University of Kent

United Kingdom

Kent Business School

Kent Business School is an international Business School, with a global reputation for delivering research and teaching excellence. We are proud to be part of the 1% of global business schools worldwide to gain 'Triple Crown' accreditation from three top business organisations: European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and The Association of MBAs (AMBA).

Kent Business School is one of the leading Schools in the UK for academic research (in the REF2021 80% of our outputs were rated as world-leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*) and business engagement (gained the Small Business Charter Award in 2018). Our commitment to gender equality was recognised by our 2020 Athena SWAN bronze award.

As a dual-intensive Business School, our distinctiveness comes from a forward-thinking approach to business education. We place sustainable innovation at the heart of our educational outlook, underpinned by world-class research. We are interdisciplinary by nature, bringing innovative solutions to real-world issues. We are integrated into the local business community as a hub for knowledge creation and exchange. We are proud that our industry collaborations and global partnerships benefit students, businesses and the community.

 

Kent Business School is one of six academic Divisions within the University of Kent. The School has 2453 students and 165 staff. We offer a strong and growing portfolio of undergraduate, and postgraduate taught and research programmes on our two campuses in Canterbury and Medway.

 

The School academic structure consists of four Academic Departments:

• Department of Accounting and Finance

• Department of Analytics, Operations and Systems

• Department of Leadership and Management.

• Department of Marketing, Entrepreneurship and International Business

 

We are investing in our programmes, staff, and facilities. In Canterbury, Kent Business School moved into their new home ‘Sibson’ in early 2017. The state-of-the-art building with new teaching and learning rooms and modern social and breakout areas, encapsulate the School’s academic values and identity.

 

 

About the University of Kent

The University of Kent is a leading UK university producing world-class research, rated internationally excellent and leading the way in many fields of study. Our 20,000 students are based at campuses and centres in Canterbury, Medway, Athens, Brussels, Paris and Rome.

Confirmed by our outstanding REF2021 results, our students study with some of the most influential thinkers in the world. Universities UK recently named research from the University as one of the UK’s 100 Best Breakthroughs of the last century for its significant impact on people’s everyday lives.

Our graduates are equipped for a successful future allowing them to compete effectively in the global job market. More than 95% of graduates find a job or study opportunity within six months.

Known as the ‘UK’s European university’, our international outlook is a major focus and we believe in our students developing a global perspective. Many of our courses provide opportunities to study or work abroad; we have partnerships with more than 400 universities worldwide and are the only UK university to have postgraduate centres in Athens, Brussels, Paris and Rome.

The University is a truly international community with over 40% of our academics coming from outside the UK and our students representing over 150 nationalities.

We are a major economic force in southeast England, supporting innovation and enterprise. We are worth £0.9 billion to the economy of the southeast and support more than 9,400 jobs in the region.

In March 2018, the Government and Health Education England (HEE) announced that the joint bid by the University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University for funded places to establish a medical school has been successful. The first intake of undergraduates to the Kent and Medway Medical School was in September 2020.

We are proud to be part of Canterbury, Medway and the county of Kent and, through collaboration with partners, work to ensure our global ambitions have a positive impact on the region’s academic, cultural, social and economic landscape.

 

Website: www.kent.ac.uk 


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Key staff:

 

  • Professor Karen Cox - Vice-Chancellor and President
  • Gavin Esler - Chancellor
  • Jane Higham - Chief Financial Officer
  • Prof. Georgina Randsley de Moura - Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic Strategy, Planning and Performance)
  • Prof. Marian Garcia - Director (Dean) of Kent Business School

Awards:

  • Part of the 1% of global business schools worldwide to gain 'Triple Crown' accreditation from three top business organisations: European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and The Association of MBAs (AMBA).

Key facts:

  • In the 2021 Complete University Guide, Kent Business School was ranked 9th nationally and 2nd for Graduate Prospects for Marketing.

  • Top 201-250 globally for Business and Economics in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings (2021).

  • REF2021 results have confirmed KBS as a leading research business school, with 87.5% of our research rated as 4* or 3* in terms of environment (up from 62.4% in REF2014). 

  • Kent Business School is one of six academic Divisions within the University of Kent.

  • The School has 2453 students and 165 staff.