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Flora’s April roundup

Learn more about our two key priorities: supporting the financial sustainability of our business schools and celebrating 10 years of the Small Business Charter.

11th April 2024

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, research, and enterprise engagement. Through dialogue with policymakers, business, and stakeholders, we inform government policy to help create the best possible environment for our business schools, the economy and wider society to flourish.

The UK’s business schools contribute over £13b to the national economy. With 1 in 6 university students studying a business course, our business schools teach more students than any other subject in UK universities. They also attract a third of international students studying in the UK, enhancing the UK’s soft power globally.  

Business and management graduates go on to lead organisations across the corporate, public and third sectors, contributing to our dynamic economy. The research undertaken in UK business schools has impact across society and helps to turn our capacity for invention into viable businesses.

What we do

Lobbying and advocacy: Building relationships with key stakeholders to promote awareness of the economic and societal impact of business school research and education. View our policy hub.

Developing capacity: Creating spaces for members to develop talent and share experiences of best practice in business school research, teaching, knowledge exchange, and leadership. View our events and development programmes.

Building knowledge and understanding: Gathering data, conducting impactful research and sharing insights that support our members to understand the world in which they operate. View our research and analysis.

Our priorities

Securing the financial sustainability of the UK’s business schools: supporting members and advocating for fit-for-purpose policy development to maintain the contribution of business schools to the UK’s higher education sector and the economy.

Accelerating small business productivity and growth for the benefit of the UK economy: developing capacity and promoting the role business schools play in improving SME performance.

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