Global Business MBA

 

Course Code

LONT080

Location

Coventry University London (City of London)

 

Study mode

Full-time
Part-time

Duration

1 year full-time
2 years part-time

Start date

January 2023
May 2023


Course overview

Study level: Postgraduate

Prepare for a successful high-flying career in business leadership and management roles within an international context.

Responding to global market trends, the digital economy and constant change, our MBA Global Business course addresses the needs of a new generation of business leaders by exploring the creation, development and sustainable growth of businesses globally.

  • Tailor your studies to your future career ambitions by exploring a range of subject areas at the level of start-ups, Small–to-Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and sector leading organisations.
  • Develop an analytical understanding of global business in the context of an increasingly changing environment, through the critical analysis and evaluation of new concepts and managerial practices in addressing diverse macro and micro business environments.
  • Apply the acquired personal and professional skills to real business situations, evaluate the results and develop innovative solutions.
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Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

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Teaching excellence

Taught by lecturers who are experts in their field

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Employability

Career ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Why you should study this course

CMI accreditation

Study on a course with professional accreditation1 from one of the UK’s leading professional management bodies - the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).Take the opportunity to obtain the CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership (subject to the successful completion of specific modules).

Real-world experience

Throughout the course, real world business experience2 is gained through applied learning, enhanced by realistic business simulations, internships, internal and external projects2. The course has been carefully designed to reflect business systems, standards and practices around the world. It draws upon international case studies and promotes cross-cultural fluency among students in the UK and on international collaborations2.

Industry insight

This is a comprehensive, career-building course which has been developed in consultation with industry, so the curriculum aims to teach what employers are looking for in graduates. You’ll be taught by helpful, supportive and highly qualified academics with extensive international career experience in global business across a range of disciplines. They will apply their experience to illustrate your learning, and they may use their extensive network of contacts to create networking opportunities for students. Please note that staff are subject to change.

London location

Where better to study for an MBA in Global Business than in the heart of the Square Mile, London’s financial district. Some of the world’s longest-established, most well-respected financial and business institutions will be right on your doorstep, offering opportunities for tours, visits, industry guest lectures and work experience2.

Prepare for your future

You may have opportunities to network with employers and to build your CV. Should you wish to start your own business, we offer business start-up advice and support through our Enterprise Hub. MBA students also have the opportunity to take an optional Entrepreneurship module, and take part in our Professional Development Programme, developed in collaboration with corporate learning and development specialists to help you develop key industry competencies.

Accreditation and Professional Recognition

This course is accredited and recognised by the following bodies.

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Chartered Management Institute

This course has been accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) . Students who successfully pass the CMI Mapped Modules offered in this course on their way to achieving the full Coventry University qualification will be eligible for a CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership award.


Immerse yourself in Coventry University London’s global community and emerge as a talented, career-ready graduate with an international outlook.

I would recommend Coventry University London over and over again! The relationship I have with my lecturers is amazing; they’re really warm and make everyone feel comfortable. They also share their professional lives with us and it’s good to learn from people who have industry experience.

Emmanuel Ogedengbe, MBA Global Business student, quoted in 2021
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What you'll study

You’ll study 8 mandatory modules and your choice of 8 optional modules, including a special project in your final term. You can tailor your studies to your future career ambitions by exploring these subjects from the perspective of a start-up, an SME or a large sector-leading enterprise. Whatever you choose, you’ll aim to advance your skills in critical thinking, problem-solving, decision-making, data analysis, effective communication, leadership and management. All modules are mandatory, unless stated otherwise.

Modules

  • This module is about leadership as a living practice through the mastery of leading self and others in the context of organisational cultures and a complex global environment. In this module you will explore different leadership styles, their power and influence and the emotional intelligence required to lead yourself and high functioning teams.

    Compulsory

  • This module aims to deepen your understanding of global marketing and its role within business, and help you understand how to meet the needs of a range of stakeholders.

    Compulsory

  • The aim of this module is to support you in developing the required competence that will enable you to develop viable and sustainable strategies that will support organisations in achieving their set goals, actualise their vision and fulfil their mission amidst current and future global challenges that impact on business performance.

    Compulsory

  • The overall aim of this module is to explore key accounting and finance practices and the associated decision making tools within organisations. It will cover the nature of accounting, finance tools within a variety of business environments, and consider appropriate management techniques to help identify strategic options.

