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Developing new digital employability skills through online collaboration

Training and supporting university students, and in particular, business school students to become global ready graduates has long been regarded an integral part of the curriculum.…

Why don’t they come?

When I was at university, for four years including my Master’s, I wasn’t a particularly good student. I tended to leave everything until the last moment and didn’t always…

It takes two: Co-leadership in British higher education

Lennon and McCartney, Victoria and Albert, Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett… sometimes the best things come in twos. Take one person away from the duo and somehow both are…

Call for new members for the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee

The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Committee of the Chartered ABS is looking for new members. Applications are open to members within Chartered ABS member business schools…

Dare to evolve: Reassessing assessments in business schools

As business school educators, we have a great opportunity to help students  obtain their most desirable post-study career move, and enhance the careers of those already in…

Lord Young of Graffham, 1932-2022, Rest In Peace

We are deeply saddened by the news that Lord Young of Graffham has passed away

Farewell to Anne Kiem, and an update on the Chief Executive appointment

At the end of 2022 Anne Kiem OBE, Chief Executive, will be leaving the Chartered ABS to start the next chapter of her career. Anne has led the Chartered ABS for eight years and has…

Using pedagogical research to help develop academic identity

All business schools employ individuals who have made the move from practitioner, to academic. Very often these individuals have attained seniority in their professional lives, and…

Auditing the Auditors: An evaluation of the REF2021 output results for UoS 16

The UK has recently concluded the Research Excellence Framework (REF2021) exercise, involving 157 universities, 76,132 academic staff and 185,594 research outputs. The nationally…

Dynamic Conversations: Peering into the future of business education

Davenport and Patil (2012) writing in the Harvard Business described data science as the “Sexiest Job of the 21st Century”. For many business schools these types of comments…

Dynamic Conversations: Embedding data literacy throughout the undergraduate business curriculum

Dr Liz Cunningham of Newcastle Business School concentrates on the problem of the curriculum gap between Level 4 and Level 6 undergraduate degrees. Business undergraduates struggle…

Dynamic Conversations: Business analytics in management education through professional development modules

In this written piece, Dr Anabela Soares of Bristol Business School considers the necessity of ingraining business analytics across Business & Management programmes, to prepare…

Dynamic Conversations: Data savviness for business school students

Businesses are now inundated with data, both that which they have accumulated themselves, and that which is available from a variety of external sources.The proliferation of these…

Chartered ABS statement on speculation that the UK Government may reduce international student numbers

Following speculation that the UK Government may look to cut international student numbers, Professor Robert MacIntosh, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Business and Law at Northumbria…

The 2022 Chartered ABS Fellows announced

We are delighted to announce five new Fellows of the Chartered Association of Business Schools. Professor David Sweeney CBE, Adam Harper, Janine Ellis, Professor Robert Blackburn…

Maintaining the balance between student mobility and sustainability

Internationalisation of the student experience – both for students originating from ‘home’ as well as those coming from ‘overseas’ – has been, and will continue to be,…

Results from the 2022 Chartered ABS Annual Membership Survey

The 2022 edition of our membership survey covers important issues including student and staff recruitment, strategic priorities, finances and investment, and equality, diversity…

How enterprise educators can benefit from changes to Advance HE’s Professional Standards Framework

Updating a longstanding framework is never an easy task, however, I have found the UK Professional Standards Framework (PSF) to be both very helpful and easy to follow. Whilst…

Don’t be a sage, get off the stage: the evolving role of the business educator

Contemporary business school education which makes an impact on society needs to be engaging, and it must have a purpose. That purpose cannot centre solely on the interests and…

Exploring professional services models in UK business schools

The Chartered ABS has published an in-depth study into the different operating models for professional services teams in UK business schools. The report is the product of a…

Notice of the Chartered ABS Annual General Meeting – Monday 7 November 2022

The 2022 Annual General Meeting of the Chartered Association of Business Schools will be held on Monday 7 November at 17:20, the first day of our Annual Conference, at the Duke…

Using social media and technology to improve the student experience

Covid-19 saw a rapid pivot to online learning & teaching. Here, seven business school educators explore how they've continued to embed social media and technology into their…

Learning & teaching in a post-pandemic landscape

In the wake of the pandemic, many educators have noticed a marked difference in their teaching methods. Watch our experts discuss the changes they've made to their own practices as…

National Student Survey 2022: Results for Law

The Chartered ABS is pleased to present our analysis of the 2022 National Student Survey (NSS) results for Law. This year’s results were published by the Office for Students…

OfS consultation on potential changes to the National Student Survey – our response

The Chartered ABS has responded to the Office for Students’ consultation on potential changes to the National student Survey based on input from our Council and members of our…

Interdisciplinary degrees: should business schools invest?

Graduate Employability Outcomes (GEO) is quickly becoming one of the key applicant decision factors when selecting their programmes and which university to attend. While…

The 2022 edition of the Chartered ABS report on research funding for UK business schools

The 2022 edition of the Chartered ABS’ annual report on research income for UK business schools reveals that total research income in 2020/21 increased for the fifth consecutive…

Open call to undertake an exploratory study into business schools and knowledge exchange

Background to the study The Chartered ABS will periodically fund research of direct relevance to our strategic priorities and which will benefit our member business schools. At the…

New scheme to create new generation of business-aware researchers

We are delighted to announce a new programme that will see £5 million invested in helping to develop a new generation of business-aware researchers to further university-business…

Reflecting on international student mobility in a post-pandemic world

In the second of a series from our International Committee exploring issues around student mobility, Professor Agnes Nairn and Dr Craig Robinson consider how Covid-19 has affected…

Student disengagement with the physical campus

Anecdotal evidence suggests that Covid-19 has brought a lasting and unforeseen consequence for learning practices – the persistent absence of students from campus. Digital…

In the pursuit of an effective clearing campaign

What makes an effective clearing campaign? To answer this, we analysed 70 online-based clearing campaigns from 2020 and 2021 clearing periods, and interviewed students who had…

Relevance and responsibility: embedding the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals within enterprising business schools

A number of present examples, domestically and around the world, have highlighted the vulnerabilities of society, industry, and subsequently the economy of nations. Slowly coming…

Unleash your inner geek: using maths to prepare graduates for a data driven future

The need for quantitative and analytical skills in the modern business environment is growing as companies attempt to leverage data, analytics and AI to improve everything, from…

Research impact and the role of social justice in REF 2022 results

Following the recent REF, success in research impact is now being highlighted by many universities’ websites, with the subject seemingly set to grow in importance. Professor…

Chartered ABS appoints Tania Vanburen as new Chair of the CMBE Professional Standards Board

The Chartered ABS is delighted to announce the appointment of Tania Vanburen as the new Chair of the CMBE Professional Standards Board. Tania Vanburen is Executive Director,…

Creating inclusive business schools

Issues around inclusivity are imperative for business schools. Watch our experts discuss what they are doing in their institutions to advance inclusivity through their teaching…

How business educators are contributing to climate action

Tackling climate change has never been more important. Here, seven business school educators explore what they are doing to contribute to sustainability through their teaching, and…

National Student Survey 2022: Results for Business & Management Studies

The Chartered ABS is pleased to present our analysis of the 2022 National Student Survey (NSS) results for Business & Management Studies. This year’s results were published…

Call for nominations for Fellowship of the Chartered ABS

The Chartered ABS would like to recognise senior academics, professional services staff, those in associated roles and leaders outside of academia who have made and continue to…

Analysis of Directors of Research roles in UK business schools

The Chartered ABS Research Committee commissioned a research project to identify the key characteristics and components of research leadership roles in UK business schools and how…

Bring a Chartered ABS event to your school

Nominate your school to host a Chartered ABS event in 2022-23 Each year the Chartered ABS hosts a range of in-person and online events. Our in-person events portfolio includes a…

Why a post-Covid, ‘one size fits all’ approach to personal tutoring risks repeating familiar mistakes

As the Covid-19 pandemic recedes, there is little doubt that the landscape of UK tertiary education has been significantly altered. To ensure that their graduates have the skills…

Chartered ABS report on research income for Law – 2014/15 to 2019/20

The Chartered ABS has published its third annual briefing on research income in the field of Law. This analysis covers the period of 2014/15 to 2019/20 and is based on data from…

The changing face of international student mobility

This post is the first in a series by members of the International Committee of Chartered ABS exploring the current debate around sustainability and international travel. We…

Does business research in the UK need levelling up?

The relationship between business schools and their parent universities has always been characterised by a certain amount of tension over budgets, ideology and intellectual…

Be careful what you wish for? Impacting REF 2021 and beyond

In 2014, around the same time that the results of REF2014 were announced, David Knights and Caroline Clarke published in Organization Studies a paper exploring the ‘bittersweet…

Call for nominations for the Chartered ABS Research Committee

The Chartered Association of Business Schools is calling for new members for our Research Committee. The role of the Research Committee is to provide guidance and assistance to the…

The role of online learning in a post-pandemic business school

The acceleration of digital adoption in teaching and learning, during the pandemic, meant that often long-term strategic plans were abandoned. Now that a ‘new normal’ has…

Research Excellence Framework 2021: Analysis of results for business & management

Download the report: Research Excellence Framework 2021: Analysis of results for business & management The results from the latest national census of research activity have now…

Dynamic Conversations: Creativity and employability in the era of the ‘squiggly’ career

From our second edition of Dynamic Conversations: Creativity and Employability, Nicola Urquhart of Kent Business School discusses the benefits to students of adopting a creative…

Dynamic Conversations: Creativity and employability for Economists: a relationship in need of shaping?

