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Business and Financial Management (First Year taught at Salford City College)

BSc

School - Salford Business School

Subject area - International Finance, Accounting and Economics

UCAS Code: 4J57

Start Dates(s): September

Duration:

Three years full-time, one year at Salford City College, two years at the University of Salford

In Brief:

  • First year taught at Salford City College - save money on the cost of tuition and get used to the demands of HE study.  The first year of your course is delivered to smaller classes at FutureSkills in MediaCity before you transition to the University of Salford main campus for year 2 and 3 of study
  • Study a degree that prepares you for a wide variety of financial management careers, graduate entry into management training, or further study
  • Explore a range of business disciplines with the option to specialise in a specific route in year 2 and 3

Course Summary

This course provides you with the knowledge, insight and skills needed by employers in today's global economy.

You will be able to specialise in areas including Financial and Management Information Systems, Financial Planning, Software Applications and Business Taxation.

You will gain exemptions from some Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) exams, and the professional experience year is also recognised by ACCA as one of the three years of postgraduate experience required for formal certification.

To find out more about this course, please visit the Salford City College website.

Salford City College are named College of the Year 2017

Course Structure

Fees

Full-time: £6,500

These are the fees you will pay whilst studying at the college; you will pay the standard tuition fees for the period when you are studying at the main University of Salford campus.

Year 1
Core Modules    

This module gives you a theoretical and practical introduction to the basics of accounting, including how to prepare financial statements.            
This module introduces you to the key concepts of modern economics, including how markets function as the foundation of contemporary economies.            
You will learn how to present, evaluate and interpret data as a basis for making business decisions. This will include an introduction to using mathematics, statistics and analysis to develop lines of argument and propose solutions to important business problems.            
This module will introduce you to the functional nature of organising and organisations in a global context.            
You will learn about the important contribution of Human Resource Management policy and practice to employee and organisational success in the UK and internationally.            
You will receive an introduction to the theory and practice of marketing - an essential service to the long-term prosperity of organisations and businesses - and apply these principles to real life situations.      

For content of Years 2 and 3 see BSc (Hons) Business and Financial Management at the University of Salford.

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.

Entry Requirements

Qualification Entry requirements
GCSE Minimum of five at grade C/4 or higher, to include English language and maths
UCAS tariff points 104-112
GCE A level GCE A level: BCC with a minimum of two A2 passes
BTEC National Diploma DMM/DMM

Salford Alternative Entry Scheme (SAES)

English Language Requirements

Applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 (no element below 5.5) is proof of this.

Applicant profile

This course offers excellent scope for any student wanting to learn how financial management 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.

Each application will be considered carefully and judged on its own merits.

Equivalent qualifications will also be considered please contact admissions for further information.

Unfortunately, we are not able to accept international applications for this programme.

Teaching

Assessment

The majority of modules are examined. The weighting between exams and coursework varies between modules and years, but exams still play a major role.

Employability

Career Prospects

Graduates have gone on to work with companies like Ernst & Young, Dixons Group plc, British Airways, Cooperative Insurance Services, BMW, American Express, BBC, Citibank, Ladbrokes, Numberica, Office of the Legal Services Ombudsman, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers, Premier Travel Inn, BUPA, Thomson Holidays, BT, DTS Logistics, Greater Manchester Police, and the NHS.

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.

Further Study

Facilities

Year 1 study: FutureSkills consists of 2 state of the art centres next door to each other based in the heart of MediaCityUK – a leading international hub for Creative and Digital sectors. The centre offers specialist courses in Media, Music Production and Performance, AAT, and a wide range of associated apprenticeships.  The courses offered are designed to give learners the opportunity to progress directly into employment, as well as university or other training routes. The provision offered if unique and gives learners opportunities to work closely with employers and gain real work experience outcomes. Students studying at FutureSkills can access University of Salford main campus facilities throughout their studies.

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