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  • MAKINGCONNECTIONSUNLOCKINGPOTENTIAL

    POSTGRADUATE TAUGHT PROGRAMMES

    EFMD

  • Kent Business School Postgraduate Taught Programmes2

    TOP FIVE REASONSTO STUDY AT KENTBUSINESS SCHOOL1 Our UK ranking

    Kent Business School is continually ranked among the top 30 business schoolsin the UK as confirmed by The Sunday Times Good University Guide, TheGuardian University Guide and the National Student Survey for our degreeprogrammes, quality of international teaching as well as our commitment toenhancing our students employability. We are a Member of EuropeanFoundation for Management Development (EMFD) and the Association ofBusiness Schools (ABS). The Kent MBA is an AMBA accredited programme.

    2 Our research excellence

    Our world-class research enhances and underpins our rigorous teachingthrough the latest business and management research topics and data fromour five applied research centres.

    3 Our corporate connections

    Our well established relationships with international, national and regionalbusinesses ensures we have the commitment and capability to provide realworld skills and the latest business knowledge through a range of activitiesheld at the School, as well as offering you real world projects and currentbusiness challenges.

    4 Your employability

    We are currently rated in the top 5 UK business schools for our Business andManagement Graduation students employment prospects in 2012 GuardianUniversity Guide. The Business School presents a wealth of opportunities foryou to gain much more than your valuable business degree. We have strongconnections with many global organisations, and provide chances for you tonetwork and increase your employability.

    5 Our facilities

    We provide an ideal environment for study with high quality business facilities.Kent Business School is well designed and spacious with executive seminarand lecture rooms.

    Front cover: Dr Ben Lowe, Director of Studies,

    Masters' in Management programmes

    This page: Mr Des Laffey,

    Senior Lecturer in E-commerce

  • Connect at www.kent.ac.uk/kbs/pg-taught 3

    FOCUS YOURDIRECTIONFULFIL YOURAMBITION

  • Kent Business School Postgraduate Taught Programmes4

    WELCOME FROMOUR DIRECTOR

    Kent Business School,Canterbury Campus

    We are a top 30 business school, committed to excellence byproviding world-class, thought-provoking Mastersprogrammes. We focus on professional skills and knowledgein specific areas of management, which are readilytransferable into real-world applications.

    All of the Masters degrees at Kent Business School addressthe challenges of modern global business and we aim tomeet industrys demand for quality graduates by ensuringthat we unlock our students potential, expand theirthinking, and nurture their talent. We are driven to optimiseour students experience and employability.

    All our teaching is underpinned by our high-qualityinternational research and we pride ourselves on ourgrowing research capabilities at the School. In the 2008Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) we were placed in thetop third of all UK business schools.

    We are committed to international excellence, being highlyranked in The Guardian University Guide, The SundayTimes University Guide and the National Student Survey.A kite mark of our global distinction and rigorous academicteaching is also reflected in our accreditation with theAssociation of MBAs (AMBA) and our membership of theAssociation of Business Schools (ABS) and the EuropeanFoundation for Management Development (EFMD).

    We are dedicated to ensuring our students receive a qualityinternational business education, through friendly andsupportive academic staff and a global outlook in acomfortable and conducive learning environment.

    Professor John MingersDirector, Kent Business School

  • CONTENTS

    Connect at www.kent.ac.uk/kbs/pg-taught 5

    European location, international experience 6-7

    International community, global perspective 8-9

    Research-driven innovation and excellence 10-11

    Generous funding 12-13

    Enhancing your career prospects 14-15

    Postgraduate programmes 16-17

    Masters in Management programmes 18-23

    Masters in Finance programmes 24-29

    Masters in Management Science programmes 30-33

    MSc Human Resource Management 34-35

    MSc Value Chain Management 36

    MSc Logistics 37

    Graduate Diploma in International 38Management with Management English

    Postgraduate Certificate in 39 Employee Engagement

    Applying for postgraduate study 40-41

    Visit Kent Business School 42

    Key admissions dates:

    1st admissions period deadline 31 January 2013

    2nd admissions period deadline 31 March 2013

    3rd admissions period deadline 30 June 2013

    Discover the benefits of applying early with ourEarly BirdOffer at www.kent.ac.uk/kbs/pgt/early-bird

    2013/14 term starts 23 September 2013

    Connect with Kent Business School:

    Kent Business School, University of Kent,

    Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7PE, UK

    T: +44 (0)1227 827726

    E: [email protected]

    W: www.kent.ac.uk/kbs

    Search Kent Business School

  • Kent Business School Postgraduate Taught Programmes6

    EUROPEAN LOCATION,INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

    We have almost 25 years experience of delivering high-quality international business degrees and our studentsgraduate with specialist expertise to meet the challenges oftodays businesses. Our global research excellence underpinsand enhances all of our teaching, as evidenced in ourprogrammes. We deliver real-world skills and practicesthat employers demand and combined with strong linksand connections to international organisations, provide aunique and truly international business education.

    The Kent experience

    Kent Business School is set within the University

    of Kents Canterbury campus which overlooks the

    historic city of Canterbury, amid stunning English

    countryside and close to beautiful coastlines. Being

    located close to Canterburys city centre, you can

    enjoy the citys history and culture, take in its

    vibrant heritage, stunning world-famous

    architecture, county cricket ground, theatre,

    high-quality shopping and entertainment as well

    as many pubs and restaurants. Canterbury has

    been named one of the safest cities for students

    in England and Wales by The Complete

    University Guide.

    Close to London, close to Europe

    We are ideally located in Kent, the Garden of

    England, conveniently close to Europe and with

    easy access into London. You can be in the capital

    within 60 minutes using the high-speed train.

    Routes into Europe from the port of Dover, the

    Eurostar terminal at Ashford and the Eurotunnel

    terminal at Folkestone are only 30 minutes away

    and Gatwick airport is a one-hour drive from

    Canterbury. All of this gives Kent Business School

    very easy international access.

    A place to connect, a space to develop

    Our school is an ideal environment to study with

    high-quality business and sports facilities and

    postgraduate accommodation in Woolf College is

    just a short walk away. We provide an idyllic

    purpose-built facility, conducive to your learning

    and development. Kent Business School is well

    designed and spacious with executive seminar

    and lecture rooms. There is also a large airy

    reception lounge which is ideal for meeting fellow

    students for a coffee or holding a business

    networking reception.

  • Our research excellence

    Our world-class research drives the excellence of

    the School, as it underpins and enhances all of our

    teaching. Our international teaching staff are all

    experts in their field of study, renowned for their

    global expertise in research and consistently

    published in leading journals worldwide. They will

    guide and support your learning, not only in current

    best practice in your chosen field of study, but also

    the latest business thinking and emerging new

    concepts and theories.

    Highly ranked in the UK

    Kent Business School is continually ranked among

    the top 30 business schools in the UK as confirmed

    by The Sunday Times Good University Guide, The

    Guardian University Guide and the National Student

    Survey, for the standard and quality of international

    teaching as well as our commitment to enhancing

    our students employability.

    Our accreditations are the mark of global quality. We

    are a member of European Foundation for Management

    Development (EMFD) and the Association of Business

    Schools (ABS). The Kent MBA is an Association of MBA

    (AMBA) accredited programme.

    Our graduates in demand

    Our graduates are consistently targeted by leading

    global organisations for the depth and quality of the

    knowledge and practical skills they acquire on our

    programmes.

    Kent Business School students have an excellent

    track record for employability. Recent results show

    that over 90% of our students are either employed

    or in further study six months after graduation.

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    EFMD

    Developing your employability

    In The Guardian University Guide 2012, we are

    ranked in the top five UK business schools for our

    Business and Management graduates

    employment prospects. The Business School

    presents a wealth of opportunities for you to gain

    much more than your valuable business degree.

    We have strong connections with many global

    organisations and provide chances for you to

    network with them and acquire useful connections

    which may enhance your student experience and

    increase your employability. We hold events and

    activities with organisations and associations that

    will also benefit your learning experience and

    enhance your future career prospects.

    We provide ideal facilities in an international

    learning environment for you to forge associations

    with friends and colleagues whilst at the School.

    After graduation, as part of the Kent Business

    School alumni, these relationships will remain

    with you and may provide assistance in your

    future career.

