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Business Management BA (Hons) 2017/18 entry

Clearing 2017

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Reasons to make us your clearing choice

  • No. 12 UK University - The Guardian University Guide 2018
  • Awarded Gold in the Teaching and Excellence Framework (TEF)
  • 1st for overseas student experiences in 2015/16 - HESA 2017
  • UK’s top new university - The Guardian and the Complete University Guides 2018
Course code:

N221

Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich
6 years part-time

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2017
January 2018

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2222


Overview

Managing businesses and people requires serious and honed leadership skills. Studying Business Management can set you up for the top!

Do you see yourself as a future business leader? Are you keen to understand how businesses solve problems, tackle risk, make effective decisions and develop strategies for corporate success?

This versatile degree, which benefits from EPAS accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), will provide a solid grounding in business management theory, skills, tools and techniques – from economics and accounting to marketing, e-commerce and human resources. With its distinctive focus on corporate engagement, responsible management and internationalisation, we offer three specialist pathways in supply chain management, leadership or global practice, which all include modules accredited by the Association for Project Management (APM) and Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS).

Coventry has excellent links with national and international employers, like Jaguar Land Rover, Peugeot Citroen, Enterprise Rent-a-car and Goldman Sachs. Our teaching is grounded in the corporate world, using real-life international case studies and providing a range of exciting work placement options.

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Teaching Excellence

Taught by lecturers who are experts in their field

Course essentials

A degree which offers you more, at no extra cost

Accreditation and Professional Recognition

This course is accredited and recognised by the following bodies:

Association for Project Management (APM)

Our ‘Principles of Project Management’ module is accredited by the Association for Project Management (APM) indicating that it covers key areas valued by the project management profession for successful project delivery and is aligned with the APM’s Body of Knowledge.

European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)

As a mark of our quality and international perspective, Coventry Business School is an active member of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS), as well as being signatories to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (UN PRME) initiative. The high quality of our BA Business Management course is also endorsed by EFDM through the internationally recognised EPAS accreditation.


Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS)

Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply’s (CIPS)

Students selecting the Supply Chain Management pathway in their final year gain exemption from one of the components of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply’s (CIPS) Diploma – a prerequisite of achieving full CIPS membership.

What our students say

I decided to study the BA Business Management course because the course offers the opportunity to study the area of business in different forms through the various topic choices you are given. My course consists of topics that cover different areas of business including economics, marketing, business law and many more. After finishing the course here at Coventry I would like to start up my own business using the knowledge learnt from studying my Business Management undergraduate degree course.

Mary Ewumi, BA (Hons) Business Management, current third year student, 2016

Course information

The course is designed to prepare you for an international management career with expert business knowledge, professional skills and business acumen to succeed.

Our aim is to equip you with a business degree qualification suitable in local, national or international markets. We are committed to maintaining our strong track record for employability – latest statistics show. Throughout your studies, we support your career planning and develop your communication, presentation and interview skills through our Continuous Professional Development (CPD) programme, which includes workshops on personal branding and networking skills.

91%

of our students are satisfied with the quality of the course

NSS, 2016

Course specification
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Modules

Overview

The first year explores a wide range of business subjects that provide the foundation for your degree, including internal management principles, legal aspects of responsible leadership and business economics. You will also start to develop the professional and academic skills necessary for a business career, such as professional etiquette and managing your professional online presence.

Modules

  • Integrated Business Management

  • Continuous Professional Development 1

  • Business and Management Statistics

  • Internal Management Principles

  • Legal Aspects of Responsible Leadership

  • Economic Environment of Business

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

Overview

The second year focuses on the strategic level of business, providing a holistic and in-depth study of project management, supply chain management, accounting, marketing, e-commerce and HR management.

Modules

  • Principles of Project Management

  • Contemporary Supply Chain

  • Continuous Professional Development 2

  • Accounting for Business

  • Applied Marketing

  • Optional modules

    1 of the following:

    • Management of E-Commerce
    • Group Work Based Project
    • HRM Contemporary Issues in HR Service Delivery

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

Overview

Following your second year, you will have an option to apply for a one-year professional work placement or study abroad in a partner institution.

Modules

  • Optional Placement

  • Study Abroad

Overview

In the final year, you can choose from one of three specialist pathways in supply chain management, leadership or global practice. This can tie in directly to the area of business you want to work in, providing particular strengths in areas such as managerial decision-making, managing change and globalisation.

