GCU - Glasgow School for Business and Society

Introduction

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.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programmes

This school also offers:

MA

MA in Multimedia Journalism

Campus Full time September 2018 United Kingdom Glasgow

The MA Multimedia Journalism is Scotland's leading journalism Masters. It's NCTJ & BJTC accredited; offers placements with BBC, STV, Record, and Herald; achieves 75%+ employment; & wins more Scottish Student Journalism Awards than any other Masters. [+]

Accredited by: BJTC NCTJ

Join a global effort to inform and connect people around the world through Scotland's leading journalism master's programme - GCU's MA Multimedia Journalism. GCU offers the only postgraduate journalism degree in Scotland that is accredited by both of the UK's primary professional training bodies: the National Council for the Training of Journalists and the Broadcast Journalism Training Council.

The MA Multimedia Journalism boasts a more than 75% employment rate, placements in media organisations including the BBC, STV and the Herald & Times Group, and more Scottish Student Journalism Awards than any other master's programme. Prepare to make a real impact in a rapidly changing media landscape.... [-]


MA in Television Fiction Writing

Campus Full time September 2018 United Kingdom Glasgow

With a wealth of commissions and creative opportunities, TV is where most screenwriters work. Taught by professional writers, you'll work on the scripts from series currently on British TV gaining the knowledge, skills & contacts to succeed in the industry. [+]

Get the training, connections and experiences you need to make your mark on television. Recognised with the Creative Skillset Tick of approval, GCU's MA Television Fiction Writing is the only full-time master's programme focusing solely on scripting for the UK.

Created in close collaboration with industry to maximise your employment opportunities, our programme offers you the full range of industry experiences - and supports you in developing your own original drama or comedy.

Instruction from both academic experts and top TV scriptwriters in British television Chance to contribute to programmes currently airing on British TV Individual mentoring from experienced television executives Direct access to producers and commissioners Year of mentoring from a London agent Support from a professional script doctor Opportunity to graduate with several projects ready to take to market ... [-]

MSc

MSc / MSc (Fast-track) in Accounting and Finance

Campus Full time September 2018 United Kingdom Glasgow

The MSc Accounting and Finance combines current business needs with the latest academic thinking, theories and practice, ensuring that you have the cutting edge skills required for a successful career in the accountancy and finance sector. [+]

Our MSc Accounting and Finance draws on the expertise of accomplished academics and experienced practitioners in the field. Their knowledge is cutting-edge - and yours will be, too.

Gain a global outlook, explore the latest industry developments and analyse the challenges facing international organisations today.

Taking cues from industry professionals, the curriculum is pragmatic and career-focused. You'll visit companies, connect with industry leaders and learn from masterclasses taught by experts.

We know the world is more complex, more challenging, more deeply interconnected than ever before. We're committed to equipping you with a practical, relevant skillset to succeed now and in the future - and contribute to the common good wherever you go.... [-]


MSc in Health History

Campus Full time September 2018 United Kingdom Glasgow

Examine the history of health, medicine and healthcare in societies and their relevance to contemporary issues with a broad comparative perspective. Topics include nursing, nutrition, welfare, drugs, politics, occupational health and education. [+]

The course examines the history of health, medicine and healthcare in societies and their relevance to contemporary issues with a broad comparative perspective. Topics include nursing, nutrition, welfare, drugs, politics, occupational health and education.

This is a joint programme from GCU, the University of Strathclyde and The Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare.

View the full course information on the University of Strathclyde website

Entry requirements

This course is offered in partnership with Strathclyde University, please view course details and entry requirements, via their website http://www.strath.ac.uk/courses/postgraduatetaught/healthhistory/... [-]


MSc in Human Resource Management

Campus Full time September 2018 United Kingdom Glasgow

Our Masters enables practising managers and/or graduates develop knowledge & specialist skills, including UK employment law, to advance their professional career as a Human Resource or people manager. It accredited by CIPD & is recognised by SHRM. [+]

Accredited by: CIPD

Organisations thrive on the strength of their people. As a human resource manager, you play an essential role. GCU's MSc Human Resources Management prepares you for the ethical, cultural, legal, operational and strategic aspects of human resource management - while giving you a global outlook and an understanding of responsible leadership. This way you'll be ready for success - and support the common good to make a positive impact.

