Taught course

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Keele University · Keele Business School

Entry requirements

This MBA is designed for professionals in the private, public or third sector. It is designed for any individual moving into or aspiring to a senior or strategic management role. This can include General Managers, Senior Managers, Section Leaders, Executives, Directors, COO, CFO, CEO, CIO roles, senior military officers as well as middle management roles that are a ‘stepping stone’ to these.

You should have:

  • A 2:2 honours degree, or
  • An equivalent overseas degree or
  • A degree-level professional qualification or
  • Non-standard qualifications and extensive work experience (on a case-by-case basis and through interviewing the candidate)
  • At least two years post-graduation work experience prior to starting the course

Months of entry


Course content

Please note, all course information including entry requirements relates to the 2022/23 academic year.

Keele University's MBA is designed to develop the business leaders of tomorrow.

Our programme will equip you with the knowledge and skills to lead contemporary organisations in an ethical and sustainable way, whether in the public, private or not-for-profit sector. The modern business world demands skills such as creativity, agility and an entrepreneurial edge. We develop these skills by embedding creativity and innovation into our curriculum.


  • Network
    Study within a Business School that is co-located with over 20 innovative small and medium sized enterprises who work closely with the school. This unique setting provides opportunities for you to interact daily with entrepreneurial businesses to create invaluable networks and establish industry links during your studies.
  • Sustainability
    We are internationally renowned for embedding sustainability into everything we do. Explore contemporary business and management sustainability challenges with a significant focus on environmental issues and social and corporate governance.
  • Collaborate
    Work with a range of businesses during the programme including the opportunity to undertake a live business consultancy or entrepreneurial project allowing you to apply the skills required to succeed within the modern business world. You will be eligible to apply for paid work alongside an academic expert on a 'live' research project to help local SMEs bring innovative products and services to market quicker though the Keele Research and Innovation Support Programme.
  • Progression
    Access comprehensive careers guidance through our dedicated careers advisors and extracurricular careers activities. The careers guidance is designed to support the creation of your personal brand and to plan your career development and your progression strategy.
  • Innovation
    Benefit from innovative teaching methods including problem-based and social learning, whilst networking and developing alongside future leaders from a diverse range of organisations.


Our full time MBA programme offers a rigorous understanding of the key disciplines of management skills and leadership agility. It offers early career managers and junior leaders an in-depth knowledge of how the organisation operates, providing understanding of functional disciplines and how they relate to one another.

The course provides a deep intellectual appreciation of the complexity of the rapidly changing organisational context, interconnected across international and national boundaries. It incorporates a diverse range of stakeholders and meeting their expectations, and creating short and long term sustainable financial values for the wider society.

As part of the programme there will be a range of extracurricular activities designed to further enhance your management skills and knowledge. This may include a range of extracurricular activities such as business simulation, specific trips and study tours, participation in a recognised MBA competition, career development sessions, and professional networking activities designed to develop and improve your experience and prospects.

Information for international students

Fees and funding

For information related to fees and funding, please visit the individual course page on the Keele University website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MBA
    full time
    12-24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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