Why Study at CBA

Courses at CBA are ‘real world’ through and through. Practical, highly relevant and supported by applied research, they’re designed in partnership with industry to ensure its needs are met.

Our vocational programs also develop valuable transferable skills (such as research, writing and oral presentation) that keep career pathways flexible. What’s more, they build the confidence you need to be employable straight after graduation.

Alongside stimulating work placements and visits to companies, visiting guest lectures offer a chance to see how theory works in practice. There are also exciting opportunities to study abroad, as well as network with our own International Students Society. This helps our international students make friends and connections by experiencing Scottish culture and tradition through sports and other social activities.

Our large international student population complements our equally international staff who share experience and teaching techniques gathered from around the world.


From the moment you join us, we care deeply about the student experience we offer. Top of our priorities is the high quality of our teaching and yourlearning. It’s the common currency of all our courses, each of which we’ve carefully designed to mirror industry requirements.

High quality, placement opportunities bring business alive for our students, underpinned by relevant theory and an educational framework devised by some of the best brains in business.

Track Record

Rated second in the UK for graduate employment, we’re proud of our ability to equip students with skills and experiences that they can take straight into the world of work.

With 93% of business studies graduates finding employment within 6 months of graduating, business employers clearly believe in our approach.

Many courses are accredited by professional bodies such as the:

Our Accounting & Finance research was rated as of ‘international standing’ in Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008.

The School’s Business & Management staff also provide tailor-made training for ‘blue chip’ companies such as British Airways. 


Our modern purpose-built university campus offers exceptional educational facilities with spacious, state-of-the-art lecture theatres and IT equipment, a television studio, numerous seminar and executive education rooms and an excellent Moot Court.

Facilities such as our radio broadcasting and television studio have been specifically designed to provide students with the opportunity to use industry-standard equipment – essential skills for work in today’s media industry. Additionally, there are extensive computer facilities with wireless access for all students and staff. Fashion management students also have access to a newly equipped fashion workshop in Gray’s School of Art where they can gain an understanding of the design process in action.

Our library houses comprehensive collections of journals, case studies and electronic resources. High end art, radio and TV studios with digital editing facilities and an iMac suite complete the picture.