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Semester Study Abroad Programs

United Kingdom: Alliance Manchester Business School

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  • Overview

    Kenan-Flagler Global Programs (KFBS semester exchanges, KFBS summer programs, and KFBS short-term immersions) are ONLY open to students who have been admitted to the major or minor Undergraduate Business Program. Pre-business students and non-business majors and minors are not eligible to apply to Kenan-Flagler Global Programs. Admission status to the Undergraduate Business Program will be verified for all applicants.

    Manchester Business School was one of the first two business schools in the UK, both founded in 1965. Today's Alliance Manchester Business School formed as a result of the merger of the Institute of Innovation Research (IoIR), The Victoria University of Manchester's School of Accounting and Finance, UMIST's Manchester School of Management and Manchester Business School in 2004. Manchester has around 6,500 international students from more than 150 countries. Latest surveys and rankings reveal that Manchester is in the top five of UK undergraduate degrees in management, accounting and finance, or business.

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    Eligibility

    • GPA Requirement: 3.00 
    • Language Prerequisite: None
    • Class during program (min): Junior
    • Language of Instruction: English
    • Non-UNC may apply? No 

    Exchange Options
    • Undergraduate Exchange: Yes Exchange Only 
    • Graduate Exchange: No

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  • Program Terms and Dates

    This program is offered during the following terms: Fall, Spring

    Program dates are generally as follows:
    Fall - Mid September to Late January 
    ​Spring​ - Late January to Early June
    Spring 2018 dates are January 26, 2018 – June 8, 2018

    Application Dates

    Spring 2018 Program:

    • ​​​Application opens: August 1, 2017
    • Application deadline for Spring 2018: September 12, 2017
    • Notification begins: September 20, 2017
    Fall 2018 Program:
    •  ​​Application opens: November 1, 2017
    • Application deadline for Fall 2018: February 15, 2018
    • Notification begins: February 23, 2018
    Spring 2019 Program:
    • Application cycle opens: TBD
    • Application deadline for Spring 2019: March 22, 2018
    • Notification begins: April 6, 2018

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  • Academics

    Credit information for KFBS students

    NOTE: Alliance Manchester Business School offers different courses in the fall and spring semesters. Not all UNC core equivalent courses are taught at Alliance MBS each semester. Please schedule an advising appointment with Amanda Tyus for more information. You must be an admitted undergraduate business major or minor to have access to schedule an appointment.

    UNC students generally enroll in five or six courses and transfer 15 or 18 credit hours of business core and elective courses towards the undergraduate business major. Alliance Manchester Business School has a wide variety of courses and is particularly strong in the areas of international business, leadership, finance, marketing, and business law.

    Courses taken at Alliance Manchester Business School will transfer back to UNC Pass/Fail. Achieving a grade of 40 (out of 100) or above will transfer back to UNC as a pass course, which will not affect UNC GPA. Students who receive any grade under 40 will fail the course and an F grade will transfer back to UNC, which will affect their UNC GPA. Though transfer credit for this program is Pass/Fail, future employers and graduate schools will also look at the Alliance Manchester Business School transcript, so grades are important.

    Students participating on this program will transfer back 3 UNC credits for every 10 MBS credit course, and are expected to take five to six courses worth 10 MBS credits each during the semester. A student who earns a 40 or above in all courses will receive a total of 15-18 UNC credits for their semester abroad.

    This program also fulfills Experiential Education and you will earn 5 points towards the Kenan-Flagler Global Inclusive Leadership Initiative.« PrevNext »
  • Housing

    The University Accommodation Office will endeavor to allocate accommodation to students studying at Alliance MBS for a Full Year, Semester One or Semester Two from University Halls. Students cannot be guaranteed a specific Hall or the type of accommodation but can indicate a preference between a Self-Catered or a Catered Hall. The first semester contract terminates at the end of January and the full cost for the semester will need to be paid even if a student is permitted to finish at Alliance MBS in December. The second semester contract terminates in June.

