Outbound Exchange

We partner with many preferred business schools all over the world where you can study while paying regular tuition fees to Brock.

Returned exchange students tell us it was the highlight of their university experience!

Courses are taught in English and count toward your Brock degree so you stay on track to graduate.

Exchanges are available for one semester, full year or short term summer programs.

How to apply

Eligibility

Goodman students must be in good academic standing (70% minimum major average for BBA/BAcc and 75% for MBA students) to participate in an exchange. BBA/BAcc students can choose to go in 3rd or 4th year. The recommended semester for all Co-op students to participate is Fall of 4th year.

Deadlines

January 15, 2019: Early bird deadline for Short-Term 2019, Fall 2019, Winter 2020 or Full Year 2019-2020 (priority processing given to those who submit complete application by this date)

February 1, 2019: Final deadline for Short-Term 2019, Fall 2019 or Full Year 2019-2020

June 30, 2019: Final deadline for Winter 2020

Application Process

Research the partner schools available and determine your top three preferred host schools

  1. Prepare a short statement outlining your reasons for wanting to participate (submit with online application)
  2. Ask one of your instructors to complete an Academic Reference Form for you
  3. Apply online (no need to wait for references to be submitted)

If you need assistance in selecting a school, contact us at business.exchange@brocku.ca – we’re here to help!

International Short-Term Programs

International Short-term Programs allow you to study internationally for a short time period (2-6 weeks) and earn 1.0 full credit towards your degree. The courses are fast-tracked and relevant to current world issues. Some include excursions to company headquarters, organized social/cultural activities, weekend trips and sightseeing.

Partner Schools

Goodman students can participate on exchange basis (no tuition fees paid to the partner school) in the following short-term programs:

MBA Programs

Copenhagen Business School – Denmark
June 21 – August 3, 2019

WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management – Germany
May 7 – May 21, 2019 (Session 1)
May 12 – May 24, 2019 (Session 2)

Undergraduate Programs

BI Norwegian Business School – Norway
June 24 – July 19, 2019

Copenhagen Business School – Denmark
June 21 – August 3, 2019

IESEG School of Management – France
June 30 – July 26, 2019

Stockholm Business School – Sweden
July 15 – August 9, 2019

Toulouse Business School – France
June 7 – June 27, 2019

WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management – Germany
May 26 – June 14, 2019

Experiential Chinese Culture Study Tour

Minjiang University – Fuzhou, China

All short-term exchange program students pay tuition to Brock and receive 1.0 credit for successful completion of one of the above programs.

To be eligible, Goodman students must be in good academic standing (70% minimum major average for BBA/BAcc and 75% for MBA students).

Application Instructions:

  1. Ask one of your instructors to complete an Academic Reference Form for you
  2. Prepare a statement (minimum 100 words) outlining your reasons for wanting to participate in a short-term exchange
  3. Apply online
  • Several information sessions are held throughout the year. Watch for information on upcoming events.
  • We have a library of resources for each partner school in the Goodman International Office at GSB 475R. Stop by during our walk-in hours – Tuesday-Thursday 2-4pm
  • Join the “Goodman International Programs” module on Sakai (click on ->membership -> joinable sites ->Goodman International Programs)
  • Send a message to the Goodman Exchange Office via the Goodman Portal if you have specific questions

Of course! All the courses you will be taking at our partner schools are taught in English. In some countries, it is a good idea to have a basic knowledge of the native language. In other countries, you can get by with just English.

Since the grading system varies so greatly in every country, it is impossible to transfer your marks back to Brock’s system accurately. When you finish your term abroad, Brock will receive a copy of your transcript and enter Pass or Fail on your account. Please note that although your exchange marks will not be calculated in your average, your actual mark will be required when applying for graduate school or professional designations. After you are approved to go on exchange, you will be required to submit a Course Approval Form and we will assess each course so that they will transfer back to your degree as appropriate. There are 3 options for how the course will be transferred, depending on content and contact hours:

  • Specific course (i.e. OBHR 3P97)
  • Unspecified Business credit (i.e. BUSI 200+)
  • Unspecified credit (i.e. NON-BUSI 200+)

You must pass all of your classes in order to receive credit for your studies abroad.

Since we have learning agreements with our partner schools, you are exempt from international student fees. You will pay your regular tuition to Brock, and be responsible for your living expenses. If you currently receive OSAP, you will continue to receive it while on exchange. Co-op Accounting students are eligible to apply for the CPA/Goodman Institute for International Issues in Accounting Award which is worth $1,500.

There are many more scholarships and bursaries available for exchange students – you just have to be diligent in applying for them! Read the SAFA Exchange website first to find out about OSAP, scholarships and bursaries. There are also country-specific scholarships for Graduate students available through the Government of Canada.

Living expenses while you are abroad will be your highest cost. Make sure you research the country you will be living in as expenses vary greatly. However, accommodation and other living expenses will not be much different than living in residence at Brock. Keep in mind that there are also expenses that you will avoid when you go on exchange, such as most of your textbook costs.

Students usually apply in second year to go on an exchange program in third year. If you are intending to go in fourth year, you would apply in third. If you are planning an exchange in your final semester, please note that you may not be able to graduate until the Fall convocation. Due to timing differences in study periods at our partner schools, grades may not be available in time to meet the deadline to graduate. Please note that these circumstances are beyond the control of Brock and as such, we cannot be held liable for these occurrences.

You will work together with the Goodman International Exchange office and the partner institution in order to organize your exchange. Some partner universities will provide a great deal of assistance, for instance, communicating with you regularly through the application process, providing airport pick-up, holding an orientation and providing on-campus housing or home stay families. Others will require you to be more independent. We are here to help. We provide a mandatory pre-departure orientation session. However, it is your responsibility to organize your exchange and to carefully review and follow our guidelines.

Contact Us

Goodman International Exchange Office
905.688.5550 x3897
business.exchange@brocku.ca