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University of Salford

Business and Financial Management

UCAS Code: N1N3
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

104-112

% applicants receiving offers

82%

Subjects
  • Business studies
  • Finance
Student score
81% MED
88% HIGH
% employed or in further study
80% LOW
83% LOW
Average graduate salary
£19k MED
£20k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
MMD

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
DD*

D*D

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMD

International Baccalaureate
30

including a grade 5 in standard level maths and grade 6 in standard level english

UCAS tariff points
104-112

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104-112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

82%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

Not available

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

3 good reasons to study Business and Financial Management at Salford: â?¢An opportunity to gain a general business degree or a degree in a more specialised area of study â?¢Paid placements often with world-leading organisations such as NatWest, Barclays, The Cooperative Bank â?¢Personal support with small study groups This course is designed to equip you with the business knowledge and skills needed in today's global economy and provides a general business education that will prepare students for a wide variety of managerial careers. It will prepare you for a variety of employment opportunities in major areas of business. A carefully designed and employer-supported management development programme runs through the first two years of your degree.

Modules

Year 1: principles of economics; principles of accounting; principles of human resource management; principles of marketing; business statistics; organisations in a global environment or language. Year 2: professional development; operations management; financial and management information systems; financial planning and software applications; law in a business context; entrepreneurial project or language. Year 3: business taxation; international and business finance; management accounting for control; applied business research and analysis; business ethics and sustainability; strategic management.

University of Salford

On campus

The University of Salford is hugely diverse and multicultural with a focus on practical experience and skills. We have fantastic connections with ITV and the BBC at the newly opened MediaCityUK complex, making for a highly engaging and creative student experience. The Students' Union has amazing opportunities in activities and volunteering and offers tonnes of support.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
34%
66%

Year 1

29%
71%

Year 2

32%
68%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
75%
25%

Year 1

54%
46%

Year 2

54%
36%
10%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 87%
Student score 81% MED
Able to access IT resources

90%

Staff made the subject interesting

76%

Library resources are satisfactory

90%

Feedback on work has been helpful

69%

Feedback on work has been prompt

82%

Staff are good at explaining things

87%

Received sufficient advice and support

84%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
38% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
37% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
303 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
65% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
13% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 80% LOW
Average graduate salary £19k MED
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

9%

Graduates who are administrative occupations: finance

7%

Graduates who are public services and other associate professionals

6%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Over 13,500 degrees in business studies were awarded in 2012, and for a long time this was the most popular degree subject of all - one in 23 grads study a business studies degree. Numbers are still growing, but it dropped down to number three in the table this year. 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. They are most likely to go into jobs in finance, management or marketing, so the stats have been hit slightly because the finance industry hasn’t been in the best of health in the economic downturn. But thousands of graduates from this subject go into professional jobs every year, and average starting salaries are very slightly above the average for all subjects. 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.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 95%
Student score 88% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

100%

Staff made the subject interesting

86%

Library resources are satisfactory

85%

Feedback on work has been helpful

79%

Feedback on work has been prompt

84%

Staff are good at explaining things

95%

Received sufficient advice and support

86%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
35% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
37% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
277 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
68% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
10% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 83% LOW
Average graduate salary £20k MED
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

21%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

19%

Graduates who are administrative occupations: finance

10%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
More than 2,000 students graduated with a degree in finance in 2012, but recent times have been difficult for the finance industry. As things recover, however, we'd expect the statistics to improve, and as so many – over half of the employed graduates from 2012 - go into finance, it's not surprising that London is by far the most common location for graduates from the subject to go into work, although Scotland and the North West also take quite a few graduates. It's also common for finance graduates to go into jobs such as accountancy, which require you to take more training and gain professional qualifications – finance graduates who take further study are more likely to be studying accountancy than finance.
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