Kent Business School at the University of Kent

Kent Business School (KBS) is a leading Business School, ranked in the top 30 in the UK and is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) which places KBS within the top institutions globally for business degrees, with only 5% of the world’s Business Schools attaining this accreditation. Engaging teaching, world-class research, professional partnerships and an international community create an exciting atmosphere in which to learn, where innovation is encouraged and challenges welcomed.

Scholarships & Funding

The University of Kent has funding options available. Use the university guide to financial assistance as a foundation for your research into the full range of funding opportunities.

Location

The UK is a popular place to study, and KBS is particularly well-located in South-East England. Our campus is in the historic and beautiful city of Canterbury; well-known as a city-break destination for anyone that enjoys art, culture, history, restaurants and night-life. The campus itself is set in woodlands and is walking distance from Canterbury city centre. In addition, Canterbury is 56 minutes by train to London, and 2.5 hours to Paris. Public transport is easily available and reliable.

Research & Faculty

Following the most recent Research Excellent Framework, Kent Business School was ranked 25th out of 101 UK institutions for research intensity in the Times Higher Education. In addition, 98% of our research was judged to be of international quality. We host many externally funded research projects with high profile partners. Recent and current examples include the Economic and Social Research Council, the World Bank and the European Commission.

Information for International Students

Studying at Kent Business School is an exciting life experience. We have designed an excellent academic experience, and also a pleasant environment for social and cultural engagement. There is support available for our international students as soon as an application is made. From practical information on visas to language skills and finding accommodation. This support continues when you become a student to help you make the most of your time at the university. KBS values the input of international students to the learning experience. Business is global, and so is our outlook.

Information for UK Students

Studying for a business Masters is now a desirable option in the UK. Whether full-time or part-time, studying business at this level is a huge differentiator for functional specialists, and allows business practitioners to further specialize and reinvigorate their strategic thinking. Kent Business Schools performs exceptionally well for career prospects*3:

  • 19th in the UK for Business, Management & Marketing graduating students’ career prospects
  • 19th in the UK for Accounting & Finance graduating students’ career prospects
  • 91% of our postgraduate students agree that they feel better prepared for their future careers and that their course was intellectually stimulating*4.

Join KBS. We look forward to hearing from you.

  • *8th for graduate prospects in Accounting & Finance in The Guardian University Guide 2018
  • *9th for Marketing in The Complete University Guide 2018
  • *11th for graduate prospects in business and management in The Times Good University Guide 2018
  • *12th for course satisfaction in business and management in The Guardian University Guide 2018

In addition to the Finance programmes available within this School, the University of Kent offers other postgraduate Finance degrees through its Centre of Finance, a strategic initiative by the University to meet the increasingly exacting demands of employers, financiers and policy-makers keen to secure success for their organisations.

Programs taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:


Kent Business School, University of Kent

Develop your leadership skills in relation to decision making, problem-solving, team working, negotiation and employee performance management. You gain the skills and kno ... [+]

MSc Management at Kent Business School (KBS) expands your knowledge of business concepts, enhances your managerial skills and provides a valuable insight into key areas of general business and management.

The programme develops your leadership skills in relation to decision-making, problem-solving, team working, negotiation and employee performance management. You gain the skills and knowledge essential for managing key areas of organisations, including accounting, human resources, quantitative methods, marketing, strategy and operations.... [-]

United Kingdom Canterbury
August 2019
English
Full-time
15 months
Campus
Read more in English
Kent Business School, University of Kent

Learn how to identify, interpret, organise and manipulate knowledge relevant to the development and management of global organisations. ... [+]

The MSc in Finance (Finance and Management) pathway develops your cognitive, critical, intellectual and research skills, plus relevant personal and interpersonal skills to interact in the real world of business and finance.In today’s competitive global environment, employers are increasingly selective in their search for competent business and finance professionals. Our Master’s in Finance programmes equip you with a solid background in financial principles and practices and help to cultivate your practical finance skills and real-world business knowledge.

