Management MSc

 

Course Code

LONT073, LONT074 (with prof. practice)

Location

Coventry University London (City of London)

 

Study mode

Full-time
Part-time

Duration

1 year full-time
18 months Extended Professional Practice
2 years part-time (UK only)

Start date

September 2022
January 2023


Course overview

Study level: Postgraduate

Gain a broad, analytical and integrated understanding of business and international management, giving you the chance to learn the solid academic and practical foundations needed to thrive in your management career.

This course has been designed to meet the needs of business and industry, offering unique insights into contemporary issues in the global economy through varied modules that cover the most relevant and current issues relating to management.

  • Develop a holistic understanding of contemporary management issues in an ever-changing business environment and apply the knowledge to real-life management situations.
  • Gain analytical and practical tools to analyse complex strategic and operational management issues within a global context.
  • Experience action-based practical activities including providing consultancy services to clients, SMEs and social ventures in live projects across different modules.
  • Apply to study our Management MSc with Extended Professional Practice route, an 18-month option aimed at individuals who are looking to attain a deeper understanding of business in a very practical way. (See Modules section for further information)
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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 accreditation1
    Gain a professionally recognised Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice, subject to the successful completion of the CMI mapped module.
  • London location
    Where better to study management than in the City of London, one of the most important, fast-paced and exciting business centres in the world.
  • Industry insight2
    Career relevant teaching and learning maximises your exposure to the business world through live projects, employer workshops and periods of work experience. You’ll have the opportunity to gain access to a number of well-established partnerships with a range of industries, consultancies and companies, with regular guest lectures from leading experts.
  • Prepare for your future
    You have the opportunity to apply for our Management MSc course with Extended Professional Practice. This is an 18-month option aimed at individuals who are looking to attain a deeper understanding of business in a very practical way. You are expected to spend twenty-two weeks at one (or more) work setting(s) and will have the opportunity to apply theory to practice. Find out more about our Extended Professional Practice study option.
  • Contemporary course content
    We utilise innovative blended teaching methods and advanced learning technologies to support your learning. The course curriculum reflects the latest developments in management theory and practice and prepares you for a wide range of careers in management.

Accreditation & Professional Recognition

This course is accredited and recognised by the following bodies:

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Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

As part of this course, you will undertake a professional development module which is currently accredited by the Chartered Management Institute for the 2022-23 intake.

Upon successful completion of this module, you will gain the CMI Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice at no additional cost.

Coventry University’s accreditation with CMI is currently ongoing for the relevant modules and is regularly reviewed and monitored by the CMI through their quality systems.


The academics are extremely qualified, and each one assists us in learning, understanding, and growing. They assist us in teaching the topic by offering in-depth analysis of current management trends on a day-to-day basis. They are always available to answer inquiries and are glad to do so. Their enthusiasm in class is contagious, motivating students to plan and do well on assessments.

Sabari Sulochanan Nair Madhuri, MSc Management student, quoted in 2021
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What you'll study

The course equips students with the necessary tools, techniques, and concepts to understand how business is conducted and the various challenges facing managers from an operational and strategic perspective. This course focuses on leadership skills and personal development and helps students develop great interpersonal skills, be a quick problem solver and learn how to apply managerial theory to the real world of business. It enables students to develop the necessary skills to view, understand and think about organisations in different ways, giving insights into how organisations operate in a globalised world.

Modules

  • This module aids you in understanding the classic components of a strategy and international business. This module lays a solid foundation for all the other modules within the course.

    Compulsory

  • You will be invited to examine the basic principles of strategic marketing management: you will be provided with a critical understanding of various models of the strategic management process and the analysis of environmental and resource variables.

    Compulsory

  • The overall aims of this module is to help you to understand the scope and nature of finance with respect to the financial management function. The module covers working capital management, common techniques and tools of measuring financial performance, financial projections based on a firm’s historical performance, sources of finance and investment appraisal methods used in decision making.

    Compulsory

  • This module aims to introduce you to the potential problems and opportunities relating to the effective management and leadership of organisations. The principal elements of the module are (1) organisational behaviours and (2) structures and processes which are intended to give the student a thorough grounding in managing and leading in an organisational context.