From our second edition of Dynamic Conversations: Creativity and Employability, Dr Ian Smith of Bristol Business School considers the 'dark' side of creativity, and the various…

Dynamic Conversations: Using unfamiliar learning activities to encourage creativity

From our second edition of Dynamic Conversations: Creativity and Employability, Katherine Leopold CMBE and Dr Dawn Reilly CMBE of University of Greenwich Business School explore…

Request for a lead HEI to support an application we are planning to make for RED funding

An idea has been shared with us that we would like to explore with any interested schools. We have often talked about the need for greater interdisciplinary work, especially…

The challenges of making all welcome: three keys to organising inclusive business school events

What sort of experience do you have when you attend an event such as a committee meeting, seminar, or conference at your business school or externally? Sometimes one’s experience…

AJG 2024 – Invitation to publishers and editors

We are inviting publishers and editors of Journals and Scholarly Associations to apply to have their journals considered for inclusion in the next edition of the Academic Journal…

Academic Journal Guide 2024: a new evolution

The launch of the 2021 Academic Journal Guide marked the seventh iteration of the Guide, since its original development in 2007. Over that period the Guide has evolved…

Options for the next KEF – our response to the UKRI consultation

The Chartered ABS has responded to UKRI’s technical consultation on options for the next Knowledge Exchange Framework, aimed at improving the underlying methodology used in the…

UKRI consultation on Future Research Assessment

The Chartered ABS has responded to the consultation from UKRI on the future of research assessment following the last REF exercise. We were pleased to work closely with BAM on our…

UKRI EDI strategy consultation

The Chartered ABS has responded to UKRI’s consultation on its Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) strategy. The strategy is the UKRI’s first of its kind and details its…

OfS consultation on regulating student outcomes

The Chartered ABS has responded to the OfS consultation on regulating student outcomes which forms part of the OfS’s policy of ensuring that students of all backgrounds…

OfS Consultation on the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

The Chartered ABS has responded to the OfS consultation on the future of the TEF, aimed at incentivising higher education providers in the UK to achieve excellence in teaching,…

The good, the nice and the ugly of the new IFATE Degree Apprenticeships policy

IFATE has recently published some new policy guidance, which sets, or possibly confirms, a brighter future and a clearer brand for Degree Apprenticeships in England. This follows a…

Injecting more fun into learning: the gamification of teaching methods

Many years ago, when I first implemented the use of flipped lectures (pre-recorded lectures available a week in advance of lessons to free up time in the classroom for more active…

Student voice: a powerful informer of business education transformation

The University of Edinburgh Business School was recently invited to contribute to a publication which examines how student feedback – including feedback derived through…

Preparing post-Covid graduates for remote and hybrid work

Beyond the technical content taught in business schools, our learning environment can also directly impact the sorts of capabilities that are developed over time (Akrivou and…

The Augar Review: business as usual for business schools?

When the Augar Review of post-18 education was ordered in February 2018, the world was a strikingly different place. Prime Minister Theresa May was concerned about the politics and…

Student enrolments in Business & Management studies 2020/21- our latest report

Our latest analysis of student enrolments in the UK reveals strong growth in demand for Business & Management Studies among both domestic and international students. Using…

Add your voice to our ‘Dynamic Conversation’ on creativity and employability

The next Perspectives On: Dynamics Conversation will be formally launched on Monday March 14 from our Dynamic Conversations webpage. The theme for this conversation is…

Graduate outcomes and a spatial approach to decent work

Graduate outcomes are now a staple ingredient to measuring the performance of higher education in many countries globally (see the latest CABS analysis here). It can be entrenched…

The benefits of continuing professional development for business school academics

Reviewing, assessing, and promoting the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) of fellow academics, is a productive and important responsibility of business school management…

UKRI consultation on the Future of Research Assessment – provide your views to the Chartered ABS

The four UK higher education funding bodies have opened a consultation on the future UK-wide research assessment system. The consultation is part of the Future Research Assessment…

‘Reinvention’ with international intent and a new learning model

At the start of this academic year, Teesside University Business School rebranded as Teesside University International Business School. There was no big announcement and no…

Herding cats and taming wolves? Lessons from 15 years of business school research leadership

Managing academics is commonly likened to ‘herding cats’ and self-motivated researchers are often described as ‘lone wolves’. At risk of stretching the analogy too far,…

Going Up: how business schools can support the government’s ‘Levelling Up’ agenda

Business schools already educate one in seven of all UK university students and are engaged with private, public and third sector organisations in research, skills development,…

Adapting co-creation to improve inclusion

In business schools, collaboration and co-creation in teaching, research and enterprise activity are now central to the vision for how business and management knowledge creates…

From passivity to partnership: how the student-university relationship has evolved in the era of the National Student Survey

For most, January is a time for confirmation of resolutions, establishing a new health regime or a time to recover from the excesses of the festive period, but for those working in…

Apply to join the new CMBE CPD Review Board

CMBEs are invited to apply to join our new CPD Review Board and help shape the programming of our community-led events and workshops. This new Board is being constituted as part of…

Call for nominations: Chartered ABS Learning, Teaching, and Student Experience Committee 2022

The Chartered Association of Business Schools is calling for new members for our Learning Teaching and Student Experience (LTSE) Committee. The role of the LTSE Committee is to…

Real life learning and assessment – creating an authentic experience

When I was in sixth form, many, many years ago I participated in the Young Enterprise scheme. We worked with a local business who produced manufactured steel tubes, the upshot of…

The two routes to higher business school rankings

The Financial Times (FT) Master's in Management annual league table is a useful and widely consulted benchmark for leading, accredited business schools when assessing improvements…

Making the most of the moment: Gender equality in business and management schools

Women remain under-represented in all disciplines and levels of academia, especially at the professorial level, in senior leadership roles, including deans, university…

Graduate Outcomes in ‘Business & Administrative Studies’: Analysis of the second year of results from the new HESA survey

The Chartered ABS has carried out an analysis of the second wave of results on graduates from ‘Business & Administrative Studies’ under the HESA ‘Graduate Outcomes’…

Chartered ABS Scholarship report: Embedding EDI in the business school context

This latest report by the Universities of Bedfordshire and Greenwich explores the challenges and barriers in embedding EDI into the business school curriculum and student facing…

Second OfS consultation on quality and standards: Chartered ABS response

The Chartered ABS has responded to the second OfS consultation on its approach to regulating quality and standards in higher education

The 2021 Chartered ABS Fellows announced

Five new Fellows have been recognised for their contributions to the Chartered ABS’s mission.

Dynamic Conversations: Virtual reality in Management teaching

From our first edition of Dynamic Conversations: Learning Communities, Dr Madeleine Stevens CMBE of Liverpool Business School explores how virtual reality can be used in Management…

Dynamic Conversations: Inclusive engaging learning communities

From our first edition of Dynamic Conversations: Learning Communities, Clive Holtham and Martin Rich of Bayes Business School discuss how to build inclusive, engaging learning…

Dynamic Conversations: Do parasocial relationships in online learning communities reinforce or reduce power imbalances between staff and students?

From our first edition of Dynamic Conversations: Learning Communities, Neil Sutherland CMBE and Rachel Williams of Bristol Business School, University of the West of England,…

Chartered ABS Council appointments

Following the call for nominations to join our Council, we were pleased to announce at our Annual Conference that Professor Duncan Angwin from Nottingham University Business…

How do you communicate with students?

How do you communicate with students? Probably via email, I mean, they should get used to using email, right? It’s still the main form of communication used in business. But how…

Chartered ABS Scholarship report – A Framework for Managing Student Experience

The Chartered ABS is pleased to publish the second report under our series of projects funded by our scholarships programme. The programme offers funding opportunities for…

Results from the 2021 Chartered ABS Annual Membership Survey

This year’s edition of the survey covers critical topics affecting the UK business school sector including student recruitment, staff planning, strategic priorities and finances,…

UK business schools and university-business engagement: opportunities to support a national innovation strategy

There are significant opportunities to build on the large range of research collaborations and knowledge exchange partnerships between business schools and businesses in the UK.…

IfATE consultation on degree apprenticeships – response from the Chartered ABS

The Chartered ABS has submitted a response to the IfATE’s consultation on its proposals for changes to existing policies that affect the development, approval and delivery of…

“Watercooler moments” in virtual space: using online platforms to enhance the student experience

At the time of writing, we have transitioned through almost two full academic years under Covid-19 conditions. The impact this has had across society is well documented, as are the…

Decolonising the curriculum: addressing the miseducation of business and management

A few weeks ago it was my honour to chair the CABS workshop, ‘Decolonising the curriculum: A toolkit for business & management educators’. Responding to requests from our…

A mission for Public Good: the new University of York academic school

With the launch of our new academic school, formed of the University of York’s Management School and Department of Social Policy and Social Work, on the horizon, we wanted to…

Is your university staff profile ‘turning off’ PhD students?

I am sure many of you can relate to once trawling through university staff profiles searching for a PhD supervisor; a sibling in arms that will guide and support you through the…

The 2021 edition of the Chartered ABS report on research funding for UK business schools

The new edition of our annual publication on research income for UK business schools shows that total income has grown for the fourth consecutive year and reached a record high in…

National Student Survey 2021: Results for Law

We are pleased to publish our analysis of the 2021 National Student Survey (NSS) results for the subject of Law. This year’s results were published on 15 July 2021. The NSS is…

Is the REF worth the trouble for “non-leading” universities?

As professors at Middlesex University Business School, we have long researched the Research Excellence Framework (REF). In a recent paper*, we asked, is there a relationship…

How do we create opportunity and support for academics on education focused pathways in business schools?

Developing a common understanding of the scholarship of teaching and learning is increasingly important across the UK HE sector. Education focused roles continue to increase with…

IfATE consultation on changes to existing policies related to degree apprenticeships

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) has opened a consultation on its proposals for changes to existing policies that affect the development, approval…

National Student Survey 2021: Results for Business & Management Studies

We are pleased to publish our analysis of the 2021 National Student Survey (NSS) results for Business & Management Studies. This year’s results were published on 15 July…

Virtual exchanges are challenging the traditional paradigms of student mobility

Long before Covid-19 necessitated universities to adapt their education models and go online, Virtual Exchange (VE) existed. Through the pandemic, familiarity with relevant…

Business & Management studies: leaders in business engagement

The recent publication of the OECD’s Economic Outlook, No Ordinary Recovery: navigating the transition, and the UK Innovation Strategy: Leading the future by creating it from the…

How to influence others and make your voice heard

Leadership is often focused on influencing followers; however we all have the ability to influence those who have as much or more power than we do. Based on over a decade of…

The evolution of the Academic Journal Guide: A personal perspective

Formative experiences matter. They remain with you. They shape your thinking. When, in 2010, I became Chair of what was then the Association of Business Schools, the dominant…

Academic Journal Guide 2021 available now

We are delighted to launch the 2021 edition of the Academic Journal Guide. Published every three years, the 2021 edition of the Academic Journal Guide (AJG) is a full update of the…

Chartered ABS Taskforce report published: Business schools and the public good

The Chartered ABS is proud to publish our Taskforce report on 'Business Schools and the Public Good'. The Taskforce is Co-Chaired by Tom Levitt, an author on business…

Launch of ‘Perspectives On: Dynamic Conversations’ – call for submissions

As we navigate through a fast-changing learning environment and ensure we are future proofing business education, we need to increasingly facilitate and support members of the…

New multimillion-pound facilities for Lancaster University Management School complete

Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) has opened the doors of its brand-new £24m building which will provide a creative and collaborative space for students, staff and…

The REF: is there another way?

