Salford Business School

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Salford Business School
Salford Business School logo.jpg
Motto Altiora Petamus
"Let us seek higher things"
Established 2006 (1987 origins of departments)
Type public university business school
Dean Professor Amanda Broderick
Students over 3,000
Location Salford, Greater Manchester, England, UK
Campus Urban, Parkland
Colours

Navy, Black, White and Gold

                                                 
Affiliations University of Salford
Website http://www.salford.ac.uk/business-school

Coordinates: 53°29′04″N 2°16′17″W / 53.48444°N 2.27139°W / 53.48444; -2.27139

Salford Business School is located 3 km west of Manchester city centre in the Maxwell Building on the Peel Park Campus of the University of Salford. As a business school it offers business management courses,[1] business services[2] and business focused research.[3] It is one of the university's ten constituent schools and part of the College of Business & Law.[4]

The range of business and management studies degrees[5] includes pre-masters courses,[6] undergraduate programmes,[7] postgraduate taught[8] and research degrees up to PhD[9] level. It places equal emphasis on teaching, research and academic enterprise measured by National Student Survey[10][11] and Research Assessment Exercise results.[12]

Teaching and research expertise falls within the areas of:

  • International Finance, Accounting & Economics
  • International Strategic & People Management
  • International Marketing & Services Management
  • International Operations & Information Management

The Students' Union clubs and societies include a Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) group which works closely with the school delivering events including business games for local schools and colleges.

History[edit]

The school was formed in 2006[13] by the merger of four academic units, the School of Management, School of Accounting, Economics and Management Science, School of Leisure, Hospitality and Food Management and the Information Systems Institute. The University of Salford received its Royal Charter in 1967[14] but has a long tradition of higher education dating back to 1896 when two Workings Men's Institutes merged to form the Salford Technical Institute.[15]

School structure[edit]

As a part of the University of Salford, the school is part of the College of Arts and Social Sciences and has a Dean of School .[16]

Its management is directed by the Dean of School and the School Executive. Key operational activities of the school are dealt with through a committee structure that includes a Research and Enterprise Committee, Teaching and Learning Committee and a Marketing and Recruitment Committee. As a result of a review conducted in early 2009 the school has established an Undergraduate Programme Leaders group and a Postgraduate Programme Leaders group[citation needed] to deal with common teaching and learning issues. Each programme also conducts regular Student-Staff committee meetings. The school has three academic directorates: Business Management, Business Operations and Business Strategy. Day-to-day staffing and resource issues are dealt with at a directorate level.

Undergraduate programmes[edit]

The School offers 18 honours degrees including Business and Management Studies, Finance and Accounting, Business Information Technology and Leisure, Hospitality and Tourism Studies. All of these are full-time courses. The honours degrees courses last three years with an option for students on all courses to take a placement year between the second and final year of academic work.[17]

The School also delivers a one year full-time honours degree intended for students who have completed their studies to the equivalent level of a Diploma of Higher Education and a full-time Graduate Certificate for students who do not have the required academic or language standards required by the School's masters degrees. There are also two part-time programmes (Certificate of Higher Education and Graduate Certificate) intended for individuals who have work experience but no formal higher education qualifications.

Postgraduate programmes[edit]

Most masters degrees have intermediate awards and students can choose to complete a Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) or Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip). Areas of specialism currently available include International Business, Information Systems, Tourism Management, Human Resource Management and Marketing. All full-time masters courses last for one year or longer if the optional professional placement is selected.[18]

Since September 2012 students enrolling on all of the masters programmes have had the option to do a Business Innovation Project[19] which could include :

  • Six Month Work Placement: work-based learning in a suitable organisation
  • Assessed Internship: a one-to-three month monitored work or service/volunteer experience
  • Live Project: work as part of a team on a live project
  • Dissertation: a conventional dissertation of 12,000 to 15,000 words.

