“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.