In addition to the Faculty's skilled team of academics, the course includes lectures by distinguished visiting professors and input from professional organisations. For example, in March 2008 students attended a presentation organised by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) at the prestigious surroundings of the Shell head office in London.
The event provided students with the opportunity to meet industry professionals and business leaders. The presentation focused on issues relating to assessing and measuring 'carbon footprint' and was followed by an informative question and answer session.
The evening ended with a networking session with other CIPS members and a chance to catch up on the latest trends in supply chain management.
Students on the Logistics and Supply Chain Management MA programme automatically qualify as members of the Institute when they have had three years' managerial experience in areas relating to supply chain or logistics.
Our Strategy into Practice seminar series gives you the opportunity to understand strategy in enterprises of all scales. Top managers will give you first-hand accounts of managing complex organisations in the UK and internationally, promoting innovation and creativity, instituting cultural change and managing growth. Speakers to date have included Lord Hastings (KPMG, BT and UNICEF), Karen Hamilton (Unilever), and Greg Dyke (former Director General of the BBC).
In each session, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and network with academic staff and local business leaders. These seminars are also open to students, alumni, staff, the business community and the wider public.
We are committed to helping students, staff, alumni, and all kinds of organisations in the region develop their entrepreneurial potential and progress opportunities into viable projects and enterprises. One of the ways in which we do this is through our Enterprise Insights seminars, which bring in high-profile guest speakers to talk about, and discuss, their personal experiences.
Kingston Business School runs regular research seminars and events that enable students and Business School staff to exchange ideas, research findings and test research papers with a view to obtaining helpful feedback. View our calendar for the all our upcoming research seminars and events.
This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS).
Kingston Business School joins an elite group of the top 5 per cent of institutions worldwide awarded the prestigious AACSB accreditation.
The award for teaching excellence included specific praise for the inclusivity and accessibility of the University's courses.