Policy

Results from the 2023 Chartered ABS Annual Membership Survey

The Chartered Association of Business Schools’ membership survey is the annual barometer of the issues, opportunities, and priorities for the UK’s business schools.  The 2023…

Chartered ABS responds to consultation on initial decisions for REF 2028

The Chartered ABS has responded to the consultation on the initial decisions from UKRI on arrangements for the 2028 Research Excellence Framework. The proposals for the high-level…

Improving place-based economic and social outcomes through engaged research

Impact Areas: Inclusive regional economic development policy; local industry competitiveness and resilience; workplace productivity and skills; R&D commercialisation and…

Consultation on publication of NSS 2023 results: our response

The Chartered ABS submitted a response to the OfS’s consultation on its proposed approach for publishing the results for the 2023 National Student Survey (NSS). The revised NSS…

Chartered ABS response to new government restrictions on student visas

The government have announced restrictions on international students bringing dependent family members to the UK whilst they study. The ban will be applied in January 2024 on all…

IfATE consultation on updates to the criteria for mandatory qualifications in apprenticeships: our response

The Chartered ABS has responded to the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) consultation on changes to the criteria for mandatory qualifications in…

HESPA consultation on the methodology used to calculate SSRs: our response

The Chartered ABS has responded to the Higher Education Strategic Planners Association’s (HESPA) recent consultation on the methodology used to calculate student : staff ratios…

QAA consultations on revised Subject Benchmark Statements: our response

The Chartered ABS has responded to the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education’s (QAA) consultation on revised subject benchmark statements for business and management…

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…

Research Conference 2022

Bringing together directors of research, management scholars, knowledge exchange and impact professions from UK business schools.

OfS consultation on regulating student outcomes

The Chartered ABS has responded to the OfS consultation on regulating student outcomes which forms part of the OfS’s policy of ensuring that students of all backgrounds…

The good, the nice and the ugly of the new IFATE Degree Apprenticeships policy

IFATE has recently published some new policy guidance, which sets, or possibly confirms, a brighter future and a clearer brand for Degree Apprenticeships in England. This follows a…

OfS consultation on regulating student outcomes: our response

The Chartered ABS has responded to the OfS consultation on regulating student outcomes which forms part of the OfS’s policy of ensuring that students of all backgrounds…

OfS consultation on the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF): our response

The Chartered ABS has responded to the OfS consultation on the future of the TEF, aimed at incentivising higher education providers in the UK to achieve excellence in teaching,…

Chartered ABS Annual Conference 2022

The yearly gathering of Deans and leadership teams of UK business schools Bring colleagues and save 25% Each November the Chartered ABS Annual Conference brings together over 200…

Chartered ABS Annual Research Conference 2022

Bringing together directors of research, management scholars, knowledge exchange and impact professions from UK business schools.

The Augar Review: business as usual for business schools?

When the Augar Review of post-18 education was ordered in February 2018, the world was a strikingly different place. Prime Minister Theresa May was concerned about the politics and…

Graduate outcomes and a spatial approach to decent work

Graduate outcomes are now a staple ingredient to measuring the performance of higher education in many countries globally (see the latest CABS analysis here). It can be entrenched…

Going Up: how business schools can support the government’s ‘Levelling Up’ agenda

Business schools already educate one in seven of all UK university students and are engaged with private, public and third sector organisations in research, skills development,…

Adapting co-creation to improve inclusion

In business schools, collaboration and co-creation in teaching, research and enterprise activity are now central to the vision for how business and management knowledge creates…

Second OfS consultation on quality and standards: Chartered ABS response

The Chartered ABS has responded to the second OfS consultation on its approach to regulating quality and standards in higher education

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,…

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,…

IfATE consultation on degree apprenticeships: our response

The Chartered ABS has submitted a response to the IfATE’s consultation on its proposals for changes to existing policies that affect the development, approval and delivery of…

IfATE consultation on changes to existing policies related to degree apprenticeships

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) has opened a consultation on its proposals for changes to existing policies that affect the development, approval…

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…

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…

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…

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.

Chartered ABS Annual Research Conference 2021

Bringing together directors of research, management scholars, knowledge exchange and impact professions from UK business schools.

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…

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…

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

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.

BEIS consultation on the UK R&D Roadmap: our response

The Chartered ABS has submitted a response to the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) consultation on the UK’s Research & Development Roadmap. If…

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.

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.

Chartered ABS statement on Government support for Universities

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

Athena SWAN Review summary

We respond to the long-awaited outcome of the Athena SWAN review.

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.

