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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…

Open call for nominations for Chartered ABS Fellowships for 2021

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…

Our Committees are seeking new members

Our International Committee and our Professional Managers Committee have put out a call for new members. Please see the adverts below for further details and the applications…

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…

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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

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

Analysis of research income for the law field.

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.

Opportunity for CMBEs

Submit your ideas and self nominate for roles in delivering our regional CMBE events

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Chartered ABS statement on Government support for Universities

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

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…

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…

Parliament calls for COVID-19 experts

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

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…

Chartered ABS office closed during COVID-19 pandemic

Contacting the Chartered ABS during this time

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…

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…

Call for nominations to the Chartered ABS Executive Education Committee

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

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.

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'.

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.

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.

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…

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

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…

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,…

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.

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.

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.

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…

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…

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.

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.

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.

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.

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…

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.

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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.

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.

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

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.

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…

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)…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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.

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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.…

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.

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

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.

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…

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.

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.

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.

New members join the LTSE Committee

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

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

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…

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…

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?

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”…

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

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

Surrey Business School appoints new Dean

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

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…

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…

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).

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.

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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

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

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…

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.

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…

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…

Nottingham Business School expands Alumni Scheme to personalise learning for Executives of the future

Nottingham Business School (NBS) is expanding its Alumni Fellowship Scheme and inviting new members after a successful pilot year.

London College of Fashion, UAL Students receive CMI award

Six students from the Fashion Business School will be presented with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) London and South East Regional Boards Award.

Teaching Excellence Framework and the Emergency Budget: Business schools respond

Members of the Chartered ABS Learning, Teaching & Student Experience (LTSE) Committee have provided commentary to proposals for the Teaching Excellence Framework.

New arrival at the University of Derby

Dr David Russell has been appointed as the new Dean of the College of Business at the University of Derby.

GCU awarded EPAS accreditation

94 programmes delivered in 31 countries have been awarded EPAS accreditation.

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…

Dean appointments from across the business school sector

We take a look at the latest dean appointments across the sector.

Curriculum innovation focus for new Associate Dean of NBS

Melanie Currie has been appointed as Associate Dean of Nottingham Business School (NBS).

In-Company degree celebrates 15 Years of graduates

Nottingham Business School celebrates the 15th anniversary of its degree programme which places students in companies full-time as part of their course.

Head of UK Banking at Santander gives guest lecture for aspiring entrepreneurs at University of Hertfordshire

Steve Pateman, Head of UK Banking at Santander UK visited the University of Hertfordshire to deliver a guest lecture on Issues and Challenges facing Aspiring Entrepreneurs.

RAU graduate employability hits 98%

The Royal Agricultural University (RAU) is thrilled to announce high employability figures across the board. Recent surveys of 2014 graduates have shown that 98.2% of…

Association of Business Schools receives Royal Charter

We are delighted to announce that we have received our Royal Charter.

Showcase your research in the Management Articles of the Year Awards

Make a submission to CMI’s Management Articles of the Year competition.

Dual CMI qualification for RAU business graduates

Students studying for a business degree at the Royal Agricultural University (RAU) will now receive a dual qualification from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Monthly update from our CEO Anne Kiem

  Anne Kiem, Chief Executive of the Chartered Association of Business Schools, provides some insights in her latest monthly update As the saying goes, we live in interesting…

New degree-level apprenticeship scheme for professional managers

27 March 2015 Proposals to develop a new degree-level apprenticeship in Chartered Management, which will boost the number of professional managers and drive up business performance…

London College of Fashion (LCF) announces launch of the Fashion Business School

The London College of Fashion has launched its Fashion Business School.

‘The Impact of Business School Research’ published today by the ABS to support call to rebalance research funding

We are delighted to publish ‘The Impact of Business School Research: Economic and Social Benefits’, which includes eleven case studies highlighting the far-reaching impact of…

Fellowships for Professors Mark Hart and Richard Thorpe

Professors Mark Hart and Richard Thorpe are the first recipients of our Research Fellowship.

