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Global Management


School - Salford Business School

Subject area - Business and Management

Start Date(s):


MSc (one year full-time or two years part-time)
PgDip (eight months full-time or two years part-time)
PgCert (four months full-time or one year part-time)

Fees 2018-19:

2019-20 fees will be displayed shortly.

International - 10,000 Swiss Francs, approximately

In Brief:

  • Enhance your career prospects with an excellent online masters qualification specialising in global business and management
  • Build on existing management skills to strengthen your personal performance and benefit your organisation
  • Put global management theory into real practice with an exciting Business Innovation Project
  • Work/industrial placement opportunity
  • International students can apply

Course Summary

The Global Management Masters course is designed for graduates from a non-business discipline wanting to develop their skills and knowledge in order to become a successful manager in a global business organisation.  Developed by University of Salford academics and delivered online in partnership with Robert Kennedy College, the programme will help to make you a more successful and efficient manager

There are no old-fashioned exams. Instead you are given real-life case studies and essays, which allow you to think critically about your company and your own career. You will learn about and evaluate evidence-based best practice to inform and improve your own skills.

If you are already working as a manager, you will seriously enhance your capabilities, improve your career prospects, and achieve a highly-regarded management qualification.

Places are strictly limited to 90 per term.

To apply, visit the Robert Kennedy College website.

Awards and Accreditation

Course Details

This course is delivered via blended learning mostly online via OnlineCampus (an interactive online learning environment) with intensive class discussion and collaboration, plus a one-week compulsory residency. The residency is held in Salford, UK or Zürich, Switzerland and prepares you for the final Business Innovation Project.

Semester 1

A not-for-credit induction module will be the starting point of the programme. The induction process is designed to familiarise you with the programme design, requirements and resources, as well as with the way online interaction, learning and grading will take place. After the induction you should be familiar with academic life, including academic writing, library services and library access, OnlineCampus access, and academic support services.

You will gain a thorough grounding in the major issues and perspectives of management, with a particular focus on strategic, global and organisational issues in an international context. You’ll also get an overview of key issues and decisions relating to the legal, social and ethical responsibilities of corporate management. You will be encouraged to think critically about theory and practice in an ethical and professional manner, in particular in light of key issues and decisions related to the strategic organisation in both national and international contexts. This module draws from findings from research into work and particular emphasis is placed on a number of theoretical and practical perspectives to enable you to better understand the world of work.
Examine the impact of such factors as exchange rates, inflation rates and interest rates on the management of firms in an international/global context. You will be able to devise and evaluate a risk management strategy for the uncertain world of international financial markets using financial instruments such as swaps, options and futures. Emphasis is placed on factors that differentiate multinational from domestic financial management. This module also offers the opportunity to develop practical analytical and presentational skills by applying theory and concepts to international financial databases.

Semester 2

Develop an understanding of the role of marketing within the global organisation and the processes involved, with particular emphasis on the service sector. You will gain knowledge and skills applicable to managing quality and a wide-ranging analysis of the issues involved in managing the strategic marketing/management functions within a global service context. In drawing from findings from research and practice, emphasis is placed on a number of theoretical perspectives that enable you to develop the ability to critically evaluate and analyse service management opportunities and problems at a global scale.
Develop an in-depth understanding of the increasingly important field of operations and information management at a global scale. You will gain an overview of how to improve different types of operations and information systems, to contribute to a company's competitiveness and strategy. You will develop understanding of concepts, techniques and models that are used for planning, managing and improving operations and MIS within manufacturing and service organisations in a global context.

Semester 3

Business Innovation Project (BIP)

You will write a dissertation of 12,000 to 15,000 words, consisting of research question, aims and objectives, rationale for undertaking the study, literature review, research methodology, analysis of findings, conclusions and recommendations.  During your residency (held in either Salford, UK or Zurich, Switzerland), you will get guidance about how to complete the project.

Entry Requirements

Normally, a minimum 2:2 degree or equivalent.  A wide range of professional qualifications are also accepted either in partial or complete fulfilment of entry requirements.

Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course.

Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

English Language Requirements

International applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.5 (no element below 5.5) is proof of this.

Suitable For

Graduates who want to establish a career in management – or for existing managers who wish to develop their skills and enhance their future career prospects. It is also an excellent choice if you do not meet the work-experience requirements required for entry to the MBA.

Fees 2019-20

Fees for entry in 2019 will be displayed shortly.

Fees 2018-19

Type of StudyFee
Full-time International10,000 Swiss Francs, approximately

Additional costs

You should also consider further costs.  Residency costs, such as airfare and accommodation, plus a 2,000 CHF (Swiss Francs) tuition fee for the residency, and some of the textbooks that you will need for the course are not included in these fees.

Scholarships and Bursaries

For more information please see our funding section. Please note, students on the distance learning option through our partner, Robert Kennedy College, are not eligible for a student loan.


The programme is delivered via blended learning mostly online via OnlineCampus (an interactive online learning environment) with intensive class discussion and collaboration.  There is a one-week compulsory residency held in Salford, UK or Zürich, Switzerland.


During your course, a range of assessment techniques will be used.


In addition to a highly-regarded formal qualification, you’ll gain the personal and organisational management skills that will enhance your career prospects. Recent Salford Business School graduates have gained employment with organisations including Ernst & Young, British Airways, BMW, the NHS, BUPA and KPMG.

A professional career spans over many years and various positions are held during a working career in today’s fast-past environment. The programme equips you well for this situation, providing you with flexible employment opportunities. Graduates work in a variety of industries and sectors, nationally as well as internationally, and hold positions at various management levels.

Alumni Profile

Jide Oloruntoba

My first degree was in Economics from the University of Ilorin, Nigeria. I decided to take up postgraduate study to help further and studied for an MSc. I have found that it has enabled me to study my subject in more depth and it is also delivering practical strategies that will enable me to tackle future challenges professionally.

Links with Industry

We are committed to developing business leaders and managers that are equipped for next-generation practice in the global marketplace. The contemporary business world operates on an increasingly global scale and this agenda sits at the very heart of how Salford Business School engages with its students and partner organisations.

We have strong links with small and medium-sized organisations and count international businesses such as Siemens and Jaguar Land Rover among our partners.  These industry partnerships inform our students’ learning, drive our research and influence our academic staff so we can challenge our students (and our academics!) to be ready for the future.

Further Study

Find out more information about research opportunities here.


As part of your studies, you will attend a compulsory residential in Salford, UK or in Zurich, Swizerland.

If you choose to come to Salford you will benefit from a beautiful University campus only minutes from the centre of Manchester.  You will be based in Salford Business School, in the Lady Hale Building at the heart of the University’s Peel campus.  Lady Hale is the home to all dedicated business school student support including the school office, an employability hub and several open study spaces.  It is also right next door to the University library which is open 24 hours a day. The library offers bright, fresh, technology-enabled study areas with a variety of attractive work spaces and access to a wide range of resources for research and learning

All University of Salford students also have access to the MediaCityUK campus including its study facilities.  MediaCityUK is home to major BBC and ITV departments and over 80 businesses across the creative and digital sectors.  It is recognised as one of the most innovative developments in Britain and is a vibrant place in which to live, work, socialise and study.

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