International QS Stars approval for GCU

6 December 2016

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) has received an international seal of approval from QS Stars™.

The University’s Glasgow School for Business and Society has been awarded four Star status through the QS Stars Business Schools’ rating system.

QS Stars conducted an in-depth School evaluation, covering  a range of key performance indicators from employability to facilities and teaching quality.

The final report includes five Stars for internationalisation and diversity, the School having scored 94 out of the 100 available points.

This recognised the more than 90 different nationalities represented by the student body and a high number of academic partnerships with business schools worldwide.

Five Stars were also awarded to the BA (Hons) International Business, the School’s flagship undergraduate programme which enables graduates to gain a strong foundation in international business and develop a specialism in Finance, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Tourism or Languages.

Assessment of the popular programme included maximum points for its staff-to-student ratio and work experience opportunities, whilst 93% of its students are in work or further study within six months of graduating.

The School also benefits from the £30million redevelopment of GCU’s Glasgow campus, which includes a new 500-seat lecture theatre and informal working areas for students.

Professor Toni Hilton, Dean of the Glasgow School for Business and Society said: “The QS Stars rating is further evidence of our commitment to provide our students with a first class student experience and prepare them for excellent careers. As the University for the Common Good, we take particular pride in offering a range of degree programmes which have wide international appeal and which address the fundamentals of corporate responsibility and ethical leadership.”