Founded in 1948 as the Scottish College of Commerce and established as Strathclyde Business School in 1971, the School is a pioneering, internationally renowned academic organization that shapes and develops the business minds of tomorrow. In addition to our international accreditation, Strathclyde has a reputation for research excellence. It has been rated in the top 10 business schools in the U.K. for its research, and first in Scotland, in the Research Excellence Framework, which measures the quality and breadth of research (December 2014). The Research Excellence Framework indicated that the business school's research was particularly strong in terms of Impact, a measure of how its research impacts on practice in business. Strathclyde Business School is one of four faculties forming the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, and offers the highest quality business education and management development from inexperienced graduates to senior executives. As one of the largest institutions of its kind in Europe, with around 260 faculty and more than 3,600 full-time students (undergraduate and postgraduate), Strathclyde Business School's subject departments and specialist units collaborate to provide a dynamic, fully rounded and varied program of specialist and cross-disciplinary postgraduate courses.