An international perspective

The University of Stirling Management School’s approach to providing high quality courses is research-led and practice-driven, and always permeated with an international perspective. Already a leading centre for contemporary management knowledge in the UK, the Management School intends expanding its international research collaboration, and further strengthening its links.

Building a global reputation

The University of Stirling Management School is building on its reputation for world-class teaching and research. Our international perspective is embedded in everything we do and this global dimension to our practice attracts high-achieving academics and students from around the globe.

We welcome opportunities to explore long-term relationships with international partners who value our expertise in the diverse, interdisciplinary field of business and management.

Higher education delivery

Based in Scotland, our reach extends globally offering courses through a growing network of partner organisations.  Our students at Singapore’s Institute of Management can graduate with UK degrees in Retail Marketing and Sports Studies and Marketing from our University, and we also offer over 20 courses through Tongji University in Shanghai and five undergraduate courses through our partnership with Muscat College.

We aim to collaborate with institutions that share our research-led, practice-driven approach to providing quality management course. As an institution that complies with the most stringent UK higher education quality assurance standards, we are often sought as a partner by tertiary institutions in Europe and emerging markets.

“Every year the University of Stirling welcomes students from over 100 countries. With access to inspirational teachers and close industry links, our international students enjoy a life-changing experience that helps them to develop the practical skills and knowledge that are essential for future employment."

Professor Gerry McCormac
Principal and Vice-Chancellor, University of Stirling

Contemporary, relevant research

A leading centre for the advancement of contemporary management knowledge in the UK, the Management School also has ambitious plans to expand its international research collaborations.

Our research informs our curriculum; we encourage interdisciplinary working and we enable students to participate in a rich, varied and dynamic intellectual environment where they are taught by world-leading academics who excel in their field.

Our academics already have strong ties with research peers at the world’s top universities, including Harvard and Duke universities in the US, University College Dublin, Open University, University of Edinburgh, Warwick University and the Athens Institute for Education and Research in Greece.

We regularly publish important findings based on joint studies with our research partners. Our collective agenda is sharply focused on generating management knowledge that is highly relevant for real world decision-making.

“SIM and the University of Stirling enjoy a close working relationship and one that is continually looking for further collaborative opportunities. The recent launch of the Sports Studies and Marketing degree reinforces our existing partnership and we look forward to developing other transnational education programmes in the future.”

Ho Soon Eng
Director, Higher Education Division A & Student Life, SIMGE

A widespread, intellectual community

Our aim is to enrich the experience for all University of Stirling Management School students, whether they choose to study with us in Scotland, London or join our courses available in other countries or by distance learning.

Currently, we are expanding our activities beyond Scotland and building international relationships is a vital component of this. As part of our commitment to advance and share knowledge, we are strengthening research and educational links in countries that have signalled a strong interest in building their higher education capacity.

Working with us is our community of alumni, students, research collaborators and public and private sector supporters spanning at least 120 countries.

International network of alumni

Many of our former students work in senior management positions for global corporations and government bodies. Some return to take up part-time or full-time postgraduate studies at Stirling whilst others remain part of the community by taking up roles such as student mentors or by sharing up-to-date, industry-specific inputs for our curriculum development and strategic plans.

Study abroad

Studying abroad provides students with the chance of a lifetime to develop international networks, advance language skills and improve their future career prospects. Whether students are in Stirling or Beijing, they live and work in a global environment.

“Our partnership is a testimony to the type of commitment and trust without which international collaborations cannot survive and prosper in the global higher education arena. We are proud of our achievements and look to develop further opportunities together.”

Mr Wei Hua
Director of International Partnership International Education College, Tongji University 

Get involved Mr. Alan Somerville Director of External Management Programmes and Relationships +44 (0) 1789 467 405
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