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Strathclyde Business School

Location 199, Cathedral Street, Glasgow, GB, Glasgow United Kingdom
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The Strathclyde MBA is not just a business programme, it's a stimulating, challenging, life-changing experience, which will make you question, re-think and re-evaluate how you do business. The programme is highly experiential and based on collaborative learning. Students share their varied work experiences, knowledge, understanding and skills.

The MBA will shape and guide you as a reflective, open- thinking, adaptive learner. This is facilitated through enhanced understanding of the interplay of theory and practice in management. In particular it:

  • provides the skills required for progression to higher level policy-forming positions
  • allows you to make successful career transitions
  • facilitates the move from technical specialism to general management
  • polishes the skills and enhances the abilities of people working for themselves or about to set up in business.

Many routes - one MBA

The Strathclyde MBA is a very flexible programme. We offer a variety of study routes, allowing you to choose a programme which suits both your work and/or personal circumstances.

  •  Full-time (12 months) MBA in Glasgow
  • Part-time (24 months) Executive MBA in Glasgow
  • Part-time (24 months) Executive MBA in our international centres ( Malaysia, Greece, Bahrain, UAE, Oman)

Strathclyde Business School

Studying an MBA degree at the University of Strathclyde you'll be learning at a leading international technological university. The University won Times Higher Education University of the Year in 2019 - the only institution to win the accolade twice. 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.

The Strathclyde MBA

With over 50 years’ experience in developing the best MBA programme, Strathclyde Business School is a major innovator in the field of business and management. We were the first UK business school to offer a full-time 1-year MBA programme (1966), part-time MBA programme (1976), distance learning programme (1983), and DBA (Doctor of Business Administration) programme (1988).

This pioneering spirit brought the Strathclyde MBA into many new countries via the establishment of international centres. These centres meant, for the first time, local managers could study for a UK MBA in their own country.

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The Strathclyde MBA is not just a business programme, it's a stimulating, challenging, life-changing experience, which will make you question, re-think and re-evaluate how you do business. The programme is highly experiential and based on collaborative learning. Students share their varied work experiences, knowledge, understanding and skills.

The MBA will shape and guide you as a reflective, open- thinking, adaptive learner. This is facilitated through enhanced understanding of the interplay of theory and practice in management. In particular it:

  • provides the skills required for progression to higher level policy-forming positions
  • allows you to make successful career transitions
  • facilitates the move from technical specialism to general management
  • polishes the skills and enhances the abilities of people working for themselves or about to set up in business.

Many routes - one MBA

The Strathclyde MBA is a very flexible programme. We offer a variety of study routes, allowing you to choose a programme which suits both your work and/or personal circumstances.

  •  Full-time (12 months) MBA in Glasgow
  • Part-time (24 months) Executive MBA in Glasgow
  • Part-time (24 months) Executive MBA in our international centres ( Malaysia, Greece, Bahrain, UAE, Oman)

Strathclyde Business School

Studying an MBA degree at the University of Strathclyde you'll be learning at a leading international technological university. The University won Times Higher Education University of the Year in 2019 - the only institution to win the accolade twice. 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.

The Strathclyde MBA

With over 50 years’ experience in developing the best MBA programme, Strathclyde Business School is a major innovator in the field of business and management. We were the first UK business school to offer a full-time 1-year MBA programme (1966), part-time MBA programme (1976), distance learning programme (1983), and DBA (Doctor of Business Administration) programme (1988).

This pioneering spirit brought the Strathclyde MBA into many new countries via the establishment of international centres. These centres meant, for the first time, local managers could study for a UK MBA in their own country.

MBA blogs

Find out more about the Strathclyde MBA by checking out these blog posts

University information

For entry to the MBA programme you must:

  • hold a degree from a UK university, or equivalent academic qualification from a comparable non-UK institution. If you studied for your undergraduate degree at a non-UK institution we'll need a copy of your degree transcript. Professional qualifications will also be considered.
  • be at least 24 years of age.
  • have a minimum of three years' full-time postgraduate experience where the management of people and resources has played a significant role.

Our selection process is designed to identify talented professionals from a wide range of academic, business and cultural backgrounds.

While there are formal requirements for entry to our MBA listed below, we take into consideration:

  • your potential
  • your interpersonal and team working qualities
  • the range and nature of your managerial experience

In order to assess these skills, we ask you to complete a number of essays outlining your experience and aspirations alongside references supporting your work experience and academic record.

We may ask you to undertake a formal interview to discuss your achievements and aspirations. We encourage you to visit the school or centre you’re applying to and to ask as many questions as you need to clarify your decision.

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Here at Strathclyde, we want you to feel right at home. There's more or less everything you need on campus and for anything else, you have an entire city to choose from.  You'll find us in the heart of Glasgow's city centre where we're surrounded by supermarkets to suit all tastes, we have an abundance of high street stores along with loads of great little thrift stores, second-hand shops and boutiques, restaurants for every cuisine, clubs, theatres, museums - you name it, we have it. But you'll discover all that when you come to visit us! .

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We recognise that career development is one of the main reasons why people invest in an MBA. The MBA job market offers plenty of global opportunity but can be complex and challenging.

That's why we offer a dedicated careers service for MBA students. This consists of career planning and skills development as well as unlimited access to personal advice and coaching. Our careers service is delivered in-house and by a team of top consultants.

We work with you to compliment your own proactive job search efforts. We help use your own particular career background and strengths to help with your next career move.

You’ll gain the understanding and tools to develop your personal, strategic career plan, as well as the self-marketing and communication skills to make effective applications and impress at interview.

You’ll have the knowledge of the global job market and a range of contacts to make it work for you.

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Our selection process is designed to identify talented professionals from a wide range of academic, business and cultural backgrounds. While there are formal entry requirements listed below, we take into consideratiion

  • your potential
  • your interpersonal and team working qualities
  • and the range and nature of their managerial experience

In order to assess these skills we ask you to complete a number of essays outlining your experience and aspirations along with references supporting your work experience and academic record. We may ask you to undertake a formal interview to discuss your achievements and aspirations. 

For entry to the MBA programme you must

  • hold a first degree (professional qualifications will also be considered)
  • be at least 24 years of age
  • have a minimum of three years' full-time postgraduate experience where the management of people and resources has played a significant role.

Tuition fees per academic year for 2021/22

  • Full-time MBA - £31,450
  • Part-time Excutrive MBA - £10,025 (total fee: £20,050)
  • International Executive MBA - Fees are in the local currency and vary by location. Contact local provider for more information.

Deciding to study the MBA is a considerable financial investment. You should research how you are going to finance this as early as possible. The majority of students on the full-time programme are self-funded. UK students can apply to loan schemes to fund their studies and non-UK students usually raise their own finances through bank loans or scholarships. The University's Finance Office administers instalment plans for tuition fee payments by self-funded students.


Each year, the Business School provides a range of scholarship opportunities for those students who are self-funding their MBA studies. If a you are is in receipt of funding or a scholarship from an organisation such as the British Council or a corporate body, it is unlikely that you will be eligible for financial assistance via our scholarship schemes. 


Assessment throughout the programme involves a combination of course work, workshops, examinations, group work and presentations.

Examinations are scheduled in December, March and August for Glasgow based study routes, and in August and March for study via international centres.

The University has a large student village with a variety of accommodation both on-campus and nearby. All successful applicants for the full-time programme will be sent on- campus accommodation details.