What’s the scoop?
Manchester Business School is one of the world’s leading centers for business and management studies, ranked 4th
in the UK and 11th
in Europe, according to the Financial Times. Over 1,600 students from around the world study a variety of business disciplines in a cosmopolitan setting. MBS is part of the University of Manchester, a world-class university with more than 39,000 students from 180 countries.
The University of Manchester is located in the city of Manchester, which is considered England's second city after London; however, with much lower living costs than the capital. Famous for its English Premier League football teams, Manchester City and Manchester United, and home to some of the best in contemporary and classic art and theatre, Manchester is a great place for a student to call home. It is one of Britain's livliest and most multicultural cities, buzzing with events, cinemas, exhibitions, clubs and bars that cater for everyone. It offers a vibrant world with which to engage during your exchange abroad experience.
What do I take?
Students can choose from variety of business courses.
Courses approved for transfer include those in: Finance, Information Systems, International Business, Management, Marketing, Supply Chain Management, and upper-level electives.
Language of Instruction:
For a full course list visit Manchester Business School’s website
For equivalencies of courses approved for transfer in the past, visit:
Note that UMD cannot guarantee that a particular course will be offered in any given semester at MBS.
Credit for courses taken at UMD exchange institutions will be accepted as transfer credit. Courses must be pre-approved by Education Abroad and the student’s academic advisor(s). Courses must be taken for a letter grade and students must receive the equivalent grade of C- or better in order to receive credit towards their UMD academic record. The grades for transfer credit courses are not factored into their cumulative GPA and do not show up on their UMD transcript.
When can I go?
September 16, 2013 – December 14, 2013
January 24, 2014- June 6, 2014
Where can I live?
Students can live in university accommodation, choosing between self-catered or catered options. Students cannot be guaranteed a specific hall or type of accommodation. Note that the regular fall semester runs until January, but exchange students may take their exams in December. However, residence hall leases still run until January and students will still be responsible for that portion of the lease.
What’s the cost?
University of Maryland students participating in an exchange program have the benefit of paying University of Maryland tuition rates and fees
to attend the abroad institution. An exchange study abroad fee is also assessed by the Education Abroad Office and students are required to purchase UMD health insurance coverage through CISI.
The tuition and fees noted above are charged directly to the student’s UMD financial account, which means that students can apply UMD scholarships, state and federal financial aid, and alternative loans towards the cost of the exchange. Please see the Financing Study Abroad
webpage for more information and available scholarship opportunities.
Housing costs are paid directly to the host institution or on-site housing agency. For more specific information on the cost of attending this BMGT exchange, please see the BMGT Exchange Program Cost Sheet .
How do I apply?
After you've researched the exchange and made sure you meet the requirements to apply, you should begin an online MyEA application by clicking "Apply Now" above and following the instructions. Once you’ve started the application, you should also schedule a meeting with Chris Olson from the Smith School Office of Global Programs. Please visit the Smith School website
Minimum Cumulative GPA:
October 1 for spring admissions and March 1 for fall/full year admissions
Admissions for UMD Exchanges are competitive and applications are reviewed after the published application deadline. There may only be a select number of spaces available for semester or year study abroad at a particular host institution. If a student is nominated to participate in an exchange, then the Smith School will assist the student with applying directly to the host university.
Who’s here to help?
coordinates all logistical aspects of the Manchester Business School program and is responsible for program admissions. Your regional advisor assists in the advising of the Manchester Business School exchange program.
Contact or make an appointment with Chris at http://ter.ps/clolson.
Additional Resources and Information
Host Institution Website: http://www.mbs.ac.uk/
Host Institution Exchange Student Website
Host Institution Academic Calendar
UMD Transfer Credit Center: http://www.tce.umd.edu/tclookup.html
Visa Information: As an exchange student, you are required to obtain a visa. Please visit this website
for more information.