    Compulsory

  • This module is about leadership as a living practice through the mastery of strategic and ethical leadership. Its key focus is aligning effective and ethical leadership with organisational change. In this module, you will examine the leadership themes of ethics, authenticity, adaptability, change, complexity, and diversity in an action-based and reflective learning environment.

    Compulsory

  • This module will cover fundamental theories and concepts in entrepreneurship and innovation, and you will be encouraged to evaluate them in relation to other operational and strategic aspects of the firm. This includes marketing, finances and leadership.

    Compulsory

  • The aims of the Strategic Project Management module are to enable you to gain an advanced understanding of the complexities involved in successfully managing projects in different business contexts including technical and managerial challenges faced by project leaders/managers and their teams. Outcomes are effectively assessed through both the performance of the projects and quality of assignments.

    Compulsory

  • The module will identify and explain factors that influence behaviour within and around organisations as well as the multifaceted social processes that are imperative to organisational and working life. The aim of the module is to increase your agentic power in the world of work.

    Compulsory

  • This is a compulsory module, delivered in the final semester and assessed within the output from your final semester research project. The aims of the module are to equip you with the skills to be able to sensitively and critically design, carry out, report, read, and evaluate the quality of qualitative and quantitative research projects.

    Compulsory

  • Choose one from the following:

    Internship Consultancy Project - 60 credits

    The internship consulting project2 offers students a unique opportunity for practical, meaningful and hands-on work experience, to learn how to work collaboratively with others and obtain a better perspective of careers within their chosen field. The aim of this module is to develop work-related knowledge, skills and capabilities necessary to pursue further career related opportunities related to your chosen areas of interest. The internship consulting project should allow you to put into practice, in a professional environment, the skills and knowledge gained throughout your MBA.

    Entrepreneurship Business Plan - 60 credits

    Through this module, you will practice analysing opportunity, validating strategies, assessing resourcing, and measuring performance whilst learning how to compile a comprehensive and classical business plan, via a written document, and a pitch, all to a level of academic and of commercial mastery. Working independently, you are supported by a supervisor able to answer practical and academic problems of compiling a business plan, and develop the softer skills of questioning, pitching argument, and problem solving demanded in a commercial environment.

    Dissertation - 60 credits

    The dissertation module provides you with the opportunity to consolidate your learning by conducting a comprehensive study of a chosen research topic. You will be responsible for framing a research problem guided by existing knowledge in the academic literature or an identified organisational issue discussed and agreed with the academic supervisor. The aim is for you to independently research a subject area by applying appropriate research strategies supported by a critical appreciation of appropriate research designs.

    Compulsory

Coventry University London gives you the opportunity to find out who you are, and as a business manager. Coventry University London gave us many real cases, and has good teachers with working experience. The internship was a true business experience for me. I told Coventry University London where I wanted to do my internship and they supported me in gaining this internship at Crystal Palace F.C. What I personally like about Coventry University London, is the practical assignments we got, which in my opinion are still relevant for me in doing my job.

Robert Steenks, MBA Global Business graduate, quoted in 2021
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How you'll learn

What you’ll learn on this MBA course is a true reflection of what’s current in industry, and will help to deliver the skills employers are looking for. That’s because we work hard to build strong relationships with professional associations and also with employers, especially when it comes to designing the content of the course.

  • Teaching methods may include lectures, seminars, textbooks, workshops, debates, case studies, consultancy projects, and online collaborations.
  • Learn from your peers and expert academics and engage with your learning on your terms. Our experienced and passionate team of tutors and lecturers will use a wide range of teaching methods, simulation learning environments and innovative learning technologies to support your learning and development.
  • Develop your critical-thinking and decision-making skills. Besides time spent in lectures and seminars, you’ll tackle practical exercises and collaborations, and could do real work experience2. You’ll be challenged by realistic business simulations, group projects and case studies. Beyond the classroom, you’ll be encouraged to go out and explore the learning opportunities which London offers.
  • Our wide network of prestigious alumni, leading academics and industry leaders means you’ll also be able to enjoy a fascinating programme of guest lectures. Your tutors may also organise visits to businesses, trade shows and/or conferences2.
  • Develop a wide range of invaluable soft skills which are transferable between industries, such as confidence, communication, teamwork, presentation, and the collation and use of information.
  • Take part in extra-curricular activities such as our Student Enterprise Business society, student mentoring programmes and you could apply to take part in volunteering opportunities to develop your personal and professional skills. You could also take part in our High Flyers programme, to help you develop the personal and professional skills necessary to thrive in a rapidly changing world, through a suite of extra-curricular, non-course specific workshops2.

