Entry requirements

A good honours degree (minimum 2:2) from the UK or an equivalent internationally recognised qualification.

Exceptions will be considered for senior managers with more than ten years’ managerial work experience.

Applicants without an honours degree may also be considered on the basis of relevant experience or professional qualifications.

A minimum of three years’ full-time managerial work experience is required.

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, professional qualifications and relevant experience may also be taken into account when considering applications.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Fast-track your career by choosing Kent Business School’s AMBA and CMI accredited MBA programme.

The Kent 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 student of the Kent MBA, you are encouraged to think, question and find solutions alongside academic staff, organisations and fellow students. The Kent MBA programme builds upon three pillars; Observe, create and practice. The Kent MBA will allow you to understand organisations and the context in which they operate (observe), help you to re-interpret these organisational frameworks (create), and consolidate and apply this acquired knowledge to your own organisation (practice).

We combine rigorous business theory with relevant practical application, using:

  • A Case Study-based Teaching Method
  • A European Study Tour
  • Consultancy and Negotiation Skills Week
  • Business Start-Up Week
  • Business Skills
  • Business Simulation
  • 1 to 1 Executive Coaching
  • Guest Speaker Series (in collaboration with various organisations and clubs)

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 Kent 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.

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.

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 a language.

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

For further information about funding, including scholarships, please visit our funding web pages.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MBA
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    Duration: 1 year full-time, 2 to 3 years part-time

Course contact details

Name
Kent Business School
Email
kentmba@kent.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1227 827726