People are at the heart of any functional business. Successful organisations understand the value in forward-thinking and innovative managers who know how people work and the role that they play in helping any business to thrive.
Our Management (People Management) course equips students with the skills to make them a confident business leader. You will develop skills in areas of core business functions – from hiring staff to managing inventories and everything in between. You will become an excellent communicator with the confidence to build relationships and initiate change in any organisation.
Your career is kick-started further by being eligible to gain the Chartered Management Institute’s (CMI) Level 5 Professional Certificate in Management and Leadership at the end of your course.
Reasons to study Management (People Management) at Kent Our expert teaching staff appear in the top 2% of researchers worldwide Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) where you are eligible to gain the CMI Level 5 Professional Certificate in Management and Leadership Study at a ‘Triple Crown’ accredited business school All KBS students are eligible for employability support from enrolment until three years after graduation. You can also take part in our specialised Backpack to Briefcase scheme. Turn ideas into a successful business at our ASPIRE centre Support from Academic Peer Mentors and an Academic Adviser and careers support for three years after graduation Add a Year Abroad or Year in Industry for real-world experience or choose to launch your own self-employed venture in our 'Selfie Year'.
What you’ll learn
You’ll develop a deep understanding of management and related functions, such as ethics and sustainability, marketing, financial management, entrepreneurship, and project management alongside compulsory modules that will help you prepare to become a strong leader in your future career.
As you progress through the course, you’ll focus more on areas relevant to human resource management such as Diversity in Organisations and People Analytics, depending on which of the optional modules you choose.
See the modules you'll study
Our enthusiastic team of international teaching staff are all experts in their field of study and are regularly published in leading journals worldwide. They guide and support your learning, bringing their subject to life and drawing you into the conversation through lectures, seminars, presentations and computer-based simulations.
Your progress is assessed through a mix of coursework – including reports, essays and presentations - and exams. Undergraduate students can expect around 8 contact hours per week, depending on year of study and optional module choices made. The remainder of the working week consists of self-guided study
Knowledge and understanding