What is business?
Business studies incorporates a range of subjects including accounting and finance, economics, entrepreneurship, human resources management, management science and marketing.
Why study business?
Business graduates are highly sought by organisations across the globe, and studying business opens up a huge number of career paths. Graduates can go on to careers in areas such as banking, marketing, economics and accountancy.
Why study business at Strathclyde?
Strathclyde Business School is a pioneering internationally-renowned academic organisation that shapes and develops the business minds of tomorrow. We're ranked top 10 in the UK for business & management studies, accounting & finance, economics, and marketing by The Complete University Guide 2022.
The University won Times Higher Education University of the Year 2019, the only university to be awarded the UK-wide award for a second time!
We’re one of only 90 business schools in the world* who hold the "triple crown" accreditation from the most sought-after international accreditations:
- 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) and based in Brussels
- AMBA - the Association of MBAs, based in the UK
*MBA Today, March 2019
Links with industry
The Business School has a strong reputation for effective working with business, industry and the public sector and our management development programmes, which is a compulsory element to all of our undergraduate degrees, is highly valued by graduate recruiters. The programme is supported by key graduate employers, such as Barclays, Morgan Stanley and EY.
We have a reputation for research excellence. Based on the REF (Research Excellence Framework) 2014 GPA scores, the Times Higher Education ranked us No 1 in Scotland and in the top 10 business schools in the UK for our research.
Triple-accredited business school
What our students think
Business & Management MBM
I also really enjoyed how the course challenged me to get out of my comfort zone – I’m naturally quite shy but during the course I learned how to excel at presentations and public speaking, something I would never have thought I’d be able to do comfortably.
Business & Management MBM
The spirit and the professionalism, which all staff members and students share, is very special. All people are motivating and your classmates have high goals and give their best to achieve them. You get inspired here.
Business Analysis & Consulting
This course is well thought out and well structured. All the components of the course are vital in building up an overall portfolio of a student. The idea of experiential learning is successfully implemented, which yields the best from every student.
I really enjoyed my course. You will have the chance to choose from a variety of interesting classes that are relevant for a career in economics. Another great part of the economics degree is that lecturers are passionate about their teaching and very approachable – you can always ask questions during class or office hours.
I really enjoy how much the students' voice plays a part in life at Strathclyde, as well as the various clubs, health and well being projects, and the business network. There are so many opportunities for students here and it just feels very inspiring. You can really make the experience your own.