A key attraction for relocating companies is the high level of
education in the city. Glasgow's four universities, three higher
education colleges and twelve further education 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
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
- 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