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Manchester Business School - Undergraduate Level
Manchester, United Kingdom (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
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Budget Sheets Academic Year,
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 05/11/2018 05/11/2018 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2019 05/11/2018 05/11/2018 TBA TBA
Spring 2019 10/15/2018 10/15/2018 TBA TBA
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Graduate, Undergraduate
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Minimum GPA:
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Program Advisor: Jill Ranaivoson
Type of Credit:
Open to non-UF students:
No Program Type: UF Exchange
Business Administration
Program Description:



The University of Manchester was created in October of 2004 as a result of a merger between the Victoria University of Manchester and University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology - two of Great Britain's most distinguished institutions. Both universities have a tradition of excellence and are combining their strengths and reputations to become a driving academic force in the United Kingdom. Manchester is a bustling, student-friendly city, and hosts inhabitants from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. Living and studying in this multicultural city is a wonderful opportunity for all students seeking to enrich their educational experience.

The City

Manchester is one of fastest growing and most culturally exciting cities in the UK with a total student population in the region of 70,000. Greater Manchester is the third largest conurbation in the UK, after Birmingham and London, with some 2.25 million inhabitants.

Coming to Manchester gives the opportunity to live and study in a city which offers a balance between academic excellence, a thriving social scene and a place where you can meet interesting people from all over the world.

The big plus for Manchester, especially for those daunted by the size of London, is that despite it being a major city, it is surprisingly compact. The University of Manchester and much of its accommodation are close to the very heart of Manchester and all that it has to offer.

Manchester is easily accessible, whether you are travelling from another part of the UK or from overseas, meaning that you can travel throughout the UK with relative ease.

  • Manchester International Airport is just 20 minutes from the university
  • Over 25% of the UK's motorway network runs through the Manchester area
  • London is just over two hours by train

Travelling in and around Manchester is straightforward. The city is well served by a modern tram network and it has excellent bus and train links.

For those wanting to escape the bustle of the city for a while, Manchester is surrounded by national parks with Snowdonia to the west, the Peak District to the south, the Lake District to the north and the Yorkshire Dales to the east. Exchange students often find time to visit historic towns such as York, Chester, Edinburgh and Oxford which are all accessible from Manchester. Quieter market towns and villages are also within easy travelling distance.

The city is steeped in history but which, at the same time, is impressively contemporary. Architecture is redbrick Victorian. Beyond this English heritage, the city has a range of cultural influences, reflected in the cuisines available for example Armenian, Argentinean, Italian, French and Greek to name a few. You will also come across the thriving China Town and the Curry Mile, the latter a buzzing concentration of Indian and Pakistani restaurants at the far end of the student corridor. 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.

More information about the City of Manchester

The University and Student Life

The University of Manchester has a distinguished heritage that started back in 1824. It is the largest university in the United Kingdom, and receives more applications than any other university in the country. The university currently has over 40,000 students and more than 10,500 staff and boasts no fewer than 23 Nobel Prize winners amongst its current and former staff and students.

Manchester Business School is the largest campus-based business and management school in the UK with 2000 on-site students and over 200 teaching staff. MBS provides world-class business and management education and is a progressive school, delivering cutting edge business thinking and teaching. The 2009 FT Global Business School rankings rate the MBS Doctoral Program as the best in the world. MBS is ranked 5TH in the UK, 12th in Europe and 32nd in the world. MBS is also one of a select number of business schools which has achieved the 'triple crown' of AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS accreditation.

As an international student, the university warmly welcome you and provide many opportunities for you to meet and socialize with other British and international students throughout the semester. The University of Manchester campus is situated just south of the city center, placing it within walking distance to many of the area's museums, galleries, and social hotspots. There are also many academic and recreational activities on campus to which you will have full access as an exchange student.

Grade Conversion Chart:

University of Manchester - Manchester Business School  
  60-100 A
  57-59 B+
  50-56 B
  47-49 C+
  40-46 C
  38-39 D+
  35-37 D
  0-34 E

**Non-business undergraduates must obtain permission from the academic manager to participate in this exchange program. Please note that undergraduate business students receive participation priority.
UFIC Advisor contact information:
Jill Ranaivoson
Advisor Contact Information:
Joe Rojo
Lucy DiLeo 
Andrea Kim
Jason Ward