9 Sep 20
Event venue: Zoom meeting
14 Sep 20 - 18 Sep 20
Event venue: Online
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,…
Inspera shares a case study with the University of Bath School of Management.
Find out more from McGraw-Hill Education.
A team of Chartered ABS Scholars share some preliminary findings.
How can HEIs build a better institutional understanding of the needs of disadvantaged students?
How can we apply the vital role of personal tutoring to online spaces?
Professor Noel Dennis shares the five lessons management educators can learn.
Professor Edgar Meyer discusses the EDI aspects of the impacts of remote working.
Professor Palie Smart reflects on the implications of recent anti-racist activism for business school leaders.
Business schools will need to collaborate more closely to thrive in the "new international".
Research by Henley Business School highlights the pandemics impact on academics' research and teaching.
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…
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…
With an abundance of COVID-19 content hitting the presses, how can business schools stand out?
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…
Professor Zahir Irani assesses the best and worst case outcomes for business schools after COVID-19.
Our Chair shares his advice for demonstrating effective leadership in a crisis.
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…
Challenges lie ahead, but business schools are already adapting to the new situation under COVID19.
Stephen Ellis and Jakob Werdelin discuss how COVID-19 is shaking up business schools' strategic planning.
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…
Newcastle Business School share how they have adapted to the development needs of Gen Z students.
How can freehand drawing encourage visual literacy skills in business students?
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…
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…
Newcastle University Business School share how their students have been adding value to local businesses.
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…
Academics could help vulnerable students by focusing on valuable relationship-building.
Dr Adam Frost details the benefits and limitations he's found in using online tools to facilitate student group work.
Encouraging students to become reflective practitioners is difficult. Should we be providing space for them to voice their frustrations about the feedback process?
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…
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…
Dr Emma Thirkell a novel yet impactful initiative to merge study of HR and hands-on assessment.
How can the character, skills, and knowledge needed to make graduates "work-ready" be incorporated into your curriculum?
A case study in putting students' individual needs at the heart of the learning process.
How can stress be taken out of assessment without compromising academic standards?
What is the ideal combination of blended, active, and collaborative learning for your classroom?
Find out more about this creative, colour-coded pedagogical technique, first presented at LTSE 2019.
Find out how a European business school changed their exam delivery through a digital partnership
Advice from the British Council's Education Service sheds light on maintaining partnerships in China.
Updates on PMAC 2020, opportunities for Professional Services colleagues, and more.
One of our teams of 2018 Chartered ABS Scholars shares an update on their insightful - and playful - work to promote EDI.
What if we focused student development on their post-graduate ambitions?
Dr Liz Warren and Dr Dawn Reilly share a cutting-edge method for addressing the attainment gap.
At Cardiff University we have a framework called the Cardiff Professional. This framework details competences and behaviours for all professional services staff at Cardiff…
Professor Sally Everett presents the powerful calls to action from our latest Diversity Workshop
Bold steps: report from the February meeting of the Professional Managers’ Committee The Committee met on Friday 8th February, the perfect time…
Our guidance on articulating your role as professional manager to suit your business school context.
Find out LIBF's focus on the student experience helped them leap up to 2nd in the NSS rankings.
New faces and big plans - Report from the October meeting of the Professional Managers Committee The Professional Managers Committee met on 12th…
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.
Developing students’ soft skills through business competitions One consequence of a ‘monetised’ higher education system is that students expect value for money and a…
LinkedIn: Maximising the relationship between business schools and their final year students In an environment where prospective students’ decisions about their education are…
Professor Zahir Irani, Executive Dean, University of Bradford explains how a reinvented form of the MBA may well hold the key to its survival.
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…
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?
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.
The professional management matrix has helped to drive a cultural and efficiency change across our faculty of business.
This useful tool for guiding staff development has found great success.
A case study on why Saïd Business School won Business School of the Year at the THE 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.
Can a Digital One Minute Paper help support teaching, especially in large multi-national classes?
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…
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…
Challenging existing notions of executive education by developing active citizenship among young people - a case study from Aston Business School
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…
How can business schools help prevent gender stereotypes hindering the progress of the future business leaders they teach?
“The future of business schools is tied up with their future legitimacy.”
“A refocus of research on business practice could prove to be the saviour of both business schools and their parent universities.”
“business schools have a role to play as brokers across the many divides that separate people today”
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…
How can business schools boost regional economic productivity?
A personal perspective on what business schools can do to prepare future leaders
"To produce responsible, authentic leaders, business schools need to develop more holistic management education models"
How can business schools have a greater impact on regional economies through research and better engagement?
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…
Homogenisation vs. Innovation in employability A range of graduate employability interventions exist across the UK Higher Education (HE) sector, involving experiential learning,…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
Bob Doherty explains how the IKnowFood project takes an interdisciplinary multi-stakeholder approach to develop a unifying understanding of ‘food system resilience’ through the…
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…
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…
Find out how Bedfordshire Business School's innovative unit entitled ‘The Future You’ helps students become effective practitioners in the workplace.
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…
Dr Alexander Kofinas explores the benefits of cross-year business projects on student learning and experience.
Students from the Netherlands recently visited Alliance Manchester Business School - what do they think about the UK's decision to leave the EU?
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…
University leaders should be reading between the lines to realise the wider potential of the Strategy
Kate Pascoe on the changes in the approach to teaching Business Entrepreneurship as students become more engaged in the entrepreneurial process.
Aaron Porter provides fresh analysis of student recruitment data and the emerging markets.
Hema Tank explains why LIBF are living proof that alternative providers can offer high quality education and a valuable student experience.
