Students who wish to apply for a higher degree should have a good honours degree from the UK or equivalent internationally recognised qualification. Consideration will be given to those applicants holding a good second class honours degree. A minimum of three years’ relevant managerial work experience is also required.
Applicants without an honours degree may also be considered on the basis of work experience, professional qualifications and the relevance of the programme to their current professional role.
An individual interview with the Programme Director will form part of the selection process.
All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, and professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.
Attend an MBA Briefing
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.
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You can also arrange a personal meeting with the MBA Programme Director, Professor Thanos Papadopoulos.
Months of entry
The Kent MBA aims to transform you into a responsible business leader, who understands and can embed sustainable management practices for the advancement of local and global communities.
We combine rigorous business theory with relevant practical application, using:
- A Case study-based teaching method
- A European study tour
- Consultancy Week – working with businesses live on consulting projects
- Internships with high-profile, multinational corporations
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.
The Kent MBA 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 languages, that will allow you to develop into a leader who is ready for the next big challenge.
Information for international students
For detailed information see our English language requirements pages. Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.
Fees and funding
Please visit our funding web pages for the most current opportunities.
The Business School has a wide range of funding opportunities for postgraduate students, which include Scholarships, Bursaries, the Double Loyalty Scheme for progressing University of Kent undergraduates and our Early Bird Scheme. The Early Bird entitles students who apply early (before 31 March) and commit early, 10% off their tuition fees.
Qualification and course duration
Further details of qualification
One year full-time, two to three years part-time
|Assessment||What kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)|
|Written/ formal examinations||60|
|Written coursework / continuous assessment||20|
Course contact details
- Kent Business School
- +44 (0)1227 827726