University of Glasgow

United Kingdom

University of Glasgow

Adam Smith Business School

University of Glasgow
The University of Glasgow includes among its alumni the father of economics Adam Smith, and the Adam Smith Business School is named in his honour. We aim to follow his legacy and create world changing graduates who make a positive impact on culture and society. We recruit the right mix of MBA students from diverse career backgrounds and nationalities to create an enriched, supportive, lateral learning environment. Our MBA lecturers share industry insights, and top business leaders ensure you gain real-life business exposure.
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Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. We are one of the top 100 of the world's universities. We help to transform organisations and careers. Our business is creating inspiring leaders, researchers and professionals whose research and relations with industry have real impact; influencing organisations as they develop and grow globally.
Glasgow is a place that inspires ambitious people to succeed. A place where inquiring minds can develop their ideas. A place where people make discoveries that change the world.
MBA information
For 40 years, the Glasgow MBA has been preparing professionals to take the next step in their career. If you are thinking of changing careers, want to progress into senior management, or start your own business our MBA will help equip you with the skills and knowledge to do so. 
The Glasgow MBA is an intensive one year programme focusing on decision making under uncertainty, business strategic management and developing managerial skills. As an AMBA accredited programme our MBA is internationally recognised to the highest standards. We are constantly adapting and refining our MBA in line with market trends to help you become a strategic business leader.
We purposefully recruit a small yet diverse cohort of students. As a result you will receive dedicated 1-2-1 teaching and support whilst also being able to take the time to learn from your fellow students’ experience and skillset. The classes are interactive, striking the right balance between tuition and discussion. We offer our MBA students an MBA Professional Development and Employability Award. This is a unique initiative which includes an opportunity for you to be mentored by one of our MBA alumni.
Throughout the year we host a series of social, networking and guest speaker events to enhance your learning experience and help you get the most out of your MBA.

Programme information

The Glasgow MBA will empower you with crucial skills and knowledge and provide you with the networking opportunities you need to accelerate your career, either as a manager within the private, third or public sector, or in developing your own entrepreneurial ambition. We give you one-to-one support to help develop you into a successful leader.


The Glasgow MBA is Triple Accredited by AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS.

Length of course

The course is a full-time MBA, completed over a 12 month period, beginning in September.


The Glasgow MBA is a highly rated and highly ranked programme. In 2018 we were ranked in the top 5 one-year MBAs in the UK and in the top 20 worldwide in the Times Higher Education global rankings, as well as ranking as one of the top European Business Schools (Financial Times 2018).

Student body

In 2018/2019, our MBA cohort comprised of:

Size of class: 28

Male/Female ratio: 40%/60%

Number of nationalities: 13

Number of industries worked in: 21

Combined years of experience: 302

Average years of experience: 7

Average age of student: 30


Admission on to The Glasgow MBA requires a 2:1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in any subject, and a minimum of 3 years managerial work experience.

There is a minimum English language proficiency level for candidates who do not speak English as a first language, information can be found here

Selected candidates will be invited to an interview, either face-to-face or via Skype. 


Tuition fees for 2020/2021 will be:

Home and EU: £17,500
International: £28,420

All MBA applicants are required to pay a deposit of £2000 when an offer is made (after the interview)

Scholarships are available. Information can be found here

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