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. Keele’s Finance and Marketing degree brings together two exciting and important subjects into one combined study programme. Both subjects are taught by research experts within our internationally recognised Management School. You will graduate with an excellent academic grounding for a number of lucrative careers in banking and financial services, marketing or business. The Finance modules on this course will provide you with a framework for understanding real world and theoretical financial markets, risk and investment. You will consider ways of interpreting and presenting financial information by using industry standard software such as Bloomberg in our dedicated computer laboratory. In the Marketing modules, you will explore markets, brands and consumers, appreciate their behaviours and learn how to understand and communicate with them. You will learn about branding strategies and digital marketing and understand how to plan and implement successful marketing campaigns. You can further gain practical experience and apply your learning by opting to take a placement year between years two and three of your studies. Giving you the chance to experience organisational life for yourself, the placement is ideal for honing vital communication and team-working skills for future employment. 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. Your Finance and Marketing degree from Keele will prepare you for a wide choice of careers. You might choose to work in a field directly related to either finance or marketing or to use your transferable skills to do something different. Career options for you would include working as an investment analyst, financial trader, market researcher, PR, management consultant, banker, investment banker, chartered or management accountant or journalist. You could also decide to undertake postgraduate study in either subject.