Business schools benefit from apprenticeships

Author: Dawn Southgate

Business schools are seeing apprenticeship schemes as an opportunity for revenue growth this year. The apprenticeship levy has led to many MBA-style apprenticeships which this year are proving a bigger source of growth for business schools than overseas students, short executive courses or online courses, according to a survey by the Chartered Association of Business Schools. The take-up of apprenticeships has fallen sharply since April 2017, when the scheme was introduced. Yet management degree apprenticeships and part-time MBA courses are on the rise. However, growth may end because of new rules restricting the amount that can be used for training at this level.    

Financial Times, 19 March 2019, p2

[First appeared in Cutting Edge, 27 March 2019]