Kingston Business School & Kingston Law School, London

Introduction

Welcome to the Faculty of Business & Law, part of Kingston University London. The Faculty comprises the renowned Kingston Business School and Kingston Law School.

Rated top new university in London by the Guardian, we're based in Kingston upon Thames, a busy riverside town bordering London and Surrey. The beautiful Kingston Hill campus is close to Richmond Park and Wimbledon Common, and is only 25 minutes from central London.

Research also plays a very important role for the Business School and the Law School. In the recent Research Assessment Exercise, the Business and Law Schools gained excellent results demonstrating the significance and impact of research in the Faculty.

Our courses are designed to allow maximum flexibility by offering you part-time options. Commitment varies depending on the course, with many offering part-time evening or afternoon/evening study, and some on an open-learning weekend attendance basis.

Kingston Business School

Kingston Business School, part of Kingston University, is recognised internationally as a leading centre of business education and committed to ensuring the quality of teaching, research
and student experience. Our courses are designed in collaboration with industry, offering you the chance to engage with the latest developments in your disciplines, and are accredited by the appropriate professional and statutory bodies to ensure relevance in today’s world. We are one of only ten Centres of Excellence recognised by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and one of an elite number of UK business schools with Association of MBA accreditation of our MBA courses. We also recently received EPAS accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development for several of our postgraduate and undergraduate courses, and are only the second UK business school to receive this accreditation.

Kingston Law School

The Law School has been an established and growing centre of law teaching for 40 years. Our wide range of law degrees gives an excellent start for a career in law and in many other legal aspects of business as well as many other careers in a friendly, productive and supportive law school.

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Many of our staff are active in professional practice as well as being leading academics. In addition, the faculty has a growing number of thriving research centres, with an increasing number of our staff actively engaged in research, and sharing their in-depth knowledge through teaching.

To ensure that we keep you up-to-date with the latest industry developments, we have also established links with business institutions in central London and beyond, and we collaborate with international partners who provide our courses overseas. Our taught courses are designed to equip you with skills to support your future career aspirations or enhance your current career prospects.

Modules are structured to ensure a stimulating and balanced programme of study including lectures, tutorials and seminars, laboratory sessions, interactive classroom sessions and student-led group projects. We also run a series of seminars, guest lectures and events to add a further dimension to your studies, offering you the chance to network with experts in the field.

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Programs

This school also offers:

MSc

Accounting and Finance MSc

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom Kingston upon Thames

If you have a degree in any discipline and would like to significantly enhance your career prospects in the wider business practice of accounting and financial management, this Accounting and Finance MSc course is ideal. [+]

If you have a degree in any discipline and would like to significantly enhance your career prospects in the wider business practice of accounting and financial management, this Accounting and Finance MSc course is ideal.

 

It offers a rigorous and challenging programme of study that will provide you with a well-integrated knowledge of financial accounting, finance and investment, and management accounting, together with the ability to relate this to the wider issues of management and corporate strategy.

What will you study?

You will develop your understanding of the purpose and nature of financial accounting and reporting. You will look at the integration of theoretical and conceptual issues within the operational and practical activities of management accounting.... [-]


MSc Business Information Technology

Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The course aims to develop a sound theoretical and practical understanding of business information technology. Strategic and operational perspectives are addressed with a prevailing emphasis on practical issues relevant to the modern business manager. [+]

If you would like to integrate management and IT skills, prepare yourself for new developments in digital business, and equip yourself with knowledge highly relevant to these emerging technologies, this MSc in Business Information Technology is ideal. It will enable you to bridge the gap between business and IT practitioners, ensuring you are fully conversant with the language of e-business/e-commerce and possess the transferable skills necessary to enhance your career opportunities.

  What will you study?

After an induction programme introducing you to the Business School and the expectations and ethos of the course, you will go on to explore how current technologies are being used to provide more-effective management systems. You will gain an overview of what constitutes business information technology and will develop a detailed knowledge of the technology and issues in order to plan, design and predict new document management applications.... [-]


MA

Business Management / International Business Management MA

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom Kingston upon Thames

The programme builds on the theory and practical application of key business functions to develop a sound understanding of the field of global business. Both strategic and operational perspectives are addressed. There is an emphasis on the practical skills essential for the modern international business manager. [+]

Open to applicants with a degree in any discipline, this programme will equip you with the skills and management knowledge required of today’s managers. It offers a choice of two pathways – MA in Business Management or MA in International Business Management – and builds on the theory and practical application of key business functions to help you develop a sound understanding of the field of global business. Strategic and operational perspectives are addressed, with an emphasis on the practical skills essential for the modern international business manager.

What will you study?

After an induction programme introducing you to the Business School and the expectations and ethos of the course, you will go on to study the underpinning elements of business management from a national and international context. The business-related areas comprise information management, operations management, marketing, financial resources management, and the management of people and organisations. These areas will be covered in depth to include areas of consultancy, analysis and research skills.... [-]


MA in International Human Resource Management

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom Kingston upon Thames

After an induction programme introducing you to the Business School and the expectations and ethos of the course, you will go on to evaluate the external influences on organisations, such as European developments, ethical issues and social responsibility. [+]

Whether you are starting a career in human resource management (HRM) or are already working in the field and would like to progress at a professional level, this International Human Resource Management MA can help you to achieve your career goals.

 

It is designed to provide you with a foundation of knowledge and practical skills, plus an understanding of the role of the HR profession (with a focus on the issues and policies that affect international HR managers). The knowledge you gain is relevant to both the strategic objectives of an international organisation and the wider environment in which it operates.

 

We are also one of 33 CIPD Licensed Upgrade Centres, whereby we can recommend for immediate upgrading to Chartered membership students who have successfully completed their postgraduate HRM course and meet the CIPD upgrade criteria.... [-]


MA in Strategic Marketing Management

Campus Part time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom Kingston upon Thames

You will look at different marketing management models, frameworks and processes, and will apply advanced analytical techniques in solving marketing problems. You will also learn how to formulate and evaluate effective marketing strategies. In addition, you will explore the strategic implications of buyer behaviour and how it relates to problems in marketing and consumer regulation. [+]

If you are a marketing professional working in the public, private or not-for-profit sectors, and have a thorough grounding in the basic principles of marketing, the Strategic Marketing Management MA course will help you to differentiate yourself by elevating your career to another level. It focuses on the strategic implications of marketing decisions, the theoretical aspects of marketing, and the application of advanced marketing techniques. This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to make an immediate and positive impact on your job performance.

  What will you study?

After an induction programme introducing you to the Business School and the expectations and ethos of the course, you will go on to study modules that will enable you to develop an advanced level of understanding of current marketing concepts, along with the key skills and techniques appropriate to senior marketing managers.... [-]


Marketing MA

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom Kingston upon Thames

You will study eight core modules, plus an extra module of your choice, addressing the latest issues in marketing theory and practice. You will learn about the operational management decisions that form the basis of the marketing plan from an international perspective. [+]

Designed for graduates of any discipline, this Marketing MA course will launch your career in marketing by teaching you the latest in marketing theory and practice. It will prepare you for a variety of careers in marketing management, such as brand management, product development, retailing, services marketing, business-to-business marketing and not-for-profit marketing. It will also prepare you for a career in specialist marketing areas, such as market research, advertising, public relations and direct marketing.

What will you study?

You will study eight core modules, plus an extra module of your choice, addressing the latest issues in marketing theory and practice. You will learn about the operational management decisions that form the basis of the marketing plan from an international perspective. You will look at how marketing strategy places marketing management decisions and marketing plans within the broader framework of the organisation’s corporate structure, industry and business environment.... [-]