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Hello guys! I have an unconditional offer from both Glasgow university and strathclyde to study business and I really don't know what to choose now, will someone help :3?!
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Hello guys! I have an unconditional offer from both Glasgow university and strathclyde to study business and I really don't know what to choose now, will someone help :3?!
Hello!

I've moved your post out into a new thread as you bumped an old one. Hopefully you will get more replies this way!

One thing I will say is to visit both universities if you can, as that should help you a lot. Also look at the course structures. I believe at Strathclyde you can take a number of business subjects (5 or so) plus one other outside subject in your first year, whereas in Glasgow you can take 3 subjects including Business. So have a look at the course structures and available modules.
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Hello thanks a lot for your reply! I did that already and I still don't know because I know Glasgow uni has the prestige but on the other side strathclyde has a good business school ... But thank you!!
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Hello thanks a lot for your reply! I did that already and I still don't know because I know Glasgow uni has the prestige but on the other side strathclyde has a good business school ... But thank you!!
Try not to rely too much on 'prestige' and rankings, just go with which course you feel suits you best.
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Okay thank you very much !
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Hello guys! I have an unconditional offer from both Glasgow university and strathclyde to study business and I really don't know what to choose now, will someone help :3?!
Strathclyde is the best for business and thats not because i got there but I'll gquote something that I wrote for another person on here thats relevant here:

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Well, I am not blowing my own trumpet, but for Business, Strathclyde is the best in Scotland, and one of the best in the world. In terms of competition from other scottish business schools, there's no competition there.

Hold onbefore people shoot me down, I'll give my reasons haha ...

Strathclyde Business School is TRIPLE ACCREDITED, the only one in Scotland to have it, and only 1% of business schools in the world to have accreditation from all 3 business accreditation bodies. A real winner for employability. Think of it as the michelin stars of the business world.

The degree programmes are very flexible letting you pick 5 BUSINESS subjects to study in 1st year, so you get a real taste of your busienss intrests before specialising in future years.

Huge vareity of business subjects, SBS has over 10 business subjects in 1st year for you to choose from, where as other unis like Glasgow only has 2 ( Business Management and Economics)

Opportunity to go abroad in your penultamite year to study or work and still gain credits.

SBS focus heavily on group work. And you'll be put into groups with people you don't know who come from different parts of the world so you get to meet loads of people.


they are just a coupel of reasons but the first one is the main one, REPUTATION, SBS has a great Rep for what they do.

Feel free to ask anymore questions"


Again, You can ask me about any aspect of Strathclyde or doing Business and Strathclyde, I try an answer them!
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Hello! Thanks so much for the reply! Today I went to the strathclyde open day and it seemed great! I like the content of the course etc but same goes to the degree that Glasgow uni offers, I also quite like the idea that at Glasgow I can choose subjects not so much relevant to business. This therefore gives me a super hard choice ! Also as I would definitely like to move abroad after I complete my degree, I'm not sure which university would give me a better degree and higher chance of being employed in different European countries ...
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Hello! Thanks so much for the reply! Today I went to the strathclyde open day and it seemed great! I like the content of the course etc but same goes to the degree that Glasgow uni offers, I also quite like the idea that at Glasgow I can choose subjects not so much relevant to business. This therefore gives me a super hard choice ! Also as I would definitely like to move abroad after I complete my degree, I'm not sure which university would give me a better degree and higher chance of being employed in different European countries ...
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Strathclyde is the best for business and thats not because i got there but I'll gquote something that I wrote for another person on here thats relevant here:

"Hey.

Well, I am not blowing my own trumpet, but for Business, Strathclyde is the best in Scotland, and one of the best in the world. In terms of competition from other scottish business schools, there's no competition there.

Hold onbefore people shoot me down, I'll give my reasons haha ...

Strathclyde Business School is TRIPLE ACCREDITED, the only one in Scotland to have it, and only 1% of business schools in the world to have accreditation from all 3 business accreditation bodies. A real winner for employability. Think of it as the michelin stars of the business world.

The degree programmes are very flexible letting you pick 5 BUSINESS subjects to study in 1st year, so you get a real taste of your busienss intrests before specialising in future years.

Huge vareity of business subjects, SBS has over 10 business subjects in 1st year for you to choose from, where as other unis like Glasgow only has 2 ( Business Management and Economics)

Opportunity to go abroad in your penultamite year to study or work and still gain credits.

SBS focus heavily on group work. And you'll be put into groups with people you don't know who come from different parts of the world so you get to meet loads of people.


they are just a coupel of reasons but the first one is the main one, REPUTATION, SBS has a great Rep for what they do.

