Global Business Management BA (Hons) 2021/22 entry

Course code:

N122 (3 years)
N123 (2.5 years)

Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich
5 years part-time (UK/EU only)

How to Apply
Location:

Coventry University London

Starting:

September 2021
January 2022

Fees:

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Course code:

LONU030 (3 years)
LONU031 (2.5 years)

Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich
5 years part-time (UK/EU only)

Location:

Coventry University London

Starting:

September 2021
January 2022

Fees:

Get in touch

Coventry University London

+44 (0) 20 7247 3666


Ask a question
Join our mailing list

Overview

In BA Global Business management course, you’ll benefit from a broad introduction to business, exploring the various functions found within almost all businesses – from operations to marketing, accounting, human resource management and entrepreneurship. You’ll develop your understanding of how and where businesses sell their products and services, who they sell to, how they make decisions, and what improves their chances of success.

This course can be studied full-time over three years, or four years if you add a placement year in industry. There’s also a two and a half-year accelerated option (available for January intake only), and a part-time option. There are three intakes in September, January and May. The course also allows students to join directly to year 2 subject to the completion of a level 4 qualification.

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

Your course in pictures

What our students say...

The opportunities that the University provides are almost endless, and the prospect of having a work placement during my third year – and graduating with work experience – was definitely a big incentive.

Mariana Sampaio (Brazil)

Course information

The BA (Hons) Global Business Management course combines the advantages of Coventry University London specialist expertise in this field, its employability-focussed approach to learning and teaching, and its location.

Distinctive Features of the Course:

  • A campus in the City of London, one of the world’s premier business locations
  • Internship opportunities with City of London based organisations
  • A course taught by experienced academics
  • A course with high level student satisfaction
  • A truly multi-cultural global experience with students coming from over 50 countries
  • Guest speakers
  • Opportunities for travel to, and collaboration with, overseas universities
  • Business start-up advice and support during the course if you wish to start your own business

Delivering Coventry University London’s existing USPs in a format suited to undergraduate studies, the course will provide you with a real business experience in the heart of the city of London. The real business experience will be delivered in the classroom by real-world case studies, live projects, simulations, and complemented by field trips and opportunities for work placements.

Core modules provide a solid grounding in the key business areas within a global context with teaching material sourced from many continents. You have the opportunity to focus on the global business management context with case studies and context-specific assessed work being employed as part of the Teaching, Learning & Assessment strategy that are international in perspective.

This course also allows students to join directly to year 2, subject to the completion of a level 4 qualification, or directly to year 3, subject to the completion of a level 5 qualification. Please note that students joining directly to year 2 or 3 within the 2021/22 academic year will study a slightly different BA Global Business Management course specification. Find out more information by contacting registry.london@coventry.ac.uk.

Teaching, learning and assessment have a clear focus on career-building, covering not only the necessary knowledge and understanding but crucially also cognitive, practical and transferrable skills required in a competitive global labour market where they are taught to be applied in different international markets. Teaching, learning and assessment are also technology-enabled for efficiency, effectiveness, and to enable you to utilise technology in your career.

The course is aligned with Quality Assurance Agency subject benchmark for Business and Management and is also aligned with the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education’s guidance for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Education. The focus on enterprise and entrepreneurship within the course aims to provide you with alternative career routes and seeks to encourage them to develop their confidence to set up their own businesses or social enterprise. The focus on enterprise skills will also be useful to those in employment, as well as those who will become self-employed and work on a freelance or consultancy basis, by developing a 'can-do' confidence, a creative questioning, and a willingness to take risks - important skills to be ready for a rapidly changing economy, and to enable individuals to manage workplace uncertainty and flexible working patterns and careers. Enterprising skills such as team working and the ability to demonstrate initiative and original thought, alongside self-discipline in starting tasks and completing them to deadlines are essential attributes that have been identified by employers as priority issues.

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Course Specification
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Modules

Overview

Your first year will consider the global nature of business, including the issues which impact on strategy and how organisations – and their people – behave and can be managed. Finance and marketing form two of your practical business disciplines, and you’ll develop skills enabling you to access, gather, interpret, present and communicate business information. You’ll also develop your own professional skills and explore entrepreneurship, a key theme of this course.

Modules

  • Working in Global Diverse Teams

  • Data Skills for Business

  • Business Accounting

  • The economic environment of Business

  • Principles of Marketing

  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship

Overview

You will learn to create opportunities for future ventures, locally and internationally, through the gathering of information, the critical evaluation of options, and careful planning. You’ll explore the tensions which can exist between entrepreneurial leadership styles and more measured, traditional approaches to business opportunity. In all cases, you’ll learn to develop and recommend viable solutions to business opportunities and challenges.

Modules

  • Entrepreneurship in a Global Context

  • Leading and Managing People

  • Digital Marketing

  • Management Accounting

  • International Trade

  • Operations Management

Overview

Instead of going straight into your final year, you have the option to do an additional year either on a work placement or studying abroad. Both choices are likely to have a hugely positive impact on your personal and professional development, and will add to your CV in a way which will be very attractive to employers. Our Employability team can help you to find a work placement in the UK, or you’re free to arrange your own placement overseas.

