Economics at Glasgow continues a distinguished record that dates back to Adam Smith, who was a Professor at the University in the 18th century and is widely renowned as the father of modern economics.

Today we have international expertise in:

  • macroeconomics
  • financial economics
  • development economics
  • international finance
  • econometrics
  • microeconomics

RAE 2008 results placed the discipline top in Scotland on the basis of GPA and research income and ranked all research as being of international quality: 75% was considered to be world-leading and internationally excellent.

Staff research directly informs our teaching, which means that if you study with us, you can benefit from up-to-date degree programmes that touch on the key theoretical and policy issues of the day.

The 18 Economics MSc programmes taught at the Adam Smith Business School are offered by two teaching centres:


Adama Smith Business School news and events

News

  • 05 Sep

    CIMA Global Business Challenge 2014

    Undergraduate students at the University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School are runners up in the UK finals of the CIMA Global Business Challenge 2014 with their team, The Titanic Ltd.
  • 19 Aug

    The Professor Raymond Miquel Enterprise Initiative

    The lunch took place on Tuesday 10th June and was the culmination of the Professor Raymond Miquel Enterprise Initiative at the Adam Smith Business School. This forms part of the MBA curriculum, and has the specific aim of bringing business experience into the curriculum.
  • 29 Aug

    Management themed seminar series launched

    The University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School will be offering a series of research seminars with a management theme for 2014-15
  • 13 Aug

    Alternative Sustainable Economy Conference & Debate

    The Adam Smith Business School in conjunction with Friends of the Earth Scotland and Jubliee Scotland will hold a debate on 10th September and a conference on 11th September 2014, to hear how we can steer our economy in a bold new direction.