Marketing Management BA (Hons) top-up

 

Course Code

UCAS Code: N55A
International Code: LONU044

Location

Coventry University London (City of London)

 

Study mode

Full-time

Duration

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

Start date

January 2023


Course overview

Study level: Top-up Courses

Our BA (Hons) Marketing Management top-up course has been designed to give you a direct route into marketing and management careers, and to develop you into a professional marketing manager ready for the future.

  • Gain the knowledge and managerial skills to succeed in a global marketing environment that is currently undergoing a series of fundamental and far-reaching social and technological changes.
  • Develop the specialist knowledge and innovative patterns of thinking needed to enhance your career prospects.
  • Develop critical knowledge and competencies in strategic marketing management, PR and communication and digital marketing.
  • Benefit from our teaching staff’s extensive industry experience (staff may be subject to change), and you will have the opportunity to make the most of numerous opportunities for learning which lie beyond the University’s doors.
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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

Real-world experience

The hands-on nature of this course alongside the opportunity to undertake a work placement or internship*, aims to provide you with work-ready skills which should help you transition more quickly and easily into your professional career.

London location

London is one of the world’s leading centres for marketing, media communications and public relations. Many of the world’s leading professional marketing communications agencies and strategic consultancies have a major base in London. You will also find a diverse range of exciting businesses, from innovative start-ups to huge multi-nationals. From our campus in the City of London, you will have opportunities to immerse yourself in this world, and to network with marketers (subject to availability). You will also be encouraged to ‘go out’ and create your own learning opportunities from this infrastructure.

Industry insight

You will be taught by experienced and inspirational tutors, many who come with industry experience in both academic and professional contexts. Many possess strong backgrounds in areas such as business, marketing, digital marketing, analytics, research and PR and have extensive networks of marketing contacts, many based nearby, which they can use to offer students opportunities to mix with professional marketers from a range of industries. Please note that staff are subject to change.

International learning experience

This course is considered from a world perspective, with the aim of preparing you for your career prospects upon successful completion and which is designed to understand international marketing management issues.. It aims to reflect international business practices, cultures and legal frameworks, so you should develop confidence dealing with diverse people and organisations around the world.

Prepare for your future

You should complete your course with a clear idea of the career options open to you in marketing, whether in-house with a business, within an agency environment, or as an entrepreneur. If you’re interested in starting your own business, you could get business start-up advice and support from our Enterprise Hub.

Our strong global business connections provide students with access to real-life work experience, so you can put your skills into practice and make connections in the world of work.

Lecturers use the latest happenings, news or events about renowned global companies to further explain the theories behind what they are teaching. Some of the lecturers have worked for world-class companies, and use their real experience and interactions to create a better learning environment.

Zhu Panchen, Marketing Management BA (Hons) top up student, quoted in 2021
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What you'll study

The BA (Hons) Marketing Management top-up course relates academic studies to practical experience through a wide range of teaching and learning approaches, including the opportunities to work on real-life business challenges with business professionals, and via educational trips and experiential activities.

Please note that trips, activities, opportunities with business professionals are subject to competitive application, availability, meeting any applicable visa requirements and additional fees may apply. This one-year course is designed to emphasise the latest marketing practices used by successful organisations as they compete in increasingly complex, digital and global markets. You will explore how to apply new marketing techniques and interpret knowledge, with the chance to assess what is best practice to help find solutions to a wide range of marketing management challenges.

Studying in the heart of the City of London, you should find major centres for internationally important organisations in close proximity. We help you build on opportunities with the aim of developing your knowledge, understanding and critical-thinking skills. You will focus on problem-solving solutions in areas required at the corporate and operational marketing levels that aim to help you with your career prospects with global organisations, upon successful completion. In addition, the course aims to help you to improve communication, interpersonal and life-long learning skills.

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.

This academic year should plunge you into a wide range of subjects designed to help you expand your understanding of and exposure to the professional world of marketing and strategic marketing management. You will also look at the international and cultural contexts of marketing, providing the opportunity to enhance your global perspective. At the same time, you will have opportunities to develop your business skills and practice management judgement.

At the start of the year, you will focus on management perspectives which will encourage you to develop intellectual and professional attributes needed for strategic analysis. This foundation should help you across the year as you explore how to make balanced choices between alternative strategies, including the opportunity to assess the challenges of developing strategic plans. You will also be introduced to the concepts of implementing marketing strategies using marketing programmes and campaign plans, and have the chance to consider the relevance of traditional and innovative marketing techniques using data analytics and digital marketing tools.

You should build understanding and skills during your course, which should consolidate this knowledge through an emphasis on application by creating solutions to real-life business problems. You will look into the wider context of marketing issues and have the opportunity to create comprehensive marketing strategies using a range of channels and market sectors. Additionally, you will undertake a Marketing Simulation; a mandatory project where you will have the chance to apply mainstream concepts and theories, and explore current developments.

These subjects are designed to assist and help you in becoming a marketing professional with a diverse range of skills and competencies, upon successful completion.

