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MSc / PG Dip / PG Cert Management

Course Description

This course is designed for graduates from a non-business discipline who want to develop their skills and knowledge in order 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 working as a manager, this highly regarded management qualification will significantly enhance your capabilities and improve your career prospects.

Key benefits:

• Gain a solid foundation in the key skills of effective management and leadership
• Build on existing management skills to strengthen your personal performance and benefit your organisation
• Tap into broad networks with fellow students across the wider business world

Visit the website: http://www.salford.ac.uk/pgt-courses/management

Suitable for

This course is ideal for graduates who want to establish a career in management, or for existing managers who wish to develop their skills and enhance their future career prospects.

Programme details

The aim of this course is to present and critically evaluate evidence-based best practice to inform and improve your own management skills.


The course is delivered in four blocks of three day intensive study periods, followed by independent study and online support through the University's virtual learning environment, Blackboard. Each module is taken and assessed over a six week block.

Teaching is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials, using a wide range of learning activities.

Semester 1

• Strategic International Business Management
• Accounting and Finance

Semester 2

• Marketing and Service Management
• Operations and Information Management

Semester 3

- Business Innovation Project

For the final third of your studies you can choose from 4 differing pathways, all of which are designed to accommodate your career aspirations and enhance your professional practice:

• Assessed Internship
• Live Project
• Dissertation
• Placement


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. The weighting between exams and coursework varies between modules and years, but exams still play a major role.

Career potential

In addition to a highly regarded formal qualification, you’ll develop personal and organisational management skills that will enhance your career prospects. This course will provide you with flexible employment opportunities leading to potential roles with a variety of management-level national and international sectors. Recent Salford Business School graduates have gained employment with organisations including Ernst & Young, British Airways, BMW, the NHS, BUPA and KPMG.

How to apply: http://www.salford.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/applying

Visit the MSc / PG Dip / PG Cert Management page on the University of Salford website for more details!

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. In the case of non-graduates please look at APEL. Start Dates: September; January; March; June; November.

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