2022 GBSN EFMD Going BEYOND Awards winners

going beyond award winners

This was the second year of the GBSN and EFMD partnership for the Going BEYOND Awards, which is a joint initiative designed to celebrate institutional programs and initiatives that serve our communities worldwide.

Qualifying entries were submitted by administrators and described programs and initiatives that have demonstrated a positive impact on society BEYOND the traditional degree programs offered by institutions and academic research published in journals. Out of 60 total submissions from 54 schools and 31 countries, the elite panel of judges determined the following as winners for the 2022 Going BEYOND Awards, they are:

FIRST Place: Edinburgh Business School, UK, with their MBA Lebanese Refugee Scholarships Initiative

Edinburgh Business School at Heriot-Watt Univerity has partnered with Theirworld, a global charity committed to ending the global education crisis and unleashing the potential of the next generation, to offer fully funded Master of Business Administration (MBA) scholarships to Syrian and Palestinian refugees living in Lebanon and vulnerable Lebanese citizens. You can view their submission here.



Second Place: HEC Montreal, Canada, with their SEED Network by IDEOS Program

The primary mission of the SEED network of researchers and entrepreneurship program Promoters is to mobilize research, teaching and practice for the scaling of micro-enterprises locally and internationally. You can view their submission here.



Third Place: Bauer College of Business University of Houston, USA, with their SURE Program

The SURE Program, otherwise known as, Stimulating Urban Renewal through Entrepreneurship, targets people who have been historically excluded from business education and professional development activities and connects students, entrepreneurs, and Business executives to economically empower entrepreneurs from under-resourced communities and train students in practical, human-centred skills. You can view their submission here.



This year, our Top Three Winners were invited to present their programs and initiatives in a one-of-a-kind showcase. Watch now! 

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