Department profile

Keele Business School

Keele University
2018/19 edition

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.

Opening September 2019

This summer Keele Business School will be moving into the new state-of-the-art Smart Innovation Hub. The Hub will consist of lecture theatres, a think lab, a big data lab, business incubator space and a cafe and will be a hub for fostering networkings and linking with industry.

Placement opportunities

All our programmes offer a range of options to enhance your career opportunities including;

  • Postgraduate consultancy project or dissertation
  • Entrepreneurship pathway
  • Placement pathway
New Building

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
MA International Business
MA Management
MA Marketing
Global media and management

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

Student Quotes

“The MSc Accounting and Financial Management programme is well structured. The quality of lectures and the experience of those delivering them has been exemplary. The lecturers have been most supportive and accommodating and their one on one support during and outside their office hours has been very helpful.”
Khadijatou, MSc Accounting and Financial Management, 2016/17

“The MSc Finance and Management has enabled me to explore a wide variety of subjects within finance and management.

My ACR project was a great opportunity to gain work experience and see theory at work in the real world. Being encouraged to use knowledge and make a difference in a company is a fantastic feeling and if it suits your learning style I would highly recommend going down this route.”
Paul, MSc Finance and Management, 2016/17

“The MA HRM at Keele provides countless skills that can be applied in a wide variety of situations in the future.

My ACR project required me to work with a company, learning how all the parts of their business operate. It is very interesting to compare the practicalities of their operations to the theoretical knowledge that we have learned throughout the programme.”
Cody, MA Human Resource Management 2016/17

“The great thing about the MA International Business is that it has opened up many avenues for potential employment. I am now able to apply to a number of graduate schemes which would not have accepted my law undergraduate degree due to its over-specificity.”
Richard, MA International Business, 2016/17

“The MA Management has provided me with an insight into lots of areas of management. I’ve made great connections with local businesses and worked on some very enjoyable projects. It has really opened my eyes to the alternative side of management such as power relations and gender.”
Bethany, MA Management, 2016/17

Contact details

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