This course can be offered on a part-time basis. Whilst we would like to give you all the information about our part-time offering here, it is tailored for each course each year depending on the number of part-time applicants. Therefore, the part-time teaching arrangements vary. Please contact registry.london@coventry.ac.uk for more information about studying this course part-time.


Teaching contact hours

The number of full-time contact hours may vary from semester to semester, however, on average, there is around 12 hours of contact time associated with each module.

The contact hours may be made up of a combination of face-to-face teaching, individual and group tutorials, and online classes and tutorials.

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.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are prepared for courses due to start in or after the 2022/2023 academic year to be delivered in a variety of forms. The form of delivery will be determined in accordance with Government and Public Health guidance. Whether on campus or online, our key priority is staff and student safety.


Assessment

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which could vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods may include written coursework, reports, tests, and presentations as part of individual assignments or group work elements.

The Coventry University assessment strategy aims to ensure that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes.


Job ready

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Critically evaluate the impact of contextual forces on organisations.
  • Systematically assess social and ethically responsible leadership to achieve business outcomes in a sustainable manner.
  • Evaluate the policies, concepts and processes in the production and marketing of goods and services in international business contexts.
  • Critically appraise finance and management accounting principles, and systematically review their relevance to business decision-making.
  • Assess theories and practices in the management and development of people within international organisations including formulating a critical assessment of one’s own ongoing professional development.
  • Methodically review the uses and limitations of a range of research techniques relevant for a chosen business discipline and apply relevant analytical skills to complex global business issues.
  • Appraise the management and application of relevant information systems by stakeholders, and its impact on internal and external communication.
  • Collaborate with and lead diverse teams; innovatively develop appropriate business policies and organisational strategies.

International experience opportunities

As the title suggests, every aspect of this course is internationalised. To support this, and to enable you to put your learning into both global context and practice, opportunities exist to engage with employers and institutions in other countries. For example, if you choose to do an internship consultancy project, you could arrange to undertake it abroad2. Opportunities also include: international field trips (visiting businesses, universities or events); collaboration on projects with students at our international participating universities2. Our typically diverse cohort may mean that you will get the opportunity to learn from, and gain vital experience in working effectively with, people from different cultures.

Coventry University Group aims to give you the global opportunities needed to become a truly global graduate, enhancing your employability on a global scale. Choose from language classes, studying or working abroad, international field trips, summer schools, leadership development or work experience2. Opportunities such as these have enabled previous students to obtain higher starting salaries and develop the global skills employers require and achieve better career progression.

Studying our MBA degree at Coventry University London encourages you to get out of your comfort zone. You'll explore the latest Global Business trends, apply contemporary management tools and techniques, and challenge yourself to improve your business, teams, and collaboration.

Dr Gratien David Pillai, MBA Global Business Course Director, quoted in 2022
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Entry requirements

An honours undergraduate degree (minimum 2:2) in a relevant academic discipline, preferably in business related subject area

Applicants with a degree in another discipline may be admitted after consideration on a case-by-case basis. In addition, applications are encouraged from those with a lower-level qualification and/or appropriate experience or, exceptionally, substantial related work experience (2 years+) alone, may be acceptable; other qualifications or experience which demonstrate that an applicant possesses appropriate knowledge and skills at Honours Degree standard may also be acceptable.

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

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Select your region to find detailed information about entry requirements:


You can view our full list of country specific entry requirements on our Entry requirements page.

If you do not have the typical entry requirements, you may want to consider studying this course with the International Pathways Programme. Upon successful completion our International Pre-Master's - Business will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to progress onto this postgraduate degree.

Alternatively, visit our International hub for further advice and guidance on finding in-country agents and representatives, joining our in-country events and how to apply.

An honours undergraduate degree (minimum 2:2) in a relevant academic discipline, preferably in business related subject area

Applicants with a degree in another discipline may be admitted after consideration on a case-by-case basis. In addition, applications are encouraged from those with a lower-level qualification and/or appropriate experience or, exceptionally, substantial related work experience (2 years+) alone, may be acceptable; other qualifications or experience which demonstrate that an applicant possesses appropriate knowledge and skills at Honours Degree standard may also be acceptable.

