Entry requirements

A good degree from a UK or other approved university and/or an equivalent professional qualification; a minimum of three years’ relevant managerial work experience. In addition, applicants without a Master’s qualification and with less than five years managerial work experience are required to take the GMAT and achieve a good test score, which is balanced across all parts of the GMAT. A minimum GMAT score of 580 or equivalent GRE score will be required from students (Comparison tool: www.ets.org/s/gre/flash/bschool/comparison). Lower test scores will be considered on a case by case basis at the discretion of the Programme Director. An individual interview will form part of the selection process.

General Management MBA.

Months of entry


Course content

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.

Accredited by The Association of MBA’s (AMBA), the Kent MBA guarantees a real and relevant learning experience to broaden and sharpen your skills. Together with an international focus, it is academically rigorous yet innovative with flexible learning options. There is the option to complete in one year full-time or part-time over two or three years.

The programme is delivered in Canterbury with an innovative study tour in Paris and Brussels where students will learn about the structure, policy, law and finance of the EU as well as hearing from leading European organisations.

You will be gaining tangible business connections and interacting with the corporate world as Kent MBA students have the opportunity to get involved in a variety of external projects such as:

  • Kent MBA Consultancy Week - working with businesses live on consulting projects
  • Live Case Studies
  • Key Speakers
  • Internships with high-profile, multinational corporations

Kent Business School believes that a global perspective is fundamental to business education. The Kent MBA therefore reflects this and recruits students from a wide range of backgrounds and locations including the UK, Europe, the Far East, Middle East, Asia, North and South America and Africa. This international representation helps students form connections and develop their networks.

Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules. You may also have the option to take modules from other programmes so that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas that interest you.

The programme involves a taught and a project component. The taught programme is assessed by a mixture of coursework assignments throughout the year, and by examinations in January and May/June.


Once these are completed, students then work full time on two reports to be completed over the summer. These reports provide an opportunity to apply the techniques and insights presented in the programme and apply them to a particular problem area.

Information for international students

For detailed information see our English language requirements pages. http://www.kent.ac.uk/ems/eng-lang-reqs/index.html 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. See http://www.kent.ac.uk/international-pathways/ .

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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 2016) and commit early, 10% off their tuition fees.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations60
Written coursework / continuous assessment20
Professional practice20
Dissertation (14000 words)

Course contact details

Kent Business School
+44 (0)1227 827726