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 

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.

 

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.

Finance 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-900038

15

Semester two

 

Semester two

 

Economics of Financial Markets ECO-10017

15

Quantitative Methods 2 ECO-10027 4

15

   

Financial Accounting MAN-100245, 6

15

   

Multinational Enterprise Business Perspectives MAN-10023

15

   

Introductory Macroeconomics ECO-100297

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 for those wanting 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 are considering specialising in Economics in year 3
  5. Prerequisite Accounting Principles MAN-10015
  6. Required for those wanting to take Cost and Management Accounting MAN-20049 in year 2
  7. Required for those wanting to take International Finance in ECO-30037 in year 3
  8. 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

 

Finance Year 2 (Level 5)

Compulsory modules

Credits

Optional modules

Credits

Semester one

 

Semester one

 

Asset Pricing ECO-20041

15

Statistics with Bloomberg 1 2

 
   

Cost and Management Accounting MAN-200493

15

   

Professional Development MAN-200904

15

   

Banking ECO-20045

15

   

Academic English for Business Students (Part 1) ENL-900038

15

   

Academic English for Business Students (Part 2) ENL-900049

15

Semester two

 

Semester two

 

Portfolio Choice ECO-20044

15

Introduction to Econometrics ECO-200425,6

15

   

Social Enterprise and Alternative Organising MAN-200937

15

   

Corporate Governance and  Social Responsibility MAN-20082

15

Notes:

  1. Prerequisite Quantitative Methods 2 ECO-10027
  2. Required for those wishing to take Introduction to Econometrics ECO-20042, Applied Econometrics or to specialise in Finance in Year 3
  3. Prerequisite Financial Accounting MAN-10024 and Accounting Principles MAN-10015
  4. Recommended for those considering a Placement Year
  5. Prerequisite Statistics with Bloomberg. This Module is required for those wishing to take Applied Econometrics  in year 3
  6. 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.
  7. Prerequisite Management in Context MAN-10018
  8. 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.
  9. 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.

 

Finance Year 3 (Level 6)

Compulsory modules

Credits

Optional modules

Credits

Semester one

 

Semester one

 

Corporate Finance ECO-30039

15

choose at least one of the following:

 
   

Risk Management with Derivatives ECO-30048  1

15

   

Applied Econometrics 2

15

   

Additional options

 
   

SME Live Project

15

   

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

15

   

Academic Business English ENL-900056

15

Semester two

 

Semester two

 

None

 

Labour Economics ECO-30046

15

   

International Finance ECO-30037 3

15

   

Analysing Company Performance (ISP) MAN-30064

15

   

Data Analysis (ISP) 4

15

Note:

  1. Prerequisite Quantitative Methods 2 ECO-10027
  2. Prerequisite  Introduction to Econometrics ECO-20042
  3. Prerequisite Introductory Macroeconomics ECO-10029
  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 Finance in your final year you will study the following modules:

Compulsory modules

Credits

Optional modules

Credits

Semester one

 

Semester one

 

Corporate Finance ECO-30039

15

choose a minimum of one of the following:

 

Risk Management with Derivatives ECO-30048  1

15

Applied Econometrics 2

15

   

SME Live Project

15

   

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

15

   

Academic Business English ENL-900056

15

Semester two

 

Semester two

 

None

 

Choose a minimum of one of the following:

 
   

Data Analysis (ISP) 3

15

   

Analysing Company Performance (ISP) MAN-30064

15

   

Choose a minimum of one of the following:

 
   

International Finance ECO-30037 4

15

   

Labour Economics ECO-30046

15

   

Industrial Organisation ECO-30046

15

 

  1. Prerequisite Quantitative Methods 2 ECO-10027
  2. Prerequisite  Introduction to Econometrics ECO-20042
  3. Prerequisite Applied Econometrics.
  4. Prerequisite Introductory Macroeconomics ECO-10027
  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 Finance.
  • 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








Elliott Lancaster

Elliott Lancaster

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

Accounting and Finance, 2017