The Kent MBA

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Fast-track your career by choosing Kent Business School’s MBA programme. AMBA-accredited, underpinned by our high-quality research and informed by the global outlook of our international community, it builds on your current experience to transform you into a responsible business leader.

The Kent MBA delivers practical and applicable knowledge that transforms you into a responsible, innovative, and entrepreneurial business leader, using sustainable management practices for the advancement of local and global communities.

As a student of the Kent MBA, you are encouraged to think, question and find solutions alongside academic staff, organisations and fellow students. You are surrounded by strategic thinkers with commercial flair and global perspectives. The connections you make during this time will be for life.

Corporate connections

We pride ourselves on delivering first-class academic degrees combined with real-world business connections. During the Kent MBA programme, global organisations present live case studies and projects. You also engage in a week of consultancy with businesses and have access to a diverse range of private and public sector experiences.

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Flexible programme

Our MBA is based on our Canterbury campus. It is a flexible programme designed so that full-time and part-time students can study together and learn from each other.

The Centre for Higher and Degree Apprenticeships and KBS are launching the Senior Leader Degree Apprenticeship (MBA) in September. This route gives you the opportunity to gain your MBA alongside your career, and employees can access funding made available by the apprenticeship levy. For more details contact the centre on +44 (0)1634 888121 or email

The University offers a range of scholarships and other funding to support your studies. Our current fees are listed on our programme pages.

Full programme details

State-of-the-art Facilities

The RIBA award winning building 'Sibson', the new home of Kent Business School, offers high calibre teaching and learning spaces, with modern social breakout areas, which encapsulate the School's academic values and identity.

The Sibson building, home of Kent Business School Canterbury

Meet our students

Our MBA brings together creative minds and experienced managers who want to make a difference.

Each year, we welcome a diverse group of students. In 2017/18 our cohort consisted of 23 students, aged between 23 and 55, from 9 countries, with an average work experience of 12 years. The female to male split was 40/60.

Meet our student community

MBA Alumni

Kent MBA graduates form part of an enthusiastic School alumni network which supports the School by organising keynote speakers, providing projects and case studies, assisting at recruitment fairs and organising events.

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Academic excellence

Kent Business School is proud of its strong research environment. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework, business and management at Kent was ranked 25th for research intensity in the UK by the Times Higher Education. An impressive 98% of our research was judged to be of international quality, with 67% of that being 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent', placing us in the top quartile of the UK's business schools.

At Kent Business School, you are taught by expert staff with experience in a wide range of management disciplines. Our academics are passionate about their subjects and about sharing their knowledge with you. Teaching in the School is also supported by leading experts from business and the professions, as well as visiting academics from other universities.

Research excellence

Research with impact

With four research centres and a number of research groups, you have access to the latest research in core areas. This means you can test new thinking in your field against current experience and assess how your sector can benefit from any new developments.

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Developing your employability

Kent has an excellent record of graduate employment: of our postgraduate students who graduated in 2017, over 92% of those who responded to a national survey were in work or further study within six months (DLHE).

The Kent MBA provides a foundation for continuing managerial development, and helps you enhance your business skills, define your career goals and create a personalised career action plan.

You will take part in consultancy week, business simulation, 1-to-1 executive coaching, the Business Start-Up Practicum hosted by ASPIRE and an international trip, helping you acquire the skills needed to become a transformational leader and successfully achieve your career goals.


Global outlook

The diverse backgrounds of staff and students in the School provides a vibrant multicultural learning environment that enables you to gain a global perspective on business affairs.

Indian business people working outside on laptops.

Kent MBA briefings

We believe that timing and ‘fit’ are essential for an MBA. We encourage you to research your MBA programmes and visit all schools on your shortlist.

We warmly invite you to attend one of our MBA briefings, where you can meet our staff and other potential applicants, and find out more about the programme, Kent Business School and the University.

We run two MBA briefing sessions each month: in the daytime (11.30-13.00) on the second Tuesday of the month, and in the evening (18.00-19.00) on the last Wednesday of the month. Contact us to book your place.

View the upcoming briefings in our events calendar.

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