About us

The Association of Business Executives (ABE) is a professional membership body and an examination board. We develop business and management Diploma qualifications at QCF Level 3, Level 4, Level 5, Level 6 (and Level 6 Extended) and Level 7. ABE qualifications provide progression routes to bachelor degree and Masters programmes worldwide.

At ABE we are committed to offering qualifications that are relevant, recognised and respected. We have a set of values that run through everything we do and which reflect the needs of our students and colleges.


All of our qualifications are developed in consultation with relevant sector skills councils and employers. We keep pace with the fast-moving business world, reflecting the latest and most relevant educational thinking. We take a practical approach to learning and aim to create the professionals of tomorrow.


Our fast-track route to a university could save you thousands of pounds. We are global and open to all who have the talent and drive to succeed.


ABE is recognised around the world - from the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulations (Ofqual) in the UK, to equivalent bodies and employers worldwide.


You can study part-time or full-time, whichever suits you best. You can either join a local college or opt for self-study. Our range of business qualifications and network of accredited colleges worldwide adds to our accessibility.

Our Vision

To transform the lives of learners around the world by providing the very best quality and innovative education.

Our Mission

To provide the most accessible and adaptable quality education services.

Click here to view the ABE Articles of Association

If you would like to read more about the qualifications we offer, please click here.

The Association of Business Executives is a company limited by guarantee.
It is registered in England and Wales (No. 1096719).