In March, staff in Chartered ABS member schools pressed the big red “submit” button for the Research Excellence Framework (REF). This national census allocates billions of…

The growing importance of developing teaching faculty

The journey we have all taken over recent years in the area of learning and teaching, has been extraordinary. None of us could ever have imagined just how much we would all learn…

Chartered ABS Scholarship report – The Digital One Minute Paper

The Chartered ABS is pleased to publish the first in a series of reports from projects that were funded under our scholarships programme. The programme offers funding opportunities…

Chartered ABS response to OfS consultation: regulating quality and standards in HE

The Chartered ABS has responded to the OfS consultation on regulating quality and standards in HE. Our members are in agreement with the approach of setting minimum requirements…

The compelling case for embedding employability in the curriculum

The graduate skills gap, fast evolving global job market, labour market inequalities, political pressures and students’ priorities make a compelling case for embedding…

Value for Money or a Transformative Experience: What do students actually value about university?

Back in 2019, the Office for Students (OfS) launched their Value for Money Strategy 2019 - 2021. This shifted the focus even further towards protecting student’s consumer rights,…

The interactive Professional Development Matrix for Professional Managers

The Matrix Reloaded Business schools are at the heart of their institutions' post-Covid recovery plans. More than ever we need to ensure that our research, education and outreach…

Chancellor Rishi Sunak addresses Deans

Thursday 18 March: The Chartered ABS were proud to host the Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer, at a meeting of business school Deans today. The Chancellor joined…

Experiential learning and the perils of “new normals”

Three years ago, writing on these pages, I suggested that one of the greatest challenges facing academia in the near future would be to harness the power of the information age…

Analysis of UCAS data: acceptances of undergraduate offers in Business & Administrative Studies

The Chartered ABS has produced its first ever analysis of the UCAS end of cycle data based on applicant acceptances of offers for full-time undergraduate programmes in the subject…

Business schools and Small Business Charter to deliver Government backed programme to support small businesses

We are delighted to announce that we have partnered with the Government to provide a nationwide management programme for small and medium sized businesses.

Strengthening a footprint in Europe in the post-Brexit era

International partnerships are increasingly important for business schools. - they improve institutional performance, create opportunities, extend reach, and enhance the experience…

The relevance and challenges of using journal guides to evaluate the quality of journals and papers

Wouldn’t it be great to have a clear single decisive list to determine and define what quality should be assigned or attributed to each specific academic journal? Simply, the…

After Covid-19 job losses, lifelong learning is vital

To help the nation recover from job losses caused by Covid-19, the Prime Minister has renewed his commitment to lifelong learning. The recently announced Lifetime Skills Guarantee…

Creative leadership coaching within creative MBA provision

The Executive MBA (Fashion) within the Fashion Business School, London College of Fashion, launched in 2013, was designed for global management and entrepreneurial professionals…

New Senior Leader Apprenticeship approved by IfATE

Following the Secretary of State for Education’s review of the apprenticeship standard carried out during 2020, the new senior leader apprenticeship was approved on 12 January by…

The Business School of the Future

The business of business schools is changing. As society questions nationalism, colonialism, climate change, democracy and the devastating and unequal consequences of a global…

The Direction of UK Higher Education Policy in Uncertain Times, Chartered ABS Annual Conference 2020

Following the drastic changes in the higher education landscape as a result of COVID-19, Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods, Professor Debra Humphris, Rt Hon Lord David Willets and…

“I want to break free”: How online breakout rooms have become a modern educational curse

You get in the car, start the engine, press down on the clutch and engage reverse gear. The routine is well established, deeply engrained in your brain and requires only a bare…

New Chair for the Small Business Charter

The Small Business Charter is delighted to announce the appointment of Margarita Rodriguez-Piza as its new Chair. Maggie replaces Michelle Ovens CBE, who stepped down in December…

Decolonisation and the Digital Chatham House Rule in Online Business Education: Can we resolve the paradox?

Decolonisation is about balancing power structure and recognising multiple voices.  Recently, decolonising the curriculum particularly in business schools became a…

Senior Leader Master’s Degree Apprenticeship review – our published response in full

The Chartered ABS has submitted a response to the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) regarding its review of the Senior Leaders Master’s Degree…

University of York Management School awarded £6m to investigate the role food systems play in the health of children and the environment.

The University of York Management School has been awarded almost £6m from UKRI (UK Research Innovation) to lead an innovative study, which aims to create both healthier future…

Chartered ABS winter closure

The Chartered ABS office will be closed between 24 December and 4 January 2021. Our inboxes will not be monitored at this time and we will process all enquiries shortly…

How to use PR to support student recruitment

Toby Roe argues that influencing student choice needs a targeted approach In November, a Chartered ABS survey of UK business school Deans revealed that 40 per cent expected their…

Internationalisation and inclusion in the age of COVID: You are our ‘VIP’

Undoubtedly, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed all of our lives in ways that none of us could have imagined. The impacts of the pandemic on the various aspects of our personal and…

Experience doesn’t always help: online teaching during the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen the pivot to online learning for many business schools. Teaching staff have had to adapt almost instantaneously, a challenging undertaking under…

Chartered ABS Annual General Meeting 2020

Chartered ABS held its 2020 Annual General Meeting on the evening of 7 December. The AGM is normally held during the Annual Conference in November and is a great opportunity for…

How faculty responded to COVID-19: results from a global survey

The impact of COVID-19 on universities, faculty, students, and administrators was rapid, unplanned, and extreme. In March, within the space of 1-2 weeks, or in the space of just…

A Resilience Model for Higher Education

In this blog Monomita Nandy explores how Higher Education Institutes can start rebuilding after COVID-19.  “An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries…

Notice of the Chartered ABS Annual General Meeting – Monday 7 December 2020 at 16:45.

The 2020 Annual General Meeting of the Chartered Association of Business Schools will be held on Monday 7 December 2020 at 16:45, online. Representatives of full member business…

Seven steps towards Transforming Women’s Leadership in our Business Schools

Sally Everett explores equality in female business school leadership

New Chartered ABS Fellowships awarded

We are pleased to announce four new Fellows of the Chartered Association of Business Schools. Professor Georgina Andrews, Professor Julia Clarke, Dr Andrew Glanfield, and Professor…

How are business schools faring through COVID? Our Annual Survey Results

This year's survey looks at the impact of Covid on student recruitment and the year ahead.

Chartered ABS and ITN launch ‘Business Schools for Good’ film

A selection of short films showing how business schools are using public good to impact on society

Race Equality Working Group – call for nominations

Chartered ABS call for nominations to form Race Equality Working Group

We’re all in IT together

Keith Pond describes the creation of a Virtual Community of Practice in his school.

Research Income for Law – 2013/14 to 2018/19

Analysis of research income for the law field.

‘The Future of Teaching’ – Main Stage Session from the Online Festival of Learning, Teaching & Student Experience 2020

'The Future of Teaching' explores the impact on educators and students of online teaching and the future direction of teaching in higher education. Particular attention is paid…

‘Supporting Disadvantaged Students and Tackling Race Inequality’ – Main Stage Session from the Online Festival of Learning, Teaching & Student Experience 2020

'Supporting Disadvantaged Students and Tackling Race Inequality' explores the challenges of delivering meaningful Equality, Diversity and Inclusion practices to a wide spectrum…

The Changing Nature of Business & Management Education – Main Stage Session from the Online Festival of Learning, Teaching & Student Experience 2020

'The Changing Nature of Business & Management Education' explores how business & management education across the globe is adapting to the new normal and how business…

ESRC review of the PhD in Social Sciences: our response

The Chartered ABS has submitted a response to the ESRC consultation. Read it here.

BEIS Consultation on the R&D Roadmap – our published response in full

The Chartered ABS has submitted a response to the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) consultation on the UK’s Research & Development Roadmap.

New report: Trends in the provision and popularity of business school programmes

We analyse HESA data on trends on student enrollment for business and management subjects.

Emergency access to Bloomberg trading suites – information update

09/09/2020 Bloomberg have provided an update on training available for emergency access to their trading suites.

National Student Survey 2020: Results for Law

Read our full analysis of the 2020 NSS results for Law.

Alliance MBS hosts new £32m Productivity Institute

Alliance Manchester Business School will host a new institute funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to make the UK economy more productive. The new £32m…

New update from Bloomberg

Bloomberg have provided a further update on emergency access to their trading terminals.

Supporting transition to online study

Pearson share their latest advice for business schools looking to develop their online teaching.

Helping Businesses Bounce Back – A Case Study from Ulster University Business School

A challenging business and economic landscape has brought a great deal of uncertainty to businesses across Northern Ireland. The past six months have been all about adjustment,…

Enhancing Student Employability in Challenging Times

Dr Mazia Yassim provides an exciting project update.

ESRC Grant Assessment Panels Membership: Call for Applications

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) are recruiting new Chairs, Academic and User members for the Grant Assessment Panels (GAP).  Please find advertisements and links to…

New partnership with Government to bring business school support to small businesses

We've launched a new programme in collaboration with BEIS to help small businesses.

Views sought on the future of the PhD in the social sciences

Feed into our survey response by Monday 31 August

National Student Survey 2020: Results for Business & Management Studies

We split out and analyse the results for Business and Management studies in the 2019/20 NSS data.

Open call for nominations for Chartered ABS fellowships 2020

Submit your nomination by 31 August 2020.

Mind the Gap: Addressing Award and Progression Gaps in Business Schools

How can HEIs build a better institutional understanding of the needs of disadvantaged students?

BEIS consultation on the UK R&D roadmap – provide your views to the Chartered ABS

Help us make the case for the future role of business and management research in the UK.

Using Bloomberg off campus: an update

We've been lobbying Bloomberg on emergency access to their trading terminals for business schools.

Personal tutoring, inclusion, and the return to campus

How can we apply the vital role of personal tutoring to online spaces?

‘Jazzing up’ management education through the art of improvisation

Professor Noel Dennis shares the five lessons management educators can learn.

Forgetting the other: diversity and life in lockdown

Professor Edgar Meyer discusses the EDI aspects of the impacts of remote working.

Home Office issues updated guidance on Tier 4 visas for new and existing students

The Government has released new guidance surrounding the Visa regime for international students.

Black Lives Matter – a message from the Chartered ABS

We stand with our black colleagues, business school staff, and students.

