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Chartered ABS and BAM recommend removing £30K salary threshold from future immigration system proposals

At least 1 in 3 business and management academics in the UK are of international origin, and it's important to have an immigration system that enables this flow of skills and…

Developing students’ intercultural competencies through ‘Internationalisation at Home’ pedagogic practices

Having a mixed cohort isn't enough to bring out the benefits of intercultural competencies in students. Developing these skills requires a direct and coordinated approach from…

How to create ‘happy’ international students

How can we make sure our degree programmes bring out the full potential of our international students?

Migration Advisory Committee call for evidence

Schools are encouraged to submit evidence to the latest MAC enquiry by 5 November

Transforming lives in developing countries: apply for Government funding

Schools with international development expertise are encouraged to apply for this competitive, Government-backed project.

Government announces return of two-year post-study visa

We welcome the Government's decision to reinstate a favourable visa regime that recognises the value of international students to the UK.

Fintech, Blockchain & Artificial Intelligence Training Trade Mission

Fintech, Blockchain & Artificial Intelligence Training Trade Mission 18-20 November 2019 Introducing British professional training providers in Fintech, Blockchain and AI to…

Help the calls for post-study work visas by providing case studies showing the value of international students to local businesses

The CBI are keen to support the calls for international students to be able to stay in the UK and work for a longer period after their study, which aligns with the Chartered ABS's…

December 2018 White Paper on Immigration – Our response

The Government's White Paper is encouraging, but doesn't go far enough.

ESCP Europe London wins Times Higher Education Business School of the Year Award

Chartered ABS member school ESCP Europe are honoured at the 2018 Times Higher awards.

APPG International Students – Chartered ABS Response

We present the case for a competitive and accessible post-study visa regime for international students.

Call for nominations to the Chartered ABS International Committee

The Chartered Association of Business Schools is calling for new members to join our International Committee. The International Committee tackles the biggest current and emerging…

Interdisciplinary funding breakthrough for the York Management School: IKnowFood

Bob Doherty explains how the IKnowFood project takes an interdisciplinary multi-stakeholder approach to develop a unifying understanding of ‘food system resilience’ through the…

Brexit from the view of EU business school students

Students from the Netherlands recently visited Alliance Manchester Business School - what do they think about the UK's decision to leave the EU?

Chinese university seeking cooperation with UK university for new school

An opportunity for a UK university to collaborate with a Chinese university in some key areas: big data, computer science, statistics, mathematics, economics or management.

Highlights from our Annual Conference 2016

Over the two days at our Annual Conference, delegates engaged in discussions on the impact of Brexit on business schools, the technicalities of the TEF and much more.

Internationalisation strategies: The case for staff mobility and the strategic entrepreneur

Dr Alison Pearce on the rise of the strategic entrepreneur.

Opportunities for UK business schools in India

With India set to become the 7th largest economy in the world, Kevin McCole, UKIBC discusses the approach that UK business schools can take to engage further with India.

International business students turned off by visa policy impacting UK universities

The Chartered ABS has today published a new report which reveals the impact the Government’s student visa policy is having on universities and the economy. The report focuses on…

Commercial opportunities through the UKTI

The education team at UKTI has identified a range of commercial opportunities internationally across a range of education sectors and are looking for UK organisations who may be…

The business of international marketing – using data and insights to improve student recruitment

With a backdrop of concern about immigration and Theresa May’s recent hard hitting party conference speech Jamie Laird, Head of Market Intelligence at Hobsons examines how…

The challenge to international recruitment continues

Marie Clark from Hobsons provides some insights into the latest government proposals for international students.

Professional Development

International Deans’ Programme

Professional development and support for Deans and Heads of Business Schools with up to three years' experience.


International workshop: developing a business school international strategy

4 Mar 20 - 4 Mar 20

Event venue: De Montfort University, Leicester

This workshop will examine how to keep your international strategy relevant in a changing and competitive market.

Research Conference and Exhibition 2020

18 Mar 20 - 18 Mar 20

Event venue: Nottingham Business School

The Annual Research Conference & Exhibition (18 March, Nottingham) brings together directors of research, management scholars and knowledge exchange professionals.

Learning, Teaching & Student Experience 2020

12 May 20 - 13 May 20

Event venue: ICC, Belfast

The UK's leading gathering of business and management educators.

LTSE 2020 Submissions Portal

12 May 20 - 13 May 20

Event venue: ICC, Belfast

Presenting at LTSE is a great way to receive constructive feedback about current research, develop knowledge and ideas, help to build one’s personal network, refine teaching and…


APPG inquiry into international students – Chartered ABS evidence and response

We present the case for a competitive and accessible post-study visa regime for international students.

UK business schools and international student recruitment

The Government’s current student visa policy is having detrimental effects on universities and the economy. This report focuses on recruitment trends of international students…