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This course is for graduates from a non-business discipline who want to become a successful manager. You'll learn about, and critically evaluate, evidence-based best practice with the aim of informing and improving your own management skills. If you're already a manager, this qualification aims to enhance your capabilities and improve your career prospects.

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum 2:2 honours degree or equivalent or successful completion of the Graduate Certificate International Management.

A wide range of professional qualifications are also accepted either in partial or complete fulfilment of entry requirements.

Where a student has gained a recognised Honours degree but does not meet the normal entry qualification requirement, they may still be considered for entry if they can demonstrate relevant work experience of a minimum 2 years duration post study and acceptable level of responsibility.

English Language Requirements

Normally IELTS 6.5 with no individual element below 5.5, or equivalent recognised Secure English Language Test, (SELT).

If the English language qualification is slightly below this level candidates may be able to take one of the many English courses available in the University. Please search for English on Course Finder

Course modules

Modules include: Strategic international business management; accounting and finance; marketing and service management; operations and information management; business innovation project (choose 1 from: 6- month paid work placement; assessed internship; live project; dissertation).

Assessment methods

Assessment includes: Essays, assignments, exams, multiple choice tests, online tests, group reports, and portfolio work. The weighting between exams and coursework varies between modules and years, but exams still play a major role

Sponsorship information

Study awards include: Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Scholarship; University of Salford student loyalty discount; Country bursary scheme (for international students only).


You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

Part time courses are available for PgDip and PgCert, for fees please contact the department.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 8,500 (Whole course) Home/EU 1 Years
MSc Part-time £ 1,417 (Credit module) Home/EU 30 Years
MSc Full-time £ 13,500 (Whole course) International 1 Years
PgDip Full-time £ 5,670 (Whole course) Home/EU 8 Months

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