What sets us apart
Equipping our students with employment skills
Kingston Business School students can take advantage of our Careers and Employability services, networking with business leaders through our programme of events and our work placements programme. Seventy per cent of students who complete a work placement are offered a job before they graduate.
More graduate start-ups than any other higher education institution in the UK
For the fifth year running Kingston University has topped the tables for graduate start up companies in the UK. In 2014, Kingston Business School secured a prestigious Small Business Charter Award in recognition of the role it has played in helping to kick-start British enterprise. The Small Business Charter Award scheme - of which Kingston Business School is a trailblazing member - recognises universities which have, between them, already helped 4,700 students to find work placements in Britain's important micro-business and start-up sector.
Close links with industry
We have many links to local, national and international business and industry as many members of our teaching staff are active in professional practice. Our connections enable us to run a series of guest speaker lectures and seminars, and our Business Services and our Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) bring businesses and universities together. We also offer services for local entrepreneurs and a work placements programme.
Ninety per cent of research at Kingston Business School is classed as ‘internationally recognised’, or higher, by the latest Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) which seeks to assess the quality of research in universities. Find out more about our RAE results, research centres and research groups.
Accreditation of our courses
We were the first business school in the world to receive triple accreditation from the Association of MBAs (AMBA) across our portfolio of general management masters and doctoral courses. Many of our postgraduate and undergraduate programmes are accredited by the European Foundation for Management Development while others are recognised by professional bodies. Find out more about our accreditations and international recognition.
Our reputation for high quality teaching is verified by government agencies and professional bodies. Kingston Business School has been awarded an ‘excellent’ rating for its teaching by the Higher Education Funding Council for England. Many members of our teaching staff are active in professional practice. Our Business and Law Academic Skills Centre helps students with, and advises them on, coursework.
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Lectures and seminars from visiting speakers
We have a whole host of guest speaker seminars and lectures throughout the year , including Strategy into Practice seminars and the Entrepreneurship Experience which are also open to external attendees. You can learn the tricks of entrepreneurship, the latest in business research and business strategy from renowned people in business and industry.
Kingston Business School moved into a new purpose-built building in April 2012. Our students benefit from first-class facilities including our Bloomberg Room – a simulated trading room in our Learning Resources Centre (LRC). The LRC holds major business texts, reports and statistics and has zoned study areas for working alone or in groups. StudySpace, our online learning tool, provides access to course materials such as lecture notes and audio-visual lectures and tutorials. Our student intranet provides access to everything you need to know about student life at Kingston Business School.
Located in the safest and happiest borough in London
Kingston University has the lowest student-relevant crime rate in London. Compiled from official police data, the ranking strengthens our reputation as the safest place to study in London. Kingston is also the happiest place to live in London, according to a recent Rightmove survey. Kingston Business School’s location is often cited by students and graduates as one of the highlights of their time with us. Find out more about our Kingston Hill campus and the Kingston area.
Explore the world from Kingston
Kingston University has staff and students from 151 different countries, making for an even more dynamic educational experience. Kingston Business school has a number of international partnerships with other educational institutions such as Aventis School of Management in Singapore and some of our courses are delivered as a final year top up degree in Singapore. On other courses, you can also work or study abroad and our students can benefit from our research, consultancy and teaching links with Russia, India, China, Greece and Australia.
It’s not all study: our societies and clubs
Our Kingston Business Society and Kingston Entrepreneurs’ Society, which are run by students for students, host special guest speakers, networking events and provide support and inspiration to take you to the next level of business. The Students’ Union has more than 60 societies, giving you a great way to make new friends and develop skills to enhance your CV.
Excellent sports facilities
We have excellent sports facilities with a fully-equipped fitness centre, in the centre of Kingston. Our sports ground includes football and rugby pitches, netball and tennis courts, cricket squares and floodlit training areas. In addition we have numerous sports clubs and a wealth of free recreational sports activities such as five-a-side football, netball, table tennis, badminton lessons and golf lessons. Our Sports Performance Programme helps talented sports people who are studying at the University. This worked well for Kingston Business School graduate Ed McKeever who won the gold in the London 2012 Olympics in the men's 200 metre kayak sprint.
After you graduate
If you choose to study at Kingston Business School, your connection with us does not have to end the moment you graduate. The University’s Alumni Association, which has more than 17,000 members, grants you lifelong membership, enabling you to keep in touch with your student contemporaries, network with other former students and enjoy numerous other services and benefits.