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School of Business and Management

Global Opportunities

Our student mobility programmes welcome visiting students to attend Queen Mary for a semester or year and for Queen Mary students to spend one or two semesters at one of our overseas partner institutions.

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Why Study Abroad?

Airplane window overlooking the cloudsStudying abroad gives you the chance to experience new countries and cultures, which will introduce you to new outlooks, customs and activities. You'll learn new skills and languages, build lasting friendships and have fun travelling to amazing places!

While enjoying these fantastic experiences, you'll be similtaneously enhancing your employment prospects, gaining academic recognition and broadening your horizons.

Information for Current SBM Students

At the School of Business and Management our undergraduate students have the opportunity to study in a partner institution in Europe for one or two semesters as part of their degree via the global opportunity's programme.

Students normally participate in the exchange in their second year of studies. Joint programme students should consult with their home departments about their eligibility to participate in exchange programmes.

Our new BSc International Business with a Year Abroad focusses on global business developments and our new BSc Business Management with Chinese and Year Abroad allows students to immerse themselves in business management theories and Chinese language and culture. Students of both programmes will spend the third year of the degree studying at one of our international partner universities.

Fees and Funding

If you are going abroad for one optional semester, you are responsible for paying full tuition fees to Queen Mary for the year during which you are abroad (with minimum 10 weeks of that year spent at Queen Mary).

If you are spending the full academic year abroad, you pay a reduced tuition fee to Queen Mary for that year. Find out more about tuition fees on Queen Mary’s Student Funding and Finance page.

You will not have to pay any university tuition fees (or fees for registration, examination, laboratory or library access facilities, etc) to your host institution, whether you study abroad on exchange for one semester or the full year. However, you may be charged small fees for costs such as insurance, student union membership or the use of materials (such as photocopying, laboratory supplies etc) on the same basis as local students.

Applications Process

The application process is done centrally through the Queen Mary Global Opportunities Office and information can be found on the Queen Mary Global Opportunities web page.

Go Abroad Intranet

Enroll on the QMPlus page for information on the Go Abroad Scheme

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Where can I study?

Students at QMUL can study at universities from countries across the world as well as those in the European Union. 

We have global partnerships with Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (China), Beijing Foreign Studies University (China) and Cornell University (USA) where exchange programmes have been created specifically for SBM students. 

You can find out more about any of the universities you are able to study at here on the Global Engagement Pages. You can also find out details about grade conversion and how credits work, in your chosen destination. 


Information for Incoming Students

Welcome to the School of Business and Management. Whether you will be studying at Queen Mary, University of London, for one semester or for one year, we hope that you will find your time here intellectually stimulating and enjoyable.

The School of Business and Management

The School of Business and Management (SBM) is part of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Queen Mary University of London. The School has built a strong reputation for taking a socially-responsible approach to education and research. We invest in student support, with the provision of specialist study skill help and a range of initiatives to improve students’ employability – including an Entrepreneurship Hub for those wanting to be their own boss. You can find out more about the School of Business and Management here.

Module Information

We have a wide range of modules you can choose from, from Accounting, Finance and Marketing to Big Data, New Media and Creative industries. Our modules focuses on sustainability, global engagement, ethics and society.

Modules can be found in our Module Directory. Associate students can only choose to study undergraduate modules (levels 4, 5 and 6). The undergraduate modules offered by the School of Business and Management are prefixed with 'BUS' followed by 3 digits (for example BUS123).

Please check with your home university that the modules you select are suitable to be used as credit towards your final degree.

Language Courses

Associate students at Queen Mary can enroll in credit-bearing and non-credit bearing in-session English courses. 

Visa Information

For immigration advice and for help on visas please contact see our welfare team pages

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