The Kent MBA - MBA


Fast-track your career by choosing Kent Business School’s AMBA and CMI accredited MBA programme.

The Kent MBA provides students with the knowledge and skills to become transformational leaders with innovative mindsets, who understand and can embed responsible management for the advancement of local and global communities.

As a student of the Kent MBA, you are encouraged to think, question and find solutions alongside academic staff, organisations and fellow students. The Kent MBA programme builds upon three pillars; Observe, create and practice. The Kent MBA will allow you to understand organisations and the context in which they operate (observe), help you to re-interpret these organisational frameworks (create), and consolidate and apply this acquired knowledge to your own organisation (practice).

We combine rigorous business theory with relevant practical application, using:

  • A Case Study-based Teaching Method
  • A European Study Tour
  • Consultancy and Negotiation Skills Week
  • Business Start-Up Week
  • Business Skills
  • Business Simulation
  • 1 to 1 Executive Coaching
  • Guest Speaker Series (in collaboration with various organisations and clubs)

Throughout the programme you engage with organisations; small, medium and large, regional to multinational, to test theories immediately in real-world situations. You will connect with strategic thinkers with commercial flair and global perspectives. The connections you make during this time will be with you for life.

As a student on The Kent MBA, you also have the opportunity to gain the Chartered Management Institute’s (CMI) Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership alongside your degree.

Our MBA is based on our Canterbury campus. It is designed so that full-time and part-time students can study together and learn from each other. The course brings together creative minds and experienced managers who are keen to make a difference. Our intimate class size offers an environment fostering discussion and networking, led by internationally recognised scholars from around the world and by our network of successful and innovative practitioners.

You can develop an entrepreneurial outlook, an international perspective as well as a commitment to responsible management. You will also benefit from a range of value-added experiences, such as master classes and opportunities to study a language.

Kent Business School has joined forces with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) to give you the opportunity to gain, alongside the Kent MBA, the CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership on the successful completion of your studies.


CMI HE Partner


The CMI is committed to excellence in management and leadership. The CMI qualification is highly sought after by employers. Students benefit from access to Management Direct and the CMI mentoring scheme.

AMBA Accredited


AMBA represents the highest standard of achievement in postgraduate business education and is awarded to only the best MBA programmes into works. Employers recognise it as an assurance of global quality.

Senior Leader Master's Degree Apprenticeship (Level 7)

The Senior Leader apprenticeship is underpinned by The Kent MBA.

The apprenticeship standard has been developed by a group of employers and approved by the government to ensure that apprenticeships are delivered and assessed consistently. It outlines the skills, knowledge and behaviours required of the apprentice.

To be eligible for the Senior Leadership Apprenticeship, it is expected that you have management responsibility, which includes formal governance/director responsibilities, and you are responsible for direction and vision, providing a clear sense of purpose and driving strategic intent. Operating as an inclusive leader, you are responsible for developing ethical, innovative and supportive cultures with the ability to deliver results.

Each apprenticeship is tailored to the needs of you (the apprentice) and your employer. 

For further information contact: E: / T: 01634 888456 or 888467

Please do not use the online application to apply for the Senior Leadership Apprenticeship,

Attend an MBA Briefing

MBA Briefings are held regularly. We personalise the information you receive about the Kent MBA and how it may impact your career and indeed your life. We also give you advice on gaining ‘buy in’ from your employer. All briefing sessions are held at Kent Business School, Canterbury campus.

If you are interested in attending an MBA Briefing, please let us know. View dates and register.

You can also arrange a personal meeting with the MBA Programme Director, Professor Thanos Papadopoulos.

Funding opportunities

The Business School has a wide range of funding opportunities for postgraduate students, which include Scholarships, Bursaries, and the KBS Early Bird Scheme. The Early Bird equates to a 10% discount on tuition fees.

The Kent MBA scholarships include:

  • Women in Leadership Scholarship
  • Leaders in Sustainability Scholarship
  • SME Entrepreneur and Innovator Scholarship

For more information on funding available from the University of Kent, please visit the Student Funding page.

Exchange partners

Kent Business School has excellent links with business schools globally, including in China, USA, Hong Kong, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden and Italy. Our wide array of exchange partners give you the opportunity to gain international experience. Our partners are committed to enhancing their international outlook while providing excellent teaching. You will gain invaluable work experience, develop your understanding of a new culture and improve your language skills.

