Business Management (2016 Entry)

Course type: Dual Honours,
Entry requirements: Read more about entry requirements
Typical offer:BBB or ABC
Tuition fees: Read more about tuition fees
Duration and mode of study: 3 Years/4 Years with Placement, Full time/Sandwich
Location of study:Keele University campus
Subject Area: Business and Management, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Course Overview

This course asks you to reflect critically on what you learn about business, to challenge received wisdom, and to think for yourself about the theories you encounter.

There’s a specialist approach to Business Management at Keele which distinguishes it from traditional business studies. It emphasizes independent thinking, and examines those places where business comes into contact with social-scientific and philosophical disciplines. You’ll explore concepts and debates in organisational behaviour, accounting, marketing, and human resource management, including decision making behaviour across the private and public sectors. You’ll learn to reflect broadly on situations and to contextually apply what you know. This dual honours programme could be very successfully combined with law, human geography, finance, politics or psychology.

Dual Honours

Below is an indicative range of modules you could study as part of dual honours Business Management.

First year

Core modules: 

  • Management in Context
  • Introduction to International Business 
  • Foundations of HRM 
  • Marketing Principles

Second year

Core modules:

  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Social Theory at Work
  • Operations and Quality Management

Elective modules:

  • Critical Perspectives on Management
  • Research Operations and Quality Management
  • Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility
  • The Practice of Professional Management

Third year

Core modules:

  • Business Strategy
  • Leading Change and Entrepreneurship
  • Contemporary Issues in Management

Elective modules:

  • Identity Culture and Organization
  • Comparative Business Cultures
  • International Business Strategies
  • Management, Organisation and the Media
  • Managing Diversity
  • New Business Plan Independent Study Project (ISP)

In addition to the elective modules listed in the table, students may choose to study modules which are offered as part of other programmes in the Management School, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences or from across the University. 

Course workload

This contact time measure is intended to provide you with an indication of the type of activity you are likely to undertake during your programme. The data is compiled based on module choices and learning patterns of students on similar programmes in previous years. Every effort is made to ensure this data is a realistic representation of what you are likely to experience, but changes to programmes, teaching methods and assessment methods mean this data is representative and not specific.

Undergraduate courses at Keele contain an element of module choice; therefore, you will experience a different mix of contact time and assessment types dependent upon your own individual choice of modules. The figures below are an example of activities that you may expect on your chosen course by year/stage of study. Contact time includes scheduled activities such as: lecture, seminar, tutorial, project supervision, demonstration, practical classes and labs, supervised time in labs/workshop, fieldwork and external visits. The figures are based on 1,200 hours of student effort each year for full-time students.

First year

  • Scheduled learning and teaching activities – 20%
  • Guided independent study – 80%

Second year

  • Scheduled learning and teaching activities – 19%
  • Guided independent study – 81% 

Third year

  • Scheduled learning and teaching activities – 19%
  • Guided independent study – 81%

Skills and Careers

What will this mean for my future?

You’ll graduate as a confident, analytical thinker – a skill very much in demand among employers. You’ll be interested in this course if you’d like to pursue a career in management or self-employment. You could choose a career in the commercial, public or charitable sectors. With or without further study, you might eventually work as a management or IT consultant, investment analyst, chartered management accountant, banker, financial advisor or statistician, or in the civil service or in marketing or sales.

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Codes and Combinations

Students are candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) (BA Hons) if their two Principal courses are in humanities and/or social science subjects. 

All students who study a science subject are candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Science (with Honours) (BSc Hons).

Dual Honours Course can be combined with:

CoursesUCASCoursesUCAS
Accounting: NN42 Geology: FN69
American Studies: NT97 Human Geography: LNR9
Biochemistry: CN79 Human Resource Management: NN69
Chemistry: FN19 International Relations: LNF9
Computer Science: GN49 Law: MN19
Criminology: MNX2 Marketing: NN25
Economics: LN19 Mathematics: GN19
Educational Studies: NX93 Media, Communications & Culture: PN31
English: NQ93 Medicinal Chemistry: FNC9
Environmental Studies: F9N2 Music Technology: NW23
Finance: NN39 Physical Geography: FN89
Forensic Science: FN47 Politics: LN29
Geography: LN79 Psychology: CN89

 

Foundation Course available:

CoursesUCAS
Business Management with Social Sciences Foundation Year:
This four-year degree course is designed for students who wish to study Business Management but lack the necessary background qualifications.
N7L3

For overseas students who do not meet direct entry requirements, we offer the opportunity to take an intensive International Year One in Business and Management leading to second year degree entry.

