Glasgow Caledonian University is a distinctive, inclusive and forward-looking university that is committed to its social mission to promote the common good. We have become an international centre of excellence in higher education, promoting employability and global citizenship in our graduates. We win awards for our support and commitment to the student experience, whilst delivering innovation through our world-class research in key areas of strength. We have a tradition of widening access to higher education for talented individuals regardless of their backgrounds, and we leverage our intellectual and social capital for the benefit of the communities we serve in Scotland and internationally.

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is a vibrant, innovative and multi-award winning University for the Common Good.

We aim to contribute to society in a manner that embraces yet goes beyond the traditional role of a university. GCU’s For the Common Good commitment is brought to life and delivered by students and staff across academic schools and departments.

Welcome to the Glasgow School for Business and Society

We thrive on ideas, support innovation and value the importance of social responsibility. Students come to us for our knowledge and experience to enhance their career and personal ambitions. Our external partners come to us to find the latest research-led thinking and to access the talent of our students.

Corporate responsibility and sustainability are fundamental concerns for every organisation. The Glasgow School for Business and Society seeks to address the complex challenges of the global economy while delivering social benefit to local and global communities.

Global citizenship, responsible leadership, entrepreneurship and social justice are core to our teaching, research and public engagement activities.

Our distinctive, research-led portfolio offers excellent and accessible higher education opportunities in Glasgow, London and New York. Our programmes are endorsed by professional and academic accreditations confirming that your qualification is among the best in the world.

Corporate responsibility and sustainability are now fundamental concerns for every organisation. As a University for the Common Good, we are playing a key role in the global transformation of business management education. We seek to address the complex challenges of the global economy in the 21st century while delivering social benefit to local and global communities.

We are particularly pleased that our success at embedding ethics, responsibility and sustainability across all aspects of life at Glasgow School for Business and Society has been acknowledged through our membership in ASHOKA U, United Nations Global Compact and PRME, as well as local initiatives such as WRAP and Business in the Community.

We have also become the first university in Scotland to join the prestigious EPAS global network. I welcome this recognition of our high-quality learning and teaching experience that equips our graduates with the skills and knowledge to succeed in the global market. The EPAS accreditation is indicative of a wider institutional commitment to use the very highest international benchmarks to evidence the quality of our provision. This provides robust reassurance to our staff, students, academic and business partners that we are a globally-networked university that is embedded within our local community.

We challenge our staff and students to be critical and independent learners, to become responsible leaders and to make positive contributions to business and society. We’d invite you to join us in our commitment to the Common Good.

Professional Affiliations

The Glasgow School for Business and Society has a strong track record of working partnerships with professional bodies which ensure our courses are relevant to the changing needs of the labour market.

Our professional affiliations not only keep our students up-to-date with the latest advances in business, but they help our graduates stand-out when looking for employment and in some cases confer a special status on graduation.

Examples of professional bodies with which GSBS is associated include:

  • AACSB
  • ABS (Association of Business Schools)
  • Business in the Community
  • CEEMAN
  • EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development)
  • ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council)
  • UN PRME Initiative (Principles of Responsible Management Education)
  • Gold Approved Learning Centre for ACCA
  • Approved Teaching Centre for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
  • Centre of Excellence with the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI)

We offer programmes and modules accredited by:

  • ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants)
  • Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC)
  • Chartered Banker
  • Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI)
  • Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT)
  • Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)
  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
  • Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS)
  • Chartered Insurance Institute (CII)
  • Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
  • CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants)
  • EPAS (European Foundation for Management Development Programme Accreditation Scheme)
  • ICAEW (The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales)
  • ICAS (Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland)
  • Institution Of Occupational Health (IOSH)
  • Institute of Operations Management (IOM)
  • Institute of Risk Management (IRM)
  • IOR (Institute of Operational Risk)
  • Law Society of Scotland
  • National Council for the Training of Journalists (NTCJ)
  • British Psychological Society
  • SHRM (The American Society for HRM)
  • The Institute of Hospitality (IHA)
  • The Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT)
  • Tourism Society (TS)
  • Tourism Management Institute (TMI)

Our Departments

Law, Economics, Accountancy & Risk

Our Department brings together academics with interests and expertise in law, risk, economics, accountancy and finance. We pride ourselves on our close links with business organisations including not-for-profit organisations and professional bodies that accredited a number of our programmes.

