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About Strathclyde Business School

Founded in 1948, the University of Strathclyde Business School (SBS) is a pioneering, internationally renowned academic organisation that shapes and develops the business minds of tomorrow.

Strathclyde Business School is one of four faculties forming the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, The University was established in 1796 as 'the place of useful learning' and this remains at the forefront of our vision today for Strathclyde to be a leading international technological university that makes a positive difference to the lives of its students, to society and to the world.

SBS has established international centres in Greece, Switzerland, UAE, Oman, Bahrain, Singapore and Malaysia. With around 200 academic staff and more than 3000 full-time and part-time students (undergraduate and postgraduate), Strathclyde Business School’s subject departments and specialist units collaborate to provide a dynamic, fully-rounded and varied programme of specialist and cross-disciplinary courses.

We are a triple accredited business school: the first business school in Scotland to hold this accolade, and one of only 74 in the world (2016), to be triple accredited, holding accreditation from the international bodies, AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS. Our departments and programmes also hold internationally recognised industry accreditations:

  • Department of Human Resource Management is a CIPD approved centre
  • Department of Accounting and Finance accredited by CIMA and ICAS
  • Department of Marketing is accredited by Institute of Export, Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Market Research Society
  • Our Hospitality & Tourism degrees are accredited by the Institute of Hospitality

More recently, we were awarded the Small Business Charter Gold Award – joining an elite group of institutions at the forefront of entrepreneurship in the UK.

SBS is now one of only five universities in the UK to have the Gold Award, recognising its world-leading support for scaling Scottish firms through innovation, internationalisation and leadership.

In addition to our international accreditation, Strathclyde has a reputation for research excellence. It has been rated in the top 10 business schools in the UK for its research - and first in Scotland - in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) which measures the quality and breadth of research. The REF indicated that the business school’s research was particularly strong in terms of Impact, a measure of how its research impacts on practise in business.

We have firm roots in the business community in and around our home city of Glasgow which extends not only nationally but internationally. We pride ourselves on our collaborative approach to working alongside industry building mutually beneficial relationships which add value to both organisations and individuals alike.

Strathclyde Business School website

Getting to Strathclyde Business School

By air

Which airline?

Fly into Glasgow International Airport with a wide range of airlines, including British Airways, Easyjet and Flybe. Ryanair operates flights from Prestwick International Airport, which is around 30 miles from the city centre. Many airlines also fly into Edinburgh Airport.

Glasgow airport

First 500 Glasgow Shuttle bus departs from Stance 1 approximately every 10 minutes for Buchanan Street Bus Station. This is the closest stop to our campus. It's about a 10 minute walk.

You can find out more at Glasgow Airport's website for onward travel.

Glasgow Prestwick airport

There’s a train station at Glasgow Prestwick airport where you can get the train to Glasgow Central Station. There are three trains an hour apart from a Sunday where there’s two trains every hour.

Glasgow Prestwick Airport is also served by Stagecoach Western X77 Express Service. The bus goes to  Buchanan Street Station.

Get more information from Glasgow Prestwick Airport's website.

Edinburgh airport

Citylink offer a coach service from Edinburgh airport to Glasgow city centre. Find out more on Citylink's website.

By train

Train stations

There’s two main national railway stations in the centre of Glasgow – Glasgow Central and Queen Street.

There are direct trains from Glasgow Central to London Euston and trains via Edinburgh to London Kings Cross. The direct service takes around 4 hours 30 minutes.

Queen Street station serves the east and north of Scotland (Inverness, Aberdeen, Dundee, Stirling and notably a service to Edinburgh every fifteen minutes.) Some trains to/from Edinburgh arrive at Central Station which serves the east and south.

From Queen Street Railway Station our campus is a 15 minute walk or around £6 in a taxi. From Central Railway Station it’s about a 20 minute walk or around £7 in a taxi.

You can find information on train times the National Rail website. The cost of travelling by train can be reduced by booking in advance - and by making the most of the savings offered by a Student Railcard.

By car

From the south (M74/M73) or the north (M80), join the M8 (Glasgow). Leave it at junction 15, signposted Cathedral, go straight ahead on Stirling Road to the T–junction, and turn left into Cathedral Street.

Car parking

There is some parking at the University for visitors and there are also many public car parks in the city centre.

On campus

Because of our city centre location, there is no reserved parking on campus. It may be possible to arrange parking in the University car park. If you would like to do this, please call +44 (0) 141 548 3333.

Parking in the city centre

There are plenty of car parks throughout Glasgow city centre ranging in price depending on location and security. The National Car Park in Montrose Street is closest to the campus and the Buchanan Galleries multi-storey car park is just a five minute walk away.

By ferry

You can sail from Belfast and Larne in Northern Irleand to Cairnryan on the west coast of Scotland. From Cairnryan the drive is approximately two hours to Glasgow. Take the A77.