Business is a dynamic and thriving sector that focuses on the art and science of running complex organisations. To help you succeed in your future business career, we offer a wide range of business courses. These include business management and international business management. We also offer courses that combine business with: 

  • Economics 
  • Marketing 
  • Finance 
  • Law 
  • Supply chain management 
  • Human resource management 
  • Sport 
  • Technology 
  • Entrepreneurship 
  • Analytics 
  • Esports

Studying business at Salford

Salford Business School offers one of the most practical university educations, allowing you to develop skills in digital technology, ethical practice, and creative thinking. Our business Clearing courses allow you to harness your professional expertise, through networking opportunities with our industry connections, and by working on live projects set by our industry partners. On our BSc courses, you can also apply what you learn on work placements, allowing you to put your skills into practice. 

Here at Salford, you will study in a supportive environment where you are more than just a number. Our academic and professional services teams are here to support you, both personally and professionally. You’ll be taught in small groups and have access to your academic tutors, who will give you full support during your studies. 

Study routes for business 

We offer various study routes tailored for the level of support and guidance you need. Whatever route you choose, if you’re excited by the future of business, then our business management Clearing courses are for you. 

  • Raring to get into the workplace? Then choose one of our four-year routes that include a placement year.  
  • Need some more help with academic study? Our business management courses with foundation years in Clearing are perfect for building your skills, knowledge and confidence, while you learn the inner workings of business.  
  • Looking for a flexible course that you can study in as little as two years? Explore our new DipHE and HND courses

Helping you start your own business

Interested in starting your own business? Our Clearing courses in business management will help you to achieve your ambitions. Launch@ Salford is an incubation centre based on our campus that is dedicated to start-up businesses. You can apply for funding, make use of the space for your business, book private meeting rooms and use the networking lounge to begin making those important professional connections. 

Business management degree courses

We’ve collaborated closely with industry on the development of all our business management degree courses. This ensures that your learning is highly practical, geared towards your career, and deeply informed by real-world insights. 

View our business management degree Clearing courses

BSc (Hons) Business Management

The future of business is one filled with opportunity and progress. Over the past couple of years, the business world has had to cope with a variety of changes and progress further into the digital age. If you’re excited by the prospect of a future career in business and creating innovative methods of working, then our business management Clearing courses are perfect for you. 

Our business management degree course is designed to help you reach beyond your ambition, find out what you can achieve, and become your best self. You will develop the leadership and management skills needed for business, helping you to grow into a well-rounded professional. You’ll also graduate with an entrepreneurial mindset – an asset that is invaluable for employers. 

 

BSc (Hons) Business Management with Economics

On our business and economics Clearing course, you will get to the heart of economic challenges faced by organisations and societies across the globe. You will also have the chance to develop your CV with an optional placement year, and train in specialist software packages such as Excel, Stata, and Minitab – all of which are used by leading economics experts. 

This course allows you to explore the real world of business and economics. With an industry-informed curriculum, you will study real-life examples and critically examine the implications of economic theories and problems. 

BSc (Hons) Business Management with Entrepreneurship

If you want to start your own company, become an entrepreneur, or create a social enterprise, choose our BSc Business Management with Entrepreneurship course.  

This course will teach you how to develop a range of skills vital for setting up your own business. You'll also learn the theories and practices of managing a business, and understand how to identify opportunities, develop your ideas and raise start-up funds. 

Even if self-employment is not for you, these skills are welcomed by employers looking for creative and innovative thinkers who can look ahead to develop future business. 

BSc (Hons) Business Management with Finance

If you’re looking for a solid business education that will allow you to explore your flair for numbers, consider our Business Management with Finance courses. Whether you’re looking for a career in financial management, financial analysis, system analysis, or banking, this degree will provide you with the opportunity to develop your professional skill sets. As such, many of our graduates go on to enjoy successful and rewarding careers for organisations such as American Express, the BBC, and Citibank. 

Graduating with a degree in business management with finance will help you take the first steps in your career. This is thanks to the course’s professional development options and training in Sage, Excel, and Minitab, which is embedded into your learning. 

BSc (Hons) Business with Human Resource Management

Regardless of sector, human resources professionals who can motivate employees are highly sought after. Our business with human resource management course has been designed to reflect the national framework of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), making it highly practical and reflective of best practice.  

This course sets human resource management within the wider business context, allowing you to develop an understanding of how organisations are run. From awareness of employment law to developing effective communication, you will build a portfolio of professional evidence that will enhance your CV and help you in job applications and interviews. 

BSc (Hons) Business Management with Innovation and Technology

This industry-informed degree combines a practice-based use of digital tools with a challenging academic curriculum, bringing together modules from IT, computing, and business management programmes. With recent advancements in information technology creating a huge number of challenges and opportunities for organisations, there’s never been a better time to pursue this fascinating subject. By studying this undergraduate degree, you will be prepared and qualified for these exciting new opportunities, making you highly employable in this growing sector. 