    Our corporate connections

    Our well-established relationships with

    international, national and regional businesses

    means we have the commitment and capability to

    provide real-world skills and the latest business

    knowledge. We offer a range of activities as well

    as real life projects and current business

    challenges. We are proud of our corporate links

    and connections with organisations such as the

    BBC, Barclays, Cummins, IBM, KPMG, The Bank

    of England, and Kent County Council. Our

    connections with dunnhumby an international

    expert in relevance marketing means our

    students have access to the UKs largest

    consumer database.

    Kent Business School is continually ranked among the UKs top 30 business schools.

  • Kent Business School Postgraduate Taught Programmes8

    The University attracts people fromdifferent cultural backgrounds whichprovided me with an opportunity tocontinue learning about differentcultures at a personal level and howto cater to different audiences froma professional point of view.

    Bilal Ehsan ElahiMSc Management Science

    As a postgraduate student, youwork much more closely with theacademics. I love listening to theirlectures in which they are able toshare their experiences fromdifferent parts of the world.

    Sadiye SadanogluMSc Management Science

    INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY,GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

    International learning environment

    Our international research excellence underpins

    our teaching. We wholeheartedly drive the ethos of

    universal learning by bringing global perspectives

    and experiences together to deepen knowledge and

    develop connections relevant to the modern business

    world. We provide a life-changing experience, define

    and extend your career path and help shape your

    future through a diverse learning environment.

    We are strongly focused on global business where

    international research and building connections in

    organisations will enhance your employability.

    A truly global student body

    An international perspective is key to understanding

    modern business issues and, in an increasingly

    interconnected business world, people who surpass

    nationality and culture thrive in todays modern

    corporate environments. Working alongside people

    from many different cultures and backgrounds will

    enhance your experience and global business

    learning. You will be part of a vibrant community of

    exceptional graduate students who are developing

    their professional knowledge, international

    perspectives and experience.

    Inspirational teaching staff

    To ensure your learning is driven by the latest

    research and is real-world relevant, we are proud of

    the diversity of our teaching staff. They are selected

    for their international expertise and many remain

    research-active, bringing a wealth of universal

    business thinking to your learning experience. Our

    academics help put your knowledge into practice,

    preparing you for the modern business world or to

    pursue further academic goals.

    Our global alumni network

    Once our students graduate, they continue to

    benefit from our international connections. We

    maintain strong links with our graduates and many

    choose to develop their experiences even further

    and work with us to deliver events and activities

    across the globe, or become a member of our

    exclusive global alumni network. There are

    representatives in many countries, working closely

    with the School to provide access and links for

    prospective and current students and alumni, as

    well as the School itself.

    Our Masters degree programmes, international teaching staff and vibrant multicultural learning environment are all designed to provide a worldwide business perspective. This allows you to gain a crucial insight into the changingglobal economies and acquire practical knowledge.

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    With over 300 postgraduatestudents from 30 nationalitiesand over 60 teaching staff fromover 20 countries, Kent BusinessSchool offers a truly internationalenvironment to enhance yourlearning experience.

  • Kent Business School Postgraduate Taught Programmes10

    RESEARCH-DRIVENINNOVATION AND EXCELLENCE

    Our international research expertise underpins ourteaching and drives the excellence of the School.Research activities at Kent Business School areorganised into five dedicated areas of businessmanagement and five centres of applied research.

    As part of our five-year strategy to enhance the

    Business Schools research focus, we are committed

    to progressing our research capacity through

    ongoing implementation. After several years of

    development we have significantly improved our

    research capability and are now classed within the

    top third of all UK business schools.

    In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, 55%

    of our research was classified as world-leading

    or internationally excellent and we are now one

    of the top 30 business schools in the UK.

    Areas of research expertise

    We have five main areas of research and our

    expertise feeds back into the core modules of our

    programmes and forms the base for the portfolio of

    elective modules:

    Accounting and Finance

    Management Science

    People, Management and Organisation

    Marketing and Supply Chain Management

    Strategy and International Business.

    Our engagement with the Kent MBA students in the Strategy andInternational Business modules has lead to a number of studentpresentations and reports related to the global and growth aims that theCummins Energy Solutions Business is pursuing. The Kent MBAconsultancy provided by the students challenged some of our thinking andmodels and reaffirmed others. Our team benefited by gaining a fresh andindependent perspective on our business, our objectives and the way we goabout them. Moreover, the participation of Cummins in the Kent MBA livecase studies provided our team with an opportunity to extend Cumminsrecruitment pool by tapping into the Kent MBA talent and to sustain andstrengthen the relationship between Kent Business School and Cummins asone of the largest local employers

    Kristina ChanovaProject Manager - Implementation, Cummins Energy Solutions Business

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    Anglo-Chinese Businessand Management Centre Director: Professor Steve Liu

    This is the first collaborative research

    centre of its kind between China and the

    UK, providing a joint research unit for Kent

    Business School and our partners in the

    Chinese Academy of Sciences and the

    Beijing Foreign Studies University.

    This centre includes members from the

    London School of Economics, University

    of Nottingham, University of Southampton

    and University of Warwick.

    www.kent.ac.uk/kbs/acbmc

    Centre for Logistics andHeuristic Optimisation Director: Professor Said Salhi

    Concentrating on new applied research

    developments in heuristic search and

    practical optimisation, focussing in the

    area of combinatorial optimisation and

    in logistics within the supply chain in

    particular, this centre aims to be at the

    forefront. Tackling real-life problems

    arising both in the public and the private

    sectors, the Centre will be a focal point,

    attracting visiting scholars, research

    fellowships, PhD and MSc by research

    students and assisting companies in

    solving complex strategic tactical and

    operational problems.

    www.kent.ac.uk/kbs/clho

    Centre for ValueChain ResearchDirector: Professor Andrew Fearne

    Focusing on how organisations create

    value and improve the efficiency and

    effectiveness of the operations and

    supply chain performance. The Centre

    hosts the Consumer Insight Service in

    partnership with dunnhumby, providing

    customer insights for the food industry by

    allowing Kent Business School students

    exclusive access to consumer information

    from the UKs leading supermarket.

    www.kent.ac.uk/kbs/cvcr

    Centre for Tourism inIslands and Coastal Areas Director: Dr Mark Hampton

    The Centre for Tourism in Islands

    and Coastal Areas (CENTICA) offers

    research and consultancy for

    governments, agencies, the private

    sector and other funders on all issues

    concerning coastal tourism in Less

    Developed Countries (LDC). The

    Centres expertise covers socio-

    economic and environmental impact

    studies; policy and planning for coastal

    tourism; post-disaster tourism recovery;

    niche tourism areas such as

    backpackers, ecotourism, marine

    tourism and volunteer tourism.

    This centre is based at Kents

    Medway campus.

    www.kent.ac.uk/kbs/centica

    Centre for Employment,Competitiveness and GrowthDirector: Dr Mark Gilman

    Providing world-class research on

    performance issues relating to work,

    employment relations and leadership.

    The Centre hosts Promoting Sustainable

    Performance, a multi-method research

    programme which identifies the

    characteristics of higher-performing

    small and medium enterprises (SMEs)

    and provides exclusive access to data

    and contact with regional SMEs. It has

    recently launched a new executive

    education programme for ambitious

    business owner-managers called The

    BIG Journey, as well as a Masters in

    Human Resource Management.

    www.kent.ac.uk/kbs/ecg

    FIVE CENTRES OF APPLIED RESEARCHWe are proud of our role in business communities both locally and internationally. Our

    five centres for applied research interact with the corporate world and foster links with

    other academic and research institutions globally.

    Our international research excellence is ranked within the top third of all UKbusiness schools.

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    GENEROUS FUNDING

    Taught Masters programmes scholarships

    Scholarships have been established to provide

    financial support to students of postgraduate taught

    programmes. We can award funding to exceptional

    students who are likely to perform consistently at the

    top of their class, make an outstanding contribution

    owing to their work experience and/or diversity of

    background. These scholarships are awarded to

    students who have the potential to be successful

    ambassadors for Kent Business School during their

    studies and, following graduation, as part of the

    Schools alumni community, assisting with

    networking and recruitment events and fairs

    in their home country.

