Department profile

Kent Business School

University of Kent
2022/23 edition

About Kent Business School

Kent Business School (KBS), as part of the University of Kent, is committed to developing employable, ethical graduates who can make a difference in tomorrow’s world. Kent Business School is also part of the 1% of top global institutions to gain 'Triple Crown' accreditation from three top business organisations: European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and The Association of MBAs (AMBA). Find out more

Why Kent Business School?

  • Part of the 1% of top global institutions to gain the ‘Triple Crown’ accreditation (EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA).
  • We champion sustainable innovation through ground-breaking research and education and have over 25 years of experience in delivering high-quality business degrees.
  • We are a leading Business School with a global outlook and an international community.
  • Our expert teaching staff appear in the top 2% of researchers worldwide
  • We have over 25 years’ experience in delivering cutting-edge business degrees.
  • We have a global outlook and a large international community.
  • Excellent Postgraduate funding options available from an Early Bird discount to academic Scholarships.

If you are looking for a course that focuses on real-life challenges while providing you with the tools to be professionally competitive and also helps you to become employable in the UK or other parts of the world, do not hesitate to apply to the University of Kent.

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Postgraduate study

Our postgraduate courses are informed by our research and taught by experts with international reputations for the quality of their work. Our flagship AMBA-accredited MBA attracts students from around the world who are looking to build the knowledge and skills to take the next step in their careers. Other taught Master’s courses explore a range of relevant and sought-after topics all with the options to undertake an industrial placement. We also offer conversion courses, specifically designed for non-business graduates who want to enhance their career prospects.

You can start our MSc Strategic Project Management course in January. This gives you more opportunities to apply for postgraduate funding and the flexibility to begin your studies without waiting for entry in September.

See the MSc Strategic Project Management video here.

Industrial Placement

Industrial placements are the perfect way for you to enhance your career prospects and deepen your understanding of a specific area of expertise. All our MSc courses are available with the option to take an in-company or self-employed industrial placement of up to 12 months (visa dependent), allowing you to gain work experience in the UK or overseas.

Watch our Postgraduate Placements video here.

Careers and support

You gain so much more than an academic qualification when you graduate from Kent Business School - we enhance your student experience and accelerate your career prospects. From the moment you start with us, our efforts are focused on helping you gain the knowledge, skills and experience you need to thrive in an increasingly competitive workplace, or even start your own business.

Enhance your employability skills further by undertaking an Industrial Placement or opt for an In-Company Scheme to work on a real business case study. Launch your own venture via our extra-curricular Business Start-Up Journey supported by our ASPIRE team.


When you graduate from Kent Business School you will become part of our globally connected alumni community, which is made up of more than 23,000 graduates from across 87 countries. As a graduate of KBS, you can access a wide range of benefits and services wherever you are in the world. Learn more about the KBS Alumni community.

Watch our Alumni video here.


The Sibson Building at Canterbury provides you with the ideal environment for you to achieve your full potential and gain the most from your studies. This RIBA award-winning state-of-the-art building offers spacious teaching facilities including executive seminar and lecture rooms, a Bloomberg lab, a dedicated MBA suite and access to excellent IT facilities and learning resources.

The School is conveniently located at the University of Kent’s campus, close to continental Europe and with easy access to London.

World-famous Canterbury Cathedral is situated in the heart of the historic city centre, just a 25-minute walk or short bus ride.


Kent Business School at Medway benefits from a range of first-class facilities including digital classrooms, seminar rooms, a group learning room, a computer suite, quiet and general study areas, social spaces and a special reference collection of core textbooks. Dedicated on-site learning, personal and IT support is also continuously available at the Drill Hall Library on campus, the longest in Europe.

The Medway campus has excellent transport links and is just 40-minutes by fast train from London.
The Medway campus is friendly and close-knit, with students from a variety of backgrounds working and socialising together. Being a former Royal Naval base, our buildings are rich in history, turned into a modern learning spaces. The Medway area is steeped in history and rich in maritime heritage with Rochester’s splendid castle and cathedral and The Historic Dockyard, Chatham.

International student support

Studying at Kent Business School is an investment in your future. We have designed an excellent academic experience and a multicultural environment for social and cultural exchange.

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.

Scholarships and funding

Kent Business School is delighted to be able to offer a range of funding opportunities including bursaries and scholarships for postgraduate students upon application:

  • Early Bird Discount - 10% off tuition fees (apply by 31 March 2023 and pay course deposit by 30 April 2023).
  • Course Director’s Scholarship – available to self-funded students with a first class degree (or equivalent) – awards up to £2,500
  • KBS Hardship Bursary – 20 capped awards available with a value of £1,500 and £3,000.
  • MBA Leaders in Sustainability Scholarship, MBA SME Entrepreneur & Innovator Scholarship and MBA Women in Leadership Scholarship – 25% tuition fee discount.

Visit our Postgraduate Funding page for more information.

The University of Kent has a multi-million-pound postgraduate scholarship fund. Use the university guide to financial assistance as a foundation for your research into the full range of funding opportunities.

How to apply

You can apply for our postgraduate taught master’s courses via the online application process. Please ensure all supporting documents are submitted with your application form or scanned and emailed. We will ask to see the originals of your documentation when you enrol on the course.

For more information visit our How to Apply page.

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Contact details

01227 827726
Kent Business School
Park Wood Road