The English for Business BA Top-Up aims to improve your language skills, primarily in terms of business, and general business understanding.
This course aims to help you develop your knowledge of the English language, so that in particular, you can operate in a business setting, whether in the United Kingdom or internationally. Our dedicated language centre contains over 2000 books and areas designed for private, quiet study, to help you absorb the English language.
As well as this, you have the opportunity to extend your existing knowledge of the theory and practice of business on a global scale in traditional lectures, seminars and practical workshops.
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.
Global readyAn international outlook, with global opportunities
EmployabilityCareer-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed
Teaching ExcellenceTaught by lecturers who are experts in their field
Course essentialsA degree which offers you more, at no extra cost
The top-up course, English for Business, emerged out of the development of partnerships between Coventry University and universities abroad. The result is the design and delivery of a final year top-up course at undergraduate level in the areas of English and Business.
This top-up course only offers a final year. Students must be able to demonstrate that they have attained the same level as a final year student in the UK, and so must have attended university or college in a Business or English programme overseas.
Academic English for International Business
English Language in Use
Corporate Strategy Management
Globalisation and Emerging Markets
Supply Chain Management
In more detail...
This course is ideal for those non-native speakers of English who wish to improve their general and academic English skills, as well as build on their knowledge of business, management and marketing.
- Your study in English will strengthen your effectiveness in business communication in a global environment.
- Your study of Business will allow you examine advanced level topics, relating theory and practice, in an international context.
The course offers a range of English, Business and English for Business subjects:
- Global Marketing
- Global Business
- Corporate Strategy Management
- Supply Chain Management Strategy
- English in the World
- Language and Society in Modern Britain
- English Language in Use
- Advanced Business English
You will choose six subjects. You need to have studied your chosen subjects previously, as this is a top up (or direct entry) course.
You’ll have a combination of traditional lectures, seminar discussions and online learning.
You’ll be assessed by tests and exams, as well as written coursework and oral presentations.
In a typical week you will normally have between 10-14 hours contact time.
In addition you should expect to spend about 24 hours a week on online, guided and independent study.
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.
Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni (HESA 2016/17)
The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2016/17
The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally so far
As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses
Students must satisfy the University’s general requirements for Level 3 direct entry:
- An IELTS score of 6.0 overall, at least 5.5 in each component
- Successful completion of Years 1 and 2 of an equivalent course in business, or business and English
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.
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£9,250 (per year)
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.
£9,250 (per year)
For the September 2018 intake we're investing in a range of EU Academic Excellence scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!
£13,250 (per year)
For the September 2018 intake we're investing in a wide range of Academic Excellence scholarships for high achieving and enterprising international students. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!
EU student fees
EU nationals and their family members starting in the 2019/20 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 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 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.
This course gives access to a wide variety of careers in global business, international organisations, cross-border marketing, tourism, banking, import/export, events management or the media, to name but a few.
Your cross-cultural awareness, your international experience and your ability to communicate effectively in business English means that you will be well equipped for job opportunities in any international or emerging market.
Alternatively, you could choose to develop your academic portfolio even further, through a postgraduate qualification in business, marketing, management, strategy, human resources, international relations or law.
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 Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.
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 Euroean 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.
Graduate Immigration Route visa – 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.