International Business BA Top-up 2020/21 entry

Course code:

FBLU043

Study options:

Flexible online

 

Location:

100% online study

Starting:

September 2020
January 2021
May 2021

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 4700


onlinedegrees@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

FBLU043

Study options:

Flexible online

 

Location:

100% online study

Starting:

September 2020
January 2021
May 2021

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 4700


onlinedegrees@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

FBLU043

Study options:

Flexible online

 

Location:

100% online study

Starting:

September 2020
January 2021
May 2021

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 4700


onlinedegrees@coventry.ac.uk

Overview

As more and more businesses find themselves competing in a global marketplace, companies are looking to employ graduates who possess knowledge and experience of a range of economic and cultural environments.

Utilising the outstanding student support services that have helped earn Coventry University recognition as the ‘University of the Year for Student Experience’ (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019), the BA International Business Top-up course aims to help you broaden your subject understanding while developing valuable business skills and critical attitudes towards change and enterprise.

Designed to develop both academic proficiency and employability, the course seeks to give you an opportunity to build a sound theoretical and intellectual base, complimented by a wide range of theoretical and practical expertise to help prepare you for employment and postgraduate study.

With a strong emphasis on acquiring cross-organisational and cross-cultural skills, together with the importance of challenging the status quo, it provides numerous opportunities to apply business theories in different contexts, improve your understanding of organisations, and nurture your own continuous professional development. You will also have the opportunity to develop your English communication, business report writing and presentation skills.

Delivered online with dedicated one-to-one support, this course gives you the opportunity to learn flexibly at a time and place that suits you, combining informative articles, engaging videos from business experts and in-depth discussions with current academics who are business experts in their field and fellow learners.

You will have the opportunity to join the Level 5 or the Level 6 stage of this course, dependant on their previous academic and professional qualifications and/or work experience. The dedicated admissions team will be able to advise on which level you may join during the enquiry/admissions process*

 

*Please see the ‘Entry Requirements’ tab for further information.

Our Learning Platform

We have partnered with FutureLearn, a leading social learning platform, to deliver online degrees to learners across the globe.

From short taster courses to postgraduate diplomas and certificates, and fully online degrees, the platform provides you with a seamless high-quality learning experience, on mobile, desktop and tablet. You can pay for each program in the degree as you go, making it possible to gain a qualification in a flexible and affordable way, to fit in with your lifestyle.

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

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Course information

Reflecting the dynamic business environment, the Bachelor of Arts in International Business course seeks to encourage the development of specific business skills and critical attitudes towards change and enterprise, helping you to develop an understanding of the events, trends and forces that play a vital role in shaping commercial success.

You will have the opportunity to develop a range of transferable skills, competencies and independent lifelong learning that you may apply across employment and career development in international areas, as well as in postgraduate study.

During the course, you’ll have the chance to reflect on business thought and practice within the international context and build comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the international business environment, business strategy and the key functions of business organisations.

We will support you in developing the ability to critically assess and evaluate the global business context, as well as conceive and evaluate relevant, innovative and creative solutions for the kinds of issues real-world businesses face. 

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Modules

Overview

Level 5 Modules start in September 2020

Modules

  • Level 5: Modules

    • Cross-Cultural Management
    • Global Business
    • English Business Communication and Report Writing Skills
    • International Career Development
    • Digital Business; Marketing and E-Commerce
    • Analysing Quantitative Business Data
    • Finance and Accounting for International Students

Overview

Level 6 Modules start in May 2020

Modules

  • Level 6: Modules

    • Project Management for Business
    • English Business Presentation Skills
    • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    • Principles of Strategy
    • International Leadership
    • International Business and People Relations
    • International Logistics

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...

During this course, you will explore processes of project management in a business environment with the aim of developing your understanding of project management tools and techniques.

 

With a view to establishing a basis for maintaining optimum management strategies and practices, you will have the opportunity to learn about the systematic analysis of factors associated with organisational environments, later examining how effective leadership and management of human capital can influence organisational success within an international context.

 

Over the course of your study, we will introduce key concepts to help develop your understanding of international human resource management and explore the increase in international logistics trade, as well as the opportunities and threats that can arise when competing in the international market.

 

As you progress, you will have the opportunity to increase the range and effectiveness of your English language skills in a business and academic context. Looking to the future, we’ll also help you to identify entrepreneurial and innovation characteristics and skills.

The course is designed to be studied full-time or part-time.

During your study, we’ll provide a mix of engaging videos, live seminars and a variety of interactive content and activities. The online contact between associate lecturers, progression coaches and fellow learners, aims to help you stay motivated and committed to your learning.

Each module runs with 10 or 20 credits across an academic semester of 13 weeks, requiring an estimated 10 to 20 hours of study time per week, made up of directed and self-directed learning. Students have the flexibility to study one to two modules per academic semester.

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. You can benefit from the innovative and interactive content and activities provided on our online platform, FutureLearn. This opens up opportunities to participate in projects with students from around the world.

One of the key aims of the course is to provide you with experiences of real-life organisations. As such, you will be exposed to real-life case studies, simulations and expert insight to help bring contemporary and theoretical concepts to life and further your knowledge of developing strategies, handling change and managing growth.

There are three main ways that you may be assessed during your modules:

  1. Formative assessment: this is NOT credit-bearing, but we strongly recommend completing formative assessment tasks to receive accurate and useful feedback that may help you develop and practise the skills needed for credit-bearing assessments. Formative assessment can include activities such as peer reviews, quizzes and self-assessment.

  2. CORE assessment: this MAY be credit-bearing, so please check your module guide carefully to confirm. CORE assessments are pass/fail only. They can include activities such as short tests, exams and reports. You are usually given four attempts at any CORE assessment. Check the module guide for more information.

