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

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…