Masters of Business Administration - MBA

    • Full or part time
      Full time & On campus available
    • Course fees
    • Course Disciplines
      Business Management Studies Business & Management - Other Strategic Management
    • Course Start
    • Course Duration
      1 year full-time
    • MBA Program Type

    Course Description

    The Glasgow MBA will empower you with crucial skills and knowledge and provide you with the networking opportunities you need to accelerate your career, either as a manager within the private, third or public sector, or in developing your own entrepreneurial ambition. We give you one-to-one support to help develop you into a successful leader.


    • We have been teaching the MBA since 1976. Our programme is AMBA accredited, which means our MBA is internationally recognised to the highest standard.
    • We purposefully recruit a small yet diverse cohort of students. As a result you will receive dedicated 1-2-1 teaching and support whilst also being able to take the time to learn from your fellow students’ experience and skillset.
    • ‌Classes are interactive, striking the right balance between tuition and discussion.
    • Apply your skills and knowledge to real-world problems with the Glasgow MBA project. Choose from 4 pathways; Start-up, Industry, Challenge Based or Research. This gives you the flexibility to tailor your MBA to align with your goals and prepare for the next step in your career. 
    • Throughout the year we host a series of social, networking and guest speaker events to enhance your learning experience and help you get the most out of your MBA.
    • We offer an MBA Professional Development and Employability Award. This is a unique initiative which includes an opportunity for you to be mentored by one of our MBA alumni.


    Core Learning Experiences

    The Glasgow MBA begins with laying the foundations of leadership through three core-learning experiences; 1. Decision making under uncertainty, 2.Business strategic management and 3. Strategic foresight.

    You are then given the opportunity to specialise in finance, marketing or strategy. You may also explore additional business subjects such as entrepreneurship, international business or supply chain management and business sustainability.

    An important part of our MBA is the team-consulting project that happens towards the end of the year and is an opportunity for you to bring theory into practice and tackle real life business challenges.

    The final stage of your MBA is your graduation project (dissertation). You will work on your chosen project from June to August. You will have the option to select from 4 pathways; Start-up, Industry, Challenge Based or Research.

    For more information on core and optional courses visit here

    Professional Development and Employability Award

    We know that MBA students’ top priority upon graduating is employability. We run an innovative co-curricular, timetabled Professional Development and Employability Award to enhance your career. As part of this we have

    • Alumni mentors to support you during the second half of the programme and in the initial months after you graduate
    • group exercises
    • inspiring guest speakers
    • self-directed learning activities
    • workshops.

    Our alumna Sharon Morrow shared her experience of the PDE Award and how it helped her take her career to the next level. Watch our video to hear what she had to say:


    As a Glasgow MBA graduate you join the ranks of successful and influential professionals making a mark on organisations around the world. Our dedicated MBA Careers Manager supports you throughout the year, helping you plan for the next stage of your career and equipping you with the tools and strategies to compete effectively within the global job market.

    Recent alumni have gone on to employment with companies such as:

    • Amazon
    • KPMG
    • EY
    • Heinz
    • HSBC


    The Glasgow MBA scholarship

    The Adam Smith Business School is pleased to offer scholarship awards worth up to £18,000 to exceptional candidates from around the world entering our Glasgow MBA programme. Candidates eligibility will be assessed via both the scholarship application and the MBA interview. There is no deadline to apply for the Glasgow MBA scholarship, but we advise you to apply as soon as possible. 

    Please email  to discuss your application.

    • To apply for this scholarship and view more funding options available visit The Glasgow MBA webpage.

    If your application successfully passes through the first stage of the admissions process, you will be invited you to take part in an interview by Skype (if you are abroad) or face-to-face (if you are in the UK). The interview is relatively informal, lasts between 30 and 45 minutes and seeks to evaluate your suitability for the Glasgow MBA, as well as discuss your application and expectations.

    Visit the Masters of Business Administration - MBA page on the University of Glasgow web site for more details!

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    The Glasgow MBA Scholarship - 10 Awards

    The MBA programme is offering scholarships up to £12,000 to exceptional candidates with strong qualifications, extensive work experience and/or leadership skills. The scholarship is awarded as a tuition fee discount. Please submit a completed MBA Scholarship Application Form when you submit your MBA application for admission.‌The Glasgow MBA programme awards scholarships on a competitive basis every year.

    Value of Scholarship(s)

    Up to £12K


    Candidates must be a high academic achiever (1st Class Honours) and/or an excellent record of accomplishment of professional achievement.
    You must have successfully passed your interview and received an unconditional offer or conditional only upon IELTS for the MBA (Master of Business Administration) programme.
    Your financial circumstances may also be taken into consideration.

    Application Procedure

    Please apply using the University of Glasgow’s online application system and upload a completed MBA Scholarship Application Form‌. If you have already submitted your MBA programme application, you can still apply for the MBA scholarship by uploading a completed MBA Scholarship Application Form by accessing Applicant Self-Service .

    Note: Your scholarship application will NOT be considered unless you have successfully passed your interview and hold an unconditional offer (or conditional only upon IELTS) for the Master of Business Administration (MBA) Programme. Offer holders who are being considered for the scholarship will normally be notified within 5 days from MBA interview.

    If you have any queries about this scholarship, please contact [email protected]

    Further Information

    Entry Requirements

    2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in any subject and a minimum of 3 years managerial work experience. A personal statement and a detailed CV describing your work experience with specific emphasis on the managerial roles and responsibilities. (Managerial work experience should include and highlight responsibility for planning business aims/objectives and prioritising workload to deliver these. Communicating these to the team you are managing and relevant colleagues. Please note it is a requirement to have at least a team of 3 reporting to you). See website for further details.

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