Business Engagement

The Chartered Association of Business Schools provides news, comment and events for those in business engagement roles.

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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, starting from November 2018. There are currently three positions available. Apply now.

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 step towards better preparing them to ‘play the game’ and relate to employers in a confident responsible way…

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 part of the 2017 ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize.

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 integration of knowledge from both sciences and social sciences.

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?

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.

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.

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.

Advisory Boards: A personal perspective

Ann Francke shares her experiences on working within advisory boards and why they are advantageous for 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 Business, Innovation and Skills.

Top executives complete inaugural UK Bridge Programme

The Chartered Association of Business Schools (Chartered ABS) and AACSB International (AACSB) are delighted to announce that the first participants have successfully completed the inaugural UK Bridge Programme.

Reflections on the best methods to support business-to-business school collaboration through School Advisory Boards

What are the best methods to support business to business school collaboration? David Williamson provides his views.

Communicator-in-chief: the key trait for entrepreneurs building businesses

Michael Hayman MBE and Nick Giles offer a unique perspective on leadership and entrepreneurism.

Advisory Boards: Bringing Added Value to Business School-to-Business (BS2B) Collaborations

Dr Cathy Garner provides detailed insights into the best ways to utilise business school-to-business (BS2B) collaborations.

Entrepreneurship Grants: Recipients of Cambridge Judge start-up grants have raised over £5 million in funding

Recipients of start-up grants from an Investment Fund at Cambridge Judge Business School have collectively raised more than £5 million since the grants ranging from £3,000 to £20,000 were first awarded 18 months ago.

Getting the business school ‘business-ready’

Dean of London Guidhall Faculty of Business & Law Stephen J. Perkins provides some key insights into transformational change within business schools.

Professional Development

Events

How business schools engage with the regional agenda

5 Oct 17 - 5 Oct 17

Event venue: Techno Centre, Coventry University

This Small Business Charter workshop will explore the role of business schools as ‘anchor institutions’ and in building connections in the region.

Publications

Response to HM Government Green Paper “Building our Industrial Strategy”

Chartered Association of Business Schools

Our response to the Governments Green Paper "Building our Industrial Strategy".

Business, Improvement and Growth (BIG): Applying research to support SMEs

Learn more about the Business, Improvement and Growth (BIG) programme, designed to identify the drivers of growth and performance for SMEs in their local context and to help translate this new knowledge into practice for business owners, leaders and entrepreneurs.

Providing growth equity to early stage companies through the Cass Entrepreneurship Fund

Find out more about the Cass Entrepreneurship Fund which is a £10 million venture capital fund, providing growth equity to early stage companies.

Reflections on the role of the business school dean

This report provides insights into the motivations, expectations, and challenges of university-based business school deans.