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Salford Business School ranking – highlights from #2014

By Dec.24, 2014

Maria Camila Villa Jurado

Maria Camila Villa Jurado

Wow! What a wonderful year it has been for Salford Business School in my own personal rankings. During this year, the Business School has seen successful accreditations, external quality assessments and winning of one of the most prestigious awards in the UK higher education: Business School of the Year title at the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards.

I finished my MSc Marketing course this year and was successful in securing a part time digital marketing officer role here at Salford Business School! The other part of my working life is spent just across the road at the BBC in Salford. In the last year I have had the pleasure of taking part in and being successful in gaining two awards as a student at Salford Business School – the Big Chip Awards and the Salford Advantage award, so thought I would share with you my summary of 2014 in this short post.

So, you might say I can’t get enough of Salford Business School? Here are some of the reasons for studying and now working at Salford Business School. When choosing a place for work or study rankings and awards are important – for me these were the reasons…

Business School of the year 2014?

This short video offers you some of the main highlights from 2014.

The year 2014 will certainly be one of the most memorable years so far for Salford Business School rankings, and here are my highlights:

 Salford Business School Awards

Salford Business School rankings - highlights from #2014 - Awards

1. European Search Award: Best Use Of Search – Third Sector

European Search Award winners trophy on an Icelandic roc

The year started well with the European Search Awards in March where Salford Business School won the European Search Award for best use of online search in the third sector. This award recognised one of Salford Business School’s European projects – Passport to Trade 2.0 – that helps Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) as well as students to learn about business culture and etiquette in 31 European countries.

2. Big Chip Award: Little Chip Student Award

Big chip Award 2014

In June the School won the Big Chip Award for the free online training course which introduces businesses and students to the use of Social Media for international business development. The course helped SMEs to improve their online presence and engage with broader business audiences to enhance their trade prospects. I am pictured holding the award above.

3. The Small Business Charter Award

Small Business Charter Award

In June Salford Business School received the Small Business Charter Award from the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills and the Association of Business Schools in recognition of its dedication to support and improve links with the small business community.

4. Digital Entrepreneur Award: Digital Team of the year – Large

Digital Entrepreneurs

In October the Centre for Digital Business won the Digital Entrepreneur Award for its dedication to working with employers to address real-world business issues, and giving students the skills and work experience to thrive in both industry and as digital entrepreneurs.

5. THE Awards: Business School Of The Year

Times Higher Educaiton Busienss School of the year

THE Award – Business School of the Year. In a nutshell, the judges were very impressed with the enormous collaboration that Salford Business School has undertaken with SMEs, highlighting the way the School had prioritised its “real-world” impact in the business community, bringing businesses, students and academic staff together for ‘live’ student projects, internships and placements where everyone wins. The judges noted a number of significant successes for Salford Business School in 2014.

Salford Business School Accreditations

There are a number of accreditations which were successfully renewed this years as well as a new one added – CEEMAN.


6. EPAS – international programme accreditation system operated by EFMD

MSc in International Business offered by Salford Business School is an EPAS accredited program by EFMD – (European Foundation for Management Development). The EPAS accreditation was awarded to the MSc in International Business for its high quality programme design, programme delivery and programme outcome.

 7. AMBA – The Association of MBAs

The Association of MBAs (AMBA) has re-accredited Salford Business School in recognition of the highest standards in teaching, curriculum, and student interaction. The Salford MBA has proved to be a high calibre programme that reflects changing trends and innovation in postgraduate management education.

8. CEEMAN – International Quality Accreditation (IQA)

Salford Business School is now part of the selected group of IQA accredited institutions.This accreditation is only awarded to context-driven, innovative, impactful and responsible business schools. Salford Business School has been accredited for its outstanding achievements in crucial areas for success in business education and management development.

9. IDM – Institute for Direct and Digital Marketing

Salford Business School is now recognised for its digital business expertise in the areas of Social Media and Search Marketing. Salford Business School is the first higher education institution to be accredited by the Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing (IDM).

Business School Partnerships

Class_of _92

10. Class of ’92 Partnership

The Class of ’92 are composed of five Manchester United legends, Paul Scholes, Phil Neville, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville, and the University of Salford have set up a five-years partnership with the aim of involving students’ and academics’ creativity, experience and knowledge in three major ventures:

  • Salford City FC,
  • Hotel Football and
  • Old Trafford Supporters’ Club.

In a short space of time, our staff and students have been able to make a significant impact in assisting these exciting, real world projects. The Class of ’92 Partnership is providing invaluable experience for our students that will be respected worldwide.

Class of 92 partnership

Has Salford Business School gone up in your rankings?

The above are only my highlights from #2014 – there were a number of success stories such as a great Creative Entrepreneur event, Social Enterprise Mark and many other success stories from our alumni, students and staff on 2014.

If you are thinking of studying at Salford Business School find out for yourself at our many upcoming Open Days – see here a glimpse of what these entail:

Salford Business School Open Days

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