European Business Management BA | 2018/19

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European Business Management BA (Hons) 2018/19 entry

Course code:


Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich


Coventry University


September 2018



2018/19 Fees - TBC* (2017/18 Fees - £11,927)

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Designed with a focus on business in a European context, this direct entry course enables you to study in three different countries.

A European Business Management degree can provide you with excellent knowledge in a business management qualification and international experience that can demonstrate you have the ability to apply your learning in the global workplace.

Note that students enrol directly with each European partner institution and will not therefore be classed as a Coventry University student until topping up their degree in the final year. In addition to following the standard UCAS admissions process, applicants will be required to submit an application directly to UC Leuven. Further information regarding this course and full details of tuition fees may be found on the UC Leuven website.

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities


Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Teaching Excellence

Taught by lecturers who are experts in their field

Course essentials

A degree which offers you more, at no extra cost

Accreditation and Professional Recognition

This course is accredited and recognised by the following bodies:

Chartered Association of Business Schools

European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)

Course information

Aimed at European students, a flexible programme of study incorporates study of management disciplines. You will have the opportunity to choose from optional modules, such as marketing, European and global strategy, entrepreneurship and leadership, logistics and supply chain.

Taught entirely in English, this final year direct entry course at Coventry tops up and concludes your studies. The first year can be studied in Barcelona, Spain or Kolding, Denmark, while the second year takes place in Leuven, Belgium.

Course specification
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The first year explores a wide range of business subjects that provide the foundation for your degree. The development of communication, presentation and interview skills also supports career planning and graduate employment.

The first year of this course will take place outside of the UK in either Spain (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona) or Denmark (International Business Academy Kolding).

Please note: students who wish to enrol into year one of this course must apply to Belgium (UC Leuven- Limburg)

in good time, as academic years in Spain and Denmark start at the beginning of August each year.


The second year considers a strategic view of organisation management that integrates all the subjects in the course. The opportunity to study abroad for a semester and complete a live consultancy project further enhances your skill development. The second year of this course will take place outside of the UK in Belgium (UC Leuven- Limburg).


In the final year you can choose to specialise in a particular area, for example Business Ethics, Supply Chain Management or Global Business Management. You will also complete a final dissertation, which can tie in directly to the area of business you want to work in and is something you will be able to discuss at interviews to show where your interests and motivations lie.


  • Strategic Management in a European context

  • Business Honours Project

  • Europe Through a Global Lens

  • 2 Add+vantage modules

  • Option modules:

    • Corporate Marketing Strategy
    • Global Marketing
    • International Business Strategy
    • Globalisation in the emerging market
    • Exploring Entrepreneurship
    • Global Leadership
    • Global Logistics Operations Strategy
    • Supply chain management strategy

Coventry University has climbed the rankings again to 12th in the UK Guardian University Guide 2018

In more detail...

  • reduced tuition fees at our partner institutions;
  • the opportunity to develop competence in foreign languages;
  • guest lectures given by industry experts, practitioners and University alumni.
  • the opportunity to receive multiple degrees and diplomas because you are studying in more than one country. You will attend Coventry campus in year 3 to top-up your degree*;
  • the opportunity to live and study at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona in Spain or the International Business Academy Kolding in Denmark, UC Leuven- Limburg (UCLL) Leuven Belgium and Coventry University;

The first year explores a wide range of business subjects that provide the foundation for your degree. The development of communication, presentation and interview skills also supports career planning and graduate employment.

The second year considers a strategic view of organisation management that integrates all the subjects in the course. The opportunity to study abroad for a semester and complete a live consultancy project further enhances your skill development.

In the final year you can choose to specialise in a particular area, for example Business Ethics, Supply Chain Management or Global Business Management. You will also complete a final dissertation, which can tie in directly to the area of business you want to work in and is something you will be able to discuss at interviews to show where your interests and motivations lie.

Your course will be based on a series of lectures, live business projects and online activities often with our international partners. In addition, there will be also be associated seminars and workshop practical classes. Your personal tutor will review and discuss your progress with you and will be available for advice.

An estimated percentage breakdown of how your final grade will be assessed is as follows:

  • Formal examinations: 40%
  • Coursework, tests and essays: 30%
  • Practical or project work: 10%
  • Group work: 10%

An Add+vantage module can also be completed: please see the page on the Add+vantage scheme for more details.

