Glasgow University Business School

Age: 59

History: The university launched business and development courses for local managers in the early Fifties and a part-time executive MBA in the Seventies.

Address: The business school is inside the imposing Gothic-style main campus building.

Ambience: Modern facilities in an ancient setting, near to the university library, museums, art galleries and parks.

Vital statistics: A modern business school with a full portfolio of postgraduate, undergraduate, and post-experience programmes for UK and international students. The Glasgow MBA is offered both full- and part-time, with opportunities for networking and collaborative work across conventional boundaries.

Added value: Accredited by both AMBA and AACSB, Glasgow was one of the first European business schools to run an international MBA. Its membership of International Advanced Management Schools (IAMS) means it is part of a consortium that includes universities in Australia, France, Denmark, Portugal and Finland.

Easy to get into? You'll need a 2.1 degree or professional qualification and three years' work experience.

Gurus: Human resources management expert Phil Beaumont; marketing guru Luiz Moutinho; risk specialist Denis Smith.

International connections: Has links and joint programmes with universities in Asia and North and South America. It is also a founding member of the European summer school of advanced management; and member of the Confederation of Australian Management Schools' summer school in Asia, and member of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)

Student profile: The average age on the part-time programme is 31 while on the full-time course it's 27. The male-to-female ratio is 60:40 on the part-time course and 80:20 on the full-time MBA, where 8 per cent of the students come from EU countries.

Cost: The part-time MBA costs £12,000 over two years. The full-time course is £13,000 for home and EU students or £19,000 for all others. Fees include core textbooks.

Return on investment: Career progression at an accelerated pace.

Who's the boss? Professor Angus Laing, a marketing specialist.

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