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International Partner Universities

Learn to navigate and ace today’s borderless world with futuristic digital skills & business management. D School of Business (DSOB) offers an inspiring and ethnically diverse ecosystem that nurtures future leaders and disruptors of tomorrow.

On completion of the appropriate stage of the D School of Business program, students have an option to pursue a degree program from few of the renowned international universities with which DSOB has academic collaborations. DSOB facilitates the enrolment of eligible students to such academic universities.


International Progression:

DSOB through its International Progression Program, offers eligible students an opportunity to study at one of its International Partner Universities. Post the completion of their courses, students are also granted post study work permit# ( #Time frame and eligibilty depends on the immigration regulations in force, and students meeting the required criteria ) in Germany & United Kingdom.

  • GISMA Business School − Up to 18 months of work permit available in Germany
  • Manchester Metropolitan University | University for the Creative Arts | Nottingham Trent University | University of Derby − Up to 24 months of work permit available in United Kingdom

In the heart of England - the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution - we are proud to be building on our region’s heritage of innovation with industry-relevant expert teaching and world-leading research. We offer higher education in a wide choice of subject areas at our campus in Derby. Top 10 for Postgraduate Student Experience 2020, our academic strength is backed up by practical experience to ensure our students are ready for a successful career, wherever their talents lie. With more than £200 million invested in the last ten years, we offer some of the best university facilities in the UK. These include our STEM Centre, Forensic Training Facility and NHS-standard hospital ward.

As Derbyshire’s only university we use our academic expertise, research and innovation to foster talent and promote links with businesses regionally, nationally and globally. In addition to traditional degree routes, our apprenticeships, continuing professional development, knowledge transfer and sector-leading online courses create opportunities for individuals, employers and communities to develop and flourish. We are proud to be the UK's best modern university for multi-cultural learning and Top 10 in the world for international student learning experience, according to the International Student Barometer 2018.

  • Rated Gold in the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF), putting Derby in the top 20% of all providers in the UK.
  • Best Customer Service, Best Student Wellbeing and Best Environmental Management Awards, as well as the Quality Mark for International Student Accommodation (National Student Housing Awards 2019) 
  • 96% of graduates in work of further study within six months of finishing their course, and 76.2% in graduate-level employment (HESA 2016/17)
  • Top 10 Postgraduate Student Experience (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2020)
  • Top 10 in the world for international student learning experience (International Student Barometer 2018 Global Benchmark Group)
  • Ranked #26 in the Guardian 2020 ranking.
  • University of the Year for Social Mobility (UK Social Mobility Awards 2020)

Students have an option to obtain an internationally recognized Bachelor’s Degree by pursuing courses at University of Derby in England.

D School of Business facilitates enrolment to these courses:


Torrens University is Australia’s international university, committed to providing relevant and transformational education and producing research which answers society’s pressing questions. As Australia’s first new university in more than 20 years, Torrens University brings a careers-focused and global perspective to Australian higher education. Home to over 19,000 students from 115 different countries, Torrens University has quickly become Australia’s fastest growing University and boasts a credible industry-immersive difference, with 91% of our students beginning their career within 12 months of graduation.

Offering high-quality, undergraduate, graduate, and specialised degree programs in a wide range of academic disciplines, Torrens University proudly delivers programs at campuses across Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, Auckland, China, and online. Torrens University’s vision, ‘We champion the power of people to connect the world for good’, and its values of beginning and ending with people, being good, being creative, being bold, and being global are at its core. The vision and values underpin the university and informs all the work done in our institutions. As a certified B Corporation®, and with the belief that when its students succeed, countries prosper and societies benefit, Torrens University has an unwavering commitment to producing global graduates with the skills to form strong industry connections, rooted in a culture of change-making and positive impact on society and environment.

The Bachelor of Applied Social Science Community Services at Torrens University Australia, Adelaide/Sydney and Online campus have been granted provisional accreditation by the Australian Community Workers Association.

  • No. 1 in Australia for hospitality and leisure management
    Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School at Torrens University (QS World University Rankings, 2019)
  • Tier One global MBA ranking and 20th global online MBA
    (CEO Magazine, 2020)
  • Top 10 animation school in Australasia
    Billy Blue College of Design & Media Design School at Torrens University Australia (Animation Career Review, 2020)
  • Accreditations
    MBIS is ACS accredited at the professional level, giving eligibility and recognition for ACS membership and certification.

Students have an option to obtain an internationally recognized Bachelor’s Degree by pursuing courses at Torrens University in Australia.

D School of Business facilitates enrolment to these courses:


Manchester Metropolitan University is home to a diverse international student population from more than 130 countries. The University is ranked amongst the world’s top 200 universities under 50 years old (Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020), which is a measure of its commitment to delivering and supporting quality research and teaching. Manchester Metropolitan’s campus is located in the centre of Manchester, amongst world-renowned music, arts, shopping and sports venues and the second largest Chinatown in Britain.

Manchester is considered the UK’s ‘best city to live in (Global Liveability Survey 2019 by the Economist Intelligence Unit) and is considered one of the world's top 15 cities for Generation Z (Generation Z City Index 2019). Manchester Fashion Institute, home to the University’s fashion courses, brings together fashion expertise and talent from across the University, Manchester and the world. Ranked 6th in the UK for fashion and textiles*, it offers a truly engaging learning experience with live industry projects, international exchanges, guest lectures, workshops and study trips. The courses at Manchester Fashion Institute cover all areas of the fashion industry, from design to business management, buying and promotion. The Institute works with industry partners to ensure its courses combine academic expertise with industry experience – making sure its graduates are ready for a career in the global fashion industry.
There has been a multi-million-pound investment in the University’s fashion facilities, ensuring that students have access to an extensive collection of industry-standard equipment, including specialist sewing, knit and weave machines, photography studios, a textile testing laboratory and much more.

  • Ranked in the world's top 200 universities under 50 years old (Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020)
  • 85% of research has 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent' impact (REF 2014 - 21)
  • Ranked 6th in the UK for Fashion & Textiles (*Guardian University League Tables 2021 by subject area)
  • Manchester Fashion Institute was named Chartered Management Institute HE Partner of the Year 2020
  • Silver award in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF 2017)

Students have an option to obtain an internationally recognized Bachelor’s Degree by pursuing courses at Manchester Metropolitan University in UK.

D School of Business facilitates enrolment to these courses:

Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is recognized as one of the UK’s truly outstanding universities, with a commitment to student satisfaction, graduate employment, and teaching quality.
Named University of the Year three times in the last few years including Guardian University of the year, 2019, Times and Sunday Times Modern University of the Year 2018 and Times Higher Education University of the Year 2017.
Offers over 500 full-time courses and they all offer opportunities to get practical experience in your subject.

Many courses offer the opportunity to take a one-year placement giving you the chance to gain experience working in the UK. With the support of our employability, you will be well prepared for the career opportunities after you graduate. NTU’s teaching is among the best available in the UK. NTU has been rated Gold in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework – the highest possible ranking.
Our lecturers have extensive experience in industry, research, and the professions, which is both nationally and internationally recognized. You’ll learn so much from them about the theory and the practice of your subject. You’ll also benefit from inspirational guest lecturers and speakers who’ll bring your subject to life.
Whatever course you do you’ll find new, exciting ideas and develop the confidence to form your own opinions and build up practical experience in the subject. NTU will provide the highest possible standards of teaching and research and make the best possible facilities available to you during your studies. Nottingham is a great city to be a student. There are over 65,000 students living here from all over the world. Over 30,000 of these are studying at NTU. Nottingham itself has everything a university city requires – an award-winning nightlife, culture and sports - and what's more, it's extremely budget-friendly. It’s a welcoming city and we know you’ll make friends for life here.

  • 41st in UK Guardian league table (out of 121) | 14th for Design and Craft; 16th for Fashion & Textiles
  • 601-800 in the World THE rankings | 46th in the UK in Complete University Guide (out of 130)
  • 4th most sustainable university in the world

Students have an option to obtain an internationally recognized Bachelor’s Degree by pursuing courses at Nottingham Trent University UK.

D School of Business facilitates enrolment to these courses:

University for the Creative Arts

Creativity makes global communities more vibrant, more innovative, more human. Which is why, for 160 years, the University for the Creative Arts has been a passionate advocate for creativity, tailoring each student’s education to help every one to forge the path that’s right for them. UCA is the UK’s highest-ranked creative specialist university, offering courses in Architecture, Crafts, Fashion, Graphic Design, Illustration, Fine Art, Photography, Film, Media, the Performing Arts and Creative Business. But that’s not the whole story. The University’s campuses across Surrey and Kent, and overseas, are places to forge inspiring partnerships, work with creative experts and build real solutions to human problems.

You’ll find UCA students, staff and graduates making waves in every corner of the creative industries. They're making fashion more inclusive, inventing new sustainable materials, using art to change perspectives, and winning awards – from Golden Globes to Pulitzers.

  • UCA is again ranked number 1 specialist arts university for 2021 (ranked 33rd of all UK Universities and the Business School is ranked number 7 in the UK) in The 2021 Guardian League Table.
  • In the Complete University Guide’s 2021 league table we have retained our position as highest ranked creative specialist in the country.
  • In the latest Research Exercise Framework (REF 2014) confirms our position as one of the top ten research communities in art and design, with 93% of our research designated as internationally recognised for quality, and 64% of our research submissions classed as world leading and internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and thoroughness.
  • Awarded "Modern University of the Year 2019" in the Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide. We’re the 2nd largest provider of creative education in Europe

Students have an option to obtain an internationally recognized Bachelor’s Degree by pursuing courses at UCA UK.

D School of Business facilitates enrolment to these courses:

GISMA Business School

Since its establishment in 1999, GISMA Business School has paved the way for talented and skilled individuals to develop tech-driven and innovative solutions to some of the biggest challenges in the business world. With our goals in mind, we are continuing to expand and grow, helping students from across the globe to pursue their dreams and succeed.
GISMA is a fully recognised University of Applied Sciences in the state of Brandenburg, with a brand-new campus based in Potsdam, and as such, awards MBA, MSc and BSc degrees with a focus on practice-oriented skills such as digital business, technology, and AI.

GISMA targets personal and professional progression by engaging students through hands-on experience with companies, a committed Career Centre and dedicated tutors.

Accreditations & Recognitions

GISMA is state recognised and is accredited by the prestigious AMBA for its Global MBA which represents innovation and excellence in education. It is only one of six business schools in Germany and is an honour shared by only 2% of all business schools worldwide.
Other accreditations include:

  • Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA), an internationally recognised quality seal for our study programmes.
  • British Accreditation council (BAC), a short course provider UK accreditation.

Why do students choose GISMA?

  • An international environment
    Since GISMA attracts students from across the globe, there are ample opportunities to mix with people from a variety of cultures, providing an international perspective on the world and helping to build students’ global networks.
  • Free certified short courses
    GISMA offers all new students who are on our on-campus programmes two free online short courses with our partner Institute of Business and Technology Dublin (IBAT). These courses will allow you to stand out from the competition and become the ideal candidate for your ultimate job.
  • Free beginner German lessons
    Though all programmes are taught in English, GISMA offers the added benefit of free beginner German classes. Learning the German language helps students to connect with their German classmates and interact with the locals. It will also boost employment prospects and help students stand out to employers who value strong communication skills.
  • All courses taught in English
    All programmes are taught 100% in English, attracting students from all parts of the world.

D School of Business facilitates enrolment to these courses: