International Business MBus 2020/21 entry

Course code:

FBLU068

Study options:

4 semesters full-time

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

January 2021

 

Fees:
Faculty:

Faculty of Business and Law


Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

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

Course code:

FBLU068

Study options:

4 semesters full-time

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

January 2021

 

Fees:
Faculty:

Faculty of Business and Law


Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

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

Course code:

FBLU068

Study options:

4 semesters full-time

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

January 2021

 

Fees:
Faculty:

Faculty of Business and Law


Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

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

Overview

To succeed in today’s business environment, where companies frequently operate across various economic and cultural environments, it helps to have a global outlook. Our MBus in International Business could support you to develop yours.

Aimed at international students, this integrated master’s course is studied over four semesters. If you have already successfully completed two years of business related undergraduate study, successful completion will see you achieve a master’s qualification from Coventry Business School.

With a focus on leading change, and managing relationships across multiple global stakeholders, this course should equip you with the skills needed to become a successful business professional. These skills will be developed through teaching that covers the theories of international business, as well as their practical applications, all the while supported by our modern learning spaces, including our Business Simulation Suite.

Coventry Business School was ranked as 'excellent' by Eduniversal in 2019, an annual ranking of Business Schools across 154 countries. Through guest speakers, industry visits, case studies and collaborative online learning projects, we aim to share real-world business experiences and bring you up-to-speed with the issues and challenges facing modern businesses as they navigate the international arena (opportunities are subject to availability and additional costs may apply).

Please note that fees for this course are charged per each two semester block rather than per year, with the second set of fees raised upon successful enrolment onto the third and fourth semesters (Level 7).

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:

Chartered Association of Business Schools

Chartered Association of Business Schools

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. This course is recognised by this membership for the 2020/21 intake.


European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)

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, a global membership organisation dedicated to management development, covering over 900 members across 91 countries. This course is recognised by this membership for the 202/21 intake.

Course information

International business now touches the lives of pretty much everyone across the globe; it is therefore important for anyone working in business to understand the events, trends and forces that play a vital role in shaping commercial success or failure.

Taught over four semesters, the course is split into two distinct, but interrelated stages, with semesters one and two offering the opportunity to learn a broad set of skills that are applicable to the global market, touching upon project management, leadership and entrepreneurial skills. Semesters three and four then deepen your knowledge in certain specialist areas, such as performance management, and understanding emerging regions. Across all modules, real life examples are used, to help you bridge the gap between theory and practice.

As well as key topics related to international business, the course also looks to emphasise the importance of the political, economic, cultural and social aspects of international business, and how an understanding of these aspects is crucial to business success. To succeed in international business, an ability to apply theory to different situations, in different countries or regions, is a key asset, and something that should be developed while studying this course.

Outside of the classroom, you will have access to Coventry University’s Talent Team, who are able to give tailored advice to support you as you consider your future career. There are also opportunities for international trips, to help you experience business in different countries first hand (subject to application, availability, additional costs and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements).

Modules

Overview

Modules

  • Semesters one and two:

    The below modules are studied in the first two semesters of the course, and cover a broad foundation of knowledge, placed within an international context. You will study modules on leadership, entrepreneurship and strategy, as well as a focused module designed to support your presentation skills in English. All modules on this course are mandatory.

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

  • Semesters three and four:

    The below modules, studied over the final two semesters of the course, offer deeper insight into specialist areas of importance for international business. These areas include the global supply chain, marketing, trade management and conducting business in emerging reasons. You will also be expected to conduct an International Business Project, which will draw upon your learning to interrogate a topic of interest to you. All modules on this course are mandatory.

    • Global Supply Chain and Logistics
    • International Business Strategy and Leadership
    • International Business Performance Management
    • Global Business in Emerging Regions
    • Marketing in an International Perspective
    • International Trade Management
    • International Business Project

In more detail...

  • Coventry Business School was ranked as ‘Excellent’ by Eduniversal in 2019.
  • Coventry Business School is currently an active member of the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS) and the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), both of whom are committed to ensuring its members maintain world-class standards of teaching and research.
  • Field trips to multinational organisations within a range of sectors and industries. Previous visits within the school have included a visit to Jaguar Land Rover and Manchester United in the UK as well as visits to New York in the United States; Berlin, Germany and Paris, France among others (subject to competitive application, availability, meeting applicable visa requirements, and additional costs may apply).
  • Access to Coventry University’s Talent Team, for tailored support as you plan your future career
  • Teaching on the course benefits from the insight of our two business research centres, the Centre for Business in Society and the Centre for Financial and Corporate Integrity, meaning content is informed by contemporary research and practice.
  • Coventry University is ranked 15th in the UK for Business, Management and Marketing in the Guardian University Guide 2020.
  • Coventry Business School is home to the International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship, who inform our teaching of entrepreneurship through their research and business activities.
  • Access to Coventry Business School’s Progress Coaches, who can provide both academic and pastoral guidance and support

The International Business MBus course of study typically covers the following study themes:

  • International Business – the course will aim to help you reflect business thought and practice within an international context, with a focus on, where possible, the application of taught theories to practice
  • Business Strategy – the course will aim to help you understand business strategy, including the key functions of business organisations, including marketing and performance management
  • International Business Environment – during the course, you will explore how economic, political, cultural and legal factors shape the way international business is conducted
  • Transferable Skills – the course will give you the opportunity to develop a range of transferable skills and competencies that should be valuable to your potential future career options.

This course is studied full time over four consecutive semesters, meaning the entire course is typically 15 months long. To study the course, you must previously have completed two years of undergraduate business study. Coventry Business School also offers the option to top-up previous undergraduate business study to a bachelor’s degree through our International Business top-up course.

