The Association of Business Schools 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.

Small Business Charter applications open

The Small Business Charter team are welcoming new applicants through a new and improved application process. If you would like to register your interest and find out more, please contact Ian McNaught,

Building Leadership Capacity for Business Schools – A collection of thought pieces on leadership in business schools

On 8 October 2014, the Association of Business Schools held its second annual ‘business school leadership pipeline’ workshop. This generated a series of thought pieces that we have compiled for wider dissemination.

Association of Business Schools hosts its biggest ever Annual Conference: review and video links

Our annual conference welcomed delegates over a two day period and offered attendees the opportunity to discuss global trends and their impact on business schools.

ABS Annual Conference 2015 - First speaker announced

We are delighted to announce that the Association of Business Schools’ Annual Conference will take place on 9-10 November 2015, in Manchester

Latest News

New degree-level apprenticeship scheme for professional managers

Proposals to develop a new degree-level apprenticeship in Chartered Management, which will boost the number of professional managers and drive up business performance across the UK, have been approved.
27/03/2015 | more...

London College of Fashion (LCF) announces launch of the Fashion Business School

The Fashion Business School aims to push the boundaries across creative management research and practice.
19/03/2015 | more...

‘The Impact of Business School Research’ published today by the ABS to support call to rebalance research funding

We've published a collection of case studies which showcase the social and economic impact of business school research.
18/03/2015 | more...

Join top execs on the ABS & AACSB Bridge Programme

Great demand for ABS & AACSB teaching programme designed for individuals from business executive backgrounds interested in teaching.
17/03/2015 | more...