Kent Business School

Rankings and accreditation


Kent Business School is ranked in the top 30 business schools in the UK for the standard and quality of our programmes as well as our commitment to enhancing students' career prospects.

Overall performance

  • 2nd in South East England for business and management
  • 3rd in South East England for marketing
  • 4th in South East England for accounting and finance
  • 20th in the UK for business studies
  • University of Kent ranked 16th in the UK overall

Data source: Complete University Guide 2016, The Times University Guide, Guardian University Guide 2016

Student satisfaction (NSS)

  • 94% overall student satisfaction rating (national average 86%)
  • 5th in the UK for student satisfaction in business studies
  • UK top 20 across accounting, business and management studies
  • UK top 10 for teaching in business and management studies
Data source: National Student Survey 2015


  • 25th (top quartile) in the UK for 'research intensity'
  • 24th in the UK for depth and breadth of research across the whole community of research active staff
  • 76% of research rated either “outstanding” or “very considerable” for its impact
  • 98% of the research submitted is judged to be of international quality
  • The School’s environment is judged to be conducive to supporting the development of research of international excellence
Data source: Reserch Excellence Framework 2014

Career prospects

  • Top 20 in the UK for business, management and marketing graduating students’ career prospects
  • 3rd in South East England for business and management graduating students’ career prospects
  • 4th in South East England for accounting and finance graduating students’ career prospects
  • 96% of postgraudate students found employment or went on to further study within 6 months of graduating in 2014
Data source: Guardian University Guide 2016, Complete University Guide 2016


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Last Updated: 21/10/2015