30% assessed by coursework

In a typical week you will have up to 14 contact hours of teaching and this will break down as: 

  • Personal tutorial/small group teaching: 1 hour tutorial on a regular basis;
  • Medium-group teaching: 5 hours of workshops or seminars each week
  • Large-group teaching: 8 hours of lectures each week

You will be expected to complete 25 hours of personal study each week, including directed study and revising in your own time each week.

The course is culturally diverse attracting students from across the globe, so you will have an international experience from within the classroom.

In addition, Coventry Business School has links with partner institutions across the world. Students have access to a wide range of international activities including Erasmus and Study Abroad programmes through the University’s Centre for Global Engagement.

You will have the opportunity to go on a number of field trips and overseas visits during your studies. For example, previously students have visited Germany, Oman, France, Belgium, Peru, India, America and China.

Global ready

Did you know that we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2015/16, we were able to provide a total of 2101 experiences abroad that lasted at least five days, 76% of which were our own organised trips for undergraduates and 23% from postgraduate travel.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni (HESA, 2015/16)


Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2015/16


and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally so far


global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses

Entry Requirements

University Course Code: HLSU013
A Level BTEC IB Diploma GCSE requirement
ABB BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DDM 31 points 5 GCSEs at grade A*–C including English, Mathematics, or specified equivalents


A-Level applicants are required to have three A2 Levels. Coventry University may include AS grades within an offer for certain courses, but we are not able to accept two AS Levels in place of one A2 Level. In some courses it may be necessary for entrants to have passed specific A2 Levels in nominated subjects. Please see the course pages for more information.

Access Diplomas

The Access to HE Diploma to include 30 Level 3 credits at Merit, plus GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade A*-C.

Coventry University welcomes applicants who have completed, or who are studying, the Access to HE Diploma developed by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). Successful completion of the course will require you to gain 60 credits with at least 45 to be achieved at Level 3 (with the remainder at Level 2). In some cases we will require you to have gained Merit or Distinction grades in a number of units or in nominated subjects. For more information on the entry requirements for your chosen course please see the relevant course pages.

BTEC Level 3 Diplomas

The University will accept the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma for entry to most courses. In some cases we will require applicants to have studied either certain named modules or a specific named Diploma. The appropriate course page will have full information on the entry requirements. The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry to degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that provide a total volume of study that is equivalent to three A2 Levels. For example, you could be studying a BTEC Level 3 Diploma plus an A2 Level, or a BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma plus two A2 Levels. Where a specific A2 or BTEC subject is required for entry then you must be offering this as part of your combination of qualifications.

Please visit our page on European entry requirements for more information about specific country information.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

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Select your region to find detailed information about entry requirements:

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

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Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

For more information, please visit our Finance pages.



September 2018

£9250 (per year)


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September 2018

£9250 (per year)


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September 2018

2018/19 Fees - TBC* (2017/18 Fees - £11,927) (per year)

Course essentials at no extra cost

We're committed to communicating study costs clearly to make sure you're not faced with having to make any unexpected payments. 

This is why our ‘Flying Start’ package provides you with a few course essentials. Your full-time fee for an undergraduate degree will cover the following:

UK field trips

Any mandatory site visits and trips within the United Kingdom.

Key material

This can include core textbooks, software and equipment.

Laser prints

1,000 A4 sides of black and white laser printing credits per year.

Optional year

Pay no tuition fees for optional work placements or study abroad trips.

As well as covering UK field trips, key materials and laser print, the fees for this course also include:

  • *The items below only apply during your study at Coventry University. Specified core reading material
  • Any mandatory UK residential field trips
  • Any mandatory UK site visits and trips
  • 1,000 sides of black and white laser prints
  • Tuition fee waiver for placement and study abroad year.

The following are additional costs not included in the fees

  • Any optional overseas field trips or visits: £400+ per trip
  • Return flights to Europe: approximately £150 per year.

Career prospects

This course will enable you to develop your expertise to prepare you for the world of work. At each level of the course, you will undertake Continuing Professional Development activities with the flexibility to tailor these to your individual career plans.

Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University's Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.


By accepting your offer of a place with us, a Student Contract (“the Contract”) will be formed between you and the University. The Contract will detail all of your rights and also the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and will also contain all of the obligations that the University owes to you.  We would encourage you to read the Student Contract before you accept any offer of a place at the University. A copy of the Contract can be found here.

The tuition fees stated on the course webpage, prospectus and your offer letter will apply for the duration of your course, subject only to changes to the law or government requirement.

*Due to a delay in the UK Government's announcement of the Retail Price Index, the University is unable to set its fees for entrants in 2018 at this stage. Please note that we set fees for individual courses, and fees from previous years are no indication of fees for future years.