Global engagement

We are proud of the diversity of our students, alumni, staff and partner organisations, which is enabling us to combine ideas from diverse cultures and industries in order to lead and innovate together in the world of business.

Our global engagement

We harness the power of diversity, with over 50 per cent of our teaching team joining us from overseas.

Every year we welcome students from all over the world, enhancing and stimulating our teaching experience.Our Professional Training placements are renowned for significantly improving the employability of our students, immersing them in prominent business organisations in the UK and abroad.

We are a member of the Global University Partnership Network (UGPN), which also include North Carolina State University, in the USA and the Universidade Sao Paolo in Brazil. The network supports collaborative research and knowledge exchange. Our international partnerships enable us to collaborate with highly respected institutions across the globe, providing opportunities for students and staff to broaden their horizons and to internationalise their work.

International partnerships

Our international exchange partners include the University of Sydney in Australia, Seoul National University in South Korea and the University of Hong Kong.

Partnerships with European institutions include the University of Mannheim in Germany, Linkoping University in Sweden and Grenoble École de Management in France.

Our highly international faculty often host visiting academics from other universities. Many of our staff have visiting positions at international institutions and engage in collaborative research. While our undergraduate students have the chance to include a year of international study in their degree programmes.

  • La Trobe University
  • Swinburne University of Technology
  • The University of Queensland
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Wollongong
  • Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management Université Libre Internationale (Bruxelles)
  • Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management Université Libre Internationale (Bruxelles)
  • Brock University
  • Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) de Montréal
  • Ryerson University
  • City University of Hong Kong
  • Dongbei University of Finance and Economics
  • Hong Kong Baptist University
  • The University of Hong Kong
  • ESC Rennes School of Business
  • ESSEC Business School
  • Groupe Ecole Superieure de Commerce (ESC) Dijon-Bourgogne
  • IESEG School of Management
  • Skema Business School
  • EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht
  • Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
  • Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
  • Universität Mannheim
  • Bocconi
  • Seoul National University
  • Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad
  • Uniwersytet Jagielloñski
  • IE Business School (Instituto de Empresa)
  • Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  • Nanyang Technological University
  • Singapore Management University
  • Göteborgs universitet
  • Linköpings universitet
  • Lunds universitet
  • George Mason University
  • Illinois State University
  • North Carolina State University
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Texas Tech University
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of North Carolina at Wilmington
  • University of North Texas
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"IIMA is delighted to partner with SBS to undertake a variety of activities that will enhance learning opportunities in both campuses. The Agreement provides an enabling structure to leverage academic capabilities in the two institutions"

Professor Rakesh Basant, Dean-Alumni & External Relations, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad

Connections with China

We welcome students from some of China’s top universities to undertake part of their degree studies with us.


We partner with Dongbei University of Finance and Economics (SII-DUFE), jointly operating the Surrey International Institute.

The School’s business management programmes are delivered here and students have the opportunity to transfer to Guildford later in the programme if they wish.