European summer program

Enjoy studying at one of the top business schools in Europe, Alliance Manchester Business School at the University of Manchester, while visiting England, France, Spain and the Czech Republic.


This five-week program is a must if you’re interested in European Union development and European firms and business practices. Students at UBC have been participating in this unique program since 2001. The program is designed for business and management, law, international relations, and students in other disciplines who wish to work in international management.

Throughout the trip you will visit international firms and receive presentations from managers and experts in their industries. This long running and highly successful program will help you to understand the European political, economic and social environment as well as business activities, firms and structures within the European Union.

Program presentation  

Program brochure  


This program is open to all UBC students. To be eligible, students must have spent one year at UBC, completed third year and currently be in good standing with a minimum 70% average in their most recent full-time semester. Students involved in any form of academic or non-academic misconduct will not be permitted to participate in this or any other study abroad or exchange program at UBC.

Students from other faculties are eligible to participate but must consult with an academic advisor from their home faculty for permission and transfer credit approval.


The program includes two courses: European Business Environment and European Business Project. Participants earn six credits for successful completion of the program. A pass/fail will be recorded on their transcript. BCom students earn three credits upper-level non-commerce and three credits upper-level commerce elective credits.

The program fulfills the international experience component of International Business option as well as the six credit international studies requirement.

The program integrates teaching and coursework, with company visits and input from practitioners. The team project provides an opportunity for practical implementation of concepts and skills.

Program costs

The 2018 program fee is £5,500 with a £200 discount for UBC students. The program fee includes tuition for six credits, course materials, accommodation, breakfast, transportation within Europe, and some social activities. The program fee does not include return airfare to Manchester, other meals, or personal expenses.

The Go Global fee of $415 can be paid through the Student Service Centre. Please note that the fee will not be posted until after the Go Global deadline has passed.

 A $1,000 Go Global Group Study/Global Seminar Program Award is available to eligible students.


Hotel accommodation is arranged by the Alliance Manchester Business School and is based on double occupancy.

Trip schedule

The program runs from June 10 to July 14, 2018. A detailed trip schedule will be posted at a later date.

Additional information

Further program details can be found on the Alliance Manchester Business School website. You can also check the UBC Go Global Student Directory to connect with past participants. 

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