Business Administration BBA (Hons)

 

Course Code

UCAS Code: N250
International Code: FBLU083

Location

Coventry University (Coventry)

 

Study mode

Full-time
Sandwich

Duration

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich

Start date

September 2023

We are reviewing this course for 2023-24 entry and the validated module information will be added shortly. Please keep checking back on this course page to see our latest updates.


Course overview

Study level: Undergraduate

This course focuses on the application of theory to real business situations, allowing you to explore contemporary business thought and practice, and develop an all-round business skillset.

  • The course aims to provide you with a solid foundation in all key components of business management and organisation.
  • Business administration skills are critical to successful business operations and developing these skills will prepare you for a career in business and management.
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Global Ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

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Teaching excellence

Taught by lecturers who are experts in their field

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Employability

Career ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Why you should study this course

This course aims to provide you with:

  • A solid foundation in all the key components of business administration, management, and organisation within a global context.
  • The chance to explore key functional aspects of business administration, including accounting, people management, data analytics, marketing, project management, and strategic planning.
  • The opportunity to study supply chain management in a global context; thus, gaining relevant knowledge and skills, and consequently enhance your employability.
  • Opportunities to learn from experienced professionals about cutting-edge business technologies and practices2.
  • Explore a range of relevant and contemporary business concepts and technologies, such as Disruptive Technologies, Data Analytics, Ideation and Entrepreneurship.

How you'll learn

This course aims to offer a variety of teaching and learning methods to keep your experience dynamic and varied and may include:

  • workshops, incorporating case studies, problem-centred learning, practical exercises, surgeries, the use of electronic business resources and databases, and ICT packages4.

Teaching contact hours

We understand that everyone learns differently, so each of our courses will consist of structured teaching sessions, which can include:

  • On campus lectures, seminars and workshops
  • Group work
  • Self-directed learning
  • Work placement opportunities.

If you would like more information, you can request information about teaching hours.

Part of university life is undertaking self-directed learning. During a typical week you will have time that allows you to work independently to apply the skills and knowledge you have learnt in taught or facilitated sessions to your projects or assignment briefs. This self-directed learning allows you to use your research skills, consolidate your knowledge or undertake collaborative group work.

As an innovative and enterprising institution, the university may seek to utilise emerging technologies within the student experience. For all courses (whether on-campus, blended, or distance learning), the university may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via online technologies and methods.


Assessment

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will vary depending upon the module.

Assessment methods include:

  • Phase tests
  • Essays
  • Group work
  • Presentations
  • Reports
  • Projects
  • Coursework
  • Exams
  • Individual Assignments

The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes.


International experience opportunities

Once you have completed your second year, you have the option to apply for a work placement year or to spend 12 months studying abroad to broaden your international perspective.

This course also offers a wide variety of field trip opportunities2, both UK and abroad. These trips are designed to provide opportunities to understand business within different cultural environments and the chance to develop networks with a wider range of students and organisations. Past trips have been to destinations such as New York, Peru, China and Belgium.

Please note that all international experience opportunities may be subject to additional costs, competitive application, availability and meeting applicable visa and travel requirements are therefore not guaranteed2.


Entry requirements

Typical offer for 2023 entry

Requirement What we're looking for
A Level BBC
BTEC DMM
IB Diploma 24 points
GCSE requirement Minimum 5 GCSE's graded 9-4 / A* - C including Maths and English.

We recognise a breadth of qualifications, speak to one of our advisers today to find out how we can help you.

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Are you eligible for the Fair Access Scheme?

We believe every student should have the opportunity to dream big, reach their potential and succeed, regardless of their background.

Fair Access Scheme

Select your region to find detailed information about entry requirements:


You can view our full list of country-specific entry requirements on our Entry requirements page.

If you do not have the typical entry requirements, you may want to consider studying this course with an International Foundation Year. Upon successful completion our International Foundation Year - Business or International Year One - Business Management will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to progress onto this undergraduate degree.

