Meet and discuss with Kent Business School Representative
Meet and discuss with Kent Business School representative.
Time: 16h - 16h, January 11th
Venue: IDP office, Star building 33 Mac Dinh Chi, district 1
Kent Business School
Kent Business School (KBS) is one of the UK’s top 30 business schools and has the ambition to grow in both calibre and size. We are entrepreneurial and international in outlook and view ourselves as a research-intensive business school that produces rigorous and applicable knowledge. We are committed to developing employable graduates and informing the practice of management for a sustainable future. The appointment of new and highly motivated staff has transformed the research culture within the School, attracting interest nationally and internationally.
KBS is the largest school within the University and the Faculty of Social Sciences. The School has 1674 students and 134 staff. We offer a strong and growing portfolio of undergraduate, postgraduate taught and research programmes on its two main campuses in Canterbury and Medway. The School also delivers part of its MBA programme in Brussels and Paris. With a new Director and management team appointed, we are investing in our programmes, staff, and a new state of the art building for the Business School on the Canterbury campus, due to be completed in 2016.
We are a forward–looking Business School with international reach and research strengths in a range of areas. The School has successfully developed the level and standard of its research in the run-up to the REF, which has allowed us to submit more than 70% of our research active staff, building on a base of more than half of the School's research activity (55%) being classified as 'world leading/international excellent' (3* and 4*) in the RAE 2008. Our strategic priority is to continue to develop the School’s research and impact by appointing new, especially senior, staff and through developing the potential of our current staff. We expect our senior faculty to be enthusiastic and entrepreneurial research leaders who set an example for colleagues throughout the School.
The School’s research portfolio is currently focussed around five subject areas:
- Accounting and Finance
- Management Science (including Operations Research & Information Systems)
- Strategy and International Business
- People, Management and Organisation
We encourage collaboration across groups and welcome the contributions of new faculty members to take an active role in shaping the research agenda in the subjects as well as cross-cutting themes, such as sustainability, innovation and enterprise. We are keen to collaborate across disciplines and subject areas with a view to demonstrate impact. Where appropriate we seek to complement our strengths by actively developing partnerships with partners inside and outside the University. The School is also keen to increase its research and consultancy income – an area to which the new post holder is expected to make a contribution.
Learning and Teaching
At KBS we see ourselves as a research led school that takes teaching seriously. We feel strongly about delivering a top-quality learning experience and are looking to recruit likeminded scholars who feel passionate about teaching. Developing employable graduates is part of our mission and an area of considerable success for the School. The University and the Kent Business School have repeatedly demonstrated its excellence in learning and teaching. For example:
- In the 2014 Guardian University Guide the University was ranked amongst the top 20 in the UK, and 3rd in the London and South East for overall student satisfaction in the 2013 National Student Survey.
- In the 2014 Times/Sunday Times University Guide, the School was ranked in the top quarter of the UK for Business & Management graduating students' employment prospects.
- In the 2011 Sunday Times University Rankings, the School was ranked 1st in the South East of England for Management Studies, 3rd in UK for Student Satisfaction for Business Studies and 5th for Management Studies.
- In the 2012 National Student Survey, Kent placed third in the UK for overall student satisfaction (of all publically-funded multi-faculty universities) and ranked 20th in the 2014 Guardian University Guide.
The School has a strong portfolio of taught programmes that attracts a considerable number of highly qualified students. Currently, we offer a comprehensive set of undergraduate programmes covering accounting & finance, business & management, marketing as well as international business. Most of our programmes are accredited by relevant professional bodies. All our programmes have achieved high employability ratings, which is also the result of a highly successful year-in-industry scheme.
At the postgraduate level the School offers an MBA programme in full-time and executive modes, Masters programmes in general management and international business as well as specialist MSc’s in international accounting and finance, financial markets, financial banking, HRM as well as management science, business analytics, logistics and value chain management. The School has also established successful dual awards programmes with Hong Kong Baptist University.
We are seeking to develop further this strong portfolio and launch new, attractive programmes of study, working together with other Schools and international partners.
The role is based within the Professional Support Team whose primary function is to provide administrative management and key services that support the infrastructure, decision making processes and strategy of the School.
All academic staff are defined as “research active” or “teaching only” and it is the School’s policy to maximise time available for high quality research and teaching.
The administration of the School’s teaching and research activities is supported by 35 full time or part time administrative staff at the Canterbury and Medway campuses.
About the University of Kent
Kent is a leading university with a commitment to excellence in teaching and research. As the UK’s European university, it is committed to creating a global student and staff community that advances knowledge and stimulates intellectual creativity, and performs at the highest levels.
Currently celebrating its 50th anniversary, Kent has seven locations across Europe – the UK campuses in Canterbury and Medway, the centre for part-time study and CPD in Tonbridge, and the specialist postgraduate centres in Brussels, Paris, Athens and Rome. The University has long-standing partnerships with more than 100 major European universities and many others across the world, including institutions in China, Japan, USA, Canada, Malaysia and Peru.
The Guardian University Guide 2014 places Kent among the top 20 universities in the UK and it has twice been awarded the highly prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education.
Kent is part of a select group of universities to score 90% or above for overall student satisfaction in the 2013 National Student Survey. It has almost 20,000 students, including a thriving postgraduate community of approximately 3,000 students registered on both taught and research programmes.
In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, Kent was placed 24th out of 159 participating institutions in the UK for its world-leading research, while 97% of its academic staff work in schools or centres where the research is rated as either internationally or nationally excellent. It recently joined with the universities of East Anglia and Essex to form the Eastern Academic Research Consortium. This will see the three universities strengthening their current collaborations and developing new cross-disciplinary research.
Kent is a major employer with nearly 3,000 members of staff. It was ranked second in the 2013 Times Higher Education’s Best University Workplace Survey category ‘I would like to recommend working at my university’. It was also in the top 5 for offering a ‘fair deal’ to its staff in terms of working conditions and benefits. Within the last two years, the University has invested £4.4m to support new academic appointments.
The University continues to invest significantly in its academic and leisure facilities as part of its commitment to provide a first-class student experience. Recent developments include a £5 million upgrade to sports facilities, the award-winning Colyer-Fergusson Music Building and a further £5 million development of arts facilities at Chatham's Historic Dockyard. A substantial investment programme to improve physical facilities in the Templeman Library is currently underway, as part of an £18 million project to extend and refurbish the building.