One of the oldest, largest and most respected business schools in the UK, the University of Strathclyde Business School has consistently been ranked in the top 10 B-schools in the UK in terms of both research and teaching quality.
Strathclyde Business School is one of an elite group of only 88 B-schools in the world (2018) which hold triple international accreditation (AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB), and the Strathclyde MBA programme is also accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (CAA).
Throughout the course of its history, Strathclyde Business School’s pioneering and innovative outlook has led to a number of firsts including being the first UK B-school to offer a one year full-time MBA programme in 1966, and the first to offer a part-time MBA programme at its international centres (launched in South-East Asia in 1988).
The Strathclyde Executive MBA is offered at seven international centres; Dubai, Oman, Bahrain, Singapore, Malaysia, Greece and Switzerland and is taught part time over two years. With the exception of the mode of study, it is identical to the full-time MBA in the UK – the same entry criteria, programme content, assessment and core learning materials, and it is taught by the same Strathclyde academics who teach in Glasgow.
Teaching and learning is highly experiential and based on collaboration and teamwork. Through class discussions, presentations and group assignments, students share their varied work experiences, knowledge, understanding and skills.
A particular strength of the programme is strategic management with three interrelated courses that culminate in a three-day Strategic Consulting in Practice workshop, where students undertake a real-life strategy assignment for a client. Entrepreneurship is also in focus, with a core course on Entrepreneurial Management and Leadership and elective options, such as New Venture Creation, providing the essential skills to enhance the abilities of people working for themselves or about to set up in business.
There are also options for international study. With a wide range of specialist departments in the business school, Strathclyde offers over 20 different electives, and students can opt to take elective subjects at the Summer School in Glasgow or at any of the school’s international centres.
The Strathclyde MBA is a generalist MBA and students can expect to graduate with a broad understanding of the fundamentals of business and management issues, advanced management skills and techniques, self-awareness as a manager and leader and with increased confidence in all areas of business.