Manchester Business School
Fall semester: September to January*
Spring semester: January to June
When selecting a semester exchange program, students should take note of academic calendars that differ significantly from the University of Minnesota. Consider potential conflicts such as holidays, family events, graduation ceremonies, and summer jobs/internships early in the selection process.
Work with Education Abroad Advisers and the Carlson Business Career Center for support addressing challenges.
*Fall semester students make special assessment arrangements in place of final exams so finish on-campus committments in mid-December.
This is a semester exchange program, where students take classes directly at a partner university and substitute that semester for a semester at the University of Minnesota. The partner university will send one of their students to the Carlson School of Management to take classes in their place.
Exchanges often require students to demonstrate a high degree of independence, adaptability, and flexibility because support and service may be different from a US university. Examples of differences that exchange students should be prepared to encounter include varying housing options, the amount and timing of program details, grading based less on assignments and more on final exams, and an academic calendar that may differ significantly from the University of Minnesota.
Application and Admissions
To apply, please visit the Apply page. Students will be charged a $50 application fee. The application cycle starts on March 1 and the priority deadline is April 1. Applications for programs that do not fill by the priority deadline will be accepted on a rolling basis until full. Applications will be reviewed and students will be informed of their status within 4 weeks of the priority deadline.
To be eligible for this education abroad program, you must be:
- A University of Minnesota student who has successfully completed the I-Core curriculum or equivalent coursework
- In good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0
- Additional criteria may apply
- The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation
England is the largest economy in the United Kingdom, home to more than 100 of the 500 largest companies in Europe, and one of the financial centers of the world. Manchester was the home of the industrial revolution, and today it has nearly $1 trillion in public and private investment. In 2006, the city was awarded the Britain’s Best City for Business in a survey of the country’s 5,000 largest employers.
Studies at Manchester Business School (MBS) at the University of Manchester are defined by the Manchester Method, unique for replicating real world business challenges in every project undertaken. A team of Manchester MBA candidates recently advanced to the Innovation Challenge Competition finals hosted by American Express, GE, and other companies.
Accepted exchange students may apply to the MBS international office for accommodation in university owned residence halls within 2-3 miles of campus. Some residence halls offer meal plan options. MBS is also able to assist with private accommodation arrangements on a short-term lease or with introductions to students who can share rooms to save on housing costs.
Cost estimate (Summary)
These estimates will vary based on student preference and exchange rates. All details subject to change based on economic and international factors. Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad programs.
*Students should also maintain their U.S.-based health insurance plan while abroad.
**Subject to change. Please verify current documentation costs with the Consulate.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad. University of Minnesota students are eligible for education abroad scholarships. See Costs & Billing for additional information on financial aid and scholarships.
Academics and credits
Students are enrolled in 15 S/N Carlson School International Business (IBUS 5100) credits for their semester at MBS. Students will need to maintain a full-time enrollment of 5 subjects (50 MBS credits) in order to confer the full 15 credits. Classes typically meet one day per week and independent reading is expected. Grading is often based completely on a final exam (or special assessment for fall semester early departures).
For more course details, visit exchange student unit information.
Program Fee (includes program administration and intl health insurance*)
Transportation (to and from program site)
Documentation** (passport, visa, immunization)
Books and Materials
Room and/or Board
Essential Daily Living Expenses