The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T +44 (0)1227 764000
Why Kent Business School?
A European location, an international experience
We have over 21 year’s experience of delivering high quality international business degrees and our students graduate with specialist expertise to meet the challenges of today’s businesses.
Our global research excellence underpins and enhances all of our teaching, as evidenced in our programmes which deliver real world skills and practices that employers demand, combined with strong links and connections to international and European organisations, which together provide a unique and truly international business education.
The Kent Experience
Kent Business School is set within the University of Kent’s Canterbury campus which overlooks the historic city of Canterbury, amid stunning English countryside and close to invigorating coastlines You can enjoy the City’s history and culture, being located close to Canterbury’s city centre – ideal to take in its vibrant heritage, stunning world-famous architecture, cricket grounds, cinema and theatre, high quality shopping and entertainment as well as many pubs and restaurants. Canterbury has been named as the safest city for students in England and Wales by The Complete University Guide.
Close to London, close to Europe
Ideally located in Kent, the ‘Garden of England’ yet conveniently close with easy access into London. Canterbury is connected to the Capital within 60 minutes on the new high speed rail link, routes into Europe from the Port of Dover and the Eurotunnel Terminal at Folkestone are 30 minutes away from Canterbury. Gatwick Airport is 1 hour drive, all making Kent Business School very easily internationally accessible.
A place to connect, a space to develop
Our School has an ideal environment for study with high quality business facilities, just a short walk from the sports centre. We provide an idyllic purpose-built facility, conducive to your learning and development. Kent Business School is well designed and spacious with executive seminar and lecture rooms. There is also a large airy reception lounge which is ideal for meeting fellow students for a coffee or holding a business networking reception.
Our research excellence
Our world-class research drives the excellence of the Business school as it underpins and enhances all of our teaching. Our research active international teaching staff, all experts in their field of study, renowned for their global expertise in research, supported in their publications and leading journals worldwide will guide and support your learning, not just about current best practice in your chosen field of study, but into the latest business thinking and emerging new concepts and theories.
Highly Ranked in the UK
Kent Business School is continually ranked among the top 30 business schools in the UK as confirmed by The Sunday Times Good University Guide, The Guardian University Guide and the NSS for our degree programmes, standard and quality of international teaching as well as our commitment to enhancing our student’s employability. Our accreditations are the kite mark of global quality. We are a Member of European Foundation for Management Development (EMFD) and the Association of Business Schools (ABS). The Kent MBA is an AMBA accredited programme.
Our graduates in demand
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 means our graduates are 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.
Developing your employability
We are currently rated in the top 5 UK business schools for our Business and Management Graduation students’ employment prospects in 2012 Guardian University Guide. The Business School presents a wealth of opportunities for you to gain much more than your valuable business degree.
We have strong connections with many global organisations, and provide chances for you to network with them and acquire useful connections to enable you to enhance your student experience and increase your employability. We hold events or activities with such organisations and associations that will also benefit your learning experience and enhance your future career prospects.
We provide ideal facilities in an international learning environment for you to forge associations with friends and colleagues whilst at the School and after graduation, as part of the Kent Business School alumni, which will remain with you long after you graduate and may provide assistance in your future career.
Our corporate connections
Our well established relationships with international, national and regional businesses means we have the commitment and capability to provide real world skills and the latest business knowledge through a range of activities held at the School, as well as offering you ‘real life’ projects and current business challenges. We are proud of our corporate links and connections with organisations such as BBC, Barclays, Cummins, HSBC, The Bank of England, and Kent County Council, and our connections with dunnhumby – an international expert in ‘relevance marketing’ – means our students have access to the UK’s largest consumer database.