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The latest news and developments from our member business schools.

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Applications for research funding from the Richard Benjamin Trust are open

Applications are invited from potential students for a funding award contributing towards a collaborative PhD or D.Prof (full-time or part-time study; by thesis or by publications)…

International business expert receives Honorary OBE

International business expert and Henley Business School academic, Professor Rajneesh Narula, has been appointed an Honorary Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British…

Edge Hill University Business School launches a Professional Doctorate in Emergency Services Management

Edge Hill University Business School proudly launched its new Professional Doctorate in Emergency Services Management  programme in July 2017 at an event attended by senior…

PRME and Oxford Brookes University writing competition 2017/18

The second annual responsible business and management writing competition  The UKI PRME Regional Chapter and Oxford Brookes University seek through this competition to promote…

An interesting year in prospect for the Chartered ABS Professional Managers Committee

The first meeting of the new academic year for the Professional Managers Committee on Friday 13th October was a great opportunity for us to begin to build momentum behind our…

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…

Nominations for Chartered ABS Council members 2017-20

Nominations are sought from Chartered ABS voting representatives who are interested in serving as members of the Council, and therefore trustees of the Chartered charity, for a…

Call for nominations for REF panel membership

The Chartered ABS has been contacted by HEFCE regarding the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021. The REF will be undertaken through a process of peer review by expert panels,…

Call for nominations to form Chartered ABS Apprenticeships Working Group

The Council of the Chartered ABS has suggested an Apprenticeships Working Group be formed to help inform members of what is happening with apprenticeships, to engage with…

Cross-Continental ‘Bridges’ Form Connections Between Business and the Business School Classroom

Seasoned business professionals are sought after for their insight on the past, present, and future. From their strong grasp of business fundamentals to their extensive leadership…

No summer recess for business school professional managers

Summer holiday clashes resulted in a depleted attendance at the Professional Managers Committee meeting on 14 July, but that didn’t stop us from having excellent discussions and…

Network to boost ethnic minority businesses takes top prize

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has recognised the ground-breaking impact of a leading Birmingham Business School project, by awarding the co-directors an award as…

Call for new members for Chartered ABS Professional Managers’ Committee

We are calling for new members to join our Professional Managers' Committee. The Professional Managers' Committee consists of leading managers in a senior role in business schools.…

Cardiff School of Management achieves the prestigious Small Business Charter award

Cardiff School of Management at Cardiff Metropolitan University has been awarded the Small Business Charter in recognition of their extensive work to support small businesses.

Birmingham City Business School and Dublin City University Business School achieve the Small Business Charter award

Birmingham City Business School and Dublin City University Business School have been granted the Small Business Charter award.

Are you prepared for REF2021?

Participate in this study of Business School engagement with impact via the survey for Associate Deans and Directors of Research.

Call for papers: International student sojourner

Editors of the International Journal of Management Education (IJME) Special Issue, which explores the reasons influencing a student’s decision to engage in university level study…

Newcastle University appoints new Business School Director

Professor Sharon Mavin joins as the new director of its Business School.

CIPD: Research tender invitations for three complementary studies

The CIPD is currently commissioning three separate but complementary research studies. Deadline: 20 February

Annette Cast appointed Dean of UEL’s Royal Docks School of Business and Law

Annette Cast joins UEL's Royal Docks School of Business and Law in April as the new Dean.

Growth Hub in Cirencester will unlock local business potential

A new Growth Hub in Cirencester will strengthen the Gloucestershire business community by providing innovative business support.

Education and Training Foundation: Invitation to Tender for Training Programme

The Education and Training Foundation are seeking an established provider of training and development for senior finance managers, with a national reputation for excellence.

Invitation to Tender: Education and Training Foundation Leadership Programme

The Education and Training Foundation are seeking an established provider of senior executive training, with a national reputation for excellence, to co-design, develop and deliver…

Invitation to tender: Transformational change in higher education

The Leadership Foundation has opened invitations to tender for a new project, 'Transformational change in higher education' comprising a series of case studies generated through…

RAU wins two Green Gown Awards

The university was announced Best Newcomer for a small institution and winner of the Enterprise and Entrepreneurship category at the awards ceremony held on 10 November 2016.

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.

Call for Papers: Journal of Management Education Special Issue

The guest editors of the Journal of Management Education Special Issue - Management Education in Turbulent Times - are seeking submissions across all of the Journal of Management…

Surrey Business School appoints new Dean

An organisation theorist by background, Ansgar Richter steps in as Dean of Surrey Business School.

Invitation to tender for research from CIPD

CIPD is exploring the perspective of institutional investors on human capital to provide the HR profession a voice on the topic of measuring and reporting human capital for…

Ulster hosts Northern Ireland launch of Chartered ABS report

Ulster University Business School hosts the launch of the report in which it is featured as an exemplar of added value provided to the local economy with an annual economic impact…

ifs University College becomes The London Institute of Banking & Finance

Following approval from the Privy Council, ifs University College has officially changed its name to The London Institute of Banking & Finance.