Head of University of Bristol School of Management responds to the tragic death of George Floyd

Professor Palie Smart reflects on the implications of recent anti-racist activism for business school leaders.

The Power of Coaching in a Time of Crisis

How could coaching support your staff and students through radical change?

Internationalisation Post-COVID: what the new “International” might look like

Business schools will need to collaborate more closely to thrive in the "new international".

The Impact of COVID-19 on the working lives of business, management and economics academics

Research by Henley Business School highlights the pandemics impact on academics' research and teaching.

Chinese graduates: the employability disconnect

As more and more Chinese students study internationally, business schools must look at how they enable graduates to obtain jobs in China. A decade or two ago, foreign graduates…

The Double-Edged Sword of COVID-19 and the New World of Work in Academic Institutions

Is Covid-19 leading academic institutions into a new world of work? Will this global lockdown cause significant long-term disruptions to students’ learning and teaching and…

Revising the REF 2021 timeline – we respond to the COVID-19 survey

The Chartered ABS believes that there should remain a single deadline for all elements of providers’ submissions but that it should be extended to 31 March 2021.

The 2020 Chartered ABS report on research income for UK business schools

Business and management research funding rose to record levels for the second consecutive year.

How the global simulation modelling community can help reduce the impact of COVID-19

A recent research paper has initiated a call to arms for the modelling and simulation community to deal with COVID-19. The paper, developed by an inter-disciplinary team of…

How business schools can pitch stories to journalists during COVID-19

With an abundance of COVID-19 content hitting the presses, how can business schools stand out?

Chartered ABS statement on Government support for Universities

We respond to the Government's COVID-19 support measures for universities and business schools.

Emergency service workers are already at high risk of burnout – COVID-19 will make this worse

As the COVID-19 pandemic moves from weeks to months, the emergency services are coming under even more strain and pressure – whether they are operating in the police, fire…

Get research funding for projects addressing the impact of COVID-19

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is inviting proposals for short-term projects addressing and mitigating the health, social, economic, cultural and environmental impacts of the…

Athena SWAN Review summary

We respond to the long-awaited outcome of the Athena SWAN review.

What the Post-COVID-19 world could look like for business schools

Professor Zahir Irani assesses the best and worst case outcomes for business schools after COVID-19.

Leadership Intelligence: How to Manage in Unchartered Territory

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

Senior Leader Master’s Degree Apprenticeship Review

Following an instruction from the Education Minister, the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education have reviewed the SLMDA standards and the Trailblazer Group have…

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

Parliament calls for COVID-19 experts

Join Parliament's database of experts to help deal with the COVID-19 crisis.

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.

Call for nominations for REF panel membership

Apply to join the REF 2021 sub-panel for Business and Management Studies.

Message from the Chartered ABS team to our members

Chartered ABS and SBC response to COVID-19 We know that you are all incredibly busy organising to work from home, quickly developing online delivery of programmes, providing…

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…

Chartered ABS office closed during COVID-19 pandemic

Contacting the Chartered ABS during this time

“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?

Covid-19: The Chartered ABS response

Social interaction is the lifeblood of our society and the cornerstone of our education system. However, the Covid-19 pandemic presents a unique threat to our ability to cultivate…

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…

Business Schools for Good – a collaboration with ITN Productions Industry News

The Chartered Association of Business Schools (Chartered ABS) and ITN Productions Industry News are co-producing a news-style programme, Business Schools for Good, which will…

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…

Call for nominations to the Chartered ABS Executive Education Committee

Apply by 9 March 2020 to help steer our work supporting executive education providers.

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…

Latest HESA data shows student enrolments continue recovery

Our analysis of the newly released HESA student enrolment dataset for 2018/19 highlights the latest trends in enrolments for Business & Administrative Studies courses.

Consultation on a quality enhancement system for TNE – Chartered ABS and BAM responds

The Chartered ABS has responded to a consultation by Universities UK, GuildHE and the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education.

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.

Chartered ABS joins industry in call for fair and sustainable immigration system

The Chartered ABS have joined leading industry bodies in calling for a fair immigration system that supports the UK economy

The CMBE wins Best Professional Development Initiative award

The CMBE has won the Association Awards' ‘Best Professional Development Initiative 2019'.

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…

Professor Robert MacIntosh appointed as Chair of the Chartered ABS

The Chartered ABS is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Robert MacIntosh as its new Chair.

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.

Chartered ABS Council welcomes two new members

We are pleased to welcome Professor Kamil Omoteso and Professor Stewart Robinson to Council.

Claude Littner Business School recognised as THE Awards Business School of the Year 2019

The school was recognised for it's work in reducing the BAME student attainment gap.

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?

Chartered ABS and BAM recommend removing £30K salary threshold from future immigration system proposals

At least 1 in 3 business and management academics in the UK are of international origin, and it's important to have an immigration system that enables this flow of skills and…

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?

Call for research and innovation business case studies from the CBI

Submit a business innovation case study to be part of the CBI's new report showcasing research and innovation success stories.

Call for nominations for the Chartered ABS Research Committee 2019

Submit your nomination for our Research Committee by Monday 23 December

Improving the feedback experience: Usefulness through verbalisation

Students are expressing dissatisfaction with feedback in higher education (Boud & Molloy, 2013). This can be seen in the results of the U.K. National Student Survey (NSS) in…

New Chartered ABS Fellowships awarded

Congratulations to our five worthy 2019 Fellows.

Business schools showing their resilience in challenging conditions

The 2019 Chartered ABS Annual Membership Survey finds that UK business schools are performing strongly and are focused on growth despite the continued uncertainty from Brexit and a…

Getting Personal – grading self-reflection

Track the student reflection journey to engagement in meaningful, specific, and personal feedback.

New appointment for the Chair of the Chartered ABS

Professor Julia Clarke will be shortly starting a new role at the University of Wolverhampton.

Analysis of Postgraduate Qualifications in Business & Administrative Studies

This first-of-a-kind report provides detailed insights into postgraduate provision within the fields of Business and Management, and reveals significant changes at both subject and…

Notice of the Chartered ABS Annual General Meeting – Monday 4 November 2019 at 17:20

The 2019 Annual General Meeting of the Chartered Association of Business Schools will be held on Monday 4 November 2019 at 17:20 at the Leonardo Royal Hotel London Tower Bridge,…

How to create ‘happy’ international students

How can we make sure our degree programmes bring out the full potential of our international students?

Unlocking the padlock – using an Escape Room to teach Business students

Dr Emma Thirkell a novel yet impactful initiative to merge study of HR and hands-on assessment.

Migration Advisory Committee call for evidence

Schools are encouraged to submit evidence to the latest MAC enquiry by 5 November

Transforming lives in developing countries: apply for Government funding

Schools with international development expertise are encouraged to apply for this competitive, Government-backed project.

Developing graduates to be work ready and resilient future leaders – a case study

How can the character, skills, and knowledge needed to make graduates "work-ready" be incorporated into your curriculum?

Government announces return of two-year post-study visa

We welcome the Government's decision to reinstate a favourable visa regime that recognises the value of international students to the UK.

Dual appointments for Chartered ABS CEO

Anne Kiem has been appointed to policy councils in both the British Academy and Policy Connect.

Mentoring scheme for business school staff – apply now

Apply by 01 October 2019 to be part of the scheme

AJG 2021 – Extension of submission deadline for publishers and editors

Publishers have until Friday 27 September 2019 to submit new journals to be considered for the AJG.

Push Me, Pull You: Personalising the Learning Experience in Higher Education

A case study in putting students' individual needs at the heart of the learning process.

The spiral of the feedback loop

For the last three years we have adopted a new feedback practice to one of the two summative assessments of a level 5 core module of the BSc Economics programme at our institution.…

Rubrics as a guide to student writing and staff grading

How can stress be taken out of assessment without compromising academic standards?

Get Your Thinking Caps On: Using Edward De Bono’s 6 Thinking Hats in Formative Peer Assessment & Feedback

Find out more about this creative, colour-coded pedagogical technique, first presented at LTSE 2019.

Digital exams in business school education: Experiences from Kozminski University, Poland

Find out how a European business school changed their exam delivery through a digital partnership

Professor Palie Smart appointed Head of the University of Bristol School of Management

The University of Bristol has appointed Professor Palie Smart as Head of the School of Management, ahead of its formal launch in 2020.

Opportunities on the horizon: Report from the June meeting of the Professional Managers’ Committee

Updates on PMAC 2020, opportunities for Professional Services colleagues, and more.

Great start to the CMBE

There are already CMBEs in nearly half of the UK’s business schools.

National Student Survey 2019: Results for Law

National Student Survey 2019: Results for Law The results from the 2019 National Student Survey were released to the general public on 3 July 2019.…

Fintech, Blockchain & Artificial Intelligence Training Trade Mission

Fintech, Blockchain & Artificial Intelligence Training Trade Mission 18-20 November 2019 Introducing British professional training providers in Fintech, Blockchain and AI to…

What Makes a Duck a Duck? A playful Introduction to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

One of our teams of 2018 Chartered ABS Scholars shares an update on their insightful - and playful - work to promote EDI.

The difficulties of digitising delivery

If digitisation presents such a wealth of opportunities, why are business schools finding it so difficult to adapt?

Five questions to ask about online learning

Technology is increasingly common in business school learning and teaching, but how can you ensure you're realising it's full potential?

Addressing the attainment gap: business schools can lead the way by providing an inclusive approach to the student experience

Dr Liz Warren and Dr Dawn Reilly share a cutting-edge method for addressing the attainment gap.

Help the calls for post-study work visas by providing case studies showing the value of international students to local businesses

The CBI are keen to support the calls for international students to be able to stay in the UK and work for a longer period after their study, which aligns with the Chartered ABS's…

Inaugural Leiden Ranking: Gender Differences in Publication Outputs – Should Business business schools have their own Ranking?

Using a formal ranking system could help business schools identify gender gaps in academic publication.

National Student Survey 2019: Results for Business & Management studies

National Student Survey 2019: Results for Business & Management studies The results from the 2019 National Student Survey were released to the…

Open call for Nominations for Chartered ABS Fellows 2019

2019 nominations for Chartered ABS Fellows are now open.

Chartered ABS Council welcomes new members

We are delighted to welcome two new members to the Chartered ABS Council

Chartered ABS Chief Executive recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Anne Kiem, Chief Executive of the Chartered ABS and Executive Director of the Small Business Charter, has been awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours for services to small…

The Augar Review and other policy developments

We respond to recent policy developments in Westminster and beyond, including the Augar Review.

