Adam Smith Business School

The University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School celebrates the legacy of Adam Smith by developing enlightened and enterprising graduates and internationally recognised research with real socio-economic impact from last 30 years since its foundation in 1986. Adam Smith is recognised worldwide as one of the most influential figures to emerge from the Scottish Enlightenment and the field of Economics. Naming the Business School in his honour commemorates his studies in the University and enhances the University's international reputation.

The University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School combines world class research and teaching from; Accounting & Finance, Economics and, Business & Management; with more than 1700 postgraduate students studying in 36 master and 6 PhD programmes. This makes it the largest Business School in Scotland and one of the largest in the UK with annual research income of £734,789 (average over three years).

The University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), and the Glasgow MBA is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA). The school is also home to research, of international and national excellence, that contributes to theoretical advancement and is relevant to practice.

"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 Jim Love, Head of School. The Adam Smith Business School has a truly international and exciting network, having over 14,000 alumni in 114 countries.

The University of Glasgow has been shortlisted for the Times Higher Education University of the Year award and in three other categories namely; for Outstanding Support for Early Career Researchers, International Collaboration of the Year And, Outstanding Contribution to Innovation and Technology.


Experience Glasgow by day...

Should you choose to extend your stay, there are plenty of things to keep you entertained in Glasgow. You could start by having brunch at one the West End's buzzing venues, such as the Hillhead Book Club, TriBeCa or The Left Bank.

Once you have digested your hearty Scottish breakfast, you can further explore the West End with its many attractions. Take a stroll through the Botanic Gardens, for example, or visit the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum - entry is free, and you can look at art collections as well as curiosities from the natural world.

Afterwards, why not walk through the beautiful Kelvingrove Park back to the University of Glasgow, where you can then pretend you are in Hogwarts? If you decide to discover other parts of the city, take a walk around the city centre and go shopping in Buchanan Galleries, or visit St. Mungo's Cathedral and the Necropolis. You won't find a more atmospheric cemetery anywhere - that's a promise!

After having a delicious dinner at one of Glasgow's many restaurants (described below), why not have a glass of Scotch whisky in a converted church?

... and by night

A weekend in Glasgow should have you stroll along busy shopping-street Buchanan Street during the day, but at night time the, then, equally busy Sauchiehall Street with its many restaurants, bars and clubs. The best advice when it comes to eating in the city centre is to ask around, as there are far too many places to list. As far as clubs go, legendary Sub Club offers underground (literally) and top-quality electronic dance music. For a more social night out (Sub club is famously dark with equally famous big speakers), go to Bath Lane where you will find Buff Club and Cushion. Drinks are also ridiculously cheap here!.

As a visitor in Glasgow, you may also want to visit trendy Merchant City to the east of the city centre, with some of the city's most exciting culinary and auditory experiences; eat in high-end, Mediterranean-inspired Arta, salsa away in Boteco, or if it's on, go to a Scottish Ceilidh in central Sloan's.

The home of the University of Glasgow students and the Glaswegian bohemians is of course the West End. Integrate with the local students on Ashton Lane, a cosy pebbled street just next to the University, with a variety of restaurants and bars. Ubiquitous Chips has made it into several travel guides, and the hamburger place Ketchup benefits the hungry with its 2-for-1 student-deal. Vegans and vegetarians might want to try the Hillhead Bookclub (British) or The Hanoi Bike Shop (Vietnamese), both just off the main street Byres Road. As far as cheap eats go, try Taco Mazama on Byres Road, or why not try to convince your fellow students to take you to one of the University's two student unions? This is also the place to be for student-adapted dancing and drinks. For a cheap and fun night out hit Viper on Great Western Road (find your token Dominos a few hundred metres away), or The Sanctuary.

Many touring bands and performances come to Glasgow, so make sure to check if your favourite artist's schedule coincides with yours while you're here. Other forms of entertainment include stand-up comedy at The Stand in the West End, or cosy, Scottish village-inspired bars like Ben Nevis (Argyle Street) or The Belle (Great Western Road).