Most of the products we purchase today have gone through complex international journeys to arrive on the shelves of our shops. Understanding international business operations is therefore increasingly important for today's business graduates. This exciting degree aims to develop comprehensive knowledge and practical skills to understand the international business environment, business strategy and the key functions of business organisations. A multicultural learning experience is guaranteed. You will be studying alongside staff and students from a range of over 30 nationalities. You will also be taught by staff with significant experience of the business world, who have worked as directors and consultants for many large multinational companies in countries including Singapore, China and Korea. You will find an international dimension throughout your studies. We aim to expose you to international business practices through visiting lectures, guest speakers and real-life case studies on companies such as Dell, DHL, Air France/KLM, and General Electric. You will also have the chance to collaborate on projects with international students from universities located in different countries (e.g. France, Malaysia, Belgium, Kazakhstan) as part of several online international learning (OIL) experiences, as well as practical international engagement through volunteering, studying abroad or spending a year on placement in a multinational company. Coventry has been educating business professionals for over 50 years. Through core modules, we focus on building essential management skills, in areas such as leadership and management, global markets and entry strategies and marketing, to name just a few; all considered from an international perspective. Using specialist business simulation software, you will be encouraged to think strategically from the outset and develop the practical skills needed to initiate and implement complex international business projects. For example, you may find yourself working on real-life projects for businesses in and around Coventry, or on simulations in our Business Simulation Suite. Key Course Benefits
- Ranked 15th best in the UK for Business, Management and Marketing by the Guardian University Guide 2020.
- Staff have experience of senior management and consultancy, working for the likes of PwC, Barclays and the NHS.
- Cultural experience of living, studying abroad or working for a global UK-based company in your third year, past students have spent time overseas.
- 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.
- 85% of the School’s Business and Management research was recognised internationally in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), of which 13% received the highest world-leading classification.
- 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.
- Access to our Business Simulation Suite, giving you the opportunity to improve your business acumen and decision making skills using business simulation software.
Your main study themes are: - Integrated business management: Provides the underpinning knowledge of the principles of business, including the way in which private and public sector organisations are structured and operate. - Managing people in an international environment: You will be introduced to the key concepts for understanding international human resource management, and explore the practice of managing human resources in an international context. - Accounting fundamentals: The basic principles, rationale and methods used in analysing, recoding, planning and managing accounts or finances. - Economics and business: Understanding how businesses operate within the external environment and the impact of things like competition or overseas tax legislation on profit and loss. You should develop essential numeracy skills and analysis for financial reporting, forecasting and modelling. - Global supply chain management: Introduces the core concepts and theories that are prerequisite for the successful management of logistics within the overall context of the organisation. Current logistical trends such as lean management of the logistics and supply chain function will also be analysed. Other areas explored will include inventory management, transportation and warehousing. - Marketing: Exploring marketing research, consumer behaviour, digital marketing, contemporary marketing issues and marketing strategy. - Leadership and Strategy: Based within the School of Strategy and Leadership, this course benefits from expertise in that area, with third year modules covering how to build international business strategies and lead in the global business environment. For more information about what you will study, please visit our website.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- European Foundation for Management Development
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
All applications are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed which includes previous and predicted qualifications, experience, reference and your motivation to study the course. The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate / BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 National Diploma / BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry onto degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that are equivalent to three A2 Levels. This may include subject specific requirements where necessary. If you are successful in receiving an offer, you will be invited to an Applicant Visit Day to discover more about the course and studying at Coventry University.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|