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Do you wish to explore and experiment in a range of business areas? Are you interested in one day leading a team, across a variety of functions in enterprise?
Our Business and Management degree is far-ranging and through detailed theory and hands-on experience, builds important leadership skills across a range of business areas. The Year Abroad at one of our partner universities will allow you to experience another country and culture as you study and build valuable experience that bolsters your CV.
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.
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 and deepen your knowledge on a specific business aspect thorough a research-led project.
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.
Mathematics grade 4 / C and English grade 4 / C.
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.
30 points overall or 15 points at HL including Mathematics 4 at HL or SL
Pass all components of the University of Kent International Foundation Programme with a 60% overall average.
The University will consider applicants holding T level qualifications in subjects closely aligned to the course.
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.
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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Duration: 4 years full-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.
The 2023/24 annual tuition fees for this course are:
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.*
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.
Fees for Home undergraduates are £1,385.
Fees for Home undergraduates are £1,385.
Students studying abroad for less than one academic year will pay full fees according to their fee status.
Our enthusiastic team of international teaching staff are all experts
in their field of study and are regularly published in leading journals
worldwide. They guide and support your learning, bringing their subject
to life and drawing you into the conversation.
We use a variety of teaching methods, including;
Classroom-based learning is supported by the latest online technologies and learning platforms.
Your progress is assessed through coursework and exams. Coursework takes a variety of forms and includes;
Exams are individual written assessments tested under time-controlled conditions.
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. Alternatively, our university also offers language courses as part of extra-curricular activities.
To proceed to the next year you must achieve satisfactory results. Your final degree is based on marks gained in the second and third years (and Placement Year/Year Abroad if chosen) and credits which you build up throughout the whole programme.
Undergraduate students can expect around 8 contact hours per week,
depending on year of study and optional module choices made. The
remainder of the working week consists of self-guided study based on
degree programme content and requirements of specific modules. For a
student studying full time, each academic year of the programme will
comprise 1200 learning hours, which include both direct contact hours
and private study hours. The precise breakdown of hours will be subject
dependent and will vary according to modules. Please refer to the
individual module details under Course Structure.
For programme aims and learning outcomes please see the programme specification below:
Our International Business graduates find work in public and private sector management both overseas and in the UK in a wide range of companies and organisations, including:
Many of our students also stay local and find job opportunities regionally in small and medium firms or even set-up their own businesses as well-equipped entrepreneurs.
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.
To help you appeal to employers you will graduate with a solid grounding in core business management concepts, theories and skills in a global context but also key transferrable skills such as critical reflection, cultural awareness, creativity and innovation, effective time-management and productive teamwork as well as enhanced confidence, intellectual curiosity and resilience. As a KBS graduate you will be able to demonstrate to your employer how you have developed The Grad Goals.
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.
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
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