|Degree:||Master of Business Administration (MBA)|
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
|Study modes:||full-time, part-time|
Fast-track your career by choosing Kent Business School’s AMBA and CMI accredited MBA programme.
The Kent MBA provides students with the knowledge and skills to become transformational leaders with innovative mindsets, who understand and can embed responsible management for the advancement of local and global communities.
As a student of the Kent MBA, you are encouraged to think, question and find solutions alongside academic staff, organisations and fellow students. The Kent MBA programme builds upon three pillars; Observe, create and practice. The Kent MBA will allow you to understand organisations and the context in which they operate (observe), help you to re-interpret these organisational frameworks (create), and consolidate and apply this acquired knowledge to your own organisation (practice).
We combine rigorous business theory with relevant practical application, using:
Throughout the programme you engage with organisations; small, medium and large, regional to multinational, to test theories immediately in real-world situations. You will connect with strategic thinkers with commercial flair and global perspectives. The connections you make during this time will be with you for life.
As a student on The Kent MBA, you also have the opportunity to gain the Chartered Management Institute’s (CMI) Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership alongside your degree.
Our MBA is based on our Canterbury campus. It is designed so that full-time and part-time students can study together and learn from each other. The course brings together creative minds and experienced managers who are keen to make a difference. Our intimate class size offers an environment fostering discussion and networking, led by internationally recognised scholars from around the world and by our network of successful and innovative practitioners.
You can develop an entrepreneurial outlook, an international perspective as well as a commitment to responsible management. You will also benefit from a range of value-added experiences, such as master classes and opportunities to study a language.
Kent Business School has joined forces with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) to give you the opportunity to gain, alongside the Kent MBA, the CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership on the successful completion of your studies.
The CMI is committed to excellence in management and leadership. The CMI qualification is highly sought after by employers. Students benefit from access to Management Direct and the CMI mentoring scheme.
AMBA represents the highest standard of achievement in postgraduate business education and is awarded to only the best MBA programmes into works. Employers recognise it as an assurance of global quality.
The Senior Leader apprenticeship is underpinned by The Kent MBA.
The apprenticeship standard has been developed by a group of employers and approved by the government to ensure that apprenticeships are delivered and assessed consistently. It outlines the skills, knowledge and behaviours required of the apprentice.
To be eligible for the Senior Leadership Apprenticeship, it is expected that you have management responsibility, which includes formal governance/director responsibilities, and you are responsible for direction and vision, providing a clear sense of purpose and driving strategic intent. Operating as an inclusive leader, you are responsible for developing ethical, innovative and supportive cultures with the ability to deliver results.
Each apprenticeship is tailored to the needs of you (the apprentice) and your employer.
For further information contact: E: firstname.lastname@example.org / T: 01634 888456 or 888467
Please do not use the online application to apply for the Senior Leadership Apprenticeship,
MBA Briefings are held regularly. We personalise the information you receive about the Kent MBA and how it may impact your career and indeed your life. We also give you advice on gaining ‘buy in’ from your employer. All briefing sessions are held at Kent Business School, Canterbury campus.
If you are interested in attending an MBA Briefing, please let us know. View dates and register.
You can also arrange a personal meeting with the MBA Programme Director, Professor Thanos Papadopoulos.
The Business School has a wide range of funding opportunities for postgraduate students, which include Scholarships, Bursaries, and the KBS Early Bird Scheme. The Early Bird equates to a 10% discount on tuition fees.
The Kent MBA scholarships include:
For more information on funding available from the University of Kent, please visit the Student Funding page.
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:
With over 25 years’ experience delivering business education, Kent Business School is a leading UK business school, both for the standard of our teaching and student satisfaction. 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.
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 around 60 PhD students, who form a dynamic and close-knit research community.