Publications

Results from the 2022 Chartered ABS Annual Membership Survey

The 2022 edition of our membership survey covers important issues including student and staff recruitment, strategic priorities, finances and investment, and equality, diversity…

Exploring professional services models in UK business schools

The Chartered ABS has published an in-depth study into the different operating models for professional services teams in UK business schools. The report is the product of a…

National Student Survey 2022: Results for Law

The Chartered ABS is pleased to present our analysis of the 2022 National Student Survey (NSS) results for Law. This year’s results were published by the Office for Students…

The 2022 edition of the Chartered ABS report on research funding for UK business schools

The 2022 edition of the Chartered ABS’ annual report on research income for UK business schools reveals that total research income in 2020/21 increased for the fifth consecutive…

National Student Survey 2022: Results for Business & Management Studies

The Chartered ABS is pleased to present our analysis of the 2022 National Student Survey (NSS) results for Business & Management Studies. This year’s results were published…

Analysis of Directors of Research roles in UK business schools

The Chartered ABS Research Committee commissioned a research project to identify the key characteristics and components of research leadership roles in UK business schools and how…

Chartered ABS report on research income for Law – 2014/15 to 2019/20

The Chartered ABS has published its third annual briefing on research income in the field of Law. This analysis covers the period of 2014/15 to 2019/20 and is based on data from…

Research Excellence Framework 2021: Analysis of results for business & management

Download the report: Research Excellence Framework 2021: Analysis of results for business & management The results from the latest national census of research activity have now…

Student enrolments in Business & Management studies 2020/21- our latest report

Our latest analysis of student enrolments in the UK reveals strong growth in demand for Business & Management Studies among both domestic and international students. Using…

Learning, Teaching & Student Experience (LTSE) 2021 – Conference Proceedings

Learning, Teaching & Student Experience (LTSE) 2021 once again took place virtually, with the conference exploring a range of topics across a variety of themes: Innovations in…

Graduate Outcomes in ‘Business & Administrative Studies’: Analysis of the second year of results from the new HESA survey

The Chartered ABS has carried out an analysis of the second wave of results on graduates from ‘Business & Administrative Studies’ under the HESA ‘Graduate…

Embedding the rich conceptual tapestry of equality, diversity, and inclusion in the business school context

The Chartered ABS is pleased to publish the third and final report under the series of projects funded by our scholarships programme. The programme offers funding opportunities for…

All Welcome: A guide to inclusive, accessible and sustainable events

ALL WELCOME A guide to inclusive, accessible and sustainable events BAM and the Chartered ABS are committed to promoting equality, diversity,…

Results from the 2021 Chartered ABS Annual Membership Survey

This year’s edition of the survey covers critical topics affecting the UK business school sector including student recruitment, staff planning, strategic priorities and finances,…

The 2021 edition of the Chartered ABS report on research funding for UK business schools

The new edition of our annual publication on research income for UK business schools shows that total income has grown for the fourth consecutive year and reached a record high in…

National Student Survey 2021: Results for Law

We are pleased to publish our analysis of the 2021 National Student Survey (NSS) results for the subject of Law. This year’s results were published on 15 July 2021. The NSS is…

National Student Survey 2021: Results for Business & Management Studies

We are pleased to publish our analysis of the 2021 National Student Survey (NSS) results for Business & Management Studies. This year’s results were published on 15 July…

Chartered ABS Taskforce report published: Business schools and the public good

The Chartered ABS is proud to publish our Taskforce report on 'Business Schools and the Public Good'. The Taskforce is Co-Chaired by Tom Levitt, an author on business…

Chartered ABS Scholarship report – The Digital One Minute Paper

The Chartered ABS is pleased to publish the first in a series of reports from projects that were funded under our scholarships programme. The programme offers funding opportunities…

Analysis of UCAS data: acceptances of undergraduate offers in Business & Administrative Studies

The Chartered ABS has produced its first ever analysis of the UCAS end of cycle data based on applicant acceptances of offers for full-time undergraduate programmes in the subject…

How are business schools faring through COVID? Our Annual Survey Results

This year’s survey focused on how business schools have responded to the unprecedented challenges posed by the pandemic. The results reveal that at the start of this academic…

Research Income for Law

The Chartered ABS has published its second annual briefing on research income in the field of Law. This analysis covers the period of 2013/14 to 2018/19 and is based on data from…

Trends in the provision and popularity of business school programmes

Background The Chartered ABS has published a new report on ‘Trends in the provision and popularity of business school programmes’ based on qualitative research with senior…

Graduate Outcomes in ‘Business & Administrative Studies’: Analysis of the first wave of results from the new HESA survey

The Chartered ABS has carried out an analysis of graduates from ‘Business & Administrative Studies’ under the first wave of results from the new HESA ‘Graduate…

National Student Survey 2020: Results for Law

The results for the 2020 National Student Survey were published on 15 July 2020. The survey consists of 27 questions where students are asked to rate their institution on a number…

National Student Survey 2020: Results for Business and Management Studies

Our analysis of the results of the 2020 National Student Survey results for Business and Management Studies.

