The Accounting Group has established a strong international reputation for its research in regards to the public sector and critical accounting. They have published many scholarly papers in highly ranked journals and a number of influential books related to the reform of the public sector and accounting history.
The group's research interests include:
- Problems with privatisation
- The National Health Service
- New Public Management (NPM)
- The social and political importance of accounting
- Public sector audit and accountability
About Kent Business School
Kent Business School has over 25 years' experience delivering business education. Our portfolio of postgraduate programmes demonstrates the breadth and depth of our expertise. Academic research and links with global business inform our teaching, ensuring a curriculum that is relevant and current. We are ranked as a top 30 UK business school for the standard of our teaching and student satisfaction. We also hold a number of accreditations by professional bodies.
Studying at Kent Business School (KBS) gives you the opportunity to increase your employability with real-life case studies, a student council and a business society. We have strong links to local and national organisations providing opportunities for projects, internships and graduate placements. The School attracts many high-profile speakers from industry and last year included visits and lectures from staff of the Bank of England, BAE Systems, Barclays, Lloyds Insurance, Cummins, Delphi and Kent County Council.
The School currently has 60 PhD students, who form a dynamic and close-knit research community.
In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, we were placed 25th (out of 101 institutions) in the UK for research intensity in business and management studies and 98% of our research was judged to be of international quality. The School's environment was judged to be conducive to supporting the development of research of international excellence.
The School was also ranked 24th for its breadth and depth of research across the whole community of research active staff by the Association of Business Schools.
The KBS PhD programme is designed to provide a thorough training for research careers in academia or industry. Our students generally take up academic appointments in UK or international higher education institutions or work in policy or industry settings.
Kent Business School is a member of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS); and the Kent MBA is an Association of MBAs (AMBA) accredited programme. In addition, KBS have accreditations with The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).
KBS is a signatory of the United Nation's Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), which provides a global network for academic institutions to advance corporate sustainability and social responsibility.
Research activities at Kent Business School are broadly organised into six areas;
- Management Science
- People, Management and Organisation
- Strategy and International Business
Our Accounting group has an international reputation for its research on public sector critical accounting and accounting history. Recent topics include privatisation, health and New Public Management.
The 2017/18 annual tuition fees for this programme are:
Accounting - PhD at Canterbury:UK/EUOverseasFull-time£4195£13810Part-time£2100£6920
For students continuing on this programme fees will increase year on year by no more than RPI + 3% in each academic year of study except where regulated.*
The University will assess your fee status as part of the application process. If you are uncertain about your fee status you may wish to seek advice from UKCISA before applying.
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