Foreign exchange programmes have many benefits to the participant. Future employers will look favourably on the skills gained, ranging from increased understanding and tolerance of other cultures, to improved language skills and broadened social horizons. First-hand knowledge of another culture and their traditions can be crucial in business.
The personal benefits are also valuable to employers. Undertaking an exchange shows a degree of independence as well as a sense of responsibility and purpose; showing that you are adaptable as well as confident. Living in another country can also help you learn more about yourself and help you explore your own abilities and limitations; qualities prospective employers will be searching for.
With our academic excellence, world-class learning and teaching facilities, and extensive support for incoming exchange students, The Business School is a great place to study. Manchester is home to more international students than any other area outside London; vibrant yet diverse, it's a place where you will feel welcome.
The International Business programme at Manchester Metropolitan University Business School welcomes over 70 exchange students each year from around the world. You have the option to join the programme for the full academic year or come for the fall term only, and can pick from a wide selection of classes offered from our Business Management and International Business, Marketing and Business Operations, and Accounting, Finance and Economics departments.
Students come to MMU through Erasmus+ exchange agreements with their European home universities, or from Worldwide partners across the globe. To learn more about studying at MMU and application procedures for incoming students, visit the International Office’s exchange website.
Contact us for more information about studying at Manchester Metropolitan Business School.
As a student in the Business School, you can choose to study at a partner university in Europe through the Erasmus+ programme, or travel further to one of our Worldwide partners in Australia, the USA, China, Malaysia or Japan.
Below is a full list of our 2016/17 exchange partners.
Università degli Studi di Padova, Padova
Bridgewater State College, Boston
There are separate application processes for Worldwide and Erasmus exchange. For Worldwide, apply directly to the International Office
Please note that Worldwide exchange is very competitive. If you are applying for Worldwide, you may also consider submitting an Erasmus application in the event you are not offered a space at one of our Worldwide partners.
Attend our exchange talks, organised by the International Office and the Business School. These will be announced at lectures and on Moodle, and advertised throughout the Autumn term.
Pick up an application form at any of the exchange talks or from the student HUB, or download it from the link below. When completing your application, you must choose 3 partner institutions in order of preference, providing a rationale for each. Use the Guidance Notes attached to the application for help completing the form, and make sure you apply before the deadline listed on the application.
3. Submitting your application
Hand in your completed application to the HUB. If you are not currently on the exchange route of your course, you must also submit a transfer request form at this time, with all signatures complete. Students who are not on the exchange route will not have their applications considered.
4. Interview and outcome
You may be contacted for an interview with the MMUBS Exchange Team to further discuss your application for exchange. A decision on the outcome of your application will be made mid-February, and you will be notified of the outcome via email.
5. Application to partner university
Successful students will be nominated to a partner university, who will then contact you to outline details of their application procedures. You will also receive information from both the Business School Exchange Team as well as the International Office on the next steps and requirements for exchange. You will be required to attend pre-departure meetings to receive important information and documents relating to your year abroad.
For further information and more details on Worldwide exchanges, visit the Exchange and Study Abroad web page or contact the International Office Student Mobility Team on firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Erasmus information, please contact the Business School exchange staff: