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AABS supports graduate business schools through capacity building, collaboration and quality improvement programmes for deans/directors and faculty from African Business Schools.

The Association of African Business Schools (AABS) was formally established in October 2005 and was registered as a Non-Profit Organization in September 2007.

Our programmes aim to help with building effective business schools in order to improve management education in Africa and to enhance the relevance and contribution of business schools to African development.

AABS hosts an annual business schools conference for business school and business leaders across the continent called AABS Connect.  AABS Connect rotates around the continent on an annual basis and also includes a workshop for deans and directors of business schools as well as the AABS annual meeting.

AABS Connect provides an opportunity for discussion, expression of members views and interests and an opportunity for thought leaders in management education to gather and share ideas. For more information on AABS Connect click here.

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Global Marketing Experts Head to South Africa for EMCB 2018

Emerging markets are playing an increasingly important role in the global economy, and yet research on marketing in emerging markets remains in its infancy.  The Emerging Markets Conference Board (EMCB) is a global initiative brought about to address this.  Every year, the EMCB brings together some of the most respected minds in marketing, globally  – academics and practitioners, as well as doctoral students - to share their insights on marketing in emerging economies.

This year, Wits Business School (WBS) in South Africa is proud to host this prestigious four-day event.



Board Chairperson, Dr. Ali Elquammah, shares his vision for AABS and Management Education in Africa

Over the past 12 years, AABS has done a tremendous job to enhance the image of African Management Education throughout the continent. In doing so, it has seen significant growth in terms of quantities of members that join as the engagement and interaction taking place between members and AABS work streams-the AABS Secretariat, Teaching the Practice of Management (TPM) workshops, Research excellence Workshops, AABS Connect annual conferences, Case Study Competition, etc.

Many recent writings and reports on Management Education in Africa mentioned AABS as the leading constructive change driver.  





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Emerald AABS Case Study Competition 

The Emerald AABS 2017-2018 Case Study Competition is open! Entries close on 28 February 2018. 

AABS Case Studies

Over 300 African case studies are listed in the AABS case study database.

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