University of Glasgow

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About University of Glasgow

School overview

Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. We are proud to continue the legacy of alumni Adam Smith, the father of economics, after whom our business school is named. Programmes focus on inspiring, challenging and developing modern thinking – with a commitment to making an impact on culture and society. The University has a history of changing the world and the Adam Smith Business School is committed to nurturing the people who make it happen.

Areas of specialisation

The Adam Smith Business School offers world-class postgraduate programmes and research opportunities in the following subject areas:

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Economics
  • Management

We are triple accredited 

The University of Glasgow’s Adam Smith Business School has the triple crown of accreditation and is accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS, evidence of our credibility and performance worldwide.

We follow world class teaching and research

We are a leading international business school recognised globally for our excellence in teaching and research. We are also a member of the prestigious Russel Group of 24 leading research-intensive universities in the UK.

Our teaching programmes are research-led and combine theory with practice for an enriched learning experience.


We have a strong track record of postgraduate employment with 95.9% of students in employment or further study 6 months after graduation (Higher Education Statistics Agency 2016/17).

As a Russell Group university, you’ll be joining 29,000 students from over 140 countries at one of the top 100 universities in the world (Times Higher World University Rankings 2022), with a strong record of postgraduate employment.

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