International exchange programme

Manchester Business School has almost 20 years of experience in receiving undergraduate exchange students from all around the world, contributing to a student body which is already highly international. The MBS International Office is responsible for the co-ordination of all activities related to establishing and maintaining undergraduate exchange agreements with overseas universities.

Each year, we send and receive around 300 undergraduate exchange students from some 50 exchange partners who have each been carefully selected from among the top business and management schools across the globe covering Europe, South East Asia, Australasia, the United States and Canada. See the International Exchange Partners section for a full list of our current exchange partners. The MBS International Office provides support and advice to both incoming and outgoing students on all aspects of their exchange experience supported by The University of Manchester International Society and the MBS International Society.

Incoming exchange

Incoming exchange students are expected to take a workload equivalent to that of a typical Manchester undergraduate. Due to the high levels of demand for undergraduate exchange places at MBS, we are unable to take students other than those who are nominated by our partner institutions.

MBS provides a cosmopolitan international environment, with around one-third of full-time undergraduates arriving from outside the UK. The exchange programmes at MBS make a further valuable contribution to the culturally-diverse environment, and enhance the learning experience of all students.

We look forward to welcoming you to Manchester and to Manchester Business School.

Peter Hartman "If I had to pick the city of choice between the sun in Sydney and the food in Rome, the wine in Paris or the cool metropolis London - I'd easily pick Manchester again, again and again."

Peter Hartman
Exchange student from Stockholms Universitet, Sweden
Andres Parra "The University of Manchester has a really affordable travelling group that organises trips on the weekend. Once you start making European friends, they help you find cheap ways to travel."

Andres Parra
Exchange student from Warrington College of Business Administration, USA
Read Andres' experience in full

Outgoing exchange

First-hand knowledge of another culture can be crucial in business. Combine your studies in Manchester with the opportunity to experience university life in another country.

BSc (Hons) International Management students join a top business school or university in Europe, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia or New Zealand while BSc (Hons) International Management with American Business Studies students travel to the USA or Canada.

We have 50 exchange partners across 18 countries. Many feature in the top Financial Times Global MBA Rankings or Shanghai JiaoTong global rankings and all classes are taught in English. 81% of students who go on exchange achieve first or upper second degrees and earning potential increases by 8.3% (HEFCE 2010). Our dedicated international office prepares you for your exchange and supports you while on exchange.