    Compulsory

  • The principal aim of this module is to assimilate emergent/nascent HR strategies and practices impacting contemporary workplaces and to critically evaluate their applications in international organisations. It aims at providing you with a comprehensive knowledge of the principles, practices and processes of human resource management (HRM) within contemporary organisations.

    Compulsory

  • Innovation and entrepreneurship play crucial roles not only in society, but also for individual success and growth. This module is designed to create a shared and critical assessment of the knowledge, skills and attitudes that make up what it means to be entrepreneurial and innovative – discovering and acting upon opportunities and ideas, and transforming them into social, cultural, or financial value.

    Compulsory

  • This module aims to develop a critical awareness of sustainability and social responsibility theories, and sustainable business models. You will be encouraged to critically evaluate the significance of sustainability and social responsibility and apply them with discernment in an organisational context as well as develop critical knowledge and practical skills to identify and navigate ethical issues in today’s corporations.

    Compulsory

  • The aim of this module is to engage you in a critical appraisal of the research process from problem definition to the construction of a fully justified research proposal for a business and management project.

    Compulsory

  • This module aims to provide you with a framework of knowledge and understanding of how to manage change using creativity and innovation whatever the Master’s degree of specialisation you elect to follow, in different types of organisational scenarios.

    You will critically assess strategies for change and change management, and explore the leadership skills required to lead such successfully. You will explore for example, the complexity of innovative strategic plans, implementation plans and how to apply analytical techniques, theories, models and creative problem solving to manage change with confidence.

    Compulsory

  • Choose from one of the following:

    Internship Project2 - 50 credits

    The internship module offers you a unique opportunity for practical, meaningful and hands-on work experience. It is designed to foster the development of entrepreneurial competences such as the ability to work in teams, the ability to demonstrate initiative and original thought, in addition to self-discipline in starting and completing tasks to a given deadline. On the module, you will be supported by an academic supervisor (a member of the academic team) who will guide you through the process.

    Dissertation - 50 credits

    The dissertation module provides you with the opportunity to consolidate your learning by conducting a comprehensive study of a chosen research topic. The module is structured around taught Research Methods classes aimed to build your knowledge of the research process in order to work independently on your research project. On the module, you will be supported by an academic supervisor (a member of the academic team) who will guide you through the process.

    Compulsory

  • This pathway includes the option to study for the MSc with Extended Professional Practice (EPP), with an extended period of internship2. This is an 18-month option and is aimed at individuals who are looking to attain a deeper understanding of business in a very practical way. You are expected to spend twenty-two weeks at one (or more) host employer or campus-based setting(s) and will have the opportunity to apply theory to practice. Find out more about our Extended Professional Practice study option

    Optional

  • Strategy and International Business - 15 credits

    This module aids you in understanding the classic components of a strategy and international business. This module lays a solid foundation for all the other modules within the course.

    Strategic Marketing Practice -15 credits

    You will be invited to examine the basic principles of strategic marketing management: you will be provided with a critical understanding of various models of the strategic management process and the analysis of environmental and resource variables.

    Financial Decision Making - 15 credits

    The overall aims of this module is to help you to understand the scope and nature of finance with respect to the financial management function. The module covers working capital management, common techniques and tools of measuring financial performance, financial projections based on a firm’s historical performance, sources of finance and investment appraisal methods used in decision making.

    Leading and Managing People - 15 credits

    This module aims to introduce you to the potential problems and opportunities relating to the effective management and leadership of organisations. The principal elements of the module are (1) organisational behaviours and (2) structures and processes which are intended to give the student a thorough grounding in managing and leading in an organisational context.

    Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Management - 15 credits

    The principal aim of this module is to assimilate emergent/nascent HR strategies and practices impacting contemporary workplaces and to critically evaluate their applications in international organisations. It aims at providing you with a comprehensive knowledge of the principles, practices and processes of human resource management (HRM) within contemporary organisations.

    Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship - 15 credits

    Innovation and entrepreneurship play crucial roles not only in society, but also for individual success and growth. This module is designed to create a shared and critical assessment of the knowledge, skills and attitudes that make up what it means to be entrepreneurial and innovative – discovering and acting upon opportunities and ideas, and transforming them into social, cultural, or financial value.

