Foundation Year FdSc

Business and Financial Management (Taught at Salford City College)

Salford Business School




Two year

Next enrolment

September 2020


In a nutshell

This course is designed to develop your knowledge and understanding of core business practices central to the operation of all businesses as well as specialist knowledge of Financial Management. It is aimed at those seeking entry into or career progression onto financial management positions.

On successful completion of the foundation degree, you can apply to join level 6 of related programmes delivered at the University of Salford's main campus.

Find out more about the benefits of studying at a partner college here.

You will:
  • Learn the core skills needed for business and management
  • Receive an introduction to a range of key business areas
  • Explore key financial and economic theory

options available

This is for you if...


you want to start to learn about business management and finance


you want to learn in small groups within a supportive environment


you are looking to progress on to the Honours degree programme at Salford Business School

Course details

All about the course

You will build awareness of general business practices, studying core aspects of business as well as distinct specialist modules in financial management. You will apply your knowledge and understanding to practical projects and the work environment as part of the work based placement module. This will help to prepare you for both the world of work and also for further study.

You will be taught in Salford City College's brand new centre, FutureSkills, close to the University of Salford's MediaCityUK campus and a short bus ride away from the Peel Park campus. You will be taught in small groups by tutors with business backgrounds. Although you will study at FutureSkills, you can access all the main University services and facilities such as student life, the library and accommodation.

On successful completion of the course you have the option of applying for BSc top up programmes below (studying for one more year for an Honours Degree) or immediately pursuing career opportunities.

This course is taught at Salford City College. Please check their website for details of upcoming Open Days.

Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.

What will I be doing?


Teaching is in small groups. You will apply your knowledge and understanding to practical projects and the work environment as part of the work based placement module.


Assessment methods include:

  • Examination (including multiple choice and closed book exams)
  • Written coursework
  • Presentations
  • Practical assessments such as observations of work based practice


Salford Business School aims to be the most business-informed, industry-relevant business school in the UK. Industry shapes everything we do, from informing our students’ learning to providing work placements, driving our research and influencing our academic staff.

We want you to gain the best academic and personal experience possible. As a student here, you’ll have access to a range of experiences and opportunities, including internships and work placements in the UK or internationally so you graduate with much more than a degree.


Taught at FutureSkills, Salford City College in the heart of MediaCityUK. Visit for more information.

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What about after uni?

Choose between further BSc Hons study or progressing directly in to work after two years of study.

A taste of what you could become

An entrepreneur

A business manager

A marketing manager

A financial analyst

A consultant

And more...


What you need to know

This course isn’t suitable for international students. If you are an international student and interested in studying a foundation year, please visit our International Foundation Year course page.

Standard entry requirements


Grade C/4 or above at GCSE (or level 2 equivalent) in both Mathematics and English are required.

You must fulfil our GCSE entry requirements as well as one of the requirements listed below.

UCAS tariff points

64 points

Alternative entry requirements

Salford Alternative Entry Scheme (SAES)

We welcome applications from students who may not meet the stated entry criteria but who can demonstrate their ability to pursue the course successfully. Once we have received your application we will assess it and recommend it for SAES if you are an eligible candidate.

There are two different routes through the Salford Alternative Entry Scheme and applicants will be directed to the one appropriate for their course. Assessment will either be through a review of prior learning or through a formal test.

How much?

Type of study Year Fees
Full-time home/EU 2020/21 £7,500per year
Additional costs

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

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Enrolment dates

September 2020

UCAS information

Course ID B246

Institution S03

Start this course in September. Call 0300 555 5030 to apply through Clearing.

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  • 10 - 12 August – 09:00 - 17:00
  • 13 August – 07:30 – 19:00
  • 14 August – 08:00 – 18:00
  • 15 August – 10:00 – 16:00
  • 16 August – closed