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International Business Management BA (Hons) 2017/18 entry

Clearing 2017

Clearing places available on this course

We have limited places available on this course through Clearing. Contact us to discuss your options:

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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:

N120

Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2017

 

Fees:
Faculty:

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For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2222


Overview

With modern business environments becoming more global, this degree aims to improve understanding of international business contexts.

Most of the products we purchase today have gone through complex international journeys to arrive on the shelves of our shops. This course is designed to reflect these changes in the modern international business environment.

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

What our students say...

Alongside your year abroad, the course is your first taste of what opportunities lie in your future career wherever it may take you.

Macarena Williams

Course information

Worldwide financial networks and disappearing economic boundaries help to allow far greater freedom of sales, marketing, manufacturing and outsourcing. While growing distribution networks, supply chains and transportation hubs have simplified the movement of products.

This course aims to cover a range of management disciplines to help prepare students for operations including the distributing of products and services across nations and continents, as many products undergo complex international journeys to arrive on the shelves of our shops.

This degree aims to develop knowledge and practical skills regarding the international business environment, business strategy and key functions of business organisations. We will also cover the external forces which affect business decisions, such as fall or rise of interest rates.

92%

of our students agreed that our staff are good at explaining things

NSS, 2016

Course specification
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Modules

Overview

The first year of this course provides a thorough grounding in the core aspects of business.

Modules

  • Continuing Professional Development 1

  • Introduction to the International Business Environment

  • Managing Multicultural Organisations

  • Internal Business Dynamics

  • The Economics of International Business

  • Business Analytics

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 introduces core management subjects such as accounting, marketing and supply chain management.

Modules

  • Continuous Professional Development 2

  • International Finance and Accounting

  • Applied Marketing

  • Global Operations and Supply Chains

  • Managing Global Projects

  • Optional modules

    1 from the following:

    • Group Work Based Project
    • Collaborative Problem Solving

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 third year can be spent overseas with one of our partner institutions. We currently have links with institutions across Europe, Asia and America. Students may also choose to undertake an internship in a global company located in the UK.

Modules

  • Professional Placement

  • Study Abroad

Overview

In the final year you are able to choose from subjects in a range of specialist international areas including international logistics, international marketing, and international finance.

Modules

  • Continuous Professional Development 3

  • International Business Strategy

  • Global Leadership

  • Business and Management Dissertation OR Undergraduate Internship

  • Optional modules

    2 from the following:

    • Globalisation and Emerging Markets
    • Europe Through a Global Lens
    • Digital Economy
    • Entrepreneurship in a Global Context
    • International Marketing
    • International Human Resources
    • Global Logistics Management
    • Advanced International Finance and Accounting

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...

  • Option to enjoy a cultural experience of living, studying and working abroad in your third year.
  • Opportunity to attend guest lectures given by industry experts and practitioners through all three years.
  • Opportunity to go on field and study trips throughout your course which let you see your study content in action.
  • Teaching staff with strong business experience and links at companies across the world including Singapore, China and Korea, which they bring into their teaching.
  • Studying with Coventry Business School who are currently a member of European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and the Association of Business Schools (ABS).
  • Seminars where recent graduates return each year to share their experiences in their new jobs and highlight how your degree can help you achieve your career goals and progression on graduation.

Exposure to international business practices through case studies on companies such as Dell, DHL, Air- France/KLM, and General Electric.

Your course will be based on a series of lectures with associated seminars.

In addition, your personal tutor will review and discuss your progress with you and will be available for advice.

We use a number of assessment techniques such as personal development plans, portfolios, online discussion groups and individual and group presentations.

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

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

A compulsory Add+vantage module must also be completed.

40% assessed by exams

In a typical week you will have up to 14 contact hours of teaching and this will break down as:

  • Personal tutorial/small group teaching: 1-hour tutorial on a regular basis.
  • Medium group teaching: 5 hours of seminars each week.
  • Large group teaching: 8 hours of lectures each week.

In addition, you will be expected to undertake 25 hours studying and revising in your own time each week.

The third year is spent overseas and we currently have links with institutions across Europe, Asia and America. If you intend to go to a non-English speaking country you will be expected to take basic language subjects in the intended country’s language but the majority of our partners in non-English speaking countries offer tuition in English.

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...

Alongside your year abroad, the course is your first taste of what opportunities lie in your future career wherever it may take you.

Macarena Williams

Clearing places available on this course

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

Know your results? See if we could offer you a place

Waiting for results day? Visit our Clearing pages for advice

What our students say...

Alongside your year abroad, the course is your first taste of what opportunities lie in your future career wherever it may take you.

Macarena Williams

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)


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)


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)


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...

Alongside your year abroad, the course is your first taste of what opportunities lie in your future career wherever it may take you.

Macarena Williams

Career prospects

As a successful graduate you will enter the job market with the advantage of having shown that you can work/ study and live in a different country successfully, as well as having a business degree.

Today, more often than not, your business career will span many borders and cultures. Your degree can also give you a wide network of peers from across the globe and extensive exposure to how business operates in widely different international markets.

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.

100%

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

DHLE 2014/15

£21k

Our graduates earn an average salary of £21,000 six months after the course (DHLE 2014/15)

What our students say...

Alongside your year abroad, the course is your first taste of what opportunities lie in your future career wherever it may take you.

Macarena Williams
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.