Business and Management with a Year in Industry (BA (Hons))

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The award
BA (Hons)

How long you will study
- 4 years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

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About Business and Management with a Year in Industry at University of Kent

Kent Business School (KBS) is a top 30 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.

There are many opportunities to develop your skills and learn how to analyse business problems and identify solutions. You also gain valuable business and management experience during your year in industry.

Kent Business School provides a friendly, student-focused environment, which helps you to make the most of your studies. Located in a historic dockyard, our newly converted teaching space allows you to benefit from up-to-date facilities within an attractive setting.

As a student at Kent Business School, you also have the opportunity to gain the Chartered Management Institute’s (CMI) Level 5 Professional Certificate in Management and Leadership alongside your degree.

Our degree programme

On this degree programme, you learn about the theories, methodologies and applications of academic knowledge relevant to the business world.

Taught by leading experts from business and the professions, management principles are brought to life through practical case studies as well as live research and consultancy projects.

Our degree is flexible: the wide range of options allow you to tailor your degree to your interests – whether that’s marketing, operations, human resource management or running your own business. There is also a specialist pathway in retail for students interested in building a career in that sector.

Year in industry

You spend a year in full-time employment, earning a salary and gaining valuable experience. Previous students have spent their year in industry with:

  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Marks & Spencer
  • Sainsbury’s
  • IBM
  • HSBC
  • Nissan
  • Ernst & Young
  • PwC
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Unilever
  • Microsoft
  • Nike
  • Porsche.

Extra activities

You are welcome to attend special events put on by Kent Business School; this allows you to interact directly with the business community. In previous years, events and schemes have included:

  • workshops and seminars
  • business challenges
  • enterprise initiatives, including the Business Start-Up Journey
  • networking events.

You also have the chance to get involved with student-run societies such as Kent Business and Kent Enterprise. Their previous activities include inviting guest speakers from industry and providing support for budding student entrepreneurs.

Professional network

At Kent Business School, we pride ourselves on the strength of our global connections, which include:

  • Bank of England
  • BBC
  • Barclays
  • Cummins
  • IBM
  • KPMG
  • Kent County Council.

Kent Business School also has excellent links with business schools globally, including in China, Hong Kong, France, Germany, Spain, Finland and Italy.

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