The ABS is the voice for the UK’s Business Schools and independent Management Colleges and sets the agenda for business and management education in the UK within an increasingly international environment. It develops influential policies and promotes, communicates and lobbies on these at local, regional, national and international levels as appropriate.

Liam Byrne MP 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 London on 10-11 November

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.

Join the ABS roundtable events at the Party Conferences

In partnership with the Small Business Charter and Federation of Small Businesses, these interactive events will explore how business schools support small businesses and local economic growth.

Small Business Charter application process re-open in September

The Small Business Charter will be welcoming new applicants from 1st September through a new and improved application process. If you would like to register your interest and find out more, please contact Marion Gaskell,

Join UK business schools for largest ABS Annual Conference 2014

This year’s Annual Conference will be our biggest yet, and there are just three weeks left to register to join delegates

Latest News

Growth Voucher initiative launched nationwide by Small Business Charter business schools

A consortium of  six Small Business Charter business schools announces their team up with the Government’s Growth Voucher programme 
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Destination anywhere: how business students decide where to study

Hobsons takes a look at some of the factors influencing the decision-making process of prospective business students.
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ABS update on new deans and senior management appointments for 2014

We offer a round-up of the latest moves in senior business management during the last few months. 
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Call for nominations to serve as Directors of the Association of Business Schools

The ABS Executive Committee is currently inviting nominations from ABS voting representatives who are interested in serving as an Executive of the Association of Business Schools Committee.
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