Research Income for Business and Management 2020

Read our full analysis of the 2018/19 HESA data on business and management research income.

Business and Administrative Studies staff salary data analysed by ethnicity and gender

This report looks at academic and non-academic staff by salary range, gender and ethnicity, based on 2018-19 HESA data.

Our analysis of HESA student enrollment data for Business and Administrative Studies 2018-19

Our analysis of the newly released HESA student enrolment dataset for 2018/19 highlights the latest trends in enrolments for Business & Administrative Studies courses.

Annual Membership Survey 2019: results and analysis

We analyse the priorities and areas of attention facing the UK's business schools for the year ahead.

Analysis of Postgraduate Qualifications in Business & Administrative Studies

Our first of a kind report provides detailed insights into postgraduate provision within the fields of Business and Management.

National Student Survey 2019: Results for Law

National Student Survey 2019: Results for Law The results from the 2019 National Student Survey were released to the general public on 3 July 2019.…

National Student Survey 2019: Results for Business & Management studies

Our analysis of the results of the 2019 National Student Survey.

Research Income for Law – 2013/14 to 2017/18

By request, we analyse the HESA data on Research Income for the Law subjects from 2013 to 2018.

Research Income for Business and Management 2019

Business and Management funding rose over 2017/18, but did not keep pace with inflation.

The changing shape of business education provision

The changing shape of business education provision analyses a range of new and alternative business education providers, and explores how a range of external influences may disrupt…

The Path to Becoming a Vice-Chancellor

Our latest report, “The Path to Becoming a Vice-Chancellor”, analyses the low representation of business school Deans among VCs and offers advice for those hoping to make the…

Degree Apprenticeships Resources and Guidance for Business Schools

Degree Apprenticeships Resources and Guidance for Business Schools These resources are intended to illuminate and illustrate best practice for…

Chartered ABS evidence and response to the draft guidelines for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021

We respond to the published draft assessment criteria and guidelines for making submissions to Ref 2021

APPG inquiry into international students – Chartered ABS evidence and response

We present the case for a competitive and accessible post-study visa regime for international students.

Pathways to Success: Strategic Groups of UK Business Schools, second edition

Designed to help Deans and Heads of Schools develop business models to support their business schools to operate and grow.

Annual Membership Survey 2018: results and analysis

Assessing key sector priorities for the year ahead

Building an Executive Education Team: A White Paper on key competencies and structures

This white paper will be valuable for business schools looking to build and grow their executive education provision.

Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey: Our analysis

This report focuses on the results for graduates in Business & Administrative studies from the annual Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey.

National Student Survey 2018: Results for Business & Management studies

Our analysis of the results of the 2018 National Student Survey.

Perspectives On: Dual Degrees

Dr Anders Wappling, Newcastle Business School examines the challenges and opportunities of dual degrees for business schools.

Consultation on TEF at subject-level: response from Chartered ABS

This Department for Education (DfE) consultation was used to gather views from relevant stakeholders on how TEF at subject-level could be introduced in a manner that is both…

The Impact of Executive Education report

We are pleased to publish our report on ‘The Impact of Executive Education: A Review of Current Practice & Trends’. The report explores how the outcomes of UK business…

Tool for professional development reviews and staff development

The Chartered ABS Professional Managers’ Committee has produced this Professional Development Matrix, which shows the range of competencies and skills required to be…

Response to HM Treasury’s, “Financing growth in innovative firms”

In November 2016 the Prime Minister announced that HM Treasury would lead a review designed to strengthen growing innovative firms within the UK. The review explores long-term…

Pathways to Success: Strategic groups of UK business schools

Our analysis of business schools across the UK.

National Student Survey 2017: Business and administrative studies results

Our analysis of the results of the 2017 National Student Survey.