Our exchange partners include these top ranked institutions amongst others:

  • University of Technology, Sydney
  • Renmin University of China, School of Business
  • University of Hong Kong
  • Neoma Business School
  • Freie Universitat Berlin
  • University of Florence
  • IE Madrid University
  • Stockholm Business School
  • Georgetown University.

Kent Business School (KBS)

With over 25 years’ experience delivering business education, Kent Business School is a leading UK business school, both for the standard of our teaching and student satisfaction. Our portfolio of postgraduate programmes demonstrates the breadth and depth of our expertise. Academic research and links with global business inform our teaching, ensuring a curriculum that is relevant and current. We also hold a number of accreditations by professional bodies.

Studying at Kent Business School (KBS) gives you the opportunity to increase your employability with real-life case studies, a student council and a business society. We have strong links to local and national organisations providing opportunities for projects, internships and graduate placements. The School attracts many high-profile speakers from industry and last year included visits and lectures from staff of the Bank of England, BAE Systems, Barclays, Lloyds Insurance, Cummins, Delphi and Kent County Council.

The School currently has around 60 PhD students, who form a dynamic and close-knit research community.

Student profiles

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

A good honours degree (minimum 2:2) from the UK or an equivalent internationally recognised qualification.  

Exceptions will be considered for senior managers with more than ten years’ managerial work experience. 

Applicants without an honours degree may also be considered on the basis of relevant experience or professional qualifications.

A minimum of three years’ full-time managerial work experience is required. 

An individual interview with the Programme Director will form part of the selection process.

All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and relevant experience may also be taken into account when considering applications. 

International students

Please see our International website for entry requirements by country and other relevant information. Due to visa restrictions, international fee-paying students cannot study part-time unless undertaking a distance or blended-learning programme with no on-campus provision.

English language entry requirements

The University requires all non-native speakers of English to reach a minimum standard of proficiency in written and spoken English before beginning a postgraduate degree. 

For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages. 

Need help with English?

Applicants who are required to meet an English language condition may be able to study a pre-sessional course in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.


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Course structure

Duration: 1 year full-time, 2 to 3 years part-time

The Kent MBA can be studied in one year of full-time study, or part-time over two to three years. As a part-time student you join current full-time students on week long programme modules.


The course structure below provides a sample of the modules available for this programme.

The following modules are offered to our current students. This listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation:

Compulsory modules currently include

The objective of this module is for participants to understand the nature of effective leadership in the context of a complex and dynamic organisational environment. Participants will acquire the practical, communication and negotiation skills that they need to become effective leaders. They will engage in several negotiation exercises, which will serve as common touchstones toward understanding the negotiation process. Effective leadership is also about understanding what motivates and inspires people to perform at their best. Thus, participants will critically evaluate alternative HRM approaches to unleashing the productive potential of employees for superior organisational performance and to managing organisational change effectively.

Find out more about CB9062

This module adopts the perspective of studying Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and sustainability management within the context of corporate strategy. Using lectures, case study illustrations and content analysis, practice-oriented class exercises and group presentations, the module's learning and teaching objectives are intended to provide students with a broad range of technical and general skills areas.

Find out more about CB9085

This module focuses on the nature and importance of business and management modelling in practice and looks at how to use modern quantitative techniques and tools to analyse managerial problems.

Topics may include:

- Analysing complex decisions: How to determine optimal strategies in situations involving several decision alternatives.

- The use of statistical models in practice such as forecasting and regression

- The applications of suitable management science models for Marketing, Finance and Production management, among others.

- Transportation and Networks Design: Transportation systems, Assignment problem, Shortest Route (e.g., ambulance service routing), Maximum Flow (e.g., shipping), Minimum Spanning Tree (computer/telephone networks).

- Managing Complex Projects: Planning large projects, Resource scheduling, Cost scheduling.

- Modelling waiting lines in practice (e.g., commercial/transportation service systems).

Find out more about CB9088

Delivering Innovation is an exploration of the conception, creation and diffusion of new products and services within modern economies. It examines the many challenges faced by firms and others in the process and the solutions and management practices that have been developed to deal with potential innovation barriers. The module also explores the evolving nature of innovation itself and outlines how firms and others can benefit from new and different forms of emerging opportunity.

Find out more about CB9099

The module will introduce various tools for conducting financial analyses that will support management decision-making. There will be emphasis on the relevance of each tool in the context of decision-making and assumed objectives. There will be emphasis given to discussions on the interpretations of outcomes, the complex interrelationships involved and the implications of an uncertain decision-making environment.

Although further development of numerical competency is likely to be one outcome of this module it is not a key focus. The module has been designed to capture the financial perspective of Strategic thinking that underlies management decision-making.

