Business Management and Finance 

(2018 Entry)

BA (Hons)

The Business Management and Finance course is perfect for those who are looking to study a range of business disciplines to better understand the contemporary world of business and financial management.

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

UCAS code: NN39

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Course Overview

Focusing on the essential components of business, management and finance, this course also engages crucial elements of economics, organisational behaviour and strategy, which will prepare you for a career at the very top of the organisation.

On this course, you will learn to apply practical techniques for real world problem solving using industry standard software to present and analyse business data. You’ll also learn about investor decision making and the roles of the markets, exploring concepts such as moral hazard, adverse selection, information asymmetry, arbitrage, optimal risk sharing and informational efficiency. You’ll become confident using data to understand, interpret and manage financial situations in a range of private and public sector contexts, skills you may put into practice on a placement year or in your future career.

What will this mean for my future?

Your Business Management and Finance degree from Keele will prepare you for a wide choice of careers. You might choose to work in a field directly related to finance or to work as a management consultant or follow a career in sales or marketing. You could also use your newly acquired transferable skills to do something different such as working in insurance, IT, journalism, statistics or the Civil Service. This degree will also equip you to undertake postgraduate studies in Finance or Management.


Indicative modules

First year 

  • Management in Context
  • Accounting Principles
  • Economics of Financial Markets 
  • Quantitative Methods 
  • Human Resource Management 
  • Marketing Principles 
  • Introductory Microeconomics 
  • Business Law 
  • British and Global Economy 

Second year 

  • Organisational Behaviour 
  • Social Theory at Work 
  • Asset Pricing 
  • Operations and Quality Management 
  • Portfolio Choice 
  • Introduction to Econometrics

Third year 

  • Business Strategy 
  • Leading Change and Entrepreneurship 
  • Identity, Culture and Organisation 
  • Comparative Business Cultures 
  • Corporate Finance 
  • Contemporary Issues in Management 
  • International Finance 
  • Applied Financial Analysis 
  • Risk Management with Derivatives 

Elliott Lancaster

Elliott Lancaster

"The wide range of electives offered enhanced my studies along with the Bloomberg Market Concepts course."

Accounting and Finance, 2017