ALBA Graduate Business School won the AMBA’s MBA Innovation Award 2015 in a grand ceremony at the Langham Hotel in London on Friday 29th January!
The Association of MBAs (AMBA), an international authority on graduate business education, whose 200 member business schools form the elite 3% of the business schools in the world, has acknowledged the uniqueness and impact of our innovation “Creative Expression in Business” in The ALBA MBA.
This innovation draws from diverse artistic traditions to promote students’ immersive expression of business challenges such as teamwork, improvisation, learning, leadership, or creativity. Our effort is one of the boldest to embrace so broadly this new business logic and deploy an active, personal, expressive pedagogy. Our intention is to facilitate MBA students’ transformative journey to grow as leaders who can navigate through the increasing ambiguity, paradox and change of the modern world.
The award embodies and celebrates the ALBA spirit of "business unusual" by acknowledging two major novelties in our MBA: Creativity & Innovation (a core course featuring production of videos artfully narrating stories of creativity) and Managements Acts: A Theatrical Integration (a capstone course as an integrative MBA experience through acting, directing and production management).
Courses are pioneering work of Dr.Olga Epitropaki (The Stavros Costopoulos Chair in Human Resource Management and Development) for Management Acts in collaboration with Katerina Nikolopoulou and Ana Sanchez-Colberg (Faculty at the Frances Rich School of Fine & Performing Arts of Deree) and Dr. Babis Mainemelis (Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior) for Creativity & Innovation.