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Master's in Business Administration 2019/20 entry

Course code:

FBLT026 - MBA
FBLT030 - MBA (with Artificial Intelligence)
FBLT033 - MBA (for the Healthcare Sector)

Study options:

1 year full-time

 

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2019

 

Fees:

2019/20 fees - TBC
2018/19 fees - £11,600

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Overview

Are you looking for a career change or to develop your career? Are you considering a move into management? In today’s globally connected environment, a manager’s practice needs to be ethically based and culturally sensitive.

An MBA qualification aims to teach students how to respond to the needs of the modern world by thinking critically and strategically in seeking solutions to complex problems. It can help towards establishing better career prospects and salary.

The MBA can be studied full time via face-to-face delivery or part-time via online delivery. In addition, we offer two specialised pathways that are delivered face-to-face; an Artificial Intelligence specialism pathway and a pathway for the Healthcare Sector. 

The MBA programme consists of three distinct but interconnected stages:

  • Certificate - The modern enterprise and business environment – how does it work?
    The Certificate phase aims to develop a resource-based view of the business enterprise and examine how value is created, including the impact of the wider business environment on the enterprise’s value creation activities.
  • Diploma - Preparing for tomorrow – what needs to change?
    In the Diploma stage the focus shifts to considering the manager’s role in the development of an enterprise in response to the internal and external context, to create sustainable value.
  • Masters – Management in action – bringing about change   
    The Masters phase of the programme focuses more specifically on particular sectors and/or roles, allowing you to complete a comprehensive general management programme or chose to specialise in artificial intelligence or healthcare management. The emphasis will be on exploring, critically evaluating and applying a range of sector/ role specific models and concepts within a practice setting.

The course provides you with the opportunity to clarify and develop your career goals as you progress and encourages reflection on how your goals might be met.

You can also study the MBA online, either as a comprehensive management and leadership programme, or with specialised pathways in Cyber Security Management, Sustainable Tourism, Artificial Intelligence or for the Healthcare Sector

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

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Student experience

All the support you need, in a top student city

Accreditation and Professional Recognition

This course is recognised by the following professional bodies:

Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME)

Coventry Business School is signatory to The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative.


European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)


Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS)

What our students say

Having the opportunity to study alongside a diverse cohort in both cultural and social dimensions has equipped me with the ability to work with an inclusive mindset – something that I feel can only truly be achieved through exposure to this level of diversity.

Daniel Eccles

Course information

The MBA is aimed specifically at current or aspiring managers who wish to develop their career.

It provides you with the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills required to progress to more senior management and leadership roles. With a strong practitioner focus, personal and career development is an underlying theme running through this course.

Please note that the modules listed for this course are the latest example of the curriculum available on this degree programme. The University reserves the right without notice to make variations to the contents and methods of delivery of courses as part of our commitment to curriculum enhancement.

Modules

Overview

The MBA programme covers three distinct but interconnected stages – the Certificate Stage, the Diploma Stage, and the Masters Stage, where you can complete a comprehensive management qualification or specialise through two pathways delivered on campus.

Modules

  • Certificate Stage – The Modern Enterprise and Business Environment

    • Business Models and Processes
    • The Geopolitical, Economic and Legal Environment
    • Financial Analysis
    • Organisational Behaviour and Learning
  • Diploma Stage – Preparing for Tomorrow

    • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    • Leadership and Change Management
    • Strategy and Decision Making
    • Global Marketing
  • Masters Stage – Management in Action

    MBA
    • Project Management
    • Decision Making and Risk
    • The MBA Consultancy Project

    Pathway - MBA with Artificial Intelligence

    • Artificial Intelligence Technologies for Business and Management
    • Artificial Intelligence Issues
    • The MBA Consultancy Project

    Pathway - MBA for the Healthcare Sector

    • Policy Politics and Transforming Practice
    • Leading in Complex Health Systems
    • The MBA Consultancy Project

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated.

In more detail...

  • Throughout the course, students have access to professional management coaches who help to develop and enhance skills and capabilities and identify career goals.
  • On-campus delivery maximises contact between you, your lecturers and fellow students, helping you to build long lasting connections, as well as keeping you motivated and committed to learning.
  • Our on-campus MBA benefits from Coventry Business School’s global opportunities, as well as drawing upon expert staff and utilising up-to-the-minute simulations and case studies.
  • Real-life case studies and simulations are featured providing an up-to-the-minute real-world view, allowing students the chance to learn transferable skills and expertise tested on actual examples.
  • Guest speakers from industry frequently share their expertise and experiences of bringing both contemporary and theoretical concepts to life, including developing strategy, and managing change and growth in their organisations.
  • Our MBA students benefit from innovative online content and activities, opening up opportunities to participate in projects with students from around the world, developing a global network of contacts and appreciation for international business practices.
  • The MBA curriculum is informed by staff who are research active, incorporating the most up-to-date developments in their fields, encouraging debate and discussion. You will also have the opportunity to conduct your own supervised research as part of your MBA consultancy project.

