Management (2017 Entry)

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

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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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Course content

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)

Looking for a more complete list of modules? You can view the module list for 2017 entry on our Module Catalogue:

Module Catalogue

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

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

Semester 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. 

 

International Year

The International Year is an excellent opportunity for students to enhance their degree. Students are encouraged to add to their areas of study with complementary subjects. For example, a Law student may decide to do Politics or International Relations, a Criminology student might like to do Psychology, a Maths or Computer Science student might like to do Business Studies. Students are also encouraged to study a language. The International Year allows students to create their own bespoke degree, a bonus when looking for a job upon graduation. This year is recognized in the student’s degree as “XXX with International Year”. Currently, Keele students apply for the three year degree and then change to the International Year when they are accepted on the programme in their 2nd year at Keele.

Explore, go on an academic adventure; consider a research project or an internship. Discover countries with amazing culture and history. Travel, gain confidence in the wider world and gain a Global Perspective.

Visit the Global Education web pages for more information.

Work Placements

All our undergraduate programmes can be studied either over three years or for four years with a placement year between the second and final years.

You will be able to arrange your own placement, with support from a placement tutor, which will give you the freedom to choose when and where you undertake your placement and to have control over your potential living costs and travel expenses.

We will help you to prepare for your placement through specific modules including working on company projects, enterprise modules and professional practice modules. You will also receive support with preparing CVs, writing covering letters and receive guidance on how to find a placement.

Your academic tutor will be available to you via email, telephone or face-to-face contact throughout the placement.

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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

Thomas Trillo

Thomas Trillo

"The support available from tutors and staff and the relaxed campus setting make the transition to university life much easier."

Accounting and Business Management, 2017