RAU tops the league for carbon reductions for second year running

The RAU has been placed first out of all English universities for its decrease of carbon emissions.

Call for papers: PRME 10th Anniversary Special Issue International Journal of Management Education

A great opportunity for academics specialising in different areas of responsible management to contribute.

New Alumni Fellows Welcomed to Nottingham Business School

Former Nottingham Business School (NBS) students from the local, national and international business community have pledged their support for the next generation of young…

CIPD – Invitation to tender for research

While recognising the impact of technology specifically on productivity, the CIPD is seeking to gain a better understanding of how technology is contributing to the evolution of…

CIPD accredits MSc Human Resource Management at Essex Business School

Essex Business School's MSc Human Resource Management course gains accreditation from CIPD - the professional body for HR and people development.

The Open University AND KPMG launch joint apprenticeship service

KPMG and The Open University (OU) are joining forces to launch an apprenticeship service that enables employers to identify and fulfil their future training needs, following the…

Nottingham Business School joins world top 5% with global accreditation

NBS receives accreditation for the quality of its business and management courses from AACSB

Leeds Business School wins the prestigious Small Business Charter award

Leeds Business School (LBS) has received the Small Business Charter award in recognition of its engagement and activity to support SMEs, and their strong ties and rewarding links…

School of Business, London South Bank University wins prestigious Small Business Charter Award

School of Business, London South Bank University (LSBU) has been awarded a Bronze Small Business Charter award in recognition of its commitment to supporting SMEs, including their…

Strathclyde Business School awarded gold Small Business Charter Award

Strathclyde Business School has been awarded a gold Small Business Charter award in recognition of its commitment to supporting SMEs, including the significant impact of its Growth…

Essex opens first zero-carbon business school building in UK

Open data pioneer launches first zero-carbon business school building in UK The Chief Executive of the Open Data Institute Gavin Starks helped launch the new landmark home…

UCL awarded gold Small Business Charter Award

The Small Business Charter, an award bringing together world-class business schools and SME communities across the UK, is pleased to announce that University College London (UCL)…

Fresh ideas for businesses as students rise to the Thinkubator Challenge

Up to 400 staff and students from Nottingham Business School (NBS), Nottingham Trent University, pulled together to solve 40 real business problems at its Thinkubator Challenge…

University of Essex appoints leading MBA Director

The University of Essex has appointed Nigel Pye as MBA Director and Professor of Business and Management at Essex Business School

National Award for University Entrepreneurship

The University of Leeds has won The Duke of York Award for University Entrepreneurship.

Warwick Business School launches Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) for senior executives

Warwick Business School has unveiled a new Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree designed for senior executives and potential future leaders.

Bath embarks on ground-breaking deal with South African Government

The University of Bath is to provide advanced leadership training to senior South African Higher Education professionals in a ground-breaking new partnership with the South African…

New professional qualifications for Marketing students

Hull University Business School has joined forces with CIM (The Chartered Institute of Marketing) to give students the opportunity to gain professional qualifications through CIM…

Nottingham Business School expands Alumni Scheme to personalise learning for Executives of the future

Nottingham Business School (NBS) is expanding its Alumni Fellowship Scheme and inviting new members after a successful pilot year.

London College of Fashion, UAL Students receive CMI award

Six students from the Fashion Business School will be presented with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) London and South East Regional Boards Award.

New arrival at the University of Derby

Dr David Russell has been appointed as the new Dean of the College of Business at the University of Derby.

GCU awarded EPAS accreditation

94 programmes delivered in 31 countries have been awarded EPAS accreditation.

Entrepreneurship Grants: Recipients of Cambridge Judge start-up grants have raised over £5 million in funding

Recipients of start-up grants from an Investment Fund at Cambridge Judge Business School have collectively raised more than £5 million since the grants ranging from £3,000 to…

Curriculum innovation focus for new Associate Dean of NBS

Melanie Currie has been appointed as Associate Dean of Nottingham Business School (NBS).

In-Company degree celebrates 15 Years of graduates

Nottingham Business School celebrates the 15th anniversary of its degree programme which places students in companies full-time as part of their course.

Head of UK Banking at Santander gives guest lecture for aspiring entrepreneurs at University of Hertfordshire

Steve Pateman, Head of UK Banking at Santander UK visited the University of Hertfordshire to deliver a guest lecture on Issues and Challenges facing Aspiring Entrepreneurs.

RAU graduate employability hits 98%

The Royal Agricultural University (RAU) is thrilled to announce high employability figures across the board. Recent surveys of 2014 graduates have shown that 98.2% of…

Dual CMI qualification for RAU business graduates

Students studying for a business degree at the Royal Agricultural University (RAU) will now receive a dual qualification from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

London College of Fashion (LCF) announces launch of the Fashion Business School

The London College of Fashion has launched its Fashion Business School.