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Foundation in Business

Program Overview

This programme is designed to allow you to reach your full potential, and progress into accounting, business, management, or marketing related degrees at Keele University.


  • Two Semesters


  • January 2024
  • September 2024


  • Keele University International College

Business related degrees open a gateway into the exciting and fast-paced world of multinational enterprises, global business and finance. You will gain a solid grounding in the major areas of international business to pursue a rewarding career in an increasingly changing and globalised economy.

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Foundation Modules

Foundation in Business:

Semester 1:

  • English for Academic Study 1
  • Mathematics 1
  • Introduction to Media and Communication
  • Academic and Digital Skills

Semester 2:

  • English for Academic Study 1
  • Research skills
  • Economics
  • Business Studies



Keele Business School is located in a state-of-the-art, multi-million pound facility complete with 220-seat lecture theatre, a ‘think lab’ study space, data laboratory, cafe and business lounge. Home to accounting, business management, economics, finance, HRM, international business, management and marketing programmes, Keele Business School is the first to be located on a Science Park.

As well as new teaching spaces, the building is unique in that it is also home to the Smart Innovation Hub, a project part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), which includes space and support programmes for innovation-led businesses, providing opportunities for students and staff to work collaboratively with entrepreneurs and business owners, gaining invaluable networks and experience.

The computer laboratories are equipped with industry-leading software such as Bloomberg, STATA, Thomson Reuters and Sage Accounting Software, providing you with an opportunity to gain valuable practical IT experience.

Why Business at Keele?
  • No.1 in the UK for Business Studies – National Student Survey, 2020
  • Work placement year – opportunities to boost your employability (restrictions apply)
  • Opportunities to study abroad – gain vital skills and increase your employability
Career Opportunities

96% of Keele graduates were in a job or further study within six months of graduating (DLHE, 2017)

You might choose to work in management consultancy, IT, banking, import/export, sales, marketing or logistics, or to use your transferable skills to an indirectly related career of your choice. Equally you might choose to go on to study for a postgraduate qualification.

Previous employers our graduates have gone on to work at:

  • Connect Futures
  • Dow Jones
  • HSBC
  • National Express Limited
  • Santander
  • THB
  • TSB
  • NHS
  • Three
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • National Crime Agency
  • Deutsche Bank
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