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, Mgaskell@the-abs.org.uk.

Latest News

Future scenarios of business schools and management education

Dr Alex Wilson, Professor Howard Thomas, and Dr Michelle Lee look at the factors that will determine which business schools will retain their position as one of the engines behind the global expansion of higher education.
13/08/2014 | more...

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.
13/08/2014 | more...

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.
13/08/2014 | more...

UK business schools increasingly focusing on employability, ABS survey shows

UK business schools are rapidly responding to the employability challenge, investing more resources on linking students with employers, preparing them for the job market and giving them the opportunity to take internships in the UK and overseas.
13/08/2014 | more...