Accounting and Business Management 

(2018 Entry)

BA (Hons)

Accounting and Business Management combines all aspects of business studies with financial planning and decision-making. You will learn about techniques, concepts and debates in organisational behaviour, financial and management accounting, marketing and human resource management.

Single Honours
Study abroad
Learn a language
International year
Placement year
3 years/ 4 years with international or placement year

UCAS code: NN42

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Course Overview

You will build your understanding of business strategy, behaviour and performance in the global context. Our computer laboratories, equipped with Bloomberg terminals and Sage accounting software allow you to prepare, analyse and interpret accounting data using real world examples. 

You can complement this practical experience by opting for a placement year between your second and third year of study, providing an excellent starting point for your career after Keele. 

What will this mean for my future?

Our programme is recognised by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA); global professional accountancy bodies offering internationally recognised professional qualifications in financial and management accounting, and it offers a number of important exemptions from their professional exams. 

This means the programme offers a stepping stone if you want to pursue a career in accountancy, but it also provides a solid grounding for those who prefer to follow other business and management related careers. 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. Alternatively, you might decide to go on to study for a postgraduate qualification in either subject. 

Course structure

Our degree courses are organised into modules. Each module is usually a self-contained unit of study and each is usually assessed separately with the award of credits on the basis of 1 credit = 10 hours of student effort.  An outline of the structure of the programme is provided in the tables below.

There are three types of module delivered as part of this programme. They are:

  • Compulsory modules – a module that you are required to study on this course;
  • Optional modules – these allow you some limited choice of what to study from a list of modules;
  • Elective modules – a free choice of modules that count towards the overall credit requirement but not the number of subject-related credits.

Modules Summary

Our degree courses are organised into modules. Each module is usually a self-contained unit of study and each is usually assessed separately with the award of credits on the basis of 1 credit = 10 hours of student effort. An outline of the structure of the programme is provided in the tables below.


There are three types of module delivered as part of your programme. They are:


• Compulsory modules – a module that you are required to study on this course;
• Optional modules – these allow you some limited choice of what to study from a list of modules;
• Elective modules – a free choice of modules that count towards the overall credit requirement but not the number of subject-related credits.


A summary of the credit requirements per year is as follows, with a minimum of 90 subject credits (compulsory plus optional) required for each year.

 

Year Compulsory  Optional Min  
Optional Max Electives Min Electives Max
1 45 45 75 0 30
2 60 30 60 0 30
3 90 0 30 0 30

Modules - Year One

Year 1 (Level 4)

Compulsory modules

Credits

Optional modules

Credits

Semester one

 

Semester one 

 
   

Choose a minimum of one

 

Management in Context MAN-10018

15

Introductory Microeconomics ECO-10028*

15

Accounting Principles MAN-10015*

15

Quantitative Methods 1 ECO-10026 1*

15

   

Marketing Principles MAN-10019

15

   

The British and Global Economy ECO-10025*

15

   

Business Law LAW-10027*

15

   

Academic English for Business Students (Part 1) ENL-900032

15

Semester two

 

Semester two

 

Financial Accounting MAN-100245*

15

 

Choose a minimum of one

 

   

Quantitative Methods 2 ECO-10027 3,4*

15

   

Economics of Financial Markets ECO-10017*

15

 

 

Choose a minimum of one

 

 

 

Foundations of Human Resource Management HRM-10007

15

 

 

Introduction to International Business MAN-10023

15

 

 

Multinational Enterprise Business Perspectives MAN-100266

15

 

 

Managing in a Changing Society MAN-10030

15

Notes:
* counts towards accreditation (see Annex B)
(1) Not available for students with A Level Maths (or equivalent). For students without A Level Maths, wishing to take Quantitative Methods 2 (ECO-10027), you will need to take this module (2) Open only to non-native speakers of English and successful completion of ENL-10031 (EAP 1) with a score of over 60%, or ENL-90006 (EAP 2), or equivalent or by recommendation of the Language Centre. Cannot be taken with other English Language module (ENL- module) in the same academic year
(3) Prerequisite of either A Level Maths (or equivalent) OR Quantitative Methods 1 (ECO-10026)
(4) Need to choose this module if you wish to take Statistics with Bloomberg (ECO-20049) and/or Introductory Econometrics (ECO-20042) at Level 5.
(5) Prerequisite Accounting Principles (MAN-10015)
(6) Multinational Enterprise Business Perspectives (MAN-10026) recommended for those wishing to take a Placement Year.

