Business Management BA (Hons) 2020/21 entry

Course code:

N221

Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2020
January 2021

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2222
ukadmissions@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

N221

Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2020
January 2021

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2222
ukadmissions@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

FBLU046

Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2020
January 2021

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2222
ukadmissions@coventry.ac.uk

Overview

Managing businesses and people requires serious and honed leadership skills. Studying Business Management can set you up for the top!

Do you see yourself as a future business leader? Are you keen to understand how businesses solve problems, tackle risk, make effective decisions and develop strategies for corporate success?

This versatile degree, which currently benefits from EPAS accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), will provide you with an opportunity to gain a solid grounding in business management theory, skills, tools and techniques – from economics and accounting to organisational behaviour, marketing and business analytics. With its distinctive focus on corporate engagement, responsible management and internationalisation, the course offers students the option to select two modules from across three focus areas, supply chain management focus, leadership focus, and global focus, all of which are designed to help you further your development in a specific area of interest.

Coventry has excellent links with a range of national and international employers. Our teaching is grounded in the corporate world, by using real-life international case studies, providing a range of exciting work placement options (which may be subject to availability, a competitive application process, additional costs and/or meeting applicable visa requirements, and allowing students the opportunity to study in our Business Simulation Suite.

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.

To ensure an optimised and continual student experience, the university may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via emerging online technologies and methods across all courses. For courses due to start in September 2020, in light of Covid-19, we are currently preparing for courses to be delivered in a variety of forms, subject to Government and Public Health guidance. Whether on campus or online, our key priority will be staff and student safety.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

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:

EPAS

EPAS

The full-time option of this course currently benefits from EPAS accreditation, awarded to the course by the European Foundation of Management Development until 2022, making it one of only around 120 accredited programmes running worldwide. Visit the EPAS website to find out more about this accreditation.

Coventry University will seek to re-accredit this course again in 2022, and while we hope and anticipate any renewal would be successful, if the renewal were to be unsuccessful, this course would no longer be accredited and we would notify students as soon as possible.

European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)

European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)

Coventry Business School is currently an active member of the European Foundation for Management Development.


Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS)

Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS)

Coventry Business School is currently an active member of the Chartered Association of Business Schools·

Student

A life changing trip to Brazil

Michael Babadi is studying on the Business Management BA (Hons) at Coventry Business School.

Our Facilities

Business Simulation Suite

Business Simulation Suite

Coventry Business School's Business Simulation Suite utilises the latest business simulation software to give students the opportunity to improve their business skills.

DigiComm Lab Seating Area

DigiComm Lab

Designed to build creative minds, the DigiComm Lab is equipped with the latest industry-standard marketing and advertising software and devices to support your creative development.

Lecture talking to student in the trading floor

Trading Floor

Students have opportunities to practice simulated trading and other finance-related activities using the various types of demo software available in the Trading Floor.

What our students say

I chose to study at Coventry University due to its facilities, it’s reinvestment in the University, and the teaching style.

James Boon, BA (Hons) Business Management

Course information

The course is designed to prepare you for an international management career with the expert business knowledge, professional skills and business acumen to succeed.

Our aim is to equip you with a business degree qualification suitable in local, national or international markets. We are committed to maintaining our strong track record for employability. Throughout your studies, we support your career planning and help you to develop your communication, presentation and interview skills through our Continuous Professional Development (CPD) modules, which include workshops on personal branding and networking skills. You will also have the opportunity to work in our Business Simulation Suite, where you have the chance to develop business skills through 'hands-on' learning.

93%

overall student satisfaction

NSS 2018

Course specification
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Modules

Overview

The first year explores a wide range of business subjects that provide the foundation for your degree, including internal management principles, legal aspects of responsible leadership and business economics. You will also start to explore the professional and academic skills necessary for a business career, such as professional etiquette and managing your professional online presence.

Modules

  • Foundations of Business Management

  • Organisational Behaviour

  • Business Economics

  • Business Analytics for Decision Making

  • Marketing for International Business

  • Continuing Professional Development 1

  • Add+vantage module

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

Overview

In your second year, you will have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of responsible management, as well as project management, including how it relates to international projects, and the accounting and finance skills needed for business managers.

