Business and Management - BSc (Hons)

Are you interested in one day leading and managing a team across a variety of functions in a business? Do you want to keep your career options open and explore a wide range of different business areas?

Overview

Our Business and Management degree will expose you to the right mix of detailed theory and hands-on experience so that you can build the essential leadership skills that employers are looking for from graduates who are made at KBS.

You will graduate with the expertise to tackle business-based challenges head on with impactful, useful solutions using a variety of management styles and firm decision-making prowess. Your career will be kick-started further by being eligible to gain the Chartered Management Institute’s (CMI) Level 5 Professional Certificate in Management and Leadership at the end of your course.

Reasons to study Business and Management at Kent

What you’ll learn

On the Business and Management degree at Kent, you’ll learn the fundamentals of how businesses operate from leading academic experts.

Explore topics such as management principles, marketing, accounting and the international business environment. As you progress you’ll be introduced to the advanced concepts of many business and management disciplines with the flexibility to tailor your course to suit your interests.

Choose to explore areas such as supply chain management, entrepreneurship, human resource management, corporate social responsibility, and business law. You can even choose to deepen your knowledge on a specific business aspect thorough a research-led project.

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"Every lecturer we had was an expert in their field – we had some of the best people teaching us."

~Zaid Mahmood, BSc Business and Management, graduated 2021

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Entry requirements

The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications. All applications are assessed on an individual basis but some of our typical requirements are listed below. Students offering qualifications not listed are welcome to contact our Admissions Team for further advice. Please also see our general entry requirements.

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    A level

    ABB

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    Mathematics grade 4 / C and English grade 4 / C.

  • medal-empty Access to HE Diploma

    The University welcomes applications from Access to Higher Education Diploma candidates for consideration. A typical offer may require you to obtain a proportion of Level 3 credits in relevant subjects at merit grade or above.

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    DDM

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    32 points overall or 16 points at HL including Mathematics 4 at HL or SL

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    Pass all components of the University of Kent International Foundation Programme with a 60% overall average (plus 50% in LZ013 Maths and Statistics if you do not hold GCSE Maths at 4/C or equivalent).

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    The University will consider applicants holding T level qualifications in subjects closely aligned to the course.

International students

If you are an international student, visit our International Student website for further information about entry requirements for your country, including details of the International Foundation Programmes. Please note that international fee-paying students who require a Student visa cannot undertake a part-time programme due to visa restrictions.

Please note that meeting the typical offer/minimum requirement does not guarantee that you will receive an offer.

English Language Requirements

Please see our English language entry requirements web page.

Please note that if you do not meet our English language requirements, we offer a number of 'pre-sessional' courses in English for Academic Purposes. You attend these courses before starting your degree programme.

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Course structure

Duration: 3 years full-time, 6 years part-time

Our programmes require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules, typically taking four modules per term over two terms in each of the three stages of study. The course structure provides a sample of the modules available for this programme. This listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation.

Fees

The 2023/24 annual tuition fees for this course are:

  • Home full-time £9,250
  • EU full-time £13,500
  • International full-time £18,000
  • Home part-time £4,625
  • EU part-time £6,750
  • International part-time £9,000

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.* 

Your fee status

The University will assess your fee status as part of the application process. If you are uncertain about your fee status you may wish to seek advice from UKCISA before applying.

Additional costs

Find out more about accommodation and living costs, plus general additional costs that you may pay when studying at Kent.

Funding

We have a range of subject-specific awards and scholarships for academic, sporting and musical achievement.

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Kent offers generous financial support schemes to assist eligible undergraduate students during their studies. See our funding page for more details. 

The Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence

At Kent we recognise, encourage and reward excellence. We have created the Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence. 

The scholarship will be awarded to any applicant who achieves a minimum of A*AA over three A levels, or the equivalent qualifications (including BTEC and IB) as specified on our scholarships pages.

Teaching and assessment

Learn from our enthusiastic team of expert staff who come from all walks of life. They’ll guide and support your learning, bringing their subject to life and drawing you into conversation through lectures, seminars, presentations and computer-based simulations.

Your progress is assessed in different ways to help you build different skills. You’ll do coursework like multiple choice-tests, reports, essays, and presentations, as well as exams at the end of the year.

As part of your studies it is also possible to take a foreign language module in stage 1 and for students going on a Year Abroad in year 1 and 2 subject to programme requirements.

Contact hours

For a student studying full time, each academic year involve 1200 learning hours, which include both direct contact hours and independent study hours.

Kent Business School undergraduate students typically have 8-10 contact hours per week. It varies depending on which modules you’re doing (you can learn more about individual module details under Course structure). The remainder of the working week consists of independent study, where you’ll work through case studies, do problem sets, and carry out your own research with direction from your lecturers.

Programme aims

For programme aims and learning outcomes please see the programme specification.

Independent rankings

Business and Management at Kent was ranked 37th out of 124 in The Complete University Guide 2023.

Careers

Successful KBS Graduates: Graduate destinations

Our graduates find work in public and private sector management both overseas and in the UK in a  wide range of companies and organisations, including:

  • Deloitte UK
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Tesco
  • Vodafone

Embedded employability: Developing career-enhancing skills

The Backpack to Briefcase scheme provides bespoke career and skills development events and activities for all Kent Business School students. Available from the first year through to graduation, Backpack to Briefcase is designed to prepare you for a successful career after university. As a KBS graduate you will be able to demonstrate to your employer how you have developed The Grad Goals.

You can also gain skills by signing up for one of our Kent Extra activities, such as adding much-sought-after analytical skills or computing skills to your degree via Kent’s Q-Step Centre.

Ongoing support: Help finding a job

Kent Business School has an excellent international reputation and good links with businesses locally and globally. Our qualified careers practitioners provide support to all business undergraduate students for up to three years after graduation.

In addition, Careers and Employability Service at the University, can also provide advice on how to apply for jobs, write a good CV or perform well in interviews.

Professional recognition

This programme is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). As a student at Kent Business School, you have the opportunity to gain the Chartered Management Institute’s (CMI) Level 5 Professional Diploma in Management and Leadership alongside your degree as well as becoming a Foundation Charted Manager. CMI qualifications are highly sought after by employers. You will gain access to exclusive CMI networking events and resources, have the opportunity to attend lectures from top-level CMI industry-expert members and fast track into the next stage of training. CMI is the only chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. The CMI is the only organisation awarding Chartered Manager status, the hallmark of any professional manager, and encompasses a membership community more than 100,000.

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If you are from the UK or Ireland, you must apply for this course through UCAS. If you are not from the UK or Ireland, you can apply through UCAS or directly on our website if you have never used UCAS and you do not intend to use UCAS in the future.

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