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Strathclyde Business School

Location Glasgow, Scotland
Established 1948
International Students 17%
Famous Courses MBA, World Leading Research
Key Information
Location Glasgow, Scotland
Established 1948
Famous Courses MBA, World Leading Research


Strathclyde Business School (SBS) is part of the University of Strathclyde and is a pioneering, internationally renowned school that shapes and develops the minds of tomorrow. Founded in 1948, SBS has international centres all over the world and is one of only 74 global business schools which has triple accreditation from international business bodies.

SBS is also one of only five business schools in the UK to be awarded the Small Business Charter Gold Award which recognises world-leading support for scaling Scottish firms through innovation, internationalisation and leadership. Following the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, Times Higher Education ranked SBS first in Scotland and in the top 10 business schools in the UK for its research as well 3rd in the UK for the impact of its business research.

There are seven departments at the school - Accounting and Finance, Economics, Human Resource Management, Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, Strategy and Organisation, Management Science and Marketing - each offering undergraduate and postgraduate courses.


  • MSc Finance has consistently featured in Financial Times Masters in Finance Pre-Experience ranking for nine years
  • MSc Business & Management has consistently featured in the Financial Times Global Masters in Management ranking for over ten years
  • The full-time MBA has repeatedly featured in some of the most prestigious and well established international rankings (Financial Times Global MBA, Economist Full-Time MBA)
  • The executive MBA has repeatedly featured in some of the most prestigious and well established international rankings (Financial Times Executive MBA, Economist Executive MBA)
  • The full-time MBA has also performed well in more recently established rankings (QS Global MBA, América Economía Global MBA, Corporate Knights Better World MBA)

Guardian Subject Rankings 2021

  • Business, Management & Marketing – 2nd in Scotland; 10th in UK
  • Economics – 2nd in Scotland; 4th in UK
  • Accounting & Finance – 2nd in Scotland; 4th in UK  
  • Hospitality, Event Management & Tourism –  4th in Scotland; 20th in UK

Sunday Times Good University Guide Subject Rankings 2021

  • Accounting & Finance – 1st in UK
  • Economics – 5th in UK
  • Business Studies – 7th in the UK


Almost 1,500 students live in the campus village, while a further 400 live in University accommodation within close walking distance of the University. Strathclyde offers halls arranged into flats with a shared kitchen, and all first year undergraduate students are guaranteed a place in University accommodation.


Strathclyde Business School is located in Glasgow, Scotland, a hugely vibrant and cosmopolitan city featuring a vibrant arts scene, cutting edge music, and an exciting nightlife. Students benefit from the highlands and islands which are located just outside of Glasgow.


Thousands of Strathclyde Business School alumni live and work in all areas of the world, offering a network that can provide opportunities to build on relationships started at Strathclyde or foster new ones.

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