Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Provided by YMCA Education


Awarded by University of Strathclyde

Course introduction


The Strathclyde MBA is based on collaborative learning – students share work experience, knowledge, understanding and skills.

While the Strathclyde MBA draws on a number of specialist areas, we do not aim to train specialists. Rather, our purpose is to develop you in diverse areas of management.

The MBA will shape and guide you as reflective, open-thinking, adaptive learners. This is facilitated through enhanced understanding of the interplay of theory and practice in management.

Pioneering spirit since 1966

Strathclyde is an educational pioneer and major innovator in the field of business and management. The Strathclyde MBA has been through 42 years of evolution, and continually strives to evolve, improve and reflect current business practices.

  • Strathclyde is the first UK provider to offer a full-time one-year MBA programme, in 1966
  • Strathclyde is the first UK provider to offer a part-time MBA programme, in 1976
  • Strathclyde is the first UK provider to offer a distance learning programme, in 1983
  • Strathclyde is the first UK provider to offer a DBA (Doctor of Business Administration) programme, in 1988.

Also during 1988, the Strathclyde MBA was offered for study overseas via several international centres, gaining USGSB the Queen’s Award for Export Achievement in 1993.

University Recognition and Awards

International Accreditation & Academic Excellence
Less than 1% of business schools in the world hold “ triple accreditation”- Strathclyde Business School are one of these. Currently, only 52 business schools worldwide have been fully accredited by AMBA (Association of MBA’s), EQUIS (European Foundation for Management Development) and AACSB (American). Strathclyde Business School is the only business school in Scotland to hold all 3 of the abovementioned hallmarks of excellence.

Each of the accreditations involves extensive inspection, interviews with students and staff, and visits to all aspects of the facilities.

Accreditation in the UAE
Strathclyde Business School is Europe’s first university faculty to be awarded a license to operate an MBA programme in the United Arab Emirates. The license establishes the school as an educational institution officially recognised by the UAE Government.

Strathclyde is recognised in the below ranking:

  1. SBS is ranked 20th in the World (European Business School Ranking 2010), 74th in the World (Financial Times MBA Ranking 2011) and 25th in UK (Guardian University Guide 2011).
  2. Strathclyde Business School is revealed as No. 1 for research in Scotland & Top 10 in UK (Research Assessment Exercise 2008)
  3. Less than 1% of business schools in the world hold “triple accreditation” – Strathclyde is one of them. One of only 52 in the World to hold all 3 of the aforementioned hallmarks of excellence.

Fees & Funding

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