Whilst we would like to give you all the information about our placement/study abroad offering here, it is often tailored for each course every year and depending on the length of placement or study abroad opportunities that are secured. Therefore, the placement and study abroad arrangements vary per course and per student. Please contact registry.london@coventry.ac.uk for more information about going on a placement or study abroad year.

Modules

  • UK Work Placement

  • Study / Work Placement Abroad

Overview

In your final year, you’ll develop your strategic capabilities while also polishing the vital skills you’ll need for job applications and interviewing. You’ll focus on project management and research skills, which will be useful not only throughout your career but will also be particularly helpful as you undertake your 11-week final major project (your choice of an internship, a dissertation or a software-based business simulation).

Modules

  • International Business Strategy

  • Project Management (Blended learning)

  • Business Research Skills

  • Managing a Global Workforce

  • Optional Modules

    One from the following:

    Marketing Communications

    In a competitive global market, you’ll need to know who your customer is, how to talk to them, what they want, and how to ensure they get it.

    International Investment Analysis

    Exploring the basics of international financial markets and how countries, companies and individuals make investment decisions.

  • Final Project Options

    One from the following:

    Internship – a work placement

    Dissertation – an academic project

    Global Business Simulation – software-based business challenges

    Entrepreneurship Business Plan – develop an idea through to launch

15th

Coventry University is ranked 15th in the UK Guardian University Guide 2019

In more detail...

  • Offer a high quality and highly flexible degree programme in global business management which facilitates access and progression for a wide range of students from diverse backgrounds across the globe.
  • Offer students a degree qualification that is academically robust and vocationally relevant that will allow them to develop both personally and professionally in their future careers within a global context.
  • Develop career-ready, globally aware graduates with management, communication, numerical and information technology skills.
  • Develop graduates with the ability to reflect and learn from their experience and relate this experience to theory.
  • Develop graduates who have a critical and reflective understanding of business and its relationship within the wider global business environment.

Your main study themes are:

  • Strategy – Develop strategic personal and professional skills which will serve you well if you’re ambitious for a high-flying career
  • Marketing – Understand the essential relationship between the consumer and the brand, and how to manage it to your advantage
  • Entrepreneurship – Learn the power of innovative, independent thinking and practice, and develop your business resilience
  • Ethics – Understand the responsibilities of individuals and organisations towards other individuals, organisations and the environment.

Teaching and learning in the course is designed to give you both strong academic knowledge of key theory and concepts to ensure they have mastered a critical appreciation of current and relevant research in the subject area also the opportunity to apply the theory and concepts to current practice through real life scenarios, case studies and a variety of class activities. The course will also give you the opportunity to develop and demonstrate your essential analytical skills in order to respond to employer related problems by making a set of clearly evaluated recommendations.

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.

Assessment in the course is designed to give you the opportunity to develop and demonstrate analytical and learn employability skills. Examples of types of assessments are case studies, presentations, management reports, portfolios, pitch, and videos.

On successful completion of this course, you will
• Understand and apply core business functions and processes in the global context.
• Develop knowledge, skills and experience necessary to manage people, physical and financial resources.
• Evaluate and provide data in order to make informed business management decisions and manage complex strategic and management issues of global and local businesses.
• Be equipped with investigative and analytical skills in order to examine impact of risk on global companies.
• Develop international management competencies required to operate in multicultural environment and diverse community.
• To be able to appraise, critically analyse and apply contemporary theories to real-world scenarios
• Be able to analyse specific global business situations in to identify areas of good practice and use creative solutions.

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

As an innovative and enterprising institution, the University may seek to utilise emerging technologies within the student experience. For all courses (whether on-campus, blended, or distance learning), the University may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via online technologies and methods.

Past students have engaged in many international experience opportunities such as international trips, sandwich year work placement or study abroad, international guest speakers.

What our students say...

I found welcoming tutors here, who have prior experience of working in actual businesses. They helped me forget my nervousness – I have never felt so comfortable in a class.

Maryam Al-Jaber (Bahrain)

Entry Requirements

A Level BTEC IB Diploma GCSE requirement
BBB  DDM  27 points Minimum 5 GCSEs at A*-C including English Language and Mathematics 
 

A-Levels

A-Level applicants are required to have three
 A2 Levels. Coventry University may include AS grades within an offer but we are not able to accept two AS Levels in place of one A2 Level. In some courses it may be necessary for entrants to have passed specific A2 Levels in nominated subjects. Please see the course pages for more information.

Access Diplomas

Coventry University welcomes applicants who have completed, or who are studying, the Access to HE Diploma developed by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). Successful completion of the course will require you to gain 60 credits with at least 45 to be achieved at Level 3 (with the remainder at Level 2). In some cases we will require you to have gained Merit or Distinction grades in a number of units or in nominated subjects. For more information on the entry requirements for your chosen course please see the relevant course pages.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma

The University will accept the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma for entry to most courses. In some cases we will require applicants to have studied either certain named modules or a specific named Diploma. The appropriate course page will have full information on the entry requirements.

