Business Management and Politics 

(2018 Entry)

BA (Hons)

Business and Politics are of vital importance to all of us in our daily lives and studying them at Keele emphasises critical thinking that crosses over traditional subject boundaries. In combining these related subjects, you will learn about the practice of management as well as the ways in which organisations function in wider society and how those societies are governed. 

Combined Honours

Combined Honours degrees allow you to study two different subjects in one degree. Find out more about Combined Honours degrees.

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International year
3 years/ 4 years with international year

UCAS code: LN29

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Course Overview

The course examines the impact of big issues such as Brexit, the environment and human rights. You’ll explore ideas and debates in organisational behaviour, accounting, marketing, human resources and strategy. The learning approach is geared towards practical, problem solving skills.  You’ll learn to reflect broadly on situations and to apply what you know, whether analysing a market for products or learning how to run a campaign for election.  With a range of optional modules on offer, you can tailor your studies to your interests whether theoretical or applied.


By taking a placement year between years two and three of your studies, you can apply your skills as a confident, analytical thinker – a quality that is highly sought after by employers.


What will this mean for my future?

You’ll be interested in this course if you’d like to pursue a career in business, management or self-employment. You might work as a politician’s assistant, a researcher for an MP or think-tank, or a public-affairs consultant. You could work in the civil service, in local government, or for a campaigning or lobbying group. 


Davina Patel - Graduated 2015


“Keele has given me opportunities, skills and experiences of a lifetime. From studying abroad in Canada, to starting up my own business and being a student ambassador. All of the experiences I have accumulated throughout my degree have contributed towards my current graduate role.

Keele provided me with more than just an education, but the people I met and the University as a whole, aided me to develop the transferable skills and knowledge to utilise after University.”

Indicative modules

First year

• Management in Context

• Introduction to International Business

• Foundations of HRM

• Marketing Principles

• Why Politics Matters

• British Politics Since 1945

• Modern Democracies

• Introduction to Global Political Economy 

Second year

• Organisational Behaviour

• Social Theory at Work

• Operations and Quality Management

• Critical Perspectives on Management

• Political Research in Practice

• Freedom and Equality

• U.S. Government and Politics

• British Government and Politics


Third year

• Dissertation

• The US Presidency

• The Extreme Right in Western Europe

• Human Rights

  • Politics of Development 

• Business Strategy

• Leading Change and Entrepreneurship

• Contemporary Issues in Management

• Identity Culture and Organization

Jenny Borthorpe-Booth

Jenny Borthorpe-Booth

"I have had a great experience at Keele."

Accounting and Finance, 2017