Identifying capability gaps in business school professional services

At Cardiff University we have a framework called the Cardiff Professional. This framework details competences and behaviours for all professional services staff at Cardiff…

Tackling inequality for BAME students and staff in business schools

Professor Sally Everett presents the powerful calls to action from our latest Diversity Workshop

Research Income for Law – 2013/14 to 2017/18

Due to popular demand, and for the first time, we are publishing our analysis of the data on research income for Law schools.

The real impact of business school research – new video highlights positive benefits for the economy and society

Our members discuss the benefits of sharing the impact of their research with wider society.

University of Bristol’s new School of Management declares climate emergency

The University of Bristol’s new School of Management has become the first UK business school to declare a climate emergency.

Call to join new Taskforce – Business Schools and the Public Good

We are looking for applications to join our latest taskforce.

Our 2019 report on Business and Management research funding

We break down the latest HESA data on Business and Management Research Funding

Times Higher Awards 2019 – Open for nominations

The Times Higher Awards are now accepting submissions for their 2019 shortlist.

Writing cases – what’s involved?

The Case Centre provides some helpful advice for writing engaging business cases for the classroom.

Sources of funding for Learning & Teaching research projects

This resource has been compiled by the Chartered ABS Learning, Teaching & Student Experience Committee to provide guidance for those looking for sources of funding for learning…

Nominations to join the CMBE Professional Standards Board

The Chartered ABS invites applications to join the inaugural Professional Standards Board of the Certified Management & Business Educator scheme. The CMBE Professional…

The changing shape of business education provision – new report launched

In our new report published in partnership with CarringtonCrisp, we examine the changing landscape of business education provision.

Consultation on the design of the KEF – our response

We believe the KEF has potential as a useful tool for promoting collaborative engagement, but that several concerns must first be addressed.

AJG position on journal fees

An update on our commitment to ethical journal practices.

Bold steps: report from the February meeting of the Professional Managers’ Committee

Bold steps: report from the February meeting of the Professional Managers’ Committee The Committee met on Friday 8th February, the perfect time…

2019 Independent Review of the TEF – our response

We believe that the core metrics of the TEF are not currently appropriate for assessing teaching quality in business schools.

Our analysis of business student enrolments: HESA 2017/18 data under the spotlight

Student enrolment in business courses continues to grow, but is still below its peak in 2011/12. There are, however, several positive trends.

Ceremony marks start of new £18.8m building for Lancaster University Management School

Chartered ABS members Lancaster University Management School begin work on a bold new expansion.

The critical relationship – business school deans, professional managers, and the wider university

Our guidance on articulating your role as professional manager to suit your business school context.

Independent Review of TEF 2019 – members’ views sought

Independent Review of TEF 2019 - members' views sought The Chartered ABS will be responding to the independent review of the Teaching Excellence…

KEF Consultation 2019: Let us know your thoughts

Have your say in the 2019 KEF consultation.

Chartered ABS 2018/19 Scholarship recipients

We are proud to announce the recipients of the 2019 Chartered ABS Scholarships. These Chartered ABS Scholars have proposed compelling research projects which will support business…

CPD scheme for business and management educators – progress report

Progress towards developing a CPD scheme for business and management educators continues at an excellent pace.

Guidance for Deans aspiring to become Vice-Chancellors – report launched

Our latest report, “The Path to Becoming a Vice-Chancellor”, offers advice for business school deans aspiring to Vice-Chancellorship

ESRC Strategic Advisory Network opens calls for nominations

The ESRC is recruiting members to join their Strategic Advisory Network (SAN).

December 2018 White Paper on Immigration – Our response

The Government's White Paper is encouraging, but doesn't go far enough.

Kent Business School receives the Small Business Charter award

Kent Business School has become the latest business school to be awarded the Small Business Charter. This national accolade is in recognition of the business school’s expanding…

ESCP Europe London wins Times Higher Education Business School of the Year Award

Chartered ABS member school ESCP Europe are honoured at the 2018 Times Higher awards.

APPG International Students – Chartered ABS Response

We present the case for a competitive and accessible post-study visa regime for international students.

Consultation on draft guidance for REF 2021

We respond to the published draft assessment criteria and guidelines for making submissions to Ref 2021

Tender open for evidence-based research on the future of accounting

Tender open for evidence-based research on the future of accounting AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) is the UK’s leading qualification…

New faces and big plans – Report from the October meeting of the Professional Managers Committee

New faces and big plans - Report from the October meeting of the Professional Managers Committee The Professional Managers Committee met on 12th…

Call for nominations: Chartered ABS Learning, Teaching, and Student Experience Committee

Call for nominations: Chartered ABS Learning, Teaching, and Student Experience Committee The Chartered Association of Business Schools is calling…

New Chartered ABS Chair and Council members appointed

It is our pleasure to announce Professor Julia Clarke as the new Chair of the Chartered ABS, as well new appointments to other positions and the Chartered ABS Council.

Chartered ABS 2018 Fellows announced

We are delighted to announce five recipients of Chartered ABS fellowships in recognition of their outstanding work supporting UK business schools.

The Impact Factor film reveals the vital role of UK business schools

A showcase of the incredible work of UK business schools.

Annual Survey results: UK business schools forging ahead despite Brexit impacts

Business schools are building partnerships across Europe and globally as access to EU research funding and academic staff decreases.

The second edition of Pathways to Success: Strategic Groups of UK Business Schools

Our analysis of the variety of structures, strategies and business models adopted by UK business schools.

Chartered ABS and BAM response to the House of Commons Science & Technology Committee Inquiry

Our views on the balance and effectiveness of research and innovation spending.

Business schools: less stereotyping and more collaboration in the interests of the nation

Business schools need to raise awareness about what they do, how they add value and how they could do more to help deal with the UK’s current challenges.

Building an Executive Education Team: a new white paper to support business schools

Examples and ideas from business schools providing executive education programmes.

Notice of the Chartered ABS Annual General Meeting – Monday 5 November 2018 at 17:30

Notice of the Chartered ABS Annual General Meeting – Monday 5 November 2018 at 17:30 The 2018 Annual General Meeting of the Chartered Association…

Wither research integrity? Framing the issues

Wither research integrity? Framing the issues Professor Denis Fischbacher-Smith, University of Glasgow Most academic visitors to the Chartered ABS…

The latest government policies and what they mean for business schools

The latest government policies and what they mean for business schools It may have been the summer recess in Westminster, but it certainly didn’t stop a plethora of…

Learning and “leanness” in the information age

Learning and “leanness” in the information age I delivered my first lecture in 1979. Aged 27, I was beset with a mixture of genuine passion for the topic and unbridled dread…

Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey: Our analysis

We analyse the results for graduates in Business & Administrative studies from HESA’s annual Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey.

Developing students’ soft skills through business competitions

Developing students’ soft skills through business competitions One consequence of a ‘monetised’ higher education system is that students expect value for money and a…

National Student Survey 2018: Results for Business & Management studies

We share the key findings from the NSS results for Business & Management and incorporate the results into a single spreadsheet which can be filtered by institution and question.

LinkedIn: Maximising the relationship between business schools and their final year students

LinkedIn: Maximising the relationship between business schools and their final year students In an environment where prospective students’ decisions about their education are…

Join our Working Group to develop CPD scheme for teaching staff

We are inviting nominations to join a Working Group supporting the development of a CPD scheme for business school teaching staff.

Green light for £70M building for University of Bath School of Management

The University of Bath has received planning permission for a new home on the Claverton campus for its globally respected School of Management.

The Chartered ABS responds to inquiry into the quality of apprenticeships and skills training

The Chartered ABS responds to inquiry into the quality of apprenticeships and skills training The Chartered ABS has responded to the Education Committee’s inquiry into the…

Greening accounting and finance curricula

All these challenges represent great pressure to encourage us to think about the process of greening accounting and finance curricula.

Business Productivity Review: Chartered ABS responds

Business Productivity Review: Chartered ABS responds The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has asked for evidence on the firm-level interventions that…

How the MBA can be saved by small firms and apprenticeships

Professor Zahir Irani, Executive Dean, University of Bradford explains how a reinvented form of the MBA may well hold the key to its survival.

Ofqual consultation: Chartered ABS responds

Read the full response to the proposed guidance on the regulation of end-point assessments.

Call for nominations to join Chartered ABS Taskforce

The taskforce investigate the impact of UK business schools in delivering their international objectives and how this influences both domestic and international prosperity. 

Degree Apprenticeships: The view from our members

An analysis on the current and planned provision of degree apprenticeships within the sector. 

Policy round-up: the latest developments affecting business schools

Our responses to subject-level TEF, the BEIS select committee, and the latest on apprenticeships

Henley wins Innovation in Executive Education award for British Army programme

Henley has designed a programme which successfully addresses the complexities of working with a unique client.

Open call for Chartered ABS Scholarships

Open call for Chartered ABS Scholarships Please note: This call for submissions is now closed. We will put out a new alert as and when submissions reopen in future. If you have any…

Open call for Nominations for Chartered ABS Fellows

Open call for Nominations for Chartered ABS Fellows The Chartered ABS would like to recognise senior academic and industrial leaders who have made and continue to make a…

Subject-Level TEF Consultation: Chartered ABS responds

The Chartered ABS has published its response to the subject-level TEF consultation. We recognise that subject-level TEF has the potential to generate valuable data that could be…

Putting theory into practice – report from the April meeting of the Professional Managers’ Committee

The Professional Managers' Committee met on April 20th, our second meeting of the year. We can say with confidence and pride that our key projects are gaining momentum and we look…

Call for nominations for the Chartered ABS Research Committee

The Chartered Association of Business Schools is calling for new members for our Research Committee. The role of the Research Committee is to provide guidance and assist the…

Call for nominations for the Chartered ABS Professional Managers’ Committee

The Chartered Association of Business Schools is calling for new members for our Professional Managers' Committee. The Professional Managers Committee consists of leading managers…

External Resources on Degree Apprenticeships

A list of useful publications and websites to support members in the delivery of Degree Apprenticeships.

Equality. Diversity. Invisibility? Diversity in the Business School Curriculum

If we looked for visible signs of commitment to diversity in the content of business and management school degrees on your website, would it be easily found?

Aligning professional service staffs’ performance and training with strategic goals: a case study on using the Chartered ABS professional development matrix

In practice, for many in professional service roles there are few ways to demonstrate clear linkages between goals for the year. This case study provides a solution.

Driving organisational change and impact: case study on using the Chartered ABS professional development matrix

The professional management matrix has helped to drive a cultural and efficiency change across our faculty of business.