Modules

  • Accounting and Finance for Managers

  • Managing Global Projects

  • Operations and Supply Chain Management

  • Business Professional Practice

  • Continuous Professional Development 2

  • Add+vantage module

  • Optional modules

    1 of the following:

    • Innovation, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
    • Global Trade and Emerging Markets 

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

Overview

Following your second year, you will have an option to apply for a one-year professional work placement, in the UK or overseas, or study abroad in a partner institution.

Please note that work placement opportunities are subject to availability, a competitive application process, meeting applicable visa requirements and additional costs may apply.

Modules

  • Study/Work Placement Abroad Year

  • UK Work Placement

Overview

In the final year, you can choose modules from the three specialist pathways - supply chain management focus, leadership focus or global focus. This can tie in directly to the area of business you want to work in, providing particular strengths in areas such as ethical leadership, globalisation, and procurement.

Modules

  • Strategy in Action

  • Industry 4.0

  • Continuous Professional Development 3

  • Add+vantage module

  • Business Project

  • Optional modules

    Choose 2 modules from the following pathways:

    Global Focus:

    • Critical Issues in Globalisation
    • Europe Through a Global Lens

     

    Leadership Focus:

    • Cross Cultural and Ethical Leadership
    • Managing Change and Corporate Governance

     

    Supply Chain Management Focus

    • Purchasing, Procurement and Sustainability
    • Global Logistics Management

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

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.

1st

We have been ranked joint first amongst Modern Universities in England for career prospects - Guardian University Guide 2021

In more detail...

  • International field trips to over 20 different countries (subject to availability, meeting applicable visa requirements, and additional costs).
  • Current staff have experience of senior management and consultancy, working for the likes of PwC, Barclays and the NHS.
  • Coventry Business School is an active member of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS), as well as being signatories to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (UN PRME) initiative.
  • Opportunity to gain business skills by learning in our Business Simulation Suite, which uses life-like simulated business environments to help you gain relevant experience.
  • This course is currently accredited by EPAS until 2022, recognising the course’s focus on employability and professional development
  • Ability to select optional modules in your second and third years, to help tailor the course to focus on what most interests you.
  • Networking opportunities and insight from regular guest lectures from professionals and industry experts (subject to availability). In the past, these have included representatives from IBM, Nissan, Mastercard and Bentley,

Networking opportunities and insight from regular guest lectures from professionals and industry experts. In the past, these have included representatives from IBM, Nissan, Mastercard and Bentley.

The main study themes covered on the course are;

  • Markets: The development and operation of international markets for resources, goods and services, including considerations of: customers; customer expectations; service and market orientation.
  • Business policy and strategy: The development of appropriate policies and strategies within a changing global environment to meet stakeholder interests.
  • Finance: The sources, use and management of finance, together with the use of accounting and other information systems for managerial applications.
  • People: The management and development of a diverse range of people within organisations.
  • Operations: The management of projects and day-to-day business operations, including scheduling, resource planning, quality assurance and operations.
  • Information Systems:  The development, management and exploitation of information systems and their impact upon organisations. Including the comprehension and use of relevant communication and information technologies for application in business and management.
  • Responsible Management: Social responsibility, ethical behaviour and sustainability in contemporary business activities.

This course is available on a three-year full-time basis or a four-year sandwich basis, where between Years Two and Three there is one year of work experience or study abroad. 

The Business School's employability team will be able to assist you in finding a suitable placement, which can help you to put your studies into practice, gaining valuable experience of the world of work. However, you also have the option instead to undertake a shorter Summer Placement Module for a minimum of six weeks over the summer before or during your final year of study. Placements have been obtained in a huge range of organisations, including the automative, logistics and technology sectors.