    Being awarded a scholarship tostudy at Kent Business Schoolhelped in a multitude of ways, notleast by taking some of the stressaway in terms of finances. It showsthe School felt confident enough inmy ability, and potential futureimpact, to invest in me. Mostly, theawarding of the scholarship gaveme the self-confidence to stretchmyself further and reach for morechallenging goals.

    Emma KennedyMSc Management

    Kent Business School is able to support postgraduatestudents through merit-based scholarships to help reduce thecost burden of postgraduate study, regardless of citizenship.

    Studying at Kent Business Schoolreally enhanced my knowledge in myspecific area. The Early Bird Schemeis an amazing aspect, which provided mewith a 1,000 scholarship, whichmotivated me to study hard and achievemy expected results. So, many thanks to Kent Business School for mygreat education!

    Shaing ZhangMSc Management

    Successful candidates will be asked to contribute to

    the Business School by undertaking a minimum of

    three activities, including sitting on the Student

    Council and becoming a student representative.

    Other activities which scholarship awardees can be

    part of include playing an active part in the running

    of the Student Business Club on campus, getting

    involved in the School's social media activities,

    being part of the Student Editorial Board within the

    Schools Marketing Team or assisting with campus

    Postgraduate Open Days.

    On completion of the activities undertaken, students

    receive documentation that includes references and

    informative feedback, which can be used to support

    their CV for future employers.

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    Last year, we were able to provide financial backingto more than 30 taught postgraduate students from26 nationalities, with awards ranging from 1,000to up to 50% of their tuition fees.

  • Kent Business School Postgraduate Taught Programmes

    ENHANCING YOURCAREER PROSPECTS

    Kent Business School has excellent relationships

    and links with many of the worlds top organisations,

    other leading academic institutions and partners to

    provide many ways to widen your experiences and

    enhance your employability. You can attend or take

    part in regularly hosted events, workshops and

    seminars with guest lecturers from top international

    organisations, as well as networking opportunities

    and live projects for organisations.

    Although many of our graduates are sought by

    global employers, others go on to start their own

    enterprises or continue to study in their areas of

    interest, choosing to deepen and develop their

    expertise with further research-based study.

    Whatever your chosen career path, even if you are

    still unsure, you will have the continued support of

    professional careers staff and a support team who

    will ensure you are equipped with the academic

    knowledge and a broad range of transferable skills

    to enjoy success.

    Kent Business School helped merediscover my passion for learning.The lecturers were friendly andhelpful, while the modulescovered were interesting, usefuland applicable to the real businessenvironment. Kent Business Schooland my MSc has helped me achievemy goals and kickstart my career.

    William Wong, Media Accounts Assistant(MSc Management Science)

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    Apple

    Bloomberg

    Boeing

    Christian Dior

    Citibank

    Danone

    Deloitte

    Deutsche Bank

    Ericsson

    MSc Management Science was amore focused course that allowed meto further my existing skills andpractise their applicationI wasconfident I could use my knowledgeto add value to any working team and,as a result of coursework I completedas part of my MSc, I was offered aplace in the financial team at DDBLondon a top advertising agency.

    Sam P Bordbar, DDB London(MSc Management Science)

    Ernst & Young

    GlaxoSmithKline

    HSBC

    IBM

    Kimberley Clark

    Lloyds of London

    Pricewaterhouse Coopers

    Tata Group

    Walt Disney Corporation

    Who employs our graduates?

    This is a small selection of top global companies

    that employ our graduates.

    Our students gain much more than an academicqualification when they graduate from Kent BusinessSchool. In todays business climate employers areincreasingly demanding more from new employees andwe are proud that they continually target our graduatesfor their organisations across the globe. Employers respectour dedicated teaching and reputation for deliveringinternational business expertise, leading global researchand an outstanding international learning experience.

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    Our students are employed by organisationsacross the globe including Boeing, Deloitte, KPMGGlaxoSmithKline, HSBC and Lloyds of London.

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    Professor Katie Truss, Professor of Management

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    POSTGRADUATEPROGRAMMESMasters in Management programmes 18-23

    MSc Management (General) 20-22

    MSc Management (International Business) 20-22

    MSc Management (Marketing) 20-22

    Masters in Finance programmes 24-29

    MSc International Accounting and Finance 26

    MSc Financial Markets 27

    MSc Financial Services in Banking 28

    Masters in Management Science programmes 30-33

    MSc Management Science 32

    MSc Business Analytics 33

    MSc Human Resource Management 34-35

    MSc Value Chain Management 36

    MSc Logistics 37

    Graduate Diploma in International Management 38with Management English

    Postgraduate Certificate in Employee Engagement 39

    Applying for postgraduate study 40-41

    For more information visit our Postgraduate Taught Programmes page:www.kent.ac.uk/kbs/pg-taught

    For details about the Kent Business School MBA programme please request the Kent MBA brochure or see the website.

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  • MASTERSIN MANAGEMENTPROGRAMMES

    These programmes are designed for graduates, with less than three years

    work experience, who wish to pursue a management-related discipline. These

    programmes are also particularly useful for those with non-business related degrees,

    who are seeking a deep understanding of the world of business and management.

    Students on our Masters in Management programmes value the opportunity to

    broaden their knowledge of business concepts, work with people from a range

    of different cultures, develop their managerial skills and enhance their career

    opportunities. One of the main attractions of the programme is the focus on exploring

    current business and management issues through a wide range of different and

    practical learning methods, including live case studies, group work, presentations,

    panel debates, role playing and simulated negotiation experiences.

    Our Masters in Management programmesare truly international with a rich and diversemix of academic staff and students who bring arefreshing approach to worldwide business issues.Our programmes provide valuable educationaland vocational qualifications for anyone from anon-business related undergraduate disciplineinterested in building a career in business andmanagement. Our approach is to challenge,inspire and develop your skills in order tooperate effectively and responsibly in a trulyglobal business environment.

    MSc Management (General) 20-22

    MSc Management (International Business) 20-22

    MSc Management (Marketing) 20-22

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    MSc MANAGEMENT

    MSc Management has given me focus and direction for myfuture career plans. It hasenabled me to have a firmunderstanding of business andthe many different businessenvironments worldwide.Ultimately, it has given me theknowledge and tools to applyto my chosen career, which willmake me a better businessman,team player and manager.

    Edward WillmottMSc Management

    These general management programmes, accredited by the Chartered Institute

    of Marketing, give you the option of branching out into a range of specific degree

    pathways once you have discovered where your real interests lie. You can then

    determine which area of business or management you would like to specialise

    in. The programmes are built around taught core general management modules

    which are taken primarily during the first three months of the course: Business

    in an International Environment; Financial and Management Accounting;

    Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management; Research

    Methods; and Strategy.

    Our Masters in Management programme structure then offers you a choice

    of a number of different pathways which allow you to cover topics of interest

    in more depth. Each pathway has subject-specific compulsory modules plus

    the opportunity to explore your chosen subject further through a wide choice of

    elective modules.

    Once you have successfully completed the taught modules, you will undertake

    the Business Report and the Management Skills and Personal Development

    Report, which are two substantial research-led reports which offer you excellent

    opportunities to further your career objectives. The Business Report gives you the

    scope to explore a firm, industry or business issue of particular interest to you.

    The Management Skills and Personal Development Report is a self-reflective

    account of your own management skills and future personal strategies, specifically

    designed to enhance your employability. We support you throughout with our full

    programme of events, personal development workshops, individual specialist

    career guidance, industry guest speakers and individual supervision.

    The Masters in Management programmes have been approved and accredited by theChartered Institute of Marketing.

    STAFF PROFILE

    Professor Alex Mohr Professor of Strategy and InternationalBusiness

    Head of International Business andStrategy Group.

    His research focuses on internationalstrategic alliances, international strategy,and issues related to Human ResourceManagement in multinational enterprises.He has published in high quality journalssuch as the Journal of InternationalBusiness Studies, ManagementInternational Review and the Journal ofWorld Business.

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    INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

    This pathway of the Masters in Management programme provides an insight into a

    number of areas of general management, with particular emphasis on key aspects

    of international business. It aims to give you tools, techniques and concepts on how

    international business is conducted and how firms and countries can thrive in todays

    global marketplace.

