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,

Latest News

ABS Manifesto for Growth

We call on an incoming government to pledge to take 3 steps to release the potential of business schools to support businesses and local growth.
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As part of the ABS Manifesto for Growth, Professor Angus Laing makes the case to widen investment in STEM to include Management.
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Backing business schools to support local economic growth

For the ABS Manifesto for Growth, Lord Young - the Prime Minister's Enterprise Advisor - explains how the government can continue to do more to include business schools in local growth policies and business support initiatives.
18/09/2014 | more...

International business students' value to the UK economy & society: the case for changing UK immigration legislation

As part of the ABS Manifesto for Growth, Professor Nora Ann Colton highlights that no single discipline is more affected by the current net migration policy than business schools, whose international students are worth approximately £2 billion to the UK economy. She makes the case for change here.
18/09/2014 | more...