THE Awards’ Business School of the Year – Saïd Business School

A case study on why Saïd Business School won Business School of the Year at the THE Awards

Confessions of a judge for the Times Higher Education awards

Are you thinking of applying for Business School of the Year? Anne Kiem, Chartered ABS CEO, sits on the THE Awards judging panel and shares her advice.

Research funding for business schools revealed in latest report

UK funding for business and management research in decline whilst funding from EU sources increase

Small business campaigner appointed Chair of Small Business Charter

Michelle Ovens appointed to drive awareness of business school support for SMEs

Revisiting the One-Minute Paper in the Digital Age

Can a Digital One Minute Paper help support teaching, especially in large multi-national classes?

Academic Journal Guide 2018 available now

The guide to business and management journals is available now.

Academic Journal Guide 2018, coming soon

Published every three years, this edition of the AJG will see a number of new journals enter the list.

Chartered ABS responds to first ever measure of vocational degrees

We have asked that HEFCE reconsiders both the purpose of the OSCR and the methodology it is derived from.

All university students must gain leadership skills, says new employability report

Employers want all higher education students to enter work with practical management and leadership skills – not just those graduating with business and management degrees.

Chartered ABS response to the Knowledge Exchange Framework

Our response to the Knowledge Exchange Framework

Collaboration with ITN Productions announced

A news and current affairs-style programme exploring how business schools create a positive impact.

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…

Join a Chartered ABS Committee - call for nominations

The Chartered Association of Business Schools is calling for new members to join our Executive Education Committee and our Diversity Committee.  Executive Education Committee The…

MAC review on the impact of international students: Chartered ABS response

The Home Office recently tasked the MAC (Migration Advisory Committee) with collecting evidence on the wider impact of international students. The Chartered ABS has been one of the…

A positive outlook for 2018 for the Chartered ABS Professional Managers’ Committee

The first meeting of 2018 for the Professional Managers Committee let us take stock of the successes of the previous year and look to the future, with a wealth of reports to…

Applications for research funding from the Richard Benjamin Trust are open

Applications are invited from potential students for a funding award contributing towards a collaborative PhD or D.Prof (full-time or part-time study; by thesis or by publications)…

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

KEF Consultation: Have your say

We have been invited to contribute to the HEFCE call for evidence on what should and shouldn't be included in the Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF) metrics. This is the…

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…

International business expert receives Honorary OBE

International business expert and Henley Business School academic, Professor Rajneesh Narula, has been appointed an Honorary Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British…

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…

Chartered ABS launch principles on diversity, equality and inclusion

Our commitment to principles on diversity, equality and inclusion

The Impact of Executive Education report

Our study explores how impact is measured and provides insights into factors driving change in executive education.

Policy and lobbying update for business schools

Since the last newsletter we have had confirmation that REF2021 will see all staff with “significant responsibility” for research will need to be submitted. What constitutes…

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…

Highlights from our Annual Conference 2017

The Chartered ABS Annual Conference 2017 was the largest to date, and with over 250 delegates it was a fitting way to mark the 25th anniversary of the Association. With Keynote…

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?

Rethinking Business Education: Fit for the Future

Eleven thought-provoking articles on the future of business schools

Edge Hill University Business School launches a Professional Doctorate in Emergency Services Management

Edge Hill University Business School proudly launched its new Professional Doctorate in Emergency Services Management  programme in July 2017 at an event attended by senior…

PRME and Oxford Brookes University writing competition 2017/18

The second annual responsible business and management writing competition  The UKI PRME Regional Chapter and Oxford Brookes University seek through this competition to promote…

An interesting year in prospect for the Chartered ABS Professional Managers Committee

The first meeting of the new academic year for the Professional Managers Committee on Friday 13th October was a great opportunity for us to begin to build momentum behind our…

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…

Call for nominations to the Chartered ABS International Committee

The Chartered Association of Business Schools is calling for new members to join our International Committee. The International Committee tackles the biggest current and emerging…

Policy update: Industrial Strategy and international students

I attended the Conservative Party Conference and notice the increased talk about the Industrial Strategy White Paper, which it seems will be published soon. There will be a…

Strategic groups of UK business schools – analysis now published

We are delighted to publish Pathways to Success – our analysis of the variety of structures, strategies and business models adopted by UK business schools. The survey data,…

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,…

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…

Nominations for Chartered ABS Council members 2017-20

Nominations are sought from Chartered ABS voting representatives who are interested in serving as members of the Council, and therefore trustees of the Chartered charity, for a…

Call for nominations for REF panel membership

The Chartered ABS has been contacted by HEFCE regarding the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021. The REF will be undertaken through a process of peer review by expert panels,…

Call for nominations to form Chartered ABS Apprenticeships Working Group

The Council of the Chartered ABS has suggested an Apprenticeships Working Group be formed to help inform members of what is happening with apprenticeships, to engage with…

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…

New Deans and Heads of Business Schools Appointed Across the Sector

A number of new appointments have been made in business school leadership positions towards the end of the last academic year, and as we enter the new year. We are aware of the…

National Student Survey 2017: Business and administrative studies results

Our analysis of the results of the 2017 National Student Survey.

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…

Cross-Continental ‘Bridges’ Form Connections Between Business and the Business School Classroom

Seasoned business professionals are sought after for their insight on the past, present, and future. From their strong grasp of business fundamentals to their extensive leadership…

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…

Call for Small Business Charter Management Board membership

We would like to invite nominations from academics in SBC award holding schools who are interested in serving as members of the Management Board for a period of three years,…

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…

No summer recess for business school professional managers

Summer holiday clashes resulted in a depleted attendance at the Professional Managers Committee meeting on 14 July, but that didn’t stop us from having excellent discussions and…

Reflections on ‘the incredible machine – what next for TEF’, a WonkHE conference

Martin Pearson, Research Manager at Chartered ABS reports on the recent Wonkhe conference on the TEF, focusing on the Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) data presented by WonkHE…

Network to boost ethnic minority businesses takes top prize

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has recognised the ground-breaking impact of a leading Birmingham Business School project, by awarding the co-directors an award as…

What LEO tells us about our business school graduates

Employability of business undergraduates is above the average for university graduates and a business degree comes with a higher than average earning potential for a graduate…

How we can open more doors for all students?

Professor Irani argues that business schools have an essential role to play in helping employers get to a stage where diversity is no longer such a thorny problem, tainted by…

Call for new members for Chartered ABS Professional Managers’ Committee

We are calling for new members to join our Professional Managers' Committee. The Professional Managers' Committee consists of leading managers in a senior role in business schools.…

How can business schools create sustainable competitive advantage?

Mark CusIter provides some key themes as a reminder on how business schools can thrive in the increasingly complex, turbulent and competitive environment that they operate.

New Small Business Charter website launched

Taking a ‘business first’ approach by offering small businesses quick and easy access to the latest business advice written by experts in business schools, the new website…

Professional Managers’ Committee meeting – May update

The Professional Managers Committee met on Friday 26th May for their penultimate meeting of the year. We were fortunate to have Professor Simon Collinson who is the Chair of the…

A quick guide to degree apprenticeships for providers

A closer look at degree apprenticeships in light of the Apprenticeships Levy and what it could mean for employers.

Interdisciplinary funding breakthrough for the York Management School: IKnowFood

Bob Doherty explains how the IKnowFood project takes an interdisciplinary multi-stakeholder approach to develop a unifying understanding of ‘food system resilience’ through the…

Cardiff School of Management achieves the prestigious Small Business Charter award

Cardiff School of Management at Cardiff Metropolitan University has been awarded the Small Business Charter in recognition of their extensive work to support small businesses.

Birmingham City Business School and Dublin City University Business School achieve the Small Business Charter award

Birmingham City Business School and Dublin City University Business School have been granted the Small Business Charter award.

Our priorities for the new government

We highlight our members’ key areas of concern which should be priorities for the new government and the universities Minister.

Times Higher Education Business School of the Year Award 2017

Entries are now open. Deadline: Wednesday 28 June

What makes an award winning business school?

Read about previous winners of the Times Higher Education Business School of the Year award which recognises outstanding overall performance in business schools both within…

Are you prepared for REF2021?

Participate in this study of Business School engagement with impact via the survey for Associate Deans and Directors of Research.

Master or apprentice?

Businesses paying the new Apprenticeships Levy can see that the best way to take advantage is by getting more experienced managers to take on apprenticeships themselves,…

The changing nature of work

How can academics prepare students for a different world of work, with different career journeys? Jane Partridge argues that an active blended learning approach is required.

Are you engaged with your alumni?

How business schools can engage with alumni to get the best value from that engagement for both school and alumnus.

Call for papers: International student sojourner

Editors of the International Journal of Management Education (IJME) Special Issue, which explores the reasons influencing a student’s decision to engage in university level study…

Valuing Professional Services Staff

Professor Julian Gould-Williams explores the four ways in which managers can reinforce a sense of value and appreciation amongst professional services staff.

Doors are for people with no imagination!

What can we do to foster employability and to develop the creative skills that are currently in decline and how can we assess students in ways that test this?

Are business lecturers now part of the ‘edutainment’ business?

According to Professor Irani, in terms of day-to-day practice the pull towards vocational education means the pressure is on for academics to be more like facilitators rather than…

The Future You: Preparing final year students to transition to employment

Find out how Bedfordshire Business School's innovative unit entitled ‘The Future You’ helps students become effective practitioners in the workplace.

Newcastle University appoints new Business School Director

Professor Sharon Mavin joins as the new director of its Business School.

Jo Johnson meets Chartered ABS Council

The Minister's first meeting with business school deans.

Research income for business schools – report published

Our latest analysis of research income for Business & Management research.

The application of flipped instructional model and team-based learning in Asian classrooms

Do the flipped instructional model and team-based learning (TBL) approaches make sense in the Asian classroom setting? Are there cultural factors that need to be addressed for its…

Cross-year student-led teams: Playful team formation

Dr Alexander Kofinas explores the benefits of cross-year business projects on student learning and experience.

Brexit from the view of EU business school students

Students from the Netherlands recently visited Alliance Manchester Business School - what do they think about the UK's decision to leave the EU?

Spring is the time of plans and projects: Professional Managers’ Committee report

The new format of the PMAC conference was discussed in this meeting. Find out more here.

What are the opportunities for business schools in the Brexit negotiations?