By undertaking the on-campus MBA, you should develop a broad view of how businesses operate, explore strategic leadership and develop innovative approaches and solutions to work-based problems. 

  • You should develop a broad and holistic view of how businesses operate, including the impact of the external environment. This involves looking at an organisation from different perspectives: the organisation as a learning entity made up of individuals, as a combination of inter-related processes focused on adding value, and as a financial entity focused on creating monetary returns.
  • We will focus on exploring the role of a manager as a strategic leader and the role managers play in organisations to develop and adapt to environment changes.
  • As part of this course you will be required to develop approaches and solutions to work-based problems which are innovative and creative, developing the ability to be entrepreneurial in your professional practice.
  • This course will also focus on exploring and developing sector and role specific knowledge to support your career growth and future aspirations.

The course runs full time over one year, starting in September. 

The underlying focus is on developing your ability to think critically and strategically and to enable you to develop solutions to complex problems within an ever changing and ambiguous business environment. As well as traditional teaching and learning methods, such as lectures, workshops and seminars, you will benefit from innovative and interactive online content and activities. This opens up opportunities to participate in projects with students from around the world. The online and face-to-face contact between you, your lecturers and fellow students will help you stay motivated and committed to learning.

One of the key aims of the programme is to provide you with experiences of real-life organisations, so you will also be exposed to real-life case studies, simulations and engaging guest speakers from industry who will share their expertise and experiences of developing strategy, managing change and growth in their organisations, bringing both contemporary and theoretical concepts to life.

Many of our teaching staff are research active and will disseminate up-to-date developments in their fields, encouraging debate and discussion. You will also have the opportunity to conduct your own supervised research as part of your MBA consultancy project.

During your studies you will have access to professional management coaches to help you to develop and enhance your skills and capabilities and identify your career goals.

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will could vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include MBA consultancy project, reports/business plans/case studies/competitor analysis/competitor analysis/self-reflections and presentations/videos.

The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards the achieving the intended learning outcomes. Assessments may include exams, individual assignments or group work elements.

On successful completion, you should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an appreciation of the social and environmental impact of an enterprise and the need to develop ethical and responsible management practices.
  • Act in a culturally sensitive manner towards all of an enterprise's stakeholders through having an understanding of the interconnected global nature of business.
  • Demonstrate reflective practice for the development and achievement of personal career goals. 
  • Critically assess the basis of an enterprise’s value creating activities and the impact of the external environment on value creation. 
  • Critically assess the manager’s role in ensuring that an enterprise creates sustainable value in the context of dynamic internal and external environments. 
  • Demonstrate the ability to think strategically and explore potential solutions to complex and ambiguous problems.
  • Explore, critically evaluate and apply a range of sector/ role specific models and concepts within a practice setting. 
  • Formulate potential solutions to complex and ambiguous problems whilst acknowledging the risks and evaluating potential outcomes.
  • Initiate and lead a sector/ role specific change management project.

For the face-to-face delivery in a typical week you will have 12 to 14 ‘contact’ hours of teaching.

In addition you will be expected to undertake a further 26-28 hours of self-directed studying and revising in your own time each week, including some guided study using handouts, case studies, journal articles, online activities etc.

We organise a number of national and international field trips providing opportunities to visit a range of institutions and enterprises, tour their facilities and learn about their operations. You will have opportunities to collaborate with students from around the world both in person and via our online platform.

You will also be able to learn direct from a range of international business leaders who are invited as guest speakers to share their knowledge and experiences. Furthermore the international nature of our design and delivery course team will provide you with a diverse range of experiences from Asia, Europe and Africa.

Global ready

Did you know 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 2016/17, we were able to provide a total of 3,482 student experiences abroad that lasted at least five days.

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 2016/17)


3,482

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2016/17



21,000

and counting

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

12

global programmes

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


What our students say

Having the opportunity to study alongside a diverse cohort in both cultural and social dimensions has equipped me with the ability to work with an inclusive mindset – something that I feel can only truly be achieved through exposure to this level of diversity.

Daniel Eccles

Entry Requirements

To commence the MBA course applicants must:

  • Be an Honours graduate of any discipline, obtained from a recognised university/HE institution, or hold an equivalent qualification acceptable to Coventry Business School.
  • Have a minimum of two years post-degree full-time work experience in a management/administrative/ professional capacity 
  • Hold IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 600 or equivalent if English is not the applicant’s first language. 