Modules

  • Strategy in Action

  • Business and Management Dissertation or Undergraduate Internship

  • Continuous Professional Development 3

  • Optional modules

    3 modules from 1 of the following pathways:

    Supply Chain Management Pathway:

    • Supply Chain Management Strategy
    • Purchasing & Procurement
    • Global Logistics Management


    Leadership Pathway:

    • Ethical Leadership
    • Managing Change
    • Exploring Entrepreneurship


    Global Practice Pathway:

    • Decision Making for International Business
    • Critical Issues in Globalisation
    • Europe Through a Global Lens

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

12th

Coventry University has climbed the rankings again to 12th in the UK Guardian University Guide 2018

In more detail...

  • Principles of Project Management module is accredited by the Association for Project Management (APM).
  • Supply Chain Management pathway provides exemption from one of the components of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) Diploma – a prerequisite of achieving full CIPS membership.
  • International field trips to over 20 different countries.
  • Staff have experience of senior management and consultancy, working for the likes of PwC, Barclays and the NHS.
  • Active members of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS), as well as being signatories to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (UN PRME) initiative.
  • Outstanding track record for graduate employability – 92% of graduates in work or further study after six months (DLHE 2014/15).
  • High levels of student satisfaction of 91% overall and 90% for the quality of teaching in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2016.

Networking opportunities and insight from regular guest lectures from professionals and industry experts. In the past, these have included representatives from IBM, Nissan, Mastercard and Bentley.

Our main study themes are:

  • Markets: The development and operation of international markets for resources, goods and services, including considerations of: customers; customer expectations; service and market orientation.
  • Business policy and strategy: The development of appropriate policies and strategies within a changing global environment to meet stakeholder interests.
  • Finance: The sources, use and management of finance, together with the use of accounting and other information systems for managerial applications.
  • People: The management and development of a diverse range of people within organisations.
  • Operations: The management of projects and day-to-day business operations, including scheduling, resource planning, quality assurance and operations.
  • Information Systems:  The development, management and exploitation of information systems and their impact upon organisations. Including the comprehension and use of relevant communication and information technologies for application in business and management.
  • Responsible Management: Social responsibility, ethical behaviour and sustainability in contemporary business activities.

This course is available on a three-year full-time basis or a four-year sandwich basis, where between Years Two and Three there is one year of work experience or study abroad. 

The Faculty’s Employability and Placements Unit will assist you in finding a suitable placement, which will enable you to put your studies into practice, gaining valuable experience of the world of work. However, you also have the option instead to undertake a shorter Summer Placement Module for a minimum of six weeks over the summer before or during your final year of study. Placements have been obtained in a huge range of organisations, including Rolls Royce Motorcars, DHL and SAP.

We have a range of partners where you can undertake a study abroad year during an optional enhancement year. These currently include amongst others: Oulu University (Finland), Aachen University of Applied Sciences (Germany), Silesian University, Opava (Czech Republic), Cornvinus University, Budapest (Hungary). This route gives you the opportunity to add an international dimension to your course by experiencing the teaching and learning environment of an international institution. You will appreciate the language and culture of another country, enhancing your interpersonal skills and, in turn, your employability. 

Wherever possible, we will expose you to the real world of business – at times through input from guest lecturers from industry or experts in the field, which have previously included Enterprise Rent-a-car, Severn Trent and Manchester Airports Group talking to students about the skills required by employers. Our programme of industry visits similarly provides the chance to experience industry and commerce first-hand with past students visiting Samsung and Hyundai’s facilities in South Korea, the European Parliament and Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg and training at the Bombay Stock Exchange in Mumbai.

A developing feature of the course is the use of ‘Online International Learning’ (OIL) projects. These involve students interacting with international students and staff from partner institutions in order to bring different business perspectives and a new cultural dimension to their studies. In the past, we have linked up with students at universities in Denmark, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany and Hungary to investigate the intercultural skills most critical to successful international collaboration. In another OIL project for the ‘Critical Issues in Globalisation’ module, students worked with students at the Universidad del Pacífico in Lima to analyse a business case study about a famous Peruvian chef who sought to internationalise his brand, comparing their differing national perspectives. This particular case study provided an example of a relatively small Peruvian firm internationalising in developed markets and in the process seeking to grow, as well as demonstrating how Peru as a country used a particular food brand to increase its global prestige.

