University of Strathclyde Business School (SBS)

Glasgow, United Kingdom

Funding type: Private

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* Global Recognition. Our excellent international reputation attracts students from around 100 countries. When you choose to study with us in SBS, you join an international community in top-rated schools with an excellent reputation for quality in teaching and research.
* International environment. In choosing Strathclyde, you join a vibrant community of over 15,000 students from more than 100 countries, attracted by our academic reputation and stimulating environment.
* Large portfolio of programmes. Strathclyde is one of the largest providers of postgraduate education in the UK. Taught Masters degrees (MSc, MBA, LLM, MLitt, MArch, MEd) and Postgraduate Diplomas and Certificates (PgDip/PgCert) are offered in most departments, as are research degrees of PhD, MPhil, MRes, DBA, DEdPsy, EdD and EngD.
* Career services. Undertaking a postgraduate course at Strathclyde means that you will be able to benefit from one of the UKs best university careers services. Our Careers Service has been awarded the Governments Charter Mark for the quality of its service five times and in 2009 came joint 2nd in the UK in an employer-commissioned student satisfaction survey. Its resources and advisers can help you to make the most of your qualification, whether you are in a taught or research degree.
* Scholarships. SBS is offering a number of prestigious scholarships to self-funding candidates about to undertake full or part-time studies on our Department of Management (DoM) programmes at SBS.


Founded in 1947, Strathclyde Business School (SBS) is an enterprising, pioneering institution of global standing. It is a triple accredited business school: one of only 57 in the world (2012) and the only business school in Scotland to be triple accredited, holding accreditation from the international bodies, AMBA, AACS B and EQUIS. SBS scores consistently high in external rankings and student feedback. For example, the 2012 National Student Survey (NSS), an annual assessment of how university final-year students rate their studies, gave SBS an average score of 95 per cent across our key business subject areas in terms of students overall satisfaction. In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise the Business School was rated top for research in Scotland and No 7 in the UK. This is the place to immerse yourself in business excellence.

We are strongly international in our outlook, and our long-standing and established links with universities across the world enable you to spend part of your course studying abroad. SBS has a strong reputation for effective
working with business, industry and the public sector and our Management Development Programme, which is a compulsory element to all of our degrees, is highly valued by graduate recruiters.

The Business School is home to the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship and students can also access the services of the Strathclyde Entrepreneurial Network which supports entrepreneurship and new venture creation.


Less than 1% of business schools in the world hold "triple accreditation" - Strathclyde is one of them. Currently, only a handful of business schools out of around 3500 worldwide have been fully accredited.

* AACSB International - the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, based in the USA
* EQUIS- the quality assurance scheme run by the European Foundation for Management Development (efmd) and based in Brussels
* AMBA- the Association of MBAs, based in the UK

In addition to our international accreditation, Strathclyde has a reputation for research excellence. Most recently, in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, Strathclyde Business School was rated 1st in Scotland and 7th in the UK.

External Recognition

* 1 of only 48 business schools in the world (out of 3500) and only Scottish business school with triple international accreditation (AMBA, AACSB, EQUIS)
* Number one in Scotland for research excellence and 7th equal in the UK (UK RAE 2008)
* Top 6 in the UK, top 20 in Europe (European Business School Rankings, Financial Times, 2010)
* 4th in UK, 25th in world (Masters in Management Ranking, Financial Times 2010)
* 1st in Scotland, top 20 in Europe, 74th in world (Global MBA ranking, Financial Times 2011)
* Department of Accounting and Finance ranked at number 3 in the Times Good University Guide 2010 and at number 3 in the Complete University Guide subject league table for 2010 (compiled in association with The Independent)
* The Economics departments MSc EMP is the first programme to be formally recommended by the UK Government Economic Service
* The department of Human Resource management is recognised by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) as a Centre of Research Excellence, one of only 10 in the UK and the only one in Scotland
* SBS became Europes first university faculty to be awarded a licence to operate an MBA in the UAE
* SBS operates 9 offshore centres in Europe, SE Asia and the Gulf, and has around 50 international exchange partners


Surroundings and Facilities

SBS is situated in a modern, award winning building in the heart of Glasgows city centre. Designed to meet the demands of both corporate clients and students, it is purpose-built to facilitate

study, interaction and work, and is equipped with up-to-date computing and technology facilities, a Business Information Service, study areas and its own café.