Join top execs on the ABS & AACSB Bridge Programme

Places are filling up for the 2015 Bridge Programme – an intensive course designed to support the development of business school teaching staff who come from business executive…

Reception of International Business School Associations at ICAM

We are delighted to once again co-host the Annual Joint Reception of International Business School Associations at ICAM, which takes place in Tampa, Florida this year. The…

Senior management appointments and updates

A number of new appointments have been made in business school leadership positions during the first few months of 2015. Professor Toni Hilton has been made Dean of Glasgow School…

SERIOUS joins ABS membership

We are delighted to announce SERIOUS Marketing Communications as a corporate member. SERIOUS is an integrated marketing communications agency that has extensive experience…

ABS Academic Journal Guide launched

We’re pleased to announce that the Academic Journal Guide 2015 has been published to provide a guide to the quality and range of over 1,400 international business and management…

Message on the release of the Academic Journal Guide

Update on release of Academic Journal Guide.

Monthly update and future plans from our CEO Anne Kiem

It has been a busy start to the year and I have been out visiting as many people as possible to ensure we are keeping as up to date with our members and other organisations that…

Progress Report on the ABS Diversity Impact Working Group

In January 2015, the ABS held its inaugural Diversity Impact Working Group event, with the first event focusing on ‘Putting Gender on the Agenda’. The event was well attended…

First Keynote Speaker Announced for ABS Annual Conference 2015

We are delighted to announce that the Association of Business Schools’ Annual Conference will take place on 9-10 November 2015, in Manchester. We have secured our first keynote…

Publication of ABS Academic Journal Guide 2015

The Association of Business Schools' Academic Journal Guide 2015 will be published on 25th February 2015 at www.bizschooljournals.com. The Guide will be published online and free…

Exclusive offer to ABS members on pricing for Canvas by Instructure

The Association of Business Schools is pleased to welcome Instructure, the provider of Canvas Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), as its newest Corporate Member. As part their…

Opportunities to contribute to Daily Telegraph for ABS members

The Association of Business Schools has secured its members a 30% discount to contribute to a Daily Telegraph and CityAM supplement series in 2015. The supplements will provide…

UK business schools call to address research funding imbalance following successful REF results

After a strong performance by the UK’s business schools in the Research Excellence Framework, the Association of Business Schools has called on Government and funding councils to…

Call for applications for Association of Business Schools Fellowships

The Association of Business Schools is, for the first time, calling for proposals to carry out research or other report work that contributes to the work of the ABS. There are two…

ABS reaction to Autumn Statement loans announcement

Association of Business Schools welcome postgraduate loans announcement LONDON, December, 3, 2014 / -- The Association of Business Schools, the representative body for UK business…

Reach students and graduates of Middle East origin – Member Offer

The Middle East Student & Graduate Network is an information resource set up with support from bodies and ministries of higher education in the Middle East, designed to help…

ABS hosts biggest ever Annual Conference: our review plus links to videos

ABS hosts biggest ever Annual Conference: our review plus links to videos Our annual conference welcomed 180 delegates over a two day period and offered attendees the opportunity…

Senior Management appointments and updates

Senior Management appointments and updates Professor Jane Harrington has been named as University of the of West England’s new Deputy Vice-Chancellor. Professor Harrington has…

Leadership Capacity in UK Business Schools

Introduction 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…

Growth Voucher initiative launched nationwide by Small Business Charter business schools

The Small Business Charter has today launched the Government-backed Growth Voucher programme which will be delivered nationwide by a consortium of business schools to provide…

ABS update on new deans and senior management appointments for 2014

A number of new appointments have been made in business school leadership positions during the latter months of 2014. Professor Ruth Ashford has been appointed as the Executive…

