Undergraduate BSc (Hons)

Business Management with Innovation and Technology

Salford Business School

Attendance

Full-time

With placement

Course

Three year

Four year

Next enrolment

September 2024

Introduction

In a nutshell

The BSc Business Management with Innovation and Technology programme looks at how future managers can grasp the advantages of technology to run the business of the future. This industry-informed undergraduate degree combines practice-based use of digital tools with a challenging academic curriculum bringing together modules from IT, computing and management degrees. 

This programme is available with professional placement or study abroad year. 

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. To find out more, attend an Open Day or contact the team.

"University has given me a new start. Gaining key education in business areas relating to technology should enable me to continue to work, being aware of current and emerging innovations" - Clare Wild, BSc Business Management with Innovation and Technology

BE INDUSTRY READY

In recent years, advancements in information technology have had a massive impact on the way that business operates, creating a huge number of new challenges and opportunities for organisations. By studying this undergraduate degree, you will be prepared and qualified for these exciting new opportunities, making you highly employable in this growing sector. You will study your degree at our Salford campus close to Manchester city centre.

Our Business Management with Innovation and Technology course is dual accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), the UK's only chartered professional body dedicated to upholding the highest standards in management and leadership. Working closely with industry partners, we've ensured that the programme remains highly practical, career-focused, and industry-informed, preparing you for a successful management career. We also take pride in collaborating with our student panel, ensuring that our teaching remains relevant, inclusive, and respectful to all. 

You'll also have access to a wide range of opportunities that help you develop your real-world skills, such as live projects, paid work placements and study abroad schemes

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.

This programme is also delivered in Bahrain by our partner, the British University of Bahrain; visit their website to find out more.

Want to find out more about our business management courses? Sign up to an Open Day, attend a campus tour or explore our home virtually. Our supportive course enquiries team can also help you with any general questions you may have. 

You will:

  • Study the application of emerging business technologies and apply digital tools to present digital innovation ideas and solutions.
  • Explore more specialised theories and learn skills that will be transferable across the business and technology industries.
  • Study in a dynamic environment and learn practical management skills from business simulations and live projects.
Placement

options available

International

students accepted

Course accreditations

This is for you if...

1.

You are eager to develop sought-after skills through work placements, study abroad schemes, and real-world learning

2.

You want to study disruptive and innovative organisations such as Uber and Airbnb who are using technology to change how business is done

3.

You want to study a subject with abundant job opportunities and a dynamic and ever evolving career path upon graduation.

Course details

All about the course

BSc Business Management with Innovation and Technology at the University of Salford is delivered by an academic team who have world class teaching experiences and are actively developing digital solutions.

  • In your first year, you will start to develop an understanding of how organisations work, looking at key business concepts and the core skills you need for modern businesses. You will also look at wider business areas and how technology integrates with them. You will be learning by doing through working on exciting and innovative marketing challenges or real-world projects. 
  • The second year is all about exploring more specialised theories and learning skills that will be transferable across multiple roles in the business and technology industry. Modules are designed so that you can start to shape your own learning. The Professional Development module has been created for you to practise the skills you need – CV writing, being interviewed, assessment centres - to apply for and get your dream job. 
  • 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

As a Salford Business School student, you'll have access to opportunities that enhance your practical experience, employability, and entrepreneurial skills: 

  • Optional paid work placement year in your chosen field and internship opportunities 
  • Mock interviews, assessment centres, and networking sessions 
  • Utilisation of virtual reality body-swap technology to practice interview skills, allowing you to review and learn from the experience 
  • Engage in live projects with industry, tackle business challenges, and utilise business simulation sessions 
  • Benefit from Launch @Salford, our dedicated incubation centre for startups, supported by experts 

WORK PLACEMENTS / STUDY ABROAD

We strongly encourage you to enhance your personal skills and confidence by undertaking a year-long work placement in your third year and/or study abroad for a term or a year. 

  • A work placement boosts your CV and demonstrates to future employers that you can apply the skills, knowledge, and understanding you have gained. During this time, you will not incur fees to the University and will earn a salary for the work you undertake. Read about Clare's experience on the programme. 
  • Explore the various International Opportunities available, such as Erasmus+, the Turing Scheme, and international study exchanges. 

