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International links

Southampton Business School is a truly international Business School, attracting students from over 125 countries. We benefit from a faculty that boasts research and teaching staff from 34 nationalities. In fact, 62% of our Faculty are international scholars – a fact we are extremely proud of. 

Our research centres produce work that is considered as World Class, and we benefit from having a high-quality network of partners – universities, organisations, enterprises – drawn from across the world, which enhances the quality of our research and education.  
Our researchers hold a wide variety of international visiting positions at World-class Business Schools such as Aalto University, Audencia Business School Baruch College, Frankfurt School of Management and Finance and Max Planck Institute for Human Development. 

International partners

We hold institutional membership of a number of prestigious international organisations and collaborative networks. We also have study link partnerships with top-quality institutions all over the world.

International memberships

We are members of:

  • Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS) - An organisation which promotes business and management education, training, research and development, nationally and internationally, to improve the quality and effectiveness of management, entrepreneurship, and leadership.
  • Chartered Management Institute (CMI) – An organisation that creates leaders through management and leadership development training, qualifications, membership and research.
  • Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) – A research consortium bringing together 23 partner universities spanning 13 countries and six continents to address the World’s major challenges.
  • European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) - an international not-for-profit organisation which is recognised for its world-leading quality and impact assessment in management education.
  • United Nations Principles of Responsible Management Education (UNPRME) Southampton Business School is a signatory of UNPRME, integrating the principles of sustainability and responsibility into all areas of operations, including the curricula of undergraduate and postgraduate modules.

Research collaboration

Our researchers collaborate in teams of scholars from top universities across the World. If you would like to connect with us or learn about our research please visit our research centre pages.

The School is strategically partnered on research links with TA Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) in India (AACSB, AMBA) and Audencia Business School in France (AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS). Faculty within the School regularly collaborate with these partners on research papers, funding applications and joint activities (e.g. seminars).

Study-link partners

Students at undergraduate and postgraduate level are able to study for different lengths of time at one of our international study-link partners. For more information see the Student Exchange page.

Our network of partners are drawn from 19 countries:

Austria Vienna University of Economics and Business
Australia James Cook University
  University of New South Wales (UNSW)
  University of Tasmania
  University of Adelaide
  University of Sydney
  University of Western Australia
Bulgaria Sofia University 'St Kliment Ohridski'
Canada University of Guelph
  Dalhousie University
 China Xiamen University
 France Toulouse Business School
  EM Strasbourg Business School
  ESC Rennes
  Audencia Business School
 Germany Technical University of Munich
  Humboldt University of Berlin (staff exchange)
  Goethe-Universitat (Frankfurt)
 Greece Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB)
 Hong Kong Chinese University of Hong Kong
  University of Hong Kong
 India T.A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) (Staff Exchange)
 Italy Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Milan)
 Japan Kyoto University
  University of Tokyo
 Mexico Tec de Monterrey
New Zealand  University of Wellington, Victoria
 Singapore  Nanyang Technological University
  Singapore Management University
Slovakia Comenius University of Bratislava
South Korea  Korea University Business School
  Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Spain Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona
  University of the Balearic Islands
  University of Zaragoza
  University of Stockholm
Switzerland Universita della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano

We openly welcome enquires from with other top Business Schools for education and/or research collaboration activities. Please get in touch with Dr Stephan Onggo, Director of Internationalisation (  

International visiting students

We welcome international undergraduate and postgraduate students on a short-term basis. Find out more about about visiting for a semester or full year of study.
The Faculty of Social Sciences also hosts an annual Summer School at our Highfield Campus. Each year we welcome students from across the World who receive an exceptional educational and cultural experience.

International visiting researchers

Visiting academics from outside of the University are invited to collaborate with us and contribute to our research and teaching activities. 
To visit us for between three months and three years you will need:

1. the support of a member of our Faculty 
2. a current CV

For further information, please visit our visitors page or contact Professor Konstantinos Katsikopoulos, Deputy Head of School (Research and Enterprise).

Internationalisation is the beating heart of our School. It is part of everything that we are, we do, and we aim to become.

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