Students registered in the Asper School of Business with a minimum degree GPA of 3.0 at the time of application are eligible to apply for the Asper Exchange Program. Direct entry students must have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours at the time of application and must complete a minimum of 24 credit hours of courses prior to their exchange departure. Transfer students must have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours at the University of Manitoba at the time of application, and must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours at Asper at the start of their exchange term. Students may participate in an exchange in their final term before graduation, recognizing that this will delay their graduation date by one term. Applications are assessed on the basis of GPA, professionalism, and the ability to appropriately represent the Asper School of Business while studying abroad. Students with upheld academic integrity violations at the University of Manitoba are ineligible for participation in the program. All academic requirements can be found by searching for "asper exchange" in the Academic Calendar. Students have the right to appeal entrance requirements through the Asper Undergraduate Program Office appeals process.
Yes, international students registered in the Asper School of Business are eligible to apply. However, students in the 2+2 program are allowed to participate for one term during their last year at U of M. Students should refer to the residency requirement for further information. International students will pay U of M tuition fees and will need to pay the standard international tuition fee differential for all courses taken overseas.
Students have a number of options when researching the courses taught at our exchange partners. All exchange students meet individually with the Exchange Coordinator prior to departure to create a customized learning plan and study contract to ensure that all courses apply to the student's degree. Students can see courses taken by former exchange participants under Former exchange students' midterm reports. Please contact the Exchange Coordinator for login information.
Costs associated with your exchange will vary depending on the school and country of choice. Some expenses to consider when preparing your budget are:
All courses approved by the Asper Exchange Coordinator will transfer back towards your Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) Degree Program. Please arrange to meet with the Asper Exchange Coordinator to review your program sheet.
Generally, students are required to take 12 credit hours per term in order to meet the requirements of the exchange program; the University of Leeds requires exchange students to take the equivalent of 15 credit hours. Due to the difference in academic systems between Asia, Europe, North America and South America, students may need to take more courses and/or combine courses to satisfy the 12 credit hour requirement.
No, students with any major are eligible for the exchange program. In fact, the exchange is an excellent opportunity to explore the international aspects of your major whether it's the study of finance in Korea or the efficiency of logistics in Asian companies.
Students who choose to major in International Business can typically complete their major while on exchange. The following courses are required to complete an International Business major in Asper:
Students who wish to fulfill the International Business major during their exchange may take courses in areas that fulfill the following requirements:
Each year students must attend a mandatory pre-departure orientation session to help plan for their exchange. The dates of the session will be arranged each year.