Blog

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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*These are the views of the author(s) and are not necessarily the views of or endorsed by Chartered ABS.

Leadership Intelligence: How to Manage in Unchartered Territory

Our Chair shares his advice for demonstrating effective leadership in a crisis.

Moving to deliver your course online: practical tips

In light of recent global events due to COVID-19, you are likely to be moving to online delivery methods in the coming weeks and you may not know for how long. In this blog, we…

Intellectuals of the World, Please Unite

Professor Johan Roos calls for business academics to collaborate to combat the impact of COVID-19

COVID-19 is a challenge for business schools, but we can support each other through it

Challenges lie ahead, but business schools are already adapting to the new situation under COVID19.

Business Schools, Knowledge Management and COVID-19 – an early perspective

Stephen Ellis and Jakob Werdelin discuss how COVID-19 is shaking up business schools' strategic planning.

The value of play in business and management education

Throughout my career in higher education I have been fascinated by the inventive, creative, playful ways in which teachers seek to engage students. My explorations have led to a…

“Ready or not, here they come”: a case study on preparing Gen Z graduates for the workplace

Newcastle Business School share how they have adapted to the development needs of Gen Z students.

Freehand drawing activities in the classroom: opportunities and challenges

How can freehand drawing encourage visual literacy skills in business students?

Using assessed learning logs as a feedback tool

Providing effective feedback to students is an important and challenging aspect of the teaching and learning process, especially when dealing with a large cohort. One programme…

Salaries for business school staff

We analyse HESA 2018-19 data on business school staff salaries by ethnicity and gender.

Developing a business school international strategy

In business schools there are always new roles and responsibilities for staff, and one of the key areas is that of the internationalisation agenda. Whether staff are experienced or…

Reach, relevance, and impact: how business and management research is helping society

Scientific research is high on the agenda of the new Government. Rumours abound of a planned shake-up of research funding, the possible introduction of a new funding body, and even…

We need to talk about Apprenticeships

There has been a lot of talk about apprenticeships and what has gone wrong with them. Inherent in many of these arguments are misunderstandings, misinterpretations and myths. What…

International expertise: The value of international business graduates to the UK

Newcastle University Business School share how their students have been adding value to local businesses.

Gearing up towards 2020 – report of the October meeting of the Professional Managers’ Committee

The Professional Managers’ Committee met on 4 October, our first meeting of the new academic year. On this occasion we were very pleased to welcome four new members to the…

How can Business Schools best support the ‘outsider student’ in their transition to Higher Education?

Academics could help vulnerable students by focusing on valuable relationship-building.

Making group projects work for both the students and the lecturer

Dr Adam Frost details the benefits and limitations he's found in using online tools to facilitate student group work.

Creating space for resistance in critical and creative thinking

Encouraging students to become reflective practitioners is difficult. Should we be providing space for them to voice their frustrations about the feedback process?

Developing students’ intercultural competencies through ‘Internationalisation at Home’ pedagogic practices

Having a mixed cohort isn't enough to bring out the benefits of intercultural competencies in students. Developing these skills requires a direct and coordinated approach from…

Workplace lessons for assessing group work

Is the way business educators think about groupwork assessment still fit for purpose?