All modules listed below are mandatory:

Modules

  • In today’s business environment having a clear understanding of how strategy is formulated and how it shapes the direction and activities of an organisation is more vital than ever. This module introduces you to concepts, theories and frameworks that will aid your understanding of strategic management and decision-making and its value to organisations. The module will equip you with the knowledge, skills, and competencies to interpret and develop strategic management actions to assist your organisation in the creation and capture of value. You will develop an understanding of the impact of contemporary issues on the development and implementation of strategic management.

    Compulsory

  • The aim of this module is to enable you to develop the skills needed in the new digital landscape to implement engaging marketing strategies. This module critically examines how data is collected, managed and interpreted with the intent of providing decision makers with reliable information to take their next marketing decision. You will examine the role of digital marketing metrics within an organisation and apply a range of measurement techniques, which can enable organisations to achieve marketing insights and strategic decision making. You will also have the opportunity to critically appraise how measurement techniques, aligned with business objectives, can establish and determine the effectiveness of marketing activities.

    Compulsory

  • This module provides an overview of the decision-making processes of managers to build competitive advantage compared to their competitors. You will examine the developments that are directly impacting strategic marketing decisions. The module aims to create a comprehensive, research-based guide for future managers to develop, implement and evaluate marketing strategies. You will be presented with major tools involved in planning and controlling marketing of brands. You will be able to critically evaluate marketing planning and adopt an integrative approach to marketing planning. The module will teach you to appraise a brand’s target market and optimise its value proposition to drive the brand to its desired strategic direction.

    Compulsory

  • This module uses an applied teaching approach to encourage you to think like a future global marketing manager. It should equip you with critical and analytical abilities to evaluate current global marketing issues and formulate solutions to deal with these contemporary challenges. The competencies, skills and knowledge acquired in the module are all aimed at producing skilled, knowledgeable, critical, analytical, career ready and dynamic global marketing managers.

    Compulsory

  • This module aims to prepare you to understand and plan a PR and Communication strategy that will be beneficial to any future employer, business, or self-employment practice. Drawing on strategic concepts and theories underlying the development of plans and controls for long-term strategic purposes, you will study the skills required to research, design PR and Communications strategy across all platforms, digital and offline.

    Compulsory

  • The marketing simulation will enable you to learn about new methods, processes, and technologies relevant to marketing and prepare you for your future role as a marketing professional. By undertaking the simulation, you will have an opportunity to acquire new skills in a safe learning environment. The simulation uses a variety of feedback to enhance your learning. Working both independently and in a team helps you to develop new skills in marketing. All these skills could be a significant part of the ‘real business experience’ for students who are studying at Coventry University London and will be beneficial for your future career in marketing.

    Compulsory

Please note that we regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated.

What the course director says

This course offers an excellent path to advance your marketing and management knowledge for a great career start and emphasises the development of intellectual and practical skills. The emphasis is on application coupled with critical thinking to a real case or company – either using a simulation or case study. This will enable you to experience a more profound and deeper learning.

Marketing Management top-up BA (Hons) course director, Mahen Ramsurrun (quoted 2021)
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How you'll learn

The BA (Hons) Marketing Management top-up course relates academic studies to practical experience through a wide range of teaching and learning approaches, including the opportunities to work on real-life business challenges with business professionals, and via educational trips and experiential activities*. Although you will spend time in lectures and seminars, this course takes a workplace-oriented, contemporary and practical approach to learning. You could be involved in workshops, debates, case studies, simulation project, simulations, business plans, reports, and online collaborations. There is an emphasis on group work, which aims to help you to build your teamwork skills.

Students will typically receive around 9 hours of contact teaching per week. The contact hours may be made up of a combination of face-to-face teaching, individual and group sessions, and online classes. Students will also be expected to spend a significant amount of time conducting independent study.

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.

As we are committed to providing an experience which aims to closely mirror real business life, you will be assessed purely through coursework relevant to the industry. All of your assessments aim to be career-relevant, reflecting the kind of work you would do within the workplace. This means that there are no exams, but your tutors will take an employer’s view of the way you perform your individual and group assignments. Being assessed in this way should help you to respond to the demands of future employers, such as the need for strong team work and inspiring leadership. This will also help provide you with the opportunity to enhance self-awareness when appraising your own performance.


Assessment

Every assessment aims to encourage you to demonstrate theoretical understanding and an ability to apply this knowledge so that you should be able to develop practical marketing plans, write professional reports, structure logical arguments, collect and analyse data and make compelling presentations. This should help you to learn to face constructive challenges and to be open to feedback from your tutors and peers.

The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards the achieving the intended learning outcomes. Assessments may include individual assignments and group work elements.


Job ready

On successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Understand and apply marketing-related models, concepts and approaches, and articulate the dimensions of marketing management
  • Understand the legal, ethical and multi-cultural dimensions of global marketing management
  • Appreciate the opportunities and challenges presented by the digital arena
  • Demonstrate a high level of numerical and digital literacy
  • Critically evaluate evidence collected from a variety of sources
  • Apply rational and analytical approaches to problem-solving, especially digital solutions
  • Present information and pitches effectively to a variety of audiences
  • Manage different stakeholder expectations within diverse organisations
  • Apply ethical principles while demonstrating social, cultural and global awareness
  • Work well independently, taking responsibility for your own actions, whilst engaging constructively in teamwork.

