The University of Glasgow, Adam Smith Business SchoolBy Asian Correspondent Jun 21, 2013 12:55AM UTC
Prestige is not a new concept at the University of Glasgow. Founded in 1451, this is the fourth-oldest university in the English-speaking world. But age aside, a longstanding commitment to teaching excellence, pioneering research and leading-edge scholarship ensure that the university’s legacy is backed by consistent and demonstrable present-day results.
The Adam Smith Business School has a very specific appeal to students of business and economics the world over. The school is named for ‘Father of Economics’, Adam Smith, who both graduated from the University of Glasgow and later served as rector in the late 18th century. It’s difficult to think of a better place for international students to lay the foundations of economics and commerce.
The Adam Smith Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. It’s listed among the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities, with nearly 90 percent of the research conducted here is classed as of international quality (15 percent world-leading) according to the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE).
At the undergraduate level, degrees are offered across four overarching subject areas: Accountancy and Finance, Business and Management, Business Economics and Economics. These are four-year degrees that include the option to spend up to a year studying abroad at universities across the EU as well as in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United States or one of several South American countries.
Research conducted at the postgraduate level is literally changing lives and the way the world envisions global business. Alongside this are more than 35 postgraduate taught degrees. On both fronts, students are involved in hands-on, international initiatives, many of which collaborate with organisations in Asia. Rounding this out are partnerships with Tsinghua University and Sichuan University for executive education, research and joint programmes.
Immense alumni network
Universities that have been around as long as the University of Glasgow maintain some of the most extensive, far-reaching networks on the planet. These have literally been under development for centuries.
Furthermore, Adam Smith Business School’s alumni network claims more than 8,000 living members at this very moment. This has paved inroads into many of the world’s leading multinational companies and well-known organisations, and it represents 114 nations. Graduates can leverage this to a strong professional advantage.