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MBA International Semester Exchange Program


During their second year, Ross MBA students have the opportunity to study abroad at one of 15 distinguished partner schools in cities as diverse as Shanghai to Buenos Aires. Our exchange partnerships allow students to learn about business from a different perspective, experience another culture, and network with students, faculty, and professionals from around the world. Students can choose to participate in half- (Winter A only) or full-semester exchange programs during the winter semester depending on which option best suits their academic or professional plans.

The International MBA Exchange Program at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business was started with a vision to promote a cultural interchange of ideas and provide a greater understanding of cross-cultural trade and business practices. Whether students are participating in an executive leadership simulation course in Barcelona, or taking finance courses in London or Hong Kong, their exchange experience is intended to enhance their skills as future business leaders and to provide them with an immersion experience that adds value to their time at Ross. The local student body and academic culture at each partner school offer a unique approach to business strategy and problem-solving.

Application Process

The MBA Exchange Program offers exchange during the Winter Semester only. Second-year MBAs who have completed the first-year core courses are eligible to apply. Before applying, second-year MBAs must talk with a Ross Academic Advisor to ensure that all their core courses have been completed. Furthermore, students should review the program cost sheets below to determine which programs are most financially feasible based on their individual financial situation.

Students will apply via M-Compass. For access to the application and more program details, please see the Ross International MBA Exchange Brochure on M-Compass.

Our Exchange Partners

The Ross School of Business is a proud member school of the Partnership in International Management

Listed below are all of Ross' current exchange partner schools. To learn more about individual exchange partner schools, see the websites, fact sheets and cost sheets for each program.

Full-Semester Options (Winter A and B, 14 weeks)

Partner School
Fact Sheet
Cost Sheet
Australian Graduate School of Management : Sydney, Australia

The Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) is the section of the Australian School of Business at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, that offers global top tier general management, executive and leadership development programs. AGSM's long standing MBA, EMBA, MBT degrees and executive education programs are delivered across Australia, in Hong Kong and online. AGSM's personally transforming MBA and EMBA programs are consistently ranked in the top 50 globally. AGSM MBA Programs, offered through the Australian Graduate School of Management, has more than 30 years history of leadership in Australia and is recognized internationally for our rigor, relevance and the unique student experience provided for students and course participants.

Copenhagen Business School : Copenhagen, Denmark

CBS enjoys the advantages of an architecturally attractive university campus centrally located in Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark. With the distinctiveness of its diversity, Copenhagen Business School aims to become a world-leading business university with research and teaching excellence in classical management disciplines (including finance and economics, accounting and operations management, marketing, strategic management and organization) and in disciplines that place business in a wider social, political, and cultural context. CBS boasts an innovative approach to teaching and problem-based learning, cross-disciplinary courses, several hundred courses in English, an international environment, and a large Social and Buddy Program.

ESADE Business School : Barcelona, Spain

ESADE is an international academic institution with over fifty years of history. The main asset of this business school are people: faculty members and professionals who nurture reflection, dialogue, projects and initiatives to ensure excellent education, pioneering research and a valuable contribution to social debate and transformation. ESADE's key mission is to train individuals to become highly-competent professionals fully aware of their social responsibility. They promote education and research through their Business School with a firm commitment to intellectual rigor, critical analysis and academic excellence. ESADE's global prestige stems from its quality education, its international focus and its holistic approach towards professional and personal skills development.

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology : Hong Kong, Hong Kong

The HKUST Business School is young, dynamic, and well-respected for the quality of its programs and the impact of its research. Reflecting the School’s position at the forefront of business education, all full-time faculty hold PhDs and adjunct faculty are drawn from among the senior leaders of major corporations around the world. HKUST was the first business school in Asia to receive dual accreditation from the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in the U.S. and the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) in Europe. The school's MBA programs have been recognized for their cutting edge design and delivery, with global rankings that indicate their place amongst the top tier of programs from around the world.

IESE Business School : Barcelona, Spain

For over fifty years, IESE, the graduate business school of the University of Navarra, has been at the forefront of management education, developing and inspiring business leaders who strive to make a deep, positive and lasting impact on the people, companies and society they serve. IESE’s success is built on a humanistic approach to business and leadership, complemented by a world class faculty producing ground-breaking research; the global scope of its programs, faculty, students and campuses; a practical and relevant teaching methodology; and a growing alumni network of 40,000 professionals world-wide prepared to take on today’s challenges and lead business into the future. Inherent in everything IESE does is a focus on people – on the personal and professional development of every individual partaking in the IESE experience – as the primary driver of positive change and impact on business and society.

Indian School of Business : Hyderabad, India

The Indian School of Business (ISB) evolved from the need for a world-class business school in Asia. The founders, some of the best minds from the corporate and academic worlds, anticipated the leadership needs of the emerging Asian economies. They recognized that the rapidly changing business landscape would require young leaders who not only have an understanding of the developing economies but who also present a global perspective. The ISB is committed to creating such leaders through its innovative programmes, outstanding faculty and thought leadership. Funded entirely by private corporations, foundations and individuals from around the world who believe in its vision, the ISB is a not-for-profit organization.

