Degree Apprenticeship BSc (Hons)

Business and Management (Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship)

Salford Business School




Four year

Next enrolment

January 2021


In a nutshell

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 will learn:
  • The principles that underpin core areas of business
  • Ethical and sustainable business practices
  • Entrepreneurship and business planning
  • The skills that employers look for such as project planning, team working and self-presentation

This is for you if...


You have a hard-working approach


You are looking for a solid business education


You are looking to develop a range of transferable skills

Course details

All about the course

There are two distinct components to the degree apprenticeship – the academic degree programme and the work-based assessment. The University – as lead provider – is responsible for delivering the degree programme. The employer is responsible for delivering the work-based assessment components. The University and employer work closely with each other to:

  1. Assure that knowledge you gain on the degree is successfully applied in the workplace
  2. To ensure that the standards and practices required to meet the professional competencies contained in the apprenticeship standard are adequately evidenced by you

You will study a core curriculum that focuses on organisational performance, personal effectiveness, and project and transferable skills. Modules may include; Principles of Accounting; Principles of Human Resource Management; Business Statistics; Operations Management; Organisational Behaviour; International Business; Strategic Management and Business Ethics and Sustainability

Year one

Principles of Marketing

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.

Principles of Human Resource Management

You will learn about the important contribution of Human Resource Management policy and practice to employee and organisational success in the UK and internationally.

Principles of Accounting

This module gives you a theoretical and practical introduction to the basics of accounting, including how to prepare financial statements.

Digital and Business Skills

This module will introduce you to fundamental business and digital business skills, as well as to specific digital tools for; communications, professional profiles, and presentation skills. You will develop an understanding of digital skills for professional practice and digital collaboration.

Data Analysis for Business

In Data Analysis for Business, you will develop an understanding of the concepts required for the use and interpretation of the quantitative methods used to analyse business data. You will develop essential Excel skills to support data analysis and are encouraged to gain Microsoft certification which will impress potential employers.

This module prepares you for entry to more advanced studies dealing with quantitative analysis in business and economics.

Management of Business Operations

This module introduces you to how organisations function in a global context.

Year two

Financial and Management Information Systems

This module introduces present-day costing techniques and their uses in the contemporary manufacturing and business environment. It explores the use of management accounting information for decision making and performance measurement; it introduces current issues in information technology together with a theoretical evaluation of the process of developing and implementing accounting information systems.

Legal Aspects of Business

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.

Professional Development

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 was 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.”

International Logistics and Distribution

This module will allow you to explore the principles and practice of logistics and operations management and their application within the contemporary business environment

Business Research and Analysis Methods

Develop your understanding of the secondary sources available on researching and analysing business problems or opportunities and develop the knowledge and skills required to evaluate published business research and consultancy in relation to its methodology and findings.

Digital Workplace

An introduction to fundamental business and digital business skills as well as digital tools for; communications, professional profiles, and presentation skills

Year three

Business Ethics and Sustainability

This module equips you with an appreciation and in-depth understanding of the implications of Business Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability within national and international organisations. This module will also develop your knowledge with respect to the importance of the balance between shareholders, stakeholders and the purpose and values of the organisation. It will explore the roles of social and technological innovation in global ethical organisations in order to prepare you for future employability.

Strategic Management

You will take an organisational perspective to explore strategy techniques and processes in the global environment. This module prepares you for a career in business and management and develops next generation managers. You will apply your knowledge and understanding of strategy to a variety of real-word organisations and use established analysis and enquiry techniques at the forefront of strategic research and practice.

In an agreement between Salford Business School and the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM), students who successfully complete the Strategic Management module, as well as the Professional Development module (studied in second year), can apply for the ILM level 6 award in Leadership and Management.  With membership of the ILM for one year paid for by the Business School, you can access professional development resources and a network of peers through student membership of the ILM.  It's also a great way to enhance your CV. 

Business Entrepreneurial Simulation Project

In this module, you will work as part of a team in an online business simulation. Acting as the management team in a competitive business environment, you will solve business problems and learn about the relationships between different areas of business. This modules gives you a chance to test your entrepreneurship, business planning and your ability to manage change in an uncertain environment.

