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Global Business MBA 2018/19 entry

Course code:

LONT039

Study options:

1 year full-time
2 years part-time (UK/EU only)

Location:

Coventry University London

Starting:

January 2019
May 2019

Fees:
Faculty:

Coventry University London


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Coventry University London

+44 (0) 20 7247 3666


Overview

Develop the skills you need to join a new generation of strategic business leaders, learning to create, develop and sustainably grow organisations which operate in a global context.

Graduates of this course demonstrate advanced expertise in marketing, finance, global human-resource management, international business, international trade, project management, strategy and leadership. Learning is very much applied: you’ll get superb exposure to practical skills and the world of work, and you’ll graduate as a confident, career-ready individual with real employer appeal in any industry.

The course is available both full-time and part-time, and will suit anyone from recent graduates to those who have been working for some years. You could also achieve a joint award: passing 2 specific course modules makes you eligible for the CMI Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership.

Why Coventry University London?

We believe that there is no better place to learn about business than to study in the heart of one of the most successful business and financial centres in the world. Launched in 2010 and located in the City of London, we are minutes away from the Bank of England and the London Stock Exchange, and are surrounded by several blue chip companies.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Student experience

All the support you need, in a top student city

Heart of the City

Minutes from the Bank of England and Stock Exchange

Accreditation and Professional Recognition

This course is accredited and recognised by the following bodies.

Chartered Management Institute

What our students say...

With inspirational teaching, fantastic facilities and a lively welcoming atmosphere, you’ll find it easy to realise your ambition at Coventry University London

Navshan, Global Business MBA

Course information

This is an intensive, multi-disciplinary, internationalised course which is not specific to any particular industry. You’ll graduate with a holistic view of the organisation, so you’ll be adaptable when it comes to working across different management functions. You’ll be eligible to take up business management and leadership roles in virtually any sector around the world.

This MBA in Global Business could be your ticket to a high-flying career in business leadership within an international context. Besides deepening your existing awareness of the theory and practice of business, you’ll develop essential lifelong skills including critical thinking, problem-solving, decision-making, data analysis, effective communication, leadership, and change management. These will serve you in any business discipline and at every stage of your career.

This course takes a very practical approach to learning, so you’ll have significant exposure to business techniques and their application in industry. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to meet with, hear from and undertake projects for real employers; to undertake collaborative leadership projects; and to work effectively as part of a cross-cultural team. 

Course Specification
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Modules

Overview

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 advance your skills in critical thinking, problem-solving, decision-making, data analysis, effective communication, leadership and management.

Modules

  • Strategic Management*

    Enhance your ability to set business goals, structure and resource the organisation, and implement effective strategies.

  • Marketing in a Global Age*

    Enhance your skills in identifying, engaging with and responding to B2B and B2C audiences around the world.

  • Managerial Finance

    Learn to better interpret financial reports, balance risk & investment, and use financial data to inform strategic decision-making.

  • Leading in a Changing World

    Organisations that stand still don’t survive – but how do you decide on a direction, manage the change, and take people with you?

  • Project Management

    A key leadership skill is making sure that planned strategic activity happens on time, on budget, and on target. 

  • Corporate Social Responsibility

    Develop your understanding of the organisation’s place in the world and its relationship to people, society and the environment.

  • Managing International Trade

    Doing business overseas can take many forms: learn about FDI, export and multi-nationals, and all their governing frameworks.

     

  • Global HRM Strategies

    Organisation structure and people-management become even more complex when they cross borders and cultures. 

  • Optional Modules

    1 from the following:

    Business & Management Research Methods

    The best decisions are well-informed, so this module offers an essential toolkit for ensuring you have the information you need.

    Entrepreneurship: Creating a Business Opportunity

    Explore how opportunities can be identified and exploited, whether as a self-employed person or spinning out a new business. 

    1 from the following:

    Internship

    Undertake a work placement with an employer, using your experience and research to complete a written module assignment.

    Global Business Simulation

    Working as part of a senior management team, run your own virtual business using software which replicates the business world.

    Group Consulting Project

    Working together as a consulting team, develop a solution or approach to a real client’s business problem.

