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Business Management with Economics with Professional Placement Year

Entry requirements


120 From a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent.

120 From a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent. Additional AS Levels can be used towards the overall tariff points provided they are not completed in the same subject as the A2.

A minimum of 120 UCAS Tariff Points from a QAA Approved Level 3 Access to HE Diploma to contain a minimum of 45 credits at Level 3 and 15 at Level 2 to total 60 credits overall for the full award.

120 Not acceptable on it's own. Points must be gained from a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent.

120 Not acceptable on it's own. Points must be gained from a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

We require Grade C or 4 (or above) in Maths and English GCSE. Equivalent qualifications Key Skills Level 2, and Functional Skills Level 2, are also accepted.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

31

including a grade 5 in standard level maths and grade 6 in standard level english or grade 4 in higher level maths and grade 5 in higher level english

120 from a minimum of 2 Higher Level Subjects including a minimum of H7 (D3) or O4 (C3) in Maths and English

120 Not acceptable on it's own. Points must be gained from a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D*D*

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)

D,M,M

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

120 Not acceptable on it's own or with additional AS Levels. Must be doing an additional A2 or equivalent to top up to required points.

120 From a minimum of 2 Advanced Highers

120 From a minimum of 2 Advanced Highers

UCAS Tariff

120

From a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent.

120 Not acceptable on it's own. Points must be gained from a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Sandwich | 2022

Subjects

Economics

Business studies

A degree that gets to the heart of the most significant business and economic challenges faced by governments and international organisations across the globe. Our BSc Business and Management with Economics undergraduate course equips you with highly employable skills and prepares you for a career in a variety of industries covering key aspects of business and economics. You will study this undergraduate course at our Salford campus close to Manchester city centre.

The Professional Experience Year gives you the opportunity to apply the skills, knowledge and understanding you have gained in the first two years of the course. You will not pay fees to the University and will earn a wage for the work that you do.

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.

**In The Complete University Guide 2022, this course ranks 10th in the UK for Student Satisfaction**

All our undergraduate business courses are available with:
• **Placement Year** - on the placement year option, you will not pay fees to the University and will earn a wage for the work that you do.
• **Study Abroad** – study with one of our partner Universities for a semester or a year
• **Foundation Year** – start with the fundamental areas of business and the key skill you need to study at University level.

Find out more at www.salford.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/business-management-economics-professional-placement-year

**Our commitment to our students**
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 more at www.salford.ac.uk/salford-business-school/our-commitment-our-students.

Modules

Year 1: Digital and Business Skills, Data Analysis for Business, Business Finance in Practice, Understanding Organisations, The Future of Business, Economic Analysis, Year 2: Professional Development, Microeconomic Analysis, Project Management, Macroeconomic Analysis, Live Economics Project, Analysis for Economics. Professional Placement Year: On completion of year 2 you may choose to undertake a year's paid professional placement. If you choose to take the professional year option, you will not pay fees to the University and will earn a wage for the work that you do. Year 3: Business Ethics and Sustainability, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Strategic Economic Management, Industrial Economics, Applied Game Theory, Leadership and Management in Economics.

In each year, you have another opportunity to choose a short (10 credit) module in an area you might be interested in or that you've never tried before.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Salford

Department:

Salford Business School

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

82%
med
Economics
71%
med
Business studies

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Economics

Teaching and learning

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
82%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
91%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

77%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
65%
Course specific equipment and facilities
64%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

86%
UK students
14%
International students
75%
Male students
25%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
11%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

Business studies

Teaching and learning

68%
Staff make the subject interesting
78%
Staff are good at explaining things
74%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
73%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

80%
Library resources
79%
IT resources
70%
Course specific equipment and facilities
65%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

81%
UK students
19%
International students
63%
Male students
37%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
13%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Social sciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£17,000
low
Average annual salary
85%
low
Employed or in further education
49%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

24%
Welfare professionals
13%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
9%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

This is a degree in demand, as business increasingly needs workers who can examine and explain complex data. And yet the number of economics graduates fell by nearly 10% last year, which means demand is even greater. As so many economic grads go into banking and finance, it's not surprising that over half of all 2015's economics graduates who did go into work were working in London. And don't think it's just the finance industry that's interested in these graduates - there's a significant number who enter the IT industry to work with data as analysts and consultants. It's quite common for economics graduates to go into jobs such as accountancy and management consultancy which may require you to take more training and gain professional qualifications - so don’t assume you won’t have to take any more exams once you leave uni. And the incentive to take them, of course, is better pay, which will be on top of an already healthy average starting salary of over £30,000 for graduates working in the capital.

Business studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£19,000
low
Average annual salary
87%
low
Employed or in further education
60%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

16%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
11%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
11%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals

The number of business studies graduates fell significantly last year after a long period of increase. But there were still more than 14,000 degrees awarded and this is the third most popular subject for new graduates. Because so many graduates get business studies degrees, you can find them everywhere in the economy, and very few jobs are completely out of reach for a good business studies graduate. Around 40% go into jobs in finance, sales, recruitment, management (particularly retail) or marketing. There is also a small (but well paid) group who take their technical skills into computing and IT. Thousands of graduates from this subject go into professional jobs every year, and average starting salaries are above the average for all subjects and particularly healthy in London where they top £25k. Graduates with good degree grades in business studies are much more likely to get good jobs, so don’t be complacent, and keep a close eye on your grades.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

Business and management

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£18k

£18k

£22k

£22k

£25k

£25k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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