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Exchange Program: University of Manchester

Manchester, England

The University of Manchester is one of the biggest universities in the UK and Manchester Business School is one of the top rated business schools in the country. Our School has an international reputation, attracting staff and students from across the globe and partnerships with some of the world’s most exciting companies. With top-rated teaching and research in all areas of business and management, and academics who are international leaders in their field, Manchester Business School is firmly positioned at the leading edge of dynamic business performance.

Postgraduate Exchange at MBS Factsheet

The City

Manchester is one of the largest cities in England, and serves as an international center for business, retailing, and financial services. In addition, the city is home to world famous orchestras such as The Halle and BBC Philharmonic, the famous Royal Exchange Theatre, the restored Palace Theatre, and many libraries, museums and art galleries. Manchester is also home to two top-class football (soccer) teams – Manchester United and Manchester City.

Term Dates

Semester 1: mid-September – late January
Semester 2: late January – mid June

See the academic calendar for more details.

Courses Available

Students must first choose courses only from the MSc- International Business & Management program since that is the program with which we have an exchange agreement. As the term start date approaches and all Manchester students are done with registration, it is possible to also select courses from other MSc programs.



Grade Conversion

A to E system; also post numeric grade on transcript (30-100)

Credit Conversion

Refer to ECTS credit conversions.

Minimum Credit Requirements

To be determined.


British Pound.


Students who choose to study at Manchester Business School may stay in university accommodations or private accommodations depending on availability and/or preference. Please see the MBS Accommodation website for more details.

Travel Opportunities

Manchester is located in the geographical center of the UK and benefits from a modern and efficient transportation network. The city has two main rail stations which provide direct access to most major cities in Great Britain, including London, Birmingham, Glasgow and Edinburgh. In addition, the Manchester Airport (just 15 minutes from campus) connects to 56 international destinations, making travel within Europe easy and convenient. When large city life gets overwhelming, students have access to some of the most dramatic, unspoiled and picturesque countryside in the United Kingdom. The Peak and Lake Districts, the North Wales hills and coast, and the Pennine Hills are all within easy reach for students to explore.