International experience opportunities

This course is set in a global context and you will explore marketing case studies from around the world. Your tutors may share practical experiences of their work or research in other countries. There may be opportunities overseas for field trips* with visits to businesses, institutions, exhibitions or other events.

Throughout the course, you may study as part of a diverse cohort of students from around the world. This means you may benefit from the perspectives and insights other students may bring.

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 experience*. 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.


Entry requirements

HND Foundation Degree GCSE requirement
Merit profile Merit profile Minimum 5 GCSEs at A*-C including English Language and Mathematics 

To be accepted for the course students must possess the equivalent of 240 credits (120 ECTS) at level 4 and 5 obtained in a relevant subject area. For guidance please contact registry.london@coventry.ac.uk.

Careful monitoring of applications to ensure that applicants are suited to the course takes place. Relevant work experience may also be taken into account. Where necessary, applicants are interviewed (remotely if applicable), especially those who do not appear to meet standard admissions criteria. 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.

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.

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English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no component lower than 6.0. 
  • 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. 

Fees and funding

2022/23 Tuition fees

Student Full time Part time
UK £9,250 per year Not available
International £15,300 per year Not available

If you choose to study this course with a professional placement or study abroad year, you will need to pay a tuition fee of £1,250 to cover your academic support.

For advice and guidance on tuition fees and student loans visit our Fees and Finance page.

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


Facilities

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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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Talent Team

For employability advice, our Talent Team are your go-to. They can assist you in applying for work placements, graduate level jobs and offer skills development workshops. The Talent Team also organise networking events to enable you to meet potential employers and industry contacts.


Careers and opportunities

Our one-year Marketing Management top up BA (Hons) course is designed to be a future-forward, commercially relevant and digitally aware course. Upon successful completion, it can help to equip you for an exciting marketing management career, and one with a global platform. You will have the opportunity to develop your marketing knowledge, skills and practice to a high-level, suitable for making strategic decisions. During the course, you will be encouraged to perfect the skills and knowledge that aim to help you to gain employment upon graduation in a wide range of marketing jobs, and you will have access to careers advice and support to help you apply for opportunities for when you complete your studies.

Upon successful completion, you will have strong employer appeal thanks to the practical, international and London-based nature of your studies, as well as your ability to develop innovative solutions to real business problems. You will have a huge array of career options. Marketing careers can also develop into more general leadership roles, so our focus on strategy and evidence-based decision-making could serve you well in building a broader career upon graduation.

When you graduate, you might have the option to choose to join the in-house marketing department of a global brand (in any sector or industry), a public-sector organisation or a charity. You might choose to go into marketing or management or leadership, and the skills you should learn will also prepare you for self-employment, if that’s what you want.
Alternatively, you might decide to apply for a post in a marketing agency, working in branding, advertising, public relations, graphic design, digital, media-buying, trend forecasting or market research, amongst the many specialisms in the marketing field.

Further study

Upon successful completion of our Marketing Management top up course, you may wish to continue to further your studies at postgraduate level. You can do that right here at Coventry University London, with our International Marketing MBA. You could continue to build on what you have learnt, further exploring the current theories around strategy, leadership and finance, as well as specialist knowledge in marketing management and techniques. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to gain exposure to the world of marketing in practice, applying your learning in order to sharpen your practical skills and be career-ready by the time you graduate.

We also offer alternative postgraduate degrees if you decide to take a slightly different route. You can explore all of your options using our postgraduate course search tool. You may be entitled to an alumni discount on your fees if you decide to extend your time with us by progressing from undergraduate to postgraduate study.

Where our graduates work

A wide range of options will be open to you when you graduate. You might choose to take up a role in marketing, or you could apply your skills to a different business function – such as sales, product development or the supply chain. You could also go into a linked field, such as journalism or consultancy, or you could start your own business or agency.

You might take up a role with a private company, or in the public sector or for a not-for-profit organisation such as a charity. You might join a specialist agency which provides particular services to businesses, perhaps as a strategist, a creative or an account handler. Types of agencies include branding, advertising, PR, market research, SEO, media-buying, design, digital, video production, social media, and more. 

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How to apply

  • Full-time students applying to start in September should apply for this course through UCAS. Part-time students should apply directly to the university. Read our application pages to find out your next steps to apply.

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  • Full-time and part-time students applying to start in September should apply directly to the university. Read our application pages to find out your next steps to apply.

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    For further support for international applicants applying for an undergraduate degree view our International hub.

  • 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.

    Tuition fees

    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.

    Accreditations

    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. 

    Facilities

    Facilities mentioned on this page may not be relevant for every course. 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.

    Placements and study abroad opportunities

    Please note that we are unable to guarantee any placement or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities 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.

    Additional costs

    This course may incur additional costs associated with any field trips, placements or work experience, study abroad opportunities or any other opportunity (whether required or optional), which could include (but is not limited to), equipment, materials, bench fees, studio or facilities hire, travel, accommodation and visas).

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