    Dissertation

    Take a more academic approach by researching a business topic of your choice, building on the global understanding of the issue.

    Individual Consulting Project

    Work individually as an external consultant to a real business and advise them on a specific project or issue.

    Entrepreneurship – Developing a Business Plan

    Identify, create and develop a unique business opportunity; write up a business plan based on research and a feasibility study.


In more detail...

  • You’ll study in the heart of London, one of the world’s leading business centres, with opportunities for internships in the Square Mile financial district
  • You’ll have the opportunity to obtain the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership*
  • There are many work-experience opportunities, including live projects for clients and our own student commercial enterprise
  • You’ll enjoy a truly multi-cultural experience, since you’ll be studying alongside students drawn from many countries around the world
  • Guest speakers will come in discuss their work and offer career advice; past speakers have come from places like Allianz Insurance
  • There are opportunities to travel to, and collaborate with, universities in other countries
  • You’ll be able to participate in a university-wide student-led mentoring programme, co-ordinated by academic staff
  • If you’re interested in starting your own business, you’ll get business start-up advice and support.

Your main study themes are:

  • Managing change – you’ll learn to identify and respond to constant economic, environmental, social and technological change, enabling you to help future-proof any organisation
  • Entrepreneurship –  a detailed understanding of entrepreneurship will always serve you, whether at any stage you set up your own businesses, spin a new business out of an organisation, or develop new ideas within an existing business
  • Internationalisation – you’ll learn how approaches to issues such as labour, ethics, sustainability and finance differ globally, equipping you to work overseas, or within a multi-national, or within an importing/exporting organisation
  • Collaboration – management and leadership cannot exist in isolation; the ability to work with other people, at every level, will be essential to your future professional progression. 

Applied learning is at the heart of this course, so you’ll have a hands-on, work-oriented experience throughout. This approach ensures the development of invaluable soft skills including confidence, communication, teamwork, presentation, and the collation and use of information.

Although you’ll spend time in lectures and in both tutor-led and student-led seminars, your learning will be enhanced by practical exercises, collaborations and real work experience. As part of your personal study time, you’ll interact and collaborate with your fellow students via Coventry University’s online learning platform.

Within the classroom you’ll experience realistic business simulations, group projects and case studies. You’ll also be able to enjoy our excellent programme of guest lectures, thanks to our wide network of prestigious alumni, leading academics and industry leaders.

Spanning the classroom and external locations are opportunities for consultancy projects with real business clients, as well as for collaboration on a project with students at one of our international partner universities (as part of an overseas visit and/or via electronic means of communication).

Beyond the classroom, there are opportunities for internship, work-based projects and work experience with any of a large network of employers, especially as part of the Internship and Consultancy modules. You could also learn more about global business by participating in local and international company visits.

You could choose to enhance your personal and professional skills by engaging in extra-curricular activities such as our Student Enterprise Business society, mentoring (or being mentored by) other students, and volunteering. You could apply for our High Flyers programme, which offers development for the most talented postgraduate students and which focuses on self-awareness, self-promotion and business awareness.

Teaching methods include: Lectures, seminars, workshops, case studies, debates, consultancy projects, simulations, business plans, online collaborations, internships.

All of your assessments on this MBA programme have been designed to be career-relevant. That is to say, they reflect the kind of work you would do in industry, and your assessors will take an employer’s-eye view of the way those tasks are performed, both in terms of content and delivery. This will help you to respond to the demands of future employers and to become increasingly self-aware in assessing your own leadership performance.

Every assessment will encourage you to be able to prove your subject knowledge while demonstrating your ability to write professional reports, structure logical arguments, analyse data, or make a compelling presentation. Your assessments will therefore consist of a mixture of seminar and workshop activities, debates, presentations, written assignments, and individual and group work.

