Business Management (2017 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

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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.

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Course content

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)

Looking for a more complete list of modules? You can view the module list for 2016 entry on our Module Catalogue. Please note this is not a guaranteed module list for future intakes:

Module Catalogue

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. 

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

Codes and Combinations

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 Unistats for this course

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).

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Full Unistats data is available at unistats.direct.gov.uk (opens new window)

Study abroad

Semester 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.

 

International Year

The International Year is an excellent opportunity for students to enhance their degree. Students are encouraged to add to their areas of study with complementary subjects. For example, a Law student may decide to do Politics or International Relations, a Criminology student might like to do Psychology, a Maths or Computer Science student might like to do Business Studies. Students are also encouraged to study a language. The International Year allows students to create their own bespoke degree, a bonus when looking for a job upon graduation. This year is recognized in the student’s degree as “XXX with International Year”. Currently, Keele students apply for the three year degree and then change to the International Year when they are accepted on the programme in their 2nd year at Keele.

Explore, go on an academic adventure; consider a research project or an internship. Discover countries with amazing culture and history. Travel, gain confidence in the wider world and gain a Global Perspective.

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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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Work Placements

All our undergraduate programmes can be studied either over three years or for four years with a placement year between the second and final years.

You will be able to arrange your own placement, with support from a placement tutor, which will give you the freedom to choose when and where you undertake your placement and to have control over your potential living costs and travel expenses.

We will help you to prepare for your placement through specific modules including working on company projects, enterprise modules and professional practice modules. You will also receive support with preparing CVs, writing covering letters and receive guidance on how to find a placement.

Your academic tutor will be available to you via email, telephone or face-to-face contact throughout the placement.

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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

Davina Patel

Davina Patel

"Keele has given me opportunities, skills and experiences of a lifetime."

Business Management and Marketing Graduate, 2015