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Chartered Manager (Business and Management) Degree Apprenticeship

BSc (Hons)

School - Salford Business School

Subject area - Business and Management

Fees/Funding: The cost of the apprenticeship will be covered by your employer and/or the Government. You will need to cover the cost of any study materials plus travel to and from campus if required. Please note, due to the nature of apprenticeships and how they are funded (by the government and the employer), apprentices will not be eligible for student finance - this includes tuition fee loans and maintenance loans.

Start Dates(s): January; June; September


The typical duration for this apprenticeship is four years, but will depend on the previous experience of the apprentice. You will have a maximum of five years to complete the programme.

In Brief:

  • The Degree Apprenticeship route will allow you to work and study for your degree at the same time as well as taking advantage of employer and government funding.
  • With the Degree Apprenticeship, your employer and/or the Government will pay your tuition fees and you will be earning a salary.
  • 100% of students say that staff on this course are good at explaining things [source: University of Salford analysis of unpublished NSS data 2018]
  • A part-time only course

Course Summary

With a curriculum that is career-focused and industry-informed, Business and Management at Salford Business School prepares you for a range of managerial careers. As a Business and Management student, you’ll develop a holistic knowledge of management theory and learn how to apply it to business scenarios.

Salford Business School maintains excellent links with businesses both locally and around the globe. These industry links help us to ensure that our programmes are designed around the current needs of employers and provide exciting placement opportunities for undergraduate students.

By studying Business and Management, you’ll not only graduate with an advanced knowledge of management theory, but with the experience, professional skills and industry insights to embark on an exciting career across multiple sectors and roles.  

A Chartered Manager is someone who can take responsibility for people, projects, operations and/or services to deliver long term organisational success, with the professional recognition of their ability to deliver impact, behave ethically and demonstrate their commitment to continual learning and development.

The programme, designed in collaboration with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), and regional and national employers, provides the knowledge and skills you will need to become a confident management professional.

You can study this degree apprenticeship programme as a full degree level qualification (BSc (Hons) Business and Management) or you can study the first year separately as a standalone apprenticeship programme:

Please contact us at to find out more about these options.

Please note, due to the nature of apprenticeships and how they are funded (by the government and the employer), apprentices will not be eligible for student finance - this includes tuition fee loans and maintenance loans.

“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

Year 1            

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.                              
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.                              
In this module, you will learn about the economic basis of business and will give you the opportunity to learn how businesses operate in the UK and internationally                        
This module will enable you to present, evaluate and interpret quantitative data in order to develop a capacity for making business decisions. It will introduce you to the mathematical prerequisites for developing lines of argument and making sound judgements.                        
This module will develop your knowledge of the underlying concepts and principles of organisations and an ability to evaluate and interpret these within the context of organisations in a global environment.You will be able to evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches to solving problems related  to peoples’ behaviour in the workplace and organisational issues.                        

Year 2        

On completion of this module you will be able to recognise the role of Operations Management in contributing to the realisation of organisational objectives in a competitive global environment and utilise a range of tools and techniques in order to aid decision-making in complex and unpredictable contexts across a range of business sectors.                  
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 allow you to develop your knowledge and critical understanding of the principles of effective project management within a global business context and the ways in which these principles have developed. It will give you an understanding of project management skills techniques, methods  and  tools and their application and limitations.                  
This module will develop your ability to initiate, implement, review and appraise management objectives and decisions within the context of a dynamic, competitive market environment. It will also allow you to develop an understanding of the complex interactions that characterise decision-making in organisation, and consequently the importance of thinking beyond a single functional perspective.                  
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 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.                              

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 will enable you to understand the nature of international business, the international business environment and their inter-relationships. You will also be able to understand and evaluate relevant concepts and theories of international trade, investment and internationalisation of business.              
This module will enable you to understand the nature of services within the business environment and to develop a detailed understanding of the marketing process adopted by a range of public and private sector service organisations.              
As a 40 credit module, the Dissertation takes up two of your final year options. Choosing to undertake a dissertation allows you to identify and focus on a specialist area of research related to your organisation. Through this module, you execute a substantial piece of independent research  and  produce a scholarly and critical dissertation as a result.

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

Unfortunately we are not able to recruit international students onto our Higher and Degree Apprenticeship programmes. We do however accept international qualifications (subject to approval).

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.

Please do not apply through UCAS for this degree apprenticeship programme. You will need to be employed full-time in a relevant role and your employer must be willing to support you through this programme.  In order to find and apply for apprenticeship vacancies, please see the vacancy portal below:


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.


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.


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.


The programme structure will be delivered to degree apprentices on a part-time, day release basis. 

Apprentices may start at any one of three points in the year – September, January and June with trimesters delivered on a rolling basis.


The apprenticeship levy was introduced in April 2017 and requires all employers operating in the UK, with a pay bill of over £3 million each year to invest in apprenticeships.

The funding policy supports the changes to the way apprenticeships in England are paid for, underpinned by the apprenticeship levy of 0.5% of the annual pay bill for companies paying over £3 million per year.

There is also a co-investment model for companies who will not be paying into the levy. The government will cover 90% of the cost of the apprenticeship and the employer will only have to contribute the remaining 10%. Once payments have been declared to HMRC, employers will now have access to a digital apprenticeship account from which they will be able to access funding to pay for apprenticeship training.

The maximum amount of money allocated to each standard falls into one of 15 funding bands, ranging from £1,500 to £27,000. The Chartered Manager standard has been allocated the following funding band:

Funding band: 15
Funding band maximum: £27,000

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