Alternatively, visit our International hub for further advice and guidance on finding in-country agents and representatives, joining our in-country events and how to apply.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.0 overall (with at least 5.5 in each component area)

If you don't meet the English language requirements, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course.

For more information on our approved English language tests visit our English language requirements page.

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Fees and funding

Student Full time Part time
UK TBC per year Not available
International TBC per year Not available

If you choose to do a work placement2, you should consider travel and living costs to cover this. There is also a tuition fee3 of £1,250 that will cover your academic support throughout your placement year.

For advice and guidance on tuition fees and student loans visit our Undergraduate Finance page and see The University’s Tuition Fee and Refund Terms and Conditions.

We offer a range of International scholarships to students all over the world. For more information, visit our International Scholarships page.

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessments, facilities and support services. There may be additional costs not covered by this fee such as accommodation and living costs, recommended reading books, stationery, printing and re-assessments should you need them. Find out what's included in your tuition costs.


Facilities

Our facilities and technology aim to closely replicate what you would expect in real-world business environments4.

When studying the Business Administration course, you could have access to our Trading Floor, one of the largest of its kind in Europe, our Business Simulation Suite, which facilitates strategic problem-solving in life-like simulated business environments, and our DigiComm Lab, which recreates the atmosphere of working for a contemporary marketing agency4.

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.


Careers and opportunities

Extensive support is in place from the Talent Team for students wanting to undertake a work placement as part of their degree and in finding suitable graduate-level jobs upon completion2.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be knowledgeable in Business Administration, Management and Organisation. You will also have relevant knowledge about Business Analytics and Decision Making, Entrepreneurship, Ideation, Project Management, and Supply Chain. You should also have acquired the requisite people, marketing, and project management skills.

This valuable and contemporary business knowledge and skills are expected:

  • To increase your employability by preparing you for a wide range of potential future career options in the competitive local, national, or international business environment.
  • Enable you to set up and run your personal or family business.
  • Pave the way for you to pursue higher education (for example, an MBA) if required.

The University's Careers and Employability Team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your potential future career options2.

Where our graduates work

Past graduates have gone on to work at organisations such as Ark Housing Consultancy in London, Innocent Drinks in London, Smart Assessor in Rugby, Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership in London, PLP Lift Trucks in Sheffield and Fastenal in Coventry.

Further study

You can choose to continue your studies at Coventry University. You may be entitled to an alumni discount on your fees if you decide to extend your time with us by progressing from undergraduate to postgraduate study.


How to apply

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  • 1Accreditations

    The majority of our courses have been formally recognised by professional bodies, which means the courses have been reviewed and tested to ensure they reach a set standard. In some instances, studying on an accredited course can give you additional benefits such as exemptions from professional exams (subject to availability, fees may apply). Accreditations, partnerships, exemptions and memberships shall be renewed in accordance with the relevant bodies’ standard review process and subject to the university maintaining the same high standards of course delivery.

    2UK and international opportunities

    Please note that we are unable to guarantee any UK or International opportunities (whether required or optional) such as internships, work experience, field trips, conferences, placements or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities may be subject to additional costs (which could include, but is not limited to, equipment, materials, bench fees, studio or facilities hire, travel, accommodation and visas), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable travel COVID and visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the visa requirements, please contact the International Office.

    3Tuition fees

    The University will charge the tuition fees that are stated in the above table for the first Academic Year of study. The University will review tuition fees each year. For Home 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.

    For International Students, we may increase fees each year but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation. If you defer your course start date or have to extend your studies beyond the normal duration of the course (e.g. to repeat a year or resit examinations) the University reserves the right to charge you fees at a higher rate and/or in accordance with any legislative changes during the additional period of study.

    4Facilities

    Facilities are subject to availability. Due to the ongoing restrictions relating to COVID-19, some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) may vary from those advertised and may have reduced availability or restrictions on their use.

    Student Contract

    By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the university. The 2022/23 Contract is currently being updated so please revisit this page before submitting your application. 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.