Several factors were important to me when choosing an MSc including the work-study trips, placement opportunities and the practical nature of the course. After completing my undergraduate studies at Kent, I was seeking further specialisation in business and the MSc Management course gave an all-round introduction which I felt would be useful in any future business role.
Teaching at Kent was thorough and the lecturers were very helpful. The lecturers were also helpful during the national lockdown when teaching went online at short notice. They made themselves readily available to answer emails and give feedback on our coursework.
The course has given me a valuable understanding of the world of business, from consultancy skills to corporate strategy and marketing. I developed theoretical knowledge and, through projects and coursework, was able to apply it in a practical context. I gained a good foundation in business and marketing, which helped me reaffirm my choice of graduate career. The knowledge gained during my Master’s has also given me more confidence when approaching large companies.
As part of the course, there was an employability module that helped us to develop our CVs and produce practice presentations to market ourselves to employers. This helped us to analyse our skills and interests and to gain confidence in presenting to others. There was also a careers department at KBS that helped with preparation for placements and job interviews.
Enjoy everything that Kent has to offer. Make the most of the societies, the part-time work available and make friends and networks through your department and the campus. Use the opportunities available to learn to multitask and build social relationships. Particularly during these times, it is important to not only develop your organisational skills but also to have support from friends and colleagues.