Bath MBA graduate wins prestigious AMBA Student of the Year award

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Bath MBA graduate Ritika Israni has beaten an impressive shortlist to become MBA Student of the Year at the AMBA Excellence Awards.

Ritika, who graduated last year, was a student who took on far more than the requirements of her MBA. Regularly juggling assignment deadlines with extra activities such as international MBA competitions and fundraising initiatives, Ritika proved to be both ambitious and supportive of those around her.

During her MBA, Ritika’s classmates elected her as their academic representative, giving her the chance to bring about positive change. She has also shown commitment to society through her fundraising for Cancer Research UK and the local cats and dogs home.

Veronica Hope Hailey, Dean of the School of Management said:

“Ritika is exactly the sort of student we expect at Bath: She arrived full of enthusiasm and has engaged fully with every aspect of the programme. We’re thrilled that she has got so much out of studying here, and we are deeply proud of her achievements at the School and especially in winning this prestigious AMBA award.”

Since graduating, Ritika has been working with the School as a student ambassador. She has supported us at recruitment events across the globe, and voluntarily mentored peers and prospective students.

Inspiring women

Ritika received the Women in Business Scholarship to study her MBA. She dedicated her award to three inspirational women: Veronica, Deborah Lewis (MBA Director of Studies), and her mother. In her acceptance speech, she talked about diversity in the Bath MBA, which attracts high numbers of female students.

Ritika finished her speech by saying: “This [award] will serve as a lifelong testament to the hard work, dedication and commitment I put in the last year. Here’s to going onwards and upwards.”

A history of excellence

This is the third time a Bath MBA graduate has won the AMBA Student of the Year award, following Susan Mawemuko (2010) and Rick Chaplin (1998). The School of Management and the Bath MBA have been AMBA accredited since 1993.