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European Summer Study Programme

The European Summer Study programme is the perfect introduction to business and economic issues facing Europe’s future development. The five week course is designed for non-European business graduates and postgraduates as well as young managers looking to develop their career in international business management.

The course mixes taught sessions and coursework with company visits which give delegates first-hand experience from senior managers and experts from large international organisations.

You’ll gain a strong foundation in international business management concepts and practices which helps in both future postgraduate studies and your career and will develop all-round business skills and confidence in working with colleagues from many nationalities.

The Benefits

  • The course prepares future managers who aspire to develop a career in international business.
  • The nature of the course means that delegates benefit from a multi-cultural learning experience and provides them with the invaluable opportunity to network with fellow delegates.
  • Delegates gain hands-on experience from their business project to take directly to interviews.
  • The project-based approach at Alliance MBS allows for a deeper focus on specific areas and builds strong team working skills.
  • Students have the opportunity to gain degree credits which can be added to their final degree mark in their home country.
  • All participants are seen to gain greatly in maturity.
  • As soon as you start the course, you become part of our Executive Education Network, continuing your links with the business school through regular updates and events.

"I love how everyone comes from different backgrounds and how we learn so much from each other."

- Student from Canada


"Having the opportunity to meet, interact with and learn from the experts teaching on the course was the best part."

- Student from USA


"Overall, I learned a lot and have greatly enjoyed my time with you guys in Europe."

- Student from Mexico

The Delegates

This programme attracts a mix of nationalities ensuring a multi-cultural learning experience which reflects the contemporary working environment. It is open to post-graduate students as well as 3rd and 4th year students of business and management studies, Law, Politics and International Relations.

There is no entry level requirement of English, but you need to be an English speaker or have a working knowledge of English.

Previously students have come from:

  • USA
  • Canada
  • India
  • Mexico
  • Brazil
  • China
  • Indonesia
  • Middle East

The Programme

This intensive programme runs throughout June and July, with 60 hours of compulsory class-based teaching, 20 hours of supporting tutorials and 40 hours of self and group study.

The whole programme is delivered across four countries:

Two weeks in UK, with first and last week in Manchester and a weekend in London

Between three and five days each in Czech Republic, Spain and France

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The Team

Alliance Manchester Business School has some of the most highly-regarded experts in business management. By working closely with industry, the team can solve real problems, predict future trends and drive change in business and management.

Our highly experienced team ensures everything about your programme runs smoothly. From booking on to the course to your post programme executive coaching sessions, they aim to make your Alliance MBS experience as enjoyable and stress free as possible.

Our Team - Marie-claude Witcombe

Marie-Claude Witcombe
Programme Director

Our Team - Joanne Cherry

Joanne Cherry 
Programme Administrator

Our Experts - Paul Evans

Paul Evans
Fellow in Leadership and Business Analysis

John Brophy

John Brophy 
Course Co-ordinator

Ben Scoble

Ben Scoble 
Instructional Design & Learning Technologist

Key features

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Six company visits

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Degree credits

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Four countries over five weeks

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