Digital and Business Skills
Business Management with Sport with Professional Placement Year
Salford Business School
In a nutshell
Have you got a passion for sport and the ambition to succeed in business? Our BSc (Hons) Business Management with Sport courses gives you the skills, knowledge and industry experience you need for a sports management career in the global sports industry. This undergraduate programme is highly practical, so you will enhance your CV, build professional experiences and develop your industry skills as a future leader. You will practise your employability skills in the context of the sport industry, but also gain an understanding across core business and management functions. This course is taught at our University of Salford campus close to Manchester city centre.
Our goal is to prepare you for a fulfilling life and professional career. Along the way, you’ll learn to be curious, adaptable and confident, ready to meet the digital, ethical and sustainability challenges of the 21st century.
How will we - together - achieve this?
Find out about our commitment to our students.
BE INDUSTRY READY
With expertise in sports event management, marketing and digital technologies, globalisation and sport media, Salford Business School’s reputation for sports 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 a number of sports organisations (for example, Manchester City FC, Salford Red Devils, Super League, Salford City FC and Manchester Storm) connected to our experienced and passionate programme team ensures that our curriculum meets the current needs of global employers and that you receive fantastic opportunities for real world assessments, networking and work placements.
Our Business Management with Sport course is dual accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), the only chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. We have also worked with industry partners to make sure the programme is highly practical, career-focused and industry-informed to prepare you for a successful management career. We are proud to work with our student panel to ensure our teaching is relevant, inclusive and respectful for all.
This programme is also delivered in Bahrain by our partner, British University of Bahrain; visit their website to find out more.
In 2022, 100% of Business Management with Sport students asked agreed that staff are good at explaining things (University of Salford analysis of unpublished NSS 2022 data).
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- Study the fundamental principles that underpin a career in business management
- Gain an understanding of innovative ethical and sustainable business practices
- Learn practical management skills from business simulations and live projects
- Build your own personal portfolio to enhance your CV and demonstrate your knowledge and skills to future employers
This is for you if...
You are looking for a sport business education that prepares you for career success
You want to study sport business in a dynamic and passionate sporting region
You want to access opportunities - such as work placement and study abroad - to develop your hands-on skills
All about the course
"This programme draws upon an ever-expanding industry, which has seen the UK host many international sporting events of all descriptions, bringing together a multitude of national and international governing bodies and many stakeholders. The course will give students a deep understanding of the many business elements that circulate the sport event environment and the essential principles to design, plan, and deliver sporting events. Through industry links and connections, the programme leader will be able to bridge the gap between theory and practice. This will ultimately enhance student understanding and add to their employability outcomes, necessary for a demanding yet exhilarating industry." - Paul Walters, Programme Lead
- In your first year, you will start to develop an understanding of how organisations run, looking at key business concepts and the core skills you need for any management career. You will be learning by doing through working on exciting and innovative business simulations or real-world projects. You will also have the opportunity to try out subjects you haven’t studied before and perhaps find out that you want to specialise in them.
- The second year is all about exploring more specialised theories and learning skills that will be transferable across multiple business functions. With core and optional modules, you can start to shape your own learning. The Professional Development module is designed for you to practise the skills you need – CV writing, being interviewed, assessment centres - to apply for and get your dream job.
- While on your placement year, you will put into practice what you have already learned while getting great experience to put on your CV, developing your professional network and growing your self-confidence.
- By your final year, you are becoming a professional, developing the skills needed for responsible leadership and understanding how to think strategically. Core modules increase your in depth knowledge and continue your career development while the optional modules allow you to specialise in your areas of interest
BUILD YOUR CV
When you study a business programme at Salford Business School, you will have access to opportunities that will help increase your practical experience, employability and entrepreneurial skills.
- Take a placement year, where you will learn on the job whilst being paid for your time
- Internship opportunities
- Mock assessment centres
- Professional presentations
- Business challenges
- Business simulations
- Mock interviews and practice networking
WORK PLACEMENTS / STUDY ABROAD
We strongly encourage you to develop your personal skills and your confidence by taking a year-long work placement in your third year and/or studying abroad for a term or a year.
