Rankings

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The University of Glasgow has been a leader in 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 several 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 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.

  • 19th in the UK (Complete University Guide, 2021)
  • 16th in the UK (The Times Good University Guide, 2018)
  • 12th in the UK (Guardian University Rankings, 2021)
  • 77th in the world (QS, 2021)
  • 92nd in the world (Times Higher Education World Rankings, 2021)

Adam Smith Business School

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

  • 85th in Europe (Financial Times, December, 2020)

Our academics

Some of our academics have been recognised for their research contributions in their field and the impact they have on their students. 

Master in Business Administration (MBA)

Professor Georgios Panos has been voted in the Best 40 Under 40 MBA Professors (Poets & Quants, 2020)


Postgraduate programmes

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

Masters in Business Administration (MBA) 

  • 71 in the world for Masters in Business Administration (MBA), (The Economist - Which MBA?, 2021)
  • 151-200 in the world and 51-60 in Europe for Masters in Business Administration (QS, 2021)

Masters in Management 

  • 101+ in the world for Masters in Management (QS, 2021)

Masters in Finance 

  • 55th in the world for Masters in Finance (Financial Times, 2020)
  • 95th in the world for Masters in Finance (QS, September, 2021)

Masters in Marketing

  • 48th in the world for Masters in International Strategic Marketing (QS, September, 2021)

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, 2021)
  • 2nd in the UK for Accounting and Finance (Guardian University Rankings, 2021)
  • 6th in the UK for Economics (Complete University Guide, 2021)
  • 10th in the UK for Business and Management Studies  (Complete University Guide, 2021)
  • 5th in the UK for Accounting and Finance (Good University Guide, 2021)
  • 9th in the UK for Economics (Good University Guide, 2021)
  • 24th in the UK for Business Studies (Good University Guide, 2021)
  • 21st in the UK for Economics (Guardian University Rankings, 2021)
  • 39th in UK for Business, Management and Marketing (Guardian University Rankings, 2021)
  • 101 - 125 in the world for Business and Economics (The Times Higher Education World Rankings 2021)