Blog

Our blog features opinion*, analysis and case studies from across the business school sector, plus contributions from the Chartered ABS and external commentators. Each blog has a comments box on it so you can post your comments.

If you would like to submit a blog please contact Barney on barney.roe@charteredabs.org

*These are the views of the author(s) and are not necessarily the views of or endorsed by Chartered ABS.

Writing cases – what’s involved?

The Case Centre provides some helpful advice for writing engaging business cases for the classroom.

Bold steps: report from the February meeting of the Professional Managers’ Committee

Bold steps: report from the February meeting of the Professional Managers’ Committee The Committee met on Friday 8th February, the perfect time…

The critical relationship – business school deans, professional managers, and the wider university

Our guidance on articulating your role as professional manager to suit your business school context.

New faces and big plans – Report from the October meeting of the Professional Managers Committee

New faces and big plans - Report from the October meeting of the Professional Managers Committee The Professional Managers Committee met on 12th…

Business schools: less stereotyping and more collaboration in the interests of the nation

Business schools need to raise awareness about what they do, how they add value and how they could do more to help deal with the UK’s current challenges.

Wither research integrity? Framing the issues

Wither research integrity? Framing the issues Professor Denis Fischbacher-Smith, University of Glasgow Most academic visitors to the Chartered ABS…

Learning and “leanness” in the information age

Learning and “leanness” in the information age I delivered my first lecture in 1979. Aged 27, I was beset with a mixture of genuine passion for the topic and unbridled dread…

Developing students’ soft skills through business competitions

Developing students’ soft skills through business competitions One consequence of a ‘monetised’ higher education system is that students expect value for money and a…

LinkedIn: Maximising the relationship between business schools and their final year students

LinkedIn: Maximising the relationship between business schools and their final year students In an environment where prospective students’ decisions about their education are…

Greening accounting and finance curricula

All these challenges represent great pressure to encourage us to think about the process of greening accounting and finance curricula.

How the MBA can be saved by small firms and apprenticeships

Professor Zahir Irani, Executive Dean, University of Bradford explains how a reinvented form of the MBA may well hold the key to its survival.

Putting theory into practice – report from the April meeting of the Professional Managers’ Committee

The Professional Managers' Committee met on April 20th, our second meeting of the year. We can say with confidence and pride that our key projects are gaining momentum and we look…

Equality. Diversity. Invisibility? Diversity in the Business School Curriculum

If we looked for visible signs of commitment to diversity in the content of business and management school degrees on your website, would it be easily found?

Aligning professional service staffs’ performance and training with strategic goals: a case study on using the Chartered ABS professional development matrix

In practice, for many in professional service roles there are few ways to demonstrate clear linkages between goals for the year. This case study provides a solution.

Driving organisational change and impact: case study on using the Chartered ABS professional development matrix

The professional management matrix has helped to drive a cultural and efficiency change across our faculty of business.

THE Awards’ Business School of the Year – Saïd Business School

A case study on why Saïd Business School won Business School of the Year at the THE Awards

Confessions of a judge for the Times Higher Education awards

Are you thinking of applying for Business School of the Year? Anne Kiem, Chartered ABS CEO, sits on the THE Awards judging panel and shares her advice.

Revisiting the One-Minute Paper in the Digital Age

Can a Digital One Minute Paper help support teaching, especially in large multi-national classes?