School - Salford Business School
Subject area - Business and Management
UCAS Code: G5N1, G500 with professional experience
Start Date(s): September
Three years full-time
Four years with placement year
UK - £9,250 per year
International - £13,320 per year
- Prepares you for 21st century digital business and management
- We have an impressive collection of partners in business, industry and the public sector
- 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
- Overseas study available
- Work/industrial placement opportunity
- International students can apply
Over the past two decades, advancements in information technology have had a massive impact on the way that businesses operate, creating a multitude of new challenges and opportunities for organisations. Digital Business is delivered by an academic team who are actively developing digital solutions and combines practice-based use of digital tools with a challenging academic curriculum.
By working closely with our industry partners, aligning our modules with the current needs of employers and encouraging students to work on their own entrepreneurial projects, we produce highly employable graduates with an essential mixture of business management and digital skills. Conferences like Enterprise Stars and Creative Entrepreneur give students the chance to present their business ideas and win funding and support for their ventures.
With startups springing up around the region and digital skills becoming increasingly sought after, there has never been a better time to study Digital Business at a university that puts industry-relevance at its core. By your final year, you will possess strong digital business skills and have three years’ experience of digital business project work.
Read Tom Mullarkey's blog post about his experiences at Salford Business School and working on the Fan Fit app.
This degree is also offered with a Foundation Year, visit www.salford.ac.uk/ug-courses/business-foundation-year for details.
"We’ve met a lot of business professionals this year. It’s great because we’re getting real life experience now and seeing the next step to get into that business world.
They’re preparing us really well, we had to create a digital portfolio as part of our course. We got a lot of help from the tutors and now we’ve got a website online that we can use for ourselves."Tom Mullarkey, student on BSc Business Information Technology. Programme now titled Digital Business
The programme is for people who want to understand contemporary developments in the digital industry and the future part they can play in this exciting growth area.
Students study the application of technology and examine key business functions through the use of digital tools and modules that develop an understanding of key business management concepts. Case studies on the emergence and impact of disruptive businesses like Uber and Airbnb will be referenced throughout. Designed to meet the needs of employers seeking high-calibre employees, your academic and industry knowledge as well as your practical and professional skills will be enhanced and fine-tuned throughout the programme.
In your first year of study, you’ll build up an understanding of key business concepts. As the course progresses you’ll have the opportunity to specialise according to your interests. To encourage entrepreneurship and put your skills into practice, you’ll have the chance to get involved with the Multi-level Business Project. This unique offering allows you to collaborate with first, second and third year students on a live project briefed by one of our industry partners.
At the end of your second year, you’ll have the opportunity to enhance your industry knowledge and improve your employability through a professional experience year.
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.”
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.
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.