UMD: A Globally Connected University

BMGT Exchange: Manchester Business School (United Kingdom)

Manchester, United Kingdom
Terms offered: 
Fall
Spring
Year (Fall-Spring)
Program Type: 
Credit Type: 
Minimum GPA: 
3.0
Non-UMD Students Eligible to Apply: 
No
Language of Instruction: 
English

 

Host Institution
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.

Host City
The University of Manchester is located in the city of Manchester, which is considered England's second city after London - but 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 liveliest 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.
 


Exchange programs are highly competitive and space in each program is limited. You must meet the following eligibility requirements in order to apply to this program:

  • 3.0 GPA
  • Completion of 2 semesters at UMD
  • You must be a BMGT major

Exchange programs are a good fit for students looking for immersion, personal growth, and the opportunity to strengthen qualities such as independence and adaptability.

Student Visa Information
As an exchange student, you may be required to obtain a visa. Please visit this website for more information.


  1. Click "Apply Now" at the top of this page. You will log in with your UMD directory ID and password.
  2. Submit all application materials by the deadline listed below. This includes meeting with your EA advisor (listed at the top of this page), requesting a faculty letter of recommendation, and submitting an official transcript.
  3. FOR ENGR GE3 ONLY: If you are applying for a Global E3 exchange, you will need to submit an additional GE3 application by the deadline listed on their website.
  4. After the application deadline, we will review all completed applications and nominate students for available spots in each exchange program.
  5. If you are nominated to participate in this exchange, you will work with your EA advisor (listed above) to apply directly to the host university, who will formally admit you to the exchange program.
  6. Nominated students will then work with their EA advisor (listed above) and our partner universities to coordinate all aspects of the stay at the host university such as course registration, visas and arrival.

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. For a full course list visit Manchester Business School’s website. For equivalencies of courses approved for transfer in the past, visit: http://www.rhsmith.umd.edu/files/Documents/Offices/GlobalPrograms/semester-ug/manchester1.xls. Note that UMD cannot guarantee that a particular course will be offered in any given semester at MBS.
 

Credit

All credit you earn on this program will count as transfer credit on your UMD transcript. UMD uses the following conversion to assess how many credits you will get from this program:

Manchester Business School Credit UMD Credit
.3 credit 1 credit
   

The chart above was last approved by the UMD Transfer Credit Committee on June 10, 2014.

The minimum passing grade at the Manchester Business School is a 40.

Undergraduates must receive a C- equivalent or better in order to be eligible for the transfer of credit.

FOR ENGR: You can view how courses at this institution have previously been evaluated for UMD equivalents through the UMD Registrar’s transfer credit equivalency database page for this university. You can also refer to the full list of ENGR course equivalencies.To view previously approved study abroad courses by engineering department, view the Engineering Study Abroad Course Guide.

FOR UMD: You can view how courses at this institution have previously been evaluated for UMD equivalents through the UMD Registrar’s transfer credit equivalency database page for this university.

FOR BMGT: You can view how courses at this institution have previously been evaluated for UMD equivalents by viewing the BMGT course list for this university.


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.
 

UMD students participating in an Exchange have the benefit of paying UMD tuition rates to attend an institution abroad. For specific information on the cost of attending this Exchange, please see the UMD Exchange Cost Sheet

Tuition and fees for exchange programs are charged directly to your UMD account, which means you can apply UMD scholarships, state and federal financial aid, and alternative loans towards the cost of an exchange. Housing costs are paid directly to the host institution or on-site housing agency.

You can use the cost of attendance comparison worksheet to view how study abroad programs compare to each other and the amount you pay on campus at UMD. As always, your EA advisor (listed above) is available help you complete this worksheet and find affordable programs that fit your study abroad goals.

Please refer to the following resources for more information on funding study abroad:


Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Spring 2017 10/01/2016 10/11/2016 01/25/2017 06/07/2017
Da¿tes reflect information that is available on the program sponsor website. Please confirm with program sponsor/host university before making your travel plans.
Fall 2017 03/01/2017 03/11/2017 09/16/2017 01/28/2018
Da?tes reflect information that is available on the program sponso/host university website. Please confirm with program sponsor/host university before making your travel plans.
Year (Fall-Spring) 2017 03/01/2017 03/11/2017 09/16/2017 06/08/2018
Dates reflect information that is available on the program sponsor/host university website. Please confirm with program sponsor/host university before making your travel plans.
Spring 2018 10/01/2017 10/11/2017 01/26/2018 06/08/2018
Dates reflect information that is available on the program sponsor website. Please confirm with program sponsor/host university before making your travel plans.