Our Centre for Sports Business has an outstanding record of expertise in sports analytics, economics and finance
Top industry connections with organisations like Sporting Solutions, which recently entered into a collaboration with us to establish a Trading School of Excellence for the betting industry
Benefit from the knowledge of high profile visiting speakers such as Rick Parry, the Premier League’s first chief executive
This course provides you with a challenging and vocationally relevant business education, as well as a detailed understanding of the key issues facing sports organisations.
You will learn to appreciate the concepts and characteristics of sport management as an area of academic and applied study.
This will develop your ability to learn independently helping you develop towards a career in sport management and other management opportunities.
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.
All Business Management with Sport 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 Management with Sport knowledge at the end of their first year.
Choose one from:
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:
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!
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On completion of Year 2 you may choose to undertake either a paid placement or study abroad for a year.
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.
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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 at grade C or higher, to include English language and maths|
|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.
We are looking for people who are really interested in sport and who want to participate in organising or managing sport in their future career.
You will most likely have an involvement in some form of competitive or recreational sport, and will also need to demonstrate good levels of academic knowledge, which does not have to be specific to the subject of sport.
Students with a wide range of knowledge, including business, technology, leisure, hospitality, media, and health can bring important skills and knowledge that contribute to the course as a whole.
Each application will be considered carefully and judged on its own merits.
Equivalent qualifications will also be considered please contact admissions for further information
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.
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.
This course effectively broadens the career options of graduates and equips you with the opportunity to compete effectively in the marketplace for management positions across a wide range of employers.
Additionally, you will enjoy the opportunity of improved access to sports organisations and a variety of other companies where knowledge and understanding a key consideration for employers. Our recent graduates have gained employment with leading companies including:
Volunteer Development Officer, Manchester Leisure
'As a mature student going back to study was a daunting prospect, however I needn't have worried and my decision was quickly accepted as the correct one. In the three years I learnt so much, while the highlight had to be my work placement which gave me exposure, confidence and vital contacts within the industry.’
All students are encouraged to take part in a 12-month period of professional experience. This gives you the opportunity to apply the skills, knowledge and understanding gained in your first two years of the course in a real working environment. You will be required to make a decision on this option during your second year.
Placements can be arranged with a large variety of organisations, including those involved in commerce, industry and the non-profit sector.
Salford Business School has established strong links with many organisations who place a high value on our students. In addition to the work placement, you may also undertake a number of occupational modules that will enable you to develop skills required for the workplace.
For example, specific occupational skills relevant to the vocational pathway will be developed and assessed in modules such as Event Planning and Development, Sports Leadership, Sports Development, Sport Psychology and Sport and Social issues.
|Type of Study||Fee|
|Full-time||£9250 per year|
|Full-time International||£12,000 per year|
You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.
A range of scholarships and bursaries are available to Home/EU and International students.
Further information is available at:
N2C6 (NN89 with Professional Experience)
Start Dates: September
3 years BSc (Hons) BSc Business Management with Sport
4 years BSc (Hons) BSc Business Management with Sport with Professional Experience Year
All three related courses are offered with optional Professional Experience Year.
“Salford Business School provided me with the right tools and opportunities to prepare myself for a career in strategic sports management, as well as the right education, knowledge and understanding to last me throughout my career.”
Callum Donnely - BSc (Hons) Business Management with Sport Graduate and now Development Manager (Sport), Merseyside Sports Partnership