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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 95 European Business Schools (Financial Times, 2021)
  • 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 - with a GPA of 3.26
  • 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 in the top 10 of UK providers in FT EMBA Ranking 2021 (only Scottish provider to be featured)
  • The Strathclyde MBA is featured in Corporate Knights Better World MBA ranking 2021

Subject rankings

Complete University Guide 2023

  • Accounting & Finance – 1st in Scotland, 6th in UK
  • Marketing – 1st in Scotland; 7th in UK
  • Economics – 2nd in Scotland; 11th in UK
  • Business & Management Studies – 4th in Scotland; 16th in UK

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

  • Accounting & Finance – 2nd in UK
  • Economics – 5th in UK
  • Business, Management & Marketing – 9th in UK

The Guardian Best UK Universities 2023

  • Accounting & Finance – 4th in Scotland; 10th in UK  
  • Business & Management – 5th in Scotland; 14th in UK
  • Economics – 5th in Scotland; 14th in UK
  • Marketing & Public Relations – 3rd in Scotland; 13th in UK

Contact details

 Undergraduate admissions
 +44 (0)141 548 4114
 sbs-advisor@strath.ac.uk 

 Postgraduate admissions
 +44(0)141 553 6116/6105/6117
 sbs.admissions@strath.ac.uk

Address

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

Triple accredited

 
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