|Degree:||Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BSc (Hons))|
Business is global; to be successful you need to understand international cultures and markets and adapt your business to their needs. As an International Business student at Kent, you develop the essential business skills to lead any business anywhere.
The International Business programme is taught in Kent Business School (KBS) in a brand-new building, providing modern study facilities. KBS is a leading UK business school for academic teaching, student satisfaction and graduate employment prospects. We provide a friendly, student-focused environment, which helps you to make the most of your studies.
You benefit from our global links and the international make-up of our staff and students. You are taught by lecturers with experience in a range of management disciplines, as well as by leading experts currently in business.
As a student at Kent Business School, you also have the opportunity to gain the Chartered Management Institute’s (CMI) Level 5 Professional Award in Management and Leadership alongside your degree.
In your first year, you are introduced to all aspects of business including accounting, financial reporting, business modelling and the global business environment.
In your second and final years, you cover international business strategy, business ethics, operations management, innovation, strategy analysis and interactive decision modelling. You can also focus on areas you are particularly interested in, such as new product marketing, international entrepreneurship and enterprise.
Your spend a year working between your second and final year – we have a Placement Officer who can give advice and guidance. In previous years, students have spent their year in industry with:
If you would like to spend a year studying or working abroad, see International Business with a Year Abroad.
You don’t have to make a decision before you enrol at Kent but certain conditions apply.
Alternatively, you can take our three-year International Business degree, without a year abroad or a year in industry. For details, see International Business.
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:
Alongside your 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 can also get involved with the student-run Kent Business and Kent Enterprise societies, which in previous years have organised regular events with guest speakers from industry and supported budding entrepreneurs with their ventures.
Alongside your lectures and seminars, Kent Business School gives you many opportunities to interact directly with the business community. Special events and schemes have previously included:
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.
Kent Business School is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). We are committed to excellence by providing world-class, thought-provoking programmes. We champion sustainable innovation through high-quality research and education, impacting business and society and are committed to developing employable, ethical graduates who can make a positive difference.
All of our programmes at Kent Business School address the challenges of modern global business and we aim to meet industry demands of producing quality graduates by ensuring we unlock our students’ potential, expand their thinking and nurture their talent.