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.

 

 

Modules Summary

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 modA summary of the credit requirements per year is as follows, with a minimum of 90 subject credits (compulsory plus optional) required for each year.ule 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 60 30 60 0 30
2 60 30 60 0 30
3 30 60 90 0 30

Modules - Year One

Year 1 (Level 4)

Compulsory modules

Credits

Optional modules

Credits

Semester one

 

Semester one

 

 

 

Choose a minimum of one from the following

 

Management in Context MAN-10018  15

Introduction to Microeconomics ECO-10028

15

Accounting Principles MAN-10015 15

Quantitative Methods 1 ECO-100261

15

   

Marketing Principles MAN-10019

15

   

The British and Global Economy ECO-10025

15

   

Business Law LAW-10027 

15

   

Global Business Environments MAN-10022

15

   

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

15 

Semester two

 

Semester two

 

 

 

Choose a minimum of one from the following:

 

Quantitative Methods 2 ECO-10027 15

Introductory Macroeconomics ECO-10029

15

   

Financial Accounting MAN-10024

15

   

Foundations of Human Resource Management HRM-10007

15

   

Introduction to International Business MAN-10023

15

    Multinational Enterprise Business Perspectives MAN-10026 15
    Managing in a Changing Society MAN-10030 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) 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 (3) Live company project, recommended for those wishing to take a Placement Year.

The British and Global Economy ECO-10025

Modules - Year Two

Year 2 (Level 5)

Compulsory modules

Credits

Optional modules

Credits

Semester one

 

Semester one

 

 

 

Choose a minimum of one from the following:

 

Organisational Behaviour MAN-20055 15

Statistics with Bloomberg ECO-200491

15

 Asset Pricing ECO-20041 15

Business Ethics MAN-20091

15

   

Professional Development MAN-200902

15

   

Banking ECO-20045

15

 

 

Academic English for Business Students (Part 1) ENL-900033

15 

 

 

Academic English for Business Students (Part 2) ENL-900044

15

 Semester two  

 Semester two

15

   

Choose a minimum of one from the following:

15

 Operations and Quality Management MAN-20053 15

Introduction to Econometrics ECO-200425

15

Portfolio Choice ECO-20044 15

Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility MAN-20082

15

    Social Enterprise and Alternative Organising MAN-20093 15

Notes
(1) Required if wishing to take Introduction to Econometrics (ECO-20042)
(2) Recommended for those wishing to take a Placement Year (3) 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. (4) 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
(5) Prerequisite Statistics with Bloomberg (ECO-20049). Required if wishing to take Data Analysis - ISP (ECO-30051) and/or Applied Econometrics (ECO-30050) at level 6. 

Modules - Year Three

Year 3 (Level 6)

Compulsory modules

Credits

Optional modules

Credits

Semester one

 

Semester one

 

 

 

Choose a minimum of one from the following:

 

Business Strategy MAN-30048 15 

Corporate Finance ECO-30038

15

   

Risk Management with Derivatives ECO-30048

15

   

Applied Econometrics ECO-30050 1

15

   

Choose a minimum of one from the following:

15

 

 

What’s wrong with Entrepreneurship? MAN-30073

15 
   

Identity, Culture & Organisation MAN-30040

15

   

Comparative Business Cultures MAN-30056

15

   

SME Live Project MAN-30072

15

   

Academic English for Business Students (Part 2) ENL-900042

15

    Advanced Business English Communication ENL-900053 15
Semester two   Semester two  
International Finance ECO-30037 15 Choose a minimum of one from the following:  
    Analysing Company Performance ISP MAN-30064 15
    Data Analysis ISP ECO-300514 15
    Choose a minimum of one from the following:  
    Managing International Projects MAN-30065 15
    Enterprise Business Plan MAN-30070 15

Notes (1) Prerequisite Introduction to Econometrics (ECO-20042) (2) 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. (3) 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.
(4) Prerequisite Introduction to Econometrics (ECO-20042)
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 and 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




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Elliott Lancaster

Elliott Lancaster

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

Accounting and Finance, 2017