News

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

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)…