The Complete University Guide 2017 ranks Economics at Salford fourth in the UK for student satisfaction.
Experience paid placements with world-leading organisations such as Shell, IBM and Jaguar.
Our graduates work with companies including Citibank, American Express, KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Greater Manchester Police.
This course allows you to study two subjects which are perfectly matched. Business and Economics are two of the most topical fields of debate and review for modern companies worldwide.
You will gain invaluable insight into important issues challenging governments and business leaders, while learning how companies operate internally and within a global marketplace.
You will develop highly employable skills suitable for a variety of opportunities working at the cutting edge of international business and economics.
This course is also available with a Professional Experience Year, giving you the opportunity to apply the skills, knowledge and understanding you have gained in the first two years of the course. There are different entry requirements and course codes for the Professional Experience Year option.
Chief International Economist with ING and Salford Alumni Rob Carnell on his career since graduating from Salford Business School.
Business tips from Salford Alumni Rob Carnell as he returned to pass on his experiences to a new generation of students.
All Business and Economics students study the same modules in the first year, after which you are given the flexibility to review and change your options depending on which subjects interest you the most. This approach gives you a vital foundation in key business disciplines to support the subjects you go on to study in your second and final years. It also means that all students achieve the same level of Business and Economics knowledge at the end of their first year.
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In your second year, you will start to take specialist modules and build your knowledge in these areas. You also have the option to change your specialism and original choice of degree, or switch to any of the following degrees:
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On completion of Year 2 you may choose to undertake either a paid placement or study abroad for a year.
All of our BSc and BA students can apply for a one year professional placement, which takes place between your second and last years of study.
This is an excellent opportunity to take advantage of and over the last five years 90% of Salford Business undergraduates taking a one year placement secured a 2:1 or 1st class Honours degree.
We will help you find out about vacancies and make the right connections with high profile employers through regular events and presentations.
Here is just a small selection of the companies our students have enjoyed placements with so far: NatWest, Barclays and The Cooperative Bank; BP, Esso and Shell; IBM, Hewlett Packard and Compaq; Ford, Vauxhall, Jaguar and Nissan; Marks & Spencer, Selfridges and Sainsbury’s; Eli Lilly, Glaxo and ICI; Fujitsu, Marriott and Virgin.
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Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.
|GCSE||Minimum of five at grade C or higher, to include English language and maths|
|UCAS tariff points||BSc: 260-300 points
With Professional Experience: 280-320 points
|GCE A level||BSc: BCC with a minimum of two A2 passes
With Professional Experience: BBC with a minimum of two A2 passes
|BTEC National Diploma||DMM/DMM - DDM with placement|
|International Baccalaureate||indicatively 24 points for International Baccalaureate Diploma (25 points with experience year)|
We welcome applications from students who may not meet the stated entry criteria but who can demonstrate their ability to pursue the course successfully. Once we have received your application we will assess it and recommend it for SAES if you are an eligible candidate.
There are two different routes through the Salford Alternative Entry Scheme and applicants will be directed to the one appropriate for their course. Assessment will either be through a review of prior learning or through a formal test.
For admission to programmes of study at the University an applicant whose native tongue is not English must possess a current qualification deemed acceptable by the University as evidence of proficiency in the English Language. For entry to level 4 ,5, 6 such a qualification must equate to a minimum average score of 6 or above (and for each component 5.5 or above) from the Cambridge/British Council English Language Testing Service (IELTS) or alternative examinations as recognised by the University.
This course offers great scope for any student wanting to learn how economics plays a vital role in business. Knowledge, expertise and the ability to discuss and contribute to solutions around these issues are highly sought after skills by employers across a wide variety of sectors.
This course will appeal to a wide range of applicants and there is no need to have studied these subjects before to be successful.
Each application will be considered carefully and judged on its own merits.
Equivalent qualifications will also be considered please contact admissions for further information
Teaching is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials using a wide range of learning activities. You will experience small group tutorials during your first and second year studies to ensure you are fully prepared for your placement or year abroad and final year studies. In the final year, you also have the opportunity to manage a virtual company in a small group, competing against your fellow students.
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.
Our comprehensive range of business and management undergraduate degree course are highly respected by leading employers and have been designed to maximise your opportunities for embarking on a career with organisations seeking high calibre business graduates.
You will gain valuable new skills which prepare you for work, graduate entry into management training programmes, or further study.
Our graduates have gained employment with leading companies including:
Our recent graduates have gone on to enjoy careers in areas including:
Recent graduate careers have included personnel management, accountancy, marketing management, publicity, market research, corporate planning, operational research, systems analysis, computer programming, purchasing, banking and the City.
Our course team maintains excellent relations with local and national business and economics-focused organisations, commentators and employers. Current students and recent graduates have experienced highly sought after placements with:
Taking a placement between your second and final year helps to further develop your real management skills and enhances your CV and employment prospects. A placement also provides a real context for the subjects studied on the course and helps in the preparation for your final year.
Students at Salford have been placed in a large number and wide variety of organisations, from global corporations to small enterprises, from financial services to manufacturing. You will receive considerable assistance from the industrial placements tutor and team in obtaining a placement.
Current and recent students have enjoyed placements with: NatWest, Barclays and The Cooperative Bank; BP, Esso and Shell; IBM, Hewlett Packard and Compaq; Ford, Vauxhall, Jaguar and Nissan; Marks and Spencer, Selfridges and Sainsbury's; Eli Lilly, Glaxo and ICI.
Other placements have included the NHS, the education sector, environmental, arts and cultural organisations.
|Type of Study||Fee|
|Part-time||Your annual fee will be calculated pro rata to the full-time fee according to the number of credits you are studying|
As a UK/EU student you could be entitled to:
As an International student you could be entitled to:
The Vice-Chancellor's Undergraduate Excellence Scholarship is currently available to international students who achieve ABB at A level (or equivalent).
Stylish and modern 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.
N1L1 (three years), N1LC (four years with placement)
Start Dates: September
Three years Full-time
Four years with work placement
“I was really proud to represent Salford at RBS in Edinburgh and the RSA in London as a team member in the IBM University Business Challenge.”
Todd Hewitt - BSc (Hons) Business and Economics student