The Salford MBA[edit]

In September 2009 the Salford MBA gained accreditation from Association of MBAs (AMBA).[20] There is a consultancy component within the taught programme where students work with an external organisation to assist in solving a specific organisational issue.[21] The MBA lectures are based at MediaCityUK.[22]

Research[edit]

Research in the School is based in a number of centres including:

  • Centre for Operations Management, Management Science and Statistics (COMMSS)
  • Enterprise and Innovation Research Centre
  • Information Systems, Organisations and Society Research Centre (ISOS)
  • Marketing and Strategy Research Centre
  • Organisational Behaviour and Leadership Research Centre

Statistics and Operational Research had 35% of its work rated as internationally excellent and 55% rated as recognised internationally in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise.[23] Current research interests include Maintenance and Asset Management, Condition based maintenance modelling, Warranty Risk, Operations Management, System Dynamics, Player performance measurement and ranking, Forecasting results in golf and football and Modelling long-shot bias in betting markets.[24]

The School's Business and Management Studies submission had 65% of its activity judged to be of international standard and 5% was categorised as 'world leading'.

The Information Systems, Organisations and Society research centre was ranked second in Research Fortnight's Power Table for its RAE2008 result in the Library and Information Management panel[25] and current research interests include ICTs and social inclusion, the rise of social networking sites such as Myspace, On-line Gaming, information fulfilment, the diffusion of innovations, ICTs and call centre working, mobile and ubiquitous computing, system work-arounds, knowledge work, learning technologies, Web 2.0 technologies, gender and technology, web accessibility, search and social media marketing.[26] and the philosophy of technology.[27]

On 31 March 2009, and partially in response to the Institution's RAE2008 results,[vague] the University of Salford announced significant changes to its internal research structures. The most important change is that research is now be managed at a School level rather than through semi-autonomous Research Institutes.[citation needed] This change most affected the Information Systems, Organisations and Society Research Centre which had members in four of the University's schools.[citation needed]

Notable staff[edit]

Notable Alumni and Former Staff[edit]

Salford Business School Alumni group on LinkdIn[28]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Business Services, Salford Business School". Salford Business School. Retrieved 2012-12-16. 
  3. ^ "Business Research, Salford Business School". Salford Business School. Retrieved 2012-12-16. 
  4. ^ "Schools and Colleges". University of Salford. Retrieved 2012-12-16. 
  5. ^ "Business, Accounting and Management Courses". Salford Business School. Retrieved 2012-05-07. 
  6. ^ "Pre-Masters Courses". Salford Business School. Retrieved 2012-05-07. 
  7. ^ "Undergraduate Courses". Salford Business School. Retrieved 2012-05-07. 
  8. ^ "Postgraduate Courses". Salford Business School. Retrieved 2012-05-07. 
  9. ^ "PhD in Business postgraduate courses by research". Salford Business School. Retrieved 2012-10-29. 
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  11. ^ "Business and Administrative Studies NSS 2008 Results". unistats.com. Retrieved 2009-03-11. 
  12. ^ "RAE 2008 results by Institution". Rae.ac.uk. Retrieved 2009-03-11. 
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  15. ^ "University of Salford Heritage". University of Salford. Retrieved 2012-12-16. 
  16. ^ "The Dean". Salford Business School. Retrieved 2012-05-03. 
  17. ^ "Undergraduate business management courses". Salford Business School. Retrieved 2012-05-03. 
  18. ^ "Postgraduate business management courses". Salford Business School. Retrieved 2012-05-03. 
  19. ^ "MSc Management". Salford Business School. Retrieved 2012-05-03. 
  20. ^ "Salford MBA". Salford Business School. Retrieved 2012-05-03. 
  21. ^ "Salford MBA Student Project". Salford Business School. Retrieved 2012-05-07. 
  22. ^ "Salford MBA". Salford Business School. Retrieved 2012-05-03. 
  23. ^ "RAE 2008 quality profiles UOA 22 Statistics and Operational Research". RAE. Retrieved January 27, 2011. 
  24. ^ "Center for Operational Research and Applied Statistics". CORAS. Retrieved 2009-03-11. 
  25. ^ "UOA 37 - Rankings from Research Fortnight". ResearchResearch. Retrieved 2009-03-11. [dead link]
  26. ^ "Search and Social Media Marketing - spin out centre from ISOS". Search Social Media Marketing. Retrieved 2010-09-09. 
  27. ^ "Information Systems, Organisations and Society Research Centre". ISOS. Retrieved 2009-03-11. 
  28. ^ "Salford Business School Alumni". LinkedIn. Retrieved 2012-05-05. 
  29. ^ "Up stairs down". The Northern Echo. Retrieved 2010-12-05. 

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