Best Innovation Strategy

Entries are now closed

The winners will be revealed at our Gala Dinner on 9 December 2022.

The Best Innovation Strategy award is a fantastic way to celebrate achievement, motivate and encourage entire teams and let your students, peers, prospects, customers and alumni know precisely how you are pushing boundaries in terms of creativity in practice.

This prestigious award is a celebration of innovation and radical thinking in business education delivery across all areas of the Business School and has been developed to recognise and reward game-changing new practices, risks and creativity around AMBA-accredited and BGA member programmes.

It promotes the values of taking risks in pursuit of the new in different categories such as teaching, learning, recruitment and alumni relations.


AMBA-accredited and BGA member, validated and accredited Business Schools are invited to nominate themselves if they think they are eligible based on the Award Criteria.

Award Criteria

Your nomination could be based on an innovative student recruitment campaign, innovation in your business programme(s), teaching methods, curriculum, or any other aspect of running your Business School / business programme which you feel is particularly ground-breaking and should be rewarded for its ingenuity and creativity.

A round of applause. Excellence Awards, BGA Student of the Year Award

AMBA & BGA welcome entries showing innovative practices from:


  • Administrations and marketing services
  • Alumni relations
  • Teaching and learning
  • Leadership
  • Curriculum
  • Careers services
  • Other areas with significant innovation impact
Photo of businesswoman presenting new project.

Judges will be looking for evidence that:

  • The entry is innovative
  • The initiative or strategy took into consideration and responded to the crisis posed by COVID-19, and gained learnings and understanding from this global challenge for future development
  • The market has responded to the initiative
  • There has been an element of risk
  • The innovation has been running for between three months and two years (i.e. from June 2022 to June 2019 )
  • The campaign will enhance the reputation of business programmes and our accredited and member Schools


  • Ineligible entries may be disqualified at any phase of the competition without notification
  • Late submissions will be ineligible
  • Incomplete submissions will be ineligible
Hourglass with time running out in an office as a symbol of time pressure at work. Excellence Awards 2022 - late submissions

Judging format 

Shortlisted Schools will be required to provide a School biography, logo (jpeg and eps), and answers to why they should win this award which we will use for marketing purposes. No further steps required from Schools, following being shortlisted – judges will select winners.

Young businesswoman using mobile phone. Excellence Awards - telephone interview
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