Salford Business School

United Kingdom

Salford Business School

Salford Business School

Salford Business School

Salford Business School

Salford Business School

Salford Business School

Salford Business School

Salford Business School

Part of the University of Salford, Salford Business School offers a real-world approach to business learning with a flexible, industry-informed and research-based curriculum.  We engage with business in a number of ways to meet global challenges. These strong links with industry give you access to live briefs and work placements so you are prepared for the real world by explicitly developing practice and self-awareness, initiative, communication skills, team-working abilities and critical thinking skills.

Across the range of programmes in Salford Business School, we hold accreditations from 15 different professional bodies. Such international accreditations reflect the currency of our programmes and the rigorous quality assurance processes we apply to teaching, learning and development.

At School-level, we are recognised for our commitment to supporting SMEs and social businesses. The awards of Small Business Charter and the Social Enterprise Gold Mark further reflect our commitment to such business organisations.

The Salford MBA is an elite programme which offers you the chance to be part of a small and specialist student cohort who work together with academics to share their learning and grow their knowledge.  Our academics are experts who have experience of working in the real world as well as University, so our teaching is strongly industry-focused and industry-informed. Your fellow students come from all business sectors and countries to provide a lively, international and friendly environment in which to learn.

Studying on the Salford MBA programme, you’ll delve deeper into all the major aspects of business management – strategic leadership, financial management, entrepreneurship and more. The programme is taught in four modules plus a work-based project, and delivered in a blended format. You will study three core modules then follow the specialist module for the MBA pathway you have chosen. During the final Business Innovation Live Project (BILP) you will put what you have learned into practice as a consultant within a business. In this supportive and collaborative environment, you can build the business management skills that you need to thrive at a senior level. 

There are three entry points in the year so you can choose a start time to suit your commitments.

Find out more about the MBA and meet our MBA Director, Dr Jonathon Lord and our MBA Administrator, Julie Kelly, on one of our regular online webinars. You will find out about the modules covered within the programme, what our alumni have gone on to do and why the Salford MBA could be the perfect next step in your career. 

You will study three core modules in a sequence depending on your start date. You will then choose one of the specialist pathways so you can follow your area of specialist interest.   The final Business Innovation Live Project gives you the chance to put what you have learned into practice.  The programme includes an overseas study visit; previous destinations are Colombia, Hong Kong and Brazil.

Core modules:
Economics and Financial Management
Marketing and Operations Management
Organisational Behaviour and Change

Pathway specific modules:
Strategic Leadership
Digital Business
Sports Business
Executive Education Leadership

Business Innovation Live Project:
You will work on a real issue in a live consultancy position either in your own workplace or elsewhere

Full-time and part-time options allow you the flexibility to fit your study around your other commitments.

Programme Info

Type of Course: 
• Full-time MBA
• Part-time MBA
Starting Dates:
• September, January, June
Length of Course:
• Full Time: one year
• Part Time: 2 or 3 years
Application Deadlines (if you have several application deadlines, please list them all):
March 2018 Intake – 26th January 2018
June 2018 Intake – 13th April 2018
September 2018 Intake – 18th August 2018

You should submit your application at least one month prior to your chosen course starting date.

Student Body

Percentage of international students: 45%
Men/Women Ratio: 62%:38%
Age Range: 24 - 50
Average Age: 31
Length of Work Experience:
Applicants should have a minimum three years full-time post-study work experience with evidence of managerial responsibility.


You should complete your application online. There is plenty of helpful information throughout the application process.  To complete the application process, you will need to upload scanned copies of the following supporting documents:

  • One reference from your current employer.
  • Degree Certificate and Transcript: normally a minimum of a 2:2 honours degree or equivalent in a business related subject.
  • Overseas applicants are required to provide a UKVI IELTS certificate (an IELTS score of 6.5 or above with no element below 5.5 is the norm)
  • Personal Statement
  • A copy of your passport, if you are coming to us from outside the EU and will require a student visa.
  • A copy of your CV: applicants must have a minimum of three years of work experience with evidence of managerial responsibility.


Tuition fees (the currency is given according to the country where the school is based):
Full-time MBA: £17280
Part-time MBA: £2880 per 30 credit module
Estimate for accommodation/living costs, insurance: UKVI state that students studying in London for the majority of their course must allow $1,700* per month for living costs, but only $1,365* per month if you are studying elsewhere in the UK

Adeyemi Adelekan

As part of my course, I took part in the Business Innovation Live Project programme, working with the National Health Service (NHS).   By looking at the available services in each of the four health economies, I identified benefits of and gaps in the services.  The recommendations I made for some of the issues have been confirmed by the directors as very relevant and useful and there are plans to follow up on them. It has given me the opportunity to have international work experience in an industry totally different from my background, therefore widening my skill set.

Lava Mohamad

What I liked the most about the MBA was that we had many students from different backgrounds and different age groups. I have learned a lot from my fellow colleagues as they had different views about the business world and this was very interesting; we had doctors, pharmacists, senior project managers and many more. I particularly enjoyed the case studies as we were put in groups and had to work together and try to appreciate each other’s ideas.

Rachel Norton [about the overseas visit to Colombia]

Our schedule was packed full, this was no holiday! We were here to squeeze the most out of the short time we had and as a group, we embraced that with gusto. Each of our days included at least two business visits. Our business visits were varied and interesting. We visited large, nationally owned businesses such as Ecopetrol, Acueducto and ETB, large manufacturing companies, Bimbo, Corona and Juan Valdez, alongside smaller start-ups including Arte y Pasión Café and the Bogotá Beer Company which began its life as student project.

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