University of Salford

The Salford MBA

The Salford MBA (Master of Business Administration) is a fully AMBA accredited degree that concentrates on developing the skills required to operate at senior levels within an organisation.  

Our MBA programme is available via three distinct learning pathways; The Salford MBA, MBA: Digital Business and MBA: Sports Business. Each pathway has been formulated in partnership with our leading research centres to impart the latest in academic theory and professional practice.  

The Salford MBA

Our career development generalist programme for ambitious professionals with significant post-graduation work experience. Draw on your previous management experience to make the most of advanced scholarship and research, then reflect your learning back into the workplace to achieve exceptional professional  practice.  Ideal for managers with big ambitions and open minds. 

Our broad range of modules and unique business partnerships make this programme an ideal option for executives who are seeking to improve their knowledge across a full range of advanced skill sets.

The Salford MBA: Digital Business

Meets increasing demand for digitally savvy business executives who can operate seamlessly in today’s digitised global business environment. Ideal for managers who want to take advantage of the growing digital skills gap. The programme is an opportunity for senior managers to learn the strategic  skills  that will facilitate informed decision making in the face of a rapidly changing technological and economical landscape.

The Salford MBA: Sports Business

This MBA option has been developed by the University’s respected research Centre for Sports Business, for executives working within the sports and related industries. Ideal for managers who aspire to work at the highest levels in the sports industry. 

It provides a mix of modules that develop business administration skills, taking advantage of the University’s position at the heart of the North West. BBC Sport is a neighbour of the University at MediaCityUK and two of the biggest brands in world football – Manchester United and Manchester  City  – are on our doorstep.

Entry requirements

Normally minimum 2:2 honours degree or equivalent in a business related subject.

Candidates must have a minimum of three years full-time post study work experience with evidence of managerial responsibility.

A wide range of professional qualifications are also considered for partial fulfilment of entry criteria.

Salford Alternative Entry Scheme (SAES) 

We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course.

Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

English Language Requirements 

Normally international applicants must also provide evidence of proficiency in English. This takes the form of IELTS 6.5 band score with no element below 5.5, or equivalent SELT grade.

Assessment methods

Over the duration of your course, a range of assessment techniques will be used. Types of assessment include: essays, assignments, exams, multiple-choice tests, online tests, group reports and portfolio work.

Sponsorship information

We offer awards to help you study through our:

  • Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Scholarship
  • University of Salford student loyalty discount
  • Country bursary scheme for International students only

There are also other sources of funding available to you.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MBA Full-time £ 17,550 (Whole course) Home/EU 1 Years
MBA Full-time £ 17,550 (Whole course) International 1 Years

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