The programme is one of only four in the UK to be accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and aligned to the US Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) standards. It's available on a part-time and full-time basis, offering flexibility for career-focused professionals and recent graduates alike.... [-]


MSc in International Banking, Finance and Risk Management

Campus Full time September 2018 United Kingdom Glasgow

Gain the practical knowledge & essential skills to succeed in the challenging financial services sector. Accredited by Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) and Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI). [+]

Accredited by: CII IOR

You are creative and confident, committed to success in whatever you do. You know that international finance is dynamic, fast-moving, fast-changing. The MSc International Banking, Finance and Risk Management is designed for you.

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment (CISI) and Institute of Operational Risk (IOR), the MSc International Banking, Finance and Risk Management programme will give you the skills you'll need to manage bank operations.

Develop an in-depth understanding of banking and finance Explore both domestic and international bank operations Master financial and operational risk measurement and management Learn practical application of financial and analytical techniques Deepen your understanding of ethical decision-making ... [-]

MSc in International Business Management

Campus Full time September 2018 United Kingdom Glasgow

MSc International Business Management provides a comprehensive understanding of the challenges faced by managers, as well as insight into the strategy, policy and practice key to managing these challenges. [+]

Accredited by: CMI

Meet the challenges of today's international business world - fast-paced, knowledge-based and interconnected across the globe. GCU's MSc International Business Management equips you with successful strategies, policies and practices key to managing these challenges. Further, it prepares you for responsible leadership, cross-cultural awareness and global citizenship so that you can find success in your work while contributing to the common good.

GCU's community brings together a culturally diverse group of classmates and colleagues to foster collaboration, innovation and growth. You'll learn from accomplished professors and industry professionals, alongside entrepreneurial and talented classmates from all over the world. You'll expand your knowledge, leadership skills and interpersonal skills - as well as your perspective. At GCU, the process of becoming a leader in academic, practical and social.... [-]


MSc in International Events Management

Campus Full time September 2018 United Kingdom Glasgow

Looking to start or advance a career in the fast-paced international events industry? Learn theoretical & practical methods for developing, marketing & managing local, national & international events. [+]

Launch an exciting new career in a creative and dynamic sector with our MSc International Events Management. We prepare you to meet the demands of a challenging and rewarding industry - and take complex international events from bidding and project management through to evaluation.

Based in the city of Glasgow, a recent host of the Commonwealth Games, your programme draws on case studies from the UK and around the world as well as GCU's close relationship to industry. It is designed to help you develop the critical knowledge and strategic skills you need to thrive in this growing field.

You'll learn from active researchers who have contributed to leading academic publications in their field of study, and benefit from fun and relevant field trips as well as guest lectures by industry experts. Get a world-class education at an institution ranked amongst the top 5% in the world - in an academic community that is friendly, diverse and committed to the common good.... [-]


MSc in International Fashion Marketing

Campus Full time September 2018 United Kingdom Glasgow

Accredited by EPAS & CIM, our Masters practical & creative focus can drive your career to the next level. Study core concepts in fashion marketing alongside current international issues, fashion communications, global marketing & brand management. [+]

Accredited by: EPAS CIM

Fast-paced, exciting and innovative, our MSc International Fashion Marketing will challenge you, inspire you - and give you the creative and practical marketing skills you need to succeed.

Our internationally recognised programme is designed in consultation with industry. It is the only fashion programme worldwide to earn accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development Programme Accreditation Scheme (EPAS), and it is also accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).

Whether you choose to study at our Glasgow or our London campus, you'll get a world-class education at GCU - with coursework directly related to the issues real international businesses face. You'll also enjoy the added benefit of a friendly and highly supportive small-group learning environment and access to cutting-edge technology.... [-]


MSc in International Human Resource Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3  September 2018 United Kingdom Glasgow + 1 more

Develop the knowledge & skills for a professional career in global & multicultural organisations. Accredited by the CIPD, recognised by the SHRM & with mutual recognition from the AHRI, our Masters provides you a truly international qualification. [+]

Accredited by: CIPD

International organisations draw on talent and expertise from all over the world. They rely on human resource professionals with cultural awareness and a global perspective. The MSc International Human Resources Management prepares you to meet that need.

