A postgraduate qualification from Kingston Business School is a great addition to your CV. Here are just a few examples of jobs our recent alumni have achieved:
Check out what our graduates have gone on to do and how studying at Kingston helped them achieve their goals.
Course: Management Studies PgDip/MA top-up
Current position: Retail programs manager, Apple UK
"After working within the electronics industry for several years, initially for a start up and then for a global corporation, I began to learn that experience is advantageous but adding theory to this would enable me to take my career to the next level.
"After building up the confidence to return to study after so many years, I thought it would be difficult, but the structure of the DMS programme at Kingston Business School and the study materials provided made it easy to follow. The course filled in my knowledge gaps and made my day to day role so much easier – there always seemed to be a matrix or model that would lead me to an answer.
"I related my assignments to business problems, which maximised my education and enhanced my position within the organisation. After the DMS I took the Management Studies MA top-up in order to fulfil my studying needs – I was beginning to find it addictive!
"What has it done to my career? Well, having been promoted as far as I could within my organisation, I was headhunted to join one of the strongest brands in the world. Considering I specialise in retail brand management, this is a great career move."
Course: Management Studies PgDip
Current position: Horticultural consultant, Barry Holdsworth Ltd
"Having worked within horticulture for over 20 years and in a wide range of gardens, with the last being a restoration project worth over £1.5 million, I needed a new challenge and something higher to aim for. I wanted to set myself apart from other professionals within my peer group so that I could tackle something others could not.
"After careful thought, I decided that a business course would offer me the skills that would take me further. I chose the DMS course at Kingston Business School to give me an overall grounding in business practices and funded the course myself. The course truly whetted my appetite and I devoured the content, which fulfilled my need to gain a greater understanding of the elements of business. The programme was well documented and each step built upon the last taking me quickly to the higher ground that I desired.
"After completing the DMS, I took the opportunity to take the next step and went on to complete a masters degree in the Business School. The knowledge that I had gained doing the DMS at Kingston Business School enabled me take up the challenge and start my own business. I now run my own successful consultancy and without the skills learnt on the DMS course it would have taken longer to develop to the level that I have now achieved."
Kingston University supports our graduates with the new Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) visa. This allows non-EEA graduates who have an outstanding business idea to put into practice in the UK, and who do not have a job offer, the opportunity to stay in the UK for up to 12 months (which might be extended for an additional 12 months).
This programme is recognised by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) as an approved management qualification.
Kingston Business School joins an elite group of the top 5 per cent of institutions worldwide awarded the prestigious AACSB accreditation.