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Our blog features opinion*, analysis and case studies from across the business school sector, plus contributions from the Chartered ABS and external commentators. Each blog has a comments box on it so you can post your comments.

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Supporting non-traditional students into employment

Reflecting on recent blog posts on this website it is clear that one of the fundamental roles of business schools is to ensure our graduates transition successfully into meaningful (and hopefully lucrative) work. However, the CBI's Carolyn Fairbairn explains that UK employers still have difficulty…

Innovation in Executive Education: Developing Active Citizenship – The Next Generation Awards, Birmingham Civic Society

Challenging existing notions of executive education by developing active citizenship among young people - a case study from Aston Business School

Get ahead in executive education – measure your impact

In the same week that Chartered ABS launched their report on the 'Impact of Executive Education', LinkedIn launched 39 new skills development courses.  These courses are now part of a library that now extends to over 10,000 different programmes. The market for executive education and management…

Why business schools should be aware of how the media genders women leaders and managers

How can business schools help prevent gender stereotypes hindering the progress of the future business leaders they teach?

‘Letting go’ to embrace the flipped classroom

The flipped classroom is now synonymous in discussions and presentations concerning new ways of teaching. It struck me that the presentations we deliver focus on the practical, on the different ways we are embedding flipping into our teaching practice. Of course this sharing of experience is…

Are business schools fit for the future?

“The future of business schools is tied up with their future legitimacy.”

The role of business schools within universities

“A refocus of research on business practice could prove to be the saviour of both business schools and their parent universities.”

Championing diversity in the workplace starts at (business) school

“business schools have a role to play as brokers across the many divides that separate people today”

E-learning for Teaching Accountancy: Turning theory into practice

Just over a year ago I wrote a similar thought piece stating that it was imperative universities ensure undergraduate and post graduate accountancy students have strong IT skills in order for them to be suitably prepared for relevant graduate roles in the accountancy and finance profession. A…

Regional growth, productivity and the role of the business school

How can business schools boost regional economic productivity?

What do leaders need to operate in a world of disruption?

A personal perspective on what business schools can do to prepare future leaders

Rethinking and Re-evaluating the Purpose of the Business School

"To produce responsible, authentic leaders, business schools need to develop more holistic management education models"

Becoming anchor institutions: embedding business schools in regional economies

How can business schools have a greater impact on regional economies through research and better engagement?

Gendered language and the recruitment process – a lesson for business schools

Women’s underrepresentation in leadership positions is a widespread phenomenon and attributed to a number of factors. Business schools are no exception to this challenge and are being encouraged to ensure greater diversity in their leadership roles, particularly through initiatives such as Athena…

The Role of Graduate Employability in Economic Productivity in the UK

Homogenisation vs. Innovation in employability A range of graduate employability interventions exist across the UK Higher Education (HE) sector, involving experiential learning, skills development and on-the-job training among others. Employability is already high on the agenda for universities…

How learning technology can help you support and steer your students

Advances in technology have wrought many changes to education - and especially higher education - over the past two decades, with the internet blasting access to information far beyond the confines of the faculty library, and social connectivity literally enabling mass communication to occur at the…

Policy Update: an eventful summer sets the tone for the year ahead

It has been an eventful summer in terms of HE policy, as well as the sometimes very personal attacks launched by Lord Adonis. It is difficult to choose which will have the most impact, but clearly it is going to be another eventful year. First the good news. There again seems to be some momentum…

The Specialist Generalist

Dr Andrew Glanfield explores the concept of the Specilaist Generalist which is gaining traction amongst college and central professional services audiences at Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University. He explains how the discipline-specific knowledge, team building and procurement expertise of…

Reading? It’s still critical

Pearson is conducting research with Swansea University and University of Sheffield to understand the impact of providing core learning content in new ways, motivating and engaging students to read critically, think critically and write critically.

Learning to play the game: delivering a Live Project to 800 First Year Business students

Find out more about Live Projects at the University of Bedfordshire Business School and how getting students involved in such campaigns has been a huge success. It has also been a step towards better preparing them to ‘play the game’ and relate to employers in a confident responsible way…