An MBA is the go-to qualification for those who wish to upgrade their career, change sector or perhaps start a new business. It’s such a broad-based qualification – covering finance, HRM, economics, marketing and strategy to name a few – that it can help with all of these aims.

For those who have the financial wherewithal and the desire to take a year away from the workplace, a full-time option would suit them perfectly, but for some people taking a year out of work to complete the MBA might seem a risk in what may be a competitive job market. For them, being able to study whilst staying in their job is the ideal solution.

Strathclyde Business School offers an MBA which can be studied via part time or flexible options, as well as full-time, allowing students to gain a valuable degree as well as continuing in your current career. What’s more, studying the MBA part time or flexibly allows participants to implement their learning straight away, providing benefits to employers and employees alike.

Students who choose Strathclyde’s MBA programme can opt for full-time, part-time or flexible learning study options. The full-time programme is studied over 12 months in Glasgow amongst a group of international peers and involves nine months of participation in classes, group work and personal development processes and three months for the MBA project.

The part time programme is ideal for anyone who wants to fit the MBA programme around their career and this option is offered through evening class twice weekly with four compulsory weekend schools spread over the period of study. Typically, part timers complete their degree in around three years.

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It also offers a flexible learning option which allows individuals to direct the pace of their own studies while providing the level of support that an internationally recognised school can offer. The Flexible Learning MBA offers a balance between self-study and group interaction, and we encourage peer interaction and group learning through workshops and seminars which gives those on the programme the opportunity to meet with their peers.

Current part time MBA student Laura Boyd is a project management analyst and opted for the part time route: “I chose to study part time as I wanted to put the theory of what I learnt from the MBA into practice in the workplace. I knew that to make the impact I want to in business, I would need to study my MBA through one of the best business schools with triple accreditation. I would definitely recommend the MBA programme, it has already opened doors to new experiences and opportunities and believe it will set me up for the career that I want.”

As a triple accredited business school – one of only 77 in the world (2017) – to be accredited by AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS, the three international accrediting bodies, Strathclyde offers a highly regarded MBA, one which it has been honing since it first introduced the part time MBA format to the UK in 1976, and the full time MBA before that in 1966.

Strathclyde Business School also works in partnership with business to produce a range of bespoke MBA programmes to suit corporate needs.