Keele University

Degree level: Postgraduate

International Business (Taught)

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Course summary

On our MSc, whether to help you understand other cultures or how to negotiate different trade models and complex legalities, your learning is grounded in real-world practice. We’ll share case studies from our own research and take advantage of our excellent corporate links to organise study trips, guest speakers and ‘live’ projects to grow your experience. Why choose this course?

  • Keele is ranked 3rd in the UK for business by the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES 2019)
  • Boost your employability by gaining an international perspective and a broader world view to solve commercial challenges
  • Taught by an international faculty who share their latest research on diverse topics such as operation management systems in Toyota, entrepreneurship in Chinese SMEs, equality and diversity, and sustainable consumption
  • Our Grand Challenges lecture series invites speakers to provide fresh perspectives on the political, ethical and intellectual problems we face as a world today
  • Our graduates work in a variety of roles, from junior analysts to senior lending officers and assistant managers, for large multinational corporations and SMEs
Ongoing developments in IT, transport and communications have accelerated the pace of globalisation leading to increased interconnectedness of national economies and an integration of markets in the world’s economy. Employers, large and small, need managers who can see the big picture when it comes to spotting opportunities and solving business issues, who understand the impact of different cultures, markets and geographies. Grounded in theory and practice, our MSc focuses on developing your understanding of business and management within a global context, offering a deep insight into areas such as strategic management, cultural management issues, ethical and environmental issues and international value chains. Referring to real-life business examples and hearing direct from practitioners, you’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of the strategic and tactical challenges of operating internationally when confronted with, for example, mergers and acquisitions or foreign direct investment. About Keele Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university. We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.


For information regarding modules for this course, please visit the course page on the Keele University website.

Entry requirements

You will need at least a 2:2 honours degree or overseas equivalent qualification in any subject to be able to apply to study this course. If you have appropriate professional qualifications or relevant work experience you may also be considered. Applicants will need to provide 1 academic reference. The English Language entry requirement for International students is at least IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each subtest.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Information relating to the tuition fees and funding options for this course can be viewed on the Keele University website.
International Business at Keele University - UCAS