Management & Leadership BA (Hons) 2020/21 entry

Course code:

N202 - Degree
20GN - HND
202N - HNC

Study options:

3 year - Degree
2 year - HND
1 year - HNC

Location:

CU Coventry

Starting:

September 2020
November 2020
January 2021
February 2021
April 2021
June 2021

Fees:

To be confirmed

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Overview

Whether you want to run your own business or aspire to become the manager of a large company, management roles are both challenging and rewarding. Our BA (Hons) Management & Leadership course is designed to help you develop key leadership skills, from managing people and resources to strategic planning.

The degree focuses on contemporary management issues, giving you the opportunity to develop a wealth of general skills needed to aid progression from an operational level through to leadership.

Success in this field requires confidence, versatility and strategic thinking, coupled with elevated communication skills and a desire to succeed.

Alongside award winning teaching*, you get the chance to conduct critical research with our experienced staff, learn from highly-regarded guest visitors and take part in invaluable practical modules.

*Coventry University awarded Gold Rating in Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) in 2017.

Why CU Coventry

We offer a style of education which is flexible and designed to fit around your life, allowing you to benefit from a modern, forward-thinking higher education institution, reinforced by the quality and reputation of Coventry University. We aim to provide career-focused courses, wherever possible, coupled with placement opportunities to help prepare you for the world of work. We are dedicated to making higher education accessible and enjoyable to everyone, so we keep our fees low and made it a policy to cover one module at a time, allowing you to become a specialist in each topic before moving onto the next.

Employability

Dedicated Careers & Employability department who will assist you in finding employment

Top Quality Courses

Taught by industry professionals, awarded by Coventry University

No End of Year Exams

Our modern teaching techniques mean no last-minute cramming and less stress

Professional Recognition

Specific courses contain additional industry recognised qualifications from awarding bodies

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Accreditation and Professional Recognition

This course is accredited and recognised by the following bodies.

Chartered Management Institute

This degree course is embedded with content from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) qualification. On completion of your degree you will achieve a CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management & Leadership. This means you graduate with two qualifications instead of one, an attractive prospect to employers. Students who undertake this course are awarded membership for the duration of the course and one year after graduating for free. This valuable membership gives students access to resources, journals and professional insights, while putting students in the same arena as practising managers.

What our students say

I want to start my own business, so this course is perfect for me because it teaches not only the brains of the business like accounting and marketing, but also innovation and most importantly how to be a good leader.

Khalid Khan – Management & Leadership

Course information

Many areas of management and leadership, such as the development of new concepts and modern project management, require graduates to have good theoretical and practical knowledge to control, implement and evaluate new developments.

This varied degree course aims to teach the skills and knowledge needed for successful entry into management. This is an applied course and recognises the multidisciplinary approach that is needed in business leadership. Throughout your degree, you will study the details of operating markets, information technology and leadership practice, while demonstrating the capability to maintain auditable records of your work.

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Modules

Overview

This Higher National Certificate (HNC) programme is year one of the Management & Leadership BA (Hons) Degree. It focuses on the organisational environment and decision-making processes at junior management level. You’ll cover a range of topics, from core concepts of current management and organisational behaviour, to the fundamentals of business policy and strategy. You will also develop the necessary skills and knowledge that will prepare you for study in years two and three. Students who complete year one are eligible for a Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Management & Leadership.

Modules

  • The Organisational Environment

    A range of environmental forces affects companies’ ability to apply their unique strategies to seek out profitability and growth. By examining businesses’ environments, you will become familiar with a host of micro and macro environmental factors that affect the success of operational plans. Finally, attention turns to issues arising from involvement in international markets. You will investigate legal aspects and be encouraged to consider issues of social responsibility and ethical dilemmas in relation to the organisational environment.

  • Communication Skills

    This module has been designed to produce highly competent communicators.  By the end of the module, you will be able to demonstrate an understanding of communication theory as well as displaying the communication skills currently required in the modern, international workplace.

    Combining the theory with the practice of communication makes for a distinctive vocational orientation, covering persuasive writing, technical writing, and writing in a business/commercial context. In terms of developing your spoken communication skills, you will engage with topics such as presentations, the art of persuasion, meetings and negotiations.

  • Information Management and Decision Making

    Efficient, effective and prompt decision-making is essential for modern managers. This module focuses on how effective information management helps managers in the decision-making process. Upon successful completion of the module you will have a better understanding of how to address the problem of effectively and efficiently collecting and processing data to provide information, which is vital to any business and is crucial for effective decision-making by management.