On completion, you’ll be able to:

  • understand the impact of external forces such as legal, corporate governance and ethical frameworks; and economic, environmental, social and technological change
  • articulate strategies for the development of markets for resources, goods and services, and for measuring the expectations of customers
  • understand the production and marketing of goods and/or services in a range of international contexts, while optimising resource management and operational efficiency
  • discuss the sources, uses and management of finance, and understand the practices for managerial and financial reporting and their application to efficient cost management
  • manage and develop people within international organisations, taking into account organisational behaviour, industrial relations, human resource management, and change management
  • evaluate the uses and limitations of a range of research techniques for investigating complex global business issues
  • appraise relevant information systems and digital technologies, and their impact on internal and external communication, within a continuously developing knowledge-based economy
  • collaborate with and lead diverse teams to develop appropriate business policies strategies within a changing context, and to justify the benefits to meet stakeholder interests.

Every aspect of this course is internationalised, as you would expect from its title. To support this, and to enable you to put your learning into both global context and practice, there are opportunities for you to engage with employers and institutions in other countries.

For example, if you choose to do an internship or consultancy project with an employer, you could arrange it in another country. There may be overseas field trips where you might visit businesses, institutions or major events. You might also collaborate on a project with students at one of our international partner universities.

The fact that you will study as part of a diverse international cohort means you will have many opportunities to learn from, and gain vital experience in working effectively with, people from many different cultures.

What our students say...

Every day at Coventry University London is different, and presents an exciting new challenge. It’s the perfect combination of theory and the practical work that happens in real-life business.

Navshan, MBA Global Business

Entry Requirements

A good quality honours degree or equivalent. Applications from candidates with relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis. Work experience is desirable but not essential.

A good quality honours degree or equivalent. Applications from candidates with relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis. Work experience is desirable but not essential.

English as a Foreign Language: an IELTS of 6.5 overall is required for this course. Pre-Sessional English is available if required.

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

More detail

A good quality honours degree or equivalent. Applications from candidates with relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis. Work experience is desirable but not essential.

English as a Foreign Language: an IELTS of 6.5 overall is required for this course. Pre-Sessional English is available if required.

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

More detail

What our students say...

With inspirational teaching, fantastic facilities and a lively welcoming atmosphere, you’ll find it easy to realise your ambition at Coventry University London

Navshan, Global Business MBA

Starts

Fee


January 2019

£16,184 (per year)


May 2019

£16,184 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly exceptional candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


January 2019

£16,184 (per year)


May 2019

£16,184 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly exceptional candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


January 2019

£16,184 (per year)


May 2019

£16,184 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly exceptional candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional achievement and academic excellence.

What our students say...

With inspirational teaching, fantastic facilities and a lively welcoming atmosphere, you’ll find it easy to realise your ambition at Coventry University London

Navshan, Global Business MBA

Career prospects

The way you decide to use your MBA may depend on why you decided to study for it. You may have been studying part-time, having remained employed and needing this qualification to be able to progress with your current employer. You might want a complete change of career direction, or you may have embarked on the course immediately after your undergraduate studies. Whatever your reason, you’ll be well-equipped – and impressively qualified – to pursue the business career of your choice, regardless of industry or sector.

You will have expertise in strategy, marketing, leadership, finance, global human resource management, international business, internal trade, and project management – all within an international context. In terms of invaluable ‘soft’ skills, you’ll possess well-developed powers of analysis, clear perspectives on strategy and strategic thinking, and highly effective communication and research skills. These are all in demand from employers in private, public, and third-sector organisations around the world. 

Where our graduates work

The wide-ranging content of this MBA offers considerable flexibility, whether you decide to specialise in any one of a range of management disciplines or take an overview of them all.

You might choose to work in industry or the service sector – particularly the increasingly important knowledge economy. You might decide to go into consultancy, whether joining a leading global firm or a more ‘niche’ business specialising in a particular sector, management function or country.

Your MBA from Coventry University London offers a superb opportunity to develop a successful career which could lead to executive, board-level or partnership opportunities. Some of our students have successfully set up their own businesses, supported by our entrepreneurship modules and enterprise team.

What our students say...

My internship, at a premier car showroom on Park Lane, developed my organisational skills and taught me to work under pressure with customers from a range of cultural backgrounds.

Burak Dirlik, graduate