    STAFF PROFILE

    Dr Ben LoweDirector of Studies, Master's in Management programmes

    Dr Ben Lowe is Director of Studies of theMaster's in Management programmes andSenior Lecturer in Marketing, at KentBusiness School. His broad area of expertiserelates to marketing strategy with specificexpertise in marketing research, consumerbehaviour, pricing and social marketing. Hehas published widely in internationallyrecognised journals such as Psychology &Marketing and the Journal of MarketingManagement, and currently has a co-authored book on Marketing Research, in itssecond edition, which has been widelyadopted in the Asia-Pacific market.

    MARKETING

    This pathway aims to give you further insight into the different activities associated with

    marketing, such as meeting the needs of consumers through market research, product

    design and different communication strategies. The pathway has a higher level of

    accreditation for those interested in pursuing their career in marketing. The Masters in

    Management Marketing pathway has been approved and accredited by The Chartered

    Institute of Marketing (CIM) to provide direct entry onto CIMs Professional Postgraduate

    Diploma in Marketing.

    Enrolling on the Master's inManagement programme willprovide you with the knowledgenecessary to broaden your currentunderstanding of business andmanagement, and the skills toapply that knowledge to real worldbusiness problems and challenges.The programme places greatemphasis on socially responsiblebusiness management, a keychallenge to organisations today.Within the programme you will betaught by scholars withinternationally recognisedexpertise in their discipline andwill also be encouraged to developas an individual through contactwith a careers advisor andindustry based guest speakers."

    Dr Ben LoweDirector of Studies, Master's in Management programmes

    GENERAL

    This pathway provides you with a broad understanding of all areas of general

    management within an international business context. You study key aspects of

    business and management, all designed to build on your existing knowledge and

    experiences. This develops your managerial expertise and capabilities necessary

    for a career in whichever area you may choose, including running your own business.

    PROGRAMME PATHWAYS

    For all MSc Management programme structures and modules see page 22.

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    For more information and how to apply, visit: www.kent.ac.uk/kbs/pgt/management

    Business in an InternationalPerspective Management of Operations

    x x

    Financial and ManagementAccounting Marketing

    x x

    Organisational Behaviour andHuman Resource Management

    x x

    Research Methods

    Strategy

    Core modules Compulsory modules

    MSc Management General

    Plus choose three elective modules (see list at the bottom of the page)

    Career pathUpon completion, graduates may choose to start their own business,or work in any area of industry, lobby organisations, national andinternational governmental organisations, charities and other non-governmental organisations.

    Business in an InternationalPerspective Management of Operations

    x x

    Financial and ManagementAccounting

    Managing the MultinationalEnterprise

    x x

    Organisational Behaviour andHuman Resource Management Marketing

    x x

    Research Methods

    Strategy

    Core modules Compulsory modules

    MSc Management International Business

    Plus choose three elective modules (see list at the bottom of the page)

    Career pathUpon completion graduates typically pursue careers in multinationalenterprises, international organisations, governmental bodies orconsultancies.

    Business in an InternationalPerspective Marketing

    x x

    Financial and ManagementAccounting Marketing Communications

    x x

    Organisational Behaviour andHuman Resource Management

    Marketing in an InternationalPerspective

    x x

    Research Methods

    Strategy

    Core modules Compulsory modules

    MSc Management Marketing

    Plus choose three elective modules (see list at the bottom of the page)

    Career pathGraduates may choose to pursue careers specialising in marketanalytics, events management, advertising, promotions, publicrelations and marketing communications with FMCG organisations,non-governmental organisations, or consultancies.

    Sample of elective modules Corporate Finance E-Commerce Technology andInfrastructures Economics of the ElectronicMarketplace Globilisation and Corporate SocialResponsibility Leadership and Management Management of Operations(compulsory for the General andInternational Business pathways) Managing Diversity and EqualOpportunities Managing Island and CoastalTourism

    Managing the MultinationalEnterprise (compulsory for theInternational Business pathway) Marketing in an InternationalPerspective (compulsory for theMarketing pathway) Marketing Communications(compulsory for the Marketingpathway) Structure and Organisation of thee-enterprise Tourism Development, Asia-Pacific Applied Business Modelling Social Entrepreneurs and Social Enterprises

    PROGRAMME STRUCTURES

  • My Masters gave me relevant knowledge and tangible know-how in management andmarketing. My experience at Kent BusinessSchool developed my cultural intelligence andwidened my international view. These skills have proved invaluable, both in industry and in enabling me to plan, form, promote andmanage my own music production company.Leo BaghdadiMSc Management (Marketing)

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    Dr Jesse O'HanleySenior Lecturer in Environmental Systems Management

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    MASTERSIN FINANCEPROGRAMMES

    Our approach is to challenge you, inspire and develop your talent to operate

    effectively and responsibly in an international organisation, giving you the

    opportunity to apply your knowledge and practical skills to real-world finance issues.

    Kent Business School has 25 years experience in providing finance and specialist

    management education to international managers, including the China Financial

    Sector Training Scheme, the China Development Bank, the Chancellors Scheme for

    the Former Soviet Union and a bespoke online Masters for the Chartered Institute of

    Bankers.

    The impact of globalisation; the emergence of new economic powers; the transition

    of reforming centrally planned economies and the enlargement of the European

    Union; financial market liberalisation and integration; and recent developments in

    the global financial markets all of these factors have contributed to an increased

    demand for graduates with relevant skills in finance. Social responsibility and the

    creation of value are strong themes running throughout our programmes.

    The School also benefits from excellent links with professional bodies, partnering

    with the ifs School of Finance in a number of initiatives. High-profile alumni

    include Professor Eddy Fong, Chairman of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures

    Commission who graduated from Kent Business School in Accounting and Finance

    and is now an honorary professor at Kent. He is frequently an invited guest speaker

    and sits on the Schools International Advisory Board.

    In todays competitive global environment,employers are increasingly selective in theirsearch for competent business and financialprofessionals. The Masters in Financeprogrammes at Kent Business Schoolreflects the City of Londons renewedvigour and increased interest in financialinstitutions, markets and education.

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    MSc INTERNATIONALACCOUNTING AND FINANCE

    With the challenges of todays competitive global environment, employers

    are searching for exceptional employees in the field of international

    accounting and financial management. The MSc in International Accounting

    and Finance is designed to meet market needs through the preparation for,

    and development of, your career in international accounting and finance by

    developing knowledge and skills to a high professional standard. The

    programme also prepares you for research and further study in this area. It is

    well suited to students who have some knowledge of accounting and finance

    and who wish to expand their skills and knowledge to an advanced level.

    The MSc in International Accounting and Finance is also designed for

    students with a very good academic standing from a related discipline who

    wish to enhance their careers in international accounting and finance.

    For more information and how to apply, visit:www.kent.ac.uk/kbs/pgt/financeaccounting

    Core modules Elective modules

    Business report

    International Financial Reporting

    Foundations of Finance

    International Finance and Money

    Corporate Finance Management

    Financial Statement Analysis

    Choose two from:

    Quantitative Methods

    Public Sector Accounting and Accountability

    Financial Regulation

    Social Responsibility Accounting

    Auditing

    Financial Data Modelling*

    Career pathThis programme will suit students looking to develop a career in international accountancy orin firms of auditors. It also provides the professional skills to pursue careers in a wide range ofinstitutional settings such as academia, banking, financial institutions, management consultancyand organisational management.

    Programme structure

    STAFF PROFILE

    Dr Li-Cheng ChangDirector of Studies, MSc Accounting and Finance

    Dr Li-cheng Chang is Director of Studies ofInternational Accounting and Finance andSenior Lecturer in Accounting at KentBusiness School. He primarily teachesmanagement accounting. His researchinterests include performance measurementand behavioural aspects of accounting.

    Financial Systems and Institutions

    StrategyAdvanced Management Accounting

    Business Research Project

    *Pre-requisite: CB8022 Quantitative Methods

    MSc International Accountingand Finance is designed forstudents who intend to improvetheir techniques andunderstanding of accountingand financial management froman international perspective.Within this programme studentswill be taught by well-knownscholars in relevant disciplines.Graduates will be equipped withknowledge and skills to pursuetheir career in internationalaccountancy, auditing,management consultancy or inbanking.

