Summer Schools


Kent Business School: Global Business in a Dynamic Environment

The overall experience was amazing, we were taught by the best professors from the University of Kent who shared their personal experiences with us, and we were able to discuss different topics in business, from law to marketing, we discussed it all! I met a wonderful group of people and made friends from different countries, got to explore the beauty of Canterbury, Whitstable, and London through trips led by Kent’s student ambassadors, and got to experience what it was like to study Masters at the University of Kent.

~ Rama Taimour, Business Summer School, Canterbury 2017


There is unprecedented change in international business. Very close linkages emerge between domestic and international activities, and between all economies around the globe. We know that when domestic economic activities are down, international business is down as well - only much more so.  As local economies grow, so does international business.

This course is led by expert professors from the UK and the USA aswell as professionals from local businesses to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of international business and the institutions involved in the process. You can find out more about some of the expert staff who you will learn from here.

Although there is an underlying universality to the basic principles of business administration, it is when applying these principles that people in international business encounter unique problems. Theory will be emphasised for a normative understanding; practical aspects are focused on to show the relation of theory to practice or "real life". We will teach each other and learn from each other by the use of analogies, parables, and examples - which will help us understand and remember.

This course will draw upon high level meetings such as the Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business and students will take part in a project to influence stakeholders in International business issues. Tailored seminars and case study exploration will enable students to produce and publish a finished documentation for social media, YouTube films or traditional commentary pieces addressing core issues of concern.

To paraphrase the Austrian-born British Philosopher Ludwig von Wittgenstein: “If you are not part of the discussion you are like a boxer who never goes into the ring.” This course will place you into the ring by:

  • Learning about the existence of a gap between international policy, research and business
  • Enabling  the use and meaning of international trade specific terminology and its major meaning and effects. 
  • Appreciating the rationale for government intervention in trade
  • Reflecting the need for and opportunity of righting past wrongs
  • Understanding the complexity of and participants in decision making in international business and trade
  • Appreciating how to be effective managers of the business-government interface
  • Providing helpful advice for preparing for life after graduation and the job market
  • Gaining a broader insight into the ethics, corruption, bribery and lack of soul at a tailored seminar at Canterbury Cathedral

The Kent Business Summer School is part of the University of Kent Summer School programme. It will allow you to make lasting connections with students from around the world, studying a range of subjects but sharing your own enthusiasm. International study will enable you to gain a deeper understanding of another culture, make lifelong friends from a wide variety of backgrounds and benefit from globally-renowned academic excellence.

For additional reasons to join us, visit our Canterbury Summer Schools overview.


Dates: Sunday 01 - Sunday 15 July 2018

Providing School: Kent Business School

Campus: Canterbury

Credit Transfer Option:  Equivalent to 10 Credits (ECTS 5) for transfer purposes.

Price: £1500 for two weeks. Includes tuition, accommodation, teaching materials, welcome meal, organised trips and full library access


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