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.
Click here to download the AABS Overview.
The Wits Business School Chair in African Philanthropy
Gifting is an age-old practice in Africa and plays a central role in most communities across the continent. The Wits Business School Chair in African Philanthropy, a joint initiative with the Southern Africa Trust, is the first of its kind on the continent.
Policy and governance failures in key infrastructure sectors widen space for corruption and undermines growth
Despite having dodged a recession this week, South Africa’s long term prospects for growth and development don’t look good, as a result of poor policy decisions around the country’s economic infrastructure.
“Any one instance of government dereliction is troubling, but the cumulative effect of multiple areas of insouciant neglect, or deliberate abuse, of our infrastructure industries indicates a government that has little appreciation of the importance of energy, telecommunications, transport and water for economic growth, employment creation and poverty reduction,” says UCT GSB professor Anton Eberhard.