Feel free to ask anymore questions"


Again, You can ask me about any aspect of Strathclyde or doing Business and Strathclyde, I try an answer them!
Hey,

I'll be going to SBS to do MSc. Investment & Finance in September. I recently learned that the school does not have Bloomberg or Reuters terminals. Does this put finance students at a disadvantage since they won't be able to practice on financial technology that is widely used in the industry?
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You should definetely choose Strathclyde as it is one of the best Business Schools,I ve heard so many good things about it.I am planning to take up a master there in September in HRM.
Hello did you send me a private message ? Because it just disappeared ...
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Hello did you send me a private message ? Because it just disappeared ...
Sent it back again
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I got a conditional offer letter ( the condition being an interview). Is there anything that can help me with the interview? I m a bit nervous as it would be my first college interview.
I have already got accepted to Southampton and Westminster, without any interview. But I would prefer SBS
So any help would be welcomed.

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Strathclyde is the best for business and thats not because i got there but I'll gquote something that I wrote for another person on here thats relevant here:

"Hey.

Well, I am not blowing my own trumpet, but for Business, Strathclyde is the best in Scotland, and one of the best in the world. In terms of competition from other scottish business schools, there's no competition there.

Hold onbefore people shoot me down, I'll give my reasons haha ...

Strathclyde Business School is TRIPLE ACCREDITED, the only one in Scotland to have it, and only 1% of business schools in the world to have accreditation from all 3 business accreditation bodies. A real winner for employability. Think of it as the michelin stars of the business world.

The degree programmes are very flexible letting you pick 5 BUSINESS subjects to study in 1st year, so you get a real taste of your busienss intrests before specialising in future years.

Huge vareity of business subjects, SBS has over 10 business subjects in 1st year for you to choose from, where as other unis like Glasgow only has 2 ( Business Management and Economics)

Opportunity to go abroad in your penultamite year to study or work and still gain credits.

SBS focus heavily on group work. And you'll be put into groups with people you don't know who come from different parts of the world so you get to meet loads of people.


they are just a coupel of reasons but the first one is the main one, REPUTATION, SBS has a great Rep for what they do.

Feel free to ask anymore questions"


Again, You can ask me about any aspect of Strathclyde or doing Business and Strathclyde, I try an answer them!
My god, please - to anyone reading this cheerboy's post re Strathclyde Business School - do not buy in to it!

Whilst Strathclyde does have a good Business School, it is by no means creme de la creme. This poster talks of michelin stars of Universities and employbility... Nonsense. He then goes on to compare it to Glasgow - which sports a business school with more graduates being employed (by quite a margin!) than Stranthclydes 'michelin star' alternative.

He then talks of an amazing FIVE modules before 'specializing' (which you will do in honours years i.e. 3 & 4) - he also talks about Strathclyde's Business School having 10 options over Glasgow's two(?) - again, total nonsense. If you study business and management at Glasgow, you'll cover managing people, and marketing in year one. You can take economics in which you'll cover microeconomics and macroeconomics in year one. That's for modules straight away - not two. You'll then move on to operations, finance etc in year two (for business) - the point is, there is no way you'll touch on something at Strathclyde Business School before you 'specialize' during honours years, that you won't cover in Glasgow or have the opportunity to.

This poster talks about the opportunity to study abroad as if it's unique to Strathclyde... You can do ERASMUS with Glasgow too. And with Glasgow being a Russell Group and Universitias 21 university, you can go to Melbourne Uni, NUSingapore, University of Hong Kong, UCLA/UC Berkeley, UoToronto etc - No comparison.

He also talks of 'group work' of which you'll do a lot of at Glasgow... As well as at Glasgow having the opportunity to go out in to a real business for the 'small business consultancy project' in which you'll solve problems for real local small businesses - group work with people of 'different backgrounds' and an excellent addition to your CV.

The OP then wants to talk about reputation of the Uni, here there's no comparison for the overall 'reputation' and again, the Adam Smith business school is very well regarded - the Uni ranking might put then four or five places apart... Which is nothing when you consider what is actually measured in certain league tables.

In short, don't listen to anything this guy has said. It's total nonsense from someone who's obviously passionate about his Uni (which is great). Strathclyde Business School is not untouchable, and with all due respect this 'there's no competition' chat is unwarranted and comical. It is well regarded (at least in Glasgow/Scotland), but not to the extent where their graduates are in demand over Glasgow's. It should be pointed out that the difference between Gla and Strathclyde is minimal too - hopefully I've highlighted this with the 'we have five options, they have two' nonsense.

