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Understanding the growth in FinTech

In the next of a series of specialist speed lectures from the University of Salford’s Business School we are looking at the FinTech sector. As one of the recent strongest areas of UK growth, the sector has become synonymous with Manchester as a centre of excellence in the North West. We interviewed Dr Jia Zhai, Lecturer in Finance and Economics at Salford Business School, to find out more about the subject.

Please describe your role at the Business School and your areas of expertise?

Change management – identifying the need for action

The fourth of our series of specialist speed lectures from the University of Salford’s Business School saw us interviewing Dr Kathy Hartley, programme lead for Post Graduate Human Resource Management, on the subject of change management. As a description, the definition of change management in itself can be a straightforward idea. Most business owners would have an instinctive grasp of the need to apply this to their business in order to progress, grow and prosper. However, the concept of change management as a teachable subject is one that needs a clear viewpoint on not just the key elements of the subject,

Industry 4.0: The future of business is here

Continuing our series of specialist speed lectures from the University of Salford’s Business School, GM Business Connect interviewed Dr Gordon Fletcher, Academic Unit Head of International Operations and Information Management. Gordon’s role encompasses a great many areas of interest for us as a business magazine, but it was the topic of Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things that we wanted to know more about, particularly with respect to the business community.

Please describe your role within the University of Salford’s Business School?

A fresh look at social business

In the second of our specialist speed lectures from the University of Salford’s Business School, GM Business Connect visited with Associate Lecturer Martyn Willcock – Co-Director for the School’s Centre for Social Business. We asked Martyn to share with us his views on the definitions and role of Social Business within the wider business community, and how Salford Business School can help Greater Manchester businesses apply the attributes of Social Business to their own culture.

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Understanding the business of logistics

In the first of a series of features from the University of Salford’s Business School, GM Business Connect visited with Senior Lecturer in Operations and Supply Chain Management Dr Jonathan D Owens. The series of speed lectures will feature a different area of business covered by a select group of academic experts from Salford Business School – and Dr Owens starts the series by sharing his insight with us into Logistics.

How important is logistics to business strategy?

Entrepreneurial excellence

At the University of Salford, enterprise excellence and industry engagement are at the core of our strategy. We evolve every year so our graduates gain the skills they need to succeed in the 21st Century global economy.

Launch a business at Launch@SalfordUni
Entrepreneurial students and graduates from the University of Salford are being given support to take on the world with their ideas, thanks to a new business incubator. Just opened in the University’s Peel Park campus,

Industry and business 4.0 are driving huge change

Entire industries will cease to exist, as automation develops and machines become capable of doing many of the jobs we take for granted today. The ways in which business operates as a consequence of that is changing and will continue to change in ways that we don’t yet even understand. Building a flexible UK workforce that can meet the demands of this changing business model is vital.

At the University of Salford Business School we are committed to developing business leaders and managers that are equipped for next-generation practice in the global marketplace.

New postgraduate courses at the University of Salford

Developing Digital Skills
Salford Business School is launching a suite of brand new postgraduate courses to ensure our offer is cutting edge and continues to provide our students with the skills they need to take the next step in their careers.

One of the big needs for the future economy will be digital skills, indeed a report from the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, released earlier this year, has highlighted the digital skills gap as being one of the areas of concern in the Greater Manchester economy.

New courses at the University of Salford Business School

The University of Salford is launching a suite of brand new post-graduate courses to ensure their offer is cutting edge and continues to provide students with the skills they need to take the next step in their careers. Among them is a course aimed at combating emerging forms of financial fraud.

MSc Fraud and Risk Management
This course aims to train students to spot the latest forms of financial fraud,