England Underground

Graduate Global Immersion in England

Manchester, England: Manchester Business School

  • Fall Semester: Mid-September – December
  • Spring Semester: Not available

Credits: Up to 14 S/N

Program Type: Exchange


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) 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.


To be eligible for this education abroad program, you must be:

  • A current student enrolled in a Carlson School Part-Time MBA or MA-HRIR program
  • 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.


Students in the program receive up to 14 S/N credits for a semester at MBS. Students will not receive credit from the Project course at the Carlson School and should select among the other available options.

The MBA curriculum at MBS, internationally recognized for excellence in management studies, offers a wide variety of courses that leverage the background Carlson School students have developed through core and elective course study. A sample of course topics include:

  • Advanced Marketing Management
  • Global Financial Markets
  • Corporate Recovery & Turnaround
  • IT & Organizational Change
  • Managing Organizational Change
  • Negotiation
  • Multinational Finance & Risk Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Integrated Risk Management
  • International Investment Banking
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management
  • Strategic Retail Management


A limited number of student rooms are available for exchange students. Students should also consider renting private accommodation on a short-term lease. MBS will assist students in finding housing and resources and also with introducing students that can share rooms and save on costs of housing.

Budget Estimate 2009-2010

These may vary based on student preference and exchange rate. All details subject to change based on economic and international factors.

Program Fee

Current Carlson School Tuition and Fees

Transportation (to and from program site) $950

Documentation (passport, visa, immunization, additional health

Books and Materials $200
Room and/or Board


Essential Daily Living Expenses $2,200
Miscellaneous $1,000

$9,350 plus MBA tuition

*Financial Aid may be applied to study abroad programs.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad. In addition, University of Minnesota students are eligible for education abroad scholarships. See Scholarships and Finances for additional information.

Application and Admission

Application materials include the online application form, a resume, and essay. Submit a completed application by the February 28th priority deadline prior to the academic year in which you wish to participate. Programs that do not fill following the priority deadline will be reviewed on a rolling-admissions basis.

Admission to all programs is based on review of your application by the study abroad selection committee. Applications will be reviewed following the deadline, and you will be notified of your status by official letter in April. Once selected, you will be asked to pay a $500 deposit in order to confirm your place in the program.



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Phone: 612-625-9361
Fax: 612-624-8248

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