The module will include macro and micro focuses for decision-making, as well as considering the necessary adjustments for the risky environments in which mangers operate.

Find out more about CB9143

The module will cover a variety of aspects focusing on the global environment and the way firms interact either as multinational organisations or uni-national organisations that compete with multinationals. It will cover the following areas:

- Globalisation and the global business environment

- Global strategies and its determinants

- Building a global organisation through the successful creation of new ventures

- Risk analysis, country risk, political risk institutional environment and organisational responses

- Non-market strategies

- Ethics and corporate social responsibility in the global context

- Managing strategic Innovation and change

Find out more about CB9144

The Business skills and Personal Development programme provides a firm foundation for continuing managerial development within your chosen career. The programme will help you enhance your business skills, define your career goals and create a personalised career action plan. It also offers you the opportunity to acquire life-skills to attain the jobs that are relevant to your career plan immediately after graduation and in the future.

The module comprises the following activities:

Business Skills:

-Consultancy Week

-Business Simulation

Personal Development:


-1 to 1 executive coaching

-Careers and Employability, and volunteering events

-International trip

-Guest Speaker Series (in collaboration with various organisations and clubs)

Find out more about CB9163

The focus of the module is on the strategic aspects of managing people within an organisational context. Specifically, the module will focus on the following key topic areas:

Human resource management, strategy, and corporate performance

Managing and motivating individual and group performance

Employee engagement, involvement and participation

Managing diversity

Employee resourcing

Employee relations

Job and work design

Organisational design and development

Individual development and careers

Managing knowledge and talent in organisations

Ethical and sustainable approaches to people management

Find out more about CB941

The focus of the module is to look at the importance of customer orientation, its strategic and operational role in gaining competitive advantage together with the interrelationship between operations and marketing. The module will focus on the following key topics:

The management of processes in:

* Services

* Manufacturing

Key processes in operations management, including:

- Fitting operations into the organisation's strategy

- Competing through operations

- New Product and process design and analysis

- Supply network design and performance

- Capacity management

- Quality Improvement towards excellence

- Project management

- Sustainable operations management

- The application of information technology in operations

Find out more about CB943

The curriculum aims at providing the students with the latest thinking and practice in strategic marketing and communications, with a particular twist on marketing of innovation, and growth and sustainable performance of firms. Topics will typically include:

• Company marketing analysis and planning

• Segmentation, targeting, positioning and marketing mix

• Product/services, branding and product packaging decisions

• Brand/product and market portfolios and positioning of individual brands/products

• Rejuvenating the Product/Brand Portfolio, new product development /elimination decisions

• Distribution issues

• Market research methods/approaches. Deciding on innovation/new product attributes

• Consumer behaviour theories and relevant topics including CSR and responsible management

• Strategic Communications - Integrated communications strategy

• Risk and marketing communications: Transparency, trust, risk/ hazards, crises and their management

• Stakeholders and stakeholder management and Critical Systems Heuristics

Find out more about CB944

In this module the nature of entrepreneurship and the importance of entrepreneurship for the vitality of a national economy with specific emphasis on the UK and European context will be discussed. This module is hands-on in nature and the focus is on experiential learning. Through a simulation game, students gain an understanding of the complexity of initiating a business, the array of decisions that are required based on incomplete information, and the dynamic and competitive nature of the marketplace in which new products and services are introduced. Using simulation as an educational tool, students engage in entrepreneurial core activities: Identifying and exploiting market opportunities.

Much attention will be paid to the concept of business models, the search for an appropriate business model and the validation of business models. This module also features voices from the world of entrepreneurship, i.e. entrepreneurs that speak to students in class and interaction with entrepreneurs through visits to start-ups.

A critical aspect of any entrepreneurial activity is the acquisition of resources, primarily financial and human resources. Different alternative funding mechanisms will be discussed. In addition, various strategies will be highlighted to profit from an innovation created by entrepreneurs.

Further, we discuss the internationalisation aspects of entrepreneurship, and strategies to internationalize new ventures. Finally, the module stresses that entrepreneurial activity may not only occur through individual efforts by entrepreneurs, but may also occur in existing corporate settings.

Find out more about CB887

Compulsory modules currently include

This module provides the opportunity for students to diagnose and investigate a complex business issue, to locate the work within the body of contemporary knowledge, to collect and analyse data, to derive supportable conclusions and to make practical and actionable recommendations. There are three options for the business report: consultancy report (problem), analyst report (company or sector overview), and entrepreneur's report (business plan).

