Nominations to join the CMBE Professional Standards Board

The Chartered ABS invites applications to join the inaugural Professional Standards Board of the Certified Management & Business Educator scheme.

The CMBE Professional Standards Board will be comprised of independent members from the professions and outside academia, as well as academic members from the business school community.

The CMBE scheme will break new ground in higher education by giving educators a framework for continuous professional development and a recognised professional designation. The scheme also provides business schools with a means to advance teaching quality and standards; support the development and promotion of teaching faculty; and demonstrate their commitment to teaching excellence.

The purpose of the CMBE Professional Standards Board is to provide oversight of the scheme and its standards. In particular the Board will monitor and quality assure subscriber criteria and admissions, review the scheme’s standards, monitor the auditing of subscribers, and uphold the code of conduct.

We would be delighted to receive applications from individuals who are passionate about business and management education, and/or with experience of professional development.

The deadline to apply is 30 April 2019.


Independent members: we encourage applications from individuals with an interest in business and management education and with a background in the fields of professional standards, quality assurance, accreditation, and/or professional development. The Chair of the Board must be an independent member; please state on your application if you may be interested in the role of Chair.

Academic members:

  • Individuals must be members of staff from a Chartered ABS member school (please see directory here).
  • Applicants must meet one of the following criteria to become a CMBE:
    • hold an appropriate teaching qualification accepted by Chartered ABS (PGCE or HEA Fellow or higher) and has been educating in a business school for the previous year and for 3 out of the last 5 years or more; OR
    • have been educating in a business school for more than 5 years and can evidence delivering teaching, or leading key learning and teaching activities, for at least the equivalent number of hours as 20% of FTE per year.

The Terms of Reference for Board are available here.

How to apply:

Please send a short covering note (ideally no more than one side of A4) and a short CV (or suitably populated LinkedIn profile) to Barney Roe

Deadline: 30 April 2019

Enquiries: we are happy to answer any questions about the Board and the scheme. Please contact Barney Roe, Director of Communications & External Relations, on or 020 7634 9589.