The Association of Business Schools participates at party conferences

The Association of Business Schools, alongside the Small Business Charter, hosted a series of fringe events during party conference season which debated a series of proposals to…

The ABS Executive Development Committee is looking for new members

What are we looking for? As a Committee member you will be in a Senior Management role within your business school. Members should include those individuals in business schools who…

The ABS International Committee is looking for new members

What are we looking for? As a Committee member you will be in a Senior Management role within your business school. Members should include those individuals in business schools who…

A Manifesto for Growth

Business schools contribute £3.25billion to the UK economy. Their students represent 1 in 5 post graduates, and 1 in 7 under graduates, attending university. We know that business…

From STEM to STEMM

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…

Backing business schools to support local economic growth

ABS Manifesto for Growth We want an incoming government to include business schools in local growth policies and business support initiatives. Lord Young proposes how. Article…

New Chief Executive appointed to the Association of Business Schools

We're delighted to announce the appointment of Anne Kiem as our new Chief Executive. Anne joins the Association from her position as the Chief Executive of the Institute of…

Join the ABS roundtable events at the Party Conferences

The Association of Business Schools, in partnership with the Small Business Charter and Federation of Small Businesses, is holding a series of roundtable discussions and debates at…

UK business schools increasingly focusing on employability, ABS survey shows

If there is one issue where the opinions of students, business schools and policymakers converge, that is the importance of integrating employability into the curriculum and the…

Hobsons join ABS membership

The Association of Business Schools are delighted to welcome Hobsons back as a corporate member. Hobsons are an education solutions company that supports institutions and their…

Small Business Charter application process to re-open in September

The Small Business Charter team have been welcoming their new members this summer and introducing them to Government initiatives that will see further funding come in to the…

Liam Byrne MP, Shadow Universities Minister, to join ABS Annual Conference in November 2014

The Shadow Universities Minister, Liam Byrne MP, will address the annual conference for leading figures in the UK’s business schools. We expect to hear his party’s plans and…

Business support schemes come on stream for Small Business Charter awarded schools

Business schools with a Small Business Charter award will now be able to offer a range Government initiatives to support small businesses. Small Business Charter schools have been…

Business schools and further education meet to discuss business and management education

Following Vince Cable’s speech in Cambridge on Where next for further and higher education? which highlighted a national high-level vocational skills gap, an initial Further…

Showcase your University’s research by entering the CMI Management Articles of the Year

The annual CMI Management Articles of the Year Award entries are open – gain recognition for your research and win £1,000. The aim of this competition is to showcase research…

21st Century Leaders report: Building practice into the curriculum to boost employability

New report calls for every business graduate to undertake vital work experience as a core element of their course. Employers are seeking ‘business-ready’ graduates, but are not…

Twenty schools receive Small Business Charter Award

Lord Young – the Government’s Adviser on Enterprise – hosted a celebration ceremony at No.10 Downing Street to award 20 business schools the new Small Business Charter Award…

New deans appointed in 2014

          A number of new appointments have been made in business school leadership positions in the first half of 2014. Please find the list below: - Birmingham City Business…

ABS National Advisory Board Network: Helping business schools stay relevant

The Association of Business Schools launched this May the National Advisory Board Network (NABN), a forum that brings together a cross section of business school Advisory Board…

ABS office move: meeting space in the City for members

From Monday 23rd June 2014 the Association of Business Schools will be taking up residence in the heart of the capital's business district. The new and improved offices will…

National Advisory Board Network launched to promote greater engagement between businesses and business schools

The Association of Business Schools has launched a new initiative that will promote greater engagement between businesses and business schools for the long-term development of…

ABS Co-hosts Reception for UK, Australian and Canadian Business School Leaders, ICAM 2014

ABS co-hosted a reception with the Australian Business Deans Council, the Canadian Federation of Business School Deans and the Emerald Group at the AACSB ICAM conference in…