The applied nature of the report requires a critical evaluative approach, empirical investigation and analysis and a combination of business report writing skills. It requires reflection on the implications for business from an ethical, professional and continuous professional development standpoint, including an account of what has been learned during the project and how this can be applied in the future.

Find out more about CB9039

Teaching and assessment

The programme involves a taught and a project component. The taught programme is assessed by a mixture of coursework assignments throughout the year, as well as online tests, evaluation of contributions to discussions, presentation and group work.

Programme aims

This programme aims to:

  • educate individuals to act as innovative, entrepreneurial, ethical and responsible managers to improve the quality of management as a profession
  • provide career development opportunities for those with management experience, enhancing your business knowledge and understanding and professional competence
  • give you a range of cognitive, critical and intellectual skills, research skills and relevant personal and interpersonal skills
  • enhance quantitative, financial, and analytical skills to enable you to set and prioritise objectives, prepare, implement and monitor plans for the achievement of corporate objectives in the light of available and required resources
  • bring scholarly and critical insights to bear on the subjects, activities and processes associated with the innovative, ethical and sustainable leadership and management of organisations
  • support national and regional economic success via the development opportunities offered by the programme, including those related to an understanding of international business practices
  • build on the close ties of the University with European institutions and elsewhere internationally, fostering cross-cultural understanding
  • provide leadership development and collaborative opportunities informed by high quality, rigorous and relevant research and scholarship

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding

You will gain knowledge and understanding of:

  • the impact of environmental forces on organisations including: legal systems; demographics; ethical, economic, environmental, social and technological change issues
  • processes and problems of general management at the operational and strategic level
  • the concepts, processes and institutions in the production and marketing of goods and/or services and the financing of business enterprise or other forms of organisation
  • the concepts and applications of accounting, of quantitative methods, and management information systems including digital innovation
  • the management and development of people and the management of innovation and change within organisations; organisational theory, behaviour; industrial/employee relations, HRM, change management, interpersonal and intercultural communications
  • business research methods and consultancy skills
  • socio-economic conditions for business
  • the development of appropriate business policies and strategies within a global changing context to meet stakeholder interests and their translation into effective performance
  • a range of contemporary and pervasive issues which may change over time, such as innovation, entrepreneurship, creativity and enterprise, e-commerce, knowledge management, globalisation
  • leadership and entrepreneurship processes in different organisational contexts
  • an understanding of the impact of sustainability, ethics and risk management on business decision making and performance
  • the international dimension, including political risk and contemporary processes of regionalisation, emerging markets, global governance and globalisation.  

Intellectual skills

You develop intellectual skills in:

  • critical thinking and creativity; managing creative processes in self and others; organising thoughts; analysis, synthesis, critical appraisal
  • learning through reflection on practice and experience
  • analytic skills necessary for the analysis of problems and the identification of appropriate solutions
  • ability to plan, work and study independently and use resources in a way which reflects best current practice and anticipated future practice
  • integrative capability to communicate and co-ordinate or eventually lead a team of multifunctional specialists

Subject-specific skills

You gain subject-specific skills in:

  • problem solving and decision making; using appropriate decision techniques including identifying, formulating and solving business problems; the ability to create, identify and evaluate options; the ability to implement and review decisions
  • numeracy and quantitative skills including the use of models of business situations; qualitative research skills
  • leadership, entrepreneurship, and performance management: selecting appropriate leadership style for situations; setting targets, motivating, monitoring performance, coaching, mentoring continuous improvement
  • ethical and value management, applying ethical and organisational values to situations and choices.
  • appreciation of the role of senior management in any of the key functional areas of organisations and a potential ability to take on such a role within business
  • ability to research, identify, find, record, organise and manipulate knowledge and innovative ideas relevant to the development and management of organisations
  • ability to identify and deploy relevant resources for the achievement of organisational objectives, the creation of new ventures, the implementation of innovation, and the benefit of organizations, stakeholders, and society
  • ability to initiate and manage innovation and change by the development of an awareness of threats, a perception of opportunities and a readiness to reconsider current practice rather than simply repeating past patterns

Transferable skills

You will gain the following transferable skills:

  • information and knowledge; scanning and organising data; abstracting meaning from information and sharing knowledge
  • effective use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • two-way communication: listening, negotiating and persuading or influencing others; oral and written communication, using a range of media, including the preparation of business reports
  • personal effectiveness: self-awareness and self-management; time management; sensitivity to diversity in people, in different situations, and cross-cultural settings, understanding the importance of globalization; the ability to continue learning
  • lead in the achievement of organizational goals, contributing effectively within a team environment
  • understand the complexities of business ethics in a global environment and act with integrity


The 2020/21 annual tuition fees for this programme are:

  • Home/EU full-time £21940
  • International full-time £21940
  • Home/EU part-time £10970
  • International part-time £10970

For details of when and how to pay fees and charges, please see our Student Finance Guide.

