Certified Management & Business Educator scheme to launch

The Chartered ABS Council has given the go-ahead to launch the Certified Management & Business Educator. The scheme will provide business school educators with a framework for continuous professional development and a designation recognising their commitment to excellence in teaching.

The CMBE will launch on 14 May 2019 at the Learning, Teaching & Student Experience conference.

Following demand from members for CPD that focuses on ongoing development and complements the HEA Fellowships and the PGCert in HE, the CMBE gives educators a platform to continuously develop their practice as well as providing a recognised designation. The scheme also provides institutions with a valuable resource to promote teaching quality and standards; to demonstrate excellence as part of TEF submissions and student recruitment; and to support faculty on teaching tracks.

The CMBE will be open to business and management educators in the UK and internationally. Successful applicants will need to have sufficient experience and/or qualifications as an educator, and commit to undertaking 40 hours of CPD a year.

Those who don’t currently meet the criteria will be able to join the scheme through the Associate Management & Business Educator (AMBE) route. Individuals on the AMBE route can qualify as CMBE after completing three years’ CPD.

The CMBE scheme will recognise relevant CPD undertaken whether through in-house provision, with external providers such as the HEA, or through Chartered ABS provision. The Chartered ABS is launching a suite of CPD events and programmes tailored specifically to support business and management educators.

Professor Julia Clarke, Chair of the Chartered ABS, said: "This is a proud moment for the Chartered ABS and a significant development for supporting and celebrating excellence in learning and teaching in business schools.  At a time of great scrutiny of universities and their teaching, the CMBE, with its focus on continuous development and enhancement, will provide educators and business schools with a framework to advance the quality and status of learning and teaching, and, through professional status, give the best of business education the recognition it deserves.”

Find out more about the CMBE and how it could help your professional development here: https://charteredabs.org/cmbe/