Business Courses at Salford

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The world needs good business leaders, able to plan, act and get results.  Salford Business School offers one of the most practical Business Management educations. On all our business management courses, you’ll develop your knowledge by working on live projects set by our industry partners, practising your learning on work placements and accessing a range of hands-on opportunities. We'll also support you to develop the soft skills employers are looking for: team working, communication and leadership as well as digital skills, creative thinking and ethical practice.

Business Management portfolio

We offer a flexible portfolio of Business Management degrees so you can choose your specialist course. You’ll study the core skills you need to be an effective business leader and choose the subject pathway that allows you to follow your interests. Along the way, you build your own portfolio of learning with the opportunity to try out new areas. A range of short modules introduce you to new topics so you can find out more about the subject and maybe discover a new interest. You will study at our University of Salford campus close to Manchester city centre.

Bring curiosity, build confidence, develop resilience. Become unstoppable.

BSc Business Management
BSc International Business Management
BSc Business with Human Resource Management

BSc Business Management with Marketing
BSc Business Management with Law

BSc Business Management with Finance
BSc Business Management with Economics
BSc Business Management with Innovation and Technology
BSc Business Management with Sport
BSc Business with Supply Chain and Project Management

All programmes are available with Professional Placement Year and Foundation Year

Not ready to choose your career pathway yet?

Business Management is an excellent introduction to the world of business, you get a chance to explore different topics in your first year and, if you know then what you want to specialise in – and you’ve passed your exams – you can choose to join one of our specialist pathways. Otherwise, you can continue in the generalist Business Management pathway.

Opportunities after graduation

Business is a fascinating and varied area to work in; whatever area you're interested in, we have a programme for you.  Career opportunities are growing across this sector and, in particular, in Digital Business, Marketing and Project Management. Good digital skills are consistently identified as being in short supply so, in all our programmes, we consider how technology is changing the way we work, and how it is creating new job opportunities. 


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Think you know University of Salford? Think again! Our business programmes are all about giving you lots of real, hands on experience to get you ready for a great career. Come to one of our Open Days to find out about how we support you to achieve your best. It’s all about you getting as much information as possible to help you make your university decision.

  • Join a course-specific talk and get a better idea of what you learn at Salford Business School
  • Meet the staff you’ll be learning with and ask them questions about your course
  • Hear from current students and recent graduates about life at Salford
  • Find out more about how we support you to achieve your best
  • Learn about the opportunities to get the real-world experience that will help you get a great job after you graduate.
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Choose to take a work placement between years two and three; you’ll earn a salary, pay no University fees and develop your skills for future employability


Study in a supportive environment where the staff know you by name and your fellow students become your friends for life


Learn at our spacious green campus, not far from Manchester city centre - voted the UK's most liveable city

Great placements. Great experience. Great for the CV!

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Thinking about doing a work placement? You'll earn money, you won't pay University fees but you'll build up some great experience and networks for after graduation.  In our experience, too, students who have done a year's work placement are more likely to get a first class or a good second class degree.

We're proud of our close links with business and work with companies of all sizes from large multi-nationals to micro organisations.  Our students have had placements with companies including:

Footasylum IBM
Honda Marriott Hotels
NHS Siemans

What employers look for

We asked our industry contacts what they look for when employing graduates. Here’s some of the advice they gave:

Soft skills – the communication, the listening, the team working - are really, really key. Graduates need to demonstrate how they’ve acquired some soft skills whether that’s been undertaking a project or demonstrating time management.” Vivine Cameron, Education Partnerships Executive, The Chartered Insurance Institute

Organisations are constantly changing, the outside world is changing and it’s important to show how you can deal with that. How can you embrace and deal with change?” Sámi Ben-Ali, Senior Strategic Resourcing Manager, Wood PLC

We’re looking for graduates who can use figures and graphs to tell a story, to put a narrative to information that you want to put across.” Damian McCloud, Associate Director, Arup

Their input helps us to give you the skills you need.

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What’s the difference between a lecture and a seminar?

A lecture typically has a larger number of students.  The seminar is where you will work in smaller groups to solve problems and tackle exercises on topics covered in the lecture. At Salford Business School, you have at least as as much time in small group classes as in larger lectures, with opportunities for drop-in one-to-one sessions with your tutors. You will also do your own reading between classes.

Programme leader Faisal Sheikh describes it like this: "Think of a body. The lecture is the bones, it provides the structure of your knowledge. The seminar adds the muscle and the skin, that’s where you get the detail to support your learning."

Will the university help me to find work experience and placements?

Whilst students are responsible for securing their own work experience and industry placements, the dedicated Business School employability team will guide and support you through the process. Industry experience not only enables you to apply your knowledge in real-world situations but allows you to form those vital connections early on in your career. We have links with a range of leading organisations and, where possible, will assist students in securing placements.

Are there any relevant student-run societies?

There is a Business Society and a Law Society, run by students based in the Business School. In addition, the Salford students Enactus group gives you opportunities to develop your skills by working on community projects. The University of Salford Students’ Union is home to a huge range of societies and teams you might be interested in; they’re a great way to meet people and make friends.

What will my weekly schedule be like?

Your weekly timetable will vary from semester to semester and from year to year depending on what modules you are studying. Classes can be scheduled for any day of the week between 9am and 6pm, however, we do as much as we can to groups classes together and the University does not schedule teaching on Wednesday afternoons so that students can participate in clubs, societies and extracurricular activities. Most students are in three or maximum four days a week. You will get your timetable at the start of each year.

How many contact hours will I have each week?

You will have 9 hours per week of required attendance. You'll have three modules per semester, each with three hours of classes per week (a one-hour lecture and a two-hour seminar) to make up your 9 hours of attendance. There is also a programme hour each week when you meet as a programme group with your tutor. At level 4, in the first term, you will focus on the academic skills you need to move successfully from college to University; in semester two, you will look at how to develop the soft skills you need for your career path. 

However, we're a very friendly bunch of people so if you have any questions or anything you don't understand, you can easily reach out to your tutors (or anyone else for that matter) to arrange a chat.