|Degree:||Master of Science (MSc)|
|Study modes:||full-time, part-time|
Designed to meet the needs of business and industry, the MSc in Management offers unique insights on contemporary issues in the global economy. Through its varied modules that cover the most relevant and current issues relating to management, it equips graduates for transition into doctoral studies or a career in business and management.
Develop 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. Study innovation and entrepreneurship, and learn how to create and manage sustainable businesses.
This MSc equips you with the necessary tools, techniques and concepts to understand how business is conducted and the various challenges facing managers from an operational and strategic perspective.
Throughout the programme you develop an international perspective on management by applying the skills and knowledge you learn to real-world situations. As part of your studies, you can spend a week in Brussels, home to the European Union, NATO and many other international organisations.
For students who wish to enhance their employability further, this programme offers the opportunity to undertake work experience in the UK or overseas, through the option to undertake the programme with an additional industrial placement of up to 12 months. Although not compulsory, students undertaking the industrial placement often enhance the breadth and depth of their knowledge learned via the first-hand experience gained. Students who wish to undertake this programme without the placement option will utilise extensive industry case studies in order to complete the management consultancy report.
Placements are self-sought and can range from an additional 12 to 50 weeks. This would extend the normal 12 month Masters programme to a maximum of 24 months.
The School offers support to those students seeking the industrial placement option, through extra-curricular engagement with our dedicated placements team. Our dedicated placement team can help you gain a suitable paid position and provide support throughout your placement. Students considering this option should be aware that they will be required to successfully complete all stage 1 modules and that there may be additional costs for students in terms of visa extensions, Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) and accommodation, for example.
Through the first-hand, practical experience – derived from the Brussels field trip and industry placement/or industry study– and a comprehensive range of both mandatory and optional modules, you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to succeed in your career in business and management, or transition into doctoral studies.
As a student on the Management programme, you also have the opportunity to gain the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 7 certificate in Professional Consulting and the (CMI) Level 7 certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership.
10 Week and 6 Week Pre-sessional courses in Medway for students wishing to progress to degree programmes delivered in Medway.
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:
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.
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 also hold a number of accreditations by professional bodies.
The Business School has a wide range of funding opportunities for postgraduate students, which include Scholarships, Bursaries, the Double Loyalty Scheme for University of Kent undergraduates and the KBS Early Bird Scheme. The Early Bird equates to a 10% discount on tuition fees.
For more information on funding available from the University of Kent, please visit the Student Funding page.
Student accommodation, at Liberty Quays, is available for Stage 1 of your programme. Should you wish to remain in the Medway area during your placement, and for Stage 2 of your studies, the University will work with you to arrange such accommodation.