Philosophy and Management will challenge your thinking and feed your intellectual curiosity. You’ll develop critical thinking, debating and problem-solving skills, discover how to turn challenges into opportunities and develop leadership, communication, presentation and teamworking skills. You'll graduate ready to live and work in tomorrow's world.
Why study Philosophy and Management at Kent?
Kent Business School is a ‘Triple Crown’ accredited business schoolGo beyond the textbooks: gain the skills that make employers sit up and take notice. Boost your prospects with a placement year or year abroad: study at one of our partner institutions across the globe, gain valuable experience and boost your CV, or join the Backpack to Briefcase scheme, offering workshops and skills developmentGet career-ready: management theory and practical experience will help you take the lead in business roles around the globe. Meet our Philosophy and Management graduates and find out more. Get involved: join a society or discover how to turn your ideas into a successful business in our ASPIRE centre Be part of a philosophical community with regular debates, seminars and socials: Our teaching staff include experts in political philosophy, the history of philosophy, metaphysics, the philosophy of mind and action, and the philosophy of science.
What our students say
“One of the greatest strengths of philosophy is how broad it is, and how many different things you can study. You can really focus on what you want, rather than having to go through a set schema that might not be right for you.”
What you'll study
In your first year, you'll explore ethics, logic, and philosophical reading and writing. You'll discover the changing international business environment or contemporary management concepts, and develop your skills in data analysis, modelling and decision making.
In your second and final years you'll explore operations management and strategy and might also focus on the management of people and projects, explore how we use language, or focus in depth on metaphysics, ethics, feminist philosophy or politics.
See the modules you'll studyPhilosophy
Some modules have lectures, some have seminars, and all have class discussions. Some promote ‘student active’ learning techniques which encourage you to work on individual or group research, and present your findings to the rest of the class.
Assessment of philosophy modules is by essays, in-class assignments, seminar participation or tests, or a combination of these methods.
We use a variety of teaching methods, including lectures, case-study analysis, group projects and presentations, and problem-based learning scenarios and management simulations. Assessment is by a mixture of coursework and written examinations.
Knowledge and understanding
For programme aims and learning outcomes please see the programmes specification for each subject below. Please note that outcomes will depend on your specific module selection: