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Salford Business School

Placement Opportunities

At Salford Business School, we recognise the importance of real-world work experience to complement your classroom learning.  That is why all our students – at all levels – have the opportunity to develop their learning during a work placement.

Our undergraduate students are strongly encouraged to take a work placement year between their second and third years of study.  During this year, you will not pay University fees and you will earn a salary for your work while you develop your real-world skills.

All our postgraduate students undertake a Business Innovation Project (BIP). In most cases, you will work on a project for a local company, with the focus on business innovation.  You can choose how you develop your project from four options, all of which are designed to accommodate your career aspirations and enhance your professional practice:-

  • Three month internship
  • Four to six month paid placement
  • Three month live project
  • Three month dissertation

MBA students undertake a Business Innovation Live Project (BILP), working as a business consultant with your own or another company.

What our students say

My placement year has given me more responsibility and visibility than I ever thought it would within the company. As full on and demanding as my placement is, this is more than matched by the rewards and satisfaction I get from the work I complete. Working with colleagues all around the world has broadened my horizons and given me great opportunities to get really stuck in to some interesting projects and even the opportunity to travel.” Josh Melvin, BSc Marketing, worked at Agilent

I have taken inspiration from the course and implemented key strategies in social media and international business into my role and this has benefitted my employer greatly.” David Fradgley, MSc Marketing

I enjoyed the Business Innovative Live Project (BILP) the most. This took place during the last semester for three months. It was work based and it gave good experience to enhance my CV. It allowed for creativity and development of new skills and I finished with the highest scores in the semester. It was the platform for my graduating with a distinction” Oladapo Fred Ogunoye, MBA