At Keele University, we’re different. Nestled in 600 acres of countryside in the heart of the UK, we have a big campus but a small and cosmopolitan community. We proudly rank 1st for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey for the last three years. This is because it’s more than green and lovely, it’s a place of research and academic excellence too. This course asks you to reflect critically on current issues society, applying what you learn about business and politics, to challenge received wisdom, and to think for yourself about how the theories you encounter help you understand the world around you. Business and Politics are of vital importance to all of us in our daily lives, and studying them at Keele emphasises critical thinking and how knowledge crosses over traditional subject boundaries. These subjects examine fundamental choices about the ways in which economic organisations function, how societies are organised and the way we are governed. It is about dealing with the impact of big issues such as Brexit, the environment and human rights. You’ll explore ideas and debates in organisational behaviour, accounting, marketing, and human resource management, including decision making behaviour across the private and public sectors. Your degree will be geared towards applying practical, problem solving skills to these issues. You’ll learn to reflect broadly on situations and to contextually apply what you know, whether it be how to analyse a market for products or how to run a campaign for election. You can tailor your studies to your interests, whether theoretical or oriented to specific issues. Keele enjoys high rates of graduate employment, where in 2016, were recognised nationally as 1st for employability in the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey. You’ll graduate as a confident, analytical thinker – a skill very much in demand among employers. You’ll be interested in this course if you’d like to pursue a career in management or self-employment. You might work as a politician’s assistant, a researcher for an MP or think-tank, or a public-affairs consultant. You could work in the civil service, in local government, or for a campaigning or lobbying group.