    Dr Li-Cheng ChangDirector of Studies, MSc Accounting and Finance

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    MSc FINANCIAL MARKETS

    The MSc in Financial Markets provides a solid background in financial

    principles and practices and develops skills needed by future business

    and financial professionals. The programme provides a comprehensive

    framework of knowledge, insight and vision regarding the key issues in

    finance, the finance function of organisations and operations and functions

    of financial institutions and markets. The programme develops an

    appropriate range of cognitive, critical and intellectual skills, research

    skills and relevant personal and interpersonal skills to interact in the real

    world of business and organisations. The programme also prepares

    you for research or further study in this field.

    STAFF PROFILE

    Professor Radu TunaruDirector of Studies, Masters in Finance programmes

    Professor Radu Tunaru has been workingin quantitative finance since 2000 andspecialises in structured finance (credit risk),derivatives pricing and risk management, andin developing and applying statisticaltechniques for finance. He has publishedover 40 papers and holds a PhD in StatisticalModelling from Middlesex University inLondon and a PhD in Probability andStatistics from the Centre of MathematicalStatistics of the Romanian Academy.

    His career includes working for the Bank ofMontreal and Merrill Lynch where he was avice-president in Structured Finance EMEARMBS. He has been a consultant and trainerfor hedge-funds, investment banks, retailbanks and think tanks.

    For more information and how to apply, visit:www.kent.ac.uk/kbs/pgt/finance-markets

    Core modules Elective modules

    Corporate Finance

    Derivatives

    Essentials of Financial Risk Management

    Financial Data Modelling

    Foundations of Finance

    Quantitative Methods

    Choose two from:

    Financial and Management Accounting

    Financial Engineering

    Financial Regulation

    Fixed Income Markets

    International Money and Finance

    Career pathGraduates may choose to build careers in investment and commercial banks, insurancecompanies, specialised financial institutions, security dealing and broking companies andinvestment institutions as well as to occupy financial management roles in a range oforganisations.

    Programme structure

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    MSc FINANCIAL SERVICESIN BANKING

    The emergence of new economic powers, the transition of former centrally planned

    economies in the EU, the global integration of financial markets and the recent global

    financial crisis have generated tremendous interest in the role, significance, function

    and mode of operation of the financial services sector. Market participants, banks,

    financial firms, investment institutions, fund managers, securities dealers,

    multinational companies, public and private organisations and international

    institutions all seek clear knowledge and understanding of the theory and practice

    of financial institutions, markets and systems. As employers, these institutions search

    for competent financial services practitioners with a range of professional skills to

    achieve a high level of excellence and success for their organisations.

    The MSc in Financial Services in Banking programme is designed to provide a solid

    background in the principles and practices of financial institutions, markets and

    systems. The programme will develop your knowledge, understanding and insight

    into how financial institutions and markets function in the economy and global

    financial system. It is designed to develop an appropriate range of cognitive, critical,

    and intellectual skills, research skills and relevant personal and interpersonal skills to

    enable you to interact in the real world of business and finance.

    The programmes are geared toenhance your skills as requiredby investment banks, hedge-funds, private equity firms,policymakers and otherfinancial houses. The modulescover important aspects suchas corporate finance, essentialfor mergers and acquisitions;quantitative data analysis andfinancial data modelling, ingreat demand in the hedge-fundindustry; derivatives, used onevery trading floor in investmentbanking; and risk management,the hottest subject in the light ofthe recent financial crisis.

    Professor Radu TunaruDirector of Studies, Masters in Finance programmes

    For more information and how to apply, visit:www.kent.ac.uk/kbs/pgt/finance-banking

    Core modules Elective modules

    Commercial and Investment Banking

    Corporate Finance

    Derivatives

    Essentials of Financial Risk

    Financial Regulation

    Financial Systems and Institutions

    Choose two from:

    Financial Data Modelling

    Financial Engineering

    Foundations of Finance

    Fixed Income Markets

    International Financial Reporting

    International Money and Finance

    Quantitative Methods

    Career pathThis programme is suitable for students who wish to follow a career in banking, building societies,specialised financial institutions and fund management, securities dealing firms, multinationalcompanies, corporate financial management and independent financial advice.

    Programme structure

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    This programme has enhanced my knowledgeand has provided a clear pathway for my career.It explores all the financial knowledge fromcorporate structuring to financial derivativesand examines the real financial world activities.The programme has amplified my passion forfinance and has helped me pursue my career infund management. Haris Memon Masters in Finance programme

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  • MASTERSIN MANAGEMENTSCIENCEPROGRAMMES

    A Masters in Management Science or Business Analytics will prepare you

    to interpret and model data and make recommendations to executives in the

    boardroom or leaders in government. As there is a growing shortage of

    graduates with such skills, our Masters programmes can enhance your

    employability. They equip you with transferable skills and knowledge

    which prepare you for a fast-track career in the business analytics field.

    Management Science is a fast-moving applied discipline that has to be in

    touch with the real needs of todays organisations. At Kent Business School,

    we continuously look at ways of evolving our management science programme

    so it remains real-world relevant and innovative. We will provide you with the

    tools, techniques and individual attention and support your need to prepare

    and shape your future in a challenging career in almost any company in any

    sector.

    Management science and business analytics,also known as the science of decision-making,is the quantitative side of management.It covers the skills, technologies, applicationsand practices for understanding businessperformance to guide evidence-basedplanning. By applying quantitative andanalytical techniques, you can solve coredecision problems.

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    MSc MANAGEMENT SCIENCE

    The MSc in Management Science programme equips you with advanced quantitative

    and analysis skills to support decision making, identify the best course of action in

    complex business situations and optimise processes, procedures and performance.

    Emphasis is placed on learning fundamental techniques from the fields of management

    science and operational research and being able to apply mathematical modelling in an

    objective way to help solve complex strategic, operational and managerial planning

    problems.

    To obtain an MSc Management Science degree, all students need to successfully

    complete six core modules, three elective modules and a dissertation. Core modules

    introduce basic theory and use of spreadsheet models, statistics, simulation,

    optimisation and heuristic algorithms. An important focus of these modules is to learn

    practical modelling skills, critically analyse results and gain experience using industry-

    standard software. Elective modules allow you to pursue areas of personal interest. Two

    of the electives, which must be chosen from the list below, will give you specialised

    knowledge and training in some of the main areas of management science application.

    The third elective can be chosen from any other Masters programme offered by the

    Business School, including the MSc Logistics, MSc Financial Markets, MSc Value Chain

    Management and MSc Human Resource Management programmes.

    STAFF PROFILE

    Dr Maria Paola ScaparraDirector of Studies, Masters in ManagementScience programmes

    Dr Scaparra moved to Kent Business Schoolin September 2004 from the University ofCalifornia, Santa Barbara, where she helda position as a postdoctoral researcher ininfrastructure and transportation planning.She earned an MSc in Engineering-Economic Systems and OperationsResearch (OR) from Stanford University in2000 and a PhD in Mathematics Applied toEconomic Decisions from the University ofPisa, Italy, in 2002. She is a Senior Lecturerin Management Science and the Director ofthe Masters in Management Scienceprogrammes.

    Dr Scaparra is a member of the editorialboard of the Journal International RegionalScience Review and of several OR Societies(OR, EURO, AIRO, INFORMS). She alsoacts as a reviewer for several OR andgeographical journals.

    For more information and how to apply, visit:www.kent.ac.uk/kbs/pgt/management-science

    Core modules Elective modules

    Heuristics and Optimisation

    Management Science Modelling

    Simulation and Optimisation Software

    Spreadsheets and Decision Support Systems

    Statistics for Management

    Research Methods

    Choose two from:

    Business in an International Perspective

    Data Analysis and Forecasting

    Financial and Management Accounting

    Logistics and Supply Chains

    Management of Operations

    Managing Complexity: The Systems Approach

    Performance Management

    Plus choose one elective module from anyother Masters programme (see pages 22, 26-28, 34, 36 and 37 for details)

    Career pathThis programme is ideal for students with a good background in a quantitative area who are seekingto gain indepth knowledge of analytical and decision modelling skills, as well as management,communication and research. Graduates of the programme frequently go on to be in-house analystsor consultants within industry and the public sector, including financial services, telecommunications,airlines, manufacturing companies, pharmaceuticals, healthcare delivery and government.

    Programme structure

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    MSc BUSINESS ANALYTICS

    The MSc Business Analytics is less technical than the MSc Management Science

    programme but more application and business oriented. Greater emphasis is placed

    on data analysis and interpretation, predictive modelling and strategic business

    modelling.

