Management 

(2018 Entry)

BA (Hons)

On this course you will have opportunities to work with both theoretical and real life business problems helping you to develop the skills needed to pursue a rewarding career in management.

Single Honours
Study abroad
Learn a language
International year
Placement year
3 years/ 4 years with international or placement year

UCAS code: N200

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Course Overview

The Management programme covers the fundamental aspects of business engaging with subjects such as accounting, finance, economics, human resource management, law, politics and psychology in order to explore the theory and practice of management in both the private and public sectors.

Alongside your subject knowledge, you will learn practical skills such as report writing, team working and making presentations. With the opportunity to take either a placement year or to spend a year studying abroad you will be able to combine your knowledge and skills with valuable real world experience and demonstrate your ability to put your learning into practice.

What will this mean for my future?

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. Keele’s Management programme will help you to develop the knowledge, skills, self-confidence and self-awareness you need to pursue your career goals. You might choose to 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. Equally you may decide to go on to study for a postgraduate management qualification.

Indicative modules

First year

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

Second year

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

Third year

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

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

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

Electives

Min

Max

Min

Max

1

30

60

90

0

30

2

60

30

60

0

30

3

60

30

60

0

30

Modules - Year One

Year 1 (Level 4)

Compulsory modules

Credits

Optional modules

Credits

SEMESTER ONE

 

SEMESTER ONE

 

Management in Context MAN-10018

15

Choose a minimum of one of the following:

 
   

Introductory Microeconomics ECO-10028

15

   

Quantitative Methods 1 ECO-100261

15

   

Accounting Principles MAN-100152

15

   

Choose a minimum of one of the following:

 
   

Marketing Principles MAN-100193

15

   

British and Global Economy ECO-10025

15

   

Business Law LAW-10027

15

   

Global Business Environments MAN-10022 8

15

       

SEMESTER TWO

 

SEMESTER TWO

 

Managing in a Changing Society

MAN-10030

15

Choose a minimum of one of the following:

 
   

Introductory Macroeconomics ECO-10029

15

   

Quantitative Methods 2 ECO-100274

15

   

Financial Accounting MAN-100245

15

   

Choose a minimum of one of the following:

 
   

Foundations of Human Resource Management HRM-100076

15

   

MNE Business Perspectives MAN-10026 7

15

   

Introduction to International Business MAN-10023 8

15

Notes:

  1. 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.
  2. You will need to take this module if you want to take Financial Accounting (MAN-10024)
  3. You will need to take this module if you want to take Digital and Marketing Communication (MAN-20085) in  year 2
  4. Prerequisite of either A Level Maths (or equivalent) OR Quantitative Methods 1 (ECO-10026)
  5. Prerequisite Accounting Principles MAN-10015
  6. Recommended for those wishing to take Employee Resourcing (HRM-20017) AND/OR Managing Human Resources (HRM-20015) in year 2
  7. Live company project, recommended for those wishing to take a Placement Year

(8)   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)

 

Modules - Year Two

Year 2 (Level 5)

Compulsory modules

Credits

Optional modules

Credits

SEMESTER ONE

 

SEMESTER ONE

 

Organisational Behaviour MAN-20055

15

Choose a minimum of one of the following:

 

Business Ethics MAN-20091

15

Managing in the MNC MAN-20084 1

15

   

Professional Development MAN-200902

15

   

Employee Resourcing HRM-200173

 
       

SEMESTER TWO

 

SEMESTER TWO

 

Operations and Quality Management MAN-20053

15

Choose a minimum of one of the following:

 

Researching Business Management MAN-20096

15

Social Enterprise and Alternative Organising MAN-20093

15

   

International Supply Chain Management MAN-20083

15

   

Managing Human Resources HRM-200154

15

   

Digital and Marketing Communications MAN-200855

15

Notes:

  1. Prerequisite either Global Business Environments (MAN-10022) OR Introduction to International Business (MAN-10023)
  2. Recommended for those wishing to take a Placement Year
  3. Required for those wishing to take Managing Human Resources (HRM-20015) if you have not studied Foundations of Human Resource Management HRM-10007
  4. Prerequisites Foundations of Human Resource Management HRM-10007 OR Employee Resourcing HRM-20017
  5. Prerequisite Marketing Principles MAN-10019

Modules - Year Three

Year 3 (Level 6)

Compulsory modules

Credits

Optional modules

Credits

SEMESTER ONE

 

SEMESTER ONE

 

Business Strategy MAN-30048

15

Choose a minimum of one of the following

 

Managing Diversity (ISP across 2 semesters) MAN-30071

30

Comparative Business Cultures MAN-30056

15

   

SME Live Project MAN-30072

15

   

What’s wrong with Entrepreneurship? MAN-30073

15

   

Identity, Culture and Organisation MAN-30040

15

       

SEMESTER TWO

 

SEMESTER TWO

 

Contemporary Issues in Management

MAN-30047

15

Choose a minimum of one of the following

 

Managing Diversity (ISP across 2 semesters) MAN-30071 (continued)

 

Enterprise Business Plan MAN-30070

15

   

Managing International Projects MAN-30065

15

   

International Business Strategies MAN-300551

15

Notes:

  1. Prerequisite Global Business Environments MAN-10022

 

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.

 

For further information on the content of modules currently offered please visit: www.keele.ac.uk/recordsandexams/az








Ben Hollingworth

Ben Hollingworth

"I would recommend Keele because it allows you to see the bigger picture and consider other sectors of business "

Accounting and Business Management, Year Two student, 2017