The Finance and Management pathway is aimed at students intending to pursue a career in business, banking, financial institutions, regulatory bodies, international organisations or government institutions. In particular, it is offered to those who wish to understand international financial management in theory and practice.This programme provides you with the latest knowledge in corporate finance, financial markets, risk management and global business management. You will learn practical key skills required in the job market to produce relevant financial analysis of corporate companies, financial institutions or other bodies where finance is an important activity both in the public and private sectors.... [-]

United Kingdom Canterbury
Request Info
English
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Read more in English
Kent Business School, University of Kent

Gain a comprehensive framework of knowledge, insight, and vision regarding the key issues in finance and investment banking. The MSc in Finance (Finance, investment, and ... [+]

The MSc in Finance (Finance, investment and Risk) pathway develops your cognitive, critical, intellectual and research skills, plus relevant personal and interpersonal skills to interact in the real world of business and organisations.

In today’s competitive global environment, employers are increasingly selective in their search for competent business and finance professionals. Our Master’s in Finance programmes equip you with a solid background in financial principles and practices and help to cultivate your practical finance skills and real-world business knowledge.This pathway has been specially designed to develop your practical finance skills and give you real-world business knowledge. It prepares you for a career in investment banks, financial and management consultancies, auditing firms, risk management departments of financial institutions and government departments.... [-]

United Kingdom Canterbury
Request Info
English
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Read more in English
Kent Business School, University of Kent

The MSc in Finance provides a solid background in financial principles and practices and develops skills needed by future business and financial professionals. ... [+]

The MSc in Finance (Financial Markets) pathway develops your cognitive, critical, intellectual and research skills, plus relevant personal and interpersonal skills to interact in the real world of business and organisations.In today’s competitive global environment, employers are increasingly selective in their search for competent business and finance professionals. Our Master’s in Finance programmes equip you with a solid background in financial principles and practices and help to cultivate your practical finance skills and real-world business knowledge.

The Financial Markets pathway gives you the benefit of studying quantitative and non-quantitative modules that are relevant to core areas of industry including Investments, Risk Management, Derivatives and Hedge-Funds. You will be introduced to the latest academic techniques that can identify profitable opportunities in competitive financial markets.... [-]

United Kingdom Canterbury
Request Info
English
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Read more in English
Kent Business School, University of Kent

The MSc in International Banking and Finance programme is specifically designed to provide you with the employability skills that are necessary for working in top-tier gl ... [+]

The MSc International Banking and Finance programme enables you to gain employability skills that are necessary for working in top tier global financial institutions, international organisations, central banks, financial regulatory agencies and in similar highly specialised institutions.

This programme provides a solid background in the principles and practices of financial institutions, markets and systems. You develop your knowledge, understanding and insight into how financial institutions and markets function in the economy and global financial system. You also develop an appropriate range of cognitive, critical, intellectual and research skills, plus relevant personal and interpersonal skills to interact in the real world of business and finance.... [-]

United Kingdom Canterbury
Request Info
English
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Read more in English
Kent Business School, University of Kent

This programme is designed to produce well-rounded human resource practitioners with exemplary knowledge and relevant expertise. Accredited by the Chartered Institute of ... [+]

Our MSc in Human Resource Management produces well-rounded human resources practitioners with exemplary knowledge and relevant expertise to operate effectively in today’s challenging business environment.

This programme offers you an insight into the principal areas of managing human resources and the important influences of the wider international environment, providing a critical assessment of the HRM and employment relations approach.

Teaching staff on the programme comprise academics who all understand the current business climate and are personally committed to students’ success. They bring a breadth of experience and expertise to their teaching and are involved in a wide range of research and professional activities. Many of the staff are members of the University’s Research Centre for Employment, Competitiveness and Growth, which was established in 2003 to develop world-class research and knowledge transfer activities through a multidisciplinary approach to HRM.... [-]

United Kingdom Canterbury
Request Info
English
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Read more in English
Kent Business School, University of Kent

The MSc in International Business and Management provides an insight into a number of areas of general management, with particular emphasis on key aspects of internationa ... [+]

The MSc International Business and Management programme teaches the key aspects of successful business and management in an international context. You will develop the tools, techniques and concepts to understand how international business is conducted and how firms and countries can thrive in today's global marketplace. You also learn from an international team of experienced business thinkers who are experts in their field.

As a student on the International Business Management programme, you also have the opportunity to gain the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership alongside your degree. Graduates have gone on to work for companies including, Deloitte, Fujitsu Services Ltd, Pace Capital, City Spring, J.P Morgan & Chase and BP.... [-]

United Kingdom Canterbury
Request Info
English
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Read more in English
Kent Business School, University of Kent

This programme provides an insight into a number of areas of general management, with particular emphasis on key aspects of international business. ... [+]

Overview

The modern business environment is increasingly international in scope. The programme equips you with the tools, techniques and concepts to understand how international business is conducted and how firms and countries can thrive in today’s global marketplace.