For students continuing on this programme fees will increase year on year by no more than RPI + 3% in each academic year of study except where regulated.* If you are uncertain about your fee status please contact

Additional costs

General additional costs

Find out more about general additional costs that you may pay when studying at Kent. 


Search our scholarships finder for possible funding opportunities. You may find it helpful to look at both:

Chevening scholarships

This programme attracts many applications from Chevening scholars. Chevening is the UK Government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders, and Kent is a Chevening partner. 

For details of the funding available, see our Chevening Scholarships page.

The Complete University Guide

In The Complete University Guide 2020, the University of Kent was ranked in the top 10 for research intensity. This is a measure of the proportion of staff involved in high-quality research in the university.

Please see the University League Tables 2020 for more information.

Independent rankings

In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, we were placed 25th (out of 101 institutions) in the UK for research intensity in business and management studies and 98% of our research was judged to be of international quality. The School’s environment was judged to be conducive to supporting the development of research of international excellence.

The School was also ranked 24th for its breadth and depth of research across the whole community of research active staff by the Association of Business Schools.

Research areas

Research activities at Kent Business School are broadly organised into six areas;

Our Accounting group has an international reputation for its research on public sector critical accounting and accounting history. Recent topics include privatisation, health and new public management.

The Finance group addresses academically interesting and practical contemporary issues in finance and banking. Staff pursue research in several areas, including: derivatives pricing and risk management; financial econometrics; international banking; financial regulation; corporate finance; asset pricing and real-estate modelling.

Our Management Science group covers a wide range of research areas in Operational Research and Systems Thinking. These include research in the area of logistics including green logistics and network security with a special emphasis on the innovative design and analysis of heuristic and exact optimisation, DEA, operation management, multi-variate analysis, biometrics, multi-methodology and Soft OR/Systems. The group is now a member of NATCOR.

Research in our Marketing group cuts across four main domains including, marketing strategy and performance; product development and innovation; buyer behaviour; and the management of supply (value) chains and market delivery systems. Projects cover a wide range of themes ranging from the marketing department’s influence on organisational performance, determinants of marketing innovation, brand and product development success, and pricing, advertising and distribution effectiveness, to marketing information/decision-support systems utilisation, value co-creation by open innovation, and consumer evaluation and processing of product communications.

Research in our People, Management and Organisation group examines themes in the areas of employment relations, human resource management, organisational behaviour and leadership. The group covers a wide range of research, including employment relationships, the role of social partners, the effects of skills, technology and culture on the world of work, employee engagement, and the role of leadership.

Research in our Strategy and International Business group focuses on strategic alliances, non-market strategies, performance management, business in emerging economies, international strategy, management of multinational enterprises and corporate social responsibility.

For more information, see our Applied Research Centres:

For further information see the Kent Business School website.

Staff research interests

Full details of staff research interests can be found on the School's website.

Dr Adolf Acquaye : Reader in Sustainability

Development and application of sustainability frameworks and models used to inform business practice, sustainability research and policies for a sustainable and low carbon society.

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Professor Fragkiskos Filippaios : Professor of International Business

Roles of subsidiaries of Multinational Enterprises. Location strategies of multinationals’ subsidiaries. Role of technology in the multinational group and empirical assessment of FDI.

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Duncan Finn : Lecturer in Financial Accounting

Main teaching interest is in Financial Accounting, relating the theory learnt in the classroom to the application of those theories within the commercial world.

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Professor Stephen Flowers : Professor of Management (Innovation)

Users and New Forms of Innovation. Professor Flowers has undertaken projects for the OECD, Tekes, the European Commission and the Institutet for Tllvaxtpolitiska Studier, Stockholm.

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Dr Michael Koch : Lecturer in HRM and Organisational Behaviour

Human Resource Strategy and its impact on employee attitudes.

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Professor Jesse O'Hanley : Professor of Environmental Systems Management

Development of optimisation and simulation techniques for environmental management, facility location, transportation, and logistics.

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Professor Thanos Papadopoulos : Professor of Management (Information Systems/Operations Management)

Operations and Information Management, with a focus on the strategic use of Information Systems for process improvements and sustainability within organisations and supply chains.

