Reflecting on recent blog posts on this website it is clear that one of the fundamental roles of business schools is to ensure our graduates transition successfully into meaningful (and hopefully lucrative) work. However, the CBI's Carolyn Fairbairn explains that UK employers still have difficulty…
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 of a library that now extends to over 10,000 different programmes. The market for executive education and management…
How can business schools help prevent gender stereotypes hindering the progress of the future business leaders they teach?
The flipped classroom is now synonymous in discussions and presentations concerning new ways of teaching. It struck me that the presentations we deliver focus on the practical, on the different ways we are embedding flipping into our teaching practice. Of course this sharing of experience is…
“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 in order for them to be suitably prepared for relevant graduate roles in the accountancy and finance profession. A…
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 being encouraged to ensure greater diversity in their leadership roles, particularly through initiatives such as Athena…
Homogenisation vs. Innovation in employability A range of graduate employability interventions exist across the UK Higher Education (HE) sector, involving experiential learning, skills development and on-the-job training among others. Employability is already high on the agenda for universities…
Advances in technology have wrought many changes to education - and especially higher education - over the past two decades, with the internet blasting access to information far beyond the confines of the faculty library, and social connectivity literally enabling mass communication to occur at the…
It has been an eventful summer in terms of HE policy, as well as the sometimes very personal attacks launched by Lord Adonis. It is difficult to choose which will have the most impact, but clearly it is going to be another eventful year. First the good news. There again seems to be some momentum…
Dr Andrew Glanfield explores the concept of the Specilaist Generalist which is gaining traction amongst college and central professional services audiences at Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University. He explains how the discipline-specific knowledge, team building and procurement expertise of…
Pearson is conducting research with Swansea University and University of Sheffield to understand the impact of providing core learning content in new ways, motivating and engaging students to read critically, think critically and write critically.
Find out more about Live Projects at the University of Bedfordshire Business School and how getting students involved in such campaigns has been a huge success. It has also been a step towards better preparing them to ‘play the game’ and relate to employers in a confident responsible way…
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 Deputy Editor David Morris.
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 entering employment for the first time.
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 suggestions of bias and discrimination. The barriers to entry to the biggest employers can be more about the formal processes…
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 integration of knowledge from both sciences and social sciences.
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 universities and the private sector.
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, re-directing budgets used for traditional training and development. But how can they overcome the entry-level associations of the…
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 simply lecture.
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 effective implementation?
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 between trade and trading rules supported by international agreement.
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 desirable skill, the ability to make decisions quickly too often translates into a damaging rush to judgment. In short:…
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 form a network that plays an active role in the 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 of student hopes in their business degree?
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.
Adrian Pryce on what business can do in its role as a good ‘corporate citizen’, by contributing to ‘blended solutions’ in which the public, private and third sectors work together to create ‘social value’.
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 Engagement.
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 students for the world of business.
“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 with an essentially lonely and sterile experience?” Two questions that Professor O'Creevy is often asked. Read on to…
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 institution.
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 business schools can cut through the noise and reach prospective international students.
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 at work.
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 how culture controls organizational expression.
The employability of graduates has been a concern across the sector, and a subject of much debate, for a number of years. This piece looks at how work around employability can be shifted to a more productive stage through an analysis of recent trends.
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 the Labour Party.
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 Minister for Security and Immigration from the Conservative Party
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 Association of Business Schools. Work is already underway to rebrand, with a new logo for the Chartered ABS and new websites…
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 school leaders. Currently, 18% of business school deans’ jobs in the UK have an acting dean or are being advertised. Our…
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 We want an incoming government to recognise business and management education and research in STEMM. Professor Angus Laing makes the case to widen investment in STEM to include Management. Article by: Professor Angus Laing Chair, Association…
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 schools, students and the economy, will benefit from a change in legislation. Article by: Professor Nora Ann Colton …
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 reports that amongst its US business school members, female deans only comprise 19% of the total and in the UK, only 23% of…
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