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Society and Economy

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The module explores the relationships between society and the economy and provides theoretical insights into the ways in which society can shape the economic practices of business organisations.

Students will develop strategic, communication and entrepreneurial skills.

This is a core module on the Pathway to a degree in Business Management, Marketing and Accounting.

Learning and teaching

The course is taught through a mix of lectures and small group sessions. There are two Saturday schools.

Coursework and assessment

On the Pathway Programme you will have formal assessments. These will take the form of class tests, written assignments, a course journal or a portfolio.

Your assessments are designed to prepare you for further study in a degree setting. To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved.

The assessment method for this module will be written work and a class test.

Reading suggestions

Beynon-Davies, P. 2013. Business information systems. 2nd ed.  Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Available as an e-book

Library and computing facilities

As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University’s library and computing facilities. Find out more about using these facilities.


Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and dyslexia screening.