How to Apply for a Charter Award
To achieve the award business schools must undergo an assessment of their ability to:
To apply for the award, business schools must follow these steps:
Virtual Assessments for the Small Business Charter Award
The Small Business Charter are conducting Virtual Assessments until we are able to resume in-person assessments on campus.
Is your business school applying for the first time?
Is your business school already an award holder applying for re-assessment?
The SBC award requires a broad demonstration of activity in the above three key areas. There are 30 dimensions for the award and with 11 dimensions in section A, 9 dimensions in section B and 10 in section C. These dimensions have recently been updated, please refer to the Award guidance notes for further details.
All dimensions carry equal weighting. To achieve the Small Business Charter award, business schools need to meet a minimum of 15 dimensions with evidence from all three categories.
Business schools must be members of the Chartered Association of Business Schools in order to apply for the award. Find out more about membership and how to join here.
Application enquiries and support
We are here to give you support throughout the application process and after you receive your award.
Please contact us at:
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7634 9588.
See ‘The award’ section to learn more about its benefits.
Have a question?
Check out our FAQs to find answers to common questions about the Small Business Charter award.