    To obtain an MSc Business Analytics degree, all students need to successfully

    complete six core modules, three elective modules and a dissertation. Core modules

    focus on introducing you to state-of-the-art techniques in statistics, data mining,

    forecasting, operations management, spreadsheet modelling and general

    mathematical modelling. Two of the electives, which must be chosen from the list

    below, will equip you with additional training in specially chosen modules from the

    MSc Management Science programme. The third elective, which can be chosen from

    any other Masters programme within the Business School, including the MSc

    Logistics, MSc Financial Markets, MSc Value Chain Management and MSc Human

    Resource Management programmes, will allow you to pursue your personal interests

    from the full array of business disciplines.

    For more information and how to apply, visit:www.kent.ac.uk/kbs/pgt/business-analytics

    Now more than ever, the use ofmanagement science tools andadvanced analytical methods iscrucial to a businesss success.An intelligent use of datacombined with the latest decisionmodelling techniques can have aprofound impact on how real-world companies meet theirperformance goals by providingunique insights and creatingbusiness value. Our graduatestudents are equipped with datamanagement and analyticalmodelling capabilities as well ascommunication and consultancyskills. It is no wonder that theyare highly sought after in a largevariety of organisations andhave superb employability andcareer prospects

    Dr Maria Paola ScaparraDirector of Studies, Masters in ManagementScience programmes

    Core modules Elective modules

    Applied Business Modelling

    Data Analysis and Forecasting

    Management of Operations

    Management Science Modelling

    Statistics for Management

    Choose two from:

    Business in an International Perspective

    Financial and Management Accounting

    Heuristics and Optimisation

    Logistics and Supply Chains

    Managing Complexity: The Systems Approach

    Performance Management

    Simulation and Optimisation Software

    Plus choose one elective module from anyother Masters programme (see pages 22, 26-28, 34, 36 and 37 for details)

    Career pathThis programme is ideal for students with a good background in a quantitative area who are seekingto gain indepth knowledge of analytical and predictive modelling skills as well as management,communication and research skills. Graduates of the programme frequently go to be in-houseanalysts or consultants within industry, the public sector, including financial services, airlines,telecommunications, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, healthcare delivery and government.

    Programme structure

    Research Methods

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    MSc HUMAN RESOURCEMANAGEMENT

    The MSc in Human Resource Management (HRM) programme provides an insight into

    the principal areas and important influences of the wider international environment of

    human resource management in todays businesses.

    The environment of employment has become more complex than in the past, with an

    increasingly diverse labour force, radical changes in the technology and organisation of

    work, the shift towards a service economy, new contractual arrangements and patterns

    of working and the pressures of intensified global competition economy. The attraction,

    preservation and development of high-calibre people are a source of competitive

    advantage for organisations today and are the responsibility of human resource

    professionals. This puts HRM at the centre of business performance and a critical

    partner for organisational success.

    Our new MSc Human Resource Management offers you an insight into the principal

    areas of managing human resources (HR) by providing critical assessment of the

    human resource management and employment relations (ER) approach. Our teaching

    staff are members of the Universitys Centre for Employment Competitiveness and

    Growth, which was established in 2003 to develop world-class research and knowledge

    transfer activities via a multidisciplinary approach to human resource management

    and operations management. Our approach is to inspire and develop your people

    management skills to operate effectively in todays challenging business environment.

    Core modules Elective modules

    Developing Business Skills for HRM

    HRM Business Report

    HRM in Context

    HRM in Practice

    Leadership and Management

    Research Methods

    Choose four from:

    Employment Relations

    Employee Resourcing

    HR Strategy

    Learning and Development

    Managing Diversity and Equal Opportunities

    Reward and Performance Management

    Career pathGraduates of this programme typically pursue careers in general management and specialistmanagement positions or consultancy roles in all areas of human resource management includingemployee relations, reward and recognition, recruitment, retention, people and organisationaldevelopment within a diverse range of organisations.

    Programme structure

    For more information and how to apply, visit:www.kent.ac.uk/kbs/pgt/hrmanagement

    STAFF PROFILE

    Professor Katie Truss Professor of Management

    Professor Katie Truss is Head of the People,Management and Organisation research andteaching group. She is lead author of 'StrategicHuman Resource Management' published byOxford University Press in 2012, and leadeditor of 'Employee Engagement in Theory andPractice', to be published by Routledge in2013. She has written or co-authored over 180articles, papers and reports and has publishedin many international journals, including theHarvard Business Review. She is a member ofthe Editorial Board of Human ResourceManagement Journal and an Academic Fellowof the CIPD; Katie convenes two modules onthe MSc HRM programme.

    We are delighted to launch ournew MSc HRM, which hasbeen developed by leadingsubject experts to combinelatest thinking with insightsinto cutting-edge practice.Students will leave theprogramme equipped withboth the theoretical knowledgeand the practical skills neededto pursue a high-flying careerin the exciting and demandingfield of HRM

    Professor Katie Truss Professor of Management

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    Human resource management in todays businesses

    Human resource management is the function within an organisation that concentrates

    on recruitment, management and providing direction for the people who work within

    an organisation. It is an interdisciplinary subject drawing on economics, law, sociology,

    psychology, political science and history. It provides an organisational function that deals

    with issues related to people such as reward and remuneration, recruitment, personal

    development, performance management, organisational development, safety, health,

    benefits, employee motivation and communication.

    This discipline is a strategic and comprehensive approach to managing people and

    the workplace culture and environment. Effective HRM enables employees to contribute

    effectively and productively to the overall company direction and the accomplishment of

    the organisations goals and objectives.

    As a function in todays businesses across the globe, HRM is seen as increasingly

    important within organisations, shifting from a traditional personnel and administrative role

    to a more strategic and directional role within an organisation adding value to its most

    important asset its employees.

    The work of all managers in todays working environment, not just in HR departments,

    requires people management skills and knowledge, which makes our MSc Human

    Resource Management programme of key value to both current and potential managers.

    STAFF PROFILE

    Dr Samantha LynchDirector of Studies, MSc in Human ResourceManagement programme

    Dr Lynchs career in human resourcemanagement has its origins in the businessenvironment before she pursued an academiccareer in the field. Her research centres onHRM and performance, the role of linemanagers and the representation ofemployees in the workplace.

    At Kent Business School, she is currentlythe Director of Studies for the MSc HumanResouce Management programme. Herteaching responsibilities cover themanagement of human resources with aparticular focus on strategic HRM, employmentresourcing and performance management.

    The MSc in Human Resource Management has been accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

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    MSc VALUE CHAINMANAGEMENT

    Todays businesses have become extremely complex and the international business

    environment is making processes unpredictable and uncertain. This programme is

    delivered at our Medway campus by a world-class multidisciplinary group of academics

    who are committed to producing cutting-edge research and is enhanced by high-level

    input from our industry partners.

    The MSc Value Chain Management is a progressive new programme the only one in

    the UK to be doubly-accredited by the Chartered Institute for Purchase and Supply

    (CIPS) and the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). Backed by the input of

    researchers who are leaders in their fields and in one of our five centres of applied

    research, the Centre for Value Chain Researchs expertise underpins our teaching.

    This programme attracts top international students keen to learn how to add value and

    improve efficiency through effective management of resources within and between

    business and to put learning into practice. You will benefit from project work, live case

    studies with real organisations and guest lectures that will enhance your employability

    and lead to your desired career path. Our new Student Implant Scheme another first

    for the Business School offers you the opportunity of working with businesses during

    your studies.

    We work with organisations to provide real business experiences and projects through

    our implant scheme to ensure your employability is maximised, and we have access to

    the UK's largest consumer database through one of our partners, dunnhumby.

    For more information and how to apply, visit:www.kent.ac.uk/kbs/pgt/valuechain

    Core modules

    Value Chain

    Consumer and Organisational Buyer Behaviour

    Marketing

    New Product Development and Innovation Management

    Retail Management

    Value Chain Analysis

    Data Analysis and Forecasting

    Strategic Sourcing

    Dissertation

    Core modules

    Choose two from:

    Managing the Multi-National Enterprise

    Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management

    Financial and Management Accounting

    Logistics and Supply Chains

    Marketing in an International Perspective

    Marketing Communications

    Career pathGraduates may go on to work at strategic levels of management in supply chain, operations ormarketing functions in a diverse range of sectors including retail, consulting or manufacturing.

    Programme structure

    STAFF PROFILE

    Dr Marian Garcia MartinezDirector of Studies, MSc Value ChainManagement, Senior Lecturer in Agri-Environmental Economics

    Dr Martinez has co-authored fifteen booksand is published in many key journalsincluding Industrial Marketing Managementand the International Journal of MarketResearch. She is particularly interested incrowdsourcing, open innovation (projectssuch as Kaggle), online communities, co-creation, value creation, the food industry,innovation performance and customer-value-focussed innovation. Dr Martinez managesthe student implant scheme bringingcompanies and value-chain studentstogether. Dr Martinez is also the lead for thesteering group for Kent Business Schoolssustainability agenda.

    The MSc in ValueChain Managementhas been awarded adouble accreditation bythe Chartered Instituteof Purchase andSupply (CIPS) and theChartered Institute ofMarketing (CIM).

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    MSc LOGISTICS

    Develop quantitative and qualitative analytical skills that will help you identify areas for

    improvement within Logistics to gain the competitive edge.

    Logistics forms a significant part of any business and success in that area will give the

    company a massive competitive advantage. This programme is delivered by world-class

    research active and experienced experts (see the Centre for Logistics and Heuristic

    Optimisation).

    The MSc Logistics is designed for high-calibre graduates from science, engineering and

    business and management disciplines.

    The programme will suit students seeking to gain experience to work at all levels of the

    company, from operational to the strategic level. The combination of quantitative and

    qualitative skills will enable you to be a strategic and critical thinker while being able to

    deal with operational decisions whenever they occur.

    You will benefit from project work, live case studies with real organisations including a

    visit to a company, and guest lectures that will enhance your job prospects.

    STAFF PROFILE

    Professor Said SalhiProfessor of Management Science andOperational Research, Director, Centre forLogistics and Heuristic Optimisation

    Professor Salhis research interests focus onHeuristic Optimisation (design of constructive andmulti-level heuristics, simulated annealing, tabusearch, genetic algorithm, ant systems, variableneighbourhood, threshold accepting, neuralnetwork) and their implementation in practice(management, finance, engineering, environment,medicine), Distribution Management (vehiclerouting, location, transportation, their variants),Real-time scheduling and GIS, Integration ofheuristic and exact methods, Robust optimisation.

    Professor Salhi is a fellow of the OR Society, amember of COPIOR, the IMA and CILT andassociate editor of the IMA Journal ofManagement Mathematics.

    For more information and how to apply, visit:www.kent.ac.uk/kbs/pgt/logistics

    Core modules Elective modules

    Choose two from:Spreadsheet Modelling andDecision Support Systems

    Organisational Behaviour andHuman Resource Management

    Corporate Social andEnvironmental Responsibility

    Introduction to Logistics andSupply Chain Management

    Management ScienceModelling

    Economics of the ElectronicMarket PlaceData Analysis and Forecasting

    Marketing Simulation & OptimizationSoftwareManagement of Operations

    Financial and ManagementAccounting Statistics for Management

    Contemporary Topics inLogistic Research

    Structure and Organisation ofthe e-Enterprise

    Managing the MultinationalEnterprise

    Warehousing andTransportation Management

    Performance Management Heuristics and Optimisation

    Career pathThe programme will suit students seeking to gain experience to work at all levels of the company,from operational to the strategic level. The combination of quantitative and qualitative skills willenable you to be a strategic and critical thinker while being able to deal with operational decisionswhenever they occur.

    Programme structure

    Enrolling on the MSc Logistics willprovide you with the necessarytechnical as well as managerialskills to tackle logistical problemsthat have become crucial to thesuccess of most companies giventhe economical climate. Within theprogramme you will be taught byinternationally recognised scholars,some belong to the research Centrefor Logistics and HeuristicOptimisation (CLHO). You willalso acquire an invaluableexperience in the summer projectwhen dealing with a logisticalproblem of a given company".

    Professor Said SalhiProfessor of Management Science and Operational Research

  • GRADUATE DIPLOMA ININTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENTWITH MANAGEMENT ENGLISHKent Business Schools Graduate Diploma in International Management with

    Management English provides a Pre-Masters gateway route for international students

    whose first language is not English. The programme focuses on developing academic

    subject knowledge for continued postgraduate study, while improving academic skills

    and English language proficiency.

    The programme aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of organisations,

    the external framework in which they operate and how they are managed; to identify

    processes, procedures and practices for effective management; and to create an

    understanding of international business environments and of global perspectives on

    business and management issues. Other proficiencies such as critical thinking and

    analysis skills, as well as effective problem solving and decision making, also feature

    strongly. You learn to apply ideas to a range of situations via effective oral and written

    communication using a range of media which are widely used in business, such as

    the preparation and presentation of business reports and an aptitude to conduct

    research into business and management issues.

    The programme will raise your level of spoken and written management English to

    that required for potential entry to a Masters level programme in the area of business

    and management.

    For full entry requirements and personal profiles, as well as scholarship options and

    the progression route to Kent Business Schools Masters Programmes, please refer

    to our website.

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    For more information and how to apply, visit:www.kent.ac.uk/kbs/pgt/graduate-diploma

    Core modules Elective modules

    The English of Management Studies I

    The English of Management Studies II

    International Business

    Operations Management

    Strategy Analysis and Tools

    Choose two from:

    International Employment Relations and HRM

    Advanced English for Social Sciences

    E-Commerce and Business

    Techniques & Methods in Management Science

    Service Management

    Introduction to Marketing

    Simulation Modelling

    Career pathThe programme will develop your knowledge and understanding of organisations, the externalframework in which they operate and how they are managed. It will enable you to identifyprocesses, procedures and practices for effective management; and to understand internationalbusiness environments and global perspectives on business and management issues.

    Programme structure

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    POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE INEMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT

    A one year part-time postgraduate qualification for practicing engagement specialists,

    based at Kent Business School, Medway.

    The vital role that employee engagement can play in increasing levels of

    organisational performance and the wellbeing of the workforce has been widely

    acknowledged. However what employee engagement exactly is, how can it be

    managed, and why some engagement strategies work better than others is still

    sometimes unclear.

    This unique postgraduate programme from Kent Business School for the first time

    brings together the theory and the practice of employee engagement in a University-

    accredited specialist qualification designed for the busy professional.

    The postgraduate certificate in Employee Engagement programme is specifically

    designed for specialists from all types of private, public and not-for-profit

    organisations who are tasked with developing, implementing and embedding

    employee engagement strategies and programmes. Also suitable for HR, marketing

    and communications professionals, line mangers, consultants and survey specialists

    whose remit includes employee engagement. The programme aims to provide a

    thorough academic foundation in the theories underpinning employee engagement

    and to link directly to practical applications.

    For more information and how to apply, visit:www.kent.ac.uk/kbs/pgt/pg-cert

    Employee Engagement in Theory and Practice

    Developing and Implementing an EmployeeEngagement Strategy

    Psychological theories of employeeengagement and positive psychology

    Measuring employee engagement within anethical context

    The outcomes of employee engagement forindividuals and organisations

    Key drivers of employee engagement

    Strategy development in theory and practice

    Developing an effective employee engagementstrategy

    Employee voice, job design, communication,leadership and management and their role inemployee engagement

    Personal skills for the employee engagementmanager

    Career pathThe postgraduate certificate in Employee Engagement programme is specifically designed forspecialists from all types of private, public and not-for-profit organisations who are tasked withdeveloping, implementing and embedding employee engagement strategies and programmes.Also suitable for HR, marketing and communications professionals, line managers, consultantsand survey specialists whose remit includes employee engagement. The programme aims toprovide a thorough academic foundation in the theories underpinning employee engagement andto link directly to practical applications.

    Programme structureEach module is delivered in two 3-day taught sessions running from Friday to Sunday inclusivebetween October and May and includes case studies and presentations by various industry experts.

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    APPLYING FOR POSTGRADUATE STUDY

    How to apply

    You can apply for all postgraduate

    programmes online via the University of

    Kents online application system

    www.kent.ac.uk/courses/postgrad/apply.Please ensure all supporting

    documentation is submitted with your

    online application form or scanned and

    emailed to [email protected]

    You will be required to show the originals

    of your scanned documents when you

    come to enrol onto the programme. On

    receipt of your online application, you will

    receive an acknowledgement email.

    All communication with the Business

    School in respect to your application will

    be made via email. So, it is important that

    you supply us with a unique personal

    email address on your application form. If

    you are processing your application

    through an agent, we will copy the agent

    into all your correspondence from the

    Business School.

    Entry requirements

    To apply for a postgraduate taught

    programme at Kent Business School you

    will need to submit:

    A completed online application form.

    Proof of academic achievement. This

    normally would be an honours degree

    (2:1 or above) from a UK or other

    approved university and/or an equivalent

    professional qualification.

    A Statement of Purpose outlining your

    reasons for applying to the programme.

    A programme specific essay may be

    required for borderline applications.

    Two references, at least one of which

    must be academic.

    Copy of the photo ID page of your

    current passport for UKBA immigration

    regulations. (International Students only).

    Proof of English language proficiency,

    please see below.

    Applicants applying for the MSc Value

    Chain Management programme who meet

    the admissions criteria will be required to

    have a personal telephone interview with

    the Programme Director as part of the

    admissions process.

    English language requirements

    If English is not your first language, you will

    need to have a relevant English proficiency

    certificate such as IELTS or TOEFL which

    demonstrates your English ability, especially

    if you require a student visa. Further details

    regarding English requirements necessary

    under UKBA regulations can be located on

    our website.

    Details of the majority of our English

    proficiency levels are noted below for

    postgraduate programmes:

    IELTS 7.0 (no less than 6.5 inreading and writing)

    TOEFL Paper 600 (including4.5 in test of writtenEnglish)

    iBT 100 (including 22 in reading andwriting)

    Pearson Test ofEnglish (PTE)

    68 (including 65 in allfour subjects)

    Please refer to our website for individual

    programme specific English requirements.

    Applicants with an IELTS (or equivalent)

    score less than the required entry criteria

    can undertake a pre-sessional English

    Language course also offered at the

    University of Kent. Details of these

    programmes including entry criteria and

    start dates can be found at Centre of

    English and World Languages website

    (www.kent.ac.uk/cewl). Additional Englishlanguage support is also provided at no

    additional cost throughout the year by the

    University of Kent.

    Applicants with a minimum IELTS score of

    5.5 may be considered for our one-year

    (Pre-Masters) Graduate Diploma in

    International Management with

    Management English programme,

    designed for applicants who do not meet

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    the English and academic requirements

    for a Masters programme. Applicants

    taking the Graduate Diploma would be

    guaranteed admission onto a Masters

    programme, on achieving a final minimum

    grade of 60%. Please visit our website for

    further information.

    Tuition fees

    For the most up-to-date information on

    tuition fees, please see

    www.kent.ac.uk/finance-student/fees

    A deposit payment of 1,000 will be

    required when you accept an offer to

    secure your place and will be deducted

    from your tuition fees. Should you not meet

    the conditions of your offer, your deposit

    will be refunded in full. Details of the

    payment date for the deposit will be sent

    with your offer letter. The deposit payment

    can now be made online using our secure

    online payment store. If you can pay your

    deposit within 28 days of your offer being

    made you may be able to take advantage

    of our Early Bird. Please see the website

    for further details.

    Application deadline

    We want to ensure that your application

    receives the highest level of professional

    attention and detail that it deserves. To

    help us achieve this, we operate a system

    consisting of three admissions periods.

    1st admissions period deadline

    31 January 2013

    2nd admissions period deadline

    31 March 2013

    3rd admissions period deadline

    30 June 2013

    Offers of a place to study at Kent

    Business School cannot be guaranteed

    for applicants applying for high-demand

    courses after the 2nd admissions

    period. Applications for all programmes

    received after 30 June 2013 will be

    considered on a case-by-case basis if

    space is available.

    Early Bird

    Kent Business School is offering

    applicants who apply early, incentives to

    commit early under our revised Early

    Bird Scheme.

    Applicants who apply before 31 March

    2013 and subsequently accept their

    offer and pay their deposit payment

    within 28 days of any offer given, will

    automatically receive a 10% discount on

    their tuition fee payment for their chosen

    Masters programme.

    Deposits received after the 28 days of

    any offer made will not qualify for the

    10% reduction in tuition fees under the

    Early Bird.

    Further details of our Early Bird scheme

    can be found on our website

    www.kent.ac.uk/kbs/pgt/early-bird

    For up-to-date visa and immigration

    regulations visit

    www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

    Acceptance of your application

    The Kent Business School Admissions

    Team will only review fully completed

    applications. We will usually give you a

    decision on your application within two

    to three weeks from receipt, providing

    you have submitted a fully completed

    application and supporting

    documentation.

    Graduate Admissions Team

    Charlotte LynsdaleGraduate Admissions Manager

    Debbie CookGraduate Admissions Coordinator

    Sarah Greenhill-JefferyGraduate Admissions Assistant

    Andrew AdamsGraduate Admissions Assistant

    Contact details

    Graduate Admissions Office

    Kent Business School

    University of Kent

    Canterbury, Kent

    CT2 7PE, UK

    T: +44 (0)1227 827726

    F: +44 (0)1227 761187

    E: [email protected]

    Checklist

    Completed online application form

    Statement of Purpose

    Academic transcript (interim

    transcript will be required for

    students still studying in final year)

    Professional qualification (if

    applicable)

    Degree certificate (required on

    completion of studies)

    IELTS/TOEFL/English proficiency

    certificates (if applicable)

    Two reference letters (at least one

    academic)

    Copy of passport (photo ID pages

    only)

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    VISIT KENT BUSINESS SCHOOL

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    We welcome and encourage you to visit

    our campuses and specialist

    postgraduate centres. The University

    holds a number of organised events, such

    as Open Days at our Canterbury campus,

    where all potential students

    (undergraduate and postgraduate) are

    welcome, and specific postgraduate

    events on the Canterbury campus. Please

    see www.kent.ac.uk/opendays or contactEnrolment Management Services for

    further details.

    Even if you are not able to attend one of

    these planned events, the campus at

    Canterbury is open to the public, so you

    can visit at any time and take a self-guided

    tour for which we can provide maps and

    documentation. You may also be able to

    combine this with a visit to your potential

    supervisor or if you are invited to attend

    an interview. For students from outside

    the UK, the European and International

    Offices are open all year round and are

    happy to organise individual tours

    please contact them in advance.

    International students

    The University has many local

    representatives around the world. If you

    wish to speak to a representative in your

    own country, please contact the

    International Development Office or see

    the website below. We hold interview and

    guidance sessions at representatives

    offices if you would like the chance to

    meet with a member of staff. See

    www.kent.ac.uk/internationalstudent/representation for details.

    Staff from the University of Kent visit many

    countries throughout the world, often at

    higher education fairs, giving you the

    opportunity to speak directly to someone

    who can answer your questions about all

    aspects of life at Kent. We also hold pre-

    departure events in-country for new

    students. For further information, see

    www.kent.ac.uk/internationalstudent/overseas-visits

    Canterbury

    By air

    From London Heathrow airport to campus

    is a 120-minute taxi ride. From London

    Gatwick airport to campus is

    approximately a 90-minute taxi ride.

    By rail

    London St Pancras to Canterbury West:

    journey time approximately 60 minutes.

    By bus

    London Victoria to Canterbury bus station:

    journey time approx 120 minutes.

    Canterbury bus station to the University,

    regular service: journey time

    approximately 15 minutes.

    By road

    From London, the north and west: M25,

    (M20), M2, A2. Canterbury central ring

    road, A290 Whitstable Road, St Thomas

    Hill, approx one mile (1.6km) up the A290,

    University entrance on right (signposted)

    near top of hill.

    Campus map

    www.kent.ac.uk/maps/canterbury

    Further information

    Kent Business School

    The University of Kent

    Canterbury, Kent CT2 7PE, UK

    T: +44 (0)1227 827726

    F: +44 (0)1227 761187

    E: [email protected]

    European Office

    Enrolment Management Services,

    The University of Kent

    Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NZ, UK

    T: +44 (0)1227 824921

    F: +44 (0)1227 827115

    E: [email protected]

    International Development Office

    The Registry, The University of Kent

    Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NZ, UK