    Students can apply online for accommodation after an acceptance letter from Alliance Manchester Business School has been issued.


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  • Student Life

    Manchester is a large city of approximately 500,000 inhabitants with a metropolitan area of over 2.6 million. Located in Northern England, Manchester's modernization dates back to the Industrial Revolution. As an industrial center, the city was a likely target during World War II blitzes; therefore, most of the historic city center was destroyed. Manchester is home to two premier football (american soccer) clubs, Manchester United and Manchester City. Manchester is also home to a very rich music scene -- Oasis, The Smiths, and New Order are just some of the bands that have emerged from Manchester. Students can also take advantage of the city's performing arts and many museums.


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  • Budget

    Disclaimer: These budget figures are subject to change for various reasons, including but not limited to bank fees, UNC tuition and exchange rate fluctuations. In this event, your student account will be amended accordingly.
    Last cost update: August 2017


    Out-of-State Exchange Fall 2017

    Cashier Billed Expenses
    Study Abroad Fee1 $ 700
    Tuition & Fees $ 17,294
    Insurance: Student Coverage $ 200
    Cashier Billed Subtotal $ 18,194
    Out of Pocket Estimates
    Room $ 3,500
    Board $ 1,300
    Visa Fees $ 150
    Course Material $ 300
      Local Transportation Expenses $ 250
    Personal Expenses $ 1,000
    Personal Travel $ 1,500
    Airfare $ 1,500
    Out of Pocket Subtotal $ 9,500
    Grand Total $ 27,694

    In-State Exchange Fall 2017

    Cashier Billed Expenses
    Study Abroad Fee1 $ 700
    Tuition & Fees $ 4,449
    Insurance: Student Coverage $ 200
    Cashier Billed Subtotal $ 5,349
    Out of Pocket Estimates
    Room $ 3,500
    Board $ 1,300
    Visa Fees $ 150
    Course Material $ 300
      Local Transportation Expenses $ 250
    Personal Expenses $ 1,000
    Personal Travel $ 1,500
    Airfare $ 1,500
    Out of Pocket Subtotal $ 9,500
    Grand Total $ 14,849


    Out-of-State Exchange Spring 2018

    Cashier Billed Expenses
    Study Abroad Fee1 $ 700
    Tuition & Fees $ 17,294
    Insurance: Student Coverage $ 200
    Cashier Billed Subtotal $ 18,194
    Out of Pocket Estimates
    Room $ 3,500
    Board $ 1,300
    Visa Fees $ 150
    Course Material $ 300
      Local Transportation Expenses $ 250
    Personal Expenses $ 1,000
    Personal Travel $ 1,500
    Airfare $ 1,500
    Out of Pocket Subtotal $ 9,500
    Grand Total $ 27,694

    In-State Exchange Spring 2018

    Cashier Billed Expenses
    Study Abroad Fee1 $ 700
    Tuition & Fees $ 4,449
    Insurance: Student Coverage $ 200
    Cashier Billed Subtotal $ 5,349
    Out of Pocket Estimates
    Room $ 3,500
    Board $ 1,300
    Visa Fees $ 150
    Course Material $ 300
      Local Transportation Expenses $ 250
    Personal Expenses $ 1,000
    Personal Travel $ 1,500
    Airfare $ 1,500
    Out of Pocket Subtotal $ 9,500
    Grand Total $ 14,849


    Special Notes

    1 The Study Abroad Administrative Fee will be billed to your student account only if you accept an offer from the Study Abroad Office to study abroad. In addition, Non-UNC Chapel Hill students will also be billed a $100 registration fee to register the student at UNC for the term of the study abroad program. Again, this $100 fee will be billed to the student account only if the Non-UNC student accepts an offer from the Study Abroad Office to study abroad.

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  • Accessibility

    Please make an appointment with a Kenan-Flagler Global Programs Advisor via the Intranet if you would like to discuss this program. We work with students who are registered with the Accessibility Office or who may require certain accommodations for study abroad.



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