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Business Management with Marketing with Foundation Year

Entry requirements


64 From a minimum of 1 A2 or equivalent.

64 From a minimum of 1 A2 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 64 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.

64 points. Not acceptable on it's own. Points must be gained from a minimum of 1 A2 or equivalent.

64 points. Not acceptable on it's own. Points must be gained from a minimum of 1 A2 or equivalent.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

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

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

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

64 points from a minimum of 1 Higher Level Subject including a minimum of H7 (D3)or O4 (C3) in Maths and English

64 points. This is not a qualification that is acceptable on it's own as it is not a full A2 equivalent qualification but can be used in combination with a full A2 equivalent qualification to make up the required tariff points.

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

MM

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

M,P,P

64 points

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

MPP

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

D

64 points required.

64 points From a minimum of 1 Advanced Higher.

64 points from a minimum of 1 Advanced Higher.

UCAS Tariff

64

From a minimum of 1 A2 or equivalent.

64 points. Not acceptable on it's own.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2022

Subject

Marketing

The Foundation Year of the four-year programme aims to provide understanding of the key subjects in business to meet the prerequisites for study on the associated degree programme. The key areas of study will be effective communication and study skills combined with key subjects in business. You will be introduced to basic theories and concepts within the disciplines to provide a basic knowledge in all related subject areas. The programme will introduce you to essential areas of business necessary for progression onto business, accounting or law degrees. You will learn how to apply business concepts to real life organisations and develop communication, IT and study skills. Following completion of the Foundation Year, you will progress on to year one of your selected degree for the remainder three years of your course (four years if you are choosing to do the professional placement year).

**The Business Management with Marketing programme is designed to help you develop the wide range of practical skills that employers look for.** By working on industry relevant, live marketing projects and activities, you will learn to implement the key theories of marketing as well as using core skills such as problem-solving, leadership, communication and data analysis. In this way, you will find creative, sustainable, digital and ethical solutions to marketing related problems. Throughout your time with us, you will build your own portfolio of professional evidence which you will be able to use to help you get a rewarding job when you graduate.

**In The Complete University Guide 2022, this course ranks 18th in the UK for Student Satisfaction and 8th for Graduate Prospects.**

In your first year, you will start to develop an understanding of the marketing environment and how the sector operates. You will also look at wider business areas and how marketing 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 marketing functions. 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 marketing 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.

Not sure which Business programme will suit you? Check out our full Business Management portfolio at www.salford.ac.uk/business-courses-salford
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 on www.salford.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/business-management-foundation-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

Foundation year: Foundations of Business, Academic and Personal Skills, Foundations of HRM, Economics for Business, Digital Business.

Year 1; Understanding Organisations, Digital and Business Skills, Mobile, Media and Marketing, Data Analysis for Business, The Future of Business, Campaigns in Practice.

Year 2; Professional Development, Customer Experience and Value Creation, Analysis for Social Media, Project Management, Marketing Communications, Live Project: Digital Marketing.

Year 3; Business Ethics and Sustainability, Advanced Digital Marketing, Leadership and Management in Marketing, Emerging Themes in Marketing, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Strategic Management in Marketing.

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.

61%
low
Marketing

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.

Marketing

Teaching and learning

53%
Staff make the subject interesting
63%
Staff are good at explaining things
63%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
58%
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

79%
Library resources
79%
IT resources
47%
Course specific equipment and facilities
63%
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?

82%
UK students
18%
International students
54%
Male students
46%
Female students
69%
2:1 or above
19%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
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.

Business and management

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.

£18,000
low
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
64%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

25%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
13%
Functional managers and directors
8%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

Want to join a fast-moving, diverse industry that's at the cutting edge of tech? Try marketing! A lot of the jobs are in London, but graduates don't just go to work in advertising agencies — all sorts of industries do their own marketing these days, and with the rise of digital and mobile technology, a lot of marketing is done in quite innovative ways using a wide range of methods. Common industries (apart from advertising and PR) include recruitment, online retail, higher education, banking and IT. A lot of jobs in this industry are handled through recruitment agencies, so if you get in touch with them early, that might give you a headstart for some of the jobs available. But be careful — unpaid working is not the norm in the marketing industry, but it is more common than in most sectors.

What about your long term prospects?

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

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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