A key attraction for relocating companies is the high level of education in the city.

Glasgow's four universities and three 'super' colleges offer the business community access to a large pipeline of qualified graduates.  Thousands of students graduate each year with qualifications directly relevant to the needs of the financial services industry.

The partners behind Glasgow's IFSD and its major employers have forged close working relationships with Glasgow's universities and colleges to deliver a pipeline of graduates ready to take up career opportunities in the financial services industry.

The higher education institutions also offer a wide range of courses and degree options in a number of faculties including Law, Business, Social Sciences, Arts and Science.

  • The University of Strathclyde has the only business school in Scotland recognised by the world's three top accreditation bodies.
  • Glasgow Caledonian University has been named the Securities and Investment Institute's first Centre of Excellence, specialising in financial services operations and risk.
  • Glasgow University's Business School is one of an elite group - less than 10% of the world's business schools - that holds AACSB accreditation.  Its MBA Programme is also fully accredited by AMBA and approved by the UK Cabinet Office for the civil service.