Politics in Business

Module code: POPP 1405

Module description

The aim of this module is to introduce students to the role of government and politics in the realm of business - with particular regard to employment policy, employer and employee rights and obligations.  The role of the state will be examined, as well as ideological approaches to the role of government.

Indicative content:

Identify the state; ideological approaches to the role of the state; introduction to key economic concepts; EU; public sector and private sector; public/private partnerships; stakeholder economy; democracy; employment laws and regulations; role of the government in the workplace 

Assessment Criteria:

The portfolio is there for students to develop their political knowledge as well as to evaluate their progress.  There are three parts to the portfolio.  The first is about the elected representatives of the student’s home town.  The second is a compilation of preparation for seminars.  The third is a reflection on how the student has developed as the module has progressed.  Each component is equally weighted.

Please note that assessment information is subject to change.

Contact hours per student per year

  • Lectures: 22 hours
  • Seminars: 10 hours


  • Portfolio (1500 words): 60%
  • Exam (60 mins): 40%

Additional costs: No extra costs other than purchase of books

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