Teaching methods include:
lectures, with associated seminars, tutorials and workshops, incorporating case studies, problem‐centred learning and practical exercises.

Meet our staff

David Ellis

David is a Senior Lecturer in Business within the School of Strategy and Leadership. David is a PRINCE 2 qualified project manager with 20+ years’ experience in private and not-for-profit sectors.

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You will be assessed using a variety of methods, with each year of study usually including: some examinations and time constrained tests; some coursework in the form of reports, the giving of advice (in the context of a business scenario), essays or reflective journals; as well as group work, such as presentations or reports. Some of this will depend on the options selected, but clear information on assessment techniques will be available before you make a choice.

An estimated percentage breakdown of your final grade assessment is as follows:

  • Formal examinations 40%
  • Coursework, tests, essays 30%
  • Practical or project work 10%
  • Group work etc. 10%
  • Presentations, posters 10%

In order to achieve the award of Bachelor of Arts (Honours), a student must satisfy the University requirements of 360 credits. A student who does not wish to progress to a subsequent year of study may apply for an intermediate award of Diploma of Higher Education if they pass a minimum of 240 credits. A Certificate of Higher Education may be awarded to a student with minimum of 120 credits.

40% assessed by formal examinations

On successful completion, you shouldbe able to:

  • Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the business environment, business strategy and the main functional areas of business organisations.
  • Evidence numeracy and quantitative skills including data analysis, interpretation and extrapolation, including the use of models of business problems and the effective use of communication and information technology for business applications.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing using a range of media which are widely used in business, such as presentations, email, business reports and professional use of social media.
  • Apply critical thinking and analysis and synthesis with the capability to identify assumptions, evaluate statements in terms of evidence, detect false logic or reasoning, identify implicit values, define terms adequately and generalise appropriately.
  • Solve problems and demonstrate decision-making skills using appropriate quantitative and qualitative techniques.
  • Display the ability to create, evaluate and assess a range of options together with the capacity to apply ideas and knowledge to a range of situations.
  • Demonstrate self-reflection and self-awareness, openness and sensitivity to diversity in terms of people, cultures, business and management issues. 
  • Demonstrate a broad range of transferrable professional skills: individual initiative and enterprise; a global outlook; effective performance within a team environment, including leadership, team building, influencing and project management; interpersonal skills of effective listening, negotiating, persuasion and presentation.

88%

of our graduates are in work or further study six months after the course

DHLE 2014/15

In a typical teaching week, you will have up to 14 ‘contact’ hours of teaching. This generally breaks down as:

  • Personal tutorial/small group teaching: 1 hour tutorials each week.
  • Medium group teaching: 5 hours of practical workshops or seminars each week.
  • Large group teaching: 8 hours of lectures each week.

In addition, you will be expected to undertake a further 25 hours of self-directed studying and revising in your own time.

The course has a diverse student body, currently representing 69 different nationalities, and an equally diverse teaching staff, providing a multinational learning environment. Coventry University has been ranked the best UK university for student mobility, based on 2014/15 data published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) in 2016, and our partnerships with universities around the world provide opportunities to study abroad or collaborate with other students through Online International Learning (OIL) projects, such as the Universidad del Pacifico, Lima, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Rennes International School of Business and Kolding International Business Academy.

Students who have opted to study abroad for their sandwich year have enrolled in universities including Northern Arizona University, Universidad Francisco de Vitoria in Madrid, Tunku Abdul Rahman University in Malaysia, Cork University and Toulouse University. In your second year, ten students can also opt to study for one semester at Toulouse Business School.

You will have the chance to participate in a number of field trips and overseas visits during your studies – past students have visited Mercedes-Benz, Beck & Co and Airbus Defence & Space in Bremen and Hamburg with future trips currently being planned for a range of exciting destinations as diverse as Bangkok and Barcelona, Chile and California, Paris and Peru, Memphis and Mumbai.

Global ready

Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2015/16, we were able to provide a total of 2101 experiences abroad that lasted at least five days, 76% of which were our own organised trips for undergraduates and 23% from postgraduate travel.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni (HESA)


2,101

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2015/16



16,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally so far


21

global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses

What our students say

I decided to study the BA Business Management course because the course offers the opportunity to study the area of business in different forms through the various topic choices you are given. My course consists of topics that cover different areas of business including economics, marketing, business law and many more. After finishing the course here at Coventry I would like to start up my own business using the knowledge learnt from studying my Business Management undergraduate degree course.