Choose a University which is right for you individually. Visit both. You won't go wrong wherever you go, but please don't be under the illusion that if you go to Strathclyde you'll be at a superior business school where the rest will look on in awe - or think you're at one of the best Business Schools in the world :doh:. Both Business Schools are well respected, with Glasgow obviously having the 'overall' edge in terms of University 'brand'. Both will offer you different things, it's down to you to decide what you're looking for from a University.

Either way, again, you won't go wrong. Good luck.
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Thought I'd chime in here with my 2 cents.

First off full disclosure - I'm a 4th year student studying Finance & Economics at SBS but I'll try and give an unbiased opinion.

Basically to give some background as has been mentioned in SBS you study 5 different subjects in first year with a relatively high number of lecture hours and tutorials. If I remember the choices are Finance, Economics, Marketing, HR, Travel & Tourism, Business Technology, Entrepreneurship, Management, Management Science.

After the first year you then choose 2 subjects to carry forward to years 2 and 3 and study these in more detail with 1 elective class each year. In your final year, assuming you choose to study honours you either choose a single subject, or do a joint degree with 2 subjects.

Back when I was in your position and I remember attending the uni open days and I remember, on one side was Glasgow with a small stand, black and white flyers and a very old boring looking woman (not this is a good indicator of course quality). Then on the other hand Strathclyde had loads of students ready to give info and opinions on the course.

In terms of overall prestige I only partially agree with PMC. If you are thinking about going down the Finance or Accountancy route then Strathclyde is a no-brainer (They are ranked 2nd in the UK on both accepted rankings). With other subjects however I would just base it on whichever university you instinctively prefer. Glasgow's campus is definitely more traditional/scenic but some people prefer being in the center of Glasgow where Strathclyde is situated. As a russell-group uni it's true that outside of A&F they do probably have the upper hand in terms of prestige however, the majority of large graduate programs actively recruit from both Universities so don't base your choice because one is 1 or 2 spots higher on a ranking than the other!

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Hey,

I'll be going to SBS to do MSc. Investment & Finance in September. I recently learned that the school does not have Bloomberg or Reuters terminals. Does this put finance students at a disadvantage since they won't be able to practice on financial technology that is widely used in the industry?
Nah don't worry about not having a Bloomberg terminal. I'm assuming your looking to get into IB, and if that's the case in most cases employers don't require BBG skills. Yes it's a bonus but the majority of candidates don't have experience working direct with bloomberg/reuters and when they do it's been a few days messing about and they have very little concept of the relevance of the skills or how they are applied. Focus on picking up the Finance knowledge at uni and the technical skills can be picked up relatively quickly on the job.
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Thought I'd chime in here with my 2 cents.

First off full disclosure - I'm a 4th year student studying Finance & Economics at SBS but I'll try and give an unbiased opinion.

Basically to give some background as has been mentioned in SBS you study 5 different subjects in first year with a relatively high number of lecture hours and tutorials. If I remember the choices are Finance, Economics, Marketing, HR, Travel & Tourism, Business Technology, Entrepreneurship, Management, Management Science.

After the first year you then choose 2 subjects to carry forward to years 2 and 3 and study these in more detail with 1 elective class each year. In your final year, assuming you choose to study honours you either choose a single subject, or do a joint degree with 2 subjects.

Back when I was in your position and I remember attending the uni open days and I remember, on one side was Glasgow with a small stand, black and white flyers and a very old boring looking woman (not this is a good indicator of course quality). Then on the other hand Strathclyde had loads of students ready to give info and opinions on the course.

In terms of overall prestige I only partially agree with PMC. If you are thinking about going down the Finance or Accountancy route then Strathclyde is a no-brainer (They are ranked 2nd in the UK on both accepted rankings). With other subjects however I would just base it on whichever university you instinctively prefer. Glasgow's campus is definitely more traditional/scenic but some people prefer being in the center of Glasgow where Strathclyde is situated. As a russell-group uni it's true that outside of A&F they do probably have the upper hand in terms of prestige however, the majority of large graduate programs actively recruit from both Universities so don't base your choice because one is 1 or 2 spots higher on a ranking than the other!

Good Luck, any questions shoot me a PM
I'd say this were a fairly good overview. Particularly the end point made which is imperative!

Outside of TSR, nobody cares about league tables - they should only be used as an indicator. Both Universities are excellent, and both will offer you a top education.

If I were choosing again, I'd base my decision on what I want from a university in terms of lifestyle choices etc. After you determine location: Glasgow Uni being based in the student hub that is the West End of Glasgow? Or Strathclyde which is slap, bang in the middle of the city centre? Both have excellent public transport facilities. Both offer the opportunity to explore the same parts of the city within walking distance, I'd then focus on university life: societies, unions, sports clubs, the gym, library facilities etc.

My personal opinion is that Glasgow wins hands down (which is why I chose it) in terms of student life; two unions, exceptional sports teams/facilities/gym etc, and a real buzz about campus every day - yes please. That said, I've never experience Strathclyde from the inside and I'm sure they would advocate their own facilities just as much.

Where I would also pick up on one of Micks points is with the Applicant's Day... There really isn't much for Business & Management... I spent my applicants day in Comp Science lectures with my friend :lol:, that said they're starting to put a bigger emphasis on the course now and the applicant's day impression is a far cry from the modern, learning environment you'll be working in at Glasgow. With exceptional, charismatic lecturers who genuinely have a passion for what they do!
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I'd say this were a fairly good overview. Particularly the end point made which is imperative!

Outside of TSR, nobody cares about league tables - they should only be used as an indicator. Both Universities are excellent, and both will offer you a top education.

If I were choosing again, I'd base my decision on what I want from a university in terms of lifestyle choices etc. After you determine location: Glasgow Uni being based in the student hub that is the West End of Glasgow? Or Strathclyde which is slap, bang in the middle of the city centre? Both have excellent public transport facilities. Both offer the opportunity to explore the same parts of the city within walking distance, I'd then focus on university life: societies, unions, sports clubs, the gym, library facilities etc.

My personal opinion is that Glasgow wins hands down (which is why I chose it) in terms of student life; two unions, exceptional sports teams/facilities/gym etc, and a real buzz about campus every day - yes please. That said, I've never experience Strathclyde from the inside and I'm sure they would advocate their own facilities just as much.

Where I would also pick up on one of Micks points is with the Applicant's Day... There really isn't much for Business & Management... I spent my applicants day in Comp Science lectures with my friend :lol:, that said they're starting to put a bigger emphasis on the course now and the applicant's day impression is a far cry from the modern, learning environment you'll be working in at Glasgow. With exceptional, charismatic lecturers who genuinely have a passion for what they do!
I'd probably agree with you on Glasgow being better for overall student life, Strathclyde isn't exactly scenic! I'm originally from Glasgow but if I were not from the city I would go for Glasgow uni for the all round experience.

Also ended up at the comp science lectures at the glasgow uni open day which were pretty convincing - almost swayed me into choosing CS as a career instead haha. Part of me thinks there is far too much time and money spent on promotion and league tables at Strathclyde but that's another story.

Let us know which you pick in the end
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My god, please - to anyone reading this cheerboy's post re Strathclyde Business School - do not buy in to it!

Whilst Strathclyde does have a good Business School, it is by no means creme de la creme. This poster talks of michelin stars of Universities and employbility... Nonsense. He then goes on to compare it to Glasgow - which sports a business school with more graduates being employed (by quite a margin!) than Stranthclydes 'michelin star' alternative.

He then talks of an amazing FIVE modules before 'specializing' (which you will do in honours years i.e. 3 & 4) - he also talks about Strathclyde's Business School having 10 options over Glasgow's two(?) - again, total nonsense. If you study business and management at Glasgow, you'll cover managing people, and marketing in year one. You can take economics in which you'll cover microeconomics and macroeconomics in year one. That's for modules straight away - not two. You'll then move on to operations, finance etc in year two (for business) - the point is, there is no way you'll touch on something at Strathclyde Business School before you 'specialize' during honours years, that you won't cover in Glasgow or have the opportunity to.

This poster talks about the opportunity to study abroad as if it's unique to Strathclyde... You can do ERASMUS with Glasgow too. And with Glasgow being a Russell Group and Universitias 21 university, you can go to Melbourne Uni, NUSingapore, University of Hong Kong, UCLA/UC Berkeley, UoToronto etc - No comparison.

He also talks of 'group work' of which you'll do a lot of at Glasgow... As well as at Glasgow having the opportunity to go out in to a real business for the 'small business consultancy project' in which you'll solve problems for real local small businesses - group work with people of 'different backgrounds' and an excellent addition to your CV.

