Business Management BA (Hons)


Course Code

UCAS Code: N221
International Code: FBLU046


Coventry University (Coventry)


Study mode



3 years full-time
4 years sandwich

Start date

September 2022
January 2023

Course overview

Study level: Undergraduate

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? Studying Business Management can help set you up for potential future career options within management across a wide variety of sectors upon graduation.

Business Management BA may appeal to you if you:

  • have a passion for business and management
  • are interested in corporate engagement and responsible management
  • would like to advance your knowledge in management theory, focusing on areas such as project management, applied marketing, logistics and supply chain
  • would like the opportunity to undertake continuing professional development (CPD) workshops in personal understanding, business awareness and core business skills to help ensure you are workplace ready on graduation
  • are interested in international business management and business management principles in a global context.

Ability to select optional modules in your second and third years, designed 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.

globe decorative icon

Global Ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

human silhouette teaching in front of a blackdoard

Teaching excellence

Taught by lecturers who are experts in their field

Resume icon displaying a paper and a pen


Career ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Why you should study this course

Our Business Management course aims to prepare you for potential future career options in international management, and, upon successful completion, you should be equipped with the expert business knowledge, professional skills and business acumen needed to succeed.

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


Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS)

Coventry Business School is currently an active member of the Chartered Association of Business Schools, which has a membership of over 120 business schools and higher education providers and supports its members in maintaining world-class standards of teaching and research.

European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)

Coventry Business School is currently an active member of the European Foundation for Management Development, a global membership organisation dedicated to management development, covering over 900 members across 91 countries.

Coventry Business School is recognised by the above memberships for the 2022/23 intake. There is currently no intention for either of these memberships to lapse however if either of these memberships were not to be renewed, we would notify applicants and students as soon as possible.


What you'll study

The first year explores a wide range of business subjects that provide the foundation of the course, including organisational behaviour, marketing and business economics. You will also start to explore the professional and academic skills necessary for a potential business career, such as professional etiquette and managing your professional online presence.


  • Compulsory

  • Compulsory

  • Compulsory

  • Compulsory

  • Compulsory

  • Compulsory

  • Compulsory

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.

There may be opportunities for you to spend a semester abroad studying at a partner institution. For more details, contact us.


  • Compulsory

  • Compulsory

  • Compulsory

  • Compulsory

  • Compulsory

  • Compulsory

  • 1 of the following:

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


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.

Coventry Business School’s employability team can provide you with a wide range of support services in order to help you apply for a placement opportunity*, including mock interviews and CV writing workshops.

If you wish to undertake the optional study abroad/placement year*, you will take either the Placement Year module or the Study Abroad Year module which both typically run for a full academic year between years 2 and 3 of your course. You are able to progress onto the relevant module if you have successfully completed the first two years of the course (i.e. having accumulated 240 credits) and have a confirmed opportunity two weeks prior to the start of the academic year, however we encourage international students to confirm their placements earlier to ensure they are able to meet any applicable visa requirements.

Students opting for either the work placement or study abroad module will be registered on a non-credit bearing module and therefore no additional tuition fees apply. While the modules do not bear credits, they do require completion of a marked assessment reflecting on your placement/study abroad or work placement experience. Following successful completion of this assessment, the module selected will appear on your final academic transcript. Students will thus graduate with 360 credits

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.


  • Compulsory

  • Compulsory

  • Compulsory

  • Compulsory

  • Compulsory

  • Choose 2 modules from  acrosss the following three focus areas:

    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


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.

How you'll learn

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

  • Lectures with associated seminars 
  • Tutorials
  • Workshops, incorporating case studies, problem-centred learning, practical exercises, surgeries, the use of electronic business resources and databases and ICT packages 


This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which may vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include formal examinations, coursework, tests, essays, practical or project work, group work and presentation and posters.

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.

Job ready

Upon 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.

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 opportunities, 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.

Entry requirements

Typical offer for 2022 entry.

Requirement What we're looking for
A level BBB
GCSE Minimum 5 GCSE's graded 9-4 / A* - C including Maths and English
IB Diploma 30 points

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

Chat with UK admissions

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 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.

Chat with International admissions

Fees and funding

2022/23 Tuition fees

Student Full time Part time
UK £9,250 per year Not available
International £15,300 per year Not available

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.


At Coventry Business School, our facilities and technology are close to what you would expect in real-world business environments.

This course also offers a wide variety of field trip opportunities**, 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.

Careers and opportunities

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 upon graduation.

The optional modules available give the degree flexibility to help shape it as your potential future career options 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 had past students who go on work in family businesses and are able to bring new insights and experiences.

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 options.

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.

Further study

You can choose to continue your studies at Coventry University with the Business Analytics MSc. 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

Discover Uni stats

  • Student Contract

    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 2021/22 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.

    Tuition fees

    The tuition fee for the course 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 UK and EU students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, we 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 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.

    For 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.


    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. 


    Facilities mentioned on this page may not be relevant for every course. Due to the ongoing restrictions relating to COVID-19, some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) and some non-academic offerings (particularly in relation to international experiences), may vary from those advertised and may have reduced availability or restrictions on their use.

    Placements and study abroad opportunities

    Please note that we are unable to guarantee any placement or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc.), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regard, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student.

    Additional costs

    This course may incur additional costs associated with any field trips, placements or work experience, study abroad opportunities or any other opportunity (whether required or optional), which could include (but is not limited to), equipment, materials, bench fees, studio or facilities hire, travel, accommodation and visas).