FNEGE Day, Aix-Marseille – 22nd May 2014

The FNEGE day will take place on 22nd May at the Palais du Pharo, in Marseille. It will be a unique opportunity to bring together all the participants of the different events…

Management change at the Association of Business Schools

Dr. Paul Marshall will be leaving the ABS, where he is CEO, to take up a senior leadership role with Universities Partnership Programme (UPP). Julie Davies, presently Deputy CEO,…

Budget 2014 – Key Points for Higher Education & Business

Higher Education and Export In recognition to the £10 billion contribution of international students to the UK’s economy and the important role of HE, the government will triple…

Business Schools Welcome Government Response to Witty Review

The Association of Business Schools today welcomes the Government’s response to Sir Andrew Witty’s review into Universities and Growth.  The review, which addressed how higher…

EFMD Global Focus: Building Better Business Schools

EFMD Global Focus, 2014 BUILDING BETTER BUSINESS SCHOOLS With business and management education coming under increasing scrutiny, Julie Davies (Deputy Chief Executive at the ABS)…

ABS Response to the Publication of the Witty Review

Professor Angus Laing, Chair of the ABS and Dean of Business and Economics at Loughborough University has today strongly welcomed the endorsement in the final report of the Witty…

Business schools must work harder to meet Government and Social Agenda says Chair of Association of Business Schools

The ABS has today launched its second policy report: Is It Possible to Balance Student Demands with Business Needs? As a result the Chair of the ABS, Professor Angus Laing, Dean of…

Management Board and Executive Group to take forward business school Charter

A team of experts are set to develop a charter to help incentivise business schools to help small firms to grow. A management board overseen by former BT Chief Executive Sir Peter…

Association of Business Schools and AACSB International Announce The Launch Of The UK Bridge Programme

The Association of Business Schools (ABS) and AACSB International (AACSB) are delighted to announce the launch of the AACSB-ABS Bridge Programme to be offered in the UK. Originated…

Inaugural Irish Policy Network for Business and Management Held at Queen’s University Management School

The Association of Business Schools (ABS) recently held its first Irish Policy Network as part of a wider series, this event brought business schools and stakeholders from both the…

Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) Charter Mark

Update from our Scottish Committee At the last Scottish committee meeting it was agreed that engagement with the new ECU Gender Equality Charter Mark would be valuable for…

UK Business and Management Education – Policy Matters

Lively policy roundtable discussions focusing on the following themes: Globalisation, The Challenge of Economic Regeneration, The Challenge of the Reformed Student Market Place and…

A Reception to Support the Recommendations From the Business Schools MSB Task Force Report

The Association of Business Schools (ABS) recently hosted a joint reception with the kind support of the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills to support the findings of…

Innovation Taskforce

The purpose of the ABS Taskforce is to provide evidence of how UK business schools are supporting the Government’s agenda in the BIS report Innovation and Research for Growth.…

Professional Development

Certified Management & Business Educator scheme to launch

Our certificated CPD scheme has been given the green light for launch later this year.

Events

Online Video Teaching Skills – We Are All TV Presenters Now!

9 Sep 21

Event venue: online

Online video teaching skills: We are all TV presenters now! An interactive online workshop, 10:00-12:30, 9 September  This workshop is now full.…

Adventures in Europe – practical advice on setting up a branch campus

16 Sep 21

Event venue: online

Adventures in Europe - practical advice on setting up a branch campus 13:30-15:00 BST, Thursday 16 September The Eighth Directors of International…

The Fifth Directors of Executive Education Meeting

28 Sep 21

Event venue: online

The Fifth Directors of Executive Education Meeting 14:00 - 15:00, 28 September, online The Fifth Directors of Executive Education Meeting…

Chartered ABS Annual Conference 2021

8 Nov 21 - 9 Nov 21

Event venue: ETC venues, County Hall, London

How business schools are helping to shape a post-pandemic recovery The Chartered ABS Annual Conference brings together the Deans and leadership teams of UK business schools and…