Rankings

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The University of Glasgow has been at the forefront of the university sector for many years.  As one of the oldest universities in Scotland, we have a long-standing international reputation for research, education and innovation. We have consistently occupied a place at the top of the world university rankings and are considered to be amongst the top 30 in the UK.

University rankings are based on a number of different factors ranging from class diversity to the average graduate’s salary three years after graduating.  Here at the Adam Smith Business School, we pride ourselves on being positioned amongst some of the most elite business schools in the world.

 

University of Glasgow

As a University we have consistently scored in the top 30 in the UK and top 100 in the world.

  • 18th in the UK (Complete University Guide, 2020)
  • 20th in the UK (The Times Good University Guide, 2018)
  • 23rd in the UK (Guardian University Rankings, 2018)
  • 65th in the world (QS, 2018)
  • 80th in the world (Times Higher Education World Rankings, 2018)
  • 32nd most international university in the world (Times Higher Education, 2018)

Adam Smith Business School

As a Business School we are ranked within the top 100 schools in Europe.

  • 94th in Europe (Financial Times, December, 2018)

Postgraduate programmes

Some of our postgraduate programmes are ranked within the top 100 in the UK and worldwide.

Masters in Business Administration (MBA) 

  • 15th in the world for Masters in Business Administration (MBA), (THE/WSJ Business Schools report, December, 2018)
  • 99th in the world for Masters in Business Administration (MBA), (The Economist - Which MBA?, October 2019)
  • 151-200 in the world and 51-60 in Europe for Masters in Business Administration (QS, September, 2019)

Masters in Management 

  • 11th in the world for Masters in Management (THE/WSJ Business Schools report, December, 2018)
  • 96th in the world and 18th in the UK for Masters in Management (Financial Times, September, 2018)
  • 80th in the world for Masters in Management (QS, September, 2019)
  • 34th in Innovation and Project Management, Western Europe for Masters in International Management & Design Innovation  (Eduniversal, 2019)
  • 40th in Human Resources Management, Western Europe for Masters in Management with Human Resources (Eduniversal, 2019)
  • 84th in Entrepreneurship worldwide for Masters in International Business & Entrepreneurship (Eduniversal, 2019)

Masters in Finance 

  • 14th in the world for Masters in Finance (THE/WSJ Business Schools report, December, 2018)
  • 58th in the world and 15th in the UK for Masters in Finance (Financial Times, June, 2018)
  • 87th in the world for Masters in Finance (QS, September, 2019)

Masters in Marketing

  • 33rd in the world for Masters in International Strategic Marketing (QS, September, 2019)

Masters in Economics 

  • 59th in Sustainable Development and Environmental Management, Worldwide for Masters in Environment and Sustainable Development (Eduniversal, 2019)

Undergraduate programmes

We are ranked within the top 50 universities in the UK for some of our undergraduate programmes – and our Accounting and Finance course is ranked in the top 5.

  • 1st in the UK for Accounting and Finance (Complete University Guide, 2020)
  • 12th in the UK and 2nd in Scotland for Economics (Complete University Guide, 2020)
  • 12th in the UK and 3rd in Scotland for Business and Management Studies  (Complete University Guide, 2020)
  • 4th in the UK for Accounting and Finance (Good University Guide, 2020)
  • 11th= in the UK for Economics (Good University Guide, 2020)
  • 17th in the UK for Business Studies (Good University Guide, 2020)
  • 6th in the UK for Accounting and Finance (Guardian University Rankings, 2020)
  • 22nd in the UK for Economics (Guardian University Rankings, 2020)
  • 19th in UK for Business, Management and Marketing (Guardian University Rankings, 2020)
  • 88th in the world for Business and Management, Accounting and Finance and Economics (The Times Higher Education World Rankings 2016 -2017)