With the campus village a few minutes walk away, and plenty of city centre off campus accommodation available, SBS is an ideal location for those pursuing full-time study.

University support services and facilities

In addition to the services and facilities provided by SBS, the University itself provides you with a wide range of support services to assist you in your studies or leisure time, and for help or advice. All the main University facilities are available to our course members and include:

* University Library
* Sports Centre
* Student and Occupational
* Health Service
* Special Needs Service

Student life


For fans of the outdoors, the stunning Trossachs and Highlands are just a short drive or bus journey away from the University. you can enjoy a wide variety of activities such as hillwalking, sailing and skiing. Or you could hop on a boat to one of Scotlands many islands and enjoy picturesque landscapes and fascinating wildlife.

In addition to rural sights, you can visit Edinburgh, which is just 40 miles east of Glasgow. From the sophisticated shops and bars of the New Town to the quirky cobbled streets of the medieval Old Town, the capital begs to be explored. Equally, history, culture and entertainment characterise Scotlands other towns and cities, including Inverness, Aberdeen and Stirling.


Scotlands largest city is well known for its friendliness and its sense of style. Elegant buildings, outstanding art collections, a flourishing music scene and fashionable bars, restaurants and shopping mean that you will never be at a loss for something to do and see.

Many of Scotlands arts organisations are based in Glasgow the National Theatre of Scotland, Scottish Ballet, Scottish Opera and royal Scottish National Orchestra, to name but a few. Glasgow is also home to the Mitchell Library, the largest public library in Europe, and Kelvingrove art Gallery and Museum, Scotlands most popular visitor attraction.

With more than 70 parks and green spaces, you can easily discover a haven away from the rush of modern urban life.

Sports Union

Joining the Sports Union is a great way to meet people. The Sports Union provides competitive and recreational sport for the whole University community. It organises and coordinates the running of around 40 affiliated clubs and provides financial support, travel, coaching, equipment, catering and encouragement. All clubs cater for both the serious competitor and those who play just for fun, and all can offer tuition.

Students' Association

Strathclyde Students Association represents students both within the University and to the wider community. Facilities and activities on offer include bars, films, ceilidhs, comedy and band nights, access to over 40 sports clubs, 50 other clubs and societies, shop, bank, printing facilities, and more. There are many ways for you to become involved in the Unions activities, and this is a great way to meet like-minded people and make new friends.

In addition to the social events on offer, the Union offers a wide range of services and opportunities for students. Our Students Association has spearheaded initiatives such as the Alternative Careers Fair, Green Week and the Booktrader Service, and has won numerous awards for offering a safe and socially responsible environment Postgraduate students have a dedicated social space within the Union.

Cultural Activities

If you are interested in music and the arts, the University offers a number of opportunities for participation. Art exhibitions run free of charge throughout the year at the Collins Gallery, featuring a wide range of international and local artists in a variety of exciting media and including regular seminars and artist-run workshops.

The Strathclyde Theatre Group is open to anyone interested in theatre, regardless of experience, and operates as an informal academy for theatre and film arts in Glasgow. The Group is based in the Universitys Ramshorn Theatre, which hosts a full programme of music, comedy and theatrical productions and is a major venue in Glasgows festival calendar.

The Universitys Music Society boasts an impressive range of large-scale musical groups open to all students of the University. These include a full symphonic wind band and big band, two choirs and a full-scale symphony orchestra, as well as a number of smaller groups and ensembles. The Society hosts weekly lunchtime concerts in the Ramshorn Theatre offering the best of live classical, jazz and traditional music.

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