The International Business and Management with a Foreign Language MSc programme is offered with a foreign language: Russian, Japanese or Arabic. You will take two language modules; one beginner and one post-beginner. Both modules must be taken in the same language.

Our approach is to challenge, inspire and develop your skills to help you operate effectively and responsibly in a truly global business environment. Management (International Business) graduates typically pursue careers in multinational enterprises, international organisations, governmental bodies or consultancies.... [-]

United Kingdom Canterbury
September 2019
English
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Read more in English
Kent Business School, University of Kent

The programme is designed to provide you with the essential skills and knowledge required to succeed in and meet the needs of, data-rich business environments. Creating h ... [+]

In the era of Big Data, analytics is becoming a strategic necessity in virtually all areas of business and is an essential tool to drive real-time decisions, foster evidence-based decision-making and sustain competitive advantage. According to a recent ranking by US News and World Report, Market Research Analyst and Operations Research Analyst are in the top four Best Business Jobs of 2015, and Harvard Business Review claims Data Scientist is the 'sexiest job of the 21st century' with practitioners having rare and highly sought-after skills.

To meet the growing demand for graduates with analytics capabilities, the MSc Business Analytics degree equips you with the latest analytics tools to analyse and interpret data, forecast future trends, automate and streamline decisions, and optimise courses of action. Emphasis is placed on learning fundamental analytics techniques, such as statistical analysis, data mining, forecasting and regression, optimisation, simulation and spreadsheet modelling among others.... [-]

United Kingdom Canterbury
Request Info
English
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Read more in English
Kent Business School, University of Kent

Digital Marketing and Analytics MSc provides advanced conceptual knowledge and understanding of the value of digital marketing in contemporary organisations. ... [+]

Learn up-to-date practices in key digital marketing disciplines, including online marketing strategy, web analytics, web applications, creativity and design, and digital marketing strategy and communications.

The Digital Marketing and Analytics MSc provides you with the latest tools to analyse and interpret data, forecast future trends, automate and streamline decisions, and optimise courses of action. You gain an insight into key tools and techniques such as statistical analysis, data mining, forecasting and regression, optimisation, simulation and spreadsheet modelling.

Develop the ability to apply key marketing and management theories, through the development of cognitive, critical and intellectual skills, research skills and relevant personal and interpersonal skills. On successful completion of the programme, you will have the skillset to successfully pursue a career in digital marketing and data analytics.... [-]

United Kingdom Canterbury
September 2019
English
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Read more in English
Kent Business School, University of Kent

The MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management equips you with advanced quantitative and qualitative analytical skills in order to identify areas for improvement within ... [+]

The MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management equips you with advanced quantitative and qualitative analytical skills in order to identify areas for improvement within an organisation to gain the competitive edge.

The programme is for graduates from business, management, science and engineering disciplines, seeking to gain skills to work at operational to strategic level. It is delivered by world-class, research-active staff from the Centre for Logistics and Heuristic Optimisation.

The programme enables you to develop enhanced quantitative and qualitative skills to support decision making in any logistic area within an organisation. Logistics and supply chain management problems may include inventory, transportation, warehousing, location, reverse and green logistics and customer and supplier relationships. Graduates of this MSc are able to respond to the challenges in an area that is constantly evolving.... [-]

United Kingdom Canterbury
Request Info
English
Full-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Read more in English
Kent Business School, University of Kent

The Master in Marketing provides students with the skills to apply their knowledge to real-world marketing challenges. The programme also places great emphasis on sociall ... [+]

Organisations today face many challenges and opportunities. As technology has evolved and consumer needs and wants have changed, organisations once dominant in their industries have faltered (eg, think Nokia, Yellow Pages, Kodak, or Sony), and organisations which were lesser known have prospered and come to dominate the markets they serve (think Google, Tata or Huawei). More recently, even the mighty Apple has come under increased threat from competitors who have arguably understood customer needs better, and who have been able to provide customers with superior value.

MSc Marketing will help you understand these issues and provide you with the skills to apply your knowledge to real world marketing challenges.... [-]

United Kingdom Canterbury
Request Info
English
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Read more in English

Welcome Video

Address
Kent Business School University of Kent Canterbury
CT2 7PE Canterbury, England, United Kingdom