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Do you want to be the kind of leader who can make decisions that look at the big picture?
Our BSc Business and Management course is designed to support those who want to learn to lead and manage responsibly. Whether you see yourself starting your own business or leading teams to help create a sustainable future, this course is for you.
You’ll gain essential transferrable skills that serve you well across a wide variety of business areas including data analysis techniques and how to communicate with confidence. Business and Management also gives you a broad view of how businesses operate. You’ll cover topics including management theories, marketing, economics, accounting, human resource management.
The Foundation Year is for students whose school-leaving qualifications are below the level required. It offers one year of full-time study prior to the start of your BSc course. 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. Once you graduate you’ll have the skills and confidence to lead and inspire others, be innovative, and manage sustainably.
We have a supportive community, where you’ll work closely with your academic adviser and other academic staff. They are experts in all areas of business who will expose you to the right mix of detailed theory and hands-on experience.
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Our typical offer levels are listed below and include indicative contextual offers. If you hold alternative qualifications just get in touch and we'll be glad to discuss these with you.
If you don't meet the academic requirements for direct entry, our Business and Management with a Foundation Year course offers one year of full-time study prior to the start of the BSc degree.
24 points overall or 12 points at Higher Level
Mathematics grade 4 / C and English grade 4 / C
The University will consider applicants holding T level qualifications in subjects closely aligned to the course.
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.
This module listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation.
The Foundation Year aims to extend access to university education to students from a wide variety of educational backgrounds and age groups and prepares these students for our three or four-year degrees.
After successful completion of the foundation year, you can transfer on to the three or four-year Accounting and Finance courses. Please refer to the BSc Accounting and Finance, BSc Accounting and Finance with a Year Abroad or BSc Accounting and Finance with a Year in Industry programme for more information about specific modules.
The module will propose alternative solutions to the problem of resource allocation leading to consideration of the operation of the market mechanism; how the decisions and actions of economic agents are co-ordinated. Economic systems will be evaluated including treatment of circumstances in which markets are considered to fail. Market failure will be analysed utilising the micro-economic techniques developed earlier. In dealing with macro-economic issues such as inflation and unemployment, the UK economy will be used as the primary example, but students will be encouraged to apply their understanding to problems and policies in other economies as well. Likewise, the treatment of international trade will focus on the position of the UK economy with particular emphasis on its place within the European Union and the debate over the adoption of the Single Currency.
Through this module, students will develop their analytical and problem solving skills to successfully complete other related modules on the IFP. The programme of study will be divided into lectures in calculus, algebra and statistics.
As part of the orientation process, students will take a pre-course test which, along with other factors, will determine whether they go into the upper or lower band. This will involve an in class test in the first week. Students will then be grouped according to their mathematical ability and academic focus. The teaching in the upper bands will be geared more towards systematically working towards a solution while that in the lower bands will deal with mathematical techniques.
The module will deal with alternative solutions to the problem of business resource allocation leading to consideration of the operation of the marketing function and how the decisions and actions of managers are co-ordinated. Operational systems will be evaluated including treatment of circumstances in which management techniques are considered to fail. Financial failure will also be analysed utilising the ratio analysis techniques developed.
This module will introduce students to the basic skills of using Microsoft Excel, a market leading analytical tool and software package. It introduces the way in which business organisations use quantitative data to obtain insights for decision-making. Techniques will be taught and delivered with case studies and simulated datasets.
Topics to be covered include:
Microsoft Excel functions and formulae: Nested functions, filters, lookup functions, and logical functions
Data visualisation: Graphic operations
Data analysis and statistical analysis: conditional formatting, Solver, Add-ins and Trend analysis
Excel Macros: defining, recording, assigning, running and storing, etc.
In your first year, you’ll build a strong foundation in key business areas. You’ll explore a range of topics like marketing, learn more about management theory and practice, and develop a deeper appreciation for some of the big-picture challenges faced by organisations today. You’ll hone key skills, like the ability to work with data, by studying accounting, economics, and statistics and you’ll finish this year with the confidence to explore more specialised areas in the next.
Every lecturer we had was an expert in their field – we had some of the best people teaching us.Zaid Mahmood
In the second year, you’ll expand your knowledge of key areas of business activity like managing supply chains and projects. You’ll become a confident and effective communicator, exploring in greater detail the management of human resources and the creation of new businesses. In line with KBS’s commitment to sustainable futures, you’ll also learn about how businesses can make more ethical and sustainable decisions.
Your third year is where you’ll develop even more your expertise in a range of business contexts. You’ll learn to critically evaluate problems in global contexts on modules in leadership, strategy, and innovation, with a focus on how businesses can take their social responsibilities into account.
Optional modules mean that you’ll make choices to tailor your course to your aspirations and you’ll grow your employability skills with our specially designed modules and extensive support.
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.
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.
Methods of assessment will vary according to subject specialism and individual modules. Please refer to the individual module details under Course Structure.
For programme aims and learning outcomes please see the programme specification.
Our graduates look to make their mark on the organisations they join, whether they are large multinational companies or small local firms in Kent.
Kent Business School students make their ambitions known, working at companies like:
The 2024/25 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.
Kent offers generous financial support schemes to assist eligible undergraduate students during their studies. See our funding page for more details.
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.
Our ASPIRE labs offer a unique and exciting entrepreneurial education via informal drop in sessions and our Business Start-up journey.
ASPIRE offers a unique and exciting entrepreneurial journey to develop your business idea, designed to inspire and encourage creativity.
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.
We welcome applications from students all around the world with a wide range of international qualifications.
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