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Business and Management

BSc (Hons)

School - Salford Business School

Subject area - Business and Management

UCAS Code: N100 (three years), NN12 (four years with placement)

Start Dates(s): September

Duration:

Three years full-time
Four years with work placement

Fees:

UK - £9,250 per year

International - £13,320 per year

In Brief:

  • Study a degree that prepares you for a wide variety of management careers, graduate entry into management training, or further study
  • Take advantage of the work experience year, often with world-leading organisations such as American Express, British Airways and KPMG. You pay no fees during the placement year and will earn a wage for the work that you do.
  • 94% of Business and Management students believe that, as a result of the course, they have improved their career prospects [source: NSS 2017]
  • Overseas study available
  • Work/industrial placement opportunity
  • International students can apply

Course Summary

With a curriculum that is career-focused and industry-informed, Business and Management at Salford Business School prepares you for a range of managerial careers. As a Business and Management student, you’ll develop a holistic knowledge of management theory and learn how to apply it to business scenarios.

Salford Business School maintains excellent links with businesses both locally and around the globe. These industry links help us to ensure that our programmes are designed around the current needs of employers and provide exciting placement opportunities for undergraduate students.

By studying Business and Management, you’ll not only graduate with an advanced knowledge of management theory, but with the experience, professional skills and industry insights to embark on an exciting career across multiple sectors and roles.  

This degree is also offered with a Foundation Year, visit www.salford.ac.uk/ug-courses/business-foundation-year for details.

Read about Stefanos Patelis' experiences on the Business & Management programme on his blog post

“For the past three years, my course has given me a great insight into how the business world works. Modules such as, ‘Business Statistics’, ‘Accounting’, ‘Human Resource Management’ and ‘Economics’, have enriched my knowledge of the field and taught me the basics about how to handle significant amounts of data, staff, operational activities, budgeting, and much more.”

Stefanos Patelis - BSc Business and Management
https://vimeo.com/239834964

Course Details

Beginning with the core modules studied in your first year, an industry focus underpins the entirety of the Business and Management programme. From the understanding of key business concepts developed in the first year of the course, you will go on to explore more specialised theories and learn skills that will be transferrable across multiple business functions.

The business landscape is constantly evolving; by aligning our syllabus with current business trends, we ensure you are equipped with highly employable skills. Modules like Management of Business Operations, the Dissertation and Project Management help to transform you from an ambitious individual into a skilled and business-minded graduate.

Year 1    

This module gives you a theoretical and practical introduction to the basics of accounting, including how to prepare financial statements.      
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.      
In this module, you’ll develop the digital and business skills essential for a high level career. You’ll gain experience of specific digital tools as well as practicing professional skills such as self-management, presenting and communication.    
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.      
This module focuses on helping you develop an appreciation of the functions within business operations, the key processes within the organisation and their impact on responsiveness to the external environment in which they operate.

Year 2

This module will enable you to plan and carry out appropriate professional development activities to increase your employability and performance. These include self-presentation, professional networking, project planning and implementation, team working, influencing and multimedia communication. You will gain all the necessary experience required to take advantage of global employment opportunities.    

This innovative module has been nominated for the Course and Curriculum Design award in the 2018 Guardian University Awards.  One participant commented “It was thanks to this module that I gained a much better understanding of what employers are looking for and where I stand in comparison to that from the marks and feedback received… This proves to me I do have the experience and competencies sought after by employers. Realising this has really boosted my confidence.”
This module introduces you to the operation of global legal systems and the areas of law that underpin the practice of effective business management. You will develop a working knowledge of law relating to contracts and their effective negotiation in different business environments.      
This module is designed to help you develop a systematic understanding of logistics aspects and distribution management within a global marketplace. On completion, you will understand the various activities that make up international logistics and distribution management and appreciate the use of different methods adopted by organisations to generate a competitive advantage.  
Through this module, you will develop the knowledge required to evaluate published research and consultancy in relation to its methodology and findings. You will also gain an appreciation of the importance of business models by using a variety of methodologies and methods.
This module introduces you to the use of costing techniques in manufacturing and business environments. You will explore the use of management accounting information for decision making and performance measurement, and current issues in information technology.      

OPTIONAL MODULES

The Digital Workplace develops your understanding of the application of digital technologies in organisations. The module helps you to develop a critical awareness of the relationship between people and workplaces in the future, together with the opportunity for exploration of implementation issues of digital strategy.
This modules is designed to help you develop an understanding of event management practices in an international context. Through Managing International Events, you will gain an appreciation of the concepts, range, dimensions and characteristics of contemporary events within the UK and globally.
In the Project Management module, you’ll develop a critical understanding of effective project management within a global business context. The module facilitates an understanding of project management skills, techniques, methods and tools and their applications and limitations.

Optional Year    

All of our BSc 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 School 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.

Year 3

This module gives you an in-depth understanding of the implications of Business Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability in national and international organisations. You will also explore the roles of social and technological innovation in ethical organisations worldwide.
You will consider how strategy is implemented in business and management and apply your knowledge and understanding in a variety of real world business scenarios.      
In this module, you will work as part of a team in an online business simulation. Acting as the management team in a competitive business environment, you will solve business problems and learn about the relationships between different areas of business. This modules gives you a chance to test your entrepreneurship, business planning and your ability to manage change in an uncertain environment.
This module gives you a systematic understanding of purchasing and supply chain management within a global marketplace. It is designed to help you understand the various activities that make up purchasing and supply chain and appreciate the use of the different methods adopted by companies to generate a competitive advantage.

