|By PR Newswire||
|October 18, 2012 04:01 AM EDT||
LONDON, October 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
The Association of MBAs (AMBA) announced the winners of its MBA Student of the Year Award, MBA Innovation Award and MBA Entrepreneurial Venture Award at its Gala Dinner in London yesterday.
Celebrating its 45th anniversary as an international accreditation and membership organisation, AMBA honoured its accredited business schools and MBA students for their contribution to MBA innovation, leadership and entrepreneurship with the three annual awards.
The MBA Student of the Year Award was given to Husameldin Elnasri from Lancaster University Management School, INSEAD was honoured with the MBA Innovation Award for its Sci-Tech Commercialiser MBA and Cathal Brady a graduate from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School won the MBA Entrepreneurial Venture Award.
"These awards give us the opportunity to reward the MBA students and business schools who are making a difference with their MBA," said Vanessa Harwood-Whitcher, Chief Operating Officer, Association of MBAs. "We congratulate Lancaster University Management School on their MBA Student of the Year, INSEAD on receiving the MBA Innovation Award and Cathal Brady nominated by UCD School of Business for winning the MBA Entrepreneurial Venture accolade.
"Our accredited business schools continue to invest in excellence and these awards give AMBA the opportunity to shine a light on the best demonstration of innovation, leadership and entrepreneurial spirit and innovation coming from MBA students, graduates and business schools," Vanessa Harwood-Whitcher added.
The MBA Student of the Year, Husameldin Elnasri began his career as a veterinary surgeon then moved to the corporate sector working for an oil company in Sudan where he managed a CSR project to develop an appropriate livestock development andcommunity-based animal health care programme. He joined the Lancaster MBA programme as a step towards his aspiration to set up a business or social enterprise in his war-torn homeland of Sudan.
INSEAD received the MBA Innovation Award for its Sci-Tech Commercializer MBA - an innovation launched by the INSEAD Centre for Entrepreneurship in January 2012. The programme matches MBA students with scientists to work on the commercialisation of technological innovations. The teams go through a customised set of bootcamps, workshops and courses during the ten month INSEAD MBA.
The MBA Entrepreneurial Venture Award was won by Cathal Brady from Ultan Technologies, a company that develops software products for the utility industry. An MBA graduate from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School won the award for demonstrating entrepreneurial motivation in his development of a sound and innovative concept and identifying a niche in the market that met the needs of the business world.
A panel of judges from business education, management and investment judged each award.
Go to http://www.mbaworld.com/press for quotes from each award winner and more information.
About the Association of MBAs
The Association of MBAs is the international impartial authority on postgraduate business 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 199 schools in 75 countries worldwide.