Bachelor-to-Master Network

Learning from different cultural and academic environments contributes considerably to enabling leaders to navigate in an international environment. Business students who graduate from multiple, international institutions integrate this ability early on; an ability that is not only valued by future employers but that also enables them to tackle the next critical challenges in business and society.

The objective of the Bachelor-to-Master (B2M) network is to encourage global mobility for students in management education by facilitating the members’ respective bachelor students to pursue their studies with a master degree at another member institution.

The B2M network provides individual support, waiver of application fees, and other advantages (such as guaranteed invitation to admission interviews for some partners) for students from within the network, thus greatly simplifying the admission into master programs. The B2M network guarantees students a global education path, with continuing high-quality education at a partner institution in a different country.

Member Schools

Six leading business schools from three different continents have created the B2M network. These six founding members build their cooperation on a long-standing collaboration in different domains and on mutual trust. They do not only share the same values but also adhere to the highest standards in terms of academic and pedagogical quality.

Founding Members of B2M (in alphabetical order)

ESSEC Business School

Located in France & Singapore

Learn more about ESSEC

HKUST Business School

Located in Hong Kong, China

Learn more about HKUST

IE Business School

Located in Spain

Learn more about IE Business School

Smith School of Business, Queen's University

Located in Canada

Learn more about Smith

University of Mannheim Business School

Located in Germany

Learn more about Mannheim

Warwick Business School

Located in United Kingdom

Learn more about Warwick


Admission to the B2M Network is based on academic requirements defined by Smith Commerce and our partners in the B2M Alliance.

  • Students entering their third or fourth year of Smith Commerce or the CIB will be eligible to apply
  • Must be in good academic standing
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50
  • Demonstrate a strong interest in the global nature of the network and be willing to contribute to addressing global challenges and promoting cross-cultural communication

For current Commerce students, more information can be found on the Bachelor-to-Master (B2M) Network portal.

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