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Why choose the Kingston MBA

Lecturer and student walkingThe Kingston MBA equips you to take ownership of your career and provides the support network that could help you to achieve your ambitions.

During the course you will develop academic rigour and practitioner knowledge that prepare you to master future issues that will impact business and commerce.

With a Kingston MBA on your CV, you show that you are ready to progress up the management ladder, ready for a change of direction, or ready to increase the success of your own business.

Accreditation and recognition

Recognised and respected across the world, the Kingston MBA is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA). This stamp of approval means that your MBA is highly valued in any continent.

Kingston MBA students receive a lifetime membership of AMBA; giving you access to an international network of MBA accredited professionals. When you successfully graduate, you will also be eligible for membership of the Chartered Management Institute as a 'Chartered Manager'.

Unique teaching methods

Each core module is led jointly by an academic and a business practitioner – a unique feature for the Kingston MBA. This combination ensures you grasp business issues from both perspectives and put theory into practice, looking at real-life business issues.

Study in Moscow or Berlin

As a student based in the UK, we offer you the opportunity to take your second semester elective modules in either Moscow (at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration) or in Berlin (at the Berlin School of Economics and Law (BSEL)). This is an incredible experience, studying management in two of the world's leading capital cities. The Kingston MBA is particularly famous in Moscow – it is the highest ranked MBA in Russia.

Professional development, personal growth

From beginning to end, your development is at the heart of the Kingston MBA. A dedicated MBA careers coach is available to help each student to understand and position themselves in the market. An ‘MBA grill’ event places you in recruitment and internal promotion interview situations, administered by real consultants. And the Leadership and Personal Development module charts and guides your growth throughout the MBA.

Flexible MBA study

Female student surrounded by booksThere are at least three ways to shape your study:

  • Part time students (also known as executive students) complete their Kingston MBA over two years, with lessons usually delivered over 10 weekends each year.
  • Full time students complete their Kingston MBA over one year, with lessons during weekdays and occasional weekends for certain elective modules.
  • Either option can be started in September or January.

Small groups, international students, broad networks

Male and female student outside the Nightingale Centre, Kingston Hill CampusWe keep cohort sizes deliberately small and balanced, with up to 20 complementary students in each intake from a variety of countries and industries. This ensures that vibrant discussions and new ideas are plentiful. You will also join classes with other cohorts and build a broad and varied professional network. The Kingston MBA is ideal for you if you thrive in a small class environment with personalised teaching.

Networking and meeting business leaders

Lloyds Building, LondonMany professionals choose the Kingston MBA to increase their network of contacts. Our students come with a wealth of experiences that cross industries, sectors and continents, so they are all interesting people to know. This is no accident – we select our cohorts with care and attention. This is one of the reasons why our MBA courses continue to be so successful.

Kingston’s MBA programme has run since 1984, and has a large and active alumni body that gathers at networking events throughout the year. Business leaders also come to Kingston Business School regularly to present their ideas and talk to students, which is a great opportunity for MBA students in particular.

With London just 30 minutes away by train, our links with professional bodies are equally strong. Find out more about our guest speaker seminars and lectures on our Events pages.

Practical experience

Theory is thoroughly grounded with practical application to real-life situations and case studies, culminating in your MBA Consulting Project. This is an intensely rewarding and personal challenge, which can shape the direction of your future career. You can even use it to develop an entrepreneurial business plan, complete a critical project within your company or gain entry to a new industry that matches your career aspirations.

Modern business facilities

The new Kingston Business School building was officially opened in 2012, with dedicated study and meeting spaces for MBA students, a bright and airy learning environment and brand new IT facilities.

The Bloomberg trading room is a key benefit for finance students. It contains a suite of the same Bloomberg terminals used in financial, banking and related markets, giving them hands on experience with industry-standard software.

Kingston – the best bits of London

The Kingston MBA is taught on the leafy and tranquil Kingston Hill campus, a short bus ride away from Kingston town centre and 30 minutes by train from central London. When you are not studying, you can take advantage of our excellent sports and fitness facilities.

London itself is a truly international city, with hundreds of multinational company head offices and strong travel links to mainland Europe.

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