- A work placement really enhances your CV and shows future employers that you can apply the skills, knowledge and understanding you have learned. You will not pay fees to the University and will earn a salary for the work that you do. Find out how one of our Business Management with Sport students got on in his work placement at Umbro producing a promotional video for their new football boots. Find out more.
- Find out more about the range of International Opportunities such as Erasmus, Turing Scheme and International study exchanges.
Interested in starting your own business? At Salford Business School we value entrepreneurial minds and aim to provide the support and resources needed for anyone wishing to build on a great business idea. Launch@ Salford is the incubation centre for business start ups providing a reception area, hot desk office space, private meeting rooms – and a networking lounge where you can grab a coffee and make those business connections. Launch@Salford also provides specialist support in the runnings of a start-up as well as opportunities to receive financial support.
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The Digital and Business Skills module introduces a range of digital tools for academia and the workplace. Important business skills such as management, collaboration and teamwork are fundamental to the module. Regular engagement with online platforms provides tasks to improve digital competency. Also, cocreation work presents self-reflection and confidence building opportunities. Gaining the inspiring digital enterprise award (iDEA), completing LinkedIn learning assessments for Microsoft software applications, and completing collaborative video creation tasks will increase your digital and business skills as you progress towards the completion of this module. Digital Business is here to stay, so it is vital to improve these 21st century skills.
Data Analysis for Business
In this module you will be introduced to a variety of data analysis methods, which will be practiced on real world data sets. Regular formative assessment will be set for practice, with timely feedback given to aid learning and personal development.
You will have an opportunity to formulate your own research questions before analysing data to draw reasonable conclusions. The module will predominantly utilise real data and include a mixture of computer-based questions, calculations, interpretation and drawing conclusions.
The Sport Event Environment
The Sport Event Environment module will develop students’ understanding and knowledge of the global sport events industry and the module will allow students to explore the strategic importance of sports events from an economic, political, social and cultural lens. Contemporary issues and case studies related to the sport event environment and the sport will be presented, analysed and discussed. The module will also allow students to identify the importance of global sports events stakeholders, partnerships and will consider some of the
This module provides you with an introduction to the key functions of business and is an opportunity to see how they work. You will get an understanding of functions including people management, accounting, marketing and operations, and how they underpin business success. This is illustrated through the lens of some of the successful businesses from across the Greater Manchester region that Salford Business School work with: we will look at a range of businesses including startups, family businesses and large scale enterprises and multinationals from different industry sectors. It is a first opportunity to see what makes businesses tick and will help you think about your future learning and employment journeys.
The Future of Business
What are the opportunities for business in the future? Starting with a grounding in the business context you will gain an understanding of economics and the digital environment, including the role of the digital economy. We will explore some of the key challenges that are on the horizon such as the impact of massive digitisation and industry 4.0, inclusive growth, food security and the climate emergency, and look at the opportunities for business to provide responsible and sustainable solutions
Sport Business in Practice
This module is all about practical experience: using a business simulation tool you will have a chance to get into the heart of a sports organisation. Working in a group you will see what it is like to be the decision makers and influence the success of your business. This is hands on learning which will teach you the fundamental principles you will require for working in the sports industry.
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.
Watch this video to hear what students say about the module.
Sport and the Media
The relationship between Sport and the Media is at the heart of the business and commercial value of the global sporting industry. The media impacts on a range of sport businesses, sport organisations or governing bodies and provides opportunities and challenges for serval areas including sport marketing, sponsorship, and engagement with sports consumers. The module will introduce you to emerging and future developments in sport media and provide opportunities to critically analyse the dilemmas of rights holders, the use of multi-digital and social media, as well as strategies to engage consumers and sports sponsors.
Sport in the Digital World
This module will evaluate the relationship between sport and the media and allows you to critically evaluate the cultural, economic and pollical importance of sport to the global media landscape. Using the increasing body of scholarship emerging from media studies, students will examine and evaluate the role of sport and its relationship with contemporary conceptual issues in sport and the media.
