MBA Roundtable: Innovator Award Applications

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MBA roundtable 2MBA Roundtable Innovator Award Application Deadline in 3 Weeks!

Launched in 2011, the MBA Roundtable Innovator Award Programme promotes initiatives that advance innovation in MBA education and recognises institutions that drive change in the field.

The Innovator Award Programme is designed to:
  • Raise awareness to businesses and to business educators of revitalisation and improvements in MBA curricular and co-curricular content, format, and pedagogy.
  • Educate employers, business school leaders, and faculty about innovative practices of best-in-class MBA programmes and inspire others with ideas.
  • Recognise individuals and schools for their leadership to initiate and achieve curricular reform and enhance their reputation for innovation.
  • Enrich and deepen the relevance of the MBA experience and enhances school or programme brand with prospective students and employers
The Innovator Award programme is administered bi-annually and any business school that delivers an MBA degree may submit an initiative for consideration.

Winners will be announced at the MBA Roundtable Annual Curricular Innovation Symposium on October 6, 2017 at the Fox School of Business, Temple University in Philadelphia.

The curricular initiative must be directly related to an MBA degree and demonstrate excellence in MBA programme innovation. Initiatives related to other graduate-level degree programmes (MSc, MA, MS, etc.) are not eligible.

MBA Roundtable1Ideal entries are initiatives that have been implemented, tried and tested over a period of time and can define measurable outcomes. Initiatives are evaluated by judging panels on the following criteria:

  • Concept - Overall value proposition, rationale for change, link to overall b-school mission, educational impact, scalability and generalizability in other environments, impact on MBA education
  • Execution-Complexity of implementation, representative cost and benefit analysis, improvement measures such as revenue growth or cost savings, expedited time to market, enhanced quality
  • Outcome - Quality or overall success measures, key learnings and challenges going forward, future iterations
  • Presentation-Quality of the document and materials, interview, articulation of impact, level of enthusiasm.
Submit your application by August 1, 2017. Applications should be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and should cover the judging criteria listed above. Application format is open to each institution and can include Word, PowerPoint and/or Excel type documents along with supporting materials in photos and videos. Simply respond to the judging criteria as best fits your institution and it's innovation. Questions or Comments - Please call at 844-784-6227 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..