Study in Malaysia

The named degrees of Business Management and Marketing and Business Management and Finance are offered by our delivery partner KDU University College and KDU College Penang. For more information about the courses please follow the links below:

KDU University College - BA (Hons) Business Management & Marketing

KDU University College - BA (Hons) Business Management & Finance

KDU College Penang - BA (Hons) Business Management and Marketing

KDU College Penang - BA (Hons) Business Management and Finance

The named degrees of Business Management and Finance and Business Management and Marketing will be offered, subject to Malaysian Qualification Authority approval with our delivery partner SEGi, from 2016.

 

 

Codes and Combinations

Codes and Combinations

Students are candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) (BA Hons) if their two Principal courses are in humanities and/or social science subjects.
All students who study a science subject are candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Science (with Honours) (BSc Hons).

can be combined with:

For overseas students who do not meet direct entry requirements, we offer the opportunity to take an intensive International Year One in Business and Management leading to second year degree entry.

Single Honours, Major and Foundation course information

Business Management with Foundation Year: N7L3 View KIS Stats

Study in Malaysia

The named degrees of Business Management and Marketing and Business Management and Finance are offered by our delivery partner KDU University College and KDU College Penang. For more information about the courses please follow the links below:

KDU University College - BA (Hons) Business Management & Marketing

KDU University College - BA (Hons) Business Management & Finance

KDU College Penang - BA (Hons) Business Management and Marketing

KDU College Penang - BA (Hons) Business Management and Finance

The named degrees of Business Management and Finance and Business Management and Marketing will be offered, subject to Malaysian Qualification Authority approval with our delivery partner SEGi, from 2016.

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Study abroad

For those taking a dual honours course it may be possible to choose an International Year as part of your degree resulting in a 4 year course.

On the Business Management programme you have the opportunity to spend a semester abroad in your second year studying at one of Keele’s international partner universities. Exactly which countries are available depends on your choice of degree subjects. An indicative list of countries is on the website Partner Universities however this does not guarantee the availability of study in a specific country as this is subject to the university’s application process for studying abroad.

No additional tuition fees are payable for studying abroad but you do have to bear the costs of travelling to and from their destination university, accommodation, food and personal costs. Depending on the destination you are studying at additional costs may include visas, study permits, residence permits, and compulsory health checks. You should expect the total costs of studying abroad to be greater than if they study in the UK, information is made available from the Global Education Team throughout the process, as costs will vary depending on destination.

Accreditation

This programme is accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) - (CIMA via Accounting pathway only) and the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) and offers a number of important exemptions from their professional exams. 

Please note the following:

Module selection: Students should note that to be awarded the above accreditations they must select to study and pass the modules as shown in the table provided in Annex A of the Course Information Document. If not all modules are passed then exemptions may be reduced. In the case of CIMA exemptions it should be noted that a minimum mark of 35% must be obtained on all assessments for a module (as well as an overall module mark of 40% minimum) otherwise exemptions may be restricted.

Study abroad: Because studying abroad has potential implications for the above accreditations of the Accounting Dual Honours degree students wishing to Study Abroad must discuss this in advance with the Keele Management School ‘Study Abroad tutor’ to identify and agree whether any supplementary teaching will be required to ensure their eligibility for these accreditations.

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Find out more about the course

Our Course Information Documents (CIDs) are designed to give you all of the details you need to make an informed decision about what and where to study.

Dual Honours Course Information Document (PDF)

2017 Entry details

Our full course information for 2017 entry is yet to be finalised. We may make changes to our course content from year to year in order to keep pace with current research and innovation.

Here is a list of indicative modules for 2017 entry:

First year

  • Management in Context
  • Introduction to International Business

Second year

  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Social Theory at Work
  • Operations and Quality Management

Third year

  • Business Strategy
  • Leading Change and Entrepreneurship
  • Contemporary Issues in Management

It is important that you read the information at Terms and Conditions which explains how and why we might need to make changes to the educational services that we provide.

For Dual Honours courses, other combinations are available
Sandy Koh, Singapore

Sandy Koh, Singapore

"KMS provides you with all the resources and opportunities to develop your true potential."

International Business Graduate, 2015

Daniel Lunn, UK

Daniel Lunn, UK

" The lecturers were extremely approachable, and they tried to get to know the students individually. "

Accounting and Finance Graduate, 2015

Kieran Weller, UK

Kieran Weller, UK

"The thing which really set Keele apart for me was the chance to study a dual honours degree."

Business Management and Human Resources Management Graduate, 2015