51% increase since 2006 in the relevance of an international background in gaining professional responsibility.
European Commission, 2014
Double Degree programmes
With our innovative Double Degree programmes you’ll spend your first year at Exeter and a second year at another world class international institution, resulting in two Masters degrees.
We currently offer Double Degree options with:
- Fudan University School of Economics in China (open to students on MSc Economics, MSc Economics & Econometrics, and MSc Financial Economics)
- Grenoble Ecole de Management in France
- EBS University of Business and Law in Germany
After completing your Masters at Exeter, you will transfer to one of these partner institutions to complete a second period of study and gain another masters. These prestigious institutions have been selected as Double Degree partners due to their academic excellence, international standing, and because their subject specialisations compliment those at Exeter. This means that whichever Exeter programme you have studied, you will find relevant modules available to expand your knowledge further.
All partner institutions teach in English, but it is an excellent opportunity to develop your language skills and fully experience a second culture.
Allocation to Double Degree programmes is subject to achieving the required marks in the first semester. Students are not allowed to undertake a Double Degree programme in their country of birth or country of nationality, due to the entrance requirements of our partner institutions.
Students must be of good academic standing and have good knowledge of the fundamentals of management.
*Students wishing to study at EBS are also required to have a GMAT score of 600 and internship experience totalling 10 weeks
Students will be selected by the University of Exeter Business School. Places are limited, so you can register your interest before enrolling at Exeter by contacting the International Development team at: firstname.lastname@example.org. It is not possible to apply for the Double Degree in advance and the applications will take place internally, usually in the winter. Suitable candidates will be interviewed and, if you are selected for the Double Degree, will be nominated to their partner institution.
Fudan University School of Economics
Fudan University School of Economics (Fudan SOE) is one of China’s best higher education institutions, consistently ranked in the top three Chinese universities.
Programme included in Double Degree
Studying at Fudan SOE
After the first year of studies eligible students progress to Fudan SOE, where they take courses from the English-taught EMA Chinese Economy Programme curriculum. The course explores a variety of themes relating to the economies of China and South East Asia, for example modern Chinese economic theory and international trade. Students gain the political and cultural knowledge necessary for understanding the Chinese Economy on an interdisciplinary level. There are 12 CC of compulsory courses, between 4 and 8 CC of optional courses and 3 CC for the Master’s thesis. Students can also participate in additional short courses.
Grenoble Ecole de Management
Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM) is accredited by EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA: the ‘Triple-Crown’ of business school accreditations. The Graduate School is ranked 21st in the Financial Times European Business Schools Ranking. Located in the French ‘Silicon Valley’, GEM has a highly international student body and 95% of graduates are in employment within 4 months of graduating.
Programme included in Double Degree
Studying at GEM
After the first year of studies eligible students progress to GEM and choose 60 ECTS from a wide range of specialisation subjects offered at Graduate level. GEM’s programme focuses on Technology Management, Innovation and International Management. This also includes French language courses at a level suited to your prior proficiency. Following examinations in April, students undertake a 6 month work placement in a country of their choice and complete their studies with oral examinations and a written report.
EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht
EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht (Business and Law), located near Frankfurt, is the oldest privately-owned University in Germany. Accredited by FIBAA, with the MSc in Automotive Management holding the FIBAA Premium Seal, EBS pursues excellence in teaching and research. This commitment to excellence is also demonstrated by its Top Tier ranking by CHE-Rankings 2017, the most comprehensive set of rankings in German-speaking countries.
Programmes included in Double Degree
Studying at EBS
After the first year of studies eligible students progress to EBS University, where they enrol in one of these four Master programmes with 2 semesters of study followed by a Master Thesis and an oral defence. EBS provides opportunities to specialise in subject areas such as Automotive Management (one of Germany’s biggest employment industries), or Finance with particular focus on Private Wealth Management. Other specialisations offered by EBS University include Marketing, Supply Chain Management or Strategy and Organisation. The EBS Career Service Center can assist students who also wish to take an internship in a country of their choice. All programmes are taught in English.