The OP then wants to talk about reputation of the Uni, here there's no comparison for the overall 'reputation' and again, the Adam Smith business school is very well regarded - the Uni ranking might put then four or five places apart... Which is nothing when you consider what is actually measured in certain league tables.

In short, don't listen to anything this guy has said. It's total nonsense from someone who's obviously passionate about his Uni (which is great). Strathclyde Business School is not untouchable, and with all due respect this 'there's no competition' chat is unwarranted and comical. It is well regarded (at least in Glasgow/Scotland), but not to the extent where their graduates are in demand over Glasgow's. It should be pointed out that the difference between Gla and Strathclyde is minimal too - hopefully I've highlighted this with the 'we have five options, they have two' nonsense.

Choose a University which is right for you individually. Visit both. You won't go wrong wherever you go, but please don't be under the illusion that if you go to Strathclyde you'll be at a superior business school where the rest will look on in awe - or think you're at one of the best Business Schools in the world :doh:. Both Business Schools are well respected, with Glasgow obviously having the 'overall' edge in terms of University 'brand'. Both will offer you different things, it's down to you to decide what you're looking for from a University.

Either way, again, you won't go wrong. Good luck.
Hello, I'm animelover123, but I've lost my login details, which is why I have created a new account. With regards to what I have said in that post that you have quoted, I still feel what I have said has got reason to it.
Though, I do admit that i have exaggerated a few of the points, making out that Strathclyde is heads and shoulders above everywhere else. Yet, I still think that as a choice between Glasgow and Strathclyde for Business, Strathclyde has got the upper hand.

What I said about the Triple accreditation I still think is very important, only 1% of Business Schools in the world have it, and Strathclyde is the only one in Scotland to do so,holding accreditation from 3 really respectable accreditation bodies. The metaphor that I used may have been a bit out of hand though, I do admit that....

Regarding the Strathclyde has 10 options and Glasgow has 2, I think I need to elaborate more. You are correct in staying that you do study various business areas like Marketing, HR and so on (subjects that Strathy offers) in their Business and Management programme, but you fail to point out the depth that you get you study them at. For Marketing in the first year module you only do half a semester of at Glasgow, covering only the bare basics of marketing. For someone who would want to follow a marketing career in Marketing I think they would be more satisfied with Strathclyde who offers loads of classes including B2B Marketing,Social Marketing, International Marketing, Brand Management,Sports Marketing, Digital Marketing, Consumer Marketing, etc. as standalone full semester classes, so you would be able to studying specific areas in more depth and more comprehensively the subject areas that concern you. And this is the same for other functions like HR, Finance and Enterprise.... You get almost 9-12 classes in a subject area to chose from whereas in Glasgow , I would be surprised if you could get more than 5 to choose from. All in all, I think the bottom line is that Strathclyde offers you more Choice.

About the study abroad programme, I am not sure about Glasgow but at Strath they let you Study abroad and get credits equivalent to Strathclyde credits so you won't be doing an extra year. So say i wanted to go abroad and study, at Strath the degree would still take 4 years. For Glasgow i think it may be an extra year added on, so 5 years. (Not 100% sure on this)

Regarding Group work, not sure about Group work at Glasgow as I have not studied there. However, for Business students at strathclyde, we do a compulsory module called Management Development Programme, for years 1-3. This focuses heavily on goup work and in a business context. Also, from what I have heard employers really support this idea, again not 100% sure, so don't quote me on this.

Overall, I do have to stress that I agree on you on the point that Glasgow has a better reputation overall, after all they are a Russel Group Uni.However, for certain subjects Strathclyde excel more at than Glasgow by quite a margin, and that's because Strathclyde invests heavily in these subject areas. (One of which is Business) Admittedly, To the extent that other departments at the uni do suffer from.

In the end its the op's choice which university they chose and i'm just trying my hardest to give them a good overview on what Strathclyde offers as a package. Something which is unique to any other Business degree in Scotland, in my honest opinion. (except from St Andrews, but that's also debatable)
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Hello, I'm animelover123, but I've lost my login details, which is why I have created a new account. With regards to what I have said in that post that you have quoted, I still feel what I have said has got reason to it.
Though, I do admit that i have exaggerated a few of the points, making out that Strathclyde is heads and shoulders above everywhere else. Yet, I still think that as a choice between Glasgow and Strathclyde for Business, Strathclyde has got the upper hand.

What I said about the Triple accreditation I still think is very important, only 1% of Business Schools in the world have it, and Strathclyde is the only one in Scotland to do so,holding accreditation from 3 really respectable accreditation bodies. The metaphor that I used may have been a bit out of hand though, I do admit that....

