Global Business top up BA (Hons) 2021/22 entry

Course code:

LONU049

Study options:

1 year full-time
2 years full-time

Location:

Coventry University London

Starting:

September 2021

 

Fees:

Get in touch

Coventry University London

+44 (0) 20 7247 3666


info.london@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

LONU049

Study options:

1 year full-time
2 years full-time

Location:

Coventry University London

Starting:

September 2021

 

Fees:

Get in touch

Coventry University London

+44 (0) 20 7247 3666


info.london@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

LONU049

Study options:

1 year full-time
2 years full-time

Location:

Coventry University London

Starting:

September 2021

 

Fees:

Get in touch

Coventry University London

+44 (0) 20 7247 3666


info.london@coventry.ac.uk

Overview

Global Business Top Up BA (Hons) offers a comprehensive introduction to the business world by considering how business operates and is successful locally and globally. You will be encouraged to think like a Manager from the offset enhancing your knowledge and skills, making you more attractive to future employers.

The BA (Hons) Global Business Top Up course is available for entry at level 5 (2 years full-time study) or level 6 (1 year full-time study), with the modules aligned to each level. Students entering at level 5 in the 2021/22 academic year will study on this BA (Hons) Global Business Top Up course specification. Students entering at level 6 in the 2021/22 academic year will study on this slightly different BA (Hons) Global Business Top Up course specification. Find out more information by contacting registry.london@coventry.ac.uk

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

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What our students say...

Coventry University London provides an excellent teaching strategy whereby the students are able to interact with the lecturers and each other. As the lecturers all have previous work experience they are able to apply real industry situations to the theory and frameworks that they teach. 

Devon Spooner, Global Business top up BA

Course information

This course is designed to meet the growing demands of business and management studies for students who would like to have a thorough preparation for a good range of careers in management. Students will have the opportunity to gain a holistic understanding of management through core subjects such as strategy, marketing, finance, sustainability, project management, entrepreneurship and human resource management.

It is aimed at students who want to complete their undergraduate studies at Coventry University London and have completed one or two years of a subject-related degree, including from partner institutions. Students apply knowledge developed on previous courses and professional experience to contemporary business themes on the course.

The course aims to facilitate active learning through a range of teaching and learning methods that are engaging and inclusive in design. These include the opportunities to evaluate real-life business challenges with business professionals on guest lectures, simulations and live projects (subject to availability). The course also provides students the opportunity to improve their communication, interpersonal and life-long learning skills designed to increase both the academic proficiency and employability of students. This aims to prepare students for employment in their anticipated career in Business and Management, as well as prepare them for a postgraduate course at Coventry University London.

The BA (Hons) Global Business Top Up course is available for entry at level 5 (2 years full-time study) or level 6 (1 year full-time study). Students entering at level 5 in the 2021/22 academic year will study on this BA (Hons) Global Business Top Up course specification. Students entering at level 6 in the 2021/22 academic year will study on this slightly different BA (Hons) Global Business Top Up course specification. Find out more information by contacting registry.london@coventry.ac.uk

Course Specification
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Modules

Overview

The first year (Level 5) of the course is designed to develop students’ key skills in business management while reinforcing the main concepts and key academic and professional skills in business and communication, global business, business sustainability, human resource, accounting and finance. Moreover, business English and communication skills; especially in report writing, critical thinking, evidence gathering and interpretation; employability and work-based skills and knowledge are developed and assessed through the modules at level 5. A combination of teaching approaches is employed including lectures, guest lectures, group and individual project work, student led seminars, specialist inputs from support services (subject to availability). Aula is used to support students by posting lecture notes, academic and popular articles, seminar case studies, details of course work and other announcements (please note the online Learning Platform provider may be subject to change).

Modules

  • All the modules are mandatory

  • Academic and Professional Skills

  • Global Business Issues

  • Cultural Management in Business

  • Business Sustainability

  • Accounting and Finance for Business

  • Human Resource Management

Overview

The final year (Level 6) of the course aims to produce graduates who are ready for employment in a subject related role or to progress to study a postgraduate degree. At this level, the course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to critically apply theory and practice in a wide range of complex business situations whilst evaluating alternative solutions in a range of modules. Year two modules seek to encourage more self-managed learning through the research / management report/primary research reports.

The modules are typically more class based in that they require students to use theory to critically examine certain issues and topics. A combination of teaching approaches is employed including lectures, and guest lectures group and individual project work, student led seminars (subject to availability). Aula will be used to provide supportive material and to communicate with students via announcements (please note the online Learning Platform provider may be subject to change).