  • Leadership Concepts

    Generating the effort and commitment to work objectives is central to managing any human activity. This module aims to provide you with an introduction to the theories of leadership and management in preparation for future professional development. You will acquire a thorough understanding of a range of leadership and management theories, drawn from a number of key schools of management thinking.

    You'll have the opportunity to practice key management and leadership skills in preparation for the workplace, such as motivating individuals, creating and developing effective teams, problem solving and managing a virtual team. 

Thought about a different campus?

CU Coventry, CU London and CU Scarborough come together to form CU, part of the Coventry University Group. Students who study at CU will graduate with a degree awarded and accredited by Coventry University.

All CU students have the opportunity to move between each campus after completing an academic year, subject to course and availability. This means you can study in the vibrant city of Coventry, the UK’s capital, or on the stunning Yorkshire coast.

Overview

As the course progresses you’ll build on the knowledge gained in year one to cement a solid foundation of core principles, developing a comprehensive range of skills and insights needed by operational managers to deal with complex issues. Year two focuses on specialised areas such as financial management, entrepreneurship and the development of business practices. Students who complete year two are eligible for a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Management & Leadership.

Modules

  • Entrepreneurship

    This module will help you acquire the skills needed to succeed as entrepreneurs in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). You will develop and practice the skills necessary to set up and run a successful business and succeed in the growing world of corporate entrepreneurship, as well as preparing a viable business start-up plan.

  • Leading and Managing People

    Recognising a shift in the nature and responsibilities of line managers across organisations and industries, you will be encouraged to explore the human resource management HRM cycle from planning to measurement.

    A key theme will be the responsibility of line managers for their teams, from planning current and future resource needs within a team, developing current and future capability, and accountability for retention. You will be given opportunities to apply these skills when working with others and receive regular peer feedback to provide a focus for your on-going professional development.

  • Operations and Project Management

    This module introduces the role of the operations and projects in an organisation and how they contribute to sustained competitive advantage, looking at the short, medium and long-term decisions that managers make to ensure that the company can offer the right product or service, at the right quantity, time, place and price.

    By the end of the module you will be able to analyse and evaluate an operations environment and implement a strategic plan that allocates resources in terms of materials, labour and equipment. Additionally you'll be able to consider the infrastructure requirements of the management control systems, as applied to different projects, process types and technologies, and select the right approach.

  • Finance in Management and Leadership

    This module introduces understanding and interpreting the main financial statements for a business, the income statement, balance sheet and cash flow statement and addresses current international financial reporting issues including earnings management.

    A manager or leader in a business may be required to monitor and measure the performance of their organisation; this module will enable you to develop the knowledge and skills required to apply financial methods and techniques to undertake this important responsibility and make informed decisions in the best interests of organisational success.

Thought about a different campus?

CU Coventry, CU London and CU Scarborough come together to form CU, part of the Coventry University Group. Students who study at CU will graduate with a degree awarded and accredited by Coventry University.

All CU students have the opportunity to move between each campus after completing an academic year, subject to course and availability. This means you can study in the vibrant city of Coventry, the UK’s capital, or on the stunning Yorkshire coast.

Overview

An optional placement or sandwich year gives you the chance to gain further insight into the industry or career you are seeking to follow, enabling you to apply your theoretical knowledge to the workplace. You can also choose to take an optional year abroad between years two and three. If you decide to take advantage of a placement year this version of the degree will help you acquire valuable work experience and gain an understanding of what employers seek in graduates. It is your responsibility to find a placement with an employer within your chosen sector. The careers and employability department, alongside the course team, will support you throughout your placement year. Previous students of this course have gained placements at global companies such as JP Morgan and Willmott Dixon.

Overview

At this stage, you are dealing specifically with the challenges and opportunities faced by a strategic manager. The need to continuously assess and evaluate the business landscape is of paramount importance, along with the ability to work effectively and autonomously. This final year covers strategic leadership principles, organisational design and strategic marketing. You’ll also conduct a strategic business project on a management issue that brings together key themes from across the three years of study. Students who complete year three are awarded a BA (Hons) degree in Management & Leadership.

Modules

  • Marketing

    The nature of marketing and its core concepts, techniques and processes will be examined in depth in this module. Using case studies you'll be able to gain an appreciation and understanding of the complex nature of marketing management and will learn how to apply theory in practice and appreciate how different aspects of marketing interact with each other.

    You will assess the effectiveness of marketing strategies and critically discuss the challenges in implementing marketing, as well as exploring the legal and ethical issues of marketing in the context of growing social responsibility. 

