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About us

Who we are and what we do

With over 50 years of experience teaching business, Coventry Business School strives to provide a dynamic and enterprising education experience for its students. We are a large scale, full service business school, offering undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, professional development courses, and business support to local, regional and national partners.

We recognise the importance of preparing our students for the changing world of work. We have a focus on applied theory, transferable skills, and challenging thinking.

Using our expert staff and years of experience, we seek to empower companies to be disruptive in their approaches to solving the problems they face. Our Small Business Charter accreditation recognises our engagement in the local economy, and we work alongside government agencies such as the Cabinet Office and Highways England to deliver world-class leadership training.

We welcome new students, partners and businesses to study or work with us. If you want to study with us, browse our list of undergraduate and postgraduate courses. If you are a potential partner or business, contact us on and we can explore how our 50 years of business experience can help support you.

Rankings and reputation

We are proud of our outstanding teaching, staff and student experience. As part of Coventry University, our accolades include:

  • Overall five star QS Stars rating (QS Stars University Ratings)
  • 1st in the World for Massive Online Open Courses (MoocLab's World University Rankings 2021).
  • 1st for Overseas Experiences (based on student trips abroad - HESA 2019/20)

Our business and management courses are also highly rated. We rank in the Top 300 in the QS World Rankings by subject 2022.

Engagement and partnerships

We work with our Business School peers around the world to develop business education and knowledge. To that end, we are active members of:

  • The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
  • The European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)
  • The Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS)
  • The Global Business School Network (GBSN)
  • The International Association for Management Development in Dynamic Societies (CEEMAN)

We maintain close links with major accrediting bodies, with many of our courses holding accreditations. We work with bodies including the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) and the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). See a full accreditation list.

Global links

We are part of an evolving and innovative university. Through Coventry University Group’s global offices in China, Dubai, Singapore, Rwanda, Kenya and Nigeria, we enjoy close links with leading universities and international organisations around the world. These links provide opportunities for our students to study and work abroad.


We pride ourselves on delivering high quality research that informs our teaching and can make a difference to society. We do this by working collaboratively and engaging with individuals, businesses and organisations.

Working with Coventry University’s Research Centres, including the Centre for Business in Society and the Centre for Financial and Corporate Integrity, we deliver a broad portfolio of grant-funded internationally collaborative research. We also deliver client funded consultancy, knowledge transfer activity, and international research exchange.

Find out more about our accreditations.

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 Queen’s Award for Enterprise Logo
University of the year shortlisted
QS Five Star Rating 2023