Photograph of Professor John Finch, Head of Adam Smith Business School, from the 'Our MBA at 40' event

"At the University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School, our aims are to conduct world-leading research, provide research-led teaching and enhance the skills of our students." 

Professor John Finch
Head of School

Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world and has been named Scottish University of the Year 2018. Glasgow is a place that inspires ambitious people to succeed. A place where inquiring minds can develop their ideas. A place where people make discoveries that change the world.

We follow the legacy of Adam Smith

The University of Glasgow includes among its alumni, the father of economics, Adam Smith. The Adam Smith Business School is named in his honour. We aim to follow his legacy by developing enlightened, engaged and enterprising graduates, who are internationally recognised and make a positive impact on culture and society.

We help to transform organisations and careers

Our business is about creating inspiring leaders, researchers and professionals whose research and relations with industry have real impact, influencing organisations as they develop and grow globally.

We combine world class research and teaching

Our range of accredited degree programmes in Accounting & Finance, Economics and Management will help to prepare you for a promising future career and the ability to contribute to organisations at the highest level.

We are triple accredited

We have the triple crown of accreditation and are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) and the Association of MBAs (AMBA) for our Glasgow MBA programme. We are also home to research, of international and national excellence, that contributes to theoretical advancement and is relevant to practice.