Founded in 1948, Strathclyde Business School is an internationally renowned academic institute located in the centre of Glasgow city of Scotland. The school is one of the four faculties of the University of Strathclyde, an institute rated 5-star consecutively for 4 years in the QS University rankings.
The school offers diverse undergraduate and postgraduate courses for international students in the ranging disciplines. Its unparalleled programs in MBA, marketing, accounting and finance rank in the top 10 in the country and are definitely at par with other ivy league courses, making the college one of the best institutes in the UK for international applicants. Admissions to Strathclyde Business School open in the month of January for most of its programs and are highly competitive in nature.
Some of the salient features of the institute are as compiled below.
|Type of College||Public|
|Faculty Members||Nearly 200|
|No. of Students||More than 4,500|
|No. of academic departments||6|
|Test Scores Accepted||IELTS or equivalent|
Strathclyde Business School offers a plethora of undergraduate and graduate courses to its international applicants in the ranging areas of study. All the programs offered at the institute are triple accredited and offer a stimulating experience to prepare the students well for upcoming real-business world challenges.
The principal subjects available at the institute include Accounting , Business Analysis & Technology, Business enterprise, Economics, Finance, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Human Resources Management and Marketing.
Some of the popular programs favourite with students include:
The business school is located on the John Anderson campus of the University of Strathclyde, on Cathedral Street, right at the heart of Glasgow city, Scotland. Glasgow city has everything that a student ever needs during his stay ranging from supermarkets, boutiques, museums, restaurants, second-hand shops, and so on.
The campus is a rich cultural and ethnic site that provides a vibrant learning atmosphere and offers a range of facilities to applicants inclusive of laundry services, sports facilities, health & wellbeing services, clubs & societies, entertainment lounges, among others. College campus has a four-floor library and thus holds a million print volumes, e-books, databases, and e-journals. The library is open and available 24 hours a day.
The institute offers various on-campus residence facilities to both undergraduate and graduate students provided that an applicant meets all the entry requirements by August 25 of the year of intake. Any applicants applying post this date shall be considered on a first-come first-served basis.
Accommodation facilities are available across 9 residence halls namely Andrew Ure, Birkbeck, Chancellors, Forbes, Carnett, James Goold, Muray, James Young and Thomas Campbell. The cost of on-campus accommodation ranges between 105 to 137 GBP, per week and includes heating and lighting along with cleaning services for common areas.
Some of the halls with their corresponding facilities are mentioned as follows.
This is an accommodation hall for both undergraduate and postgraduate students and accommodates nearly 300 students at a time. This hall has single rooms and each flat is shared between four to six students. Flats can house both males and females on the same flat.
This hall accommodates 384 undergraduate students at a time. This hall has single rooms and each flat is shared between six students. Both males and females can reside at the same flat as per the preference of student as expressed in the application.
This is one of the postgraduate residence halls accommodating 66 postgraduate students. Each flat is shared between four, five or six students. This hall has single rooms with en suite shower room.
Interested students can apply for admission to Strathclyde Business School by choosing the course that suits them through the online portal of the college. International students need to make a final application through the UCAS website.
Students need to submit their application before the deadlines which are as follows:
|Applications open||January 15, 2020|
|UCAS Extra opens||February 25, 2020|
|Last date to add an Extra choice||July 5, 2020|
|Last date to meet any remaining condition||August 31, 2020|
|Final deadline for submitting application for 2020 course||September 21, 2020|
Once you get admitted you need to fulfil the visa requirements to successfully get into the UK. Now you need to apply for a Tier 4 student visa online at the official government site of the United Kingdom. For the visa you would require the following:
Fee for various programs available at the institute varies and is as mentioned below.
Fee for all undergraduate courses at the institute is 15,300 GBP, except BBA program, the fee for which is 17,500.
Since the fee for various courses at graduate level differs, tuition fee for some of the popular programs has been tabulated as follows.
|Name of Program||Amount (in GBP)|
|Human Resources Management||20,350|
List of expenses other than that of the tuition fee are as given below.
|Cost||Amount (GBP per week)|
|Food, local travel, laundry, etc.||100|
|Bed sheets, cutlery, books and supplies, clothing, graduation fees, etc.||16.22|
Private rented accommodation: A room in a shared flat can cost between 100 to 125 GBP, per week plus other expenses.
The college offers various merit- and need-based scholarships to provide financial support for international students coming to study in the UK. Some of the studentships available at the institute are as tabulated below.
|Name of Scholarship||Deadline||Application Type||Amount||Eligibility|
|Full time MBA scholarship 2020||July 31, 2020||No separate application required||10,000||Academic performance, experience, excellent application, interview|
|BBA International Scholarship||May 3, 2020||Application Required||2,000 per year (up to 3 years)||Conditional or unconditional offer to study in BBA program at the college|
|MBA Dean's Excellenec Award||July 31, 2020||No separate application||15,000||Academic performance, experience, excellent application, interview|
|Masters scholarships for international students||July 31, 2020||No separate application||7,000||Student applying to MSc program will be considered on the basis of merit|
Students under Tier 4 visa can work up to 20 hours during term time i.e., when your studies are active and full-time when on vacation.
University departments may open vacancies for students who want to apply for some part-time job from campus itself besides your academics. Students can check the vacancies section of the University Website and accordingly submit their applications for consideration.
The UK has its own work-related rules for international students. According to such rules only Tier 4 students are allowed to work besides their academic course either part-time or full-time. This depends on the type of Tier 4 sponsor the student has. There are a lot of job opportunities in Glasgow as its moreover a commercial hub and tourist centre. To find a suitable job, a student can simply visit job centres run by the UK government to help people find paid employment.
Strathclyde has a global community of 172,000 alumni from around the world. Being an alumnus of Strathclyde provides a number of benefits ranging from career advice, discounts on further studies, to help with starting your very own business. Strathclyde Business School would also help you pitch your business idea and begin with your business journey.
Some notable alumni are as follows:
|Average Cost of Attendance||$20,196 / Year|
|Exams||Avg. Score||Min. Score||Max. Score||% Submitted|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$20,196 / Year|
|Post Graduate Program||$26,862 / Year|
Rank (Out of Colleges)
#95 [Out of 100]
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