With the greatest of respect, this whole 'accreditation' thing is a non-issue. These things are more for marketing the University than they are about providing a good education. It should also be pointed out this is particularly the case when it comes to undergraduate study (in a business sense) - it matters much more at postgraduate level. Unless you need a course accredited by the one body Strathclyde has that Glasgow doesn't (unsure what this is by the way - maybe you could fill me in?), it's irrelevant - and no, you won't need your course to be accredited by that anyway!

(Here is a list of the Adam Smith Business School's accreditations by the for prospective students. Plenty there: http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/busines...ccreditations/)


Regarding the Strathclyde has 10 options and Glasgow has 2, I think I need to elaborate more. You are correct in staying that you do study various business areas like Marketing, HR and so on (subjects that Strathy offers) in their Business and Management programme, but you fail to point out the depth that you get you study them at. For Marketing in the first year module you only do half a semester of at Glasgow, covering only the bare basics of marketing. For someone who would want to follow a marketing career in Marketing I think they would be more satisfied with Strathclyde who offers loads of classes including B2B Marketing,Social Marketing, International Marketing, Brand Management,Sports Marketing, Digital Marketing, Consumer Marketing, etc. as standalone full semester classes, so you would be able to studying specific areas in more depth and more comprehensively the subject areas that concern you. And this is the same for other functions like HR, Finance and Enterprise.... You get almost 9-12 classes in a subject area to chose from whereas in Glasgow , I would be surprised if you could get more than 5 to choose from. All in all, I think the bottom line is that Strathclyde offers you more Choice.

This is wrong - you don't study half a semester of anything. The depth you study at wasn't mentioned because as I said, you can pick up modules in these courses in years one and two, then 'specialize' in years three and four - you will not miss out on any main business function at all. As for your different marketing classes, you'd touch on them then specialize moving on to honours. It makes no sense to focus solely on them in years one and two, the whole point in the modular system is that you pick and choose 'tasters' if you like, then move on to your degree/honours when you do go in to much more depth.

To imply Strathclyde offers relevant/core business modules Glasgow doesn't in years one and two (out with daft things like your Travel and Tourism) is silly.


About the study abroad programme, I am not sure about Glasgow but at Strath they let you Study abroad and get credits equivalent to Strathclyde credits so you won't be doing an extra year. So say i wanted to go abroad and study, at Strath the degree would still take 4 years. For Glasgow i think it may be an extra year added on, so 5 years. (Not 100% sure on this)

​At Glasgow the credits are transferred too and you complete your degree in the four years - not five.

Regarding Group work, not sure about Group work at Glasgow as I have not studied there. However, for Business students at strathclyde, we do a compulsory module called Management Development Programme, for years 1-3. This focuses heavily on goup work and in a business context. Also, from what I have heard employers really support this idea, again not 100% sure, so don't quote me on this.

Glasgow places a big emphasis on team work for the modules that require it. This again is a null point really.


Overall, I do have to stress that I agree on you on the point that Glasgow has a better reputation overall, after all they are a Russel Group Uni.However, for certain subjects Strathclyde excel more at than Glasgow by quite a margin, and that's because Strathclyde invests heavily in these subject areas. (One of which is Business) Admittedly, To the extent that other departments at the uni do suffer from.

'By quite a margin'? Again I'd have to say this is nonsense. There's very little between the business schools in terms of league tables (which again can be poor, in that some measure really stupid things that don't indicate how good the education is).

In the end its the op's choice which university they chose and i'm just trying my hardest to give them a good overview on what Strathclyde offers as a package. Something which is unique to any other Business degree in Scotland, in my honest opinion. (except from St Andrews, but that's also debatable)

I do appreciate your coming on here and defending your statements and what not but you simply cannot say Strathclyde are the only Uni (out with St. Andrews) to offer the 'package' in terms of a business degree in Scotland - it makes you sound silly?

I think you're misinformed which is leading to silly assumptions like this. You think we study marketing for half a semester and in no depth for example. When in actual fact, In that semester you'd study only marketing (B2B, strategy, PPPP, digital marketin etc. etc. the list goes on) alongside two other subjects (mines was economics & politics).

In years one and two you'll cover managing people, marketing, operations and financial decision making, and Organization & Management (in enough depth to either fall in love with the course or not) then in years three and four it's a free run - do what you like. The course structure is here: http://www.gla.ac.uk/undergraduate/d...ement/courses/ you should have a look at it.

Anyway, thanks again for coming back to defend your position!
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