The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry to degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that provide a total volume of study that is equivalent to three A2 Levels. For example, you could be studying a BTEC Level 3 Diploma plus an A2 Level, or a BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma plus two A2 Levels. Where a specific A2 or BTEC subject is required for entry then you must be offering this as part of your combination of qualifications.

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.


English language requirements
 

  • IELTS: 6.0 overall
  • 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.

We will consider other qualifications for a pre-result unconditional offer providing that you have an appropriate proven performance at GCSE (or equivalent) level and predicted grades in line with grades that we expect to see at A-level. Other qualifications that we may consider for a pre-result unconditional offer include: the International Baccalaureate Diploma, BTEC Level 3 qualifications, Cambridge Pre-U and combinations of qualifications (e.g. BTECS plus A-levels).

An unconditional offer is what it says it is. So if you don’t meet your predictions then your place at Coventry is still guaranteed. However we would hope and expect that you continue to work hard to make the most of your potential and be best prepared to study at university level.

We can’t but our experience over the years has shown us that students like you with a track record of high grades and excellent predictions are very likely to achieve those grades. Our assessment takes into account all elements of your application to allow us to take a holistic view of your potential. There is still the opportunity to gain one of the Coventry University Scholarships if you achieve the required grades so there is a financial incentive to aim high. Unconditional offers are only made to individuals who have demonstrated their commitment so we believe their focus and determination is unlikely to waver in the final stages of their qualifications.

No, the unconditional offer is only available to those who will take up their place in 2019.

What our students say...

The opportunities that the University provides are almost endless, and the prospect of having a work placement during my third year – and graduating with work experience – was definitely a big incentive.

Mariana Sampaio (Brazil)

Starts

Fee


September 2021

£9,250 (per year)


January 2022

£9,250 (per year)


Scholarships and bursaries

We offer a variety of scholarships and bursaries to students at Coventry University to help fund the cost of your study. Eligibility may depend on your circumstances and academic achievement.

Starts

Fee


September 2021

£15,000 (per year)


January 2022

£15,000 (per year)


Scholarships and bursaries

There are a number of scholarships available to international students at Coventry University. EU students may be eligible for a transition bursary.

EU student fees:

EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year remain eligible for the same fees as home students and the same financial support. Financial support comes from Student Finance England, and covers undergraduate and postgraduate study for the duration of their course, providing they meet the residency requirement.

For tuition fee loans

EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year must have resided in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland for the three years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that three year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

For maintenance loans

EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year must have resided in the UK and Islands for the five years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that five year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

Reduced course fees for EU students

The UK Government has confirmed that EU students who are starting their course in September 2021 and onwards will be classified as an international student. To support our EU community who are affected by this change, Coventry University are providing an EU Member State Transition Bursary.

Students ordinarily domiciled in an EU Member State who prior to the 2021/22 academic intake qualified for UK fees (home fee status), are eligible for the EU Member State Transition Bursary. This will bring fee levels for those students across the Group into line with those of UK students for courses starting in the 2021/22 academic year.

Review more details on our EU Member State Transition Award/Bursary page.

What our students say...

The opportunities that the University provides are almost endless, and the prospect of having a work placement during my third year – and graduating with work experience – was definitely a big incentive.

Mariana Sampaio (Brazil)

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.

Graduates can expect to have real employer-appeal: you’ll have knowledge and practical skills which are vital in helping businesses to succeed in the contemporary global business environment.

Today's job market is highly competitive. Employers are looking for more than a degree qualification: they want well-rounded, independent and resilient individuals who can make a difference, fast. The curriculum for this course has been developed in collaboration with employers, so we know what they’re looking for, and has been designed to provide the kind of practical skills and knowledge you’ll need in the workplace.

This course provides the flexibility to help you build a career in one or more of a wide range of business functions, and to work confidently internationally.  It will also develop the entrepreneurial skills you need to start your own business or run an innovative project within a large organisation.

97%

of students in work or further study six months after they left university

DLHE 2015/16

Where our graduates work

Graduates’ first jobs, after completing this course, tend to be in junior management, from where you could progress rapidly into more senior roles. You might take a specific job, or join a graduate programme. Alternatively, you might decide to become self-employed or move on to postgraduate study.

Your global business skills will be transferable, which means they are easily portable across many industries and even many countries. You could work for a UK-based organisation with a few offices overseas; a domestic business which trades internationally; an overseas business; or a large multi-national corporation.

 

First jobs after completing this course*:

  • Business and public service 50%
  • Managers, directors and senior officials 10%
  • Administrative 5%
  • Customer service 5%
  • Business, research 5%
  • Artistic, literary and media 5%

*Statistics from Unistats, 2017

What our students say...

I feel I’ve developed the skills I need to work in a fast-paced, forward-looking and dynamic environment, where every day brings something new in terms of tasks, challenges and opportunities.

Diana (Russia)
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 2021/22 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.