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Undergraduate BSc (Hons)

Business and Management
with a Foundation Year

At Canterbury, you’ll gain the skills to aspire, grow and lead.
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Course overview

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.

Love the sound of this course, but want to be closer to London on a smaller close-knit campus? Our course at Medway might be for you.

Why study Business and Management at Kent?

Excellent opportunities.

Gain work experience with a paid year in industry.


Top ranking

Study at a ‘Triple Crown’ business school accredited by AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS.

Entrepreneurial mindset.

Take a ‘selfie year’ and bring your business ideas to life at our aspire centre.

Taught by experts

Our expert teaching staff appear in the top 2% of researchers worldwide.

Outstanding facilities

Providing an excellent student experience at Canterbury.

Everything you need to know about our Business and Management course

Entry requirements

Typical A level offer
The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications. Click below to find out more.

Course structure

You'll develop a deep understanding of how businesses operate from marketing to accounting, and how these functions work in wider business contexts. With a strong focus on creating sustainable futures and ethical management you learn key leadership skills and how manage teams responsibly.

How you'll study

Our teaching staff bring the subject to life and draw you into the conversation through lectures, seminars, workshops and PC labs.

Ruby's first-class degree in Business and Management with a Year in Industry helped her to land a top graduate job at Microsoft.


Your future

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:

  • Deloitte UK
  • Deutsche Bank
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
  • ASOS
  • Disney
  • TikTok.
UK business graduate salaries
Very high
Average base pay (90 salaries)
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A vibrant environment

See what it's like to study Business and Management at Kent with a tour of our Canterbury campus.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2024 entry

The 2024/25 annual tuition fees for this course are:


  • UK
  • EU
  • International

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.

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

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.


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

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Next steps

Ready to apply?

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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