  • Strategic Leadership

    This module examines the knowledge, skills, behaviours and techniques of effective leadership and explores the role of leadership in relation to business themes such as globalisation, strategy, innovation and organisational development.

    You will address contemporary leadership issues such as managing virtual teams and corporate social responsibility, and the question of ethics will also be explored. You'll gain a critical understanding of the impact of such issues in practice drawn from case studies from a range of sectors to explore best practice, and encouraged to contrast practices from leading organisations and leaders.

  • Organisational Development

    In business, change is constant and pressure from competitors is high. This module deals with the theories and concepts concerned with the management of change, aiming to enable you to critically evaluate a range of factors that shape and influence the development of an organisation. You will need to apply your knowledge of change to be able to successfully implement and review the impact of change in organisations and how organisations need to develop to manage its impact.

  • Business Project

    This module allows you to explore an authentic business challenge within business settings. You'll expand your portfolio with the application of business principles in a real-world situation, and gain a powerful set of tools that will improve your ability to plan, implement and manage activities/projects. 

    The project is designed to develop your abilities to investigate strategies, gather and analyse evidence, and make sound conclusions and management recommendations. It forms a substantial part of the overall study and should draw on the intellectual, analytical skills and real-life situation specific knowledge developed throughout the course.

Thought about a different campus?

CU Coventry, CU London and CU Scarborough come together to form CU, part of the Coventry University Group. Students who study at CU will graduate with a degree awarded and accredited by Coventry University.

All CU students have the opportunity to move between each campus after completing an academic year, subject to course and availability. This means you can study in the vibrant city of Coventry, the UK’s capital, or on the stunning Yorkshire coast.

15th

Coventry University is ranked 15th in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2020. CU Coventry is part of the Coventry University Group.

In more detail...

  • Upon completion of this course, you will receive a qualification awarded by Coventry University.
  • You will receive support with applying for short and long-term placements, to gain the experience employers desire, with our in-house Careers & Employability department.
  • You will have the opportunity for multi-campus learning in Coventry, London and Scarborough.
  • In order to make higher education accessible to as many people as possible, we keep our tuition fees competitively priced.
  • Small tutorial group sessions ensure that you receive the mentoring help and support you need.
  • We deliver one module at a time during each block. This means you can dedicate your time to specialise in each subject without the distraction of numerous modules and multiple deadlines.
  • Free student membership of The Chartered Management Institute for the duration of the course and one year after graduating.

Managing People: One of the fundamental concepts in leadership and management is the management of people. This includes getting the most from employees within the organisation in a supporting manner, leading, motivating and encouraging staff to willingly contribute to the growth and improved quality of the organisation.

Managing Operations: Responsible for establishing the how, where, when and why, you will understand the art of delivering the best outcomes and processes of operation. You will acknowledge the effectiveness of efficiency within an organisation and look at different work practices such as lean and agile operations and organisational methods required to achieve this.

Management Resources: This includes the control and operation of budgets and financial reserves and the infrastructure required to deliver necessary outputs in time and to sufficient quality. Avoiding resource waste and ensuring the maximum return on investment is paramount to successful managers.

Managing Information: Decision making is fundamental to the success of a manager. Faced with substantial amounts and a variety of information on a daily basis, it is important that managers are able to make effective decisions quickly. This can only be done if the manager has an effective way of managing and being able to assess accurately the information that they receive.

Managing Self: Personal management requires determination, effort, high quality personal organisation, skills essential for successful and competent managers to deliver results. Developing rigorous and effective self-organisation skills are qualities valued by all employers.

There are two main taught options for this course. It is available as a full-time three year programme or an optional four-year sandwich course where you undertake a work placement or study year in a related field. Alternatively, part-time study is also available and with our Saturday University programme, this course can be completed in as little as three years. Our teaching methods are varied, offering a number of teaching styles to suit the needs of all our students, so in addition to lectures, we also utilise a blended learning approach, including online aspects, workshops and group work.

We also operate an open-door policy, with additional availability via email and our online learning platform, Moodle.

Progression through the modules develops knowledge and skills, including communication (written and oral), study skills, research methods, project management, presentation and career development. We will also encourage you to consider your employability and/or entrepreneurial development.

Unlike traditional institutions, there are no end of year exams. Instead, learning is assessed through coursework and phase tests, which is more reflective of our learning model.

The learning outcomes of modules, assignments and projects will be clearly stated. Your work will be marked according to how well you achieve these learning outcomes and your final feedback will refer to each outcome, as well as providing an overall percentage grade.

Assessment methods vary and include, practical class and project performance, written practical reports, project thesis, oral presentations, tutorial tasks and assessments which take place at the end of each six-week block.

Course Breakdown (approximately):

  • 80% Coursework
  • 20% Interactive Assessments

On completion, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding and knowledge of the theoretical, analytical and practical aspects of management strategies and processes within a changing environment, to meet stakeholder interests.
  • Critically appraise theories related to the development of staff, including crucial factors in the development of people management, including ethics, culture and change.
  • Be proficient in developing international-level strategy, incorporating and considering currency, cultural and competitor risk.
  • Develop appropriate research and analysis techniques, alongside the ability to undertake reliable market research activities.
  • Operate, lead and collaborate in a team to solve problems of a practical (experimental) nature and to provide appropriate solutions.
  • Apply appropriate presentation and evaluation tools to establish the significance of research data produced. 

Full-time students are expected to attend CU Coventry every day of the week.
The majority of this will be face to face teaching, with the addition of individual and group tutorials and independent/online learning, as well as enhancement activities on Wednesdays.
Classes run daily and students are allocated to either:
Morning - 9am-1pm or
Afternoon - 2pm-6pm

Both morning and afternoon sessions have the addition of Enhancement Wednesdays when students can choose individualised learning activities between 9.30am-1.30pm to support their study, providing time in the afternoon to engage in clubs and societies.

Part-time students receive 8 hours of teaching each week.
Outside of this, there will also be independent study and online support.
Teaching will normally take place Saturday - 9am-6pm
Please note our part-time offering is subject to numbers.

We hold tutorials in small groups every week. These sessions are mandatory and ensure you receive detailed feedback about your work, go into depth on specific topics and have any of your burning questions answered.

Groups are kept at an average of 25-50 students per class. This way, students can take advantage of small numbers to increase contact time with lecturers

What our students say

I want to start my own business, so this course is perfect for me because it teaches not only the brains of the business like accounting and marketing, but also innovation and most importantly how to be a good leader.

Khalid Khan – Management & Leadership

Entry Requirements

Management & Leadership Higher National Certificate (HNC)

64 UCAS tariff points. All courses require 5 GCSEs at A-C including Maths and English.

Management & Leadership Higher National Diploma (HND)

80 UCAS tariff points. All courses require 5 GCSEs at A-C including Maths and English.

Management & Leadership BA (Hons) Degree

104 UCAS tariff points. All courses require 5 GCSEs at A-C including Maths and English.

All HNC/HND/Degree courses require at least two A2 level or a BTEC equivalent qualification.

What if I don’t meet the entry requirements?

If you don’t meet the entry requirements for this course, we offer a number of programmes to help you secure a place. Successful completion of one of the below programmes guarantees you a place on a degree course with us, subject to meeting specified criteria.

Foundation Year

This degree programme has an integral stage 0 attached to it, so if you do not meet the entry requirements you may enter at the foundation level. Successful completion of our Foundation Business course will guarantee you progression onto this degree programme.

Access to HE course

Access to HE courses aim to bring your academic skills and topical knowledge up to optimal standard for higher education study. If you undertake an Access to HE course and then successfully complete a degree programme, the remaining balance of your Advanced Learner Loan will be written off. Successful completion of our Business Access to HE course will guarantee you progression onto this degree programme.

Management & Leadership Higher National Certificate (HNC)

64 UCAS tariff points. All courses require 5 GCSEs at A-C including Maths and English.

Management & Leadership Higher National Diploma (HND)

80 UCAS tariff points. All courses require 5 GCSEs at A-C including Maths and English.

Management & Leadership BA (Hons) Degree

104 UCAS tariff points. All courses require 5 GCSEs at A-C including Maths and English.

All HNC/HND/Degree courses require at least two A2 level or a BTEC equivalent qualification.

What if I don’t meet the entry requirements?

If you don’t meet the entry requirements for this course, we offer a number of programmes to help you secure a place. Successful completion of one of the below programmes guarantees you a place on a degree course with us, subject to meeting specified criteria.

Foundation Year

This degree programme has an integral stage 0 attached to it, so if you do not meet the entry requirements you may enter at the foundation level. Successful completion of our Foundation Business course will guarantee you progression onto this degree programme.

Access to HE course

Access to HE courses aim to bring your academic skills and topical knowledge up to optimal standard for higher education study. If you undertake an Access to HE course and then successfully complete a degree programme, the remaining balance of your Advanced Learner Loan will be written off. Successful completion of our Business Access to HE course will guarantee you progression onto this degree programme.