LAUNCH@SALFORD

Interested in starting your own business? At Salford Business School, we value entrepreneurial minds and strive to offer the necessary support and resources for those looking to develop a promising business idea. Launch @Salford serves as our incubation centre for startups, providing a reception area, hot desk office space, private meeting rooms, and a networking lounge where you can connect and collaborate. Additionally, Launch @Salford extends specialised support for startup operations and opportunities to secure financial assistance.

 

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Year one

Digital and Business Skills

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.

Understanding Organisations

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.

Business Information Systems

The Business Information System module will take technology infrastructures as its central theme and introduce you to the organisational infrastructure through an Information Systems perspective so developing an understanding of the concepts, principles and underlying technologies of the management and application of data, information and knowledge. The aim is to peel back the screen and understand how data and information is managed, stored and flows in and out of systems. During this module, you will learn to understand and appreciate the partnership between Information Systems and Business Intelligence, in providing answers for business leaders in a changing environment of emerging technologies and increasing volumes of data.  There is a further important factor that we want students to be aware of – and that is how technology disrupts and shapes commerce and society.

Data Analysis for Business

Using data effectively is central to business success and this module will provide a grounding in the key skills you will need to understand and use data. 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 practice your essential Excel skills and learn to use Minitab, a statistical software package used by companies to spot trends, solve problems and use data to gain insight.

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

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

Business Intelligence in Practice

This module is designed to provide you with  practical experience of key aspects of business intelligence and innovative problem solving. You will work with peers to use business intelligence to define and propose solutions to a real business problem. This will use the University as Industry Partner, providing students with the opportunity to engage with the institution and providing the university with innovative solutions to relevant problem areas. The module embeds group working skills in a experiential approach, providing the opportunity to gain experience of defining, planning and delivering a project, boosting your employability.

In the first semester, 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. 

Year two

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. 

Watch this video to hear what students say about the module.

Web Application Development (WAD)

So much of our everyday life is dependent upon web technology and the people who are developing and maintaining the digital solutions that we all use. Web based solutions need to be developed, but this requires many different skills such as researching, designing, developing, implementing, and testing of applications, so as to deliver professional, reliable, on-cost and on-time solutions. This module guides students toward acquiring a well-rounded foundation of skills in the design and development of web applications necessary for a career in the management of Business Information Technology. Web Application Development (WAD) focusses on platform-independent and browser-independent languages such as HTML, JavaScript and CSS and other core technologies used in the building of most websites.  In this unit, you will learn how to use these technologies to develop responsive business and e-commerce websites. Designed with employability in mind, this module will align its learning objectives with skills required within digital agencies and for freelance development work.

Project Management

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.

Mobile App Development (MAD)

Mobile App Development module will equip you with theoretical and practical knowledge for the needs of mobile app design, development and management in the modern business world. The supportive teaching team guide students through well-structure lectures and tutorials to understand app project management, mobile UI & UX, front-end and back-end design.  The module also involves guest lectures from mobile app industry and all assessments are based on a live project, which varies every year to address different industrial sectors. It is a practical module, encouraging you to demonstrate innovative thought and produce business consultancy report in mobile technology field, and to build app digital portfolio (i.e. app wireframe, prototype and user journeys) to improve employability.

Live Project for Innovation and Technology

This module provides hands on experience inside a real organisation. Working in teams, reflecting your future working environment, you will work on a current business problem for one of our partner organisations. Students will apply people, project and time management in practice and develop innovative solutions which will support the organisations in their future practice, enhancing your future employability.

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.

Business Intelligence and Dashboards

Students will be introduced to a variety of methods of analysis for management decision making, which will be practiced on real data sets aligned to students’ named degree titles. Formative assessment will be set for practice, with timely feedback given to aid learning and personal development.

The decision making techniques introduced in the module can be applied to a wide range of settings, such as interpreting market performance, forecasting growth, make or buy decisions, optimisation of scarce resources etc.

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.

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.

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.

Business Accounting

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.

Internship

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.

Applied Econometrics

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.