Department of Business Management

Our Department is focused on the contemporary and innovative use of management approaches and techniques, resources and processes to enhance and develop organisations in the private and public sectors in a highly competitive global marketplace

Department of Social Sciences, Media and Journalism

Bringing together over fifty staff, the Department has both a strong research culture and a commitment to teaching excellence. Rated as internationally excellent and world-leading in several areas in the last Research Assessment Exercise.

Programs taught in:
  • English

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Accredited by the main UK professional accountancy bodies (ICAS, ICAEW, ACCA, CIMA & CIPFA), we focus on practical content & your future employability. Along with ... [+]

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Accountants play an important role in business, providing key information that underpins the work of decision makers within organizations.

Accredited by the main UK professional accountancy bodies (ICAS, ICAEW, ACCA, CIMA, and CIPFA), we focus on practical content and your future employability. Along with all aspects of accountancy, you’ll study topics in economics, law, and management.

Professional accountants prepare financial statements and record business transactions; they also use information systems to track financial performance, participate in mergers and acquisitions and quality management.

Our programme will encourage you to develop a broad, comparative understanding of the practices of accounting and develop an ability to evaluate theories and evidence concerning the effects of accounting on organizations and society. You’ll benefit from using practical accounting packages, our small class sizes and excellent access to staff, as well as a series of guest speakers to enhance your learning.... [-]

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Accredited by: EPAS CIM

There is a growing need for graduates who have a strong foundation across the disciplines of both business and management, coupled with practical experience. This EPAS and CMI accredited programme provides a broad knowledge-base and understanding of managing organizations across local and international contexts.

The initial years of this programme will provide a broad business and management curriculum including financial management, international economics, marketing, human resource management, and law, from both the UK and international perspective.

As the programme progresses there will be a greater emphasis on strategy, leadership, managing people and operations, entrepreneurship and innovation and technology management.... [-]

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With a strong track record in the sector, our degree will put you firmly on the path to success in the financial services industry whether you're looking for a career in ... [+]

Accredited by: EPAS CIM

The financial services sector in Scotland manages over £800 billion in funds and generates around £7 billion for the Scottish economy. This programme has a track record of producing in-demand graduates with the knowledge and expertise needed to succeed in the fast-moving world of financial services.

The programme, which has been recognised by Scottish Financial Enterprise for its innovation, is designed to develop your skills for an industry which in Scotland employs almost 100,000 people directly and the same again indirectly. It covers everything from personal finance to pension funds, stock markets, corporate finance and investment and risk management in financial services. You also have the opportunity to specialise depending on your interests.... [-]

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Succeed in today's global market by combining a strong foundation in business & responsible management. Choose a specialism for a named degree in Finance, Human Resou ... [+]

Accredited by: EPAS CIM

This programme, with its distinctive international perspective, will help you become a graduate ready for success.

Initially, you will study abroad business and management foundation covering finance, economics, HRM, and marketing, from the UK and international perspective. As you progress in your studies there will be a greater emphasis on the international, cultural, sustainable and ethical context of business.

You can choose to further develop your international perspective through the study of a foreign language and an international study exchange.

Joint Degree Options

All first-year students will begin on the BA (Hons) International Business programme and then if you wish to specialize and gain a Joint degree on graduation, you can choose your area of specialism at the end of your first year.... [-]

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Tailor your degree for a career in Human Resource Management (HRM). Succeed in today's global market by combining a strong business foundation with specialist skills mana ... [+]

Accredited by: EPAS CIPD

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One of our flagship programmes, the BA (Hons) International Business and Human Resource Management (HRM) will prepare you to compete for a wide range of job opportunities in the UK and internationally. While gaining a broad understanding of business and the society in which it operates, you'll also develop essential leadership, management and communication skills and the global perspective you need to excel in a career in business and HRM.

By choosing joint honours in International Business and HRM, you'll gain a solid foundation in business and management a develop a distinct specialism with 50% of your modules related to HRM - topics such as management issues, employment rights and responsibilities, managing people and diversity and managing and developing talent.... [-]

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The BA (Hons) International Business and Tourism Management will prepare you to compete for a wide range of job opportunities in UK and internationally. While gaining a broad understanding of business and the society in which it operates, you'll also develop essential leadership, management and communication skills and the global perspective you need to excel in business and tourism management.

