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Strathclyde Business SchoolRankings & accreditations

External recognition

  • First business school in Scotland to achieve triple accreditation from the three main business school accreditation bodies – AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS (since 2004)
  • First business school in Scotland to be awarded the Small Business Charter Award
  • Featured in top 95 European Business Schools (Financial Times, 2019)
  • First university to be awarded the ‘UK University of the Year’ award by Times Higher Education (THE) twice – in 2012 and 2019
  • ‘Scottish University of the Year’ 2020 by The Sunday Times Good University Guide
  • 5-star QS-rate university (2017-20)
  • Ranked 1st in Scotland and top 10 in UK for business school research by Times Higher Education (based on REF2014)
  • Department of Work, Employment & Organisation is a Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Approved Centre
  • Department of Accounting & Finance programmes are accredited by Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAS), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), CFA Institute University Recognition Program
  • Our Hospitality & Tourism degrees are accredited by the Institute of Hospitality
  • Europe's first university faculty to be awarded a licence to operate an MBA in the UAE

Rankings - postgraduate

  • 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
  • Our 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)
  • Our executive MBA has repeatedly featured in some of the most prestigious and well established international rankings (Financial Times Executive MBA, Economist Executive MBA)
  • Our full-time MBA has also performed well in more recently established rankings (QS Global MBA, América Economía Global MBA, Corporate Knights Better World MBA)

Rankings - undergraduate

  • 1st in Scotland; 3rd in UK for Marketing (Complete University Guide 2021)
  • 2nd in UK for Accounting & Finance (Complete University Guide 2021)
  • 3rd in Scotland; 8th in UK for Economics (Complete University Guide 2021)
  • 2nd in Scotland; 8th in UK for Business & Management Studies (Complete University Guide 2021)
  • 2nd in Scotland; 10th in UK for Business, Management & Marketing (The Guardian best UK universities 2021)
  • 2nd in Scotland; 4th in UK for Economics (The Guardian best UK universities 2021)
  • 2nd in Scotland; 4th in UK for Accounting & Finance (The Guardian best UK universities 2021)
  • 4th in Scotland; 20th in UK for Hospitality, Event Management & Tourism (The Guardian best UK universities 2021)
  • Top 40 universities in the world for Hospitality & Tourism Management (ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019)

Contact details

 Undergraduate admissions
 +44 (0)141 548 4114 

 Postgraduate admissions
 +44(0)141 553 6105 / 4590


Strathclyde Business School
University of Strathclyde
199 Cathedral Street
G4 0QU

Triple accredited

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