The International Business programme is taught in Kent Business School (KBS) in a brand-new building, providing modern study facilities. KBS is a top 20 UK business school for academic teaching, student satisfaction and graduate employment prospects. We provide a friendly, student-focused environment, which helps you to make the most of your studies.
You benefit from our global links and the international make-up of our staff and students. You are taught by lecturers with experience in a range of management disciplines, as well as by leading experts currently in business.
As a student at Kent Business School, you also have the opportunity to gain the Chartered Management Institute’s (CMI) Level 5 Professional Diploma in Management and Leadership alongside your degree.
Our degree programme
In your first year, you are introduced to all aspects of business including accounting, financial reporting, business modelling and the global business environment.
In your second and final years, you cover international business strategy, business ethics, operations management, innovation, strategy analysis and interactive decision modelling. You can also focus on areas you are particularly interested in, such as new product marketing, international entrepreneurship and enterprise.
Year in industry
Your spend a year working between your second and final year – we have a Placement Officer who can give advice and guidance. In previous years, students have spent their year in industry with:
- Enterprise Rent-A-Car
- Ernst & Young
- Lloyds Banking Group
- Morgan Stanley
- National Grid
- The Walt Disney Company
- UBS AG Bank
- Vauxhall Motors.
If you would like to spend a year studying or working abroad, see International Business with a Year Abroad.
You don’t have to make a decision before you enrol at Kent but certain conditions apply.
Alternatively, you can take our three-year International Business degree, without a year abroad or a year in industry. For details, see International Business.
You can also get involved with the student-run Kent Business and Kent Enterprise societies, which in previous years have organised regular events with guest speakers from industry and supported budding entrepreneurs with their ventures.
Alongside your lectures and seminars, Kent Business School gives you many opportunities to interact directly with the business community. Special events and schemes have previously included:
- workshops and seminars
- business challenges
- enterprise initiatives, including the Business Start-Up Journey
- networking events.
Kent Business School has long-established links with business schools in China, Hong Kong, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Finland. We also have excellent links with local, national and international businesses.