Modules

  • Module information for students entering the final year (level 6) in the 2021/22 academic year

    • International Business Strategy (mandatory module)
    • International Marketing Strategy (mandatory module)
    • Developing Business Skills (mandatory module)
    • International Investment Analysis (mandatory module)
    • Managing a Global Workforce (mandatory module)
    • Business Research Skills (mandatory module)

    Optional Modules; Choose one of the following

    • Dissertation
    • Global business simulation
    • Internship

  • Please note: If you join the Global Business top up BA (Hons) at level 5 in the 2021/22 academic year, then your level 6 modules in 2022/23 will be different – please see below for this information.

  • Module information for students entering the final year (Level 6) in the 2022/23 academic year

    • Global Business Strategy (mandatory module)
    • Digital Marketing for International Business (mandatory module)
    • Business Research Methods (mandatory module)
    • Project Management in Practice (mandatory module)
    • Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (mandatory module)
    • Business Research Project or Work Placement (optional modules)

15th

Coventry University is ranked 15th in the UK Guardian University Guide 2020

In more detail...

  • Offer a high quality and highly flexible degree programme in global business, 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.

Teaching and learning on the course is designed to give you both strong academic knowledge of key theory and concepts to ensure you have mastered a critical appreciation of current and relevant research in the subject area. You will also have 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.

Your dedicated Course Director and Module Leaders and a Final Project Supervisor will support you. In addition, you will learn through peer interaction and collaboration via Coventry University London’s online learning platform (please note the online Learning Platform may be subject to change).
You will be assigned a Personal Tutor to support your progress in your studies throughout the duration of the programme.

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.

We take a holistic approach to assessments with an aim to help you to become more critical, confident and independent.  This programme is assessed through a mixture of seminar and workshop activities, presentations, written assignments, individual submissions and group works.

On successful completion of this course, you will be ready to enter the business market holding knowledge of leadership, data analytics, and strategy and creating all the soft skills that will shape your personality and dependability.

Therefore, 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.

Students will typically receive around 5 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.

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.

What our students say...

Coventry University London provides an excellent teaching strategy whereby the students are able to interact with the lecturers and each other. As the lecturers all have previous work experience they are able to apply real industry situations to the theory and frameworks that they teach. 

Devon Spooner, Global Business top up BA

Entry Requirements

For entry onto the level 5 stage - 120 credits (Accreditation of Prior Learning with 120 credits at level 4) obtained in a business related subject area.

For the Level 6 course – 240 credits (Accreditation of Prior Learning with 120 credits at level 4 and 120 credits at level 5) obtained in a business related area. A HND in a business related area with 240 credits awarded may also be considered for entry into the one-year programme, this is subject to approval from the course director.

A combination of professional and academic qualifications and work experience may also be considered.

Portfolio

Where there is agreed progression from a partner, these will be mapped in line with university processes and your certificate(s) retained by the Academic Partnership Unit (APU). These should include any prerequisite modules for the course of study. UCAS entry profiles may be found at UCAS.

Each application will be considered on its merits and the final decision will be made by the course director. For further information as to entry requirements and what might amount to a ‘business subject area’, ‘a HND in a business related area’, a ‘combination of professional and academic qualifications’, ‘work experience’ or ‘progression from a partner’ please contact the dedicated admissions team at onlinedegrees@coventry.ac.uk.

For students whose first language is not English, IELTS 6.0 or equivalent is required. The general requirements are in line with university policy.

Please visit our page on European entry requirements for more information about specific country information.

English as a Foreign Language: an IELTS of 6.0 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

Select your region to find detailed information about entry requirements:

English as a Foreign Language: an IELTS of 6.0 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

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...

Coventry University London provides an excellent teaching strategy whereby the students are able to interact with the lecturers and each other. As the lecturers all have previous work experience they are able to apply real industry situations to the theory and frameworks that they teach. 

Devon Spooner, Global Business top up BA

Starts

Fee


September 2021

£9,250 (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


September 2021

TBC (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


September 2021

£15,000 (per year)


Scholarships

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

What our students say...

Coventry University London provides an excellent teaching strategy whereby the students are able to interact with the lecturers and each other. As the lecturers all have previous work experience they are able to apply real industry situations to the theory and frameworks that they teach. 

Devon Spooner, Global Business top up BA

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.

This course aims to provide the flexibility to help students build a career in one or more of a wide range of business functions, and to work confidently internationally. It will also aims to help develop the entrepreneurial skills students need to start their 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

What our students say...

Coventry University London provides an excellent teaching strategy whereby the students are able to interact with the lecturers and each other. As the lecturers all have previous work experience they are able to apply real industry situations to the theory and frameworks that they teach. 

Devon Spooner, Global Business top up BA
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.