The four finalists for the MBA accrediting body, the Association of MBAs' MBA Student of the Year Award 2010 have been announced at the association's International Conference for Deans and Directors 2010 in Berlin, Germany.
Ali Shivji, who is studying for his MBA at INSEAD in France; Baya Tuvshintugs, a Mongolian national studying at ENPC School of International Management in France; Susan Mawemuko, from Uganda, is studying at the University of Bath School of Management in England; and South African Will Coetsee, who attends the University of Stellenbosch Graduate School of Business in South Africa have all emerged as contenders for the award.
As organisers of this competition, it is thrilling to see that each year the number of applications just keeps growing, with nominations from every continent, explains Natalie Clark, director of marketing at the Association of MBAs (AMBA). The judges had a very tough time short listing four finalists from over fifty applications, but finally they agreed on four outstanding nominations, meeting all the key criteria, including a strong record of academic achievement, potential for leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship, a devotion to enhancing the value of business education and a demonstrable self-improvement as a result of MBA study.
Each year, four finalists are selected from applications submitted by business schools around the world, with one successful MBA student crowned as the association's MBA Student of the Year. Previous winners have gone on to set up charities helping worldwide communities, as well as directors in multinational organisations.
The final winner will not be named until the Association of MBAs' Gala Dinner in London on November 4th 2010.