Young Enterprise

Students will be introduced to a variety of methods of analysis to inform decision making which will be practised on real data sets to support a new business venture as part of the Young Enterprise programme. Formative assessment will be set, with timely feedback given to aid learning and personal development.

The decision making techniques introduced in the module can be applied to a wide range of settings, such as interpreting market performance, forecasting growth, make or buy decisions, optimisations of scarce resources, marketing planning etc.

Optional year

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.

Optional work placement year

Professional Placement

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 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.

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.

Business Innovation and Digital Transformation (BIDT)

Working with the digital industry, we explore careers, innovation and digital transformation to allow you to evaluate your next steps, find new opportunities and identify an audience to create a digital portfolio aimed at seizing these opportunities and reaching their goals. Exploring career options to create a plan for an innovative digital portfolio through appropriate channels, content and data. This is a hands-on module which allows students to create a website and social media channels and content and to optimise them, providing you with a competitive advantage when you graduate. The module is suitable for technical or less technical students.

Leadership and Management in Innovation and Technology

This module offers a unique in-depth knowledge and understanding of the key practical and theoretical aspects of leadership and management in contemporary organisations. There is a focus on specific individual leaders, leadership styles and traits and offers an insight into how leaders operate in an organisational context. The module also explores personal leadership, the development of leadership and how leadership occurs at all levels. Practically the module invites you to reflect on your own leadership development and application in order to enhance employability. This module enables you to explore your own leadership styles and traits and how these impact on the management of people

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. 

Business IT Project

Business IT project is designed to allow you to scope, define, design and implement a practical technology project. It provides the opportunity for you  to research and analyse current practice and explore innovations in a Business IT related field of their choosing. All students will work under the guidance of an advisor to complete an in-depth piece of work and produce a business proposal and prototype, together with a scholarly and critical report which documents their research and prototype design. This practical module encourages you to demonstrate innovative problem solving, apply knowledge from across the programme, and contribute to their digital portfolio to enhance employability.

Strategic Management

This module will provide a detailed understanding of business strategy, so that you acquire an organisation-wide perspective through exploring strategy techniques and processes within the global environment. You will draw together your knowledge from across the programme, and apply these to real world organisational problems, deploying accurately established techniques of analysis and enquiry, some of which are at the forefront of strategic research and practice. The module prepares you for a career in business and management and develops the next generation of managers. Students will work on industry problems drawn from their Pathway specialism, ensuring that they develop understanding of the interrelationship between general strategy theory and the specific drivers and nuances of their discipline.

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

Business Dissertation

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.

10 credit modules

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:

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.

Technology Innovation

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.

Internship

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.

Information Security Management

The aim of this module is to understand the management and protection of digital information across various technologies. The module also concerns managing data security risk, cybersecurity risk, data policy in contemporary digital technologies, the strategic aspects of information security management and digital forensics and the legal, ethical ad professional concerns in data security.

Investment Management

The module will provide an introduction to the investment environment. The module will explain risk and how investors can manage risk. Furthermore, the module will explain about time value of money, portfolio management and the relationship between risk and return. 

Climate Change and Sustainability in Business

Climate change is a fundamental stressor which erodes past development and threatens future developments in vital areas of the well-being of humans. The sustainable use of energy is important in the 21st century due to our dependence on energy for transportation, business and heating which is the main factor behind climate change and the key to its solution. Therefore, energy and climate change are inextricably linked. The import of this module is to provide you with a background on issues pertaining to climate change from a multidisciplinary lens. You will study the science and policy of climate change, international climate finance, energy policy, business and sustainability and environmental policy.

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?

100%

Employability focused

TEACHING 

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.

STUDY SKILLS

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. 

ASSESSMENT

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.

A global community

As a hub for knowledge exchange within the local business community, our collaborations benefit students, businesses, and the community. We aim to equip you with the skills to thrive in life and your career, fostering curiosity, adaptability, and confidence to tackle 21st-century challenges. 

Our goal is to prepare you for future career success. 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. 

At the beating heart of it

Based at our picturesque Peel Park campus, just a five-minute journey from central Manchester, Salford Business School sits at the heart of Greater Manchester's thriving business and digital sectors, with close links and a campus at MediaCity. 

