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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…

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,…

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…

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

This year’s survey focused on how business schools have responded to the unprecedented challenges posed by the pandemic. The results reveal that at the start of this academic…

Research Income for Business and Management 2020

Read our full analysis of the 2018/19 HESA data on business and management research income.

Our analysis of HESA student enrollment data for Business and Administrative Studies 2018-19

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

Annual Membership Survey 2019: results and analysis

We analyse the priorities and areas of attention facing the UK's business schools for the year ahead.

Analysis of Postgraduate Qualifications in Business & Administrative Studies

Our first of a kind report provides detailed insights into postgraduate provision within the fields of Business and Management.

Research Income for Business and Management 2019

Business and Management funding rose over 2017/18, but did not keep pace with inflation.

The changing shape of business education provision

The changing shape of business education provision analyses a range of new and alternative business education providers, and explores how a range of external influences may disrupt…

The Path to Becoming a Vice-Chancellor

Our latest report, “The Path to Becoming a Vice-Chancellor”, analyses the low representation of business school Deans among VCs and offers advice for those hoping to make the…

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

Designed to help Deans and Heads of Schools develop business models to support their business schools to operate and grow.

Annual Membership Survey 2018: results and analysis

Assessing key sector priorities for the year ahead

Building an Executive Education Team: A White Paper on key competencies and structures

This white paper will be valuable for business schools looking to build and grow their executive education provision.

Research funding for business schools revealed in latest Chartered ABS report

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

Pathways to Success: Strategic groups of UK business schools

Our analysis of business schools across the UK.

Research Income for Business and Management, 2017 report

Chartered Association of Business Schools

Our annual report on research income for UK Business & Management

Annual Membership Survey 2016

Annual snapshot of the trends and challenges in UK business schools

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.

Annual Membership Survey 2015

Chartered ABS Annual Membership Survey 2015 This report provides an annual snapshot and insights into some of the key challenges and trends in the UK business school sector.

Building the Leadership Capacity of UK Business Schools: A collection of thought pieces

This series of thought pieces observes the challenges and trends of leadership in business schools through contributions generated from our second annual ‘business school…

Manifesto for Growth 2014

In September 2014, the association outlined its key pledges for the incoming government of the next general election in areas concerning STEMM, business education funding and…

21st Century Leaders: Building Practice into the Curriculum to Boost Employability

This joint report with the Chartered Management Institute and Quality Assurance Agency highlights the gap in the collaboration between employers and business schools. It suggests…

Innovation Task Force Report: “The Role of UK Business Schools in Driving Innovation in the Domestic Economy”

This report identifies opportunities for practical action to increase the impact of British business schools on innovation and growth in the United Kingdom economy. It provides…

Policy Network Brochure 2013: Is it possible to Balance Student Demands with Business Needs?

This publication, which emerged from the 2013 ABS Policy Network meetings discusses current business and management education policy matters besides latest government opinion on…

Pillars and Annual Report 2010/11

This edition of the Pillars report focuses on sustainable economy and provides an account of the organisations’ finance for the year ending 2010

Pillars and Annual Report 2007/08

This edition of the Pillars report focuses on sustainable economy and provides an account of the organisations’ finance for the year ending 2007.