In the light of Brexit, business schools can contribute much in terms of perspectives on new markets, on new relationships with existing trading blocs and on the relationship…

The Industrial Strategy: the opportunities for business schools and universities beyond STEM

University leaders should be reading between the lines to realise the wider potential of the Strategy

Tackling Business Entrepreneurship – From a business student to a modern day entrepreneur

Kate Pascoe on the changes in the approach to teaching Business Entrepreneurship as students become more engaged in the entrepreneurial process.

The impact of Brexit on recruiting business students

Aaron Porter provides fresh analysis of student recruitment data and the emerging markets.

Executive Education Committee new members

Seven new members join the Chartered ABS Executive Education Committee.

New Chair for Professional Managers’ Committee

The latest developments in the Chartered ABS Professional Managers' Committee.

The role of alternative providers in Higher Education

Hema Tank explains why LIBF are living proof that alternative providers can offer high quality education and a valuable student experience.

Our students need to understand that haste can make waste

Martin Binks argues that business schools have a duty to train would-be leaders not to act in haste – to appreciate that, though it can be useful and is frequently hailed as a…

New members join the LTSE Committee

Find out the latest on the Chartered ABS Learning, Teaching & Student Experience Committee.

‘Teaching’ Leadership

Hugh Davenport on the crucial distinction between leadership and management.

Policy update from our Chief Executive

Anne Kiem gives an update on the latest in Government Policy and relevant activities here at the Chartered ABS.

CIPD: Research tender invitations for three complementary studies

The CIPD is currently commissioning three separate but complementary research studies. Deadline: 20 February

How to get the best out of your advisory board

Professor George Yip on all you need to know about advisory boards and how to really make the most of them.

Annette Cast appointed Dean of UEL’s Royal Docks School of Business and Law

Annette Cast joins UEL's Royal Docks School of Business and Law in April as the new Dean.

Growth Hub in Cirencester will unlock local business potential

A new Growth Hub in Cirencester will strengthen the Gloucestershire business community by providing innovative business support.

Education and Training Foundation: Invitation to Tender for Training Programme

The Education and Training Foundation are seeking an established provider of training and development for senior finance managers, with a national reputation for excellence.

Invitation to Tender: Education and Training Foundation Leadership Programme

The Education and Training Foundation are seeking an established provider of senior executive training, with a national reputation for excellence, to co-design, develop and deliver…

How alumni can help create a new world of business engagement

Professor Zahir Irani explains why he thinks alumni and lifelong learning should be the crux of this new world and why it’s time to recognise the long-term value of alumni and…

Careers is the soul of every business school

Should Careers teams be encouraged to make the shift from being ‘remedial’ advice providers to leaders in people development and career change? After all, isn’t this the nub…

Invitation to tender: Transformational change in higher education

The Leadership Foundation has opened invitations to tender for a new project, 'Transformational change in higher education' comprising a series of case studies generated through…

How business school graduates fare after graduation

Our report, based on DfE and HESA data, on how Business and Administrative studies students fare after graduation draws promising conclusions in regards to their employment…

Identifying and Recognising the Contributions of Professional Services Staff

The contribution of professional services staff to student performance outcomes is often underestimated. Professor Julian Gould-Williams explores how to address this.

Use an “action strategy” to transform a business school

Professor George Yip, talking from personal experience, shares his insights on strategy for change which emphasises action and political support rather than seeking consensus.

Professional Managers’ Conference highlights

An overview of our highly productive Professional Managers' Annual Conference, in which discussions focused on the impact of change and reorganisation, centralisation, leadership…

Help define Scopus’ new basket of metrics

The basket of metrics that researchers and their evaluators expect to use is becoming larger and more varied. Can you help Scopus by defining new metrics through this survey?

Modern-day leadership demands creativity

Professor Martin Binks explores the rapidly changing face of leadership and explains why teaching it is not just about getting people through their exams.

RAU wins two Green Gown Awards

The university was announced Best Newcomer for a small institution and winner of the Enterprise and Entrepreneurship category at the awards ceremony held on 10 November 2016.

Invitation to Tender: Education and Training Foundation

The Education and Training Foundation are seeking an established provider of senior executive training to define the requirement for a developmental programme for “top leaders”…

The University of Utopia, Ltd.

Mark Gatenby on why 'disciplinarity' has reached its limit and how to encourage a culture of 'post-disciplinarity' in business schools and universities instead.

Chinese university seeking cooperation with UK university for new school

An opportunity for a UK university to collaborate with a Chinese university in some key areas: big data, computer science, statistics, mathematics, economics or management.

Autumn Statement: some positives for business schools

Chartered ABS response to the Autumn Statement

Author Guidelines for ‘Perspectives On’

The ‘Perspectives On’ series has been developed as an online resource to promote dissemination and discussion of contemporary learning, teaching and student experience issues…

Tool for professional development reviews and staff development

This professional development matrix has been created to support staff development and performance reviews within business schools, and the Professional Managers Steering Committee…

Call for Papers: Journal of Management Education Special Issue

The guest editors of the Journal of Management Education Special Issue - Management Education in Turbulent Times - are seeking submissions across all of the Journal of Management…

Highlights from our Annual Conference 2016

Over the two days at our Annual Conference, delegates engaged in discussions on the impact of Brexit on business schools, the technicalities of the TEF and much more.

Chartered ABS Annual Survey results reveal early impact of Brexit on business schools

Insights into the trends and challenges within the UK business school sector

More than a product: Executive Education as a catalyst

Sarah Lethbridge takes a closer look at the contribution that executive education brings in supporting the three key functions of business schools: Research, Teaching and…

The Brexit judgement of the High Court

Professor Matthew Humphreys shares his thoughts on the recent Brexit rulings in the High Court.

Surrey Business School appoints new Dean

An organisation theorist by background, Ansgar Richter steps in as Dean of Surrey Business School.

A short-term route to long-term failure

Professor Martin Binks on how business schools should adapt their, often, short-term approach in order to improve "learning velocity" and the student experience as well equip…

Invitation to tender for research from CIPD

CIPD is exploring the perspective of institutional investors on human capital to provide the HR profession a voice on the topic of measuring and reporting human capital for…

Skills Funding Agency announce webinars on apprenticeship funding

Following the SFA's announcement about RoATP and the ITT, HEFCE have commissioned UVAC to deliver a range of support for the HE sector.

Ulster hosts Northern Ireland launch of Chartered ABS report

Ulster University Business School hosts the launch of the report in which it is featured as an exemplar of added value provided to the local economy with an annual economic impact…

Beyond the classroom walls: The role of online learning

“Will online learning replace the role of good faculty?” and “Isn’t online learning poor quality by its nature because it replaces a highly interactive classroom experience…

Hubs: Creating student centric services at Cardiff

Find out about the student-centric approach at Cardiff that led to the creation of 'hubs' to provide timely and effective support.

Global Business Network Live 2016

We have secured 20 complimentary tickets to this event which is designed to provide businesses with the knowledge, expertise, advice and contacts to succeed overseas.

ifs University College becomes The London Institute of Banking & Finance

Following approval from the Privy Council, ifs University College has officially changed its name to The London Institute of Banking & Finance.

RAU tops the league for carbon reductions for second year running

The RAU has been placed first out of all English universities for its decrease of carbon emissions.

Call for papers: PRME 10th Anniversary Special Issue International Journal of Management Education

A great opportunity for academics specialising in different areas of responsible management to contribute.

New Alumni Fellows Welcomed to Nottingham Business School

Former Nottingham Business School (NBS) students from the local, national and international business community have pledged their support for the next generation of young…

Could the Apprenticeship levy impact HE routes into management and the professions?

Mark Dawe, Chief Executive of AELP looks at the growing importance of degree apprenticeships

New report on how business schools deliver value to local and regional economies

Chartered ABS report highlighting the far reaching contributions business schools make to local and regional economies.

Apprenticeships Training Providers Consultation: Chartered ABS response

Read our response to the SFA's proposal to replace the Register of Training Organisations (RoTO) with a Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP).

Reflections on Lord Stern’s review of the REF

Adam Golberg, Research Manager, provides his key insights into Lord Stern's review of the REF.

National Student Survey 2016: Results for business and administrative studies

The NSS results for 2016 showed that courses in business and administrative studies are highly regarded by the student body. We have provided a table of the results for business…

CIPD – Invitation to tender for research

While recognising the impact of technology specifically on productivity, the CIPD is seeking to gain a better understanding of how technology is contributing to the evolution of…

CIPD accredits MSc Human Resource Management at Essex Business School

Essex Business School's MSc Human Resource Management course gains accreditation from CIPD - the professional body for HR and people development.

The Open University AND KPMG launch joint apprenticeship service

KPMG and The Open University (OU) are joining forces to launch an apprenticeship service that enables employers to identify and fulfil their future training needs, following the…

Nottingham Business School joins world top 5% with global accreditation

NBS receives accreditation for the quality of its business and management courses from AACSB

Apprenticeship Levy is announced

The Government has published details of the Apprenticeship levy and initial funding proposals.

E-learning for teaching Accountancy – universities need to embrace or face being obsolete!

Paul Caulfield on the importance of computer literacy and the integration of relevant software in accountancy courses.

Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey consultation: Chartered ABS response

Chartered ABS response to the consultation on the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey.

Funding to support teaching in Higher Education Consultation: Chartered ABS response

Chartered ABS response to the consultation on teaching funding to support widening access and successful student outcomes.

Leading the Way in Personalisation and Experiential Learning

Dean of Nottingham Business School on student personalisation.

Response to the Teaching Excellence Framework Technical Consultation

Following a consultation with our members, we have submitted a formal response to the Teaching Excellence Framework Technical Consultation. You can download our response here. We…

What makes a business school stand out from the crowd?

Can business schools truly be distinctive?

Leeds Business School wins the prestigious Small Business Charter award

Leeds Business School (LBS) has received the Small Business Charter award in recognition of its engagement and activity to support SMEs, and their strong ties and rewarding links…

EU referendum result: Chartered ABS response

24 June, 2016 In light of the EU referendum result we will watch with interest the impact on areas of concern for our member business schools. We will lobby government to ensure…

Designing online courses: what do learners value?

A review of learners' preferences and expectations of online courses.

New interactive format for Academic Journal Guide 2015

The Academic Journal Guide 2015 has been re-issued in an online interactive format. The new format provides users with the ability to sort fields and offers a much improved search…

In favour of a gamified, narrative-based assessment regime 

Dr. Alexander Kofinas explores how educational gamification and the narrative approach to assessment, results in a successful learning experience.

The proposed TEF: Destinations as a measure of teaching quality?

