Department profile

Kent Business School

University of Kent
2018/19 edition

About Kent Business School

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.

"At postgraduate level, the student body at Kent is so diverse that it creates a welcoming and accepting community, where the opportunities to get involved are limitless. My best advice would be to reach out to your peers, learn about their cultures, take part in programmes like the Global Skills Award, and really make an effort to make the most of your time here. There is no other experience like it."

Cathryn Andrews, MSc Marketing

£9m Postgraduate Scholarship Fund

Kent Business School offers exclusive scholarships and bursaries of up to 50% off your tuition fee for postgraduate students upon application. In 2017, Kent Business School awarded over £470,000 worth of bursaries and scholarships to postgraduate students.

In 2017 we launched three new MBA scholarships offering 50% off your tuition fee:

  • Women in Leadership Scholarship
  • Leaders in Sustainability Scholarship
  • SME Entrepreneur and Innovator Scholarship

If you are looking to accelerate your career, the Kent MBA could be the right choice for you and your organisation.

We also provide an Early Bird discount of 10% to applicants who apply before 31 March and pay their deposit by 30 April. Please note, the Early Bird offer is open to self-funded postgraduate students only. For more information, visit our funding page.

The University of Kent has a scholarship fund of over £9 million. Use the university guide to financial assistance as a foundation for your research into the full range of funding opportunities.

State-of-the-art facilities

Study in Sibson, our state-of-the-art building. With new teaching and learning spaces and modern social and breakout areas, Sibson encapsulates KBS academic values and identity.

In Medway, Kent Business School has recently relocated to the historic dockyard, occupying the ‘Sail and Colour Loft’. Here, modern learning facilities feature within an iconic historic building forming inspiring learning spaces.


The UK is a popular place to study, and KBS is particularly well-located in South-East England with programmes being delivered at both the Canterbury and Medway campuses.

Canterbury is well-known as a city-break destination for art, culture, history, restaurants and night-life. The campus itself is set in woodlands and is within walking distance to Canterbury city centre. Canterbury is 56 minutes by train to London, and 2.5 hours to Paris. Public transport is easily available and reliable.

The Medway campus at Chatham Maritime is a vibrant mixture of modern and historic buildings with excellent facilities. A free Wi-Fi enabled shuttle bus runs regularly between the Canterbury and Medway campuses during term time. Plus, the ports of Dover, Ramsgate and the Channel Tunnel are all about an hour’s drive away, and London is 45 minutes away by train.

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.

Future Career Prospects and Support

Kent has an excellent record of graduate employment: 98% of our postgraduate students who graduated in 2016 found a job or further study opportunity within six months. Our students are consistently targeted by leading international organisations and recent graduates of Kent Business School have gone on to work for top global companies, including Apple, Boeing, EY (Ernst & Young), GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), HSBC, IBM and The Walt Disney Company.

The graduate school runs a programme of skills training workshops and events specifically for postgraduates, and the Careers and Employability Service can provide personal careers advice at any stage of your studies.

Join KBS. We look forward to hearing from you.

  • *8th for graduate prospects in accounting and 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

How to Apply

You can apply for our postgraduate taught masters programmes 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 into the programme. For more information visit our How to Apply page.

Visit Us

Please visit our postgraduate events page to see upcoming opportunities to visit us.

Contact details

01227 827726
Kent Business School
Park Wood Road
University of Kent