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Mrs Angela Ransley : Senior Lecturer in Finance and Financial Management

Financial management; The role of management accounting in decision making; Structures of corporate finance; Financial markets.

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Dr Maria Paola Scaparra : Professor in Management Science

Social partnerships between business and non-profit organisations. Sustainability and corporate social responsibility, the functional role of conflict in achieving sustainable social outcomes.

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Dr Zita Stone : Senior Lecturer in Management

Strategic management, international business management, European integration, corporate financing in Central and Eastern Europe, equity culture development and financial institutions.

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Professor George Chryssochoidis : Professor of Marketing

Responsible and effective business decision-making aiming to generate lessons for better management practices and public policy actions.

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We maintain close links with the corporate world and are committed to giving our students wide-ranging experiences across the spectrum of small, medium and large organisations in both the private and public sectors.

Corporates have direct access to our students through our case study programmes, internships, consultancies, guest lectures and executive in-residence sessions. Our effective corporate relationships guarantee you valuable exposure to the business world and provide organisations with the opportunity to work with and recruit talented future leaders.

We provide you with recruitment events, such as corporate presentations and on-campus interviews, actively supported by a robust platform of career-focused skills development throughout the programme.

Business Start-Up Week

The Business Start-up week is an opportunity for students to further enhance their understanding of the various systems required to create a successful start-up. There is a focus on team unity and collaboration; this synergetic culture is often attributed to both start-up and organisational success. During the Business Start-Up week students discuss ideas’ generation, creating content, start-up finance, fin-tech and investing in innovation, and finish by pitching their ideas to established entrepreneurs.

Professional recognition

The Kent MBA programme is accredited by The Association of MBAs (AMBA), the international impartial authority on postgraduate business education. An accreditation with AMBA is a global standard for MBA programmes worldwide.

In addition, the Kent MBA is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), giving you the opportunity to gain, alongside your MBA, the CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership on the successful completion of your studies. The CMI is committed to excellence in management and leadership and the CMI qualification is highly sought after by employers.

Kent Business School is a member of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS); and the Kent MBA is an Association of MBAs (AMBA) accredited programme.

In addition, KBS has accredited programmes with the following professional bodies:

    The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
    The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT)
    The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS)
    The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)
    The Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
    The Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA)
    The Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP)
    The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
    CFA Institute

KBS is a signatory of the United Nation's Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), which provides a global network for academic institutions to advance corporate sustainability and social responsibility.

Study support

Postgraduate resources

Kent Business School occupies the RIBA award winning building ‘Sibson’, a vibrant new campus destination. The state-of-the-art building offers a dedicated MBA suite and ASPIRE Lab Space, as well as IT suites, academic and research workspaces, three lecture theatres and social learning space, which encapsulate the School’s academic values and identity.

Each postgraduate student is assigned a specific member of academic staff who acts as your first point of contact throughout your studies. There is a lively postgraduate community at the School, with plenty of space to relax and interact with your fellow students and our academic staff.

Kent’s libraries offer over a million books, periodicals and journals, as well as subject-specific librarians to help you find the information you need. We also offer excellent teaching facilities with tailor-made specialist resources and access to a range of software packages used in quantitative analysis and finance.

An international focus

Kent Business School has more than 60 internationally recognised academics from 22 different countries. Most of our teaching faculty are involved with researching the latest issues in business and management, working with organisations to provide new insight for business leaders and policymakers. Their knowledge and findings feed into the programmes to ensure they are both cutting-edge and globally relevant.

Worldwide partnerships

Kent Business School has strong partnerships with leading academic institutions worldwide, including: Audencia Nantes School of Management (France), Hong Kong Baptist University, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, University Carlo Cattaneo (Italy), University of Ingolstadt, Bayern (Germany), City University of Hong Kong, University of Hong Kong, Renmin University of China, School of Business, IE University (Spain), Neoma Business School (France), EBS University of Business and Law (Germany).

Dynamic publishing culture

Staff publish regularly and widely in journals, conference proceedings and books. Among others, they have recently contributed to: Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money; International Journal of Finance & Economics; Journal of Banking and Finance; European Journal of Operational Research; Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting; Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control; European Journal of Finance; Journal of Asset Management; International Review of Financial Analysis.

Global Skills Award

All students registered for a taught Master's programme are eligible to apply for a place on our Global Skills Award Programme. The programme is designed to broaden your understanding of global issues and current affairs as well as to develop personal skills which will enhance your employability.  

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