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Why MBA? #WhyMBA

8 May 2015


Why should I undertake an MBA? This question is often asked on twitter #WhyMBA as people contemplate the decision to complete a Master of Business Administration (MBA). To help respond to this question, we carried out research on the current MBA students at Salford Business School to determine what was important to them.

One of the greatest advantages of completing an MBA is the enhanced employability, 88% of Salford Business School graduates find a job or go onto higher study within 6 months of graduating according to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey. MBA graduates typically earn higher salaries then other graduates and enjoy an average salary of £96,661 according to the AMBA Careers and Salary Report 2014.

One of the biggest advantages of completing an MBA is the enhancement of your employability, in particular at senior level in an organisation. Since the MBA degree is highly valued, having such a qualification opens up the job market, increases your chances of being invited to the interview and therefore provides greater career opportunities.


Alien Sightings: SalfordUniversET on Campus!

6 May 2015
Salfod UniversE.T.

Salfod UniversET

Yes! You heard it right we have Alien sightings at the University of Salford, it is confirmed to be particularly prominent amongst MSc International Events Management students.

Alien life form has been sighted at the University of Salford; it has been seen walking around Salford Business School helping students find their way to a better future.

It is believed that the Alien who people are calling SalfordUniversET has come from the future and is now showing us humans what the future lies for them.

Many students believe that SalfordUniversET glasses are the gateway to the future.

Until now it has shown the way to many students from across the globe.


Why study Human Resource Management?

6 May 2015

Since the dawn of human history we rely on the study of Human Resource Management to help us reach magnificent results. Any achievement carried out successfully needed a considerable amount of organisation and management. The three main resources available in these projects are time, material and most importantly human resources.

Let’s just think about the immense buildings of ancient civilisations: the Pyramids in Egypt, the Greek and Roman Temples, the Great Wall of China, or the improvements that human society got after the Industrial revolution and the French revolution.

How could these be obtained and created by exploiting the force of hundreds of people without management theory?


What is Event Management?

5 May 2015

International event managementHave you ever wondered about the intricate details behind the Olympics opening and closing ceremony? How about the organisation of the World’s biggest fair Expo 2015?

What about the winning country’s coloured confetti that falls down on the finals of the FIFA World Cup? All these occasions are great examples of event management in practice.

There is a lot of thought that goes into organising such complex international events. The average spectator is unaware of the complexities and all the planning that is behind all of these unforgettable experiences. These occasions are created by event management professionals that work tirelessly co-ordinating, planning and managing teams of individuals.

Event management is the art and science that helps to create a successful event…


What does MBA stand for?

5 May 2015
What does MBA stand for?

What does MBA stand for?

Officially, MBA is an acronym for Master of Business Administration, but it stands for so much more.

Really, what does MBA stand for?

We believe that MBA stands for having the capability to release your inner superhero and go above and beyond to not only reach your goals, but exceed them.

As an MBA student at Salford University, you have the opportunity to harness your skills and explore your talents to achieve extraordinary feats.

Essentially, you are given the power to discover, unleash and develop your unique super-abilities.


Playing the game: CV writing and interview tips

12 February 2015

Article by Craig Dean, CEO Web, Applications UK Ltd

In my time as an employer I’ve probably interviewed thousands of people, which would mean I’ve seen ten times as many CVs. Though the stats tell us we are seeing more jobs appearing, today’s labour market still demands pushing every opportunity to its limit; which means writing better CVs, making the most out of your experience, and preparing as best you can for any interviews you’re invited to.

This is doubly important for students of Computer Science, who have recorded an 11% rise in undergraduate enrolment in the last academic year, the joint highest with Biological Sciences, where the recorded average across all subjects was a 2% decrease.

This tells us that though the overall job market is on the up, when it comes to software development, the long-celebrated surplus of available jobs is starting to narrow. There always has been, and will continue to be serious competition. The astute job seekers (the ones reading this blog) will put themselves ahead of the curve and make sure they’re in the best position possible.


Verbal communication is the essential “human element” in your business skills

11 January 2015
Talal Al Awfi CEO Oman Trading International

Talal Al Awfi CEO Oman Trading International

As this is my first alumni blog post I will avoid bragging about my career highlights and achievements since graduating from Salford Business School. I find in business life that however successful you are, there’s always someone more successful who has more success stories to share. Leaving that superiority complex locked up frees me to reflect on one of the key skills in my career development that I found vital to all my business ventures, most recently as Chief Executive Officer of Oman Trading International.

What is this secret ingredient in business success? I like using the term “the human element” and this is what I intend to share with my fellow University of Salford mates, my two cents or two pence.

In the age of social media, we tend to brush-off that simple yet significant aspect of our daily life which of course affects both our personal and business life. Personally, I have found that it is essential for anyone serious about achieving anything in life –  to pay attention to the importance of harnessing this simple variable to their advantage.


ERASMUS Intensive Programmes success

18 August 2014
Simon Ireland

Simon Ireland

We have recently received great feedback from the British Council on Salford Business School’s Erasmus Intensive Programmes held in April 2014. This is an example of the work undertaken by the Erasmus Intensive Programme team at the Business School and which the British Council has highly commended for producing products of excellent international quality.

The two programmes that were organised by us are Rural Tourism and Destination Analysis.

These programmes were organised with seven European partners attracting visitors from seven countries.

Each programme allows students to study in international groups at a single host University for a 2 week intensive period. The European Union (EU) funding covers the costs of flights, accommodation and subsistence for the programme participants.


Block teaching is my greatest experience at Salford Business School

28 July 2014

For me, a university experience should be: rewarding, memorable and life changing. On my arrival to the UK to study for a Masters Degree in Marketing at the University of Salford, I was always thinking if I will be able to adjust and fit in to the new educational system.

I recall my experience that I had during my first MSc program that I studied at Heriot Watt University in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Although Heriot Watt is a British university, the mode of study was adopted to the UAE model of teaching and learning. I realised that the educational system in the UAE and here in the UK will be entirely different.

During my first days here in Manchester, I met with other students at Salford Business School, asking them questions and making enquires about the way things are done over here. I was given different responses from people and I was never satisfied with their replies. There were a number of fellow international students all of whom have different expectations of what study life is like in the UK and at Salford Business School in particular.

Well, I am now in my second module and I can tell you what it is like…


University of Salford is the place to start your #digitalmarketing career

27 July 2014
MediaCityUK - a place for your digital marketing career

MediaCityUK – tram station

University of Salford Business School has been in the eye-catching spot since its campus expansion into MediaCityUK. It is the first academic establishment that opened a campus at MediaCityUK, which grants it the Cutting Edge position in Digital Marketing related teaching and research.

I for one, had always a passion for a digital marketing career, and I find it a blessing to have the opportunity to study at Salford Business School and being able to benefit from the physical presence at MediaCityUK during my course.

Here are my greatest experiences so far which help me to boost my digital marketing career prospects and why I think if you are interested in this area you should choose MediaCityUK to be your destination: