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International Exchange

Why choose Exchange?

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.

Incoming Students Exchange Information

Why Study at MMU Business School?

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.

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Why Study At MMU Business School

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.



Outgoing Students Exchange Information

Where Can I Go?

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.

European (Erasmus+ exchange)

Cyprus Cyprus

University of Nicosia, Nicosia

Czech Republic Czech Republic

University of Economics, Prague

Denmark Denmark

Aalborg University, Aalborg

France France

Université Blaise-Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand
ESC Montpellier, Montpellier
Université de Savoie, Savoie

Germany Germany

Europa-Universität Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder)
Fachhochschule Bochum, Bochum
Fachhochschule Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt am Main

Italy Italy

Università degli Studi di Padova, Padova
Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Rome
Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca, Milan
Università degli Studi di Bologna, Bologna
Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata, Rome

Spain Spain

Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Seville
Universidad de Murcia, Murcia
Universidad de Sevilla, Seville
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona

Netherlands Netherlands

Radboud University, Nijmegen
HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, Utrecht

Poland Poland

Cracow University of Economics, Cracow
University of Szczecin, Szczecin

Worldwide Partners

Australia Australia

Deakin University, Melbourne
Flinders University, Adelaide
University of Technology, Sydney
University of Newcastle, Sydney

China China

Guangdong University of Foreign Studies
Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

Japan Japan

SOKA University, Tokyo

Malaysia Malaysia

Taylor’s University

United States of America USA

Bridgewater State College, Boston
Buffalo State College, Buffalo
California State University, San Marcos
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff – provisional
South Dakota State University, Brookings
Texas Tech University, Lubbock
University of North Carolina, Greensboro

How To Apply

There are separate application processes for Worldwide and Erasmus Study Abroad. For Worldwide, apply directly to the International Office 

Please note that Worldwide Study Abroad is very competitive. If you are applying for Worldwide, you may also consider submitting an Erasmus (European) application in the event you are not offered a space at one of our Worldwide partners.

Here are the 5 steps to begin your Erasmus Study Abroad journey:

1. Interested?

Attend our Study Abroad 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. You can also join our Study Abroad Facebook group or follow us on Twitter for information on the times and dates of talks.

2. Applying

Pick up an application form at any of the Study Abroad 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 for information on what makes a strong application. Applications are open now until 10th February which is the final deadline. Applications will be considered on an on-going basis from 17th November, and places allocated from that date onwards. The number of places per university is limited, so early application is advised.

3. Submitting your application

Hand in your completed application to the HUB or email to If you are not currently on the ‘Overseas Study’ 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 Overseas Study route will not have their applications considered.

4. Interview and outcome

You may be contacted for an interview with the MMUBS Study Abroad Team to further discuss your application for exchange. A decision on the outcome of your application will follow that interview, 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 Study Abroad 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.

Please download the MMUBS Study Abroad Application form  and submit to the student hub, or to, by 10th February 2017.

Further Information

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

For Erasmus information, please contact the Business School exchange staff:

    Rebecca Nisbet
    Exchange Administrator
    0161 247 3874

    Ann Howe
    Exchange Tutor
    0161 247 3870

    Andrea Bernardi
    Exchange Tutor
    0161 247 2552

Please Note: Students who have been nominated to study at MMU can see a list of possible units to study here