This 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.
You will learn about and critically 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.You may also choose to take advantage a blended distance learning opportunity, available through our official partner - Robert Kennedy College - in Zurich, Switzerland.
The programme is block delivered and there are six entry points per year. Students will take the modules below in a sequence dependent on their start date.
Flexible final study options
Salford Business School has one of the most flexible suites of post-graduate taught programmes in the UK.
For the final third of your studies you can choose from 4 differing pathways, all of which are designed to accommodate your career aspirations and enhance your professional practice:
The dissertation can be undertaken within a company, a sponsoring organisation, or investigate an area which is of interest to you. Study is undertaken in the UK, or sometimes overseas – some international students may possibly return to their country to work on an industrial research project.
Normally a minimum 2:2 honours degree or equivalent or successful completion of the Graduate Certificate International Management.
A wide range of professional qualifications are also accepted either in partial or complete fulfilment of entry requirements.
Where a student has gained a recognised Honours degree but does not meet the normal entry qualification requirement, they may still be considered for entry if they can demonstrate relevant work experience of a minimum two years duration post study and acceptable level of responsibility.
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.
Normally IELTS 6.5 with no individual element below 5.5, or equivalent recognised Secure English Language Test, (SELT).
If the English language qualification is slightly below this level candidates may be able to take one of the many English courses available in the University. For further information please search for English on Course Finder.
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.
This course offers great scope for you to learn how human resources management plays a vital role in business. You will gain a highly regarded qualification, either as an existing practitioner or as a manager wanting to specialise in HRM.
The course is delivered in four blocks of three day intensive study periods, followed by independent study and online support through the University’s virtual learning environment, Blackboard. Each module is taken and assessed over a six week block.
Teaching is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials, using a wide range of learning activities.
During your course, a range of assessment techniques will be used. Types of assessment include: essays, assignments, exams, multiple-choice tests, online tests, group reports and portfolio work. The weighting between exams and coursework varies between modules and years, but exams still play a major role.
Dr Dave Redfern
CIPD Programme Leader, immediate past Chair of CIPD Manchester Branch and member of CIPD Governing Body.
I have been at University College Salford and then the University of Salford for nearly 20 years. It has been my privilege to have been associated with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development programmes throughout that time. The programmes have evolved over the years but have awarded either a PG Dip HRM or MSc HRM. I was awarded my PhD in 2006 and since that time have also supervised PhDs in HRM. I am CIPD programme leader and most recently have been awarded the role of coordinating CIPD-accredited activities within Salford Business School as CIPD Link Tutor. I have contributed to the launch in September 2012 of exciting new programmes focused on MSc HRM&D. I was Chair of the CIPD Manchester Branch until May 2013, which has 4,800 members and is the second largest in the country. The branch engages and interacts with members providing a diverse and rich range of activities and support. I consider myself fortunate to have had an interesting and rewarding career.
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.
The CIPD Manchester, Merseyside and Lancashire branches are led by graduates from the programme.
This course will provide you with flexible employment opportunities leading to potential roles with a variety of management-level national and international sectors.
Recent Salford Business School graduates have gained employment with leading companies including:
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.
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.
You will be encouraged to attend CIPD Manchester Branch events and join meetings of the Manchester Industrial Relations Society. Our course team also maintains excellent relations with local, national and international organisations, commentators and employers.
Our teaching is industry-led, inspired by contemporary practice and developed in partnership with business leaders. Our academics are experts in their field and work closely with industry to ensure that our courses reflect the needs of business and provide our students with that extra edge when it comes to securing a job.
Our part-time students are drawn from a wide range of public, private and third sector organisations, allowing you to enjoy highly valuable networking opportunities.
Salford Business School also operates a guest lecture course which allows you the chance to mix with professionals from industry, make connections, set up placements and conduct research.
Research in Salford Business School is coordinated by the Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation).
You can find more on our research opportunities here.
PGR options include:
|Type of Study||Fee|
|Part-time||£1,250 per 30 credits|
|Full-time International||£13,300, part-time £2,217 per 30 credits|
You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.
We offer awards to help you study through our:
There are also other sources of funding available to you.
For more information please see our funding section
Salford Business School is located at the heart of the University’s Peel campus in the newly refurbished Lady Hale Building, and the Chapman Building, offering state-of-the-art facilities for the Business School’s student learning community and just minutes from Manchester city centre. Chapman is a stylish modern space with six lecture theatres equipped with the very latest technology and large screen displays, a series of communal learning and breakout spaces, plus a Fairtrade café with panoramic views across the campus. Lady Hale is the home to all dedicated business school student support including the school office, an employability hub, a base for the Business School society, and several open study spaces. MediaCityUK is a vibrant place in which to live, work, socialise and study. Home to major BBC and ITV departments, the University of Salford and over 80 businesses across the creative and digital sectors, MediaCityUK is recognised as one of the most innovative developments in Britain.
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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)
96% of our Business postgraduates go on to employment and/or further study within six months of graduating.DLHE 2010