Kriss Akabusi takes the fast track to business success


Anyone who doubts the possibility of coming from behind to beat a rival should take a look at Kriss Akabusi’s gold-winning relay run at the 1991 World Championships in Tokyo. He overtook America’s Antonio Pettigrew himself a gold medallist on the final bend setting a British relay record in the process. It still makes riveting viewing on YouTube.

Added on 13 July 2012 by Erika Lucas

“You’ve got to believe in yourself” Akabusi says after a career in which he picked up three Olympic medals and earned himself an MBE before turning to motivational speaking.

But as they say in athletics it’s no good standing still. Aware that the London Olympics could spawn a new brood of corporate speakers Akabusi has signed up for the redesigned two-year executive MBA at Ashridge Business School in Hertfordshire.

via Kriss Akabusi takes the fast track to business success – MBAs Guide – Postgraduate – The Independent.

Win an MBA place at Ashridge Business School

Ashridge MBA scholarship

Ashridge and the Independent newspaper are jointly offering a scholarship worth £32500 for a place on an MBA programme – either the one-year full-time or two-year Executive MBA – that commences on September 20 this year.

To apply the first step is to complete by July 31 an MBA application form and create a PowerPoint slide that describes your skills and how they would add value to an Ashridge MBA programme. Please email these to

After assessing the entries we will invite shortlisted entrants to Ashridge during the week commencing August 20. There they will take part in a group exercise to discuss a topic on the subject of management sustainability or leadership and then make a ten-minute individual presentation.

The finalists will be notified after this meeting and invited to a one-hour interview with the Director of MBA programmes and to complete Ashridge admissions tests (if holding no GMAT score).

The MBA application form and entry criteria are published at