London Business School : London, England

London Business School is a leader in the field of business education. It is consistently ranked among the best in the world for its MBA programme. The EMBA-Global programme has been ranked in the top 4 by the Financial Times since 2006 and the Masters in Finance Full Time programme is ranked number one by the Financial Times in the post experience category. LBS is also one of only three business schools in the world, and the only one in Europe, to offer a Sloan MSc programme. London Business School has an astonishing international profile and has strong partnerships with Columbia Business School, Hong Kong University Business School, the Indian School of Business and the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS).

London School of Economics : London, England

Situated in the heart of London, the LSE is a specialist university with an international intake and a global reach. Its research and teaching span the full breadth of the social sciences - from economics, politics and law to sociology, anthropology, accounting, and finance. Founded in 1895 by Beatrice and Sidney Webb, the School has an outstanding reputation for academic excellence. Sixteen Nobel Prize winners have been LSE staff or alumni. LSE frequently appears in the top reaches of international and national league tables and was recently listed as London’s top university for the third year in a row. LSE is not a business school but a social science university and ideal for students who would like to experience a different environment.

Shanghai Jiao Tong University : Shanghai, China

Shanghai Jiao Tong University is one of China's leaders in business education and research. Underpinning its success are their core values: excellence, fundamentals, discipline, practicality, and innovation. Its faculty members, many trained in top international programs, are producing original research ideas that are recognized and appreciated by their peers. Its MBA and EMBA programs consistently place at or near the top of various national rankings. The MBA program was ranked 41st globally by the Financial Times in 2008 and the Masters of Science in Management program was ranked 37th globally by the Financial Times in 2009. The school's success has earned a solid reputation within the international community of business education. The college is accredited by two international accreditation organizations, EQUIS and the AMBA. They also have many global partners, such as MIT, USC, and UBC, with whom they collaborate on various projects.

University of St. Gallen : St. Gallen, Switzerland

The University of St. Gallen (HSG) was founded as a Business Academy in 1898. The HSG continues to pursue the goal of providing its over 7,600 undergraduate and graduate students with a leading, internationally-focused, and practice-oriented education, guided by its integrative view of management, economics, law, social sciences and international affairs. HSG is top-ranked in the FT Ranking, has a strong international orientation (34% of students from 80 countries worldwide) and more than 170 partner universities worldwide for exchange and double degree programmes. It also boasts personal development & coaching as well as personal networking with companies and practical projects. HSG also placed 1st in the financial times Global Masters in Management Ranking in 2011, 2012, and 2013.

Winter A Only Options (7 weeks)

Partner School
Fact Sheet
Cost Sheet
China Europe International Business School : Shanghai, China

Following a unique positioning of China Depth, Global Breadth, CEIBS is well-established as offering the richest China expertise of any top-tier international business school worldwide, while also offering the broadest global perspective of any China-based business school. Today, CEIBS is the first, largest, and top-ranked business school in mainland China, standing as a shining example of successful China-EU cooperation and as a showcase to the achievements of China's economic development and reform.

INCAE Business School : San Jose, Costa Rica

INCAE is the #1 school in Latin America and 8th in the world (FT) for its international student population (69%). In a very tight community, exchange students will share with classmates from all over Latin America and live with seven of them in the same house. INCAE is fully accredited by AACSB, SACS and EQUIS and 96% of the faculty hold PhDs from reputable schools (41% from Ivy League schools). INCAE is a member of prestigious networks such as PIM and the Global Network of Advanced Management, receiving, on average, fifteen exchange students per semester.

Nanyang Technological University : Singapore, Singapore

Located in Asia's most livable city and world's 3rd best, Singapore, Nanyang Business School is the first school in Singapore to be accredited by both AACSB and EQUIS. The NANYANG MBA is an intensive global MBA with a focus in Asia. Its global perspective comes not only from the use of international case studies, but also from the diverse views reflected by the high percentage of international participants and faculty in the programme. Click here for more information about courses available for Ross MBAs at this institution!

Rotterdam School of Management : Rotterdam, The Netherlands

The Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) at Erasmus University offers one of the top-ranked international MBA programs in Europe, drawing its strength from a broad general management curriculum with an overarching emphasis on sustainability. Through case studies and class discussion, real-world problems and social and environmental questions are integrated into all aspects of the RSM program. In addition, as a hub of global business, the city of Rotterdam provides students with unique networking and recruiting resources. Click here to see a video of the school.

Universidad Argentina de la Empresa : Buenos Aires, Argentina

Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (UADE) Business School promotes diversity and networking between students of different nationalities and professional experiences. It is internationally recognized because of the academic quality and high level of its professors. The School uses one of the most active teaching methodologies - the case method - and primarily uses Harvard cases for all of the courses. The SMLA program is a course that aims to introduce foreign students to the dynamics of the “business world” in Latin America. The program’s professors, in addition of teaching, are consultants and usually work in multinational companies, which sets the Program apart from others. Click here to see the four different course modules MBAs can take at this institution!

Warwick Business School : Coventry, England

Warwick Business School sets high standards in both research and teaching. The school has won acclaim and approval from all the leading national and international assessors and accreditation bodies as well as from independent media. WBS has a mission to produce and disseminate world-class, cutting edge research that shapes the way organizations operate and businesses are led and managed as well as to produce world-class, socially responsible, creative leaders and managers who think on a global scale, regardless of the size of their organization. WBS strives for excellence in research and can genuinely claim to be home to some of the world’s best researchers. WBS believes in the power of creativity, of human imagination to do new things, to see things differently. Click here to see the modules offered for Ross MBAs at this institution!