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. Accreditation for Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) 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).

Months of entry

January, November, September, July, June, March

Course content

3 good reasons to study The Salford MBA at Salford:

  • Fully accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA)
  • Available with unique pathways in Digital Business and Sports Business
  • Work alongside some of the UK’s biggest brands at our world class MediaCityUK facility

Course Summary

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 her been formulated in partnership with our leading research centres to impart the latest in academic theory and professional practice.

The Salford MBA

Our standard MBA is a multi-disciplinary programme that has been designed to foster a broad spectrum of business skills that are in demand across all areas of industry. 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

The MBA: Digital Business has been launched to meet increasing demand for digitally savvy business executives who can operate seamlessly in today’s digitised, global business environment.

Designed specifically for those who want to take advantage of the growing digital skills gap, this programme is the ideal way 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.

Our Digital business programme is taught out of the University’s state of the art facilities based in MediaCityUK. Teaching on the pathway is informed by the Centre for Digital Business, the University’s internationally recognised research facility and delivered in a unique, creative business environment.

The Digital Business pathway consists of four modules consistent across the MBA programme, with a fifth module, Digital Innovation, providing the subject specific specialism required to address employers needs in this area. The MBA Innovation Live Project will also focus on an aspect of digital business close to the student’s area of interest.

The Salford MBA : Sports Business

The Sports Business pathway has been developed by the University’s respected research Centre for Sports Business and is a unique MBA option specifically tailored to executives working within the sports and related industries.

This programme takes full advantage of the University’s position at the heart of the northwest; a region synonymous with sport at regional, national and international levels. 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.

The Sports Business pathway is aimed at those who aspire to work at the highest levels in the sports industry and provides a mix of modules that develop business administration skills in combination a with bespoke module; Managing the Business of Sport, which provides the marketplace specific aspect of the pathway. The MBA Innovation Live Project will also focus on an aspect of sports business close to the student’s area of interest.

Information for international students

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.

Fees and funding

Fees 2015-16

Type of Study Fee Full-time £16,945 Full-time International £16,945

Fees 2016-17

Type of Study Fee Full-time £16,800 Part-time £2,800 per 30 credits Full-time International £16,800, part-time £2,800 per 30 credits Full-time PgDip £11,200 Full-time PgCert £5,600 Distance Learning £2,800 per 30 credits International Distance Learning £2,800 per 30 credits

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Service
+44 (0)161 295 4545