Full Time MBAUniversity of Kent
Price on request
- Canterbury (England)
What you'll learn on the course
Master Business Administration
he Kent MBA programme is distinguished by its small class size, the level of talent and experience of the participants. The profile of a Kent MBA applicant is 8-13 years work experience from a wide range of sectors and nationalities - 17 countries in the current cohort. Typically, participants who are UK-based tend to follow the modular executive format which is offered in ten one-week blocks over 21 months and this year we have two participants who commute from France and from Germany. More recently, the division between the profile of full-time programme participants and those on the modular executive programme is becoming increasingly blurred.
The current economic climate has meant that we are seeing more senior applicants investing their redundancy packages and taking a year out to complete their MBA with a view to reflecting on the future of their careers, They will benefit from new skills, knowledge and the networking potential of the programme. With such a wide pool of talent, the MBA class represents an excellent source of talent for consultancy projects. This year there are eight companies working with Kent MBAs on specific projects to help organisations grow or work through economically challenging times.
Organisations are becoming more aware of the benefits of sponsoring their managers on the Kent MBA programme. It is an excellent way to motivate, leverage and retain talent, it can help develop new business opportunities; it can save money on external consultants and, in the case of modular executive participants, has an immediate impact on individual performance in the workplace.
After graduation, Kent MBAs can participate in the Alumni Update Scheme, which means they can join the current cohort to complete a free one-week elective as part of their Continued Professional Development - another bonus for their organisations.
The Kent MBA content is identical for both full-time and executive modular programmes and combines a demanding core of general management learning with the opportunity to study areas of personal interest through elective modules. It includes a compulsory business consultancy project, the MBA Business Report, which allows you to tackle a real business issue in the workplace. You must also write an additional report, the Management Skills Report, to complete the programme. This will assist in your career development by enabling you to reflect on your own business skills and strengths. Both reports are mentored.
The programme is designed so that executive MBA students and full-time students share some teaching. This is an important feature of our programme as it enables students to exchange ideas and experiences, and to network.
The Kent MBA has 30 places on the full-time programme and 20 places on the executive modular programme. We strongly encourage potential applicants to attend one of our monthly MBA briefings or to request an informal discussion with the MBA Programme Director.
One year full-time; ten one-week blocks over 20 months (executive modular); weekend modular format (Athens only).