OPTIONAL MODULES

As a 40 credit module, the Dissertation takes up two of your final year options. Choosing to undertake a dissertation allows you to identify and focus on a specialist area of research related to an aspect of your degree programme. Through this module, you execute a substantial piece of independent research and produce a scholarly and critical dissertation as a result. As well as being a great way to prepare you for postgraduate study, your dissertation can also be presented to potential employers as evidence of your analytical and research skills.
In this module, you will analyse the impact of digital technologies on organisations and critically appraise a range of technologies in the rapidly changing areas of digital practice, research and development. Technology Innovation gives you the requisite skills and knowledge to respond to future technological developments personally and for organisations.
Service Sector Entrepreneurship gives you the chance to critically evaluate environmental, operational and strategic factors involved in the setup of a service business. Through the module, you will study concepts related to the risk analysis, legislation ethics and social responsibility involved with small service business development.

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
You must fulfil our GCSE entry requirements as well as one of the requirements listed below.
Maths and English at grade C or grade 4
UCAS tariff points BSc: 104-112 points
With Professional Experience: 112-120 points
GCE A level BCC-BBC with a minimum of two A2 passes. With professional experience year: BBC-BBB with a minimum of two A2 passes
BTEC National Diploma DMM
International Baccalaureate Indicatively 30 points for International Baccalaureate Diploma (31 points with experience year)

Salford Alternative Entry Scheme (SAES)

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.

English Language Requirements

For admission to programmes of study at the University an applicant for whom English is not a first language 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.

Applicant profile

This course offers excellent scope for any student wanting to learn how 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. This course will appeal to a 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.

STUDY THIS PROGRAMME AS A DEGREE APPRENTICESHIP  

This programme is also available as a Degree Apprenticeship. In order to apply for the apprenticeship route, please email us at apprenticeships@salford.ac.uk or alternatively, complete our online enquiry form here. Please do not apply through UCAS for this mode of study as this is not the correct route to apply for a Degree Apprenticeship programme.  For more information on all of our apprenticeship programmes, please visit our website.

Fees and Funding

Fees

Fees 2018-19

Type of Study Fee
Full-time £9,250 per year
Part-time Your annual fee will be calculated pro rata to the full-time fee according to the number of credits you are studying.
Full-time International £13,320 per year

Additional costs

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

Teaching

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 provides you with that extra edge when it comes to securing a job.

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 module studies. This ensures you will be highly skilled in time for your placements, year abroad experience and final year studies.

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.

Employability

You will gain valuable new skills which prepare you for work, graduate entry into management training programmes, or further study.

Our Business and Management graduates have gained employment with leading companies including:

  • Ernst & Young
  • Dixons Group plc
  • British Airways
  • BYN Mellon
  • HSBC
  • RBS
  • Manchester United

Career Prospects

The skills and knowledge gained by studying Business and Management are practical and applicable across a wide range of business functions. BNY Mellon, HSBC, RBS and Manchester United are just a few of the organisations that our students have gone on to secure positions with.

With opportunities to take part in a year-long paid work placement, a dedicated Professional Development module and support from the Business School’s Employability Hub, we ensure you are equipped with the skills and experience employers are looking for.

Links with Industry

The University of Salford grew out of the institutes of the late 19th century that provided a talented, technically proficient and professional workforce to support the UK’s rapidly growing industries. In the 21st century, this still holds strong. Whilst industry has changed significantly, the need industry-focussed education is equally relevant today.

As an ILM accredited Business School, we teach the skills that employers need and as a result, our graduates enjoy excellent international career prospects.

Mercedes-Benz Cars UK Limited, CEVA Logistics, Tata and JCB all had input on the content delivered on BSc Business and Management during its development.  

The curriculum across our undergraduate courses balances academic teaching and professional experience, allowing you to apply theory in practice in a way that has been proven to produce highly employable, articulate business professionals who have forged the contacts that will help develop their future careers.

Placement Opportunities

You can enhance your career options with a year-long work placement giving you the opportunity to apply the skills, knowledge and understanding you have gained in the first two years of the course.   Taking a placement between your second and final year helps to further develop your 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.  

You will arrange your work placement with support from the School’s dedicated Employability Hub and from your industrial placements tutor both before and during your placement. The placement year gives you an additional 60 credits towards your final results.

During this year, you will not pay fees to the University and will earn a wage for the work that you do.

There are different entry requirements and course codes for the Professional Experience Year option. 

"I absolutely love how my placement gave me a sense of identity and achievement. I wasn't made to feel like 'The Work Experience Kid', and my experience as a whole was very fulfilling - with the responsibility and the pressure of meeting targets, came the feeling of accomplishment and pride.

The placement year has been a remarkable experience so far. It is one of the best decisions I made while at University. The competition is high out here, and a placement year is a great way to get into the business sector faster. The experience you get from those 12 months, make you a stronger candidate for your target job and a interesting personality.

Go out, make mistakes, follow your dreams, stay passionate, and never forget to love what you do.”  Stefanos Patelis, worked as intern with SALFOOD

Further Study

Want to find out more about Salford Business School?  Visit www.salford.ac.uk/business-school

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.

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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