Management
MSc/PgDip/PgCert

Part-time study available
Alternative start dates available
Overseas study available
Based at MediaCityUK
Work placement opportunity
International Students can apply

3 good reasons to study Management at Salford:

  • Gain a solid foundation in the key skills of effective management and leadership
  • Build on existing management skills to strengthen your personal performance and benefit your organisation
  • Tap into broad networks with fellow students across the wider business world

Key Information

Start Dates: September; January; March; June; November; July
Duration:

MSc (one year full-time or two years part-time)

Course Summary

This course is designed for graduates from a non-business discipline who want to develop their skills and knowledge in order to become a successful manager. You’ll learn about, and critically evaluate, evidence-based best practice with the aim of informing and improving your own management skills. If you’re already working as a manager, this highly regarded management qualification will significantly enhance your capabilities and improve your career pr

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Course Details

The aim of this course is to present and critically evaluate evidence-based best practice to inform and improve your own management skills.

SEMESTER 1

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 will be encouraged to think critically about theory and practice in an ethical and professional manner.
You will develop a comprehensive understanding of the principles of financial management within organisations including the interpretation of accounts, corporate governance, investment strategies and issues of risk and return.

SEMESTER 2

This module will strengthen your understanding of the role and processes of marketing in organisations, and places a particular emphasis on the service sector. You will learn about and develop skills applicable to managing quality and a wide-ranging analysis of the issues involved in managing strategic marketing and management functions in a service context.
You will develop an in-depth understanding of the increasingly important field of operations and information management. You will also gain an overview of how to improve different types of operations and information systems contributing to a company’s competitiveness and strategy. You will develop your knowledge of concepts, techniques and models that are used for planning, managing and improving operations and MIS in manufacturing and service organisations.

SEMESTER 3

Business Innovation Project (BIP)

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:

  • Dissertation – traditional 3 month research pathway.
  • Live Project – 3 month group project activity researching a commercial project.
  • Internship – 3 month opportunity to develop your skills working in partnership with an organisation.
  • Placement – 6 month paid work experience implementing a commercial project.
This traditional route involves a substantive piece of research, which can examine contemporary or historical challenges in business, economic or management contexts.

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.

  • 3 month research project culminating in a 12-15,000 word dissertation
  • Topics can be undertaken in a number of areas:
    • personal interest in a topic area which supports your career aspirations.
    • an academic’s research area which explores challenging developments in the supervisor’s  area of expertise.
    • in partnership with a company or sponsoring company.
    • an entrepreneurial opportunity, particularly suitable if you wish to research your own  business opportunity.
This is a group project (teams of 2 to 5 students) examining an organisational problem or opportunity. Students work on sizeable commercial projects, which are broken down by the team.  Live projects reflect commercial realities of delivering complex commercial projects through the combined efforts of a committed team.
  • 3 month commercial research project.
  • Group presentation and executive report, coupled with an individual 8-10,000 word report.
This involves working on a company project. The majority of internships are voluntary positions, which support work experience with a company in a particular sector. A number of projects exist for suitable students, in many cases students are supported in finding and securing internships with the support of the School’s Employability Hub.
  • 1 to 3 month commercial project, undertaken full or part-time with the host company.
  • Internships are often voluntary positions providing interesting project experience, some positions are paid – potentially up to 86 UNITE Projects are available in 2013-14.
  • 30-40 minute commercial presentation and 10,000 word professional dissertation.
Placements are paid positions working on implementing a commercial project. Placements provide valuable experience for student to demonstrate their commercial capabilities. Placements are limited and are competitive.
  • 4 to 6 month work based project undertaken at the organisations premises.
  • Assessment consist portfolio of work, visitor assessment, presentation and interim report, culminating in a work related dissertation of 10,000 words.
  • Placements can be undertaken in the UK or overseas.
  • Students can undertake placements with their sponsor or employing organisation.
  • For international students placements are 6 months maximum due to visa restrictions.
  • For home/EU students, placements can possibly be extended to 12 months.
  • The salary range for placements range from £14,320 to £25,000 pro rata – the average is £19,555 pro rata.

Entry Requirements

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 2 years duration post study and acceptable level of responsibility.   

English Language Requirements

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. Please search for English on Course Finder.

Suitable For

This course is ideal 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.

Applicant profile

This course offers excellent scope for aspiring and existing managers who want to improve their career development opportunities and employability. If you want to progress into a senior position in the public, private or third sectors this course will offer you the chance to gain skills which are highly sought by employers across a wide variety of organisations.

International Students - Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS)

International Students are required by the Home Office and/or the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) to apply for an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) Certificate before they begin studying their course. You may need to obtain an ATAS Certificate before you come to the UK in order for you to comply with Home Office regulations. Please refer to your offer conditions.

You can find out if your programme requires an ATAS by checking the FCO website at https://www.gov.uk/academic-technology-approval-scheme with your JACS code which will be on your offer letter should you choose to make an application. If you cannot find it please contact International Conversion team at application@salford.ac.uk. If you have any queries relating directly to ATAS please contact the ATAS team on Salford-ATAS@salford.ac.uk.

You can apply for your ATAS Certificate via this link: https://www.atas.fco.gov.uk/

Teaching

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.

Assessment

Over the duration of 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.

Postgraduate Staff Profile

Dr Adrian Monaghan

Director for Postgraduate Programmes (International Strategy, People Management and Law)

“I joined the University of Salford in January 2010 as a Lecturer in Strategy and Corporate Social Responsibility. I have previously worked as a Lecturer in Innovation and Sustainability at Brunel University, a Research Fellow at UMIST and the University of Manchester, and as Manager of the Economic and Social Research Council’s Sustainable Technologies Programme.

I teach both final year undergraduate and postgraduate levels, covering subjects such as strategic management, corporate social responsibility, sustainability, and international business. I also provide guest lectures on innovation management and on business in China.” http://www.seek.salford.ac.uk/profiles/AMonaghan.jsp

Employability

You will gain a highly regarded formal qualification, as well as personal and organisational management skills that will enhance your career prospects.

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:

  • Ernst & Young
  • Dixons Group plc
  • British Airways
  • Cooperative Insurance Services
  • BMW
  • American Express
  • BBC
  • Citibank
  • Ladbrokes
  • Numberica
  • Office of the Legal Services Ombudsman
  • KPMG
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Premier Travel Inn
  • BUPA
  • Thomson Holidays
  • BT
  • DTS Logistics
  • Greater Manchester Police
  • The NHS

Alumni Profile

Jide Oloruntoba, MSc Management

"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

Our course team 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.

Further Study

Research in Salford Business School is coordinated by Professor Jim Yip, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation).  

You can find more information and contact details here.

Fees and Funding

Fees 2014-15

Type of StudyFee
Full-time£6,695
Part-time£1,250 per 30 credits
Full-time International£11,695
Full-time PgDip£4,550
Full-time PgCert£2,350

Fees 2015-16

Type of StudyFee
Full-time£6,995
Part-time£1,295 per 30 credits
Full-time International£11,995
Full-time PgDip£4,695
Full-time PgCert£2,495

Additional costs

You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

Scholarships and Bursaries

We offer awards to help you study through our:

  • Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Scholarship
  • University of Salford student loyalty discount
  • Country bursary scheme for International students only

There are also other sources of funding available to you.

For more information please see our funding section

Facilities

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.