Kent Business School

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Kent Business School
The University of Kent Business School at Canterbury and Medway
Established 1988
Type Business School
Dean Professor Martin Meyer
Students 7,260 (Faculty of Social Sciences)
Location Canterbury and Medway, United Kingdom
Campus Semi-rural

Kent Business School, also known as KBS, is the Business School for The University of Kent. Since opening in 1988, It offers undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD degree programmes, as well as non-degree 'part time' executive education for individuals and companies. KBS is consistently ranked among the top 25 business schools in the United Kingdom.

KBS is sited in two locations, at The University of Kent main campus in Canterbury and at the Medway campus.

Rankings & reputation[edit]

League Table Performance

  • 5th in the UK for Tourism (Complete University Guide 2012)
  • 16th in the UK for Management (Sunday Times University Guide 2011)
  • 19th in the UK for Accounting and Finance (Complete University Guide 2012)
  • 23rd in the UK for Business and Management (Guardian University Guide 2012)

Job Prospects

  • 5th in the UK for Business & Management graduating students' employment prospects (Guardian University Guide 2012)
  • 85% of Kent Finance & Accounting students were employed in graduate level jobs within 6 months of graduating in 2010
  • 85% of Kent Business & Management students found employment or went onto further study within 6 months of graduating in 2010

Degree programmes[edit]

The University of Kent's business school currently runs 24 programmes; undergraduate requirements 2013 are in bold.


  • BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance (Canterbury) ABB-AAB
  • BA (Hons) Accounting and Management (Medway) ABB
  • BBA Business Administration (Canterbury) AAB
  • BA (Hons) Business and Management with a compulsory placement year (Medway) BBB-ABB
  • BA (Hons) International Business (Canterbury) ABB, to include a language at grade B
  • HND Business and Management (Medway/Mid-Kent College)

At undergraduate level, competition for places at KBS are relatively competitive with the average KBS student achieving ABB-AAB at A-Level to secure a place[1]


  • The Kent MBA
  • MSc Business Analytics
  • MSc Financial Markets
  • MSc Financial Services in Banking
  • MSc Human Resource Management
  • MSc International Accounting and Finance
  • MSc Logistics
  • MSc Management (General or International Business)
  • MSc Management Science
  • MSc Marketing
  • MSc Value Chain Management
  • PhD Accounting and Finance
  • PhD Industrial Relations
  • PhD Management
  • PhD Management Science
  • PhD Marketing
  • PhD Operational Research

Organisational relationships[edit]

Kent Business School at Canterbury

The Business School has a variety of links with companies and organisations as well as other academic institutions.

The school's academic network includes:[2]


External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°17′54″N 1°03′44″E / 51.2983°N 1.0621°E / 51.2983; 1.0621