We have a range of partners where you can undertake a study abroad year during you third year. These currently include amongst others: Oulu University (Finland), Aachen University of Applied Sciences (Germany), Silesian University, Opava (Czech Republic), Cornvinus University, Budapest (Hungary). This route gives you the opportunity to add an international dimension to your course by experiencing the teaching and learning environment of an international institution. You will appreciate the language and culture of another country, enhancing your interpersonal skills and, in turn, your employability. 

Wherever possible, we will expose you to the real world of business – at times through input from guest lecturers from industry or experts in the field (subject to availability), which have previously included Enterprise Rent-a-car, Severn Trent and Manchester Airports Group talking to students about the skills required by employers. Our programme of industry visits similarly provides the chance to experience industry and commerce first-hand with past students visiting Samsung and Hyundai’s facilities in South Korea, the European Parliament and Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg and training at the Bombay Stock Exchange in Mumbai.

Placement opportunities, study abroad opportunities and field trips may be availability, a competitive application process, meeting applicable visa requirements, and/or additional costs.

A developing feature of the course is the use of ‘Online International Learning’ (OIL) projects. These involve students interacting with international students and staff from partner institutions in order to bring different business perspectives and a new cultural dimension to their studies. In the past, we have linked up with students at universities in Denmark, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany and Hungary to investigate the intercultural skills most critical to successful international collaboration. In another OIL project for the ‘Critical Issues in Globalisation’ module, students worked with students at the Universidad del Pacífico in Lima to analyse a business case study about a famous Peruvian chef who sought to internationalise his brand, comparing their differing national perspectives.

Teaching methods include: lectures, with associated seminars, tutorials and workshops, incorporating case studies, problem‐centred learning and practical exercises.

Meet our staff

David Ellis

David is a Senior Lecturer in Business within the School of Strategy and Leadership. David is a PRINCE 2 qualified project manager with 20+ years’ experience in private and not-for-profit sectors.

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This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will could vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include formal examinations, coursework, test and essays, group work and presentations.

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 a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the broad range of areas of business and management, the detailed relationships between these and their application within an international and intercultural context.
  • Show an independent and professional approach to your own development of transferrable, subject specific and employability skills.
  • Evidence an approach to business and management that is influenced by contemporary research.
  • Demonstrate creativity and an enhanced capacity to develop and apply your own perspectives to your studies, as well as your enterprise and entrepreneurial skills.
  • As a global citizen, deal with uncertainty and complexity to explore alternative solutions, contribute to communities, demonstrate critical evaluation and integrate theory and practice in a wide range of international situations taking full account of social responsibility, ethical behaviour and sustainability.
  • Evaluate and apply creative solutions to real world business problems in a range of areas, which could include; global business, management, leadership or supply chain management.
  • Work in collaborative team environments, demonstrating effective communication and leadership skills.

We set out below the typical teaching contact hours that you will receive on this course. Teaching contact hours will vary in different years of study and may vary due to module selection. In addition to the contact hours below, we offer the opportunity to attend additional optional sessions, including sessions with the Faculty’s progress coaches, or to meet with staff during their advice and feedback hours.

Within your first and second year, you will have up to 12 contact hours of teaching a week which includes:

  • Medium group teaching: such as practical classes, workshops or seminars each week.
  • Large group teaching: such as lectures each week.

In your final year, if you are undertaking a project/dissertation, there is a greater emphasis placed on independent study and therefore total contact hours may be reduced.

In addition, you will be expected to undertake a significant amount of self-directed studying and revising in your own time each week, which may include, for example, guided study using hand-outs or online activities.

Typically the course has a diverse student body, representing a variety of nationalities, and currently has an equally diverse teaching staff, which helps to provide a multinational learning environment.

Coventry University has been ranked the best UK university for student mobility, based on 2016/17 data published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) in 2018, and our partnerships with universities around the world provide opportunities to study abroad or collaborate with other students through Online International Learning projects, such as the Universidad del Pacifico, Lima, La Trobe University, Deakin University, Melbourne, Rennes International School of Business and Kolding International Business Academy.

