Finalists were shortlisted by the associations and then reviewed by a judging panel made up of AMBA board members, business experts, deans and management leaders.

Full list of winners:

Business school career strategy award – Hult International Business School, US

Business School Impact on Community and Society Award – Mannheim Business School, University of Mannheim, Germany

Business School Innovation Award – Imperial College Business School, Imperial College London, UK

MBA Entrepreneurial Venture (Private Sector) – Sharon Cunningham, UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, University College Dublin, Ireland, for Shorla Pharma

MBA Entrepreneurial Venture (Third Sector) – César Coasaca, CENTRUM PUCP Business School, Peru, for Inventum

MBA Student of the Year Award – Udochuku Richson, IE Business School, Spain

Photos from the event are available here.

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