Strathclyde Business School

Founded in 1948, the University of Strathclyde Business School (SBS) is a pioneering, internationally renowned academic organisation that shapes and develops the business minds of tomorrow.

Strathclyde Business School is one of four faculties forming the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, The University was established in 1796 as 'the place of useful learning' and this remains at the forefront of our vision today for Strathclyde to be a leading international technological university that makes a positive difference to the lives of its students, to society and to the world.

Strathclyde Business School was named UK Business School of the Year  in the most recent Times Higher Education Awards (2016), and was singled out for our outstanding overall performance and innovative and entrepreneurial outlook.

We are a triple accredited business school with accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate School of Business (AACSB), EQUIS, the European quality assurance scheme, and the Association of MBAs (AMBA). We were the first business school in Scotland to hold this accolade, and one of only 74 in the world (2016), to be triple accredited. Our departments and programmes also hold internationally recognised industry accreditations:

  • Department of Human Resource Management is a CIPD approved centre
  • Department of Accounting and Finance accredited by CIMA and ICAS
  • Department of Marketing is accredited by Institute of Export, Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Market Research Society
  • Our Hospitality & Tourism degrees are accredited by the Institute of Hospitality

We have been awarded the Small Business Charter Gold Award – joining an elite group of institutions at the forefront of entrepreneurship in the UK. SBS is now one of only five universities in the UK to have the Gold Award, recognising its world-leading support for scaling Scottish firms through innovation, internationalisation and leadership.

In addition to our international accreditation, Strathclyde has a reputation for research excellence. It has been rated in the top 10 business schools in the UK for its research - and first in Scotland - in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) which measures the quality and breadth of research. The REF indicated that the business school’s research was particularly strong in terms of Impact, a measure of how its research impacts on practise in business.

SBS has established international centres in Greece, Switzerland, UAE, Oman, Bahrain, Singapore and Malaysia. With around 200 academic staff and more than 3000 full-time and part-time students (undergraduate and postgraduate), Strathclyde Business School’s subject departments and specialist units collaborate to provide a dynamic, fully-rounded and varied programme of specialist and cross-disciplinary courses.

We have firm roots in the business community in and around our home city of Glasgow which extends not only nationally but internationally. We pride ourselves on our collaborative approach to working alongside industry building mutually beneficial relationships which add value to both organisations and individuals alike.


Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship

The Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship (HCE) represents two decades of sustained investment, which has resulted in it becoming Scotland’s leading academic centre for research, teaching and knowledge exchange in the areas of entrepreneurship, innovation and strategy within the context of SMEs and entrepreneurial ventures. It serves as international good practice exemplar of a centre of ‘all things enterprise’ within the Business School and the university – one for all to observe and mirror. It is highly regarded internationally with strong connections in the US and the Middle East. Full exemplar here

Past Events

Strathclyde Business School MBA Summer Information Session

Strathclyde Business School, 199 Cathedral Street, Glasgow, G4 0QU

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Are you interested in MBA study this year? Students who choose our MBA programme can opt for full-time, part-time or flexible learning study options. Strathclyde Business…

City Region Deals and Regional Growth in Scotland – Workshop 2

Scottish Universities Insight Institute Conference Suite, University of Strathclyde Collins Building, 22 Richmond Street, Glasgow, G1 1XQ

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The Scottish Universities Insight Institute are delighted to be hosting an event on the 4th and 5th September, led by Professors Graeme Roy and Duncan Maclennan, to discuss the…

Fraser of Allander Institute – Scotland’s Budget 2017

Morton Fraser Lawyers, Quartermile 2, 2 Lister Square, Edinburgh, EH3 9GL

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This annual briefing event analyses the state of the economy, the public finances and the options open to the Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Finance as the Scottish Government…

Business Advice

Business resilience: finding a way forward

How can SMEs best manage the increasingly complex business environment? Dr Aylin Ates examines small and medium enterprises' resilience and viability in turbulent times in this…

How to make your social media marketing a success

The adoption of social media as a marketing platform in B2B markets has been growing, yet firms still struggle to successfully implement the channels for relationship purposes. One…


Supporting student enterprise across the university in Scotland

Find out how Strathclyde Business School embeds and supports student enterprise skills across their activities.

How the Growth Advantage Programme at Strathclyde Business School has prepared its alumni to deal with the pandemic

Strathclyde Business School has one of the leading Entrepreneurship departments in Europe, the Hunter Centre of Entrepreneurship (HCE) with more than 30 academics specialising in…

Success Stories

Strathclyde Business School awarded Small Business Charter Award

Strathclyde Business School has been awarded a gold Small Business Charter award in recognition of its commitment to supporting SMEs, including the significant impact of its Growth…