Management

Course type: Single Honours,
Entry requirements: Read more about entry requirements
Typical offer:BBB or ABC
Tuition fees: Read more about tuition fees
Duration and mode of study: 3 Years/ 4 years with placement, Full time/Sandwich
Location of study:Keele University campus
Subject Area: Business and Management, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Course Overview

You’ll have opportunities to work with both theoretical and real life business problems, developing the skills you need for a rewarding career in management.

The Programme is designed to deliver a progressive structure and the number of compulsory modules varies by level. Students get to choose one of five subject pathways (Human Resource Management, Business Management, International Business, Marketing, and Accounting) with the number of core modules undertaken in years two and three dependent upon the pathway chosen.

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Single Honours

Below is an indicative range of modules you could study as part of single honours Management. 

First year

Human Resource Management, Business Management, International Business and Marketing Pathways

Core modules: 

  • Management in Context
  • Accounting Principles
  • Global Business Environments
  • Foundations of HRM
  • Marketing Principles
  • Introduction to International Business

Elective modules: 

  • Business Law
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Introductory Microeconomics
  • British & Global Economy
  • Financial Accounting
  • Multinational Enterprise Business Perspectives

Accounting Pathway

Core modules: 

  • Management in Context
  • Accounting Principles
  • Global Business Environments
  • Financial Accounting
  • Quantitative Methods 2

Elective modules: 

  • Business Law
  • Quantitative Methods 1
  • Introductory Microeconomics
  • British & Global Economy
  • Foundations of HRM
  • Marketing Principles
  • Introduction to International Business
  • Multinational Enterprise Business Perspectives

Second year

Human Resource Management Pathway

Core modules: 

  • Employee Resourcing
  • Developing Professional Knowledge and Practice in HRM
  • Managing Human Resources
  • Employment Relations

Elective modules: 

  • Organisational Behaviour

Business Management Pathway

Core modules: 

  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Social Theory at Work
  • Operations and Quality Management
  • Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility

Elective modules:

  • Understanding the Consumer
  • Critical Perspectives on Management Research

International Business Pathway

Core modules:

  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Managing in the MNC
  • International Supply Chain Management
  • Operations and Quality Management

Elective modules: 

  • Social Theory at Work
  • Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility

Marketing Pathway

Core modules: 

  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Understanding the Consumer
  • Digital Marketing and Communications
  • Marketing Research

Elective modules: 

  • Services Marketing
  • Marketing in Society

Accounting Pathway

Core modules

  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Taxation
  • Intermediate Financial Accounting
  • Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility

Elective modules: 

  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Introduction to Econometrics

Third year

Human Resource Management Pathway

Core modules:

  • Employee Development
  • Pay and Performance
  • Researching Contemporary Issues in HRM (ISP)
  • Discrimination and Equal Opportunities at Work
  • International HRM

Elective modules: 

  • Business Strategy
  • Employment Law

Business Management Pathway

Core modules: 

  • Business Strategy
  • Leading Change and Entrepreneurship OR Identity, Culture and Organisation OR Comparative Business Cultures
  • Contemporary Issues in Management
  • New Business Plan (ISP)

Elective modules: 

  • Comparative Business Cultures
  • Leading Change and Entrepreneurship
  • Identity, Culture and Organisation
  • International Business Strategies
  • Managing International Projects
  • Managing Diversity
  • Management, Organisation and the Media

International Business Pathway

Core modules: 

  • Business Strategy
  • Comparative Business Cultures
  • International Business Strategies
  • Managing International Projects
  • New Business Plan (ISP)

Elective modules: 

  • Identity, Culture and Organisation
  • Leading Change and Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing and Globalisation
  • Management, Organisation and the Media
  • Contemporary Issues in Management
  • International HRM

Marketing Pathway

Core modules: 

  • Strategic Marketing Management
  • Contemporary Retail Environments
  • Marketing and Globalisation
  • Marketing Insights (ISP)

Elective modules:

  • Business Strategy
  • Consuming Cultures
  • Digital Marketing in Practice
  • Brands and Branding
  • Contemporary Issues in Management
  • Current ideas in Marketing

Accounting Pathway

Core modules

  • Advanced Financial Reporting
  • Management Accounting
  • Audit Framework
  • New Business Plan (ISP) OR Analysing Company Performance (ISP)

 Elective modules: 

  • Business Strategy
  • Advanced Management Accounting
  • Applied Financial Analysis

Course workload

This contact time measure is intended to provide you with an indication of the type of activity you are likely to undertake during your programme. The data is compiled based on module choices and learning patterns of students on similar programmes in previous years. Every effort is made to ensure this data is a realistic representation of what you are likely to experience, but changes to programmes, teaching methods and assessment methods mean this data is representative and not specific.

Undergraduate courses at Keele contain an element of module choice; therefore, you will experience a different mix of contact time and assessment types dependent upon your own individual choice of modules. The figures below are an example of activities that you may expect on your chosen course by year/stage of study. Contact time includes scheduled activities such as: lecture, seminar, tutorial, project supervision, demonstration, practical classes and labs, supervised time in labs/workshop, fieldwork and external visits. The figures are based on 1,200 hours of student effort each year for full-time students.

First year

  • Scheduled learning and teaching activities – 22%
  • Guided independent study – 78%

Second year

  • Scheduled learning and teaching activities – 19%
  • Guided independent study – 74%
  • Placements - 6%

Third year

  • Scheduled learning and teaching activities – 20%
  • Guided independent study – 80%  

Skills and Careers

What will this mean for my future?

Keele’s Management programme will help you develop the knowledge, skills, self-confidence and self-awareness you need to pursue your career goals. When you graduate, you might choose to study at a higher level or to enter the world of work. You might take up a directly related career, such as in business management, human resource management, consultancy, finance, insurance, IT, marketing or accounting, but your broad skill set will be eminently transferable into other careers.

 

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Codes and Combinations

Codes and Combinations

For overseas students who do not meet direct entry requirements, we offer the opportunity to take an intensive International Year One in Business and Management leading to second year degree entry.

Single Honours, Major and Foundation course information

Management with Foundation Year: N201 View Unistats for this course

Students are candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) (BA Hons). 

can be combined with:

Full Unistats data is available at unistats.direct.gov.uk (opens new window)

Study abroad

On the Management programme you have the potential opportunity to spend a semester abroad in their second year studying at one of Keele’s international partner universities. Exactly which countries are available depends on your choice of degree subjects. An indicative list of countries is on the website Partner Universities however this does not guarantee the availability of study in a specific country as this is subject to the university’s application process for studying abroad.

No additional tuition fees are payable for studying abroad but you do have to bear the costs of travelling to and from their destination university, accommodation, food and personal costs. Depending on the destination you are studying at additional costs may include visas, study permits, residence permits, and compulsory health checks. You should expect the total costs of studying abroad to be greater than if they study in the UK, information is made available from the Global Education Team throughout the process, as costs will vary depending on destination. 

Find out more about the course

Our Course Information Documents (CIDs) are designed to give you all of the details you need to make an informed decision about what and where to study.

Single Honours Course Information Document (PDF)
Dan Crossland

Dan Crossland

"I didn't realise how much of what I learnt could be applied to my future job roles."

Business Management and Marketing Graduate, 2013

Mark Dinnage

Mark Dinnage

"The modules and teaching at Keele helped me shape a career path I hadn’t even considered when I was 18."

Business and Management and Marketing Graduate, 2014