Chartered ABS Annual Conference 2021

Innovation I Sustainability I Inclusion The Chartered ABS Annual Conference brings together the Deans and leadership teams of UK business schools and senior representatives of…

We need to talk about Apprenticeships

There has been a lot of talk about apprenticeships and what has gone wrong with them. Inherent in many of these arguments are misunderstandings, misinterpretations and myths. What…

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.

Consultation on a quality enhancement system for TNE: our response

The Chartered ABS has responded to a consultation by Universities UK, GuildHE and the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education on the possible scope and future form of a…

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

Results from the 2019 Chartered ABS Annual Membership Survey

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

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…

Consultation on Higher Technical Education: our response

Read and download our full response to the consultation on Higher Technical Education

Consultation on Research Leadership in the Social Sciences: our response

Read and download our full response to the consultation on Research Leadership in the Social Sciences

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…

Migration Advisory Committee call for evidence

Schools are encouraged to submit evidence to the latest MAC enquiry by 5 November

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.

Calculating the trade-off between short and long-term benefits in policy-making

Background There is significant expert disagreement on how the distant future should be valued relative to the present. In general, people have a strong preference to consume now…

The Augar Review and other policy developments

We respond to recent policy developments in Westminster and beyond, including the Augar Review.

Research Income for Business and Management 2019

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

Our 2019 report on Business and Management research funding

We break down the latest HESA data on Business and Management Research Funding

Consultation on the design of the KEF – Chartered ABS Response

Read and download our full response to the KEF Consultation

Consultation on the design of the KEF – our response

The Chartered ABS and its members believes that the Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF) has the potential to offer additional tools to universities to measure and evaluate elements…

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.

Independent Review of the TEF: our response

Read and download our response to the Independent Review of Subject-Level TEF

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.

Sport integrity: informing policy to tackle corruption in professional sports

Business and management research creates new tools for analysing match fixing, leading to real policy change

New index measuring the strength of patent systems shapes the decision making and strategic responses of firms and policymakers

Research from the University of Liverpool Management School results in an innovate new Index for assessing patent strength

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.

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.

Draft guidelines for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021: our response

We respond to the published draft assessment criteria and guidelines for making submissions to Ref 2021

APPG inquiry into international students: our response

We present the case for a competitive and accessible post-study visa regime for international students.

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

Consultation on draft guidance for REF 2021: our response

The UK’s four higher education funding bodies published for consultation the draft guidance on making submissions to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 and the draft…

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.

Results from the 2018 Chartered ABS Annual Membership Survey

Assessing key sector priorities for the year ahead

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.

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.

Business schools: less stereotyping and more collaboration in the interests of the nation

Business schools need to raise awareness about what they do, how they add value and how they could do more to help deal with the UK’s current challenges.

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…

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.

Ofqual consultation: our response

Ofqual has asked for feedback on its proposed guidance on the regulation of end-point assessments. The Chartered ABS is concerned that Ofqual’s proposed guidance makes no…

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

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…

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…

External Resources on Degree Apprenticeships

A list of useful publications and websites to support members in the delivery of Degree Apprenticeships.

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

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

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.

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…

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…

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…

HM Treasury’s, “Financing growth in innovative firms”: our response

In November 2016 the Prime Minister announced that HM Treasury would lead a review designed to strengthen growing innovative firms within the UK. The review explores long-term…

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…

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…

Policy Update: an eventful summer sets the tone for the year ahead

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…

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.

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.

Master or apprentice?

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,…

HM Government Green Paper “Building our Industrial Strategy”: our response

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

HEFCE’s consultation on the NewDLHE consultation: our response

Our response to HEFCE's consultation on the NewDLHE

Jo Johnson meets Chartered ABS Council

The Minister's first meeting with business school deans.

Research Income for Business and Management, 2017 report

Our annual report on research income for UK Business & Management

Research income for business schools – report published

Our latest analysis of research income for Business & Management research.

Brexit from the view of EU business school students

Students from the Netherlands recently visited Alliance Manchester Business School - what do they think about the UK's decision to leave the EU?

Second Research Excellence Framework consultation: our response

Read our full response to the second Research Excellence Framework consultation.

What are the opportunities for business schools in the Brexit negotiations?

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…

The Industrial Strategy: the opportunities for business schools and universities beyond STEM

University leaders should be reading between the lines to realise the wider potential of the Strategy

The impact of Brexit on recruiting business students

Aaron Porter provides fresh analysis of student recruitment data and the emerging markets.

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.

Draft strategic guidance to the Institute for Apprenticeships: our response

Our response to the Governement's Draft strategic guidance for Institute for Apprenticeships consultation.