 

Modules - Year Two

Year 2 (Level 5)

Compulsory modules

Credits

Optional modules

Credits

Semester one

 

Semester one

 

Organisational Behaviour MAN-20055

15

Choose a minimum of one

 

Cost and Management Accounting MAN-200491*

15

Business Ethics MAN-20091

15

   

Professional Development MAN-200902

15

   

Statistics with Bloomberg ECO-200493

15

   

Taxation MAN-20054*

15

   

Academic English for Business Students (Part 1) ENL-900034

15

   

Academic English for Business Students (Part 2) ENL-900045

15

Semester two

 

Semester two

 

Operations and Quality Management MAN-20053

15

Choose a minimum of one

 

Intermediate Financial Accounting MAN-20051*

15

Researching Business Management MAN-20096

15

 

 

Social Enterprise and Alternative Organising MAN-200937

15

 

 

International Supply Chain Management MAN-20083

15

 

 

Introduction to Econometrics ECO-200426*

15

 

 

Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility MAN-20082*

15

 

Notes:
* counts towards accreditation
(1) Prerequisite Accounting Principles (MAN-10015)
(2) Recommended for those wishing to take a Placement Year
7
(3) Prerequisite Quantitative Methods 2 (ECO-10027) (4) Open only to non-native speakers of English and successful completion of ENL-10031 (EAP 1) with a score of over 60%, or ENL-90006 (EAP 2), or equivalent or by recommendation of the Language Centre. Cannot be taken with other English Language module (ENL- module) in the same academic year. (5) Open only to non-native speakers of English after successful completion of Academic English for Business 1 (AEB1) with a score of under 60% or equivalent. Cannot be taken with other English Language module (ENL- module) in the same academic year
(6) Prerequisite Statistics with Bloomberg (ECO-20049) and Quantitative Methods 2 (ECO-10027)
(7) Prerequisite Management in Context (MAN-10018)

 

Modules - Year Three

Year 3 (Level 6)

Compulsory modules

Credits

Optional modules

Credits

Semester one

 

Semester one

 

Management Accounting MAN-30045*

15

Corporate Finance ECO-30038

15

Advanced Financial Reporting MAN-30041*

15

SME Live Project MAN-30072

15

Business Strategy MAN-30048

15

Academic English for Business Students (Part 2) ENL-900041

15

   

Advanced Business English Communication ENL-900052

15

Semester two

 

Semester two

 

The Audit Framework MAN-30039*

15

Enterprise Business Plan MAN-30070

15

Advanced Management Accounting MAN-30046*

15

International Finance ECO-30037

15

Analysing Company Performance ISP MAN-30064

15

Managing International Projects MAN-30065

15

Notes:
* counts towards accreditation (1) Open only to non-native speakers of English and successful completion of ENL-10031 (EAP 1) with a score of over 60%, or ENL-90006 (EAP 2), or equivalent or by recommendation of the Language Centre. Cannot be taken with other English Language module (ENL- module) in the same academic year. (2) Open only to non-native speakers of English after successful completion of Academic English for Business 1 (AEB1) with a score of under 60% or equivalent. Cannot be taken with other English Language module (ENL- module) in the same academic year. Students may choose to study elective modules which are offered as part of other programmes in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and across the University. These include:  Modules in other subjects closely related to Accounting and Business Management  Modules in other subjects in which they may have a particular interest  Modules designed to help students for whom it is not their first language to improve their use of English for Academic Purposes  Modern foreign languages modules at different levels in French, German, Spanish, Russian, Japanese and Chinese (Mandarin)  Modules related to the development of graduate attributes, student volunteering, and studying abroad as part of the University’s exchange programme.
For further information on the content of modules currently offered, including the list of elective modules, please visit: www.keele.ac.uk/recordsandexams/az







Thomas Trillo

Thomas Trillo

"The support available from tutors and staff and the relaxed campus setting make the transition to university life much easier."

Accounting and Business Management, 2017