Kent Business School

Making connections/ Impacting futures


Enhancing employability

Kent Business School is continually ranked among the UK's top 30 business schools.

We aim to enhance your student experience and accelerate your career prospects

You will gain much more than an academic qualification when you graduate from Kent Business School. In today’s business climate employers are increasingly demanding more from new employees, we are therefore proud that they continually target our graduates for their organisations across the globe. Employers respect our robust teaching and reputation for delivering international business expertise, leading global research and an outstanding international learning experience.

From the moment you start with us, our efforts are focused on helping you gain the knowledge, skills and experience you need to thrive in an increasingly competitive workplace.

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Widening Experience

Kent Business School has excellent relationships and links with many of the world’s top organisations, Partners and other leading academic institutions to provide many ways to widen your experiences to increase employability. You can also attend or take part in regularly hosted events that all contribute to your student experience by applying academic theory to real business situations.

  • Student Implant Scheme
  • Professional work placements
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • The student-led Business Society
  • Student enterprise
  • Careers workshops
  • Work-based projects
  • Workshops
  • Seminars with guest lecturers from top international organisations
  • Networking opportunities
  • Real projects for organisations

Professional work placements and 1 year in industry

Professional work placements are a critical part of the Undergraduate degree programme, they enable you to understand real world challenges of today’s businesses and find out the latest concepts in business thinking, whilst gaining invaluable knowledge and experience. We have connections and links with many global organisations that are willing to offer our students work placements to enhance their learning and support them through their placement.

By taking a full year in industry, you will get a deeper understanding of how your chosen field of study operates within industry. You will leave with your degree and the experience that employers are seeking, having a clearer perception of the current challenges your industry faces.

Our Graduates in demand

Kent Business School students have a top class track record for employability as our recent results show that over 90% of our students are either employed or in further study six months after graduation.

We place emphasis on education for today’s world of business which ensures our graduates are consistently targeted by leading global organisations for the depth and quality of study, knowledge and practical skills they acquire, as commanded by leading international employers, together with our prominence in providing education and real world skills for real world business.

Although many of our graduates are sought after by global employers, others go on to start their own enterprise or continue studies in their areas of interest, choosing to deepen and develop their expertise in further taught masters or research based degrees.

This is a small section of top global companies that employ our graduates:

  • Apple
  • Bloomberg
  • Boeing
  • Christian Dior
  • Citibank
  • Danone
  • Deloitte
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Ericsson
  • Ernst & Young
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • HSBC
  • IBM
  • Kimberley Clark
  • Lloyds of London
  • Pricewaterhouse Coopers
  • Tata Group
  • Walt Disney Corporation

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Supportive Learning Environment

However, whatever your chosen career path, even if you are still unsure, you will have the continued support of professional careers staff and support team who will ensure you are equipped with the academic excellence and the finest skill set to enjoy success.

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Last Updated: 06/09/2012