Mary Ewumi, BA (Hons) Business Management, current third year student, 2016

Clearing places available on this course

During Clearing, the tariff points for this course may change. Clearing tariff points will be published 14th August.

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What our students say

I decided to study the BA Business Management course because the course offers the opportunity to study the area of business in different forms through the various topic choices you are given. My course consists of topics that cover different areas of business including economics, marketing, business law and many more. After finishing the course here at Coventry I would like to start up my own business using the knowledge learnt from studying my Business Management undergraduate degree course.

Mary Ewumi, BA (Hons) Business Management, current third year student, 2016

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

For more information, please visit our Finance pages.

Starts

Fee


September 2017

£9,250 (per year)


January 2018

£9,250 (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.

Starts

Fee


September 2017

£9,250 (per year)


January 2018

£9,250 (per year)


Scholarships

For the September 2017 and January 2018 intakes, we're investing £1 million into scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students.

Our scholarships are worth up to £10,000 and every student that applies will be considered. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

Starts

Fee


September 2017

£11,927 (per year)


January 2018

£11,927 (per year)


Course essentials at no extra cost

We're committed to communicating study costs clearly to make sure you're not faced with having to make any unexpected payments.

This is why our ‘Flying Start’ package provides you with a few course essentials. Your full-time fee for an undergraduate degree will cover the following:

UK field trips

Any mandatory site visits and trips within the United Kingdom.

Key material

This can include core textbooks, software and equipment.

Laser prints

1,000 A4 sides of black and white laser printing credits per year.

Optional year

Pay no tuition fees for optional work placements or study abroad trips.

The following are additional costs not included in the fees:

  • Any optional overseas field trips or visits: £400+ per trip

What our students say

I decided to study the BA Business Management course because the course offers the opportunity to study the area of business in different forms through the various topic choices you are given. My course consists of topics that cover different areas of business including economics, marketing, business law and many more. After finishing the course here at Coventry I would like to start up my own business using the knowledge learnt from studying my Business Management undergraduate degree course.

Mary Ewumi, BA (Hons) Business Management, current third year student, 2016

Career prospects

The structure of the course, the experiences and support made available to you are all designed with a view to developing the skills, competencies and understanding necessary to contribute in the rapidly changing work environment.

You will have access to a wide range of field trip opportunities, with many of these being overseas. Trips are advertised regularly and provide opportunities to understand business within different cultural environments and to develop networks with a wider range of students and organisations. 

Whether you require support and guidance in relation to long or short-term placement desires, or the needs and expectations of external employers, we have employability and careers tutors as well as your own academic personal tutor on hand to help you make these decisions and develop your own career plan. 

The optional modules available give the degree flexibility to help  shape it as your career plans become clearer. You could go on to work in a diverse range of industries and jobs, from the civil service to large multinationals, working in anything from management and HR to advertising and marketing. We also have students who go on work in family businesses and are able to bring new insights and experiences.

Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University's Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.

88%

of our graduates are in work or further study six months after the course

DLHE 2014/15

Where our graduates work

Recent graduates have gone on to join graduate schemes at National Grid, Ford, Opel and Royal Mail, while others have secured graduate positions as a commercial analyst for TNT, a commercial manager at Marks & Spencer, an assistant manager at Mitchells and Butler and a programme analyst at Jaguar Land Rover.

£22K

Our graduates earn an average salary of £22,000 six months after the course (DHLE 2014/15)

What our alumni say

The structure of the degree allows you to experience a variety of business areas, gaining unique experience and distinguishing personal abilities. Lecturers provide a firsthand insight into fast-moving and exhilarating industries. The international campus eliminates language barriers and gives a chance to meet with people from all over the world, experience different cultures and build everlasting friendships.

Anya Rowe, BA (Hons) Business Management, graduated with a first in 2011, now Intermediary Sales Consultant at Bupa Global
Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place with us, a Student Contract (“the Contract”) will be formed between you and the University. The Contract will detail all of your rights and also the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and will also contain all of the obligations that the University owes to you.  We would encourage you to read the Student Contract before you accept any offer of a place at the University. A copy of the Contract can be found here.