MG410      2.0 Units
Term Abroad

This information is for the 2019/20 session.


This course is compulsory on the Global MSc in Management (CEMS MiM) and Global MSc in Management (MBA Exchange). This course is not available as an outside option.

Course content

CEMS MIM degree:

During Year 2 of the Global MSc in Management (CEMS MIM), students can apply to spend an international exchange term at a leading CEMS school, along with exclusive CEMS core courses in Global Management, skills seminars, block seminars, and an international internship.

MBA Exchange Term Abroad:

During Year 2 of the Global MSc in Management (MBA Exchange) students can apply to spend a term abroad at one of LSE’s leading partner business schools in the US, Asia or Europe. Students will join an MBA class at their chosen school, and take a choice of optional elective courses offered by the school.

All students should register for the course code MG410 (Term Abroad) as their only LSE course for MT 2019.


July/August/September (according to the host school timetable) to December.

CEMS MIM partner schools:

MBA Exchange partner schools:

Information for MBA Exchange track students

All MBA Exchange students must take the following minimum number of credits/courses during the exchange term:

Please be aware of the course choice regulations whilst on the MBA Exchange:

Information for LSE CEMS track students

All LSE CEMS students must take 30 academic ECTS credits in Term 1.

All LSE students are required to take at least 30 ECTS credits in Term 1 so that they can meet the overall CEMS MIM Year ECTS course requirements.

Please be aware of the course choice regulations whilst on the CEMS term abroad:

Final considerations when choosing your classes on your term abroad:

Students are not allowed to take more than the amount stated (unless due to the weighting of each course it is inevitable that the total amount of credits goes over by slightly by one or two credits.

LSE are not responsible for the course selection at the exchange schools. Some exchange schools do not offer a wide range of courses and you may find that some courses do not appeal to you. However, you will still have to abide by minimum credit rule.

The GMiM Programme Office will not be held responsible for students who fail to meet the requirements listed above.

Credit transfer from host university to LSE:

The LSE term abroad does not operate on a pass/fail basis, and you will receive ONE final grade for your overall term abroad that will show as 2.0 units for MG410 in your second year.

LSE will then assign a number grade that will be used for LSE MG410, which is calculated using a weighted average of all the grades from courses taken during the exchange term. Examples of these weighted averages can be found in the sections below.

We also take into consideration the variation in units for different courses.

Students can be awarded a 45 or 0 for failed courses depending on the nature of the fail.


Courses equivalent to the value of 2.0 LSE units should be taken at one of the partner CEMS or MBA Exchange Institutions.

Key facts

Department: Management

Total students 2018/19: 55

Average class size 2018/19: Unavailable

Controlled access 2018/19: No

Value: 2.0 Units

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