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University of Strathclyde Business School

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199 Cathedral Street,
Glasgow, Scotland G4 0QU
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Annual Tuition: $£28,000

Getting an MBA from Strathclyde means learning in a cross-cultural environment and developing confidence as a manager and leader at a university that has a long and illustrious history. Strathclyde has an admirable pedigree, having opened its doors in 1948 and being ahead of the curve as the first UK institution to offer a one-year MBA and an online MBA.

Entrepreneurship is a theme at Strathclyde, and students from all the university’s faculties can access the Strathclyde Entrepreneurial Network. The business school is home to the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, supported by Scotland’s first billionaire, Sir Tom Hunter, who graduated from the university. The school also has close contacts with the wider Glasgow infrastructure, including the fast-growing innovation district.

The curriculum at Strathclyde is highly experiential and based on collaborative learning, and taught upon the three pillars – Responsible Leadership, Building Capabilities, and Strategy in Practice. The MBA course itself consists of 10 months of classes that are delivered in four modules. Participants have a choice of around 20 electives. The final two months of the program consist of a two-month capstone consulting project, where MBAs can either write a research dissertation, put together an entrepreneurial business plan, or undertake a consultancy project.

Strathclyde has global links too, with courses offered around the world in Switzerland, Greece, Singapore, Malaysia, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Bahrain, and Oman. A highlight of the program is said to be the annual MBA Summer School which takes place in Glasgow over May and June, where the students from the various MBA routes journeys intersect.

“I wanted to study in Scotland, and I found that Strathclyde had a very international outlook. Being an older student, I wanted to get experience from people who had worked. When I was enquiring with the University and the MBA program, I felt like they were a good fit for what I wanted. I’m an Engineer, and Engineers like to have a process, whereas at Strathclyde it was more about teamwork and all getting together, so for me, that was a step-up in my learning,” says past MBA Pilar Amieva in a video on Strathclyde’s website.