Business Management and Mathematics 

(2018 Entry)

BSc (Hons)

At Keele, studying a combined honours degree will include some modules from both of the single honours degrees. In this case, your programme will be made up of a combination of modules from both Business Management and Mathematics.

Combined Honours
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International year
3 years/ 4 years with international year

UCAS code: GN19

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Course Overview

For the Business Management element of the course, you will 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 emphasises 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. 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.

For the Mathematics element of the course, you will learn to use maths to develop precise and logical arguments, construct rigorous proofs, and formulate solutions to new problems. You will study in an intellectually stimulating environment amongst mathematicians producing world-leading research.

What will this mean for my future?

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.

Keele enjoys high rates of graduate employment, where in 2016, were recognised nationally as 1st for employability in the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey. Mathematics helps you to take novel approaches to problem solving and make critical interpretations of data and text; your skills will be in demand wherever there’s a need for logical thinking. An extremely wide range of career paths is open to mathematicians, where high levels of mathematical ability are desirable. This can include fields of work as diverse as finance, data analytics, teaching, engineering, medical statistics and management consultancy.



Indicative modules

First Year

  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Investigations and Problem Solving
  • Mathematical Methods
  • Applicable Mathematics
  • Management in Context I and II

Options Include:

  • British and Global Economy
  • Marketing Principles
  • Business Law
  • Accounting Principles
  • Introductory Microeconomics
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Multinational Enterprise Business Perspectives
  • Introduction to International Business
  • Foundations of Human Resources Management

Second Year

  • Differential Equations
  • Analysis I
  • Probability
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Complex Variable and Vector Calculus
  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Abstract Algebra
  • Analysis II
  • Dynamics
  • Stochastic Processes
  • Introduction to Mathematics Education
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Business Ethics
  • Operations and Quality Management

Options Include:

  • Business Research
  • Enterprise and Alternative Organising
  • Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility

Third Year

  • Graph Theory
  • Groups Theory
  • Codes and Crytography
  • Number Theory
  • Ring and Field Theory
  • Metric Spaces and Topology
  • Linear Algebra
  • Partial Differential Equations
  • Nonlinear Differential Equations
  • Waves
  • Mathematical Biology
  • Medical Statistics 
  • Professional Mathematics
  • Business Strategy
  • Contemporary Issues in Management

Options Include:

  • Managing Diversity ISP
  • Leading Change and Entrepreneurship
  • Indentity, Culture and Organisation
  • Comparative Business Cultures
  • SME Live Project
  • Enterprise Business Plan
  • International Business Strategies
  • Managing International Projects

Daniel Gibbon

Daniel Gibbon

"There is a very warm and welcoming environment and there is plenty going on on campus."

Accounting and Maths, 2017