Kent Business School (KBS) is a top UK business school for
academic teaching, student satisfaction and graduate employment
prospects. Within this community, you can learn how to challenge assumptions and think creatively.
We provide a friendly, student-focused environment, which helps you
to make the most of your studies. With students and staff from a variety of backgrounds and nationalities, you learn in an international
environment and this helps you to develop a global business perspective.
Our degree programme
Your studies begin in early September with a two-week Study Skills
module. Following this, you choose modules that extend your knowledge
from a wide range available. Our modules cover all aspects of business
including human resource management, innovation and enterprise,
leadership and business ethics.
Kent Business School has excellent links with business schools globally, including in China, USA, Hong Kong, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden and Italy. Our wide array of exchange partners give you the opportunity to gain international experience. Our partners are committed to enhancing their international outlook while providing excellent teaching. You will gain invaluable work experience, develop your understanding of a new culture and improve your language skills.
Our exchange partners include these top ranked institutions amongst others:
University of Technology, SydneyRenmin University of China, School of BusinessUniversity of Hong KongESSECNeoma Business SchoolFreie Universitat BerlinUniversity of FlorenceIE Madrid UniversityStockholm Business SchoolGeorgetown University.
studies, you can discover how to turn your idea into a successful business at
our ASPIRE centre, which provides practical advice and
support, and runs our Business Start-up Journey initiative.
You also have 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.
You can also get involved with the student-run Kent Business and Kent Enterprise societies; in previous years they have organised regular
events with guest speakers from industry and supported budding
entrepreneurs with their ventures.
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.
In a typical week, you spend eight to ten hours in lectures and seminars, and have regular access to an academic adviser for advice on matters concerning your studies. Modules also involve individual study and sessions in the computer laboratories. Modules are assessed by a combination of coursework and exams.
Knowledge and understanding
You gain knowledge and understanding of:
- organisations and their internal environment, culture, functions and processes including structure, governance, operations and management and the individual and corporate behaviours and cultures that exist within and between organisations
- the external environment, including economic, environmental, legal, political and technological, and their effects at local, national and international levels upon the strategy, behaviour and management of organisations
- management and its processes, procedures and practices, including strategies, theories, frameworks, tasks and roles, together with problem solving and decision making
- contemporary issues affecting business organisations and their management, including business innovation, e-commerce, creativity and enterprise, knowledge management, sustainability and globalisation
- the management and development of people within organisations and employee relations.
You gain the following intellectual abilities:
- apply knowledge to the solution of familiar and unfamiliar problems, develop reasoned arguments and challenge assumptions
- analyse and draw reasoned conclusions concerning structured and unstructured problems related to the business environment
- produce written work using appropriate academic conventions, including quoting from and acknowledging written sources correctly
- conduct research into business-related issues using a variety of sources, evaluate their usefulness and organise information effectively, including appropriate referencing and presentation
- evaluate and analyse current changes, trends, developments and practices in business and formulate arguments and opinions
- display effective data analysis and interpretation skills.
You gain subject-specific skills in the following:
- the use and interpretation of models of business problems, techniques and strategies
- effective problem solving and decision making using appropriate business techniques, the ability to create, evaluate and assess a range of options together with the capacity to apply ideas and knowledge to a range of situations related to business and human resource management
- the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, using appropriate formats, about business and related issues
- conduct detailed research into business/management issues for project work, using a variety of sources and appropriate methodologies
- the effective procurement and development of human resources and employee relations
- the ability to explain and evaluate a variety of business strategies and operational issues.
You gain transferable skills in the following:
- the ability to manage your own roles and responsibilities, effective time-management to achieve objectives, undertake personal and career development, and apply skills gained to changing situations and contexts
- the ability to treat other people’s values, beliefs and opinions with respect, to relate to, and interact effectively with, individuals and groups, work as a team member and develop negotiating skills
- communication: the ability to receive and respond to a variety of information, present information in a variety of visual forms, communicate effectively in writing, and participate in oral and non-verbal communication
- manage tasks and solve problems: the ability to use information sources, deal with routine and non-routine tasks, to identify and solve a range of problems
- the ability to apply numerical skills and techniques appropriately
- the ability to use a range of IT equipment and systems appropriately.
The programme aims to:
- produce graduates of value to the region and the nation, in possession of transferable skills and prepared for employment or further study
- develop students’ knowledge of, and employability within, the European Union
- provide learning opportunities that are enjoyable, involve realistic workloads and offer appropriate support for students from a diverse range of backgrounds
- foster flexibility and multidisciplinarity, and widen access to as many students as possible
- encourage students’ personal development and their critical attitudes towards change and enterprise, to reflect the dynamism and vibrancy of the business environment
- provide specialised studies relevant to individual vocations and professions in which students are intending to seek employment or further postgraduate study
- develop students’ abilities in Business and related specialisms
- instil in students a range of transferable skills, personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in working life and further study.