We are the voice of the UK’s business and management education sector. We support our members to maintain world-class standards of teaching and research, and help shape policy and create opportunities through dialogue with business and government.
The UK’s business schools contribute over £13b to the UK economy annually through their teaching, research and wider impacts. They teach more students than any other subject in UK universities. Business and management graduates go on to lead global businesses or become entrepreneurs, contributing to our dynamic economy. Business school research has an impact across society and helps to turn our capacity for invention into viable businesses. Our members consist of 120 business schools and higher education providers, as well as affiliate stakeholders, corporate members and international partners.
We work with our members in the following ways:
We support the development of staff across a number of roles in business schools. Our professional development programmes, conferences and events help develop strategy, skills and knowledge for Deans, Directors of Research, Directors of Learning & Teaching, Directors of Executive Education, Heads of Professional Services, and staff responsible for international strategy, communications and administration.
We act as a hub for sharing new ideas and developing best practice. Through our work members build and maintain valuable networks within the business school community through which individuals are able to identify common challenges, find support and benchmark progress.
Lobby and Influence
We represent UK business schools to business and government. We engage them on the benefits the sector has on the economy and society, and we seek to influence them on the issues that may affect business schools’ ability to deliver high value and impact for students, businesses and wider communities.