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100% online MBA Finance

Apply by: 19 December 2023
To begin: 9 January 2024
  • 180 credits
  • 2 years part-time
Fulfil your potential as a leader in finance. Study an MBA with a university renowned for excellent teaching, research and student satisfaction

This is Keele:

  • 100% online MBA within 24 months
  • Britain’s best university,as ranked by students*
  • Top 3 in the UK for postgraduate business courses**
  • 80% of research ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’***
  • £10,800 total fees with option to pay per module
  • Keele alumni discount available
  • *No. 1 in the UK, Student Crowd University Awards, 2022
    **PTES 2019
    ***Latest Research Excellence Framework

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A prestigious MBA to set you apart as a leader in finance

The 100% MBA Finance from Keele University is designed for leaders and aspiring leaders with ambitions to progress to more senior and strategic roles, as well as for professionals who wish to succeed in leadership roles that involve managing, motivating and galvanising financial and accounting professionals. The Keele Business School MBA Finance has been created to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours to successfully lead in an ethical, sustainable and transformational way, in national and international business or in financial management. It is designed to improve your understanding of real-world technical finance and develop your ability to ask the right questions, fully understand the answers and know how to respond to them.

A 100% online MBA Finance that combines flexibility with a collaborative learning experience

One of the key benefits of the online MBA Finance is that it can be studied and completed from anywhere in the world, on mobile or desktop devices, with no need to ever be on campus for face-to-face sessions. The flexible programme design means that you can study at the times that suit you and can fit your studies around full-time work and family commitments, removing the barriers that might otherwise hold you back from achieving your ambitions.

With six starts a year, you’re not restricted to the traditional academic year and can begin your studies within weeks.

What you will learn

You will develop the ability to employ strategic, critical and creative thinking to successfully navigate the complex challenges of the modern workplace. This Master of Business Administration is structured to enable reflective learning, incorporating an exploration of your own experiences and challenges in professional environments and building on this with peer-to-peer case studies, engagement and learning.

This postgraduate degree develops a holistic understanding of successful leadership and develops management skills for fast-moving environments as well as specialist knowledge and understanding of how to interrogate, interpret, strategise and lead in professional banking and finance contexts.

A finance MBA from a university lauded for teaching and research excellence

Fundamental to what makes Keele different is our academic excellence in both teaching and research. In the latest Research Excellence Framework, 80% of our research was rated ‘world leading’ or of ‘international importance’. This is a product of the fact that many Keele academics are leading experts in their field, carrying out research that is pushing the boundaries for positive change in a variety of global issues. They work closely with industry partners to develop academic content that is specifically geared towards career progression and success in leadership positions.

Entry requirements for home and international students

  • You should normally have, or be about to complete, a 2:2 undergraduate degree (or international equivalent) and a minimum of three years of relevant work experience
  • Alternatively, we would accept a Master’s degree (or equivalent) with a minimum of two years of work experience.
  • We may also consider applicants who do not hold an undergraduate degree or equivalent but who can demonstrate 5 years of experience in a managerial or leadership capacity.

If you earned your undergraduate degree outside the UK, you should check that it is equivalent to a 2:2.

English language requirements

If English isn’t your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:

  • IELTS at 6.0 overall with no individual component below 5.5
  • TOEFL overall minimum 79
  • PTE Academic overall minimum 50
  • Cambridge (CAE & CPE) overall 169 with minimum scores of 162 in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking
  • Duolingo with 95 overall including minimum 85 in each element
  • A degree qualification taught in English and completed within the last two years

Technical requirements

As these programmes are delivered 100% online, you will be required to have access to a desktop computer or laptop, with an up-to-date operating system and the ability to use an up-to-date web browser such Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. 

Canvas LMS Browser and Computer Requirements 

Programme Start dates

Next start date: 9 January 2024
Documents deadline: 2 January 2024
Application deadline: 19 December 2023


Total MBA fees: £10,800
Per 15-credit module fee: £900

If you are based in the UK or the EU, you may be eligible for a government postgraduate loan to cover the full course fees.

Keele alumni discount: if you have successfully completed an undergraduate degree at Keele, you are eligible for a 10% tuition fees reduction, reducing total fees payable to £9,720.

You pay tuition fees for each module taken, either module-by-module or in full at the start of your course.

If you pay module-by-module, you will pay in instalments of £900.


Top 3 in the UK for postgraduate business courses (PTES 2019)
Top 10 in England for Business Studies (National Student Survey 2019)
Top 10 in England for Finance (National Student Survey 2019)
96% Graduate Employability (HESA - Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2017)

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