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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.

What sets us apart?

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



Kingston Business School students are in high demand in the workplace. The relevance of our courses, our close ties with industry, the excellence of our Careers and Employability Services, networking events with business leaders and work placements mean our students are well positioned for employment.


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 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.

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.


Our mission

At Kingston Business School, we strive to create life-changing opportunities for people. We are committed to creating a learning environment for students and staff built on excellence, innovation, entrepreneurial thinking, diversity and inclusion, in which every person is empowered to realise their fullest potential.

Our values

At Kingston Business School we believe that excellence is driven by creativity and by innovation. We believe in encouraging people to explore ideas through entrepreneurial thinking, to try new approaches, to push the boundaries, to put theory into practice. Our ties to industry ensure that we stay close to real-world issues and that we provide a network of opportunities for our students to experiment, to experience, to learn from doing and to embed relevance and readiness in their skillset.

Welcome from the Dean

Welcome from the Dean

Kingston Business School prepares you for success in a competitive, changing and increasingly complex global business world.

We are a dynamic, innovative, progressive school, consistently ranked among the very best in Europe. Kingston University was named among the top 100 institutions in Europe for business and management (QS World University Rankings 2017).

Our courses combine theory with real-world business exposure and hands-on practice, equipping our graduates with the skills and understanding to drive their professional and personal success. Campus life is built on dynamism and diversity of background, experience, perspective and ambition - qualities that reflect our location in London, one of the world's greatest financial, commercial and innovation capitals.

At Kingston Business School a transformative experience awaits you. You'll have the opportunity to develop your skills, knowledge and understanding; to build a world-class professional network; to reach your potential; and to realise your ambitions to the fullest.


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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