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Southampton Business School

Studyabroad@Southampton – Business

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This is an opportunity to study undergraduate modules at the Southampton Business School over one undergraduate academic year or one semester. It is designed to meet the needs of current students, who value the challenges and opportunities for self-advancement that are offered by studying at a leading UK university.

Why study at Southampton Business School?

For ambitious leaders who want to change the world, Southampton Business School provides a transformational experience, connecting people and organisations to deliver ground-breaking social and economic impact and we engage in interdisciplinary projects with specialists in many other disciplines including digital technologies, psychology and the sciences.


The University of Southampton Business School has become a member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

This respected US-based professional organisation connects the world’s leading universities and institutions who are dedicated to sharing knowledge and best practice to accelerate innovation in business education.

What will I study?

You will study for a full undergraduate academic year or one semester. Your modules will be assessed and you will receive a transcript of marks that may be produced to your home university to gain credits provided this has been arranged in advance.
During one year in Southampton you can study a combination of 7 (15 CATS/7.5 ECTS) compulsory and optional modules at Levels 2 & 3 in your chosen subjects as well as 40 hours of English language support classes (non-English speaking students only).

You may study modules within one of the following directions:

Accounting and FinanceInternational Banking and Financial Studies
Management SciencesManagement, Marketing and Entrepreneurship

For each direction, we have put together a portfolio of modules tailored to the specific requirements of each discipline, taking account of compulsory modules but adding a range of suitable modules from our range of electives. Within this overall framework, our aim is to ensure adequate internal consistency of the programme that you will follow, while complementing coverage of essential topics and subjects with many opportunities for choice.

Entry requirements

* if you have completed one year of study for a three-year undergraduate degree from your home university, you might be eligible for one-semester study abroad.

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Students who join our study abroad programme benefit from a 5% reduction on the University’s standard undergraduate classroom fee. Fees for one semester are 50% of that for two semesters.

How to apply

It is simple to apply for our study abroad programme. Complete the form and return it using the contact details it provides. The number of places reserved for Study Abroad students on each of our undergraduate programmes is strictly limited to ensure a high level of personal tuition and a quality student experience. Therefore, early application is recommended.

Start date

You can start your Business Study Abroad either in September or in January (for semester 2 only).

Progression to masters

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Students who successfully complete two semesters on Study Abroad pathway and meet the following criteria will be eligible for admission to the Linked MSc programmes specified for each direction:

Students who complete a single semester of study or wish to apply for a Master’s programme not specified on their pathway will be subject to the standard admissions requirements for that programme.

This is a great opportunity for students who want to improve their academic English or to become familiar with UK teaching methods before committing to a master degree programme at Southampton Business School. Each direction of study leads to one or more Master programmes.
The direction and leading Master programme details change on a yearly basis, for up to date information please request from Luna Jiang at

Get a discount on a masters degree with us

Students who complete one or two semesters with us will be eligible for a 10% discount on masters study at Southampton

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