Strathclyde Business SchoolAccreditations & rankings

Triple accreditation

Strathclyde Business School has held triple accreditation from the three main business school accreditation bodies – AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB – since 2004. We were the first business school in Scotland to achieve triple accreditation.

  • AACSB - 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), based in Brussels
  • AMBA - the Association of MBAs, based in the UK

Department and programme accreditations

  • 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

External recognition and milestones

  • 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 90 European Business Schools (Financial Times, 2023)
  • Europe's first university faculty to be awarded a licence to operate an MBA in the UAE
  • Recognised in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 for its world-leading research – ranked 2nd in Scotland (THE Research Power score)
  • 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
  • Shortlisted for University of the Year 2021 The Sunday by Times Good University Guide

Programme rankings

  • Our Executive MBA is ranked 85th FT EMBA Ranking 2023 (only Scottish provider to be featured)
  • The Strathclyde MBA is featured in Corporate Knights Better World MBA ranking 2022

Subject rankings

Complete University Guide 2024

  • Accounting & Finance – 3rd in Scotland, 10th in UK
  • Business & Management Studies – 3rd in Scotland; 17th in UK
  • Marketing – 1st in Scotland; 15th in UK
  • Tourism, Transport, Travel & Heritage Studies - 1st in Scotland; 11th in UK

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024

  • Accounting & Finance – 1st in Scotland; 3rd in UK
  • Business, Management & Marketing – 2nd in Scotland; 8th in UK
  • Economics – 2nd in Scotland; 7th in UK

The Guardian Best UK Universities 2024

  • Accounting & Finance – 3rd in Scotland; 16th in UK  
  • Business & Management – 4th in Scotland; 15th in UK
  • Economics – 6th in Scotland; 36th in UK
  • Hospitality, event management and tourism - 2nd in Scotland; 10th in the UK
  • Marketing & Public Relations – 3rd in Scotland; 24th in UK

Contact details

 Undergraduate admissions
 +44 (0)141 548 4114 

 Postgraduate admissions
 +44(0)141 553 6116/6105/6117


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

Triple accredited

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