Autumn Statement: some positives for business schools

Chartered ABS response to the Autumn Statement

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.

Results from the 2016 Chartered ABS Annual Membership Survey

Annual snapshot of the trends and challenges in UK business schools

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

The Brexit judgement of the High Court

Professor Matthew Humphreys shares his thoughts on the recent Brexit rulings in the High Court.

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…

Could the Apprenticeship levy impact HE routes into management and the professions?

Mark Dawe, Chief Executive of AELP looks at the growing importance of degree apprenticeships

Business schools: delivering value to local and regional economies

How business schools contribute to local and regional growth and productivity

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: our response

Our response to the Skills Funding Agency consultation.

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).

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: our response

Our response to HESA's consultation on changes to the DLHE survey

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.

Funding to support teaching in Higher Education consultation: our response

Chartered ABS response to the consultation on teaching funding to support widening access and successful student outcomes.

Teaching Excellence Framework Technical Consultation: our response

Following a consultation with our members, we have submitted a formal response to the Teaching Excellence Framework Technical Consultation. We recorded the support of members in…

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…

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…

The proposed TEF: Destinations as a measure of teaching quality?

Harriet Richmond looks at the appropriateness of key metrics that will underpin the assessment of teaching quality under the proposed TEF.

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…

Opportunities for UK business schools in India

With India set to become the 7th largest economy in the world, Kevin McCole, UKIBC discusses the approach that UK business schools can take to engage further with India.

Lord Stern’s review of the Research Excellence Framework: our response

Following a consultation with our members, we have submitted a formal response to Lord Stern's review of the Research Excellence Framework. In our view the Stern Review needs to…

UK business schools and international student recruitment

The Government’s current student visa policy is having detrimental effects on universities and the economy. This report focuses on recruitment trends of international students…

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...

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…

Higher Education Green Paper: our response

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 -…

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 -…

Results from the 2015 Chartered ABS Annual Membership Survey

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.

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…

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’.

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.

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…

Business schools as educational provocateurs of productivity via interrelated landscapes of practice

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.

Report from the Party conferences and an update on our activities

Anne Kiem provides some insights into our sessions at the 2015 party conferences and future activities from the organisation.

What can business schools do to drive up the UK’s productivity?

Warwick Business School's Prof. Keith Glaister explores how business schools can address the UKs productivity crisis.

The Dowling Review of Business-University Research Collaborations

A Chartered ABS review of the recent report on business-university research collaborations

Research Conference and Exhibition 2020 – CANCELLED

The Annual Research Conference & Exhibition (18 March, Nottingham) brings together directors of research, management scholars and knowledge exchange professionals.

Modelling economic impact for national governments

BU researchers, Professor John Fletcher and Professor Adam Blake, have developed and pioneered new approaches to estimate the economic impacts of tourism activities.

Migrant workers and vulnerable employment

Research by Dr Steve French has influenced UK employment law and changed how policy makers and practitioners think about vulnerable employment.

Encouraging innovation: A changing framework for the financing of small-to-medium enterprises

Research led by Professor Paul Nightingale has been involved in working with policy-makers to evaluate the most effective schemes to provide finance and other support for SMEs.

Ensuring credit unions are fit for purpose

Professor John O. S. Wilson's research has sought to understand the growth, development, scale, scope, governance and performance of credit unions in different countries.

The challenge to international recruitment continues

Marie Clark from Hobsons provides some insights into the latest government proposals for international students.

What to expect from the new government?

Anne Kiem gives her views on the new government following the 2015 general election.

Working with Acas – informing advice, policy and guidance

The research has been undertaken in an economic and political context in which issues of workplace conflict resolution and downsizing have been central to public policy concerns

2015 General Election – Election update from James Newhall

James Newhall provides an update on general election trends.

General Election 2015: Shadow Minister for Immigration David Hanson MP

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…

General Election 2015: Conservative Minister for Security and Immigration James Brokenshire MP

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…

General Election 2015: Liberal Democrats Spokesperson for Home Affairs, Justice & Equalities Julian Huppert MP

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Home Affairs, Justice & Equalities Julian Huppert MP talks to us about his partys' policies ahead of General Election 2015.

General Election 2015 – Analysis from James Newhall

James Newhall provides an analysis on how the election could effect business schools.

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…

Monthly update and future plans from our CEO Anne Kiem

Our CEO provides an update on our recent events and plans for future programmes.

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…

Update on our Royal Charter application and other news from our CEO

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…

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…

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…

International business students’ value to the UK economy & society: the case for changing UK immigration legislation

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…

Business School Leadership: Gendered or Genderless?

