Members of the RSM community which consists of students, staff, faculty members, and alumni, can submit nominations in three categories. 

After nominees are selected, alumni, staff, students, and friends of RSM can vote for the person they think most deserves to be recognised in each category. A separate panel of judges also votes for their preferred winner, with the final result based on both the jury and public vote combined.

Alumni Achievement Award

Acknowledges alumni who are a force for positive change in business or society. This can be as a part of a corporate community, as an entrepreneur, or as an individual whose life mission is to improve the lives of others or to protect or improve the environment.

Alumni Volunteering Award

Recognises alumni volunteers who share their time or resources to contribute to the school’s reputation, research, education, and student experience, or help promote alumni relations.

Force For Positive Change Award: Responsible Consumption and Production

Since 2020, we’ve granted an award to highlight the work being done by alumni in service of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Each year, a different SDG will be represented.

In 2024, the award will acknowledge an alum who is initiating and leading action to encourage more sustainable consumption and production patterns in line with SDG 12.

Nominations are now open

Nominations are now open for the 2024 Distinguished Alumni Awards. The awards recognise outstanding RSM alumni who are making excellent contributions to society, business, or the RSM community.

Who can be nominated?

Alumni who have received a degree or diploma qualification from RSM (and its predecessors, as listed on our website) can be nominated.

Those who have successfully completed Executive Education programmes of at least 40 total teaching hours are also eligible.

Who can make a nomination?

RSM alumni, students, faculty members and staff members can make nominations through the online nomination form. You cannot nominate yourself, and only completed forms will be accepted. 

What happens next?

Award nominees are asked to accept their nomination. Upon accepting the nomination, the nominees will officially enter the election process and their profiles will be published on our website and social media.