Kent MBA

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The Kent MBA

Fast-track your career by choosing Kent Business School

AMBA-accredited, Kent Business School's MBA is 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.

Our AMBA accredited Kent MBA delivers practical and applicable knowledge to develop innovative mindsets and responsible management skills not just for your personal development – but for the advancement of local and global communities. We are passionate about Sustainable Innovation and this is embedded into all modules and everything we do on the Kent MBA.  

Our course is built on three pillars: Observe, Inspire, and Transform. We encourage you to Observe the theories and research and apply these to the context in which you operate, we will Inspire you reinterpret and innovate through shared learning experiences and by applying this to your practice in the future you will Transform your approach to leadership.

Course Leader, Debbie Kemp says: "The knowledge, insight and practical experience that our MBA offers aims to create exceptional leaders, who question and find innovative, responsible solutions that will have a real impact on tomorrow’s world. 

"If you are an ambitious business leader looking to bridge the gaps in your skillset to take up a more senior position, take on a new challenge or to run your own business, this is the course for you."

If you would like to find out more about our exciting MBA programmes why not register for one of our virtual MBA Briefings? Book a briefing here.

Flexible programme

With the Kent MBA, you have the option to complete your programme in one year of full-time study or combine it with work and finish in two or three years. The programme modules are designed in single-week blocks, where full-time and part-time students benefit from integrated, collaborative study, all of the time. 

Part-time students may wish to consider applying for the Kent MBA via this scheme with their company utilising the Apprenticeship Levy. For further information, contact:

E: apprenticeships@kent.ac.uk
T: +44 (0)1634 888467
www.kent.ac.uk/apprenticeships

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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. Our current cohort consists of 58 students studying full-time and part-time. Our students are aged between 25 and 56, from 13 countries, with an average work experience of 14 years. With an average of 12 years experience, we encourage you to share your knowledge and experiences through debates and group work in our global classroom.

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.

An MBA definitely increases your chances of promotion.

Naila Alakbarova - MBA

Developing your employability

The Kent MBA provides a foundation for continuing responsible 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 The Consultancy Challenge, Business Start Up Challenge hosted by ASPIRE and the International Challenge.  The Personal Development runs throughout the whole programme and includes 1 to 1 Executive Coaching, Career Coaching and Academic Coaching as well as numerous networking opportunities with alumni and Businesses large and small. goals.

Kent overall has an excellent record of graduate employment: of our postgraduate students who graduated in 2018, over 93% of those who responded to a national survey were in work or further study within six months (DLHE). 

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 one MBA briefing session each month via Zoom. Click below to see the dates and times. 

Get Connected

The Kent MBA puts theory into practice through global live case studies, engaging with businesses on current issues and taking up business challenges with high-profile corporations and charities.

Have you got what it takes?

We are looking for experienced, ambitious leaders who are keen to learn new skills which will help local and global communities. You need to be open to collaborating and sharing your experiences in our global classroom and to be fully committed to your learning experience and should look forward to the opportunities for experiential learning we offer in all modules and the MBA Challenges. 

Although this is a generalist MBA, it also helps if you as passionate as we are about having an Entrepreneurial spirit, Diversity in Leadership, Responsible Management with Sustainable Innovation at the heart of our programme.

Our Scholarships

Our scholarships are to promote areas of leadership we feel passionately about on the Kent MBA.  Our scholarships offer exceptional candidates a reduced rate on fees for the course.

Kent MBA Leaders in Sustainability Scholarship

Kent MBA Women in Leadership Scholarship

Kent MBA SME Entrepreneur & Innovator Scholarship  

Get Prepared

If you have been out of academia for some time, don’t let this put you off applying. You will be invited to our week-long Induction programme and you can take part in our one day workshop to prepare for the most challenging numeracy modules to ensure you will be fully supported.   

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