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…

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…

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…

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

Events

CMBE workshop – Leading and managing academic teams

24 Jan 24

Event venue: London

Leading and managing academic teams Wednesday 24 January, London As a leader we are often expected to be all things to all people. We are there to…

REF 2028 Symposium

1 Feb 24

Event venue: University of Liverpool Management School

REF 2028 SYMPOSIUM Navigating a changing research assessment exercise 1 February, University of Liverpool Management School The Chartered ABS REF…

Professional Managers Annual Conference 2024

27 Feb 24

Event venue: Newcastle

The annual gathering of senior professional services staff working in, and for, UK business schools Group Booking Discounts available The Professional Managers' Annual Conference…

The CMBE – An Introduction

7 Mar 24

Event venue: Online

Introduction to the Certified Management and Business Educator scheme Eligibility - Application - Benefits - CPD commitment 14:00-15:00, 7 March,…

PMAC Online 2024

18 Apr 24

Event venue: Online

PMAC ONLINE 2024 Supporting the development of professional services teams at all levels within UK business schools PMAC Online brings together professional services staff working…

Learning, Teaching & Student Experience 2024

14 May 24 - 15 May 24

Event venue: Birmingham

The UK's leading gathering of business and management educators.

Executive Education Symposium – Spring 2024

11 Jun 24

Event venue: Manchester

Executive Education Symposium Accelerating clients’ AI literacy and digital transformation 21 November, Birmingham The Autumn Executive…

The CMBE – An Introduction

12 Jun 24

Event venue: Online

Introduction to the Certified Management and Business Educator scheme Eligibility - Application - Benefits - CPD commitment 14:00-15:00, 12 June,…

REF 2028 Symposium

26 Jun 24

Event venue: Bristol

REF 2028 SYMPOSIUM Navigating a changing research assessment exercise 1 February, University of Liverpool Management School The Chartered ABS REF…

Publications

Results from the 2023 Chartered ABS Annual Membership Survey

The Chartered Association of Business Schools’ membership survey is the annual barometer of the issues, opportunities, and priorities for the UK’s business schools.  The 2023…

Improving place-based economic and social outcomes through engaged research

Impact Areas: Inclusive regional economic development policy; local industry competitiveness and resilience; workplace productivity and skills; R&D commercialisation and…

Consultation on publication of NSS 2023 results: our response

The Chartered ABS submitted a response to the OfS’s consultation on its proposed approach for publishing the results for the 2023 National Student Survey (NSS). The revised NSS…

IfATE consultation on updates to the criteria for mandatory qualifications in apprenticeships: our response

The Chartered ABS has responded to the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) consultation on changes to the criteria for mandatory qualifications in…

HESPA consultation on the methodology used to calculate SSRs: our response

The Chartered ABS has responded to the Higher Education Strategic Planners Association’s (HESPA) recent consultation on the methodology used to calculate student : staff ratios…

QAA consultations on revised Subject Benchmark Statements: our response

The Chartered ABS has responded to the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education’s (QAA) consultation on revised subject benchmark statements for business and management…

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…

Designing policies to harness the benefits of foreign direct investment (FDI) for sustainable development

Project Background Foreign direct investment (FDI) and the related activities of multinationals companies (MNCs) have an important part to play in sustainable development,…

OfS consultation on regulating student outcomes: our response

The Chartered ABS has responded to the OfS consultation on regulating student outcomes which forms part of the OfS’s policy of ensuring that students of all backgrounds…

OfS consultation on the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF): our response

The Chartered ABS has responded to the OfS consultation on the future of the TEF, aimed at incentivising higher education providers in the UK to achieve excellence in teaching,…

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,…

IfATE consultation on degree apprenticeships: our response

The Chartered ABS has submitted a response to the IfATE’s consultation on its proposals for changes to existing policies that affect the development, approval and delivery of…

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…

BEIS consultation on the UK R&D Roadmap: our response

The Chartered ABS has submitted a response to the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) consultation on the UK’s Research & Development Roadmap. If…

Consultation on a quality enhancement system for TNE: our response

The Chartered ABS has responded to a consultation by Universities UK, GuildHE and the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education on the possible scope and future form of a…

Results from the 2019 Chartered ABS Annual Membership Survey

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

Consultation on Higher Technical Education: our response

Read and download our full response to the consultation on Higher Technical Education

Consultation on Research Leadership in the Social Sciences: our response

Read and download our full response to the consultation on Research Leadership in the Social Sciences

Calculating the trade-off between short and long-term benefits in policy-making

Background There is significant expert disagreement on how the distant future should be valued relative to the present. In general, people have a strong preference to consume now…