Perspectives On: Sessional Staff

How can business schools support sessional staff to realise their full potential and, in turn, improve the student experience?

Response to HM Government Green Paper “Building our Industrial Strategy”

Our response to the Governments Green Paper "Building our Industrial Strategy".

Response to the NewDLHE consultation

Our response to HEFCE's consultation on the NewDLHE

Research Income for Business and Management, 2017 report

Our annual report on research income for UK Business & Management

Response to second Research Excellence Framework Consultation

Read our full response to the second Research Excellence Framework consultation.

Draft strategic guidance to the Institute for Apprenticeships: Chartered ABS response

Our response to the Governement's Draft strategic guidance for Institute for Apprenticeships consultation.

How business school graduates fare after graduation

Our report, based on DfE and HESA data, on how Business and Administrative studies students fare after graduation draws promising conclusions in regards to their employment…

Annual Membership Survey 2016

Annual snapshot of the trends and challenges in UK business schools

Perspectives On: International Student Mobility

Dr Monika Foster explores the benefits of international student mobility on the overall student experience.

Business schools: delivering value to local and regional economies

How business schools contribute to local and regional growth and productivity

National Student Survey 2016: Results for business and administrative studies

NSS results for 2016 showed that courses in business and administrative studies are highly regarded by the student body.

Funding to support teaching in Higher Education Consultation: Chartered ABS response

Chartered ABS response to the consultation on teaching funding to support widening access and successful student outcomes.

Research Income for Business and Management: 2010-2014

This report provides analysis of research income in the field of Business and Management for the years 2010/11 to 2013/14. The report tracks funding from a variety of sources and…

UK business schools and international student recruitment

The Government’s current student visa policy is having detrimental effects on universities and the economy. This report focuses on recruitment trends of international students…

Reflections on the role of the business school dean

This report provides insights into the motivations, expectations, and challenges of university-based business school deans.

Annual Membership Survey 2015

Chartered ABS Annual Membership Survey 2015 This report provides an annual snapshot and insights into some of the key challenges and trends in the UK business school sector.

Growing Your Small Business report

Growing Your Small Business A report published with the Chartered Management Institute which looks at how SMEs can work with business schools and professional bodies to improve…

National Student Survey 2015: Table of results

The Chartered ABS provides a spreadsheet which ranks the survey results of students studying business and management at 130 institutions.

Ethics Guide 2015: Advice and Guidance

This Guide offers a practical framework to help individuals in business schools make informed and transparent decisions and communicate ethical choices to others.

Perspectives On: Employability

Is it time to move the employability debate on?

The Impact of Business School Research: Economic and Social Benefits

We showcase some of the very best examples of “impact” coming from business schools across the UK in this publication.

Building the Leadership Capacity of UK Business Schools: A collection of thought pieces

This series of thought pieces observes the challenges and trends of leadership in business schools through contributions generated from our second annual ‘business school…

Manifesto for Growth 2014

In September 2014, the association outlined its key pledges for the incoming government of the next general election in areas concerning STEMM, business education funding and…

21st Century Leaders: Building Practice into the Curriculum to Boost Employability

This joint report with the Chartered Management Institute and Quality Assurance Agency highlights the gap in the collaboration between employers and business schools. It suggests…

Perspectives On: Anonymous Marking – For or Against?

This instalment provides a series of brief ‘perspectives’ on challenging learning and teaching issues authored by members of the Association of Business Schools' Learning,…

Innovation Task Force Report: “The Role of UK Business Schools in Driving Innovation in the Domestic Economy”

This report identifies opportunities for practical action to increase the impact of British business schools on innovation and growth in the United Kingdom economy. It provides…

Policy Network Brochure 2013: Is it possible to Balance Student Demands with Business Needs?

This publication, which emerged from the 2013 ABS Policy Network meetings discusses current business and management education policy matters besides latest government opinion on…

ABS Ethics Guide 2012

Introduction Business and management studies are a central component of the learning, teaching, research, enterprise and administrative work of nearly all universities in the…

Academic Journal Quality Guide 2010

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Pillars and Annual Report 2010/11

This edition of the Pillars report focuses on sustainable economy and provides an account of the organisations’ finance for the year ending 2010

Academic Journal Quality Guide 2009

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Academic Journal Quality Guide 2008

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Pillars and Annual Report 2007/08

This edition of the Pillars report focuses on sustainable economy and provides an account of the organisations’ finance for the year ending 2007.

Academic Journal Quality Guide 2007

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