Kent Business School

The Kent MBA

The AMBA-accredited Kent MBA aims to transform you into a responsible business leader, who can embed sustainable management practices. The Kent MBA seeks to provide career development opportunities for those with management experience and enhances your business knowledge and understanding and professional competence. We combine rigorous business theory with relevant practical application, using:

  • Case studies
  • European study tour
  • Consultancy Week – working with businesses live on consulting projects
  • Internships with high-profile, multinational corporations

Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS)

Kent Business School is an active member of the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS). CABS is the authoritative voice for the UK’s Business Schools and Independent Management Colleges.

The Association was established to promote the excellence of Business and Management Education in the UK and to improve the quality and effectiveness of managers in the UK internationally.

Association of MBA’s (AMBA)

The Association of MBAs (AMBA) accreditation is widely recognised as the global standard for MBA programmes. The association has acted as an advocate for MBA programmes around the world since 1967 and assesses business schools and their post-experience management programmes against rigorous criteria.

The rigorous assessment criteria ensures that only highest calibre programmes which demonstrate the best standards in teaching, curriculum, and student interaction achieve Association of MBAs accreditation.

AMBA believe that accredited programmes should be of the highest standard and reflect changing trends and innovation in postgraduate management education.

Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

Kent Business School has joined forces with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) to give you the opportunity to gain, alongside the Kent MBA, the Level 7 Professional Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership (QCF). CMI qualifications are highly sought after by employers.
The Chartered Management Institute is committed to excellence in management and leadership. The CMI vision is for ‘first-class management and leadership’.

As part of this partnership, you have access to Management Direct. This provides you with material, videos, podcasts, insight papers and more, developed by professional managers for managers. You also benefit from a mentoring scheme ‘CMI Achieve’ and have access to the CMI careers hub.


Kent Business School is a member of the European Foundation for Management Development (EMFD).

EMFD has over 800 member organisations from academia, business, public service and consultancy in 81 countries. It is a unique forum for information, research, networking and debate on innovation and best practice in management development.

Key facts

  • Course type: Taught
  • Location: Canterbury
  • Duration: One year full-time, two to three years part-time
  • Attendance mode: Campus
  • Mode of study: Full-time or part-time
  • Start: September

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Professor Martin Meyer Professor Martin Meyer Director, Kent Business School View Martin's profile

A Welcome from the Directors

Welcome to The Kent MBA, a programme that provides a unique executive development opportunity for those ready to take the next step in their career. As a flexible boutique programme, our MBA is selective yet diverse.

This programme brings together creative minds and experienced managers who are keen to make a difference. Our intimate class size offers an environment fostering discussion and networking, led by internationally recognised scholars from around the world and by our network of successful and innovative practitioners.

As a Kent MBA, you will develop an entrepreneurial outlook, an international and particularly European perspective as well as a commitment to responsible management. You will also benefit from a range of value-adding experiences, such as master classes, European excursions and opportunities to study languages, that will allow you to develop into a leader who is ready for the next big challenge.

We wish you every success in your study.

Professors Martin Meyer and Thanos Papadopoulos
Co-directors, The Kent MBA

I choose Kent Business School because it is internationally recognised and has a high rating for student satisfaction in the UK. I am particularly keen on the modules of study and the flexibility of the part-time course, which enables me to continue working whilst studying.

Juliet Osuohia Kent MBA, 2016 View Juliet's profile

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Last Updated: 12/10/2017