The programme is one of only four in the UK to be accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and aligned with standards set by the US Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). It's also mutually recognised by the Australian Human Resources Institute. Since the professional qualification, you'll earn is respected all over the world, you'll be a competitive candidate for jobs in any location.... [-]


MSc in International Operations and Supply Chain Management

Campus Full time September 2018 United Kingdom Glasgow

Prepare to excel with a specialised Masters. Develop skills in sustainable business operations, performance management & managing global supply chains. The only MSc with double-accreditation (CILT, CIPS ) & Yellow Belt status on graduation. [+]

Accredited by: CIPS CILT

Global business operations are more complex than ever, drawing on intricate networks of providers and carefully orchestrated systems of delivery. GCU's MSc International Operations and Supply Chain Management will help you develop the skills for success in this field.

Your programme is double-accredited, designed in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), the and the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS). Created with leading-edge professional insight and the needs of employers in mind, the programme offers a highly respected credential and industry-leading certification.

In fact, our programme is the only MSc that offers students the opportunity to gain Yellow Belt recognition. This recognition certifies that students are qualified to contribute to a Lean Kaizen improvement team, using data-driven methods to build better systems and processes in the workplace.... [-]


MSc in International Tourism Management

Campus Full time September 2018 United Kingdom Glasgow

Focusing on the fast-paced and rapidly changing international tourism industry, our programme ensures you are well equipped for a management career in the travel, tourism and hospitality sectors both nationally and internationally. [+]

Accredited by: TMI

At GCU, we understand how the international tourism sector is constantly evolving, from advances in destination management and sustainability to the dynamic influence of global events. That's why we designed our MSc International Tourism Management to prepare you to not only keep up with industry change - but to lead the way.

GCU's Moffat Centre for Travel and Tourism Business Development is the UK's largest university-based consultancy and research centre in the field. Our close relationship with industry ensures your programme will be relevant, comprehensive and career-focused.

You'll take trips, attend guest lectures from industry experts and learn from researchers who make active contributions to best practices in international tourism. You'll be equipped to pursue management careers in a range of industry sectors, both nationally and internationally.... [-]


MSc in Marketing

Campus Full time September 2018 United Kingdom Glasgow

Do you want to pursue a career in international marketing? Our professionally accredited programme enables graduates of business and non-business degrees to transform their career and access opportunities in the dynamic field of marketing. [+]

Accredited by: CIM

Combining cutting-edge academic theory with decades of practical experience in the field, our MSc International Marketing gives you the tools and confidence you need to meet the demands of an increasingly global business environment. Our approach to marketing is creative, socially driven, and focused on preparing you for a successful career.

Our diverse teaching team, who have both academic and industry experience across a wide range of disciplines, and are involved research and consultancy activities across all sectors. You'll be challenged and inspired with a varied and pragmatic programme - including industry-led workshops and masterclasses, as well as business projects and presentations designed to simulate real-life challenges and develop your practical skills.... [-]


MSc in Risk Management

Campus Full time September 2018 United Kingdom Glasgow

Industry-recognised & double-accredited (CII & IRM), we focus on corporate & business risk management, ensuring you have the broad skills & expertise to excel as a risk specialist. Study full-time, part-time or by distance learning. [+]

Accredited by: CII IRM

The global business environment is more complex and interconnected than ever before. Major shifts can happen in a day. The pace of change keeps increasing.

The MSc Risk Management at GCU is designed for today - and industry recognises this. Double-accredited by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) and the Institute of Risk Management (IRM), the MSc Risk Management is available in both Glasgow and London.

As a student, you'll gain the cutting-edge knowledge and practical skill set to navigate the complexities and challenges of risk management in today's world.

Build skills in establishing risk policy and structures Master the design and review processes for risk management Practise building processes for risk response Learn how to develop contingency and business continuity programmes ... [-]

MSc in Social Business and Microfinance

Campus Full time September 2018 United Kingdom Glasgow

With a master in microfinance and social business, you can be a part of the real social change. Already a proven model for helping people out of poverty in developing economies, microfinance is now expanding to the US and UK. [+]

GCU's MSc Social Business and Microfinance are the first of its kind in the world. It's a programme designed for switched on, visionary people who want to change the world, jointly delivered by the Glasgow School for Business and Society and GCU's internationally recognised Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health.

Social business is driven by the underlying idea that entrepreneurship and financial tools can be used to make a positive impact for the common good. Supported by this principle, microfinance - small loans to assist entrepreneurial individuals in tough circumstances - can transform the lives of the poorest people all over the world, in both developed and developing nations.... [-]