    Sustainability and Social Responsibility - 15 credits

    This module aims to develop a critical awareness of sustainability and social responsibility theories, and sustainable business models. You will be encouraged to critically evaluate the significance of sustainability and social responsibility and apply them with discernment in an organisational context as well as develop critical knowledge and practical skills to identify and navigate ethical issues in today’s corporations.

    Research Methods - 15 credits

    The aim of this module is to engage you in a critical appraisal of the research process from problem definition to the construction of a fully justified research proposal for a business and management project.

    CMI Professional Development: Leading Strategic Change through Creativity and Innovation  - 10 credits

    This module aims to provide you with a framework of knowledge and understanding of how to manage change using creativity and innovation whatever the Master’s degree of specialisation you elect to follow, in different types of organisational scenarios. You will critically assess strategies for change and change management, and explore the leadership skills required to lead such successfully. You will explore for example, the complexity of innovative strategic plans, implementation plans and how to apply analytical techniques, theories, models and creative problem solving to manage change with confidence.

    Postgraduate Professional Practice 1 - 0 credits

    This non-credit bearing module, together with Extended Professional Practice 2 will provide students on Extended Professional Practice MSc courses with a professional experience. This will take the form of either an internship with a host organisation2, or a campus-based professional experience. This experience will support the development of your personal and professional skills, such as communication, team-working, self-management, project management and critical reflection to enhance their future employability. You will be expected to augment your previous learning and experiences in order to develop your knowledge and skills of professional practice in your chosen subject area. This module will also provide you with the necessary experience and focus on completing the project report for Extended Professional Practice Project.

    Postgraduate Professional Practice 2 - 0 credits

    This non-credit bearing module is a continuation of Extended Professional Practice 1, providing students on an Extended Professional Practice MSc courses with a substantive professional experience. This will take the form of either a continuation of the internship with a host organisation2, or the campus-based professional experience. This module aims to provide you with further professional experiences, building on knowledge and skills, previously gained, consolidating and refining your personal and professional skills, theory and practice and further enhance your future employability. You will be expected to augment your previous learning and experiences in order to develop additional knowledge and skills of professional practice in your chosen subject area. As with the Extended Professional Practice 1, this module will also provide you with the necessary experience and focus on completing the project report for Extended Professional Practice Project.

    Postgraduate Professional Practice Project - 50 credits

    This module aims to integrate theory and practice either through undertaking an Extended Professional Practice or campus-based project in an area relevant to the subject being studied. This will have involved you working on an organisational issue either within a host organisation2 or on campus addressing a project brief, as part of the Extended Professional Practice modules 1 and 2.

    Optional


How you'll learn

The course adopts innovative teaching methods and advanced learning technologies to support your learning. You’ll have the opportunity to learn traditional and innovative management tools and techniques and how to apply them to real-life projects. 

  • Alongside timetabled learning, you will be able to benefit from access to a range of other career-building activities which could include live projects, employer workshops, trips to meet major brand-name companies, guest lectures, and other networking opportunities2.
  • Take part in extra-curricular activities such as our Student Enterprise Business society, student mentoring programmes and volunteering opportunities to develop your personal and professional skills2.
  • 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 curricula, non-course specific workshops.   

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.  

The number of full-time contact hours may vary from semester to semester, however, on average, it is likely to be around 10 contact hours per week. The contact hours may be made up of a combination of face-to-face teaching, individual and group tutorials, and online classes and tutorials.

Additionally, you will be expected to undertake significant self-directed study of approximately 20 hours each week, depending on the demands of individual modules.

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 will vary depending upon the module.

Assessment methods include:

  • Portfolio
  • Coursework
  • Essays
  • Project work
  • Group work
  • Presentations
  • Proposals

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


International experience opportunities

This course takes a global perspective, so you will have the chance to consider projects and organisations from an internationalised viewpoint. Your lecturers and fellow students may be from other countries, offering the potential opportunity for diverse contributions to your understanding of global business issues.

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.

I wanted to step up the career ladder and this course is helping me do so by enriching my knowledge of the subjects. As lecturers give examples from the real business world, I understand the concepts in a better way. Moreover, lecturers also guide students about their career choices and assist in learning and development.

Mehvish Rehman, MSc Management student, quoted in 2021
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Entry requirements

An honours undergraduate degree (minimum 2:2) in a business-related subject, or equivalent in a relevant subject.

