The ICSB Global Awards in Entrepreneurship Education Excellence were created to recognize excellence in entrepreneurship education at the programmatic level. Entrepreneurship teachings hold immense value in today’s dynamic world, offering individuals a pathway to innovation, empowerment, and economic growth. Firstly, these teachings foster a mindset of creativity and problem-solving. Entrepreneurship encourages individuals to identify gaps in the market and develop innovative solutions to address them. By instilling this mindset, entrepreneurship teachings empower individuals to think critically and creatively, not only in business endeavors but also in various aspects of life. entrepreneurship teachings cultivate resilience and adaptability. Starting and managing a business often involves facing numerous challenges and setbacks. Through entrepreneurship education, individuals learn to embrace failure as an opportunity for growth, develop resilience in the face of adversity, and adapt their strategies to changing circumstances. These skills are invaluable not only for aspiring entrepreneurs but also for professionals in any field navigating an increasingly unpredictable world. By encouraging individuals to pursue their ideas and passions, entrepreneurship education empowers them to take control of their destinies and create their own opportunities. This self-reliance fosters a sense of independence and initiative, driving individuals to proactively seek out solutions and seize opportunities for personal and professional advancement. entrepreneurship teachings are extremely valuable for their ability to cultivate creativity, resilience, self-reliance, collaboration, and economic development. By imparting these skills and mindsets, entrepreneurship education not only empowers individuals to pursue their entrepreneurial aspirations but also equips them with the tools to thrive in an ever-changing world, driving innovation, prosperity, and societal progress.


Reapplication Guidelines:

As the quality of applications ICSB  receives is exemplary, it is possible that one or more truly outstanding organizations or individuals may be nominated for a particular award and not receive it. To deal with this possibility as effectively and as fairly as possible, the following guidelines have been established:

  • The finalists for each award will be announced to the membership of ICSB and the public.
  • The names of all other nominees will be kept confidential.
  • All non-winning nominees, including the non-winning International Finalist, will be informed of how they could strengthen their applications for the following years.
  • All non-winning nominees, including the non-winning International Finalist, may submit re-applications for a particular award. There is no prescribed period that any nominee must wait before resubmitting their nomination materials for any award. However, award winners may not reapply in the same category for a period of ten years.

Nominee information packet:

Nominees must submit an executive summary, no more than 11 pages, that contain the following information. The deadline for initial submissions is June 10, 2023.

The title page should contain:

  • The name of the individual or school being nominated
  • The award for which the individual or school is being nominated (undergraduate or graduate)
  • The name, address, phone number and email of a person who can provide any additional materials needed
  • The purpose and/or mission of the Educational nominated program.
  • An abbreviated description of the teachings
  • The primary objectives of the teachings.
  • The principal students and/or educators the program is designed to serve
  • Unique aspects and features of the teachings program
  • Program benefits for its students (show uniqueness)
  • Program outcomes, short and long term for the students (show impact)
  • Submitted via the online system in PDF format
  • The award winners must commit to being available to judge the year following the award and at least two more times in the next five years. 
  • A letter from the applicant’s Dean is required to indicate support for this commitment and should be included with the nomination.

Submission of Initial Nomination Materials:

Submission of Finalist Materials:

If selected as a finalist, a second packet of materials or the Final Nomination Package elaborating (or editing) on the initial nomination executive summary.

The final nomination package should contain the following items:

  • No more than 11 pages executive summary of the program.
  • Supporting materials that further describe and/or document the various aspects of the program. This could include syllabi, promotional materials, summaries of student comments or evaluations, etc. This information must be submitted in PDF format. This is additional to the 11 pages.
  • Presentation slides submitted in PowerPoint format to be shared at the finalist presentations at the annual conference. The slides should summarize key aspects of the program, course or pedagogy as well as discuss how the aforementioned satisfy the primary Entrepreneurship Education Excellence criteria. This information must be submitted in PowerPoint format.
  • A statement of commitment naming the representative(s) of the institution and/or program who will attend the conference and present to the finalist judges’ panel. This information must be submitted in PDF format.
  • Corresponding to the commitment to present is the implicit commitment, if a winner, to be available to judge this category twice in the subsequent five years. This ensures a consistency of quality and fairness of process by having experienced judges.
  • Completion of a Finalist Information Form granting permission to ICSB to use the information for marketing and promotional purposes. This form will be completed during the online submission process.


Submission of Final Nomination Package:

The final nomination package must be submitted via email to congress@icsb.org by May 31st, 2024.