Business Management with Law
BSc (Hons)

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Salford Business School

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International Students can apply

3 good reasons to study Business Management with Law at Salford

1.

Professional development is an important part of this course. Students can choose to follow a Professional Experience Year

2.

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

3.

The first year of study provides a strong combination of business management modules and law modules

Course Summary

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.

Course Details

Course Structure

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.    

YEAR 1    

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.    

This module provides an insight into the distinct contribution of Human Resource Management policy and practice to employee and organisational performance and success within a UK and international comparative context.  Students will be supported in developing an understanding of the interrelationship        between the dynamic nature of social relationships within a range of organisations, the broader external environment, and the effective management of human resources and employment relations. Incorporated in this area of study are ‘Real-life’ practical case study examples and advice about        the management of human resources drawn from cutting-edge research-informed evidence and engagement with a range of external HRM managers and other employment relations practitioners.            
This module provides a practical introduction to accounting and its role in the management of organizations. 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.            
This module introduces students to key concepts in modern economics, in particular the functioning of markets as the foundation of contemporary economies. It presents an overview of the main microeconomic principles of economic behaviour and the main concepts within macroeconomics, and explores the        relationship between these microeconomic principles and macroeconomic concepts. This module aims to equip students with an understanding of the role of economics in business, public and private decision-making.            
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. In particular, it is recognised that marketing is increasingly influenced by technological developments and that the next generation of graduates need to develop their professional skills in the digital arena, and to understand the impact of organisations' marketing activities in a global        interconnected world.            
This module will prepare students for specialist law modules in years two and three of the programme. It will cover aspects of EU and English Law that impact upon business practice. Students will develop the ability to apply legal rules to solve problems, and manage legal changes and developments in        business practice.            
This module enables students to present, evaluate and interpret quantitative data in order to develop a capacity for making business decisions. It will introduce students to the mathematical prerequisites for developing lines of argument and making sound judgements. Students will be supported in developing        an awareness of established mathematical and statistical techniques to initiate and undertake critical analysis of information and propose appropriate solutions to business problems.            

YEAR 2    

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.    

CORE MODULES

This module introduces present-day costing techniques and their uses in the contemporary manufacturing and business environment. Students will explore the use of management accounting information for decision making and performance measurement. Also, current issues in information technology together with theoretical evaluation will be explored.            
This module provides an insight into the uses of an interdisciplinary behavioural science approach to aid human resource management, performance and comparison 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, whilst exploring 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 utilized 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 of the rules of public and private international law. This module puts these rules into a context of international trade law and intellectual property law.            
The overall aim of this module is to develop a systematic understanding of the management of resources and operations within a global marketplace. The module will focus on developing an advanced appreciation of the functions and processes within organisations, and their impact on the external environment.            
Building on the embedded skills developed during the first year of study, this module aims to enable the student to plan and carry out appropriate professional development activities to increase employability and performance, including self presentation, professional networking, project planning and implementation, team working, influencing and multimedia communication. The module aims to equip the student with the experience required to position themselves in the global employment marketplace.            
This module will enable students to acquire a sound knowledge of the law relating to companies and their management. Students will develop the capability to apply legal principles to the solution of problems in the corporate context, and also develop an appreciation of policy in the principles and practice        of company law.            

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.                

You can 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 practise to help this opportunity become a reality.                

Graduates with international experience are increasingly sought by employers because they gain highly valuable skillsets 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!                

YEAR 3    

CORE MODULES

Managers rely on research-based information to make informed decisions. This module therefore aims to develop students’ understanding of the secondary sources and primary research methodologies available to solve business problems.  In particular, it aims to develop the knowledge and skills required to evaluate published business research and consultancy in relation to its methodology and findings and to prepare viable proposals for future research/consultancy.            
This module provides students with an appreciation and in-depth understanding of the implications of Business Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability within national and international organisations. It also develops students’ knowledge with respect to the importance of the balance between shareholders, stakeholders and the purpose and values of the organisation. Students are encouraged to explore the roles of social and technological innovation in global ethical organisations in order to prepare for future employability.            
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 guides and supports students in acquiring an organization-wide perspective through exploring strategy techniques and processes within the global environment. It aims to prepare students for a career in business and management and to develop the next generation manager. Within the context of the module, students apply the knowledge and understanding of strategy to a variety of real-world organizations. This develops students’ ability to deploy established techniques of analysis and enquiry, some of which are at the forefront of strategic research and practice.            
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 will also explore 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 a growing area of legal practice. In today's online society an understanding of the law in cyberspace is now vital. You will consider topics including cybercrime, data protection and internet regulatory issues.

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 or higher, to include English language and maths
UCAS tariff points BSc: 260-300 points
With Professional Experience: 280-320 points
GCE A level BSc: BCC with a minimum of two A2 passes
With Professional Experience: BBC with a minimum of two A2 passes
BTEC National Diploma DMM/DMM - DDM with placement
International Baccalaureate indicatively 24 points for International Baccalaureate Diploma (25 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

Teaching

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.

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
  • Ladbrokes
  • Numberica
  • Office of the Legal Services Ombudsman
  • KPMG
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Premier Travel Inn
  • BUPA
  • Thomson Holidays
  • BT
  • DTS Logistics
  • Greater Manchester Police
  • The NHS

Our recent graduates have gone on to enjoy careers in areas including:

  • Personnel management
  • Accountancy
  • Marketing management
  • PR
  • Market research
  • Corporate planning
  • Operational research
  • Systems analysis
  • Computer programming
  • Purchasing
  • Banking

Career Prospects

Alumni Profile

Links with Industry

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:

  • NatWest
  • Barclays
  • The Cooperative Bank
  • BP
  • Esso
  • Shell
  • IBM
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Compaq
  • Ford
  • Vauxhall
  • Jaguar
  • Nissan
  • Marks & Spencer
  • Selfridges
  • Sainsbury’s
  • Eli Lilly
  • Glaxo
  • ICI
  • The NHS

Placement Opportunities

Further Study

Fees and Funding

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.