First-hand knowledge of another culture can be crucial in business. The distinctive feature of this four-year course is that you spend a full academic year abroad on exchange at a top global business school or university. You will spend your third year studying in the USA or Canada. We have 22 exchange partners across eleven American states and four Canadian provinces. Most feature in the top 100 Financial Times global rankings. Browse the full list of our current partner institutions . In Manchester, you will benefit from a specialist North American course unit and study international topics across the range of disciplines. From your second year, you will benefit from a huge amount of choice. With over 90 course units to choose from, you really can shape your own course. Aims This course aims to promote critical awareness of the merits and complexities of management and to instill an appreciation of the association between theory and practice. It aims to introduce you to important new developments in the field of management and to enable you to develop appropriate practical and transferable skills. Special features Spend your third year on an academic exchange at a top business school or university in the USA or Canada. Choose from 22 diverse exchange partners across 11 American states and 4 Canadian provinces. Most feature in the top 100 Financial Times global rankings. The exchange year enhances your academic and career prospects - 81% of students who go on exchange achieve first or upper second degrees and earning potential increases by 8% (HEFCE 2010). Our dedicated international office prepares you for your exchange and supports you whilst on exchange. Study core and specialist areas of international business and management according to your personal or academic interests or career ambitions.