MSc International Business Management 2021/22 entry

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Course code:

FBLT141

Study options:

1 year full-time
2 years part-time

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2021
January 2022

Fees:
Faculty:

Faculty of Business and Law


Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 4700


onlinedegrees@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

FBLT141

Study options:

1 year full-time
2 years part-time

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2021
January 2022

Fees:
Faculty:

Faculty of Business and Law


Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 4700


onlinedegrees@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

FBLT141

Study options:

1 year full-time
2 years part-time

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2021
January 2022

Fees:
Faculty:

Faculty of Business and Law


Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 4700


onlinedegrees@coventry.ac.uk

Overview

This course has been designed to prepare students for managerial roles in the global economy even if they have not previously studied business and management subjects before.

The structure of this online course, taught by academics with pragmatic international business experience across several geographies, is designed to allow you to study flexibly and fit the course around your life. You can study at your own pace and at a time which suits you, with the confidence that you will have a dedicated support team and online facilitators who bring in the individual international business experience and expertise into the teaching and learning context and help enhance your learning experience, every step of the way.

Online seminars and scheduled group discussions are designed to provide an interactive and immersing environment to help with understanding the interplay of international business skill sets, capabilities and academic theory.

As a generalist Master's conversion course, this course seeks to develop Masters level knowledge and skills in business and management topics that will enable you to think, work and integrate activities across the emerging global borderless economy.

Interested in learning in person? This course is also available for face-to-face study at our Coventry campus.

(CMI) Professional Development module

This course includes the Professional Development module. Each of the participating postgraduate courses have an individually tailored version of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Professional Development module.

Flexibility

Short 2-week learning blocks combined with a pay-as-you-go payment model

Value

Spread the cost with our flexible pay-as-you-go payment options

Employability

Earn a full Coventry University degree upon successful completion

Community

Truly international in scale, learn with over 8 million other users across the world

Accreditation and Professional Recognition

This course is recognised by the following body

By successfully completing this module and meeting CMI's evidence requirements, you may be able to gain a Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Leadership and Management along with a Level 7 award in Professional Consulting. This will enable you to apply for Chartered Manager status via the qualified route, once all CMI entry criteria have been met. Please visit the CMI website for full details on the criteria to qualify as a Chartered Manager and any applicable fees.

* Coventry University's accreditation with CMI is currently ongoing for the course, but is frequently reviewed and monitored by the CMI through their quality systems. . If any changes occur with respect to our accreditation related to this course, we will seek to notify applicants and students as soon as possible.

Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

This course also includes the Chartered Management Institute (CMI)*accredited module, Global Professional Development Consultancy.

Course information

This online course aims to utilise specialist business software combined with academic theory and international business practice to provide you with a thorough grounding in international business management.

Its broad multidisciplinary approach combines modules that focus on business strategy, international business context and operations, with organisational behaviour and communication skills development. You will be exposed to contemporary management thinking and encouraged to think strategically in the global context, developing an analytical and conceptual approach in key business functional areas.

As you progress through this course, you will be required to engage incrementally with the following intended course learning outcomes so that on successful completion of the course you will be able to:

  • Identify and critically evaluate the main features and dynamics of the contemporary business environment and the key ethical, operational, financial and marketing issues facing senior business figures.
  • Explain the development and operation of markets for resources, goods and services.
  • Identify relevant big data sets and exploit this data to create, evaluate and propose solutions to complex business problems.
  • Choose, and be aware of the limitations of, appropriate research techniques and apply these techniques to given problems.
  • Communicate complex business ideas and arguments in a timely and effective manner, both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrate an ability to work independently and as part of a team and identify strategies to improve individual and team performance
  • Display a sophisticated understanding of key ethical, operational, financial and marketing issues facing senior business figures.
  • Choose appropriate methodological techniques to design and deliver a major piece of individual research on an international business issue.
  • Communicate complex business ideas and arguments in a timely and effective manner, both orally and in writing through a range of media.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of personal effectiveness by reflecting critically on practice and experience to develop a meaningful personal development plan.
  • Demonstrate the ability to lead a team by setting objectives, motivating, monitoring performance and managing change

Please note 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.

Modules

Overview

Modules

  • International Dimensions of Marketing

    You will have the opportunity to explore what international marketing is and why it is important, examining the key influences on the globalisation of marketing.

  • The Global Business Environment, Evolution and Dynamics

    You will be asked to discover the processes of economic globalisation, and explore how these dynamics shape the contemporary global business environment.

