A minimum of a second-class UK degree, or an equivalent internationally recognised qualification in a variety of subject areas and three years of managerial experience are required for entry on to the course.
All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and relevant experience may also be taken into account when considering applications.
Months of entry
Fast-track your career by choosing Kent Business School’s AMBA and CMI accredited Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme.
The 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 Kent Business School student studying our career-transforming MBA, be encouraged to think deeply, question everything and find solutions to some of the most critical and convoluted issues facing tomorrow’s world.
The MBA, accredited by the highly regarded CMI and AMBA, offers rigorous and in-depth teaching and practical experience delivered by academics and business leaders at the highest level of their expertise.
On our beautiful, green, Canterbury campus with Europe and London close by, be surrounded by a multinational group of like-minded thinkers with commercial flair and global perspectives as you learn detailed business theory and apply it practically to real global businesses and your own, unique, business ideas.
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 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.
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 masterclasses and opportunities to study a language.
You will also have access to our ASPIRE centre, a purpose-built entrepreneurial lab where you can develop, plan and launch your own start up business.
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.
The MBA is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), giving you the opportunity to gain, alongside your 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 and the CMI qualification is highly sought after by employers.
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.
Senior Leader Master's Degree Apprenticeship (Level 7)
The Senior Leader apprenticeship is underpinned by The 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.
Attend an MBA Briefing
MBA Briefings are held regularly. We personalise the information you receive about the 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, Debbie Kemp.
Information for international students
Please see our International website for entry requirements by country and other relevant information. Due to visa restrictions, international fee-paying students cannot study part-time unless undertaking a distance or blended-learning programme with no on-campus provision.
English language entry requirements
The University requires all non-native speakers of English to reach a minimum standard of proficiency in written and spoken English before beginning a postgraduate degree.
For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages.
Need help with English?
Applicants who are required to meet an English language condition may be able to study a pre-sessional course in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.
Fees and funding
The Business School has a wide range of funding opportunities for postgraduate students, which include Scholarships, Bursaries, and the KBS Early Bird Discount. The Early Bird equates to a 10% discount on tuition fees.
The MBA scholarships include:
- Women in Leadership Scholarship
- Leaders in Sustainability Scholarship
- SME Entrepreneur and Innovator Scholarship
For more information on funding available from Kent Business School, please visit the postgraduate funding page.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- part time24-36 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Duration: 1 year full-time, 2 to 3 years part-time
Course contact details
- Kent Business School
- +44 (0)1227 827726