BSc (Hons) Business Management with Law

Our business management with law programme is a fantastic opportunity for ambitious individuals to prepare for a wide variety of managerial careers. With a combination of modules focused on business and law, you’ll gain an understanding of the legal needs of organisations and how regulations impact their operations, providing you with a marked advantage when entering the world of business. You will also work on international case studies that focus on global issues, equipping you with the skills you need in comparative analysis to specialise in a particular area of law. 

BSc (Hons) Business Management with Marketing

Marketing is one of the most exciting, fast-paced, and varied careers in the business world, combining both creative and analytical skills. This degree course sets marketing within the wider business context, allowing you to develop a range of leadership and management skills needed for your career. Creativity, digital skills, and social media competencies are integral parts of this course, as well as entrepreneurship and innovation, that are central to our teaching. You’ll also benefit from our industry links, with guest speakers from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors providing you with an insight into how different organisations market themselves. 

BSc (Hons) Business Management with Sport

Do you have a passion for sport and the ambition to succeed in business? This course gives you the skills, knowledge, and industry experience needed for a management career in the global sports industry. With expertise in event management, marketing and digital technologies, and sports media, our reputation for teaching, research and knowledge development is reflective of a region that is home to two of the most valuable and recognised football clubs in the world.  

Our close partnerships with several sports organisations (including Manchester City, Salford Red Devils, Super League, Salford City, and Manchester Storm) mean that you will receive fantastic opportunities for real-world experience and networking. 

BSc (Hons) Business with Supply Chain and Project Management

On our business with supply chain and project management course, you’ll study core areas of business management while examining key topics in supply chain, logistics, distribution, and project management.  

If you’re interested in how major retailers supply their customers, how businesses and governments manage global connectivity, and how climate change and resource shortages affect business decisions, choose this innovative and forward-looking course. 

BSc (Hons) International Business Management

Our international business management course will provide you with the practical skills that employers are looking for. Now that technology is connecting businesses across the world, professionals who understand how different economic and cultural influences impact decisions are highly sought after. 

With the opportunity to work on live projects and business simulations, you will learn the fundamentals of business management, while developing skills in problem-solving, leadership and data analysis. Our graduates have gone on to work for a wide range of organisations, including IBM, HSBC, RBS and Manchester United. 

Business management DipHE and HND courses

If you want a university experience without committing to a full undergraduate degree, then DipHE and HND courses are for you. These courses deliver support and quality teaching similar to a business management degree, but in a shorter timeframe. Our DipHE courses also offer flexible study options, so you can choose between full or part-time study. DipHE and HND courses give you valuable skills and experience that can lead directly to a career or the chance to continue your studies further. You can pursue a DipHE or HND course straight after completing qualifications like BTECs or A-levels.

View our DipHE and HND Clearing Courses

DipHE Business Analytics

Understanding, analysing, and using analytics is a crucial component to any business, which is why the demand for business analysts has seen significant growth in recent years. By studying our DipHE Business Analytics programme, you will develop essential skills to help fill this gap.  

The programme is mapped to the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education Occupational Standard for Business Analysts, meaning this course is set out to develop the skills, knowledge, and behaviours demanded by employers in this sector. 

Our DipHE programmes are hands-on and practical, with flexible learning options so you can study full or part-time.

DipHE Supply Chain and Project Management

Developed in consultation with industry, our DipHE Supply Chain and Project Management programme will develop your understanding of how organisations operate, as well as what an effective procurement, logistics, and operations system looks like.  

This course presents a unique opportunity for you to develop specific skills that are highly demanded by employers. Aligned with the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education Occupational Standard for Commercial Procurement and Supply, the programme covers a range of skills including resource allocation, negotiation, forecasting, costing, contract development, managing supplier performance, risk and mitigation, and scheduling.

HND Esports Business Management

With the Esports market booming in recent years, so has the demand for talented graduates with a specific set of talents. 

Our bespoke HND Esports Business Management course has been developed with the help of leading industry experts, who have tailored the curriculum to produce qualified and knowledgeable graduates ready to take the Esports industry by storm.   

After completing the level 5 HND programme, you will have the opportunity to complete a top-up course to earn a full BSc degree.

Business Management Student Stories

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Our students tell us why they chose to study at Salford Business School.

"Throughout the delivery of the modules, I was constantly learning new skills as well as enhancing my existing knowledge. Salford aims to increase students' understanding and prepares them to face any obstacles. The teaching team also play a significant part in building professional confidence. We are encouraged to seek help and ask questions if we struggle with modules." 

Jill – BSc (Hons) Business Management student.

 “As Salford students, we have unlimited access to the careers team, who can guide you in preparing your professional CV and cover letters. They also provide workshops, ensuring that all students are well-equipped for their work experience.”

Rachel – BSc (Hons) Business Management with Economics student.

Contact us

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If you have a question about studying any of our courses, or you’d like to learn more about joining the University of Salford, contact our friendly team today on +44 (0)161 295 4545 or enquiries@salford.ac.uk.