By choosing a joint honours in International Business and Tourism Management, you will gain a solid foundation in business and management and develop a distinct area of specialism in tourism, with 50% of your modules related to the tourism sector. You will acquire knowledge in destination development, planning, marketing and development, urban regeneration and finance for the tourism sector.... [-]

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In today's global environment, employers expect graduates to have an international perspective, to understand how business operates with customers and suppliers around the world, and how they are affected by events in other countries. By choosing a degree in International Business with Languages, you’ll gain a solid foundation in business and management together with a recognised foreign language competency that will position you well for a career in international business.

GCU is one of just 69 institutions worldwide to achieve EPAS accreditation which demonstrates to employers that your degree is world-class. The university was commended by EPAS for its exceptional commitment to the ethics, responsibility and sustainability (ERS) agenda. Our graduates contribute to a society which is concerned about sustainable and ethical business.... [-]

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A practical, hands-on route to a career in event management - from planning, marketing and staffing through to how to assess risk and secure funding, you'll gain the tech ... [+]

Accredited by: IOH

The international events sector has witnessed phenomenal growth and significant change in recent years. With global opportunities and a range of career choices, there has never been a more exciting time to pursue a career in International Events Management.

Our programme offers both a theoretical and practical approach to event management; from planning, marketing and staffing through to risk assessment and securing funding. You'll gain the skills and knowledge to create, manage and deliver successful events. You'll benefit from interactive and hands-on learning experiences, collaborating with business using social media, wikis, and blogs, providing you with practical skills that you can carry forward into your career.... [-]

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Fashion branding is key to the global fashion industry. Develop the traditional and digital skills in merchandising, buying, retail, marketing strategy, PR, product devel ... [+]

Fashion branding is an international industry, influencing a growing number of products and services. This distinctive programme helps you to develop both traditional and digital skills and expertise to succeed in this exciting and dynamic industry.

You will gain a thorough understanding of fashion branding, together with business and management, fashion brand development and promotion, visual merchandising, digital fashion branding and international marketing strategy. You'll also build expertise in areas such as buying and merchandising, PR, product development and brand management.

You will have the opportunity to participate in an annual study trip to iconic fashion capitals such as Paris, Milan or New York. You'll also benefit from our excellent industry links and guest lectures from a wide range of industry professionals from design houses, major retailers and fashion magazines, both national and international. Our guest speakers spend invaluable time with our students, sharing their unique insight and knowledge of both local and global markets, giving our students a truly competitive edge in a very competitive industry. Exchange opportunities are available with overseas partner institutions.... [-]

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Get ahead of the competition - combine a wide range of technical & practical skills including pattern cutting, garment construction & computer-aided design with t ... [+]

Through a dynamic combination of creative design and practical business this renowned programme develops innovative and entrepreneurial graduates ready to succeed in the fashion industry.

You'll be equipped with knowledge of business and management in relation to the fashion world, exploring marketing, economics and managerial finance, together with a wide range of technical and practical skills, including pattern cutting, garment construction and computer-aided design. Much of the practical work is carried out in the Fashion Factory, our industry standard Design and Cutting Studio.

will have the opportunity to gain firsthand experience of the fashion industry and its international impact through live industry projects as well as study trips to major fashion capitals, such as New York, Paris and Milan.... [-]

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Accredited by: CIM

Combining traditional and digital marketing, our programme will provide you with the knowledge and expertise required for a successful career locally or globally. In addition to a foundation in business, you’ll gain a sound understanding of specific aspects of marketing, leading to a wide range of career options.

Marketing involves almost every aspect of an organization, from advertising, sales, market research and new product development to the creation, promotion, and protection of a company brand. Through understanding customers and their needs and desires a company can make itself, its goods or its services irresistible to consumers.

