Economics, Finance and Accounting Courses at Salford

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Think you have a future in finance?

Have a head for business?

Ready to take your next step?


If you are good with numbers, have strong organisational skills and good business sense, then a career in accounting, finance or economics could be for you.  Labour market insight shows that Accounting, Booking-keeping and Economics are amongst the fastest growing careers.

Salford Business School offers one of the most practical financial and economic educations, where you prepare for career success studying a rigorous degree in a friendly and supportive environment. These accredited programmes are career-focused and industry-informed, helping you develop the essential skills and knowledge needed for a high level career in the diverse range of positions within this sector. 

You'll also develop the transferrable skills that employers look for: communication, planning and leadership as well as vital digital skills and innovative thinking.

Bring curiosity, build confidence, develop resilience. Become unstoppable.

Explore our finance-related courses

BSc Accounting and Finance

A degree in accounting and finance is vital if you want to become an accountant but it's also a great degree for moving into general business management.

BSc Accounting and Finance
BSc Accounting and Finance with professional experience year
BSc Accounting and Finance with foundation year

BSc Business and Financial Management

In Business and Financial Management, you look at how finance fits within a business context and affects the decisions made by governments and international organisations.

BSc Business Management and Financial Management
BSc Business Management and Financial Management with professional experience year
BSc Business Management and Financial Management with foundation year

BSc Business Management with Economics

If you're interested in the economic challenges we face as a business and as a society, Business and Economics could be for you.

BSc Business Management with Economics
BSc Business Management with Economics with professional experience year
BSc Business Management with Economics with foundation year

Come along to an open day

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Think you know University of Salford? Think again! Our finance-related programmes are all about giving you lots of real, hands on experience to get you ready for a great career. Come to one of our Open Days to find out about how we support you to achieve your best. It’s all about you getting as much information as possible to help you make your university decision.

  • Join a course-specific talk to get a better idea of what you learn at Salford Business School
  • Meet the staff you’ll be learning with and ask them questions about your course
  • Hear from current students and recent graduates about life at Salford
  • Find out more about how we support you to achieve your best
  • Learn how opportunities for real-world experience will help you get a great job after you graduate.

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Choose to take a work placement between years two and three; you’ll earn a salary, pay no University fees and develop your skills for future employability


Study in a supportive environment where the staff know you by name and your fellow students become your friends for life


Learn at our spacious green campus, not far from Manchester city centre - voted the UK's most liveable city

Great placements. Great experience. Great for the CV!

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Thinking about doing a work placement? You'll earn money, you won't pay University fees but you'll build up some great experience and networks for after graduation.  In our experience, too, students who have done a year's work placement are more likely to get a first class or a good second class degree.

We're proud of our close links with business and work with companies of all sizes from large multi-nationals to micro organisations.  Our students have had placements with companies including:

Salford City Council Beever and Struther
Molton Finance BUPA
Mercedes-Benz NHS


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What’s the difference between a lecture and a seminar?

A lecture typically has a larger number of students.  The seminar is where you will work in smaller groups to solve problems and tackle exercises on topics covered in the lecture. At Salford Business School, you have at least as as much time in small group classes as in larger lectures, with opportunities for drop-in one-to-one sessions with your tutors. You will also do your own reading between classes.

Programme leader Faisal Sheikh describes it like this: "Think of a body. The lecture is the bones, it provides the structure of your knowledge. The seminar adds the muscle and the skin, that’s where you get the detail to support your learning."

Will the university help me to find work experience and placements?

Whilst students are responsible for securing their own work experience and industry placements, the dedicated Business School employability team will guide and support you through the process. Industry experience not only enables you to apply your knowledge in real-world situations but allows you to form those vital connections early on in your career. We have links with a range of leading organisations and, where possible, will assist students in securing placements.

Are there any relevant student-run societies?

There is a Business Society and a Law Society, run by students based in the Business School. In addition, the Salford students Enactus group gives you opportunities to develop your skills by working on community projects. The University of Salford Students’ Union is home to a huge range of societies and teams you might be interested in; they’re a great way to meet people and make friends.

What will my weekly schedule be like?

Your weekly timetable will vary from semester to semester and from year to year depending on what modules you are studying. Classes can be scheduled for any day of the week between 9am and 6pm, however, we do as much as we can to groups classes together and the University does not schedule teaching on Wednesday afternoons so that students can participate in clubs, societies and extracurricular activities. Most students are in three or maximum four days a week. You will get your timetable at the start of each year.

How many contact hours will I have each week?

You will have 9 hours per week of required attendance. You'll have three modules per semester, each with three hours of classes per week (a one-hour lecture and a two-hour seminar) to make up your 9 hours of attendance. There is also a programme hour each week when you meet as a programme group with your tutor. At level 4, in the first term, you will focus on the academic skills you need to move successfully from college to University; in semester two, you will look at how to develop the soft skills you need for your career path. 

However, we're a very friendly bunch of people so if you have any questions or anything you don't understand, you can easily reach out to your tutors (or anyone else for that matter) to arrange a chat.

Ready to apply on UCAS?

If you are ready to apply for one of our finance courses, here are some UCAS quick links

BSc Accounting and Finance
BSc Business Management with Economics
BSc Business with Financial Management

Remember all courses are also available with Professional Placement and Foundation Year