Professional development is an important part of this course. Students can choose to follow a Professional Experience Year
A very supportive learning environment is provided by experienced academics/practitioners. Practice-based and research informed lectures, seminars, and the personal tutor system, are all in place to support our students
The first year of study provides a strong combination of business management modules and law modules
The first year of study is specifically designed to equip you with the business knowledge and skills necessary for success in your chosen career. Employers need responsible and capable individuals with a range of business and management knowledge. You will engage with business management and law modules, which provide a foundation of knowledge in these areas. Later in the course you will be introduced to specialist areas, such as; Commercial and Consumer Law, Cyberlaw, and Intellectual Property Law.
This strong foundation of business management with law education provides a platform that will prepare you for a wide variety of managerial careers.
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.
Each academic year is divided into two semesters, during which you will study three modules worth 20 credits each, making a total of six modules studied each year worth 120 credits. On graduation you will have taken eighteen modules altogether, which makes up the 360 credits required for an honours degree.
If you take a professional placement year between your second and third years, you will accumulate a further 60 credits.
The first year of study 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. However, students on the business management and law programme will take a specific Business Law module in the first year of the programme.
The second year focus of the programme is on professional development, aspects of business management, elements of organizational behaviour, and operations management. This will develop and deepen your understanding of the subject area. You will take modules relating to core areas of management and continue to enhance your understanding of law through Intellectual Property law, and Company law.
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!
On completion of Year 2 you may choose to undertake either a paid placement or study abroad for a year.
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.
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, to include 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 26 points for International Baccalaureate Diploma (27 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.
You will benefit from a wide range of teaching methods which keep your studies interesting. Lectures, seminars, practical workshops, mooting exercises and case study classes are used across our modules and ensure variety in your learning experience. This is further enhanced by our Virtual Learning Environment and the use of podcasts, blogs, discussion boards and electronic voting systems, which making classes highly interactive.
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:
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:
|Type of Study||Fee|
|Full-time||£9250 per year|
|Full-time International||£12,000 per year|
A range of scholarships and bursaries are available to Home/EU and International students.
Further information is available at:
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.
3N55 (three years), 7Y51 (four years with placement)
Start Dates: September
Three years full-time
Four years full-time with Professional Placement