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

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 Chairs (or senior members of Advisory Boards with specific expertise), business school deans, and other representatives…

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 continue to offer member schools the use of a meeting space. The move is representative of the Association's focus on…

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 business and management research and education. The National Advisory Board Network (NABN) has been set up in response to…

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 Singapore. Sixty-four people attended the networking event. The associations plan to develop stronger links to support…

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 organized during the International Symposium of Management. This FNEGE day will allow the meeting of all…

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, will take on the role of interim CEO. A recruitment process is already underway for Paul’s replacement. Paul joined…

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 the number of Chevening Scholarships from 2015-16 Expand of the ‘Education is GREAT’ campaign to help attract…

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 education institutions can improve their links with industry, concluded that schemes such as the ABS’ Small Business…

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) and Toni Hilton (Dean of the Faculty of Business and Management, Regent's University London): suggest some ways that…

ABS Learning, Teaching and Student Experience Committee – Perspectives On: Anonymous Marking: For or Against?

Association of Business Schools Learning, Teaching and Student Experience Committee Perspectives On: Anonymous Marking: For or Against? Authors: B. O’Donovan (Oxford Brookes University Business School), R. Atfield (Higher Education Academy), Dr. D. E. Sloan (Newcastle Business School,…

ABS Response to the Publication of the Witty Review

Professor Angus Laing, Chair of the ABS and Dean of Business and Economics at Loughborough University has today strongly welcomed the endorsement in the final report of the Witty Review of its work with Lord Young (Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister) to develop a Small Business Charter and has…

Business schools must work harder to meet Government and Social Agenda says Chair of Association of Business Schools

The ABS has today launched its second policy report: Is It Possible to Balance Student Demands with Business Needs? As a result the Chair of the ABS, Professor Angus Laing, Dean of Business and Economics at Loughborough University has today called for business schools to do more to meet the…

Management Board and Executive Group to take forward business school Charter

A team of experts are set to develop a charter to help incentivise business schools to help small firms to grow. A management board overseen by former BT Chief Executive Sir Peter Bonfield CBE, and made up of Deans of  business schools, business representatives and leading academics, was announced…

Association of Business Schools and AACSB International Announce The Launch Of The UK Bridge Programme

The Association of Business Schools (ABS) and AACSB International (AACSB) are delighted to announce the launch of the AACSB-ABS Bridge Programme to be offered in the UK. Originated by AACSB, the programme was created to provide a path for business leaders to move from the corporate office into the…

Inaugural Irish Policy Network for Business and Management Held at Queen’s University Management School

The Association of Business Schools (ABS) recently held its first Irish Policy Network as part of a wider series, this event brought business schools and stakeholders from both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland together at Queen’s University Management School to discuss issues around: …

Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) Charter Mark

Update from our Scottish Committee At the last Scottish committee meeting it was agreed that engagement with the new ECU Gender Equality Charter Mark would be valuable for members. Following a meeting with Ellen Pugh, Senior Policy Adviser for Equality Challenge Unit, we are able to provide some…

UK Business and Management Education – Policy Matters

Lively policy roundtable discussions focusing on the following themes: Globalisation, The Challenge of Economic Regeneration, The Challenge of the Reformed Student Market Place and Sector Regulation.

A Reception to Support the Recommendations From the Business Schools MSB Task Force Report

The Association of Business Schools (ABS) recently hosted a joint reception with the kind support of the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills to support the findings of the Business Schools Taskforce Report. (Business School/Mid-Sized Business (MSB) Collaboration – supporting growth in…

Innovation Taskforce

The purpose of the ABS Taskforce is to provide evidence of how UK business schools are supporting the Government’s agenda in the BIS report Innovation and Research for Growth. BIS defines innovation as: 'the development of new products, services and processes, which may be based on cutting edge…