Analysis for Sport Sponsorship
Analysing and understanding data is at the heart of business decision making. In this module you will build on the data analysis skills that you learned in your first year, looking specifically at sport sponsorship and getting practical experience of using data to inform management decisions. You will work with data used every day by industry professionals and develop the skills you will need for your future career.
Live Project in Sport Business
This module is a chance to get hands on experience inside a real organisation. Working in teams, reflecting your future working environment, you will help one of our partner organisations develop a solution to a current business problem. This is a chance to apply people, project and time management in practice and to see how your solutions can apply in practice. Our employers tell us that experience of live briefs is important to them, and this is your chance to apply the knowledge you have gained on the course in that context.
During this module we take a detailed look at various aspects of Project Management through a variety of means such as lectures and practical seminars informed by research and industrial collaborations. We will focus on theoretical approaches, tools and techniques of planning and controlling projects.
We will discuss project management as an important and integral part of a business whether this is product or service based.
In the first term, you have the opportunity to choose a short (10 credit) module in an area you might be interested in or that you've never tried before. Alternatively, you can secure a short work placement and get credit for it in your results. Choose one from the options below;
The Digital Workplace
The digital workplace is here to stay. This module helps you gain an understanding of the application of digital technologies in organisations. You will develop a critical awareness of the relationship between people and the workplaces of the future. You will also explore the issues around implementing a digital strategy.
A short internship, whether paid or unpaid, is invaluable for you to develop and demonstrate your skills in the real-world. This modules allows you to gain credits for work you do that is relevant to your degree and contributes to your employability. The Business School will provide support and guidance when you are looking for internship opportunities. This may be done during the summer period between the end of level 4 and the start of level 5 but other opportunities may be possible provided the relevant amount of work-based learning is undertaken. During term time, you will work on a reflective report to demonstrate what you learned during the internship.
Contemporary Issues in International Marketing
On this short module, you'll look at the issues affecting current marketing in a global setting and the impact this has on the wider business environment. You'll look at different marketing niches from a social, economic and environmental perspective, considering the importance of minority group affiliations associated with Black Lives Matter, LGBTQ+, social inclusion, ethics, sustainability and the marketing-savvy green consumer. You'll also gain an understanding of the ethical, moral and legal requirements that managers must appreciate when engaging in international marketing activities.
This module aims to equip you with the analytical skills required to handle and analyse business, financial and economic data using basic econometric methods, including simple and multiple linear regression models, inference and hypothesis testing. As part of this module, you will get hands-on experience with the Data Analysis Toolkit within Excel and the Econometric/Statistical software package Stata. You will also undertake an applied empirical project where you are expected to demonstrate your understanding of data analysis and econometric methods.
Analysis for Enterprise
In the digitally-enabled world, there is a huge amount of information available from a range of sources. Being able to analyse data and use it to inform your business decisions is a useful and valued skill. You will learn to select the relevant data and draw conclusions to support your business decisions while developing your skills in spreadsheets and other relevant software.
By developing a new business venture as part of the Young Enterprise programme, you will work with real data and use a variety of methods of analysis to inform your decision-making. The techniques that you learn can be applied to a wide range of business problems, such as interpreting market performance, forecasting growth and make or buy decisions as well as optimisation of scarce resources, marketing planning.
[this module is an alternative to the Analysis for Sport Sponsorship module]
You will be introduced to some fundamentals of basic financial and management accounting, learning to understand the content of financial statements and the accountancy practices required to prepare these statements. You will learn to analyse and interpret financial statements and use the data to make informed management decisions. With cost (and its impact on profit) a key factor in an organisation’s success, you will learn to communicate financial information both in writing and speaking.
Legal Aspects of Business
On this module, you will learn about some of the key aspects of law and how these impact upon business. You will be introduced to the outline of the English Legal System, Contract Law, Employment Law and Company Law. You will develop a critical understanding of legal issues that may arise in business situations and be able to use your knowledge of the law in relevant business practices.
Being able to communicate effectively with your key markets and target audiences is an important part of business success. This module gives you an effective introduction to the key aspects of marketing communications theory and practice.
