Kent Business School is a leading business school, ranked in the top 30 in the UK. Engaging teaching, world-class research, professional partnerships and an international community create an exciting atmosphere in which to learn, where innovation is encouraged and challenges welcomed.

8th

for graduate prospects in Accounting & Finance in The Guardian University Guide 2018.

9th

for Marketing in The Complete University Guide 2018.

11th

for graduate prospects in business and management in The Times Good University Guide 2018.

12th

for course satisfaction in business and management in The Guardian University Guide 2018.

Our vision

We aspire to be a centre of internationally excellent and world-leading research and a place of transformational learning. We are a research-led school that puts its students first, engages with the professions and plays a proactive role in the region.

We envisage KBS as an international school that attracts global talent and develops partnerships with leading international business schools.

We want to grow in size and calibre by extending our reach and by adding stakeholder value. Our strengths which set us apart from competitors are in employability and student experience. We also have the potential to offer a unique experience capitalising on our location at the heart of Europe, linking up the UK’s economic heartland and the world’s financial hub to Europe’s political and cultural centres.

Our mission

We are a research-intensive business school that produces rigorous and relevant knowledge which informs and impacts on the practice of management. Acting as an intellectual hub, we aim to develop innovative and sustainable approaches to management that address organisational and societal challenges. We are committed to developing employable, ethical and responsible graduates as well as managers and leaders who will make a difference.

State-of-the-art facilities

We provide an excellent environment for your studies making it easy for you to access the resources you need to fulfill your potential.

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Modern study environment to promote collaborative working

Inspirational teaching

You learn from teachers who are experts in their field, many of whom draw on their own practical experience in their teaching. Most are active researchers and enjoy sharing their knowledge and discoveries with you. Our teaching methods are varied; you take part in workshops, individual and team presentations, and use case studies to apply the theory to actual companies.

Alongside your academic study, you can see if you have what it to takes to start your own business at ASPIRE, or take part in Pitch it! – a chance to work as part of a team to solve a business challenge.

Research excellence

Kent Business School has an international reputation for the quality of its research. Our research addresses many of the main challenges facing the global business community, and we work with leading companies and institutions including Parker Steel, Priority Freight, Port of Dover, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL).

Our staff publish frequently in leading international journals and write text-books used by undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Quote Professor Martin Meyer

Martin Meyer, Director of Kent Business School

We are dedicated to ensuring our students receive a quality international business education.

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Impressive prospects

We are proud of the success of our graduates and to ensure this continues we offer targeted support to our students.

We have an experienced employability team who have developed a programme of seminars on employability, workshops and opportunities to meet with employers and gain work experience.

We can help you develop your great idea into a real business proposition and advise you on setting up your own business. We also run Dragon’s Den-style events to give you experience of pitching your ideas in a realistic environment.

Our links with business locally, nationally and internationally provide excellent year in industry opportunities. We also hold events within the School where you can meet potential employers.

Whatever your aspirations, our dedicated team of specialist staff are here to offer you support and advice on career options and ways to improve your employability.

Chris Downs, Global Marketing Manager, Cummins Power Generation
A year in industry (view transcript)

Professional recognition

A kite mark of our global distinction and rigorous academic teaching is reflected in our accreditation from the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and our membership of the Chartered Association of Business Schools, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AASCB), the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) and the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD).

Accreditation logos: Chartered Association of Business Schools, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, EFMD - The Management Development Network, The Principles for Responsible Management Education.

Many of our programmes have also achieved accreditation from the relevant bodies, including the Chartered Institute of Management, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Locations

Kent Business School has sites on our Canterbury and Medway campuses. Both campuses have first-class academic and leisure facilities.

At Canterbury, we are based in the Sibson building. Recently built, Sibson provides first-class resources in a beautiful setting, with plenty of spaces to study and relax. Everything you need on campus is within walking distance, including a general store, a bookshop, bank, a medical centre and a pharmacy. You can go off campus to explore the city's medieval buildings, historic pubs and an array of shops. London is just an hour away by train.

Our Medway home is unique. Reflecting the innovative nature of our School, we have created a 21st-century learning environment in an historic 18th-century building on the Chatham Historic Dockyard area of Kent's Medway campus. The Dockyard is also home to the Galvanising Shop Café, and is just ten minutes' walk from the Drill Hall Library and student hub. Off campus, there is lots to do in the historic town of Rochester and nearby Chatham, with cinemas, theatres and good shopping. London is just an hour away by train.




Award-winning university

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Superb student experience

Our first-class academic resources, great social facilities and welcoming community lead to a great student experience.

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Academic life

With 400 degree programmes taught by expert staff in a stimulating environment, it's easy to study the subject you love.

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Research at Kent

Find out how our research projects are having a direct impact in many different regions.

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Visits and Open Days

Come and see Kent for yourself at Open Days and other events.