Management & Leadership Higher National Certificate (HNC)

64 UCAS tariff points. All courses require 5 GCSEs at A-C including Maths and English.

Management & Leadership Higher National Diploma (HND)

80 UCAS tariff points. All courses require 5 GCSEs at A-C including Maths and English.

Management & Leadership BA (Hons) Degree

104 UCAS tariff points. All courses require 5 GCSEs at A-C including Maths and English.

All HNC/HND/Degree courses require at least two A2 level or a BTEC equivalent qualification.

CU Coventry welcomes international students from all around the globe. If you are an international student and are interested in applying for a Foundation Year, HNC, HND or Degree course you can do so by completing our online application form.

Once your application form has been processed you will receive the outcome of your application via your given email address.
Please be aware you will need the following information in order to make your application:

  • All academic transcripts
  • Copies of degree/diploma certificates or work reference if employed
  • One academic reference
  • Be trained to English language proficiency level IELTS 6.0 (HNC - year 1/HND - year 2) or IELTS 6.5 (Degree/Top Up - year 3)
  • Your personal statement
  • Copy of your current passport

Unconditional offers

We want to recruit the best students to CU Coventry. We assess an applicants' past, current and predicted performance and commitment to the course, and we may feel that it is appropriate to reward consistently high-achieving students with an unconditional offer to CU Coventry. It is a commitment from us with regard to an applicants’ potential as an excellent undergraduate and we hope that this will encourage such applicants to join CU Coventry.

Personal statements and references will also be taken into account and, for some degree courses, an interview will form part of the assessment. Requirements for specific courses differ and not all degree courses will be taking part in the scheme. The unconditional offer will be confirmed once a selected applicant has made CU Coventry their firm choice.

CU Coventry has assessed that you can achieve the required grades and we have demonstrated this belief by making you an offer. This is our commitment to you so then we ask that you reciprocate this commitment by selecting us as your ‘firm’ choice and activating your offer.

We will consider other qualifications for a pre-result unconditional offer if you have an appropriate proven performance at GCSE (or equivalent) level and predicted grades in line with grades that we expect to see at A-level. Other qualifications that we may consider for a pre-result unconditional offer include: The International Baccalaureate Diploma, BTEC Level 3 qualifications, Cambridge Pre-U and combinations of qualifications (e.g. BTECS plus A-levels).

An unconditional offer is what it says it is. So, if you don’t meet your predictions then your place is still guaranteed. However, we would hope and expect that you continue to work hard to make the most of your potential and be best prepared to study at university level.

No, the unconditional offer is only available to those who will take up their place in the year for which they applied.

If you don’t meet the entry requirements for this course, we have a number of programmes which upon successful completion and meeting any additional entry criteria, qualifies you onto a place on this degree course, such as Foundation Years or Access to Higher Education Diplomas.

What our students say

I want to start my own business, so this course is perfect for me because it teaches not only the brains of the business like accounting and marketing, but also innovation and most importantly how to be a good leader.

Khalid Khan – Management & Leadership

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis. 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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Fees & Funding

We price our courses competitively in an attempt to make higher education accessible for a wide range of people. Your tuition fees will cover all of your classes, online tutorials, some of the learning materials and access to our Library & Learning Services. 

Each academic year we review our fee structure to ensure we're offering value for money to all our students. The 2020/21 fees are currently under review and will be available in autumn 2019. 

Funding

As a full-time or part-time student resident in the UK or EU, you can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees at CU Coventry from Student Finance England.

What our students say

I want to start my own business, so this course is perfect for me because it teaches not only the brains of the business like accounting and marketing, but also innovation and most importantly how to be a good leader.

Khalid Khan – Management & Leadership

Career prospects

This Management & Leadership degree is an applied course that recognises the multidisciplinary approach needed in business management. This means you can apply this degree to any industry and into a number of positions, including retail, project or business management.

Where our graduates work

We focus on producing global graduates here at CU Coventry, which means our graduates can go on to work in small and large companies around the world. Graduates of this course have gone to work in several industries such as recruitment, finance and retail, in companies including The Immigration Service, Tesco and Transport for London.

Many graduates also progress on to further education to study a master’s in subjects such as International Business Management, International Marketing, Business and Organisation Psychology and Human Resources.

What our students say

Completing my degree definitely got my foot through the door to a company I have had on my radar for a long time. Whilst the grade I achieved was down to hard work, I am aware that it was the high quality of teaching that helped me in my success.

Evelyn Gilbert – Management & Leadership BA (Hons)
Disclaimer

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 for UK and EU Students is expected to be in line with inflation. 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.

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