News

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

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 advice and support to small businesses small businesses. The Growth Voucher programme will provide match funding to small…

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 Dean of Business, Enterprise and Lifelong Learning across the University of Chester. Professor Ashford also holds the…

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 further promote the essential role business schools can play in facilitating local economic growth. The conference season…

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 work at a strategic leadership level and are responsible for and/or specifically interested in Executive Education…

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 work at a strategic leadership level and are responsible for and/or specifically interested in the…

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 schools are very well placed geographically, and in terms of expertise and knowledge, to support businesses – 43% of…

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 investment in STEM to include Management. Article by: Professor Angus Laing                  Chair, Association…

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 by: Rt Hon Lord Young of Graffham DL                  Prime Minister's Advisor on Enterprise The launch of…

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 Financial Services where she has led on strategic development, implementation and the establishment of the Institute’s…

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 each party conference this autumn. The events will explore how business schools support small businesses and local…

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 student experience. A survey conducted by the ABS shows that UK business schools are rapidly responding to this challenge,…

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 students throughout the entirety of their education journey. At a time when data is everywhere but insight is hard to come…

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 business school sector and enable business engagement opportunities.  They will be welcoming new applicants from 1st…

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 vision for the sector as they prepare for the run up to next year’s general election. The conference takes place in…

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 asked to express their interest in delivering Growth Vouchers, the Growth Accelerator and Start Up Loans. The schemes…

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 Education/Business School Network event was held in London on 30 June. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss the…

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 articles written with a practitioner audience in mind. It offers business and management academics a unique opportunity…

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 doing enough to offer extended, meaningful work experience through business schools a new report from the Association…

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 in recognition of their work to support start-ups and small businesses. Business schools who received a Small Business…

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 School, Birmingham City University. Acting Dean: Dr Dawn Albery - Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield…