Business Management & Leadership BA (Hons) 2019/20 entry

Course code:

N20L - Degree
N20M - HND
202N - HNC

Study options:

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

Location:

CU London

Starting:

September 2019
November 2019
January 2020
March 2020
April 2020
June 2020

Fees:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

0203 873 0700


cul@coventry.ac.uk

Overview

Whether you dream of running your own business or aspire to become the manager of a much-respected Public Limited Company (PLC), management roles are both challenging and rewarding.

At CU London, our Business Management & Leadership BA (Hons) programme is designed to help you establish key leadership skills, from managing people and resources to strategic planning. Our degree also 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 London

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 programme has been developed to allow modules to align to the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) qualification. On completion of your degree you will achieve a CMI Level 5 Diploma in Business Management & Leadership, this means you graduate with two qualifications instead of one. Students who undertake this course are awarded membership for the duration of the programme 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

Tutors were always on hand to help either face to face or online. I am very pleased with my degree and also have peace of mind that a degree from Coventry University has given me good employability prospects.

Zakaria Zarugh - CU Graduate

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 supplies you with 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, demonstrating a capability to maintain auditable records of your work.

Course Specification
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Modules

Overview

This Higher National Certificate (HNC) programme is year one of the Business Management & Leadership BA (Hons) degree. It focuses on the organisational environment and decision making processes at junior management level. You’ll cover a broad 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 Business Management & Leadership.

Modules

  • The Business Environment

  • Principles of Sales and Marketing

  • Communication and Collaborative Working

  • Management and Leadership Perspectives

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. 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. Now that you are working to a higher level after completing the HNC, you will begin to develop a comprehensive range of skills and insights needed by operational managers to deal with complex issues. The focus of year two falls upon 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 Business Management & Leadership.

Modules

  • Economic and Financial Management

  • Entrepreneurship, Enterprise and Innovation

  • Project Management

  • Resource Management

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. 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.

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 Business Management & Leadership.

Modules

  • Strategy and Change Management

  • International Business and Globalisation

  • Contemporary Issues in Business Management

  • Business Management and Leadership Project

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. 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 London 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 have the opportunity for multi-campus learning in London, Coventry 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.

This course is available as a full-time three year or optional four-year sandwich course, the latter incorporating 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

Our courses run in six-week blocks and we offer up to six of these each calendar year. Normally you will study four blocks per year.
As a full-time student a standard learning block will include 21 hours each week, in the form of seminars and classes, practical work and tutorials.
Students will also be expected to spend time on independent and self-directed study in the form of further reading/research and assignments. All study is guided so you’ll have plenty of support.

Part-time students

Part-time students receive 8 hours of teaching each week, with classes split into two categories subject to numbers:
Saturday - 9am-6pm.
Wednesday and Thursday - 6pm-10pm.
Please note: part-time courses run subject to numbers.

A tutorial programme runs throughout the duration of the course, providing students with the opportunity to enhance academic, personal and professional development. Students will work with academic tutors to set targets and goals and reflect on their academic performance, while having the chance to gain new skills and knowledge to support their academic performance and personal development.

Class groups are kept low. This way, students can take advantage of small numbers to increase contact time with lecturers.

What our students say

Tutors were always on hand to help either face to face or online. I am very pleased with my degree and also have peace of mind that a degree from Coventry University has given me good employability prospects.

Zakaria Zarugh - CU Graduate

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.

Business 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, successful completion of the below programme 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 Business Foundation Year 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.

Business 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, successful completion of the below programme 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 Business Foundation Year will guarantee you progression onto this degree programme.

IELTS

EU students will require training in English language proficiency level IELTS 6.0 (HNC - year 1/HND - year 2) or IELTS 6.5 (Degree/Top Up - year 3).

Unconditional offers

We want to recruit the best students to CU London. 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 London. 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 London.

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 London their firm choice.

CU London 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.

What our students say

Tutors were always on hand to help either face to face or online. I am very pleased with my degree and also have peace of mind that a degree from Coventry University has given me good employability prospects.

Zakaria Zarugh - CU Graduate

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.

Starts

Fee


September 2019

£6,350 (per year)


November 2019

£6,350 (per year)


January 2020

£6,350 (per year)


March 2020

£6,350 (per year)


April 2020

£6,350 (per year)


June 2020

£6,350 (per year)


Starts

Fee


September 2019

£6,350 (per year)


November 2019

£6,350 (per year)


January 2020

£6,350 (per year)


March 2020

£6,350 (per year)


April 2020

£6,350 (per year)


June 2020

£6,350 (per year)


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Fees & Funding

Full-time 

For the academic year 2019/20, each six-week block will cost £1,587.50. A full academic year is made up of four of these blocks, so this means that a normal full-time year is £6,350. This covers some of your learning materials, access to the CU London Library and Learning Services and all your classes. 

Part-time

The part-time course fee is dependent on how many modules you choose to study in an academic year. Each stage of the qualification (HNC/HND/Degree) will require you to complete four academic blocks. You can study up to four blocks in one academic year or study at a slower pace (usually three academic blocks per year). Please note if you do study at a slower pace you will need to re-enrol to complete your studies in the next academic year.

For the academic year 2019/20, each block for part-time students will cost £1,587.50. Therefore, the total fee per stage of your qualification if completed in the academic year 2019/20 is £6,350.

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 London from Student Finance England.

What our students say

Tutors were always on hand to help either face to face or online. I am very pleased with my degree and also have peace of mind that a degree from Coventry University has given me good employability prospects.

Zakaria Zarugh - CU Graduate

Career prospects

This Management & Leadership Degree is an applied course; it recognises the multidisciplinary approach that is needed in business management. This means you can apply this degree to any industry and into a number of positions, including but not restricted to Retail Manager, Project Management and Business Officers.

Where our graduates work

We focus on producing global graduates here at CU London, which means our graduates can go on to work in small and large companies around the world.

CU graduates from this subject area have gone to work in several industries, such as Recruitment, Finance and Retail, in companies such as The Immigration Service, Tesco and Transport for London.

Other CU graduates have also progress onto 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

Tutors were always on hand to help either face to face or online. I am very pleased with my degree and also have peace of mind that a degree from Coventry University has given me good employability prospects.

Zakaria Zarugh - CU Graduate
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.

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