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

Fellowships for Professors Mark Hart and Richard Thorpe

Professors Mark Hart and Richard Thorpe are the first recipients of our Research Fellowship.

Join top execs on the ABS & AACSB Bridge Programme

Places are filling up for the 2015 Bridge Programme – an intensive course designed to support the development of business school teaching staff who come from business executive backgrounds. The Association of Business Schools (ABS) and AACSB International (AACSB) are delighted with the high level…

Reception of International Business School Associations at ICAM

We are delighted to once again co-host the Annual Joint Reception of International Business School Associations at ICAM, which takes place in Tampa, Florida this year. The reception, which is annually organised by the Chairs of the Association of Business Schools, the Australian Business School…

Senior management appointments and updates

A number of new appointments have been made in business school leadership positions during the first few months of 2015. Professor Toni Hilton has been made Dean of Glasgow School for Business and Society at Glasgow Caledonian University. Professor Hilton was previously the Dean of the Business and…

SERIOUS joins ABS membership

We are delighted to announce SERIOUS Marketing Communications as a corporate member. SERIOUS is an integrated marketing communications agency that has extensive experience providing marketing solutions to the education sector. The highly strategic and creative approach SERIOUS applies has enabled…

ABS Academic Journal Guide launched

We’re pleased to announce that the Academic Journal Guide 2015 has been published to provide a guide to the quality and range of over 1,400 international business and management journals. The Guide can be viewed now at www.bizschooljournals.com The ABS Academic Journal Guide (the Guide) is the…

Message on the release of the Academic Journal Guide

Update on release of Academic Journal Guide.

Monthly update and future plans from our CEO Anne Kiem

It has been a busy start to the year and I have been out visiting as many people as possible to ensure we are keeping as up to date with our members and other organisations that have an impact on the work of business schools. I attended my first session of the International Deans Programme, which…

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 with over 60 delegates present at Said Business School, Oxford. Following the success of the ABS International Women…

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 speaker, and encourage you to reserve your place. Speakers at the conference always include leaders in business…

Publication of ABS Academic Journal Guide 2015

The Association of Business Schools' Academic Journal Guide 2015 will be published on 25th February 2015 at www.bizschooljournals.com. The Guide will be published online and free to access. Users will be able to access it by registering through the website. Registration will be available on the day…

Exclusive offer to ABS members on pricing for Canvas by Instructure

The Association of Business Schools is pleased to welcome Instructure, the provider of Canvas Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), as its newest Corporate Member. As part their membership Instructure is delighted to offer all ABS members exclusive discounted pricing on Canvas. Instructure built…

Opportunities to contribute to Daily Telegraph for ABS members

The Association of Business Schools has secured its members a 30% discount to contribute to a Daily Telegraph and CityAM supplement series in 2015. The supplements will provide business schools with the opportunity to showcase their specialist knowledge of various industries and offers a platform…

UK business schools call to address research funding imbalance following successful REF results

After a strong performance by the UK’s business schools in the Research Excellence Framework, the Association of Business Schools has called on Government and funding councils to reverse the decline in funding for business and management research. Business schools contribute £3.25billion to the…

Call for applications for Association of Business Schools Fellowships

The Association of Business Schools is, for the first time, calling for proposals to carry out research or other report work that contributes to the work of the ABS. There are two Fellowships on offer and the details are attached. Our focus at this time is on (a) developing approaches for enabling…

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 schools, welcomes today’s announcement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, to introduce a…

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 students and graduates of Middle East origin discover study, further study and first careers options across the world. A…

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 to discuss the challenges and potential solutions to the changing disruptive environment within which business schools…

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 been the Vice-Chair of the Association of Business Schools and will step down as a consequence of her move from the…

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 school leaders. Currently, 18% of business school deans’ jobs in the UK have an acting dean or are being advertised.…