  • Organisations and Strategy

    You will be required to examine the main concepts of strategic management, decisions and actions made to create and implement plans and strategies, in order to realise an organisation’s objectives.

  • Financial Analysis and Decision-Making

    Aims to develop your ability to interpret and use financial information within the strategic framework of a business.

  • International Business and Global Strategy

    You will be required to conduct a situation analysis of a company, to identify global market opportunities, identify high potential countries for a company’s selected products or services, and to select best target markets.

Overview

Modules

  • Global Operations

    You will have the opportunity to learn about the core concepts and theories that are pre-requisite for the successful management of enterprises when extending their global supply chain and logistics.

  • Business Analytics and Intelligence

    This module will introduce you to the fundamental concepts of Business Analytics, and you will have the chance to learn business analysis techniques such as data mining, modelling, forecasting, and data visualisation, by practically analysing simulated business datasets.

  • International Leadership

    You will be introduced to the key issues, theories and debates regarding international leadership.

  • Postgraduate Business Project

    In this module you will be asked to carry out a substantive piece of independent research into a business issue relevant to International Business Management, to do a research based dissertation or a consultancy report for a client business (subject to selection).

  • Global Professional Development – Consultancy

    Developed in partnership with the Chartered Management Institute, this module will give you the chance to gain practical skills to help evaluate and solve the complex, multi-faceted issues found within organisations. Coventry University is the first University to offer this module in the UK, and to partner with the CMI in this way.

    Further information on this module is available at:

    https://www.coventry.ac.uk/study-at-coventry/online-learning/global-professional-development-online/

    Coventry University's accreditation with CMI is currently ongoing for the course, but is frequently reviewed and monitored by the CMI through their quality systems. . If any changes occur with respect to our accreditation related to this course, we will seek to notify applicants and students as soon as possible.

In more detail...

  • Achieving knowledge on a range of modules which will develop your global business overview as required for management.
  • Developing your cross-cultural skills through the multicultural and international environment of the course.
  • The opportunity to be selected on a real consultancy project to apply your learning in a real business.
  • Discussion with teaching staff with varied academic and business backgrounds. Innovative, interactive teaching which features business simulations and software will enable you to gain practical insights into business problems and IT solutions.

The main study themes of this course are:

Global Marketing & Finance: Focusing on intercultural marketing within the dynamic environment of international trade, you will learn how to design global marketing campaigns that target consumers with heterogeneous needs and preferences.

Global Business Environment: We will introduce you to the processes of economic globalisation, and explore how these dynamics shape the contemporary business environment and contribute to the key challenges confronting international businesses in the 21st century.

Strategy & Global Leadership: Provides you with the fundamentals of organisational behaviour, as a lens to understanding business strategy from the firm’s perspective.

Global operations: We will introduce you to the core concepts and theories that are prerequisite for the successful management of an enterprise’s extended global supply chain and logistics function.

Business Analytics & Intelligence: We cover the fundamental statistical concepts and techniques which are applicable in a global big data business environment. You should gain an understanding of the relevant data available to business managers, as well as its limitations, better preparing you to create, evaluate and propose solutions to complex business problems.

Each 15 credit module will consist of around 150 hours activities.

Online study including tutorials, group discussions, engagement with reading materials and case studies.

For each module, we will provide engaging video lectures and a variety of interactive content and activities. The online contact between lecturers and colleagues aims to help you stay motivated and committed to learning.

Throughout your online learning, there will be a number of subject specialists, tutors and experience officers there to support your journey and ensure a comprehensive experience.  

Academics including module leaders, principal lecturers and associate lecturers will support you throughout your online teaching and learning, encouraging critical debates, facilitating live seminars, and hosting group/peer collaborative sessions.

Student experience officers will be able to help guide you through general questions, support with technical queries, and signpost you to all and any of the appropriate services you may require.  

You’ll also have access to a progression coach, as and when you feel any additional support is required. Your progression coach can cover a wide range of mentoring in areas including: practical writing skills, time management, digital/video presentations, etc. 

Interested in learning in person? This course is also available for face-to-face study at our Coventry campus.

Please note that staff are subject to change

This course can be offered on a part-time basis. Whilst we would like to give you all the information about our part-time offering here, it is tailored for each course each year depending on the number of part-time applicants. Therefore, the part-time teaching arrangements vary. Please contact Rebwar Gharib for more information about studying this course part-time.