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…
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…
The contribution of professional services staff to student performance outcomes is often underestimated. Professor Julian Gould-Williams explores how to address this.
Professor George Yip, talking from personal experience, shares his insights on strategy for change which emphasises action and political support rather than seeking consensus.
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…
“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…
Find out about the student-centric approach at Cardiff that led to the creation of 'hubs' to provide timely and effective support.
Mark Dawe, Chief Executive of AELP looks at the growing importance of degree apprenticeships
Paul Caulfield on the importance of computer literacy and the integration of relevant software in accountancy courses.
Dean of Nottingham Business School on student personalisation.
The impact of Brexit on the Supply Chain Management sector
Can business schools truly be distinctive?
Dr. Alexander Kofinas explores how educational gamification and the narrative approach to assessment, results in a successful learning experience.
Harriet Richmond looks at the appropriateness of key metrics that will underpin the assessment of teaching quality under the proposed TEF.
What intellectual role can business schools play in making degree apprenticeships work for students, employers and the country?
Dr Alison Pearce on the rise of the strategic entrepreneur.
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…
Nigel Adams explains how Buckingham Business School encourages students to develop an entrepreneurial mindset.
Dr Suzy Jagger explores the impact of rules-based and values-based pedagogic approaches to business ethics.
Dr. Michael Reynolds looks at how technology can be best used in the classroom.
The Chartered ABS joined UKTI on a mission to China to explore the opportunities for executive education.
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.
Dr. Sue Daley-Yates argues that international students can be better supported if universities offer an organised proofreading service.
Dr Monika Foster on the enriching experience of student mobility
Martin Binks reflects on the importance of experience as a focus in the business curriculum.
Dr. Rob Baker on using theatrical devices to engage students and the impact of performance based teaching on student motivation.
A guest blog from Paul Gentle, the Leadership Foundation...
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…
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.
Dr Spinder Dhaliwal gives details of her experience with the Deans and Directors’ Programme (3DP).
Ian Hamley of Birmingham Business School provides a glance into the week of an Operations Manager.
Anne Kiem provides some insights into our sessions at the 2015 party conferences and future activities from the organisation.
Warwick Business School's Prof. Keith Glaister explores how business schools can address the UKs productivity crisis.
Dean Christoph Loch of Cambridge Judge Business School on the School’s 25th anniversary.
Dr Spinder Dhaliwal looks into the benefits of NED roles and why women should take advantage of such positions.
What are the best methods to support business to business school collaboration? David Williamson provides his views.
Michael Hayman MBE and Nick Giles offer a unique perspective on leadership and entrepreneurism.
What do employers really want from business school graduates? Professor Zahir Irani of Brunel Business School examines current trends in this exclusive blog piece.
Dr Cathy Garner provides detailed insights into the best ways to utilise business school-to-business (BS2B) collaborations.
Academics from Ashridge Business School present findings which reveal that experiential learning, mimic the stress of leadership and better prepare managers for similar situations…
Cultural Change writers Professor James McCalman and Dr David Potter discuss the importance of organizational culture in enhancing competitive advantage, its impact on managers and…
James Newhall provides an update on general election trends.
As part of our lobbying for an incoming government we have put questions towards three political party spokespeople including David Hanson MP Shadow Minister for Immigration for…
As part of our lobbying for an incoming government to change current immigration legislation affecting international students, we have put questions towards James Brokenshire MP…
Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Home Affairs, Justice & Equalities Julian Huppert MP talks to us about his partys' policies ahead of General Election 2015.
James Newhall provides an analysis on how the election could effect business schools.
Our CEO provides an update on our recent events and plans for future programmes.
As we start the New Year we are looking forward to the completion of process leading to the Association of Business Schools gaining a Royal Charter and becoming the Chartered…
Prof. Robert MacIntosh et al provide an analysis on leadership in a low-authority environment.
Prof. Kimmo Alajoutsijärvi and Dr Kerttu Kettunen provide an international perspective as part of our Leadership compilation series.
Professor Sandy Pepper discusses the leadership styles in business schools and professional services firms.
We provide some insight and analysis following the results of REF 2014.
Prof. Sharon Mavin and Dr Ceridwyn Bessant of Newcastle Business School write on leadership capability of first-line-manager-academics.
Prof. Nick Oliver et al discuss leadership in a complex, multi-stakeholder environment.
Our Chief Executive gives her insight into her first month at the association.
Overview One of the frequently stated missions of business schools is to produce future leaders who make a difference in the world. Curiously, there are few studies of business…
Prof. Ken Starkey and Dr Christophe Lejeune give their view.
Our Deputy CEO provides some analysis of the current challenges to senior leadership at business schools.
Dr Giovanna Bono details the results on our leadership survey to deans.
Insight into how business students choose their courses.
ABS Manifesto for Growth 2014 We want an incoming government to Remove international students from net migration targets. Professor Nora Ann Colton explains why UK business…
Dr Alex Wilson et al’s 10 year outlook on management education.
While women in both academia and corporate environments enjoy relative equality compared to their historical counterparts, there is still a long way to go. AACSB international…
Professor Sally Everett shares her insights from the recent Deans' and Directors' Development Programme.
9 Sep 20
Event venue: Zoom meeting
Small Business Charter award: Assessment and Reassessment 9 September 2020 - Zoom This is a free online session for business school staff who are working on…
15 Sep 20
Event venue: Webinar
The Third Directors of Learning and Teaching Meeting 8:30 - 9:30, Tuesday 15 September Online This online meeting is solely for…
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