The Association of Business Executives (ABE)


The Association of Business Executives (ABE)

The Association of Business Executives (ABE) was established in 1973. We are a not-for-profit organisation which provides internationally recognised learning credentials and we work with organisations such as the UK Skills Partnership and theCommonwealth Enterprise & Investment Council.
ABE was founded with a clear social purpose to improve business education for aspiring entrepreneurs in developing countries. This mission required courage, resilience, and the determination to make a difference – all of which have become defining features of the ABE way.
Today, 1.5 million people have mastered essential and advanced modern business concepts through studying for an ABE qualification, and ABE continues to play a vital role in helping to diversify and grow economies, reducing inequality within and among countries.
ABE learners develop the skills and initiative needed to succeed in a global workplace where traditional structures of commerce and value creation are being changed or bypassed completely. ABE graduates are socially engaged, ethical and responsible citizens. In this respect, the impact that ABE has extends far beyond our students, our alumni go on to lead change, inspire communities and build successful social or commercial enterprises all over the world.
It’s our proud ‘first-mover’ heritage and our ongoing commitment to help our members embrace the challenges of a dynamic, unpredictable, but more connected world, which make ABE a true pioneer in global business education.

Benefits for the students

The Association of Business Executives (ABE) was established in 1973.

Top reasons people choose ABE are:

  • It will give you the skills to build a great career.
  • You can top up to a university degree quickly and affordably.
  • It’s flexible – units can be studied in any order and over any time period.
  • ABE is recognised by Ofqual (the UK government’s qualifications regulator for England) as well as by similar bodies internationally. You can be assured that your qualification has international recognition and meets the standards required by respected, education authorities.