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International Networks

B2M - Bachelor-to-Master Network

The B2M network is an alliance of six business schools from around the world. The founding members - additional future members are possible - are the ESSEC Business School (France and Singapore), the IE Business School (Spain), the HKUST Business School (Hong Kong, China), the Smith School of Business, Queen’s University at Kingston (Canada), the University of Mannheim Business School (Germany), and the Warwick Business School (UK).

To foster the international outlook amongst their undergraduate business students, the unique Bachelor-to-Master (B2M) network helps current undergraduates to successfully apply for a master’s degree at a member institution of the alliance. The network provides individual support, a waiver of application fees, and advantages such as a guaranteed invitation to an admission interview. This makes it easier for undergraduate students to possibly join a master’s program at the respective other network schools.

Each year, 20 to 30 students will be chosen from each participating university and given a ‘B2M passport’ which allows them to apply to programs from member universities if they qualify.

Applicants will have already been assessed by the time they apply to member programs, so their applications are essentially pre-selected. Schools will also provide individual advisory services to passport holders.

The alliance provides further information in a joint B2M brochure. Potential Mannheim candidates are welcome to reach out to their program managers for questions and application details.