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Complete University Guide 2019 awards: School of Management 1st in the UK, University of St Andrews 1st in Scotland.In 2004, the School of Management brought together the expertise of the Department of Management and the Centre for Business Education. We were named best school for business studies in Scotland in the Guardian and the Times surveys the following year.
Grounding our teaching, learning, research and collegial relationships in concepts of responsible enterprise, we have continued to excel in the rankings and league tables ever since.

The Complete University Guide 2019
School of Management: Best in the UK, Best in Scotland.
University of St Andrews: Best in Scotland.
See more: 'Scotland's first university celebrates over a decade at the top' (April 2018)

Guardian University Guide 2019
School of Management: Best in Scotland; 2nd in the UK, after Oxford, for full-time undergraduate courses in business, management and marketing.
University of St Andrews: Best in Scotland; 3rd in the UK, after Cambridge and Oxford.
See more: 'New guide ranks St Andrews among UK's best'. (May 2018)

National Student Survey 2018
University of St Andrews: Best in Scotland, Best mainstream university in UK.
See more: 'A decade at the top for Scotland's first university'. (August 2018)

The Times and Sunday Times Best University Guide 2019Times/Sunday Times University Guide logo for 2019 University of the year for student experience
School of Management: Best in Scotland, 2nd in the UK.
University of St Andrews: Best in Scotland, 3rd in the UK; University of the Year for Student Experience.
See more: 'St Andrews top University in Scotland'. (September 2018)

QS World University Ranking 2019
University of St Andrews: over 10 years as one of the top 100 universities in the world.
See more: 'St Andrews amongst world top 100'. (June 2018)

Teaching Excellence FrameworkTEF gold award
University of St Andrews: Gold Award
See more: 'St Andrews scoops top teaching award'. (June 2017)

Times Higher World University Rankings
University of St Andrews: in top 200 in the world. (September 2017)

Best Clubs & Societies Awards 2015
University of St Andrews: Best in Scotland; 3rd in the UK. (August 2015)

Athena SWAN Bronze Award logoAthena SWAN

The UK Universities and Colleges Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) has a mission to support institutions to build an inclusive culture that respects and values diversity and removes barriers to successful progression for students and staff. The ECU works to challenge and change unfair practices that disadvantage individuals or groups. One of the ECU's Equality initiatives is the Athena SWAN Charter which recognises advancement of gender equality in UK Further and Higher Education.

The University of St Andrews has been a member of the Athena SWAN Charter since 2011.
The School of Management has been recognised by an Athena SWAN Bronze Award.
School of Management Athena SWAN award application 2017 (PDF, 2,794 KB)

Students' Association Teaching Awards - logo‌University of St Andrews Teaching Awards
Students' Association Teaching Awards

School of Management winners since the awards began in 2013 have included:

Nominated and shortlisted staff have included:

  • Students' Association Teaching Award 2017
    • Mrs Sam Letham, for Commitment by a Support Staff Member.
    • Lori Davis, for Postgraduate Student Who Tutors.
    • Dr Sandra Romenska, for Excellent Module in the faculties of Arts and Divinity.
    • Professor Kirstie Ball, for Outstanding Teacher.
  • University of St Andrews Teaching Excellence Award 2017
  • Students' Association Teaching Award 2016
    • Dr Philip Roscoe, for Postgraduate Research Thesis Supervisor.
    • Matthew Pauley, for Teaching Excellence by a Postgraduate Student Who Tutors
  • Students' Association Teaching Award 2015.
  • Students' Association Teaching Award 2015
    • Mrs Diane McGoldrick, for Teaching (Sub-honours level).

REF 2014 logo‌The School of Management University of St Andrews delivered an excellent performance in the 2014 REF. The School was placed 13th in the UK (out of 101 submissions) and second in Scotland (within a whisker of the much larger business school at Strathclyde). A particular highlight for the School was our performance on 'research impact'. See more on the School of Management in REF2014.

Principles for Responsible Management Education

The School was among the first of more than 100 management schools, business schools and universities from around the world to endorse the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME). Backed by the United Nations, the PRME initiative aims to inspire and champion responsible management education, research and thought leadership globally. The School's Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) reports can be found on our PRME profile page. The Press Release announcing the 2007 launch of PRME is at School Endorses PRME.

Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS) logo‌The School is a member of the Chartered Association of Business Schools. We endeavour to maintain a working environment as vibrant, enterprising, exciting and rewarding as that of the most dynamic modern business contexts. Cultures meet and mix and ideas are exchanged in our beautiful new building, which boasts state of the art lecture, seminar and study facilities.

Programme Accreditations

 Chartered Management Institute logo  Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) logo  Chartered Institute of Marketing logo‌‌

School of Management postgraduate Masters programmes are accredited by bodies including:

See the postgraduate masters degrees pages for details that apply.