You will design and develop an efficient integrated marketing communications plan and strategy, and study key topics including: advertising, public relations, direct marketing, sales promotion, personal selling, point-of-purchase and e-communications.
Professional Experience Year
At the end of year 2, you may choose to undertake either a paid placement or study abroad for a year. If you choose to study abroad you will spend your academic year at one of our partner universities, enhancing your language skills and international business knowledge
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.
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.
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.
You will acquire an organisation-wide perspective through exploring strategy techniques and processes within the global environment. The module prepares you for a career in business and management and develops the next generation of managers. It allows you to apply the knowledge and understanding of strategy to a variety of real-word organisations and helps student’s ability to deploy accurately established techniques of analysis and enquiry, some of which are at the forefront of strategic research and practice.
Students who successfully complete the Professional Development module (studied in 2nd year) and the Strategic Management module, can apply for membership of the Institute of Leadership and Management.
Consultancy for Sports Business
Consultancy for Sports Business will allow you to learn to understand, source, analyse and make use of business intelligence and sporting data in providing relevant and timely solutions to challenges within the sports industry. You will gain practical experience of the process of innovating, planning and pitching for sports business with clients that operate in the global sports industry and on completion of the module, you will be able to identify organisational problems from an external perspective and select innovative and relevant solutions.
Globalisation of Sport
The Globalisation of Sport will allow you to develop a deep understanding of how the sports industry has become a truly global phenomenon. The academic body of knowledge in this field will be complimented with examples of practices and processes which the sports industry currently utilise. You will learn key skills and understanding of the historical, geopolitical, economic, digital and media drivers that reflect the globalisation of sport. You will learn about the importance of emerging markets in the sports industry and the significance they play in the development of global strategies.
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Employers tell us that they are looking for employees with an entrepreneurial mindset. Or perhaps you're thinking of setting up your own business.
In this module you have the opportunity to undertake an enterprise project for an internal or external sponsor on a topic of common interest. Alternatively, you can use this opportunity to undertake in-depth research for your own project, for example, a business plan if you are wanting to start up a company after you graduate. The nature of the project will be negotiated by yourself, the module leader and the sponsoring company.
Leadership and Management in Sport Business
This module will help you to develop your leadership skills and prepare you for your future career in the sports industry. You will explore theory, behaviour, people management and leadership within an organisational context, apply this in your specialist context. This is an opportunity to develop the skills you have gained in the early part of your degree and apply them to prepare you for the responsible and authentic leadership that future business requires
Choose between Business Entrepreneurial Simulation Project or Business Dissertation
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.
You can choose between this and the dissertation option
If you choose the dissertation, you will identify and focus on a specialist area of research related to an aspect of your degree programme. Through this module, you will carry out a substantial piece of independent research and produce a scholarly and critical dissertation as a result. As well as being a great way to prepare you for postgraduate study, your dissertation can also support your CV and be presented to potential employers as evidence of your analytical and research skills.
You can choose between this and the Business Entrepreneurial Simulation Project option.
This is a further opportunity for you to choose a short (10 credit) module in an area you might be interested in or that you've never tried before. Alternatively, you can secure a short work placement and get credit for it in your results. Choose one from the options below;
A short internship, whether paid or unpaid, is invaluable for you to develop and demonstrate your skills in the real-world. This modules allows you to gain credits for work you do that is relevant to your degree and contributes to your employability. The Business School will provide support and guidance when you are looking for internship opportunities. This may be done during the summer period between the end of level 5 and the start of level 6 but other opportunities may be possible provided the relevant amount of work-based learning is undertaken. During term time, you will work on a reflective report to demonstrate what you learned during the internship.
Technology innovation is concerned with developing your awareness and understanding of the use of digital technologies and their role in digital transformation. We will examine contemporary issues in this area and explore the impact that digital technology had had on business and will have in the future. On completion, you will have a critical awareness of the digital industry and have considered the application of technology to business problems. This module links with and is supported by Launch@ Salford, the University’s incubation centre.