Harriet Richmond looks at the appropriateness of key metrics that will underpin the assessment of teaching quality under the proposed TEF.

Degree apprenticeships within universities and the role of business schools

What intellectual role can business schools play in making degree apprenticeships work for students, employers and the country?

Changes to the Small Business Charter

Over the past couple of months deans from SBC awarding holding schools were invited to discuss their thoughts and gain input into the future direction of the Small Business…

Internationalisation strategies: The case for staff mobility and the strategic entrepreneur

Dr Alison Pearce on the rise of the strategic entrepreneur.

Business school leaders must do more to support sustainability champions

Research findings have shown that business school leaders could do more to support their staff to fully integrate sustainability into the curriculum and culture of their…

Higher Education White Paper: Chartered ABS response

In response to the Government's Higher Education White Paper, published today, Anne Kiem, Chief Executive of the Chartered Association of Business Schools said: "We support the…

Times Higher Education Business School of the Year Award

Entries for the Times Higher Education Business School of the Year Award are now open. Click here to enter now. Deadline: Wednesday 29th June. This award acknowledges outstanding…

Update on new Learning and Development Opportunities for Professional Managers

As one of their key strategic aims, the Professional Managers’ Steering Committee (PMSC) has committed to producing new learning and development opportunities for professional…

Opportunities for UK business schools in India

With India set to become the 7th largest economy in the world, Kevin McCole, UKIBC discusses the approach that UK business schools can take to engage further with India.

Publishers invited to submit journals for the next Academic Journal Guide

We are inviting editors of Journals and Scholarly Associations to apply to have their journals considered for inclusion in the Academic Journal Guide 2018. This application…

Teaching Entrepreneurship “know-how” as well as “know-about”

Nigel Adams explains how Buckingham Business School encourages students to develop an entrepreneurial mindset.

Rules and Values: Expectations for a Business Ethics Course

Dr Suzy Jagger explores the impact of rules-based and values-based pedagogic approaches to business ethics.

School of Business, London South Bank University wins prestigious Small Business Charter Award

School of Business, London South Bank University (LSBU) has been awarded a Bronze Small Business Charter award in recognition of its commitment to supporting SMEs, including their…

Blended Learning: Embedding Technology in the Classroom

Dr. Michael Reynolds looks at how technology can be best used in the classroom.

Executive education in China: What is the opportunity for UK business schools?

The Chartered ABS joined UKTI on a mission to China to explore the opportunities for executive education.

Response to Lord Stern’s Review of the Research Excellence Framework

Following a consultation with our members, we have submitted a formal response to Lord Stern's review of the Research Excellence Framework. You can download our response here. In…

A deeper personalised learning experience: blending technology and a face-to-face approach

The power that today’s technology brings is creating a new wave of possibilities and opening many avenues for improving the student experience and making it more personalised.

Style and Substance: how second language affects academic attainment

Dr. Sue Daley-Yates argues that international students can be better supported if universities offer an organised proofreading service.

International business students turned off by visa policy impacting UK universities

The Chartered ABS has today published a new report which reveals the impact the Government’s student visa policy is having on universities and the economy. The report focuses on…

Update on Chartered ABS lobbying

The Stern Review and international student visas...

New Chair appointed to the Small Business Charter Management Board

The Small Business Charter (SBC) Management Board is delighted to announce the appointment of Stuart Miller, entrepreneur and small business evangelist, as its new Chair.  Stuart…

Call for nominations for Chair and other roles for Research Steering Committee

Chartered ABS are looking for new members to join the Research Steering Committee, especially from the post-92 business schools. We are also looking for nominees for the posts of…

Strathclyde Business School awarded gold Small Business Charter Award

Strathclyde Business School has been awarded a gold Small Business Charter award in recognition of its commitment to supporting SMEs, including the significant impact of its Growth…

Our students need “know-how” as well as “know-about”

Martin Binks reflects on the importance of experience as a focus in the business curriculum.

Business school dean on diversity drive

Diversity on campus is about ‘inclusion’ not 'numbers of people’.

Smoke, Suspense, and Scheherazade – Using Theatrical Devices to Engage the Student

Dr. Rob Baker on using theatrical devices to engage students and the impact of performance based teaching on student motivation.

Update: our lobbying and other developments

It has been a busy start to the year with the submission deadline for the Green paper responses and the opening of consultation on the REF, otherwise known as the Stern Review. I…

Essex opens first zero-carbon business school building in UK

Open data pioneer launches first zero-carbon business school building in UK The Chief Executive of the Open Data Institute Gavin Starks helped launch the new landmark home…

Commercial opportunities through the UKTI

The education team at UKTI has identified a range of commercial opportunities internationally across a range of education sectors and are looking for UK organisations who may be…

Perspectives on: When leadership aligns with learning and teaching

A guest blog from Paul Gentle, the Leadership Foundation...

Response to the Higher Education Green Paper

Following a consultation with our members, we have submitted a formal response to BIS as part of the consultation process on the Government's Higher Education Green Paper -…

Chartered ABS wins Best Association Website award

The website now receives an average of 175,000 page views every month...

UCL awarded gold Small Business Charter Award

The Small Business Charter, an award bringing together world-class business schools and SME communities across the UK, is pleased to announce that University College London (UCL)…

Fresh ideas for businesses as students rise to the Thinkubator Challenge

Up to 400 staff and students from Nottingham Business School (NBS), Nottingham Trent University, pulled together to solve 40 real business problems at its Thinkubator Challenge…

Annual Membership Survey Results 2015

Chartered Association of Business Schools today publishes the results of its 2015 Annual Membership Survey.

Innovation: it’s time to practise what we preach

Martin Binks reflects on his five-year stint as Dean of Nottingham University Business School and what business schools can do to keep up with changing times.

Chancellor’s Spending Review: Chartered ABS Chair responds

The Chartered Association of Business Schools has responded to the Chancellor's Spending Review and Autumn Statement. Professor Simon Collinson, Chair of the…

University of Essex appoints leading MBA Director

The University of Essex has appointed Nigel Pye as MBA Director and Professor of Business and Management at Essex Business School

National Award for University Entrepreneurship

The University of Leeds has won The Duke of York Award for University Entrepreneurship.

David Cameron urged to change overseas student policy by BIS committee chair

The government is guilty of “utter folly” by including international students in net migration targets according to the chair of the Business, Innovation and Skills Select…

Chartered ABS response to the Nurse Review of Research Councils

The Chartered Association of Business Schools has responded to Sir Paul Nurse’s ‘Review of the UK Research Councils’.

New Chair appointed at Chartered Association of Business Schools

The Chartered Association of Business Schools is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Simon Collinson as its new Chair.

Chartered ABS Annual Conference Round-Up

Participants for the Chartered ABS Annual Conference 2015 heard from a range of speakers under the theme of Delivering Value, Driving Growth.

TEF accepted in principle but will it work?

200 business school leaders discussed the Government's proposals at the Chartered Association of Business Schools' annual conference, in Manchester.

Higher education Green Paper – response from the Chartered Association of Business Schools

The Chartered Association of Business Schools, the voice of the UK’s business and management education sector, has provided an initial response to the Higher education green…

Reflection and updates from the Chartered ABS

Anne Kiem provides some reflections on the eve of a new Chartered ABS Conference.

The business of international marketing – using data and insights to improve student recruitment

With a backdrop of concern about immigration and Theresa May’s recent hard hitting party conference speech Jamie Laird, Head of Market Intelligence at Hobsons examines how…

Developing leadership potential in undergraduates

Business Schools have a duty to create robust and effective leadership programmes at the undergraduate level, as demonstrated by the LaunchPad programme.

Business schools as educational provocateurs of productivity via interrelated landscapes of practice

In an ever-changing and global marketplace, it could be argued that the role of business schools is no longer to train graduates for specific roles.

Deans and Directors’ Programme – Participant perspectives

Dr Spinder Dhaliwal gives details of her experience with the Deans and Directors’ Programme (3DP).

Warwick Business School launches Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) for senior executives

Warwick Business School has unveiled a new Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree designed for senior executives and potential future leaders.

Solving the UK’s productivity puzzle

The Chartered Association of Business Schools and Chartered Management Institute hosted a fringe meeting at the Conservative conference which discussed how employers and higher…

A week in the life of an Operations Manager, Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham

Ian Hamley of Birmingham Business School provides a glance into the week of an Operations Manager.

Report from the Party conferences and an update on our activities

Anne Kiem provides some insights into our sessions at the 2015 party conferences and future activities from the organisation.

ESRC survey exploring the experiences of early career social scientists

The Chartered Association of Business Schools are encouraging members to participate in a Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) survey aiming to understand the experiences…

What can business schools do to drive up the UK’s productivity?

Warwick Business School's Prof. Keith Glaister explores how business schools can address the UKs productivity crisis.

Bath embarks on ground-breaking deal with South African Government

The University of Bath is to provide advanced leadership training to senior South African Higher Education professionals in a ground-breaking new partnership with the South African…

The Alternative Business School

Martin Parker of University of Leicester School of Management gives his perspective on an alternative style of business education.

Report urges start-ups to tackle poor management skills to survive past year three

Nationwide campaign launched to curb 44% failure rate of UK start-ups and boost growth of SMEs

Advisory Boards: A personal perspective

Ann Francke shares her experiences on working within advisory boards and why they are advantageous for business schools.

Chartered ABS to use new VLE on development programmes

As part of our partnership with Instructure, we will be using the Canvas virtual learning environment to support the delivery of our development programmes

The Dowling Review of Business-University Research Collaborations

A Chartered ABS review of the recent report on business-university research collaborations

Senior appointments from across the sector

There have been a number of senior appointments within business schools over the last few months.

National Student Survey 2015: Table of results for business and administrative studies

The Chartered ABS spreadsheet ranks the results of the recent National Student Survey.

New professional qualifications for Marketing students

Hull University Business School has joined forces with CIM (The Chartered Institute of Marketing) to give students the opportunity to gain professional qualifications through CIM…

Activity update from the Chartered ABS

Anne provides an overview on the latest developments with the Chartered ABS.

Call for thought pieces: How business schools can help to solve the UK productivity puzzle

The Chartered ABS is looking to contribute more to the productivity debate with thought pieces from academics within our member business schools.

Professional managers – the hunt for added value

Dr Andy Earwaker discusses the realities of the professional managers role within business schools.

New degree apprenticeship in professional management given green light by the UK Government

A new degree-level apprenticeship in management developed by a group of 40 employers and universities, headed by Serco, has been given the green light today by the Department of…