GCNYC: What's Your Purpose?

Glasgow Caledonian New York College - For the Common Good

Founded by Glasgow Caledonian University, the University for the Common Good, Glasgow Caledonian New York College (GCNYC) leverages 143 years of academic excellence to bring a distinctly global perspective to degree programs focused on profitable sustainability. With GCU’s presence in Glasgow, London, Bangladesh, South Africa and Mauritius, GCNYC shares a commitment to people, planet and profit with more than 20,000 students and 1,500 staff.

Advanced Programs

GCNYC’s 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 globally minded 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 Fair Fashion Center, based on campus, our programs also prepare students to act as leaders who are able to balance 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 and are 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.

Academic Excellence

As a leader in the fields of business and management, engineering and the built environment, as well as health, life and social sciences, GCU is home to a global network of academic and industry experts and an internationally respected research community.

GCU Graduation Arena

  • ‌128,000 alumni in 140 countries
  • 96% of GCU students are in employment or further study within six months of graduation (HESA, 2016)
  • Ranked in the top 150 young universities worldwide (THE, 2017)
  • First international institution in the United States to receive degree-granting authority in New York
  • Top 10 in the UK for social work and social policy (REF, 2014)
  • Top 20 in the UK for allied health research (REF, 2014)
  • Top 20 in the UK for built environment research (REF, 2014)

Impactful Innovation

We go beyond the traditional role of academia to contribute to society by widening access to college, promoting business as a global instrument for change, and enabling innovation.

GCU’s Chancellor, Professor Muhammad Yunus, is a pioneer in the world microcredit whose prestigious recognitions include the Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. Learn more about Professor Yunus.

GCU’s commitment to quality and career management in research has been recognized worldwide, with honors including the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research Award.

Read more about the innovation happening at our seven research centers.

Global Engagement

Glasgow London NYC 460Part of a worldwide network of campuses, GCNYC offers students a truly international education. In addition to GCU’s locations in Glasgow, London and New York, we collaborate with partners in Oman, Bangladesh and Africa.

GCU is a signatory of the United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Management Education and was the first Scottish university to join the UN Global Compact, a groundbreaking initiative in responsible corporate management. GCU has also been designated a Changemaker Campus by AshokaU for its contributions to global social innovation and responsible business.

By helping our partner organizations identify and address gaps in skills – and then evolving our own programs in response to those findings – GCNYC is helping transform education and industry alike.

Explore GCNYC’s partnerships with organizations in New York and around the world.

SoHo Campus

Located in a newly renovated, gallery-esque space in historic downtown Manhattan, the GCNYC campus serves as a hub for individuals in the business, fashion and NGO communities in NYC, benefitting from close ties with GCU’s London and Glasgow campuses, and our growing global network.

Open House - October 17 (960)

Expert Faculty

Our faculty and network in NYC come from both the private and public sectors, including organizations such as the United Nations, Arabesque Partners, Encourage Capital, Arup, Savory Institute, the Rockefeller Foundation, Bloomberg LP, the International Labor Organization, Natural Capital Partners, NRG, Dress for Success, the New York City Economic Development Corporation, the global GCU network at large.