Business Management and Economics 

(2018 Entry)

BA (Hons)

The Business Management and Economics programme engages with a range of subjects such as finance, law, politics and psychology to explore the theory and practice of business management and economics.

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

UCAS code: LN19

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Course Overview

You will learn techniques for addressing real world problems and policy-related issues and explore the behaviour of households, businesses and governments from a multidisciplinary perspective. You will also consider issues of social importance and examine real world phenomena, combining theoretical analysis with an up to date knowledge of current issues. With access to professional software tools such as Bloomberg to analyse and interpret real economic data, you will become confident in communicating complex business information to a range of audiences.

To gain valuable practical experience in the application of your learning, you can choose to take a placement year between years two and three of your studies.

What will this mean for my future?

By studying Management and Economics, you will open up a range of opportunities in business and government. You might choose to take up a career as an economist, perhaps in the City or with the Government Economic Service. Economists also work in commerce and industry in education or in local government. Your management skills could lead to a career as a manager in the commercial, public or charitable sectors or in marketing or sales. You might also choose to go on to study for a postgraduate degree in these subjects. 

Indicative modules

First Year

  • Management in Context 
  • Introductory Microeconomics 
  • Foundations of HRM 
  • Quantitative Methods

Second Year 

  • Introduction to Econometrics 
  • Social Theory at Work 
  • Open Economy Macroeconomics 
  • Operations & Quality Management

Third Year 

  • Identity Culture and Organisation 
  • Dynamic Macroeconomics 
  • Contemporary Issues in Management 
  • Labour Economics

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

Business Management - Each year you MUST take a minimum of 45 credits in Business Management achieved by taking two compulsory modules and one optional module. You must also take a minimum of 45 credits in your other principal subject. Your remaining 30 credits may be selected from the list of Business Management optional modules, modules from your other principal subject, or from the range of elective modules provided by other disciplines.

 

Economics - Each year you MUST take a minimum of 45 credits in Economics achieved by taking two compulsory modules and one optional module. You must also take a minimum of 45 credits in your other principal subject. Your remaining 30 credits may be selected from the list of Economics optional modules, modules from your other principal subject, or from the range of elective modules provided by other disciplines.

Modules - Year One

Year 1 (Level 4)

Business Management Year 1 (Level 4)

Compulsory modules

Credits

Optional modules

Credits

Semester one

 

Semester one

 

Management in Context MAN-10018

15

Global Business Environments MAN-100221

15

   

Accounting Principles MAN-10015

15

   

Quantitative Methods 1 ECO-100262

15

   

Introductory Microeconomics ECO-10028

15

   

Business Law LAW-10027

15

   

British and Global Economy ECO-10025

15

   

Marketing  Principles MAN-10019

15

   

Academic English for Business Students (Part 1) ENL-900035

15

Semester two

 

Semester two

 

Managing in a Changing Society

15

Quantitative Methods 2 ECO-10027 3

15

   

Multinational Enterprise Business Perspectives MAN-100234

15

   

Introduction to International Business MAN-100231

15

Notes:

  1. If you wish to take Managing in the MNC (MAN-20084) in year 2, you will need to either study Global Business Environments (MAN-10022) OR Introduction to International Business (MAN-10023). For those wishing to take International Business Strategies (MAN-30055) in year 3, you need to take Global Business Environments (MAN-10022)
  2. 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
  3. Prerequisite of either A Level Maths (or equivalent) OR Quantitative Methods 1 (ECO-10026).
  4. Live company project, recommended for those wishing to take a Placement Year
  5. 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 ENL- module (English Language module) in the same academic year.

 

Economics Year 1 (Level 4)

Compulsory modules

Credits

Optional modules

Credits

Semester one

 

Semester one

 

Introductory Microeconomics ECO-10028

15

Quantitative Methods 1 ECO-100261

15

   

British and Global Economy ECO-10025

15

   

Management in Context MAN-100182

15

   

Business Law LAW-10027

15

   

Accounting Principles MAN-100153

15

   

British and Global Economy ECO-10025

15

   

Academic English for Business Students (Part 1) ENL-90003 7

15

Semester two

 

Semester two

 

Introductory Macroeconomics ECO-10029

15

Quantitative Methods 2 ECO-10027 4

15

   

Financial Accounting MAN-10024 5

15

   

Multinational Enterprise Business Perspectives MAN-10023

15

   

Economics of Financial Markets

ECO-10017 6

15

Notes:

  1. This module is compulsory for anyone who does not have A Level Maths (or equivalent). The module cannot be taken by anyone who already had A-level Maths (or equivalent)
  2. Required if want to take Social Enterprise and Alternative Organising (MAN-20093) in year 2
  3. Required if want to take Financial Accounting MAN-10024
  4. This Module will  be a prerequisite for ANY of the statistical/econometrics Modules in subsequent years, i.e. Statistics with Bloomberg, Introductory Econometrics ECO-20042, Applied Econometrics and Data Analysis (ISP) or if you want to specialise in Economics in Year 3
  5. Prerequisite Accounting Principles MAN-10015
  6. This Module is a prerequisite for ANY of the financial Economics that follow in subsequent years, namely Asset Pricing ECO-20041, Portfolio Choice ECO-20044, Banking ECO-20045, Risk Management with Derivatives ECO-30048 and Corporate Finance ECO-30039.
  7. 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 ENL- module (English Language module) in the same academic year.

 

Modules - Year Two

Year 2 (Level 5)

Business Management Year 2 (Level 5)

Compulsory modules

Credits

Optional modules

Credits

Semester one

 

Semester one

 

Organisational Behaviour MAN-20055

15

Business Ethics MAN-20091

15

   

Managing in the MNC MAN-20084 1

15

   

Professional Development MAN-200902

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

Researching Business Management MAN-200963

15

   

Social Enterprise and Alternative Organising MAN-20093

15

   

Corporate Governance and  Social Responsibility MAN-20082

15

   

International Supply Chain Management MAN-20083

15

Notes:

  1. Prerequisite either Global Business Environments (MAN-10022) OR Introduction to International Business (MAN-10023)
  2. Recommended for those considering a Placement Year
  3. Note you must do an ISP/Dissertation in year 3 in either this subject or the other subject area - if wishing to transfer to a 90 credit specialism in Management at level 6 or to do the Management ISP Managing Diversity, then this module becomes compulsory.
  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 ENL- module (English Language module) in the same academic year.
  5. Open only to NON-NATIVE SPEAKERS OF ENGLISH after successful completion of AEB1 (Academic English for Business 1) with a score of under 60% or equivalent. Cannot be taken with other ENL- module (English Language module) in the same academic year

 

Economics Year 2 (Level 5)

Compulsory modules

Credits

Optional modules

Credits

Semester one

 

Semester one

 

Intermediate Microeconomics ECO-20046

15

Statistics with Bloomberg 1

15

   

Asset Pricing ECO-20041 2

15

     

 

Cost and Management Accounting MAN-20049

15

   

Professional Development MAN-200903

15

   

Banking ECO-20045 2

15

   

Academic English for Business Students (Part 1) ENL-900037

15

   

Academic English for Business Students (Part 2) ENL-900048

15

Semester two

 

Semester two

 

Open Economy Macroeconomics ECO-20037

15

Introduction to Econometrics

ECO-20042  4, 5

15

   

Portfolio Choice ECO-20044 2

15

   

Social Enterprise and Alternative Organising MAN-200936

15

   

Contemporary Issues in Economics ECO-20040

15

   

Corporate Governance and  Social Responsibility MAN-20082

15

Notes:

  1. Prerequisite Quantitative Methods 2 ECO-10027. Required if you want to take Introduction to Econometrics ECO-20042 or Applied Econometrics Year 3
  2. Prerequisite Economics of Financial Markets ECO-10017
  3. Recommended for those considering a Placement Year
  4. Prerequisite Statistics with Bloomberg. This Module is required for those wishing to take  Applied Econometrics  in year 3
  5. Note you must do an ISP/Dissertation in year 3 in either this subject or the other subject area - if wishing to do the Data Analysis ISP, then this module becomes compulsory.
  6. Prerequisite Management in Context MAN-10018
  7. 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 ENL- module (English Language module) in the same academic year.
  8. Open only to NON-NATIVE SPEAKERS OF ENGLISH after successful completion of AEB1 (Academic English for Business 1) with a score of under 60% or equivalent. Cannot be taken with other ENL- module (English Language module) in the same academic year

 

 

 

 

Modules - Year Three

Year 3 (Level 6)

Business Management Year 3 (Level 6)

Compulsory modules

Credits

Optional modules

Credits

Semester one

 

Semester one

 

Business Strategy MAN-30048

15

Managing Diversity (ISP across 2 semesters)1

30

   

Comparative Business Cultures MAN-30056

15

   

SME Live Project

15

   

Academic English for Business Students (Part 2) ENL-900043

15

   

Academic Business English ENL-900054

15

Semester two

 

Semester two

 
   

Contemporary Issues in Management MAN-30047

15

   

Enterprise Business Plan

15

   

International Business Strategies MAN-300552

15

Note:

  1. Prerequisite Researching Business Management MAN-20096. Note you must do an ISP/Dissertation in either this subject or the other subject area. This ISP is a year-long (30 credit module)
  2. Prerequisite Global Business Environments (MAN-10022)
  3. Open only to NON-NATIVE SPEAKERS OF ENGLISH after successful completion of AEB1 (Academic English for Business 1) with a score of under 60% or equivalent. Cannot be taken with other ENL- module (English Language module) in the same academic year.
  4. Open only to THIRD-YEAR NON-NATIVE SPEAKERS OF ENGLISH on successful completion of AEB2 or EAP4; or AEB1 or EAP3 with a score of over 60%; or equivalent. Cannot be taken with other ENL- module (English Language module) in the same academic year.

 

Economics Year 3 (Level 6)

Compulsory modules

Credits

Optional modules

Credits

Semester one

 

Semester one

 

Dynamic Macroeconomics  ECO-30033

15

Choose a minimum of one of the following

 
   

Risk Management with Derivatives ECO-30048 1, 2

15

   

Advanced Topics in Microeconomics  ECO-30047

15

   

Applied Econometrics 3

15

   

Corporate Finance ECO-30039 2

15

   

Additional options

 
   

SME Live Project

15

   

Academic English for Business Students (Part 2) ENL-90004 5

15

   

Academic Business English ENL-90005 6

15

Semester two

 

Semester two

 

None

 

Choose a minimum of one of the following:

 
   

International Finance ECO-30037

15

   

Labour Economics ECO-30046

15

   

Data Analysis (ISP) 4

15

Note:

  1. Prerequisite Quantitative Methods 2 ECO-10027
  2. Prerequisite Economics of Financial Markets ECO-10017
  3. Prerequisite  Introduction to Econometrics ECO-20042
  4. Prerequisite Applied Econometrics. Note you must do an ISP/Dissertation in either this subject or the other subject area.
  5. Open only to NON-NATIVE SPEAKERS OF ENGLISH after successful completion of AEB1 (Academic English for Business 1) with a score of under 60% or equivalent. Cannot be taken with other ENL- module (English Language module) in the same academic year.
  6. Open only to THIRD-YEAR NON-NATIVE SPEAKERS OF ENGLISH on successful completion of AEB2 or EAP4; or AEB1 or EAP3 with a score of over 60%; or equivalent. Cannot be taken with other ENL- module (English Language module) in the same academic year

 

Modules - Year Four

If you choose to specialise in Business Management in your final year you will study the following modules:

Compulsory modules

Credits

Optional modules

Credits

Semester one

 

Semester one

 

Business Strategy MAN-30048

15

Comparative Business Cultures MAN-30056

15

Managing Diversity (ISP across 2 semesters)1

30

SME Live Project

15

   

What’s wrong with entrepreneurship? MAN-30036

15

   

Identity, Culture and Organisation MAN-30040

15

   

Academic English for Business Students (Part 2) ENL-900043

15

   

Academic Business English ENL-900054

15

Semester two

 

Semester two

 

Contemporary Issues in Management MAN-30047

15

Enterprise Business Plan

15

   

International Business Strategies MAN-300552

15

   

Managing International Projects MAN-30065

15

Notes:

(1) Prerequisite Researching Business Management MAN-20096

(2) Prerequisite Global Business Environments (MAN-10022)

(3) Open only to NON-NATIVE SPEAKERS OF ENGLISH after successful completion of AEB1 (Academic English for Business with a score of under 60% or equivalent. Cannot be taken with another ENL- module (English Language module) in the same academic year.

(4) Open only to THIRD-YEAR NON-NATIVE SPEAKERS OF ENGLISH on successful completion of AEB2 or EAP4; or AEB1 or EAP3 with a score of over 60%; or equivalent. Cannot be taken with another ENL- module (English Language 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 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.

 

If you choose to specialise in Economics in your final year you will study the following modules:

Compulsory modules

Credits

Optional modules

Credits

Semester one

 

Semester one

 

Advanced Topics in Microeconomics  ECO-30047

15

choose a minimum of one of the following:

 

Applied Econometrics 1

15

Risk Management with Derivatives ECO-30048  2, 3

15

Dynamic Macroeconomics  ECO-30033

 

SME Live Project

15

   

Corporate Finance ECO-30039 3

15

   

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

15

   

Academic Business English ENL-900056

15

       

Semester two

 

Semester two

 

Data Analysis (ISP) 4

15

Choose a minimum of one of the following:

 

International Finance ECO-30037

15

Labour Economics ECO-30046

15

   

Industrial Organisation ECO-30046

15

Notes:

  1. Prerequisite Introduction to Econometrics ECO-20042
  2. Prerequisite Quantitative Methods 2 ECO-10027
  3. Prerequisite Economics of Financial Markets ECO-10017
  4. Prerequisite Applied Econometrics
  5. Open only to NON-NATIVE SPEAKERS OF ENGLISH after successful completion of AEB1 (Academic English for Business 1) with a score of under 60% or equivalent. Cannot be taken with other ENL- module (English Language module) in the same academic year.
  6. Open only to THIRD-YEAR NON-NATIVE SPEAKERS OF ENGLISH on successful completion of AEB2 or EAP4; or AEB1 or EAP3 with a score of over 60%; or equivalent. Cannot be taken with other ENL- module (English Language 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 Economics.
  • 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








Laura Collyer

Laura Collyer

"The Keele Management School prepared me well"

Accounting and Finance Graduate, 2015