Our student space on the sixth floor of the Maxwell Building offers dedicated areas for collaborative and independent study and break-out spaces like our student kitchen. Additionally, here you can find our in-school progression and careers teams to support your journey. 

CMI dual accredited

Our business management programmes are dual accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), the professional body dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership. You will receive complimentary CMI student membership and benefits throughout your degree. 

When you graduate, you will also receive a CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership. This qualification signifies your expertise in leadership and management, equipping you with comprehensive knowledge for success across various management areas. 

Dedicated Support

Our in-school Student Progression Assistants ensure a smooth journey throughout your course. For non-course matters, our university-wide support service, askUS, is on hand to assist across a range of topics. 

Our Careers and Employability team, along with in-school advisors, support your career journey with one-on-one appointments, drop-ins, industry events, networking opportunities, and more. Interested in starting a business? Our start-up incubator, Launch @Salford, offers expert insight and support. 

A global community

As a hub for knowledge exchange within the local business community, our collaborations benefit students, businesses, and the community. We aim to equip you with the skills to thrive in life and your career, fostering curiosity, adaptability, and confidence to tackle 21st-century challenges. 

Our goal is to prepare you for future career success. 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. 

Business in Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester’s dynamic business and digital sectors play host to over 290,000 enterprises, providing you with rich real-world learning opportunities and industry-informed teaching. 

Our diverse business collaborations - from start-ups to leading multinationals - drive local and global productivity and growth, positioning Greater Manchester as an internationally renowned business and digital hub. 

Employment and stats

What about after uni?

FURTHER STUDY

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 significant fee discounts. Learn about our postgraduate courses

EMPLOYMENT

Studying business management with innovation and technology equips you with an extremely desirable set of skills. Not only will your practical and academic knowledge be enhanced, over the duration of the programme your team working, project management, presentation and interpersonal skills will all be developed.

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.

Graduates of this course have gone on to enjoy managerial careers in a wide variety of organisations, from software houses to local government. 

The breadth of knowledge acquired over the course of the programme opens doors to high-level careers across multiple sectors. By exploring innovative businesses and encouraging entrepreneurship throughout the programme, this course equips graduates with the skills and ambition to embark on their own ventures. We work alongside companies like Apadmi, Wakelet, Salford Red Devils and Manchester City to ensure you graduate with the practical skills and knowledge 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. 

Ramal’s professional experience year landed her a graduate job at IBM. Read about her experience on the programme in our Made in Salford blog.

A taste of what you could become

A Digital Business Expert

An Entrepreneur

A Business Analyst

A Project Manager

And more...

Career Links

The University of Salford grew out of the institutes of the late 19th century that provided a talented, technically proficient and professional workforce to support the UK’s rapidly growing industries. In the 21st century, this still holds strong. Whilst industry has changed significantly, the need for industry-focussed education is equally relevant today. 

As a Chartered Management Institute (CMI) accredited business school, we teach the skills that employers need, and as a result, our graduates enjoy excellent international career prospects. 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. 

Requirements

What you need to know

APPLICANT PROFILE 

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

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.

Standard entry requirements

GCSE

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 UCAS Tariff points

A level

BCC - BBC with a minimum of two A2 passes

BTEC National Diploma

DMM

T levels

Merit (C in Core subject)

Access to HE

104 - 112 UCAS Tariff points – Pass with a minimum of 45 credits at Level 3 and 15 at Level 2.

Scottish Highers

104 - 112 UCAS Tariff points with a minimum of two Advanced Highers.

Irish Leaving Certificate

104 - 112 UCAS Tariff points with a minimum of two A2 passes.

European Baccalaureate

Pass Diploma with 60% or above.

International Baccalaureate

30 points for International Baccalaureate Diploma.

International Students

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.

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?

Type of study Year Fees
Full-time home 2024/25 £9,250.00per year
Full-time international 2024/25 £15,720.00per year

Additional costs

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.

 

 

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By phone: +44 (0) 161 295 4545

Enrolment dates

September 2024

September 2025

UCAS information

Course ID N193

Institution S03