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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.

New Chair for Professional Managers’ Committee

The latest developments in the Chartered ABS Professional Managers' Committee.

Careers is the soul of every business school

Should Careers teams be encouraged to make the shift from being ‘remedial’ advice providers to leaders in people development and career change? After all, isn’t this the nub of student hopes in their business degree?

Identifying and Recognising the Contributions of Professional Services Staff

The contribution of professional services staff to student performance outcomes is often underestimated. Professor Julian Gould-Williams explores how to address this.

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 and management skills and much more.

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 invites the professional managers' community to use it internally.

Hubs: Creating student centric services at Cardiff

Find out about the student-centric approach at Cardiff that led to the creation of 'hubs' to provide timely and effective support.

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 managers in business schools. After an extensive consultation, culminating in the Annual Conference which took place at…

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.

Professional managers – the hunt for added value

Dr Andy Earwaker discusses the realities of the professional managers role within business schools.

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

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

Professional Management Development – Focus Group

Professional Management Development - We need your help and energy! The Chartered ABS Professional Managers' Steering Committee is currently looking at the development needs of senior/aspiring professional senior managers in Business Schools with a view to providing appropriate opportunities. To…


Professional Managers’ Annual Conference 2017

11 Dec 17 - 12 Dec 17

Event venue: The Foresight Centre, University of Liverpool    09:00-17:00    Members price   Non-members price

Bringing together heads of administration, faculty managers, school administrators, senior operations staff, accreditation and other specialist managers from UK business schools.


Digital destinations and marketing technology for SMEs

Research conducted by Dr. Philip Alford at Bournemouth University is transforming small owner-managed enterprises into more entrepreneurial and innovative businesses, enabled by more effective adoption of technology.

Ethics Guide 2015: Advice and Guidance

This Guide offers a practical framework to help individuals in business schools make informed and transparent decisions and communicate ethical choices to others.