  3. Applied CORE assessment: this will ALWAYS be credit-bearing and therefore essential to passing your module. Applied CORE assessments are scored out of 100. They may include tasks such as essays, reports, video presentations, group work, reflective pieces, exams and scientific posters. The Project Management for Business module consists of an examination. Further details are available during the application stage.

On successful completion of the course, you should be able to:

  • Critically evaluate the global business context and strategic decision-making in organisations within the international arena and in relation to society * Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the global business environment, business strategy and the main functional areas of global business organisations.

  • Identify, analyse and critically assess organisational issues within an international and community context using appropriate concepts, models or techniques, and suggest relevant, innovative and creative solutions.

  • Apply a range of skills that are transferable within a business context and increase employability, such as problem-solving, information presentation, evaluation and analysis, and effective use of technology for business application.

  • Act as an independent learner (in both educational and business settings) and play a full role when working in and across teams, in order to be effective in a graduate-level role * Communicate in non-verbal and verbal formats appropriate to a specific global business context, including digital communication

A 10-credit module consists of 100 hours of learning, which comprises a mix of directed and self-directed study.

A 20-credit module is structured similarly and consists of 200 hours of learning. During your study, you’ll have access to an experienced team, including associate lecturers, progression coaches and student experience officers, who will support your studies through regular feedback and dedicated live seminars.

This course is international in nature, drawing on business practice and real-life case studies from all over the world.

Furthermore, the current international experience of the course team means you will benefit from content and case studies from Asia, Middle East, Europe, Africa to mention but a few.

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 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

Entry Requirements

For entry onto the level 5 stage - 120 credits (Accreditation of Prior Learning with 120 credits at level 4) obtained in a business related subject area.

For the Level 6 course – 240 credits (Accreditation of Prior Learning with 120 credits at level 4 and 120 credits at level 5) obtained in a business related area. A HND in a business related area with 240 credits awarded may also be considered for entry onto the one-year programme.

A combination of professional and academic qualifications together with work experience may also be considered. 

Portfolio

Where there is agreed progression from a partner, these will be mapped in line with university processes and your certificate(s) retained by the Academic Partnership Unit (APU). These should include any prerequisite modules for the course of study. UCAS entry profiles may be found at UCAS 

 

Each application will be considered on its merits and the final decision will be made by the course director. For further information as to entry requirements and what might amount to a ‘business related area’, ‘a combination of professional and academic qualifications’, ‘work experience’ or ‘progression from a partner’ please contact the dedicated admissions team at onlinedegrees@coventry.ac.uk.

For entry onto the level 5 stage - 120 credits (Accreditation of Prior Learning with 120 credits at level 4) obtained in a business related subject area.

For the Level 6 course – 240 credits (Accreditation of Prior Learning with 120 credits at level 4 and 120 credits at level 5) obtained in a business related area. A HND in a business related area with 240 credits awarded may also be considered for entry into the one-year programme, this is subject to approval from the course director.

A combination of professional and academic qualifications and work experience may also be considered.

Portfolio

Where there is agreed progression from a partner, these will be mapped in line with university processes and your certificate(s) retained by the Academic Partnership Unit (APU). These should include any prerequisite modules for the course of study. UCAS entry profiles may be found at UCAS 

Each application will be considered on its merits and the final decision will be made by the course director. For further information as to entry requirements and what might amount to a ‘business subject area’, ‘a HND in a business related area’, a ‘combination of professional and academic qualifications’, ‘work experience’ or ‘progression from a partner’ please contact the dedicated admissions team at onlinedegrees@coventry.ac.uk.

For students whose first language is not English, IELTS 6.0 or equivalent is required. The general requirements are in line with university policy

English as foreign language For students whose first language is not English, IELTS 6.0 or equivalent is required. The general requirements are in line with university policy.

For entry onto the level 5 stage - 120 credits (Accreditation of Prior Learning with 120 credits at level 4) obtained in a business related subject area.

For the Level 6 course – 240 credits (Accreditation of Prior Learning with 120 credits at level 4 and 120 credits at level 5) obtained in a business related area. A HND in a business related area with 240 credits awarded may also be considered for entry into the one-year programme, this is subject to approval from the course director.

A combination of professional and academic qualifications and work experience may also be considered.

Portfolio

Where there is agreed progression from a partner, these will be mapped in line with university processes and retained by the Academic Partnership Unit (APU). These should include any prerequisite modules for the course of study. UCAS entry profiles may be found at UCAS.

Each application will be considered on its merits and the final decision will be made by the course director. For further information as to entry requirements and what might amount to a ‘business subject area’, ‘a HND in a business related area’, a ‘combination of professional and academic qualifications’, ‘work experience’ or ‘progression from a partner’ please contact the dedicated admissions team at onlinedegrees@coventry.ac.uk.

For students whose first language is not English, IELTS 6.0 or equivalent is required. The general requirements are in line with university policy.

English as foreign language For students whose first language is not English, IELTS 6.0 or equivalent is required. The general requirements are in line with university policy.

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)


May 2021

£9,250 (per year)


Starts

Fee


September 2020

£9,250 (per year)


January 2021

£9,250 (per year)


May 2021

£9,250 (per year)


Starts

Fee


September 2020

£13,900 (per year)


January 2021

£13,900 (per year)


May 2021

£13,900 (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:

Career prospects

The business world is increasingly internationally-focused and this course will help to prepare you for a career in a wide range of multinational organisations, businesses, management consultancies and government organisations.

Where our graduates work

Past graduates of our international business courses have found employment positions within generalist HR, general management, specialist pay and reward, people development and employee relations roles.

Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the University. You can read and download a copy of the 2020/21 Contract. 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.

UK/EU UG Students: 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.

International Students: 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 international students, the University may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation.