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Our students

One of the attributes of the Kingston MBA is the diversity of our student body, coming from all walks of life, all four corners of the globe, varied industries and business and non-business backgrounds, they bring a range of skills and knowledge which enhances all students’ learning experience.

Some of our students who join the Kingston MBA are looking for a career change within a business environment, others are considering starting their own business or consultancy while still others want to move into a management role within their industry, capitalising on their specialist knowledge.

Our full-time student cohorts in 2011 looked like this.

  • Average age of 28
  • Average of 7.60 years’ work experience
  • Male to female ratio of 2:1
  • Came from Australasia, Central Asia, Europe, Middle East and Gulf, North America, South Asia, UK
  • Worked in advertising, banking, catering, civil engineering, construction, financial services, hospitality, insurance, IT, media, medical services, police, publishing, retail, transport

And our executive student cohorts in 2011 looked like this.

  • Average age of 35.5
  • Average of 13.48 years’ work experience
  • Male to female ratio of 2:1
  • Came from Africa, Europe, South Asia, UK
  • Working in armed forces, aviation, banking, civil engineering, facilities services, fast-moving consumer goods, financial services, food and drink, healthcare, higher education, government, IT, management consultancy, media, oil and gas industry, pharmaceuticals, publishing, social services, telecoms, transport 


Listen to and read what our students have to say about their experience studying the Kingston MBA

Neha DaveNeha Dave
MBA (full time)
Cohort: September 2011

As part of her MBA, Neha Dave took her Global Business elective at the Academy of National Economy in Moscow in January 2012. Here she describes the highlights of the trip.

"The lectures by Professor Robin Matthews – JM Keynes Professor of Management at the Academy of National Economy – challenged us to explore and think beyond the obvious while Dr Amelia Au-Yeung – principal lecturer at Kingston – used the case study methodology and application of theory to understand it. The mix of teaching methods was a highlight of the trip as was learning and interacting with the Russian students – a much bigger group than we are used to. That evening we were invited to be part of the reception for the Kingston alumni in Moscow. It was a welcome break.

Being in Moscow in the depths of winter with temperatures down to minus 17 Celsius was a challenge, and so was trying to interact with Russian people when you didn't speak the language.

The assignment work for the Global Business elective was a good learning experience. Part one was a group assignment done by a mix of students from Russia and London (groups of six to ten members) and gave all an opportunity to work and interact with people from diverse cultures, attitudes and mind sets. It was an important lesson in challenges encountered when working with people of different mindsets in a big group. In contrast, part two was an individual assignment but we were given the option to do it in pairs (one student from Russia and the other from London) to enhance the global experience. One advantage of going to Russia on a study trip was to experience the country itself. Moscow is a great mix of culture, growth, oligarchy, Putinism, the emergence of the new world economy in Russia after decades of the Cold War and Russian spy era. The Moscow visit and the course increased my awareness and exposure and enriched the study experience of the MBA."

You can read and listen to more testimonials on our What our students say page.

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