Big Data Analytics
Modern businesses derive significant insight from applying advanced analytical techniques to massive volumes of data. In the module, you will learn a range of established Big Data and analytics techniques and the value they provide to organisations. On successful completion of the module, you will not only be able to collect and analyse data to underpin business decisions but also be able to apply them within the business context, looking at strategy, business goals and organisational competitive advantage.
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?
Our teaching is focused on supporting you to gain hands-on experience for your career. Right from the start you will develop the practical skills as well as the theoretical knowledge that you will need when you begin working. Our academics are experts in their field and work closely with industry to ensure that our courses reflect the needs of business and provide you with that extra edge when it comes to securing a job.
You will learn through a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials using a wide range of learning activities such as business simulations.
Don’t bypass the Clifford Whitworth library, it really is a beneficial resource for you. The friendly library team will help you develop the skills you need to be successful in your studies and in your work.
We use different forms of assessment in different modules and wherever possible these will reflect the types of work you will do in the ‘real world’ for example, report writing, presentations and business pitches. Exams will only be used when it is a requirement for professional accreditation.
Throughout your studies, the work you produce will help to build your personal portfolio of professional evidence that you will be able to use in job applications and interviews.
I really enjoy the study side of it but also the friendships that I've made with different people.
My course has been a great experience over the past three years. I have enjoyed most of the modules and there has been a wide range of business and sports combined. I have the opportunity to progress into sport, business or both.
"Shooting an advert with Umbro was an amazing insight into one of the world’s biggest sporting brands and it was the best lesson in marketing I’ve had so far."
Be part of our Business School community
Salford Business School aims to foster the next generation of leaders and create a new vision of innovative and entrepreneurial leadership. We are integrated into the local business community as a hub for knowledge creation and exchange. We are proud that our industry collaborations and partnerships benefit students, businesses and the community.
Our goal is to prepare you for a fulfilling life and professional career. Along the way, you’ll learn to be curious, adaptable and confident, ready to meet the digital, ethical and sustainability challenges of the 21st century.
Where will I learn?
Salford Business School is located in the Maxwell building overlooking the University’s beautiful 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. Lady Hale is also the home for the mock courtroom where the mooting team hone their skills in case presentation and debate.
The University library isn’t just for reading books. The ‘library in the park’ is a fresh, modern learning space with PC suites, Mac computers, bookable working rooms and café. It's open 24/7 everyday of the year (except Christmas Day!) so you can study when it suits you. It'll be an important place for you; in 2020, 100% of Business Management students asked agreed that the library resources have supported their learning (University of Salford analysis of unpublished NSS 2020 data).
A dedicated Employability team will help you with work placements and access to work skills.
Throughout campus, there is a choice of individual study areas, communal learning and breakout spaces, plus a selection of food outlets.
CMI dual accredited
Our Business Management with Sport course is dual accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), the only chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence.
When you graduate, you will gain a CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership, as well as your degree. This CMI award is for practising or aspiring managers and leaders and shows you have developed the skills needed to lead and manage individuals and teams as well as the broader knowledge to help you be more effective in specific management areas.
You will receive complimentary CMI student membership as you work towards your degree, which will enhance your learning experience and improve your employability in a number of ways. As part of your membership, you will benefit from:
- Access to CMI’s online portal, ManagementDirect – featuring thousands of resources to support your learning
- Access to the CMI Career Development Centre with online training, job search engine and CV services
- Access to other CMI members, providing the opportunity to network and make connections with management professionals
- Webinars and sessions on a wide range of management related topics such as the impact of Covid on supply chains
Sport business in Greater Manchester
Sport is at the heart of all that is Greater Manchester. It influences and impacts on many business sectors along with providing world class facilities and sporting venues that deliver a superior experience for any sports consumer. Of all the cultural, historical and industrial impacts Greater Manchester has had on the world, it is sport that has really put the region on the map in many different ways and across different sporting disciplines.