Research Income for Business and Management 2019

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

Consultation on the design of the KEF – Chartered ABS Response

Read and download our full response to the KEF Consultation

Consultation on the design of the KEF – our response

The Chartered ABS and its members believes that the Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF) has the potential to offer additional tools to universities to measure and evaluate elements…

Independent Review of the TEF: our response

Read and download our response to the Independent Review of Subject-Level TEF

Sport integrity: informing policy to tackle corruption in professional sports

Business and management research creates new tools for analysing match fixing, leading to real policy change

New index measuring the strength of patent systems shapes the decision making and strategic responses of firms and policymakers

Research from the University of Liverpool Management School results in an innovate new Index for assessing patent strength

Draft guidelines for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021: our response

We respond to the published draft assessment criteria and guidelines for making submissions to Ref 2021

APPG inquiry into international students: our response

We present the case for a competitive and accessible post-study visa regime for international students.

Consultation on draft guidance for REF 2021: our response

The UK’s four higher education funding bodies published for consultation the draft guidance on making submissions to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 and the draft…

Results from the 2018 Chartered ABS Annual Membership Survey

Assessing key sector priorities for the year ahead

Ofqual consultation: our response

Ofqual has asked for feedback on its proposed guidance on the regulation of end-point assessments. The Chartered ABS is concerned that Ofqual’s proposed guidance makes no…

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…

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

HM Treasury’s, “Financing growth in innovative firms”: our response

In November 2016 the Prime Minister announced that HM Treasury would lead a review designed to strengthen growing innovative firms within the UK. The review explores long-term…

HM Government Green Paper “Building our Industrial Strategy”: our response

Chartered Association of Business Schools

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

HEFCE’s consultation on the NewDLHE consultation: our response

Chartered Association of Business Schools

Our response to HEFCE's consultation on the NewDLHE

Research Income for Business and Management, 2017 report

Chartered Association of Business Schools

Our annual report on research income for UK Business & Management

Second Research Excellence Framework consultation: our response

Read our full response to the second Research Excellence Framework consultation.

Draft strategic guidance to the Institute for Apprenticeships: our response

Our response to the Governement's Draft strategic guidance for Institute for Apprenticeships consultation.

Results from the 2016 Chartered ABS Annual Membership Survey

Annual snapshot of the trends and challenges in UK business schools

Business schools: delivering value to local and regional economies

Chartered Association of Business Schools

How business schools contribute to local and regional growth and productivity

Apprenticeships Training Providers consultation: our response

Our response to the Skills Funding Agency consultation.

Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey consultation: our response

Our response to HESA's consultation on changes to the DLHE survey

Funding to support teaching in Higher Education consultation: our response

Chartered ABS response to the consultation on teaching funding to support widening access and successful student outcomes.

Teaching Excellence Framework Technical Consultation: our response

Following a consultation with our members, we have submitted a formal response to the Teaching Excellence Framework Technical Consultation. We recorded the support of members in…

Lord Stern’s review of the Research Excellence Framework: our response

Following a consultation with our members, we have submitted a formal response to Lord Stern's review of the Research Excellence Framework. In our view the Stern Review needs to…

UK business schools and international student recruitment

The Government’s current student visa policy is having detrimental effects on universities and the economy. This report focuses on recruitment trends of international students…

Higher Education Green Paper: our response

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 -…

Results from the 2015 Chartered ABS Annual Membership Survey

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.

Modelling economic impact for national governments

BU researchers, Professor John Fletcher and Professor Adam Blake, have developed and pioneered new approaches to estimate the economic impacts of tourism activities.

Migrant workers and vulnerable employment

Research by Dr Steve French has influenced UK employment law and changed how policy makers and practitioners think about vulnerable employment.

Encouraging innovation: A changing framework for the financing of small-to-medium enterprises

Research led by Professor Paul Nightingale has been involved in working with policy-makers to evaluate the most effective schemes to provide finance and other support for SMEs.

Ensuring credit unions are fit for purpose

Professor John O. S. Wilson's research has sought to understand the growth, development, scale, scope, governance and performance of credit unions in different countries.

Improving the governance of sport organisations

Research undertaken by the Birkbeck Sport Business Centre on the broader sports sector has been used to improve governance practices across national governing bodies of sport.

Working with Acas – informing advice, policy and guidance

The research has been undertaken in an economic and political context in which issues of workplace conflict resolution and downsizing have been central to public policy concerns

The Impact of Business School Research: Economic and Social Benefits

Professor Robin Mason

We showcase some of the very best examples of “impact” coming from business schools across the UK in this publication.

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…

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