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Coventry University is a diverse and exciting place to work and we share the enthusiasm of our staff and students to be the best at whatever they choose to do. As one of the City’s biggest employers, we offer some impressive benefits for our staff and are committed to delivering the very best opportunities. We have a comprehensive training, personal and professional development programme that provides our employees with the skills to enhance their performance in the workplace and grow in their careers. There are pension schemes, a generous holiday allowance and flexible working opportunities as well as lifestyle benefits including childcare vouchers, discounted membership to the £4 million sports and recreation centre and schemes such as Cycle to Work and the CU Car Share initiative.

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About us

About us

At Coventry Business School, we recognise that a degree is a significant step towards enhancing your career prospects and in preparing for future employment. An undergraduate degree is an advantage in the job market and we understand the importance of preparing students for the world of work.

Our courses are explicitly designed to be challenging and thought provoking and to provide you with a rewarding, supportive and friendly experience. As a mark of our quality and international perspective, we are active members of The European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), the most important European Business School Association. We also continue to be an active participant in The Association of Business Schools (ABS). Our experiences and involvement with these organisations will enhance the quality of your educational experience.

We have the largest academic Trading Floor in Europe with the best analytical news and data platforms, including Bloomberg, Reuters, Datastream and Bankscope.

When thinking about your next step in education it is important to consider not only your choice of course but also what the University as a whole can provide for you. We promote the importance of preparing students for employment, whether in private or public sectors.

The development of skills, competencies and understanding necessary to contribute in the rapidly changing work environment, are all supported by our own dedicated Employment Unit located within the, Business Futures.

Whether you require support and guidance in relation to long or short-term placement desires, or the needs and expectations of external employers, we’re here to help.

The Business School is part of an evolving and innovative university with excellent links with national and international organisations, major banks and Governmental agencies. In addition, the School enjoys close relationships with leading universities around the world, providing valuable opportunities for studying or working abroad. 

Economics, Finance and Accounting

With a team of academic staff that combine a sound academic background with strong professional skills, the school is a leading provider of academic and vocational courses in the areas of Economics, Finance and Accounting not only in the UK but globally. Additionally, we continue to strive to improve the quality and quantity of our research in order to enrich our students’ experience and make a positive impact on society. The school continues to strive to provide students with career relevant programmes that develop their skills, knowledge and understanding to ensure they are highly employable global citizens.

As a School we maintain and improve our very high NSS scores which currently stand as: 100% in BA Accounting and BA Economics courses. We also continue to maintain and improve our standing in the Guardian Subject League tables – we are currently ranked 5th in the UK for both Economics provision (Guardian University Guide 2018). We regularly review and renew our curriculum to offer exciting, relevant career focussed courses to both students and employers. We are aiming to build and grow our international collaborations and offer our provisions to a wider global market. We also maintain our professional accreditations (in Accounting, Finance and Investment), while forging links with our commercial, public sector and overseas institutional partners. We offer the chance to undertake multidisciplinary research that has relevance to society and impacts on our teaching.

Marketing and Management

The School of Marketing and Management is home to a diverse range of courses in three key areas: Sport & Event Management, Human Resource Management, and Marketing & Advertising. Such diversity is reflected in the wide range of industry and academic experience held by our academic staff. The future employability of our graduates is central to everything we do. Our programmes are developed to be career relevant and to develop students skills, knowledge and understanding. Supported by a dedicated Employment Personal Tutor our students graduate as highly employable global citizens.

In addition to teaching expertise the department has a strong reputation for the quality of our research. In addition to the direct positive impact of our research, our students benefit from the use of research to influence the development of our teaching.

Our Marketing courses are accredited by the Charted Institute of Marketing (CIM), providing students the opportunity to study for a dual award. Human Resource Management students benefit from our status as a Charted Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) approved centre providing the opportunity to gain CIPD qualifications alongside their degree. The Guardian University Guide 2018 ranked us as No. 2 UK University for Hospitality, Event Management and Tourism.

Strategy and Leadership

Coventry has a long tradition in business education, with successful graduates for the past four decades. Over the years the courses have grown and developed as the needs and skills required by the business world have changed. Our course offerings at both undergraduate and postgraduate level seek to equip graduates with the knowledge and skills they will require for a successful career.