Undergraduate BSc (Hons)

Business with Management (Top-Up)




One year

Next enrolment

September 2024


In a nutshell

Our BSc Business with Management programme is designed to attract students with HND (level 5) equivalent qualifications and develop them with the knowledge, skills, and experience required for graduate-level employment in business fields. This course has been designed to top-up previously earned skills to level 6, and will award you with BSc (Hons) Business with Management.

This one-year programme will provide you with leadership and management skills and practical tools from the very start so that you can deliver real impact for your working organisation. As well as covering core management functions, this programme specifically focuses on addressing the global challenges of today with an emphasis on sustainability, innovation, entrepreneurship, and the strategic management and leadership skills that are required in today’s highly dynamic work environment.

We understand that combining your existing work, family, and social commitments with leadership and management education can be challenging. Therefore, our one year BSc Business with Management programme has been designed to provide you with maximum student support. Teaching is delivered face-to-face with opportunities to engage with your peers in highly interactive learning. 

This course is taught at our green Peel Park campus close to Manchester city centre with a wide range of dedicated flexible study spaces and resources to support your learning. 

Want to find out more about our 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:

  • Gain practical teaching, providing you with skills and tools that you can immediately apply in your work environment.
  • Focus on the global challenges in leading and managing of today.
  • Participate in personal development training embedded within throughout the programme.

students accepted

Course details

All about the course

This programme has one entry point in a typical academic year. It consists of eight taught modules and includes seven core modules and two 10-credit modules. The core programme design embeds innovation, entrepreneurship, digital fluency, and sustainability in the curriculum to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge to thrive in a rapidly changing business environment. There are synchronous and asynchronous lectures delivered online and weekly synchronous online tutorials. Throughout the programme, you will also undertake substantial independent study.

Core modules

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.

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.

International Business Culture

Through the International Business Culture module, you will evaluate the key issues that impact international business in relation to varying corporate strategies and cultures. You will also examine the main strategic and international methodologies employed in the global marketplace and explore the components for formulating and implementing successful strategies. In addition, you will learn to evaluate differing strategies for entry into global markets, looking at how to gain competitive advantage including the concepts of technological developments and associated opportunities and barriers within the differing cultural environments.

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 this 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, developing the next generation of managers, and you will work on industry problems drawn from your pathway specialism.

Supply Chain Management and Digital Transformation

How do you make sure your products reach your customers where and when they want them? What systems make it easy for customers to buy? How will you deliver to multiple customers around the country through rain and snow? The main aims of the module are to evaluate the concepts of supply chain management, to consider how those strategically connect to company objectives and to provide a critical awareness of digital transformation within the context of procurement and supply chain management. You will systematically interpret and apply theories, skills and research aiming to make defendable judgements about complex issues in supply chain management, taking into account organisational settings and cognitive biases in contexts of uncertainty, disruption and volatility. You will learn to critically evaluate and advise on supply chain management issues at a strategic level of organisations and analyse the impact of digital transformation on different interconnected supply chain elements eg, forecasting, planning, facilities, inventory, transportation, sourcing and information exchange.

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.

Study and Professional Success

This non-credit-bearing module will support students' transition into academic studies by providing them with the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in their chosen field. By completing this module, students will be better equipped to navigate the challenges of university life and achieve their academic goals. They will also have a solid foundation upon which to build their future careers. Overall, this non-credit-bearing module is an essential component of any student's academic journey, providing them with the tools they need to succeed both in university and beyond.

Leadership and Management in Business

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 will invite you to develop your own leadership style and experience, enhancing employability. This module enables you to explore your own leadership styles and traits and evaluate how these impact on the management of people.

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 be assessed via a range of methods including:

  • Case study analysis
  • Business reports and spreadsheets
  • Slide and infographic presentations
  • Business simulation exercises
  • Videoed simulated media interviews and business pitches
  • Reflective blogs
  • Personal development plan
Employment and stats

What about after uni?

Graduates’ careers can take many different directions, spanning multinational firms, start-up and family businesses, governmental organisations and departments, and higher education institutions. Examples of private sector roles that Salford graduates have gone onto include: Marketing Manager; Business Development Manager; Head of Business Strategy, Excellence and Quality; Head of Commercial Delivery. Other graduates have gone onto enjoy public sector roles including Trade Policy Officer and Civil Servant while other graduates have remained within the university sector, developing academic careers in various higher education institutions around the globe.

Career Links

The programme team work with a wide range of organisations engaged in different aspects of global business, with guest speakers sharing their insights and experiences both online and at the guest sessions in Salford. The programme is also supported by the Salford Business School Employability Hub which provides opportunities for additional engagement with industry.


Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

HND Higher National Diploma

HND (Higher National Diploma-level 5) in a business-related subject or Pearson/BTEC HND (Higher National Diploma) in a business-related subject or an international equivalent as entry criteria.

Higher Education credits

Successful completion of two years of Higher Education with 240 ECTS credits (or equivalent).


Minimum five grades A-C with Maths and English at grade C / grade 4 or above are normally required.


Accreditation of Prior Learning

We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully. The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course. Two forms of APL may be used for entry: The Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

English Language Requirements

International 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. If you need to improve your written and spoken English, you might be interested in our English language courses.

How much?

Type of study Year Fees
Full-time home 2024/25 £9,200.00per year
Full-time international 2024/25 £15,120.00per year
Full-time home 2025/26 £9,250.00per year
Full-time international 2025/26 £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. 

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Still have some questions? Register for one of our Open Days or contact us:

By email: enquiries@salford.ac.uk
By phone: +44 (0)161 295 4545

Enrolment dates

September 2024

September 2025