About Kingston Business School

The competition for jobs and career opportunities in our global, inter-connected economy is intensifying. The challenge for professionals of the future is to stand out in a crowded marketplace.

Everything we do at Kingston Business School is designed to equip you with the employment skills, the network, the resources and the opportunities to excel and to realise your goals.

Vision: Innovative, entrepreneurial and life-changing

To be recognised globally for an innovative and entrepreneurial approach to education and research creating and realising life-changing opportunities.

Mission: Led by research-informed teaching

To create the best possible environment for staff and students which is diverse and inclusive, led by learning, entrepreneurial, and research-informed.

Values: Excellence in staff and student experience

Excellence: We value excellence in staff and student experience, learning and research.

Innovation and creativity: We value innovation, creativity and entrepreneurial thinking in the generation and implementation of ideas.

Respect: We value diversity, collegiality, and responsibility.

At Kingston Business School we lead

What sets us apart?

Kingston Business School has five distinctive features that combine to set it apart from other universities:

Entrepreneurship and enterprise

Entrepreneurial thinking is in our DNA. Whether you want to be part of a start-up, or drive innovation within an organisation, at Kingston Business School you join a top business school for entrepreneurship.

We're rated the top most successful UK higher education institution for graduate start-up companies (Higher Education Business and Community Interaction Survey 2016). QS TopMBA.com rates us number one in world for MBA graduate start-ups.

From our Kingston Business Incubator to our work with the Small Business Charter Award scheme, at Kingston Business School we are trailblazers in nurturing and developing innovative thinking. We are also home to the internationally-recognised Small Business Research Centre, and everything we do is at the heart of the University's strategic plan to increase our societal influence and support SME growth and facilitating entrepreneurship opportunities in conjunction with local and regional groups.

Entrepreneurship and enterprise
International rankings, accreditation and membership

International rankings, accreditation and membership

Kingston Business School is one of only 5 per cent of the world's business schools to hold accreditation from AACSB International - the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

We hold accreditation from a number of the largest and most influential business school accreditation associations.



Our purpose-built £26 million Business School was designed and constructed with sustainability in mind to reflect our commitment to inspiring, educating and developing students who will take their experiences of sustainable behaviour into their future work and careers.

We have cutting-edge learning facilities where you can put theory into practice. Our state-of-the-art Bloomberg trading room is a simulated trading room for aspiring financiers. Our brand-new Kingston Business Incubator is a purpose-built room for students working on business ideas.

Your study is supported with online learning tools such as the student intranet and Canvas. And our campus is situated 30 minutes from the heart of central London, giving you access to the world's leading financial and business hub, all while based in the capital's safest and happiest place to live.



Kingston Business School has been awarded the prestigious international accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). This accreditation has been earned by just five per cent of the world's business schools and recognises the high quality and standard of our business education.

Many courses are also accredited and recognised by professional bodies, including the Association of MBAs (AMBA), the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) EPAS, the Chartered Institute for Professional Development (CIPD), the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Our facilities

Our students benefit from some of the best facilities in the country, including:

  • The Bloomberg trading room, giving you a taste of working on a real trading floor (Kingston is one of only a few universities that offer this)
  • Dedicated suites and work spaces, IT facilities and social areas for our postgraduate students
  • The business research hub, including our Small Business Research Centre
  • The Kingston Business Incubator, a business incubator space, with facilities to help you start your own businesses
  • The learning resources centre, open 24 hours a day during term time, with access to libraries, study spaces and computer facilities; and major texts, periodicals and computer learning packages, accessible from more than 200 networked workstations.

The Kingston Hill campus is located in Kingston upon Thames, voted London's safest suburb and happiest place to live. Central London is 30 minutes from Kingston upon Thames, offering students access to the vibrancy, dynamism and cultural diversity of one of the world's foremost business capitals.

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