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As an interviewer of graduates I am always looking for something different that candidates have done - spending a year abroad gives the candidates a wealth of different experiences and I often find that when asked the question "tell me of a difficult situation that you have come across and how did you manage" candidates will use their experiences of studying / working abroad.

Head of Development at a Global Investment Bank

Study Abroad for masters students

A truly global university experience

Studying abroad is a fantastic opportunity to experience new countries and cultures, meet people from all over the world and boost your employability. Business School students can take advantage of our many international opportunities to gain a new perspective on their subject. Whichever option you choose, one thing is certain - your experience at the University of Exeter Business School can reach far beyond the South West of England.

Why study abroad?

Studying abroad gives you great experience of international cultures, values and languages which can crucially enhance your professional skill set. Living and studying in a new country will naturally enhance your adaptability, cross-cultural communication, self-confidence, resilience, and will stimulate creative thinking. Having real world examples of these skills can make you stand out from the crowd. Studying abroad in a different country with students from all around the world is also a great way to build and expand your global network of friends and professional contacts.

What are the options?

One of the best things about our study abroad options is that there is something for everyone. Click the links below to find out more about the different options available to you:

Double Degree – 2 Masters in 2 years. Second year options are:

  • Grenoble Ecole de Management, France
  • EBS University of Business and Law, Germany
  • Fudan University School of Economics, China

One semester exchange programme (for students on MSc International Management)

  • University of Mannheim, Germany
  • Università Bocconi, Italy
  • Copenhagen Business School, Denmark (*not available for 2018/19)
  • HEC Lausanne, Switzerland

QTEM Programme (Quantitative Techniques for Economics and Management)

For students on MSc Financial Analysis and Fund Management, MSc Finance and Investment, MSc Economics, MSc Economics and Econometrics, MSc Financial Economics.

  • Additional semester developing quantitative skills at top international institution 
  • Undertake a 2 month corporate internship
  • Receive a QTEM Certificate in addition to your Exeter Masters

Short-term Study Abroad opportunities

  • 20 different programmes advertised annually

How much does it cost?

For the Double Degree, UK/EU and International students have previously paid a discounted tuition fee of £8000 to the University of Exeter, with no tuition fees paid to the host institution.

The one semester exchange programme is available with no further fees payable: tuition is incorporated into your standard Exeter programme fee. Students are also eligible for an Erasmus+ grant, paid during your placement at the host university.

The QTEM Programme (Quantitative Techniques for Economics and Management) does not require any additional tuition fees.

There are fees associated with the Short-Term Study Abroad opportunities. However, the great partnerships that Exeter has with other universities means that for many of these courses the fee is waived or discounted for Exeter students. You can also apply for University of Exeter scholarships to help fund it.

What about language?

Studying abroad is available to all Business School students regardless of language ability. We have opportunities in English speaking countries as well as in countries where English is not the predominant language. Most of our partner universities also offer a full range of modules taught in English, regardless of the local language.

If you do want to study in a language other than English, you will have to be sufficiently competent. The University of Exeter’s Foreign Language Centre currently offers evening classes that students can take. Even if you will be taught in English, you might still want to take some classes to prepare for your new environment.