The Foundation for Management Education (FME) was at the forefront of the business school movement in the UK in the early 1960’s. At the time there was no UK equivalent of a USA business school.

In fact, FME financed the birth of London and Manchester business schools, the first two to be created in the UK. As part of our mission to encourage the creation of business schools we went on to fund a number of schools including Aston, Bath and Bradford.

Many of the current or past Deans of business schools were original FME fellows from Howard Thomas the Dean of Warwick, Michael Osbaldeston of Cranfield School of Management and John Arnold at Manchester Business School.

Today a key focus is to encourage business leaders to make the career transition from the mainstream into business school academia by funding training fellowships, development programmes and helping to find initial funding for new research initiatives.