Global Purchasing and Supply Chain Management

This module gives you a systematic understanding of purchasing and supply chain management within a global marketplace. It is designed to help you understand the various activities that make up purchasing and supply chain and appreciate the use of the different methods adopted by companies to generate a competitive advantage.

Work Based Project

You will carry out a work based project based on your current workplace.

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.

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.

What Will I be Doing?

You will participate in off the job training for one day per week during your studies with work based learning being supported as part of your work commitment. A variety of teaching and learning methods with be employed, as appropriate, these include:

• Lectures

• Team work

• Student Presentations (individual and group)

• Seminars

• Tutorials

• Laboratory Style workshops

• Independent and guided learning

Assessment is both formative and summative and is achieved by a variety of methods which are focused around the workplace.

School Overview

Salford Business School aims to be the most business-informed, industry-relevant business school in the UK. Industry shapes everything we do, from informing our students’ learning to providing work placements, driving our research and influencing our academic staff.

We want you to gain the best academic and personal experience possible. As a student here, you’ll have access to a range of experiences and opportunities, including internships and work placements in the UK or internationally so you graduate with much more than a degree.

Our Facilities

Salford Business School is located at the heart of the University’s Peel Park campus and just minutes from Manchester city centre. Teaching facilities include Lady Hale and Chapman buildings, which offer stylish modern spaces with lecture theatres equipped with the very latest technology and large screen displays. Throughout campus, there is a choice of individual study areas, communal learning and breakout spaces, plus a selection of food outlets.

Employment and stats

What about after uni?

You will gain valuable new skills which you can implement in your work environment.

The skills and knowledge gained by studying business and management are practical and applicable across a wide range of business functions. BNY Mellon, HSBC, RBS and Manchester United are just a few of the organisations that our students have gone on to secure positions with.

A taste of what you could become

A Business Manager

A Business Analyst

A Risk Manager

And more...

Career Links

As an ILM accredited Business School, we teach the skills that employers need and as a result, our graduates enjoy excellent international career prospects.

Mercedes-Benz Cars UK Limited, CEVA Logistics, Tata and JCB all had input on the content delivered on BSc Business and Management during its development.

The curriculum across our undergraduate courses balances academic teaching and professional experience, allowing you to apply theory in practice in a way that has been proven to produce highly employable, articulate business professionals who have forged the contacts that will help develop their future careers.


What you need to know

You must be employed and individual employers will set the selection criteria for their Apprenticeships. Academically, students registering to the programme will need to meet the relevant entry criteria.

Upon successful completion of the course you will achieve the BSc (Hons) Business and Management. In addition you will receive the Level 6 Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship and will be eligible for membership of professional bodies including CMI and ILM.

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.

Which qualifications do I need?

You will need to have GCSE maths and English at grade C/grade 4 or above. You will also need to have qualifications at Level 3 (A-level/BTEC) or equivalent. You will need the equivalent of 104 UCAS points (BCC) or relevant work experience that we can accredit. 

English language Requirements

Unfortunately we are not able to recruit international students onto our Higher and Degree Apprenticeship programmes. 

Application Deadlines

Please be aware of the application deadlines below for each of our intakes. If an application hasn’t been received by this date, consideration will be given for the next available intake.

June 2020 – Thursday 30 April 2020

September 2020 – Friday 31 July 2020

January 2021- Monday 30 November 2020

Standard Entry Requirements

GCSE You must fulfill our GCSE entry requirements as well as one of the requirements listed below.

English and maths at grade C/grade 4 or above

UCAS tariff points

104 - 112 points

GCE A level

BCC-BBC with a minimum of two A2 passes.

BTEC National Diploma

National Diploma DMM

Alternative Entry Requirements

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.

How much?

Apprenticeship Funding

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 95% of the cost of the apprenticeship and the employer will only have to contribute the remaining 5%. 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 Surveyor standard has been allocated the following funding band:

Funding band: 15
Funding band maximum: £22,000

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Additional costs

You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

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Enrolment dates

January 2021

June 2021

September 2021