English language requirements

  • IELTS 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5.

If you don't meet the English language requirements, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course.

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Fees and funding

2022/23 Tuition fees

Student Full time Part time
UK £20,500 Not available
International £20,500 per year Not available

The following are additional costs not included in the fees:

  • Any optional overseas field trips or visits: £400+ per trip
  • Any costs associated with securing, attending or completing a placement (whether in the UK or abroad)

For advice and guidance on tuition fees3 and student loans visit our Postgraduate Finance page.

We offer a range of International scholarships to students all over the world. For more information, visit our International Scholarships page.


Facilities

Our Global Business MBA students have access to a wide range of facilities4to help you prepare for a successful career in business leadership and management roles.

Take a virtual tour of our campus to explore all of the facilities available to you.

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Enterprise Hub

Our Enterprise Hub supports student entrepreneurs by providing extensive industry knowledge and guidance to help develop ideas into viable ventures. It is a dedicated space for enterprising students and professionals to solve problems, network professionally and collaborate on projects.

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The Talent Team

Need employability support? Our dedicated Talent Team are on hand to help. They can assist you in applying for work placements, graduate level jobs and offer skills development workshops. They also organise networking events to introduce you to potential employers and industry contacts.

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Professional Development

MBA students have the opportunity to take part in our Professional Development Programme, developed in collaboration with corporate learning and development specialists to help you develop key industry competencies. You will be assigned a professional coach as part of the programme.


Careers and opportunities

On successful completion of this course, you will have clear perspectives on leadership, management, entrepreneurship and innovation, and will be equipped with strategic thinking and effective communication, research and analytical skills. These are the skills which are increasingly sought after global employers. Through our multi-discipline approach, the MBA Global Business aims to prepare you for a wide range of leadership and management roles, enabling a choice of career independent of industry or sector, wherever you want to work in the world.

As part of the journey of professional and role development, students are encouraged to continue on their academic journey through access to a range of higher degrees, including PhD and other taught doctorates.

Where our graduates work

Previous graduates have gone on to work at Lloyds Bank, Amazon, Google, HSBC Bank, Reddy’s Laboratories, Accenture, Deloitte, KPMG, United Nations, Accor

The Global Business MBA has been the key to achieving my goals at this juncture in my career. The course has not only enhanced my understanding of the functional aspects of management, but I am now well-versed in various business functions, including information systems, finance, operations, sales, marketing and human resources. This has helped me to streamline the various processes in our business and expand the business into new markets, but the most important thing is that the course instilled in me the confidence needed for strategic decision-making.

Priyan Parab, MBA Global Business graduate (now Business Development Manager at a broadcasting company in India), quoted in 2021
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How to apply

  • 1Accreditations

    The majority of our courses have been formally recognised by professional bodies, which means the courses have been reviewed and tested to ensure they reach a set standard. In some instances, studying on an accredited course can give you additional benefits such as exemptions from professional exams (subject to availability, fees may apply). Accreditations, partnerships, exemptions and memberships shall be renewed in accordance with the relevant bodies’ standard review process and subject to the university maintaining the same high standards of course delivery.

    2UK and international opportunities

    Please note that we are unable to guarantee any UK or International opportunities (whether required or optional) such as internships, work experience, field trips, conferences, placements or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities may be subject to additional costs (which could include, but is not limited to, equipment, materials, bench fees, studio or facilities hire, travel, accommodation and visas), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable travel COVID and visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the visa requirements, please contact the International Office.

    3Tuition fees

    The University will charge the tuition fees that are stated in the above table for the first Academic Year of study. The University will review tuition fees each year. For Home 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.

    For International Students, we may increase fees each year but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation. If you defer your course start date or have to extend your studies beyond the normal duration of the course (e.g. to repeat a year or resit examinations) the University reserves the right to charge you fees at a higher rate and/or in accordance with any legislative changes during the additional period of study.

    4Facilities

    Facilities are subject to availability. Due to the ongoing restrictions relating to COVID-19, some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) may vary from those advertised and may have reduced availability or restrictions on their use.

    Student Contract

    By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the university. A copy of the 2022/23 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.

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