The underlying focus and aim is on developing international business skill sets and inter-cultural perception so that you can think strategically and understand the challenges facing businesses in our modern global economy. Throughout all teaching and learning methods, such as lectures, workshops and seminars, real life case studies are used, as well as opportunities to practically apply learnt theory. These sessions may be delivered through a combination of face-to-face teaching and online classes and tutorials.

Across the School of Strategy and Leadership, where this course is based, we invite a range of guest speakers who will share experiences of managing change and growth in their organisations, supply chain and logistics strategies, marketing and trade management operations, business development and more (subject to availability).

Many of our teaching staff are research active and will disseminate up-to-date developments in their fields, fostering debate and discussion. Teaching across Coventry Business School is also informed and shaped by the research activity of our two business focused research centres, the Centre for Business in Society and the Centre for Financial and Corporate Integrity (please note staff may be subject to change).

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will could vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods could include formal examinations, coursework, written project work, presentations, poster display, seminar papers, written reports, case studies and group work.

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 will be able to:

  • Critically evaluate the approaches to strategy formulation and decision-making processes in a variety of international business and societal contexts.
  • Understand and critically evaluate the worldwide economic, political, cultural and legal factors that shape the way international business is conducted.
  • Critically and systematically analyse the different issues and events that arise in the international business context across the globe, using appropriate concepts, models or techniques, and suggest relevant, innovative and creative solutions.
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the processes and players that drive international business, together with their impacts on the international business environment and societies.
  • Apply a range of skills that are transferable within a business context and increase employability, for example, problem-solving, information presentation, evaluation and analysis, effective use of technology for business application, and deploying appropriate methodologies to resolve business problem.
  • Develop the knowledge and skills to enable you to effectively communicate with key stakeholders in the international business environment, using a diverse range of appropriate tools and resources that enable you to self-reflect and gain insight into your knowledge and learning experiences.
  • Critically assess complex and uncertain international business environments through the consideration of ethical dilemmas and global sustainability.
  • Develop research skills that enable you to conduct independent research and inquiry, involving theoretical conceptualisation and innovative ideas in an international business context.

We set out below the typical teaching contact hours that you will receive on this course. Teaching contact hours will vary in different semesters 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.
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.

On this course, you will have around 12 contact hours of teaching a week which includes:

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

If you are undertaking a project/dissertation in your final semester, 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.

This course is international in nature, and draws on business practice and real-life case studies from all over the world. You could be taught by international business leaders from across the world, who are invited as guest lecturers on modules to share their knowledge and experience (subject to availability). Furthermore, the international experience of the course team means you will have the opportunity to benefit from the experience of lecturers on business operations from numerous territories across the world.

There is also the opportunity to attend field trips, at a school or university level, to multinational organisations within a range of sectors and industries. Previous visits within the school have included a visit to Jaguar Land Rover and Manchester United in the UK as well as visits to New York in the United States; Berlin, Germany and Paris, France among others (subject to competitive application, availability, meeting applicable visa requirements, and additional costs may apply).

You will also be able to collaborate with students from other international universities on collaborative online international learning project, which can see you further develop insights into the way business is conducted in different countries.

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

Entry Requirements

Please note that this course has been designed for international students, and incorporates modules dedicated to the usage of English within a business context. We would recommend you contact us on info.fbl@coventry.ac.uk to discuss your application before applying.

To be accepted for the course students must possess a minimum of 240 credits (RPL with 120 credits at level 4 and 120 credits at level 5) obtained in a business-related area. An HND in a business-related area with 240 credits awarded may also be considered subject to approval from the Course Director.

Please note that this course has been designed for international students, and incorporates modules dedicated to the usage of English within a business context. We would recommend you contact us on info.fbl@coventry.ac.uk to discuss your application before applying.

To be accepted for the course students must possess a minimum of 240 credits (RPL with 120 credits at level 4 and 120 credits at level 5) obtained in a business-related area. An HND in a business-related area with 240 credits awarded may also be considered subject to approval from the Course Director.

English as a Foreign Language: An IELTS of 6.0 overall. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

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 amongst other things. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force from time to time.

Pre-sessional English English as a Foreign Language: An IELTS of 6.0 overall. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

Please note that this course has been designed for international students, and incorporates modules dedicated to the usage of English within a business context. We would recommend you contact us on info.fbl@coventry.ac.uk to discuss your application before applying.

To be accepted for the course students must possess a minimum of 240 credits (RPL with 120 credits at level 4 and 120 credits at level 5) obtained in a business-related area. An HND in a business-related area with 240 credits awarded may also be considered subject to approval from the Course Director.

English as a Foreign Language: An IELTS of 6.0 overall. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Pre-sessional English English as a Foreign Language: An IELTS of 6.0 overall. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

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


January 2021

£9,250 (per year)


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


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


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.

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) travel, accommodation, activities and visas.

Upon successful completion of the first two semesters of this course (Level 6), and subject to meeting progression requirements, you pass onto the third and fourth semesters of the course (Level 7). Fees for this course are listed as per each two semester block, the second set of fees raised upon successful enrolment onto the third and fourth semesters (Level 7).

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.

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

This course will give you the chance to develop and hone your business skills to help build on your existing understanding of business and management, and is designed to help you understand the subject in the international context of today's corporate environment.

You will have the opportunity to develop the intellectual and professional skills needed for performing strategic analysis, choosing strategies and executing these strategies with desired results, as well as the chance to enhance your cross-cultural awareness and competence, interpersonal, communicative and collaborative-working skills, all directly relevant to employers and of great value when seeking potential future employment.

Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your potential future career options 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 potential future career options.

Where our graduates work

Previous 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. A copy of the 2020/21 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 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.