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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


Three years full-time
Four years with work placement


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

This course will provide you with the necessary skills to compete in today’s competitive global markets. You will gain a wide and varied business education, preparing you for opportunities across a range of managerial careers.

All business and management students study the same modules in their first year. In your second and final year modules you will specialise and focus on the subjects which most interest you.

The Professional Development module in the second year helps you to develop the skills you need – presentation skills, networking, interview techniques etc – to move more easily into successful employment.

Through the Study Abroad programme, you could choose to spend your second year studying on an international exchange with one of our global partner institutions in Europe, the US or the rest of the world.

This degree is also offered with a Foundation Year, visit 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

Course Details

This course allows you to either specialise or follow an integrated programme and the modular design gives you considerable choice.

Course Structure

Year 1

Provides a foundation in business disciplines necessary to support the subjects studied in the second and final year. Students from a wide variety of education backgrounds are taught subjects to a common standard during this first year. This allows us to accept students without specific subject requirements.

Year 2

The second year focus is on the management of business operations and functional areas; this will develop and deepen your understanding of the subjects in which you choose to specialise. You will take modules relating to core areas of management and continue to enhance your management skills as the programme unfolds. You may also continue to study a language.

Year 3

You may wish to study a range of modules covering a number of major management functions.


Year 1  

All business and management 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 management knowledge at the end of their first year.  

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 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.      
This module introduces you to the key concepts of modern economics, including how markets function as the foundation of contemporary economies.      
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.      


Choose one from:  

This module will introduce you to the functional nature of organising and organisations in a global context.      


You will develop your knowledge and competence in a foreign language, while also learning more about the countries where it is spoken for professional purposes.      

Year 2  

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:  

  • BSc (Hons) Business and Financial Management    
  • BSc (Hons) International Events Management    
  • BSc (Hons) Business and Economics    
  • BSc (Hons) International Business    
  • BSc (Hons) Business Management with Sport    
  • BSc (Hons) Business and Tourism Management    
  • BSc (Hons) Marketing    
  • BSc (Hons) Human Resource Management   

You can also choose to undertake a study exchange abroad for one semester or one year during your second year. We provide you with extensive support through workshops, personal guidance, tests and interview practice to help this opportunity become a reality.

Graduates with international experience are increasingly sought by employers because they gain highly valuable skill sets living and studying in a different country.

Salford Business School study abroad opportunities are available across Europe and the rest of the world – don’t miss out on this exciting chance to learn while exploring new places and making friends from all over the world!


This module focuses on developing your understanding of relationships and behaviour in organisations between individuals and in groups. You will also explore the nature of personal, social and professional relationships across a broad range of businesses, public and voluntary organisations.      
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.      
This module helps you develop a systematic understanding of the management of resources and operations worldwide. You will focus on functions and processes in organisations, and their impact on external environments.      
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 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.      


Choose one from:  

This module will develop your ability to initiate, implement, review and appraise management objectives and decisions in a dynamic and competitive market environment.      


You will continue to strengthen your knowledge of a foreign language and its use for professional purposes in the countries where it is spoken.      

Optional Year  

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.        

Year 3  


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.      
This module allows you to examine in detail the internationalisation of business environments while evaluating concepts and theories of global trade and investment.      
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 improve your skills and knowledge in using and reviewing secondary and primary research to solve business problems and prepare viable proposals for future research or consultancy.      
This module will help you consider the nature of services in business, beginning with a detailed review of the marketing processes used by public and private sector organisations.      


Choose one from:  

This module provides an insight into the contribution of International Human Resource Management policy and practice and how it impacts employee and organisational success. You will review the effective management of human resources and employment relations across different national circumstances using        real-life case studies and expert analysis of international human resources management.      
You will learn about the complexity behind international marketing and relevant theory and consumer markets. This will prove particularly important in developing your knowledge of strategic marketing practice across different social environments.      
Looking at the operation of foreign exchange markets and their significance to business, you will focus on the rationale for trade and investment, as well as international risk management.      
You will continue to strengthen your knowledge of a foreign language and its use for professional purposes in the countries where it is spoken.

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
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 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.

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.


This programme is also available as a Degree Apprenticeship. In order to apply for the apprenticeship route, please email us at 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 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 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.


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.


You will gain valuable new skills which prepare you for work, graduate entry into management training programmes, or further study. Our recent graduates have gained employment with leading companies including:

  • Ernst & Young
  • Dixons Group plc
  • British Airways
  • BMW
  • Citibank
  • Ladbrokes
  • KPMG
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Premier Travel Inn
  • BUPA
  • Thomson Holidays
  • Greater Manchester Police

Career Prospects

Our comprehensive range of business and management undergraduate degree courses 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.

Links with Industry

Our course team maintains excellent relations with local and national businesses and management 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 you with that extra edge when it comes to securing a job.

We teach the skills that employers need and as a result, our graduates enjoy excellent international career prospects.

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 work with an employer which could be a local, national or international organisation.  Our students have worked in a wide variety of organisations from financial services to manufacturing – in 2016-17, these included such as Red Alert fashion agency and Peninsula business management consultants.  You will receive support from the School's dedicated Employability Hub and from your industrial placements tutor both before and during your placement.

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.

I went into my placement feeling a little anxious as I didn't know what to expect, but came out feeling a lot more confident in my abilities, both personal and professional. My placement really helped motivate me for my final year at university as I have experienced first hand what graduate life could be like."  Anisah Khaliq, worked as an intern at Reed Business, Manchester

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


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.

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