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include the postgraduate business project, reports, presentations, formal examinations and practical coursework.

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.

Upon successful completion of this online course, you should be able to understand and have knowledge of the following:

  • The key process of economic globalisation and its implications on the global business environment of today.
  • The main ethical, financial, marketing and operational challenges and issues that confront managers responsible for building and leading international business firms.
  • The principal theoretical framework, methodologies and techniques that are used to conduct research into global business and management strategies.
  • The application of global business strategies that are appropriate to a rapidly evolving, dynamic and contemporary global economy.
  • Key principles of consultancy, theories and practice of global business leadership.

Each 15 credit module will consist of around 150 hours activities.

The activity time will be made up of a mixture of guided and self-guided study. Students will have access to an experienced team of tutors and lecturers who will support their studies. Each module will have dedicated online tutorials to support the learning. 

Throughout the programme, we will refer to international case studies and examples. This means, coupled with the international experience of the course team, you will benefit from the knowledge of lecturers who currently have experience in business environment in many markets around the globe. The other learners on your course may be graduates and professionals from around the world, and you will be encouraged to interact and discuss the course with them. These people may well be the start of your network of professional acquaintances in business management.

Entry Requirements

A second class honours undergraduate degree from any discipline. Applications from candidates who can demonstrate considerable experience at an appropriate professional level, but who do not have formal academic entry qualifications, may also be admitted on an individual basis.

Each application will be considered on its merits, and the final decision will be made by the course director. For information regarding what might amount to considerable experience at an appropriate professional level, please fill in our request information form.

A second class honours undergraduate degree from any discipline. Applications from candidates who can demonstrate considerable experience at an appropriate professional level, but who do not have formal academic entry qualifications, may also be admitted on an individual basis.

Each application will be considered on its merits, and the final decision will be made by the course director. For information regarding what might amount to considerable experience at an appropriate professional level, please fill in our request information form.

English as a Foreign Language This course requires IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5. 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.

Following the UK's exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK's exit, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance. We will act in accordance with the UK's laws in force in relation to student tuition fees and finance from time to time.

A second class honours undergraduate degree from any discipline. Applications from candidates who can demonstrate considerable experience at an appropriate professional level, but who do not have formal academic entry qualifications, may also be admitted on an individual basis.

Each application will be considered on its merits, and the final decision will be made by the course director. For information regarding what might amount to considerable experience at an appropriate professional level, please fill in our request information form.

English as a Foreign Language This course requires IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5. 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.

Based on current information from the UK Government, students whose study extends beyond summer 2021 may be eligible for a visa under the UK Government’s Graduate Immigration Route, which will enable students to stay and work, or look for work, in the UK at any skill level for up to two (2) years. Check the most up to date guidance available to check your eligibility and any updates from the UK Government before making an application or enrolment decision.

Starts

Fee


September 2021

£14,250 (per year)


January 2022

£14,250 (per year)


Starts

Fee


September 2021

£17,900 (per year)


January 2022

£17,900 (per year)


Starts

Fee


September 2021

£17,900 (per year)


January 2022

£17,900 (per year)


For students commencing this course from September 2021, please note that the University’s and CU Group’s Tuition Fee and Refund Terms and Conditions will be updated for the 2021/2022 academic year. The updated Terms and Conditions will be sent to students in their offer letter and will be updated on the website.

Career prospects

Upon successful completion, this course should expand your knowledge of international business, and help equip you with the skills required for a wide range of business and management careers within multinational organisations, management consultancies, government organisations or management education and training.

The MSc in International Business Management provides you with the opportunity to develop a strategic outlook in a global context, and to hone any business skills you may have developed in your earlier academic studies.

All of this has the major objective of facilitating a successful career in management, in either the public or private sector. We aim to develop your capabilities in strategic thinking, effective communication and research, which are all directly relevant to employers and of great value when seeking future employment. Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and aims to give you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University's Talent Team also provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.

Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with Coventry University, a Student Contract will be formed between you and Coventry University. A copy of the student contract will be made available to you via the dedicated Admissions Teams, during the enquiry/application stage. 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 with the University.

Postgraduate UK/EU students
The tuition fee for the course that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus will apply. If the duration of the course is longer than one academic year, we may increase the fee for each subsequent year of study but any such increases will be no more than inflation. Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force in relation to student tuition fees and finance from time to time.

Postgraduate international students
The tuition fee that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For international students, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation.