Kingston Business School

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Kingtson Business School
Kingston Business School Logo.svg
Established 1992, and replaced the College of Polytechnic (established 1970)
Dean Ron Tuninga
Students 4,424[1]
Location London, United Kingdom
Affiliations Association of MBAs, EFMD, Economic and Social Research Council
Website Kingston Business School
Logo of Kingston Business School

Kingston Business School is a business school located in London, United Kingdom and a part of Kingston University. It holds an EFMD EPAS accreditation[2], and is part of The Centre for High Performance[3] that consists of senior faculty at London Business School, Duke's Fuqua School of Business, Kingston Business School and Oxford University.


Kingston Business School origins date to the 1960s. It is now part of the Faculty of Business and Law at Kingston University. The Faculty was established in 1984 as part of the Kingston Polytechnic which became a university in 1992.


Kingston University Business School is based in Kingston upon Thames on the border of London and Surrey.


The Business School is situated on the Kingston Hill campus, one of four campuses of the university, in the London borough of Kingston upon Thames. In April 2012 it moved into a new purpose-built building on the site.[4] The campus is within walking distance of Richmond Park. A free and frequent student bus services operates between campuses and Kingston town centre during term time.[5]

Organisation and academic profile[edit]

The school is divided into five academic departments: Accounting & Finance, Business Information Technology & Operations Management, Business & Management, Leadership & Human Resource Management, Marketing & Communications. They offer undergraduate, taught postgraduate and doctoral programmes.

The Business School works in partnership with academic institutions in Russia,[6] Greece,[7] and India to deliver Kingston University degree programmes such as the Masters in Business Administration (MBA), International HRM programme,[8] and MA Leadership Practice.[9]


The Business School has triple accreditation from the Association of MBAs (AMBA) for its MBA (in the UK, Russia, Greece and Cyprus), its Masters in Business Management and Masters in International Business Management and its DBA programme.[10] The European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) has awarded Kingston Business School EPAS accreditation for three sets of programmes; Masters in Management, Bachelors in Management and the PhD in Business.[11]


The Business School has five research centres covering Asia business; business-to-business marketing; employment, skills and society; leadership and management in health; small businesses.[12] It also has nine research groups covering behaviour and practice; business modelling and analysis; consumer research; emerging technologies; employee engagement; knowledge, process and project management; leadership and occupational psychology; operations.[13]


The Complete University Guide ranked Kingston University 91st in Business & Management Studies in UK.[14]

Student life[edit]

The Kingston Hill Campus is located approximately 3 miles from Kingston Town Centre and close to Richmond Park and Wimbledon Common, and is approximately 25 minutes from central London. The Campus has study facilities for students which include Meeting pods, designated Study rooms, numerous Computer Labs, a Learning Cafe and a Learning Resources Centre; formally known as the Nightingale Centre.[15] As part of Kingston University, the Business School has one of the most ethnically diverse student populations in the UK.[5]

Also located on the Campus is a Halls of Residence to accommodate 565 students, Music Studio, Café, Restaurant and Bar. Sports and fitness activities at Kingston Hill include football, table tennis, golf and badminton.[16] In addition, the University also has its own sports clubs and teams which are run by the Kingston University Student Union (KUSU).[17]



  1. ^ "Kingston University Students Numbers, 01 December 2011 Census" (PDF HEFCE/HESES). Retrieved 2012-10-13. 
  2. ^ "British Qualifications 4th Edition, 2004". 
  3. ^ "Centre for High Performance, founded 2010". 
  4. ^ "Kingston Business School building - Kingston Business School, London". Retrieved 15 December 2017. 
  5. ^ a b "University guide 2018: Kingston University". London: Guardian Media Group. 24 May 2015. Retrieved 15 December 2017. 
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  8. ^ "Kingston HRM Masters course launches in Russia - Kingston Business School, London". 20 January 2012. Retrieved 15 December 2017. 
  9. ^ "Greek military go online to learn leadership practice - Kingston Business School, London". 13 October 2011. Retrieved 15 December 2017. 
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  11. ^ Pergoot, Nick. "EPAS Accredited Programmes". Retrieved 15 December 2017. 
  12. ^ "Research Centres - Kingston Business School, London". Retrieved 15 December 2017. 
  13. ^ "Research Groups - Specialised Research - Kingston Business School, London". Retrieved 15 December 2017. 
  14. ^ "The Complete University Guide - University Subject Tables 2019". Retrieved 3 August 2018. 
  15. ^ "Student Facilities". Retrieved 18 February 2010. [permanent dead link]
  16. ^ "Recreational Activities". Retrieved 15 December 2017. 
  17. ^ "Sports Clubs". Retrieved 15 December 2017. 
  18. ^ James Verrinder (14 November 2011). "TNS names NMA's Maureen Duffy new UK CEO". Retrieved 15 December 2017. 
  19. ^ Dan Milmo (13 May 2010). "Airline watchdog says industry must take share of blame for ash crisis". London: Guardian Media Group. Retrieved 15 December 2017. 
  20. ^ "John Tiner appointed FSA Chief Executive". FSA. 14 July 2003. Retrieved 15 December 2017. 

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