Within Greater Manchester, Salford is the fastest growing economy and home to almost 12,000 businesses employing 120,200 people. Salford’s business community is predominately made up of small to medium enterprises (SMEs) which account for 99% of the business base though a number of large firms have also made Salford its home. The University of Salford is proud to be at the heart of this community and works in close partnership with Salford City Council to support the community. Read about our impact in the Greater Manchester area.
We hold a Small Business Charter mark, one of the first universities to receive this accreditation, and continue to work to enhance growth and productivity in SMEs.
We want you to enjoy your time studying here, but we understand that there may be times you need a little extra support to help you. The Business School student progression team is here to help you progress through your courses as smoothly as possible.
University-wide, askUS is at the core of our student support service, offering information and advice on matters such as finance, wellbeing and counselling, accommodation and more. If you have any worries, concerns, or need advice on a particular topic, visit askUS on campus.
Find out more about Student Support Services at Salford.
If you’re planning on commuting, both our MediaCityUK and Peel Park campuses are perfectly placed. Whether by bus, rail, bike or car, we’re easily accessed from all over Greater Manchester, Lancashire and beyond.
Get more information about your options for commuting, or hear about the experience from current students.
What about after uni?
A postgraduate degree is a great option if you want to take your knowledge and skills to the next level. Salford graduates and alumni also receive a significant fees discount.
Learn about our postgraduate courses
When you graduate, you will have transformed yourself from an ambitious individual into a skilled and business-minded graduate. You will have gained valuable new skills which prepare you for work within the global business of football, graduate entry into management training programmes, or further study.
The skills and knowledge gained by studying a business and management programme at the University of Salford are practical and applicable across a wide range of business functions. Our graduates are working in organisations such as IBM, BNY Mellon, HSBC, RBS and Manchester United
With opportunities to take part in a year-long paid work placement, a dedicated Professional Development module and support from the University’s careers team and our Launch entrepreneurship experts, we ensure you are equipped with the skills and experience employers are looking for.
We have worked with industry partners to make sure the programme is highly practical, career-focused and industry-informed to prepare you for a successful management career. We are proud to work with our student panel to ensure our teaching is relevant, inclusive and respectful for all.
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
As a CMI 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 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.
As part of getting real-world business experience on their course, a group of Business Management with Sport students took part on the Young Enterprise Start-Up Programme 2021 with their business idea, KitCrate UK. Read more about their success in getting to the national final.
What you need to know
This degree offers excellent scope for any student wanting to start a career in management, finance, marketing and a variety of other different business areas. Knowledge and expertise in business are highly sought after by employers across a wide variety of sectors.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS
Applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.0, with no element below 5.5, is proof of this.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS
All of our courses are taught and assessed in English, so as an applicant you must meet our minimum English language entry requirements. If you are an international student and not from a majority English speaking country, you will need IELTS 6 with no element below 5.5.
We also accept a range of other English language qualifications. If you do not have the English language requirements, you could take the Pre-Sessional English course, or the International Foundation Year to gain entry onto this degree.
Maths and English at grade C or grade 4 or above.
You must fulfil our GCSE entry requirements as well as one of the requirements listed below.
UCAS tariff points
104 - 112 tariff points
BCC - BBC with a minimum of two A2 passes
BTEC National Diploma
Pass (C in Core subject) or Merit
Access to HE
104 Points – Pass with a minimum of 45 credits at Level 3 and 15 at Level 2
104 - 112 points with a minimum of two A2 passes
Irish Leaving Certificate
104 - 112 points with a minimum of two A2 passes
30 points for International Baccalaureate Diploma
We accept qualifications from all around the world. Find your country to see a full list of entry requirements. If you do not meet the entry requirements, you could take the International Foundation Year to gain entry onto this degree.
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.
For entry in the 20/21 academic year, EU students will be charged the Home rate in the fees table below. From September 2021 onwards, EU students will be charged the International fee shown in the table.
|Type of study||Year||Fees|
|Full-time home||2023/24||£9,250per year|
|Full-time international||2023/24||£15,120per year|
You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.
Scholarships for international students
If you are a high-achieving international student, you may be eligible for one of our scholarships. Explore our international scholarships.
All set? Let's apply
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