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Business Management with Law

BSc (Hons)

School - Salford Business School

Subject area - Business and Management

UCAS Code: 3N55 (three years), 7Y51 (four years with placement)

Start Date(s): September

Duration:

Three years full-time
Four years full-time with Professional Placement

Fees:

UK - £9,250 per year

International - £13,320 per year

In Brief:

  • Professional development is an important part of this course. The optional work experience year enhances your employment prospects - you won't pay University fees for that year and will earn a wage for your work
  • A focus on global issues is encouraged through the use of international case studies
  • The first year of study provides a strong combination of business management modules and law modules
  • Work/industrial placement opportunity
  • International students can apply

Course Summary

Involving a combination of business management and law modules, studying Business Management with Law is a fantastic opportunity for ambitious individuals to prepare for a wide variety of managerial careers. Graduates who understand the legal needs of organisations, and how regulations impact on their operations, have a marked advantage when entering the world of business.

In today’s fast-paced and changeable business landscape, employers are looking for high-calibre graduates with ambition, applicable skills and industry knowledge. Studying Business Management with Law helps you develop an advanced understanding of business management and legal disciplines as well as the professional skills required for success across a variety of sectors.

You will work on international case studies, focussing on global issues and comparative analysis. Equipping you with a solid foundation in business and management and allowing you to go on and specialise in an area of law, you’ll graduate with a unique and highly desirable skillset.

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

"I did it! I got myself a First!

Thought I'd drop you a line to say thanks for the personal tuition and support during my time here. I really appreciate it. And your module was a lot of fun! Challenging, but really interesting!

I hope that the next cohort of students enjoy the course as much as I did." [email to tutor]

Michael Scaife, BSc Business with Law

Course Details

Graduates who can effectively apply academic knowledge of business, management and law are highly sought after by employers. At Salford Business School, we ensure that there is an industry focus at the heart of every programme we deliver. This means that the modules you study have been designed to reflect the current needs of employers and to be relevant to current business trends.

Throughout Business Management with Law, you will establish a core knowledge of key business and legal concepts.

Along with exploring academically-rigorous modules in business management and law, Professional Development will help you to focus on your employability and the enhancement of your professional skills. The Professional Experience year, offered after your second year of study, gives you the opportunity to put your skills and knowledge into practice, improve your employability and earn a salary for the work you do.

Year 1      

This module provides an introduction to key foundational aspects of the theory and practice of marketing, which are essential to the long term prosperity of organisations and applicable to all specialisations within business. It will enable students to apply marketing principles to real life marketing situations.
This module provides an insight into the distinct contribution of Human Resource Management policy and practice to employee and organisational performance within a UK and international comparative context.  
This module provides a practical introduction to accounting and its role in the management of organisations. It will introduce students to the main financial statements produced by organisations and external bodies. Issues associated with presenting and interpreting financial statements, the role of budgeting, costing, and the management of working capital, will be introduced. Also, the concepts of financial planning, control and decision-making will be addressed.                        
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.  As part of the module you will follow a series of online challenges and events to complete the iDEA award - the Duke of York Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award (find out more at www.idea.org.uk).    
This module aims to give you an appreciation of how English Law is created and prepares you for more specialist Business Law modules in your second and third years of study. You will develop an understanding of the aspect of English Law that impact critically upon business practice and learn how to apply legal rules to solve organisational problems.
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 provides an insight into the uses of an interdisciplinary behavioural science approach to aid human resource management within and between UK and international organisations. It aims to develop an understanding of interrelationships and behavioural manifestations at three levels of analysis within organisations:  individual, group and organisational. The module explores the dynamic nature of personal, social and professional relationships within a broad range of business, public and voluntary organisations and the broader international external environment. Practical comparative case studies are utilised and advice about the management of individual, group and organisational behaviour drawn from cutting-edge academic research-informed evidence, newspapers, other media sources, and practising managers/entrepreneurs. Students will be guided to recognise and diagnose behavioural problems that may be occurring in an organisational setting and subsequently provide an analysis of the situation along with recommendations for improvement.                        
You will learn about the role of law across international boundaries by considering the rules of public and private international law. This module puts these rules into a context of international trade law and intellectual property law.                        
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.
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.
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 give you an introduction to the theory applicable to employee engagement in an organisational setting. Through Employee Engagement and Reward, you will explore critical arguments and theory in relation to employee engagement strategies and learn how to apply your knowledge of pay and reward systems to the strategic plans of organisations.

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.      
This module provides you with a broad and comprehensive understanding of the way in which the employment relationship is experienced, regulated and contested in a variety of contrasting organisations in both the UK and internationally. Real-life practical case study examples are used and advice is supported by research and engagement with a range of external HRM managers and other employment relations practitioners.
This module will build knowledge in the areas of; law of contract, tort and EU law.  It will also develop understanding of those aspects of employment law which provide the legal framework for employment relations and regulate the work environment. The module explores issues associated with employers’ duties and employees’ rights. Students will examine the application of legal principles related to equal opportunities and discrimination at work.    
This module covers the law relating to the formation, financing and management of companies, and related corporate activity.
Service Sector Entrepreneurship provides you with a course of study in entrepreneurship, business risk analysis, legislation ethics and social responsibility in small business development. The programme is designed to allow you to critically evaluate environmental, operational and strategic factors involved in the setup of a service business.

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 great scope for any student wanting to learn how Business Management and Law play 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.

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

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

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:

  • Ernst & Young
  • Dixons Group plc
  • British Airways
  • Cooperative Insurance Services
  • BMW
  • American Express
  • BBC
  • Citibank

"My placement year [working as a technical account manager at Microsoft] has been, undeniably, one of the best career decisions I've made.  Beyond all of the networking and skills and opportunities, it's pretty nice to be on a salary and earning credit towards your degree, whilst you're at it.

"I've had the opportunity to take on real responsibility, both interacting with Microsoft's customers as well as working on big, influential projects with senior staff members. I've gotten to meet a whole host of really great, intelligent people who've given me invaluable career advice and helped me build up my network before I've even left uni!"

Michael Scaife, working with Microsoft

Career Prospects

Business Management with Law equips graduates with skills and knowledge that are applicable to a variety of sectors and positions. With the option to take part in a paid work placement following your second year, you won’t only gain an understanding of key theories and concepts, but learn how to put them into practice in a real-world setting.

Salford Business School alumni can be found enjoying careers at organisations of all shapes and sizes: BMW, American Express, BBC, Citibank, Ladbrokes and Numberica to name just a few. As a graduate with a degree in Business Management with Law, you will be well placed to embark on careers in personnel management right through to finance.

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.

The Business Management with Law curriculum is developed with input from industry partners. 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 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.

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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