About Us

Our mission:

Supporting and championing business schools for the benefit of business and society.

About us and the UK business school sector:

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 deliver our mission through:

Building relationships with key stakeholders, partnering effectively and promoting awareness of the scale, scope and impact of business school research and education

Developing talent, sharing good practice, creating networks and celebrating excellence.

We support the development of staff across business schools. Our professional development programmes, conferences, events, digital content, and the Certified Management & Business Educator scheme help support roles including Deans, Directors of Research, Directors of Learning & Teaching and teaching faculty, Directors of Executive Education, Heads of Professional Services, and staff responsible for international strategy, enterprise activities, and equality, diversity and inclusion.

Gathering data, conducting impactful research and sharing insights that support our members to understand the world in which they operate.

Our Priorities for 2021-22 are:

  • Driving the EDI agenda in our schools and ensuring it is embedded in all our activities.
  • Creating spaces for members to share experiences in research, pedagogy and engagement.
  • Helping to focusing on the resilience and wellbeing of staff and students.
  • Championing a sustainability agenda.

Fellows of the Chartered Association of Business Schools

Chartered ABS Fellowships are awarded to those individuals who have made an outstanding and sustained contribution to our mission to provide support for the UK's business schools and add value to their work. Fellows are peer-nominated following an open call for nominations, and new nominations and awards are made annually.

  • Helen Miller
  • Joe Hall
  • Professor Debra Leighton
  • Professor Baback Yazdani
  • Professor Simon Collinson
  • Stuart Miller
  • Lord Bilimoria of Chelsea CBE, DL
  • Rt Hon The Lord Young of Graffham CH
  • Professor Angus Laing
  • Professor Jerry Forrester
  • Professor Mike Jackson OBE
  • Jonathan Slack
  • Ann Ridley
  • Professor Michael Osbaldeston OBE
  • Professor Huw Morris
  • Professor John Saunders
  • Professor Robin Wensley
  • Professor Andy Lock
  • Professor Arthur Francis
  • Professor Sue Cox
  • Professor Peter McKiernan
  • Professor Andrew Pettigrew
  • Professor Jean Woodall
  • Professor Howard Thomas
  • Professor Dame Sandra Dawson
  • Professor Sir George Bain
  • Professor Georgina Andrews
  • Professor Julia Clarke
  • Professor Mark Hart
  • Dr Andrew Glanfield

The value of business school research and education

UK business schools are an integral part of students' careers, their universities, the economy, and society as a whole. Our Impact Factor reel explores the many ways the many ways the study of business and management adds value to the UK and tackles the grand challenges.