Strathclyde MBA

History and birth of SBS

Strathclyde Business School is internationally respected as one of the most innovative and largest business schools of its kind in Europe. It is Scotland’s premier business school, with over 200 academic staff and more than 3000 full time students, both undergraduate and postgraduate.SBS has a reputation for innovation in business and management education, and was the first school in the UK to offer a full time one year MBA programme in 1966, a part time MBA in 1976 and a distance learning MBA in 1983. SBS offered the first DBA (Doctor of Business Administration) in the UK, and pioneered the study of marketing.

Founded in 1947, Strathclyde Business School offers high quality business education and management development for both inexperienced graduates and senior managers. SBS has nine international centres where the MBA can be studied.

Courses offered

Full time MBA

The full time MBA is studied over 12 months in Glasgow; the first nine months will be dominated by classes, group-work and personal development processes, while the last three months will be spent completing the MBA project.

Part time MBA

Aimed at working managers local to the Glasgow-based business school, it offers course members the opportunity to gain a valued and well-established management qualification in a way best suited to their professional and personal circumstances. Teaching is via evening classes and four compulsory weekend schools spread over the course of study. Typically, the course is completed in three years.

Part time MBA via international centres

The Strathclyde MBA has been available outside the UK since 1988, and incorporates elements of part-time, full-time and open learning methods of study. Our centre partners provide full administrative support, teaching facilities and are on hand to deal with every day needs but students are centrally recruited onto the programme, with our academics in Glasgow delivering the core elements of the programme in our international centres.

Flexible learning MBA

This MBA programme allows you to direct your own studies while providing a level of support that an internationally recognised school can offer. While self-study is the main way of learning, workshops and seminars allow for peer interaction and group learning. This programme offers a standard timetable that should see students graduate in three years, but this can be tailored to suit individual needs.

Quick facts

  • Triple accredited – SBS is one of only 43 business schools in the world to hold international accreditation from the three industry hallmarks of excellence – AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS
  • Excellent research – the most recent Research Assessment Exercise 2008 affirmed SBS as a leader for ‘world leading and internationally excellent’ research, which is fed back in to the teaching programmes
  • International operation – SBS operate nine well-established international centres in Europe, the Gulf and SE Asia. SBS is Europe’s first university faculty to be awarded a licence to operate an MBA programme in the United Arab Emirates
  • Experienced – SBS have over 40 years’ experience in developing the MBA programmes
  • Connected – SBS has an outstanding international alumni network of over 9000 world-wide
  • Purpose-built – SBS is a purpose-built facility designed to meet the demands of both students and practising managers, with a Business Information Service created to serve the needs of the course members
  • Highly ranked – Financial Times Global MBA survey, January 2010: 1st in Scotland, 10th equal in UK; Financial Times European Business School rankings, November 2008 and 2009: Top 5 in the UK, top 20 in Europe.

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