Applications from candidates with demonstrable and appropriate work experience in business or the public sector together and relevant professional qualifications will be considered on an individual basis. Careful monitoring of applications to ensure that applicants are suited to the course takes place. Where necessary, applicants are interviewed (remotely if applicable), especially those who do not appear to meet standard admissions criteria and those applying to the MSc Management with Extended Professional Practice. Where deemed appropriate, a written exercise is administered to establish suitability.

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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 business-related subject, or equivalent in a relevant subject.

Applications from candidates with demonstrable and appropriate work experience in business or the public sector together and relevant professional qualifications will be considered on an individual basis. Careful monitoring of applications to ensure that applicants are suited to the course takes place. Where necessary, applicants are interviewed (remotely if applicable), especially those who do not appear to meet standard admissions criteria and those applying to the MSc Management with Extended Professional Practice. Where deemed appropriate, a written exercise is administered to establish suitability.

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. 

For more information on our approved English language tests visit our English language requirements page.

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Fees and funding

2022/23 Tuition fees

Student Full time Part time
UK £14,550 | £19,350 (Extended Professional Practice) per year Not available
International £18,250 | £19,350 (with prof. experience) per year Not available

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 Management MSc students have access to a wide range of facilities4 to help you prepare for a career in management or leadership.

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

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Mac suite

We have a fully equipped Mac suite for digital and creative work. Here you’ll learn how to use the latest industry standard software such as Oribi, Mix Panel and Google Analytics, which will enable you to learn how to plan, design and analyse marketing campaigns.

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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 aim to organise networking events to introduce you to potential employers and industry contacts.


Careers and opportunities

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

  • Formulate a systematic understanding and application of relevant knowledge about organisations and the complexities of the external environments that affect organisations at different levels in terms of their strategies, behaviours, management, and sustainability.
  • Critically assess organisational strategies and practices in relation to the development of diverse global markets and the expectations of key stakeholders and make judgements about service and orientations from the perspective of a manager.
  • Critically appraise the financing of the business enterprise or other forms of organisations by examining the sources, uses and the management of financial information for managerial and financial reporting, and their applications for the efficient management of the organisation.
  • Foster a critical awareness of current trends and issues in business and management and a critical appreciation of relevant theoretical, methodological and technical source material from various business disciplines.
  • Apply relevant knowledge systematically and creatively to a range of complex situations, synthesise data and information in innovative ways and undertake substantial research on a topic relevant to the context and content of international business management.
  • Critically evaluate the perspectives on sustainability and corporate social responsibility in relation to work practice, managing the implication of ethical dilemmas and work proactively with others to formulate solutions.
  • Appraise and articulate the development, management and exploitation of relevant information systems and technologies and their impact on communication and operation in organisations within an international knowledge-based economy.
  • Develop advanced skills and competencies in self-awareness, independent learning, resilience and personal effectiveness in a variety of team roles and take leadership roles through personal learning and continuous professional development.
  • Critically evaluate the principles of developing and proposing strategy for leading strategic change.

This course will help you develop the skills and competencies that you need to progress successfully into international management and related positions. A practical focus on employability throughout the duration of the course means that you will emerge from this course with well-developed powers of analysis, clear perspectives on strategy and strategic thinking, highly effective organisation and communication skills, leadership, project and people managing skills as well as research skills, all of which are in-demand by employers in private, public, and third sector organisations around the world.

Graduates can have a wide range of choices in their career aspects, including consultancy as a functional specialist, general management in the private and public sectors or business start-up owner. Examples of career routes may also include:

  • International Manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Business Analyst
  • Management Consultant
  • Project Manager

Where our graduates work

The success of our course is reflected in the career destinations of our graduates. Hugely respected by global employers, the MSc Management provide the perfect learning experience with access to world-class academics and programmes that are underpinned by real world insights. Our recent graduates are working in 32 countries, including: Bahrain, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Turkey, India and Brazil.

Our graduates have gone on to work at:

  • Amazon
  • Bank Of China
  • Colgate-Palmolive
  • Deloitte
  • KPMG
  • Procter & Gamble
  • PwC
  • Patch
  • Louis Vuitton
  • Octopus Energy

Further study

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.

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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. The 2022/23 Contract is currently being updated so please revisit this page before submitting your application. 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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