News

News and announcements from the Chartered ABS on external affairs, government policy and developments affecting the sector.

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 Addresses from distinguished speakers including President of Universities UK, Professor Janet Beer, Rt Hon. Lord David…

Rethinking Business Education: Fit for the Future

Eleven thought-provoking articles on the future of business schools

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 understanding of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) and the Sustainable…

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 issues facing the internationalisation of business schools, both in the UK and abroad. Together, the committee works to…

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 particular focus on how to support companies that are still running after three years of starting up, and employing people. 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, alongside public data, provides evidence of successful differentiation in the context of an increasingly competitive…

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 period of three years, starting from 6 November 2017. There are currently two positions available for individuals from…

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, involving over 1000 senior UK academics, users of research from organisations beyond higher education and…

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 Government to ensure the best possible outcomes, and to consider potential impact on business schools and the decisions of…

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 following appointments: Birmingham Business School: Professor Cathy Cassell, Dean Brighton Business School:…

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 acumen, senior leaders carry significant impact. The world’s top business schools recognize this—and are continually…

Call for Small Business Charter Management Board membership

We would like to invite nominations from academics in SBC award holding schools who are interested in serving as members of the Management Board for a period of three years, starting from November 2018. There are currently three positions available. Apply now.

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 making good progress on all the key agenda items. Plans for the Professional Managers Annual Conference (PMAC) 2017…

Network to boost ethnic minority businesses takes top prize

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has recognised the ground-breaking impact of a leading Birmingham Business School project, by awarding the co-directors an award as part of the 2017 ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize.

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. The objectives, purpose, current key projects and membership criteria of our Professional Managers' Committee are…

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 promises to be a valuable platform for both businesses and business schools.

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 Chartered ABS also attend this meeting. Typology questionnaire - the completion rates for this survey were discussed -…

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.