Students who have opted to study abroad for their sandwich year have enrolled in universities including Northern Arizona University, Universidad Francisco de Vitoria in Madrid, Tunku Abdul Rahman University in Malaysia, Cork University and Toulouse University. Places for these opportunities are limited, therefore students are selected based on their academic performance in the previous year and on the quality of their application, and taking up the opportunities requires meeting applicable visa requirements, and additional costs may apply.

You will have the chance to participate in a number of field trips and overseas visits during your studies – past students have visited Mercedes-Benz, Beck & Co and Airbus Defence & Space in Bremen and Hamburg with future trips currently being planned for a range of exciting destinations as diverse as Bangkok and Barcelona, Chile and California, Paris and Peru, Memphis and Mumbai. Field trips are subject to availability, meeting applicable visa requirements, and additional costs may apply.

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 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 alumni say

What I enjoyed most about University was the social aspect, whether it was interacting with my lecturers or my peers, national or international. Almost everyone was an absolute joy to know. Now I have these connections I would never have if I hadn’t gone to university.

George Broadhurst, BA (Hons) Business Management, Graduated 2017, now Finance Training Assistant at the University of Cambridge

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.

Starts

Fee


September 2020

£9,250 (per year)


January 2021

£9,250 (per year)


UK 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 2020

£9,250 (per year)


January 2021

£9,250 (per year)


Scholarships

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

Starts

Fee


September 2020

£13,900 (per year)


January 2021

£13,900 (per year)


Scholarships

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

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.

The following are additional costs not included in the fees:

  • Any optional overseas field trips or visits: £400+ per trip

EU student fees

EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year remain eligible for the same fees as home students and the same financial support. Financial support comes from Student Finance England, and covers undergraduate and postgraduate study for the duration of their course, providing they meet the residency requirement.

For tuition fee loans
EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year must have resided in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland for the three years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that three year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

For maintenance loans
EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year must have resided in the UK and Islands for the five years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that five year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

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Career prospects

Graduate Immigration Route visa

Based on current information from the UK Government, international 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.

The structure of the course, the experiences and support made available to you are all designed with a view to developing the skills, competencies and understanding necessary to contribute in the rapidly changing work environment.

You will have access to a wide range of field trip opportunities, with many of these being overseas. Trips are advertised regularly and provide opportunities to understand business within different cultural environments and to develop networks with a wider range of students and organisations. Field trips are subject to availability, meeting applicable visa requirements, and additional costs may apply.

Whether you require support and guidance in relation to long or short-term placement desires, or the needs and expectations of external employers, our university's Talent Team will be able to offer support. You will also be able to meet with our Progress Coaches, who will be able to advise you as you progress through your course.

The optional modules available give the degree flexibility to help  shape it as your career plans become clearer. You could go on to work in a diverse range of industries and jobs, from the civil service to large multinationals, working in anything from management and HR to advertising and marketing. We also have students who go on work in family businesses and are able to bring new insights and experiences.

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 Talent Team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.

Where our graduates work

Recent graduates have gone on to join graduate schemes at National Grid, Ford, Opel and Royal Mail, while others have secured graduate positions as a commercial analyst for TNT, a commercial manager at Marks & Spencer, an assistant manager at Mitchells and Butler and a programme analyst at Jaguar Land Rover.

15th

Our Business, Management and Marketing courses are ranked 15th in the UK by Guardian University Guide 2020

What our alumni say

The structure of the degree allows you to experience a variety of business areas, gaining unique experience and distinguishing personal abilities. Lecturers provide a firsthand insight into fast-moving and exhilarating industries. The international campus eliminates language barriers and gives a chance to meet with people from all over the world, experience different cultures and build everlasting friendships.

Anya Rowe, BA (Hons) Business Management, graduated with a first in 2011, now Intermediary Sales Consultant at Bupa Global
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 university will charge the tuition fees that are stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study. The university will review tuition fees each year. For UK and EU students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, the university may increase fees for each subsequent year of study in line with any such changes. Note that any increase is expected to be in line with inflation. Following the UK’s planned exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit from the European Union, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance. Coventry University will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force in relation to student tuition fees and finance at that time. For international students, the university may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation.