Department profile

Keele Business School

Keele University
2019/20 edition

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About Keele Business School

As a postgraduate student in Keele Business School (KBS) you will benefit from being taught in small groups by lecturers who are recognised experts in their fields. This means that we are able to play an active role in helping you to not only reach your full academic potential but also to develop the skills and knowledge you will need to be successful in the workplace.

Pathway opportunities

  • Postgraduate consultancy project
  • Entrepreneurship pathway
  • Placement pathway
  • Dissertation
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Students benefit from

A High Quality Teaching and Learning Experience

The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) panel judged that Keele University delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students and therefore awarded the University Gold status, the highest quality found in the UK. In addition, Times Higher Education ranked the University in the TEF UK Top 5 in their analysis of the results.

Teaching informed by Research

KBS scholars are researchers in core areas of business and management such as industrial relations and financial services, gender and work culture, branding and tourism management. This means that you will be introduced to the latest theories and thinking in each subject area.

Affordable Study

Keele University was ranked number 1 in the UK for affordability by (2016). You might also be eligible for a bursary or scholarship.

Choice of programmes

The School offers a range of Masters programmes which are regularly reviewed and updated in order to remain relevant to what is happening in the business and management sectors.

Postgraduate programmes

MSc Accounting and financial management
MA Human resource management
MSc International business
MSc Management
MA Global media and management
MBA Senior leader degree apprenticeship

Study fees

Keele University

Keele Business School is part of Keele University, a very different kind of university founded 70 years ago with the aim of breaking down the barriers between areas of study and creating a sense of community and collegiality. To this day, the university upholds the principles of community and flexible interdisciplinary study.

It is the UK’s largest campus university set in 600 acres of landscaped parkland, fields, woodlands and lakes and has been judged one of the most beautiful campuses in the UK, ranked 6th place in the Telegraph’s ‘Britain’s most beautiful universities’ guide. Despite its rural location, it is easy to reach many of the UK’s major cities, being midway between Manchester and Birmingham and, only an hour and a half away from London by train.

Further information

Key Features

  • Joint number one in England for Student Satisfaction with Course (2019 Guardian University League Table)
  • Number one in England for overall Student Satisfaction in 2018 National Student Survey (of broad-based public universities)
  • Keele’s aggregate experience score is an impressive 82%; this is 2.9% higher than the sector benchmarking group (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2017)
  • Awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework


If it wasn’t for the staff at Keele, I never would have believed that I was capable of doing this! In this sense, my courses here have been invaluable for my personal development. The relatively small lecture groups meant that the academics always had time for any queries I had and I loved the beautiful campus environment. During my MA by far the highlight of my course was the opportunity to work in industry on a postgraduate research project". Bethany, MSc Management

"The International Business MSc provides a good grounding in a range of business studies subjects as well as giving scope to tailor your studies through optional modules and the flexibility to choose between a dissertation or an applied company research project. The course also introduced cross-cultural issues pertaining to working in modern business which I found particularly fascinating. The great thing about having studied this MSc is that it has opened up many avenues for potential employment." Richard, MSc International Business

"The lecturers want you to succeed, are very qualified and experienced in what they do, are willing to help and the subjects we study have real life applications” Marc, MA Human Resource Management

My biggest advice would be to remain focused and don’t give up. It’s not an easy jump to make to MSc level, and as cliché as it sounds, the more you put in, the more you get out. If you work hard, you will do well and this will be massively beneficial in the future. I would also recommend grasping any of the opportunities the course throws at you. In the last year, I’ve managed to complete an additional Bloomberg Market Concepts qualification alongside the MSc, as well as take the opportunity to work in a real live business setting for 10 weeks as part of the Applied Company Research Project to put the theory i've gained throughout the MSc into practice. The course is more than just achieving an academic qualification, a lot of it is developing your skills in areas outside of academia, and that is invaluable for the future too.” Sam Lazenby, MSc Accounting and Financial Management

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+44 (0)1782 734367
Keele Business School
Darwin Building
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