Students who do not fit with the above entry requirements may gain entry but their degrees and experience will be assessed for appropriate content by the Director of MBA Programmes.  

AP(E)L will be assessed and awarded in line with University regulations.

To commence the MBA course applicants must:

  • Be an Honours graduate of any discipline, obtained from a recognised university/HE institution, or hold an equivalent qualification acceptable to Coventry Business School.
  • Have a minimum of two years post-degree full-time work experience in a management/administrative/ professional capacity 
  • Hold IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 600 or equivalent if English is not the applicant’s first language. 

 

Students who do not fit with the above entry requirements may gain entry but their degrees and experience will be assessed for appropriate content by the Director of MBA Programmes.  

AP(E)L will be assessed and awarded in line with University regulations.

English as a Foreign Language This course requires IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 600 or equivalent. Pre-Sessional English is available if required.

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.

More detail

To commence the MBA course applicants must:

  • Be an Honours graduate of any discipline, obtained from a recognised university/HE institution, or hold an equivalent qualification acceptable to Coventry Business School.
  • Have a minimum of two years post-degree full-time work experience in a management/administrative/ professional capacity 
  • Hold IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 600 or equivalent if English is not the applicant’s first language. 

 

Students who do not fit with the above entry requirements may gain entry but their degrees and experience will be assessed for appropriate content by the Director of MBA Programmes.  

AP(E)L will be assessed and awarded in line with University regulations.

English as a Foreign Language This course requires IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 600 or equivalent. Pre-Sessional English is available if required.

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.

More detail

What our students say

Having the opportunity to study alongside a diverse cohort in both cultural and social dimensions has equipped me with the ability to work with an inclusive mindset – something that I feel can only truly be achieved through exposure to this level of diversity.

Daniel Eccles

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.

Starts

Fee


September 2019

2019/20 fees - TBC
2018/19 fees - £11,600 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2019

2019/20 fees - TBC
2018/19 fees - £11,600 (per year)


Scholarships

For the September 2017 and January 2018 intakes, we're investing £1 million into scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students.

Our scholarships are worth up to £10,000 and every student that applies will be considered. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

Starts

Fee


September 2019

2019/20 fees - TBC
2018/19 fees - £15,900 (per year)


Scholarships

For the September 2017 and January 2018 intakes, we're investing £1 million into scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students.

Our scholarships are worth up to £10,000 and every student that applies will be considered. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

What our students say

Having the opportunity to study alongside a diverse cohort in both cultural and social dimensions has equipped me with the ability to work with an inclusive mindset – something that I feel can only truly be achieved through exposure to this level of diversity.

Daniel Eccles

Career prospects

The wide-ranging content of this MBA offers considerable flexibility, whether you decide to specialise in a particular management discipline or sector or take an overview of them all.

You will have the opportunity to gain an internationally recognised business qualification widely regarded as essential for managerial positions in a world characterised by strong global competition, rapid technological advancement and continuous change.

During the course of your study, you should develop strong analytical skills, clear perspectives on strategy and strategic thinking, and highly effective communication and research skills. These are all in demand from employers in private, public, and third-sector organisations around the world.

For those choosing to pursue one of our pathways, you will benefit from applied specialist knowledge appropriate to your chosen sector. 

For those choosing the artificial intelligence pathway, you will be taught the skills and knowledge needed to manage the complexity that comes from a world driven by artificial intelligence.

By studying the pathway for the healthcare sector, you will have the chance to benefit from cross-faculty working and expertise enabling integration of knowledge and skills from the fields of health, social care and business. These are then applied to the management of health and social care organisations, in preparation for the final Transforming Health Care Business Project.

The global cohort of students on this course will allow you to explore the importance of culture-sensitive management and emerge as a well-rounded global leader able to act and succeed anywhere in the world. By studying the MBA at Coventry University you will become part of a truly global network of business people who help and support each other throughout their studies and into professional life.

On successful graduation, you might decide to go into consultancy, join a leading global firm or a more ‘niche’ business, specialise in a particular sector, management function or country.

What our students say

Having the opportunity to study alongside a diverse cohort in both cultural and social dimensions has equipped me with the ability to work with an inclusive mindset – something that I feel can only truly be achieved through exposure to this level of diversity.

Daniel Eccles
Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the University. A copy of the 19/20 Contract can be found here. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the University will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the University.

The tuition fee for the course that is stated on the webpage and in the prospectus will apply. If the duration of the course is longer than one academic year, the University may increase the fee for each subsequent year of study but any such increases will be no more than inflation.