Our excellent industry links provide you with opportunities to engage in real life projects and case studies, putting into practice the theory learned throughout the programme. You’ll explore contemporary marketing challenges and study marketing disciplines including consumer behavior, marketing communications, brand management and market research methods, alongside business modules and optional modules from a wide range of subject areas.... [-]

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International sports management is a growing & dynamic industry. If you're passionate about sport, GCU can help you can gain the skills & experience to succeed in ... [+]

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The International Sports Management field is a growing and dynamic industry. If you're passionate about sport and have the desire to professionalize your career in this area, GCU can help you gain the skills and experience to succeed in the management of sport, fitness, leisure, and recreation.

You'll study key aspects of international management in the context of sport, and through a range of specialist modules, including language options, you'll develop the skills to pursue a successful career at both a local and international level.

This programme is delivered by an experienced team who combine their academic track record with a practical approach to learning and impressive industry connections.... [-]

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A dynamic & growing area, supply chain management graduates are in demand. Develop skills from purchasing & logistics through to operations, procurement & pro ... [+]

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Supply chain management is a growing global specialist area and an essential function within organisations, involving many aspects from procurement and logistics through to operations and project management.

This programme is designed for students with a relevant HND to enter at Year 3 and gain an Honours degree. You'll develop your understanding of the complexity of the internal and external connections of international supply chains and gain the tools, techniques and management abilities required for a successful career. You'll also develop your knowledge of the global challenges affecting supply chain process, including economic, legal, financial, strategic and global issues, and their impact on international trade.... [-]

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Are you interested in the press, broadcasting, the internet & all forms of media? Combining theory & practical work, you'll gain the tools key to succeeding in th ... [+]

This programme is one of the most highly regarded of its kind in Scotland. Covering press, broadcasting and online, it will equip you for a successful career in the media or related industries, such as advertising or public relations.

We take a broad-based approach to the study of broadcasting, the press, cinema and the internet, examining the role and impact of media in society and how media industries are organized. You'll learn to be reflective in your thinking, while working intelligently, responsibly and ethically.

Using the industry-standard equipment you will develop radio and TV production skills in our state-of-the-art multimedia suite along with creative advertising and public relations skills in real-world scenarios. We'll help you to learn to think creatively, analyze and evaluate content to produce innovative professional material across a range of platforms.... [-]

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Do you have a passion for journalism & current affairs? We offer the only undergraduate journalism degree in Scotland accredited by both the NCTJ & BJTC, so all m ... [+]

Accredited by: BJTC NCTJ

Our programme has been designed for individuals with a passion for journalism and current affairs and covers print, radio, television and the web. It is the only undergraduate programme in Scotland accredited by both the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) and the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC), the two most respected industry benchmarks.

You'll gain the practical skill's key to success in this competitive industry such as shorthand, news reporting, and page layout, use sophisticated video, audio recording and editing equipment and write for online and social media. You will also study media law, government, ethics, and the media industries.... [-]

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The risk is an inherent part of business & risk managers are prized for their skills by organizations of all types & in all sectors. The only BA(Hons) Risk Manage ... [+]

Accredited by: CII

Despite challenging global economic conditions risk management is an area of growth across all types of organizations. There is an increased demand for qualified risk professionals due to the increasingly global nature of business coinciding with increased regulatory pressures and compliance.

GCU is the only University in the UK to offer this type of undergraduate degree, therefore, creating an opportunity to be a graduate in demand. During your studies, you will explore the applied risk management process from an organizational perspective covering areas such as the identification and management of strategic risks, managing ethics, compliance and conduct risks, business continuity management and project risk management.... [-]

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The social sciences explore how societies function and look at the institutional frameworks which underpin them, examining issues such as crime, immigration, gender, cons ... [+]

Our multi-disciplinary programme provides you with the opportunity to develop a wide knowledge base from a selection of subject areas which include politics, history, sociology, policing and criminology.

After an introduction to the social sciences in Years 1 and 2, you may start to specialize in Year 3 and Year 4. Exchange opportunities exist in Year 3 with a range of institutions (California State University Long Beach, the University of Massachusetts in Boston, Erasmus University, Rotterdam and Siegen University).

You will also have the option to study language modules, thus broadening your knowledge and the scope of your career options. Graduate employability is high on our agenda and is embedded throughout our programme, which will also equip you with skills in presentation, research and computing, critical evaluation and concise writing.... [-]

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