Study Abroad on MSc International Business

Students who have formally started their study on the course have the exclusive opportunity to apply for our extended programme, MSc International Business (Study Abroad). This allows successful students to study for an extra semester outside of the UK at one of our top-rated partner business schools as part of our Masters Beyond Borders scheme.

Students accepted onto the scheme will graduate with the degree title MSc International Business (Study Abroad).

Study abroad student, Tilman Kieschke

When is the semester abroad and where can I study?

The study abroad period starts either in the summer, or in September after completion of studies, depending on the partner institution. We have a range of partner institutions, all highly rated business schools, located across the world. We are constantly developing new postgraduate exchange partnerships with the world’s best academic institutions, and so the destinations available may differ each year. Our current partners include:

Will it cost me anything?
We will cover the cost of tuition at the partner institution. There is an additional academic fee to cover the extended period of study, plus personal costs such as visa, accommodation and travel. Support is provided to help with these personal arrangements.

How can I apply?
During the second semester, students on MSc International Business will be invited to apply for the Masters Beyond Borders scheme. Places are limited and highly sought after and are allocated through a rigorous selection process based on grades, attendance, motivation and general performance.

What do students say about their experience?

Tilman Kieschke, studied at Jiao Tong University in Shanghai, China in 2014
Study abroad student, Tilman Kieschke

"You will meet extraordinary people everywhere in the world, but Shanghai acts like a magnet for them. Living here will give you valuable contacts and more important: unique ideas.

Learning from makers, leaders and artists and seeing how the Asian economy works will help you to see business in a different light."

Ettore Bassignani, studied at IE Business School in Madrid, Spain in 2014
Photograph of a student in Knaresborough

"The main transferable skills [I have gained], all of which will help me both in my future career as a consultant and in my personal life are sales and marketing knowledge, presentation and communication skills and working under pressure in a consultancy-like environment. I have also built a great network of friends from Spain to Finland to the USA and also improved my Spanish language abilities."

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