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We take a global approach

Here at School of Management true internationalisation is core to our ambition. We know how important it is to prepare our students for responsible leadership in a globalised market. 

We have developed a wealth of international partners and a number of ways that we integrate international exposure into the curriculum. You can undertake our MBA at our campus in Dubai, participate in study tours, study placements, work placements and internships abroad or study online with us from anywhere in the world.

But, as well as reach, we also have international richness. More than 30 nationalities are represented at the Bradford campus. Over 60% of our students and over 50% of Faculty members come from outside the UK. We are part of the UK’s number 1 University for Social Inclusion with a student body and faculty who are representative of the international diversity in a global business world. 

International Student Networking Event

As an integral part of your induction process and student journey with us, we're delighted to cordially invite you to attend the International Student Networking Event, scheduled for Wednesday, April 24th, 2024, in the Richmond Building WB19. The event will run from 1pm - 4pm, offering you the flexibility to drop in at your convenience.

During this event, you'll have the wonderful opportunity to network with your peers, while also connecting with our dedicated academic and administrative teams. Additionally, you will be able to engage with our invaluable Careers and Employability Services, meet the enthusiastic members of the University of Bradford Student Union.

International Masters Summer School

Each year the School of Management hosts the International Masters Summer School (IMSS), bringing together Masters-level students from the University of Bradford and collaborative partner institutions.

Students from Bradford, Europe and the Middle East/Gulf countries come together for a summer school programme themed around emergent challenges and issues. In 2022 the summer school was focused on social justice and climate change whilst 2023 tackled sustainability challenges.

Find out more about International Masters Summer School (IMSS) and register your interest for future programmes.

International Study Tours

Throughout the academic year the School of Management aims to provide fantastic opportunities for students to embark on international study tours, giving students a more informed global perspective and a greater understanding of new international markets.

In partnership with a number of collaborative partner institutions across the globe we aim to provide students with access to study abroad programmes giving you access to opportunities for diverse learning. In previous years this has included the partnership with Ahlia University (Bahrain) and Qatar University (Qatar), where we launched the “Entrepreneurs across Borders” initiative, aiming to integrate theory and practice of transacting business in emerging markets.

You can find out more about our study trips and the opportunities available to you to explore themes of business, management and international opportunities and challenges.

The internationalisation here tells me a lot about the character of the University of Bradford; it shows that they understand diversity and the international landscape. It reflects positively on both the quality of students and the quality of academics that teach here.

Majed Yaghi, Senior Global Director at Coca-Cola, DBA Graduate

International Partnerships

We work with our international programme partners in Dubai, Oman, France, Poland and Spain and have worldwide exchange partners in Hong Kong, South Korea and Canada. We partner with 14 European partners to offer Erasmus exchange programmes abroad and to host visiting students.

We have knowledge transfer partnerships with seven international partner institutions through our Jean Monnet Network from Burundi to Uganda.

In fact, we directly connect with partners in over 30 countries and work closely with them to build progressive, mutually beneficial and embedded international relationships for the benefit of our students and faculty.

You can explore our Partners and Markets in the list below.

World map with bradford pin

We have a wealth of international partners and partnership types across all key global regional markets:

Programme Partnerships

  • Dubai (University of Bradford, UAE Hub)
  • France (Audencia Business School & Toulouse Business School)
  • Oman (College of Banking and Financial Studies)
  • Spain (Deusto Business School)

Worldwide Exchange Partners

  • Canada (University of Manitoba)
  • Hong Kong (Hong Kong Polytechnic)
  • South Korea (Yonsei University)

Erasmus Partners

  • Study abroad exchange relationships exist with over 14 European countries such as Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and Turkey

Knowledge transfer and related Networks

Jean Monnet Network 'The European Union, Africa and China in the Global Age' - Partner institutions:

  • Burundi (University of Burundi, CERFOPAX)
  • China (Lancaster University, Shandong Campus)
  • Greece (University of the Peloponnese)
  • Kenya (United States International University - Africa)
  • Rwanda (Protestant Institute for Arts and Social Sciences)
  • Tanzania (Uongozi Institute of African Leadership for Sustainable Development)
  • Uganda (Gulu University)

World Technology University Congress (University of Bradford, various nations)

Recognition agreements

  • Brazil (Colegio Pentagono, Sao Paolo Brazil)
  • China (Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Chinese Service Centre for Scholarly Exchange, Heilongjiang University, Qingdao University International College, Sichuan University, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics)
  • Finland (Helbus Business School)
  • India (Amity International University)
  • Netherlands (IVA Business School)
  • Qatar (College of the North Atlantic)
  • South Korea (Busan University of Foreign Studies)

Memorandums of Understanding (selection shown)

  • China (University of Changzhou)
  • India (Indian Institute of Foreign Trade)
  • Indonesia (Universitas Gadjah Mada)
  • Jordan (Applied Science Private University, Tafila Technical University, University of Jordan)
  • Malaysia (City University)
  • South Korea (Korea University)

We provide extensive and developing Study Abroad, International Summer School and Study Tour opportunities, as detailed below.

Study Abroad

MBA in Dubai

We established an academic hub in Dubai (UAE) in 1998 and our state-of-the-art facilities are located in Dubai Knowledge Park. In fact we were one of the first MBA programmes to establish a presence in the country. With our Triple Crown accreditation and accreditation from KHDA (Knowledge and Human Development Authority) in Dubai studying your Executive MBA with us means you have a qualification that’s recognised and highly respected around the world. 

The flexibility of our MBA gives you options to study entirely in Dubai or in Bradford and also to have the option of taking a module in Toulouse.

Find our more about our campus in Dubai.

Two skyscapers in the Dubai skyline

MBA Distance Learning

You can choose to study with us from anywhere in the world with our Distance Learning MBA. Offering you the maximum amount of flexibility but also a huge amount of support it’s no wonder our Distance Learning MBA is rated as 1st in the world for value for money and 3rd overall in the UK and is in the top 10 in the world as shown in the Financial Times Online Business School Rankings 2022.

Find out more about what it's like to study with us from Distance Learning MBA graduate Muzibul Islam.

Muzibul Islam, MBA Distance Learning student at graduation

Muzibul Islam, MBA Distance Learning student.

Exchange Programmes

As part of the University of Bradford, School of Management students have access to one of the most comprehensive exchange schemes in the United Kingdom.  International experience can strengthen your academic performance, boost your CV, develop skills to expand your career prospects and help you to standout when applying for a job.

There are a range of opportunities from short programmes, study placements, work placements and internships ranging from one week to one year.

  • Erasmus + Programme: exchanges for study and work placements in Europe for research students and for recent graduates
  • International Student Exchange Programme (ISEP)and the Worldwide Exchanges: exchanges in almost any country in the world, covering study placements during the term time
  • Overseas Placements: work placements, internships, volunteering and electives outside of Europe during the term time and summer break

Find out more about what it's like to study with us from postgraduate exchange student Nadia Maamoun.

Nadia Mamoun Erasmus Exchange Student

Nadia Mamoun, Erasmus Exchange Student.