Global Business MBA 2021/22 entry

Course code:

LONT039

Study options:

1 year full-time

 

Location:

Coventry University London

Starting:

September 2021
January 2022
May 2022

Fees:
Faculty:

Coventry University London


Get in touch

Coventry University London

+44 (0) 20 7247 3666


ukadmissions@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

LONT039

Study options:

1 year full-time

 

Location:

Coventry University London

Starting:

September 2021
January 2022
May 2022

Fees:
Faculty:

Coventry University London


Get in touch

Coventry University London

+44 (0) 20 7247 3666


ukadmissions@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

LONT039

Study options:

1 year full-time

 

Location:

Coventry University London

Starting:

September 2021
January 2022
May 2022

Fees:
Faculty:

Coventry University London


Get in touch

Coventry University London

+44 (0) 20 7247 3666


ukadmissions@coventry.ac.uk

Overview

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

Graduates of this course demonstrate advanced expertise in marketing, finance, 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 aligned course modules can make you eligible for the CMI Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership (subject to registration and additional fees).

In addition to gaining academic skills and knowledge, MBA students have the opportunity to undertake a professional development programme designed to develop career plans, improve professional skills, and increase employability.

You could also achieve a joint award: passing 2 aligned course modules can make you eligible for the CMI Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership (subject to registration and additional fees).

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.

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.

COVID-19

The University may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via emerging online technologies and methods across all courses. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are prepared for courses due to start in or after the 2020/2021 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.

Due to the ongoing restrictions relating to Covid-19, some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) and some non-academic offerings (particularly in relation to international experiences), may vary from those advertised and may have reduced availability or restrictions on their use.

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

Chartered Management Institute

This course is accredited by CMI for the 2021/22 intake.

Students who pass 4 specific modules (Mandatory: Leading in a Changing World and three of the following: Marketing in a Global Age, Strategic Management, Managerial Finance, Global HRM) can be awarded the CMI Level 7 Diploma, providing they register as a CMI member and pay the membership fees. With over 100,000 members, the CMI is internationally recognised as the professional body which sets the standards in management.

What our alumni 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 Gill, Graduate, MBA Global Business (graduated in 2016)

Course information

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 have the opportunity to develop essential lifelong skills including critical thinking, problem-solving, decision-making, data analysis, effective communication, leadership, and change management. These should 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. All modules are mandatory, unless otherwise mentioned.

Modules

  • Strategic Management

  • Marketing in a Global Age

  • Managerial Finance

  • Leading in a Changing World

  • Optional: Business and Management Research Methods or Entrepreneurship: Creating a Business Opportunity

  • Managing International Trade

  • Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Global Human Resource Management Strategies

  • Project Management

  • Project options (all below modules are optional)

    •  Internship (subject to application and availability)
    •  Individual consulting project
    •  Group consulting project
    •  Entrepreneurship project
    •  Business Simulation
    •  Dissertation 

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 (subject to availability, competitive application, visa restrictions and additional fees may apply)
  • You’ll have the opportunity to obtain the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership (please see Accreditation and Professional Recognition section)
  • There are many work-experience opportunities, including live projects for clients and our own student commercial enterprise (subject to availability, competitive application, visa restrictions and additional fees may apply)
  • You’ll enjoy a truly multi-cultural experience, since you’ll have the chance to study alongside students drawn from many countries around the world
  • Guest speakers will come in (in person or virtually) to discuss their work and offer career advice; past speakers have come from places like Allianz Insurance, Common Wealth Games, Tesco plc and Arsenal (subject to availability)
  • There may be opportunities to travel to, and collaborate with universities in other countries; past visits have been to Paris, Berlin, Tokyo, Thessaloniki and New York*
  • You’ll be able to participate in a university-wide student-led mentoring society
  • If you’re interested in starting your own business, you’ll have the opportunity to gain business start-up advice and support from our Talent Team

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 lecturer-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 (please note the online learning platform may be subject to change).

Within the classroom you’ll have the chance to 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 (subject to availability).

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.

*Please note that we are unable to guarantee any placements, internships and international opportunities and that any such opportunities referred to on this webpage may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc.), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regard, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student.

Teaching methods include: Learning Journey, assessment and feedback hour, 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.

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.

Teaching contact hours are expected to be around 3 hours per module per week. You will be studying 4 modules per week in semester 1, and 5 modules per week in semester 2.

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 to undertake it in another country. There will be opportunities for international field trips where you would visit businesses, universities or major events. You will also have opportunities to 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.

*Please note that we are unable to guarantee any international opportunities and that any such opportunities referred to on this webpage may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc.), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regard, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student.

What our students say...

The course is so varied and the teachers are highly engaging, and everything we do is very applicable to the working world.

Hemant Vaswani, Graduate, MBA Global Business – September 2019

Entry Requirements

A second class honours degree (2:2) or equivalent.

Applications from candidates with relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis. Work experience is desirable but not essential.

A second class honours degree (2:2) 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 second class honours degree (2:2) 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 Gill, Graduate, MBA Global Business (graduated in 2016)

Starts

Fee


September 2021

£20,100


January 2022

£20,100


May 2022

£20,100


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


September 2021

£20,100


January 2022

£20,100


May 2022

£20,100


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


September 2021

£20,100


January 2022

£20,100


May 2022

£20,100


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.

This course may incur additional costs (all of which are optional) associated with CMI diploma and membership, any field trips (local and international), placements or work experience, any other opportunity (whether required or optional), which could include (but is not limited to) travel, accommodation, activities and visas.

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 Gill, Graduate, MBA Global Business (graduated in 2016)

Career prospects

Graduate Immigration Route visa

Based on current information from the UK Government, international students whose study extends beyond summer 2021 may be eligible for a visa under the UK Government’s Graduate Immigration Route, which will enable students to stay and work, or look for work, in the UK at any skill level for up to two (2) years. Check the most up to date guidance available to check your eligibility and any updates from the UK Government before making an application or enrolment decision.

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...

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

Navshan Gill, Graduate, MBA Global Business (graduated in 2016)
Disclaimer

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 2020/21 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.

The tuition fee for the course that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For UK and EU students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, we 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. Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force in relation to student tuition fees and finance from time to time.

For International students the tuition fee that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For international students, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation.