RECOGNITION / accreditation 



ABE President is Dr Edward de Bono, nominated for the Nobel Prize for Economics in 2005, ABE’s president, Edward de Bono, is regarded by many as the leading authority in the field of creative thinking, innovation and the teaching of thinking as a skill.  He is the originator of the concept of Lateral Thinking and has written over 70 books which have been translated into over 40 languages.


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ABE is a not-for-profit skills development specialist and awarding organisation providing internationally recognised learning, credentials and quality assurance in the fields of business, entrepreneurship and employability. Member of the Federation of Awarding Bodies.


ABE was founded in 1973, originally with the name The Association of Business Executives.  The organisation had 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.


Over the last five decades, ABE has  built a network of international partners across four continents, including us.  Together we develop skills that support businesses, empower individuals, reduce gender inequality and tackle extreme poverty.  Our work with schools develops business and entrepreneurial know-how in children whilst through our network of high-quality accredited TVET centres, we enable adults to become professionally qualified business practitioners at any age or stage in their career, frequently providing a pathway to higher education for people to whom it would not otherwise have been accessible.  Since we started around 1.5-million people globally have gained an ABE professional business qualification


We are constantly updating our business education products and services to help organisations and individuals develop the skills needed to adapt to a rapidly changing environment in both established and emerging economies and, in this way, we are contributing to the development of a more skilled global workforce.


As a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to helping improve economic opportunity, we care deeply about having a positive impact on the environments in which we operate.  As a result, we fund and make freely available world-class research around issues such as sustainable entrepreneurship.  See our latest research here.




  • We exist to empower people to transform their lives and communities through gaining high-quality business, management and entrepreneurial skills.
  • Our Vision
  • To be the pioneering provider of curriculum solutions which help bridge the global skills gap.
  • To lead the market in customer experience and value-for-money, and to have that commitment at the heart of everything we do.
  • To be passionate about making our educational programmes accessible, by working with strategic partners all over the world.
  • To deliver the highest quality experience in all that we do.
  • To ensure that ABE credentials are innovative and recognised by universities and employers.
  • To be focused on responding to the evolving needs of our learners, clients and centres.
  • To be the international first-choice awarding organisation in the arena of business and entrepreneurship.
  • To always act with integrity, openness and respect for others.





The following text has been extracted from the website of the British Council in Thailand . 




Did you know you can gain a UK higher education qualification in your own country?


Have you thought about doing a UK degree in Thailand? Some UK higher education institutions offer courses overseas, including in Thailand. These courses are provided through local partners, branch campuses, and online platforms.


The provision of these UK university courses overseas is called transnational education, or TNE for short. They are designed, delivered, and quality-assured to the UK’s own rigorous standards, and lead to UK qualifications that are fully recognised by employers and national education authorities in Thailand.


More than 700,000 students all over the world study towards a UK university qualification outside the UK. Some do this in their home country, others travel to another country to study for a UK qualification. Students who chose this option benefit from the UK’s world-class education resources, and enjoy similar academic support services as well as an international experience.  


How will I benefit from a UK transnational education? A UK qualification opens doors to many new and exciting opportunities. Many students in Thailand have completed a UK TNE course and boosted their personal and career development as a result.

Gain a competitive edge: UK university qualifications are recognised for their career-enhancing quality. Pursuing UK TNE will equip you with the analytical skills, critical thinking, teamwork ability, and international awareness employers are looking for, all while boosting your English language proficiency in the process.


Expand your international outlook: Studying on a UK TNE course will allow you to experience the UK’s approach to education and interact with students from different countries. You may even have the opportunity to spend time in the UK as part of your course. This is a great way to learn about the UK and it may well be the first step to studying in the UK in the future.


Should I consider a UK transnational education? UK TNE offers a lot of flexibility and is a great alternative to gaining a qualification in the UK. Choice of study modes and locations: You can study full-time with a local partner or at a branch campus, or, if you prefer, you can choose a part-time course and study anywhere through online distance learning. Some courses can even be studied on a flexible basis, giving you complete control over your time. Regardless of which study mode or location you choose, you will enjoy excellent support services and have access to outstanding academic resources.


Costs and funding: UK TNE is a cost-effective way of gaining a fully recognised UK qualification.  


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