About Us

Founded by Glasgow Caledonian University, the University for the Common Good, Glasgow Caledonian New York College (GCNYC) leverages 142 years of academic excellence to bring a distinctly global perspective to degree programs focused on profitable sustainability.

Our research-based master’s programs are designed for students to enter as experts in their sectors and graduate as responsible leaders with the analytical skills and clear personal values necessary to create successful careers as truly global corporate statesmen.

Students dive deeply into the worlds of fashion marketing and branding, social business and microfinance or risk management, building the skills, knowledge and unique perspectives necessary to create successful companies and careers. As demonstrated by the work of the unique Fair Fashion Center, based on campus, our programs also prepare students to act as responsible leaders, balancing societal priorities, environmental preservation, and high standards of ethics, while continuing to deliver financial success. 

The programs are based on the best of Scottish and American higher education practices, intended to be as practical as they are progressive, using real-life examples and challenging students to immediately practice what they have learned in class. All master’s programs are offered on a part and full-time basis in order to create a dynamic mix of practicing professionals, career changers and new graduates.

Our campus, in a fully renovated classic loft building in Soho, serves as a hub for individuals in the business, fashion, and NGO communities in NYC, and benefits from close ties with GCU’s London and Glasgow campuses and our growing global network.

Our faculty and network in NYC comes from the worlds of both the private and public sectors, including organizations such as the United Nations, the Tribeca Film Institute, the 92nd Street Y, Dress for Success and the New York City Economic Development Corporation – and the larger GCU network is worldwide.