Recent alumni from our range of marketing postgraduate courses have taken numerous professional roles, including:
Some graduates decide to continue their studies at Kingston University though doctoral research, and many decide to use the skills they have learned to set themselves up in business. Kingston University is the number one university for graduate business start-ups, according to the national Higher Education – Business and Community Interaction survey.
Check out what our graduates have gone on to do and how studying at Kingston helped them achieve their goals.
Name: Stella Zapiti
Course: Marketing, Communications and Advertising MSc (was MA)
Stella won the Dean's Prize when she graduated in 2011 and is currently turning her dissertation into an academic paper.
"Coming from a design background, I chose this course because I wanted to start off a career in advertising. The course not only taught me the necessary academic theory but also gave me the opportunity to put my creativity into practice based on marketing theory.
The course had an excellent structure that achieved a smooth transition from learning the basics to quickly moving on to a more advanced level. The teaching staff was very helpful and made each lecture a very interesting and enjoyable experience. In addition the brand new Learning Resources Centre on the Kingston Hill campus provided a well equipped and pleasant environment. That was very important since I ended up spending a lot of my time there.
I started this 12-month course in September 2010 and found it to be a full and rewarding year. Winning the Dean's Prize at the end of that year was a formal recognition for all my input and efforts. It made me feel that everything I did was noticed and appreciated.
I am currently in the process of trying to turn my Mdissertation into a published academic paper with the help of my course director, Patricia Harris. Leaving Kingston was only the beginning. Even as a graduate, I still have the University's support in terms of planning my career."
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).
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.