Global Business MBA


Course Description

Develop the skills you need to join a new generation of strategic business leaders, learning to create, develop and sustainably grow organisations which competitively operate in a global context.

Graduates of this course demonstrate advanced expertise in marketing, finance, human resource management, international business, international trade, project management, strategy and leadership. Learning is very much applied: you’ll get superb exposure to practical skills and the world of work, and you’ll graduate as a confident, career-ready individual with real employer appeal in any industry.

The course is available both full-time and part-time and will suit anyone, from recent graduates to those who have been working for some years. You could also achieve a joint award: passing 2 aligned course modules can make you eligible for the CMI Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership (subject to registration and additional fees).

In addition to gaining academic skills and knowledge, MBA students have the opportunity to undertake a professional development programme designed to develop career plans, improve professional skills, and increase employability.

You could also achieve a joint award: passing 2 aligned course modules can make you eligible for the CMI Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership (subject to registration and additional fees).

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.

Course information

This MBA in Global Business could be your ticket to a high-flying career in business leadership within an international context. Besides deepening your existing awareness of the theory and practice of business, you’ll have the opportunity to develop essential lifelong skills including critical thinking, problem-solving, decision-making, data analysis, effective communication, leadership, and change management. These should serve you in any business discipline and at every stage of your career.

This course takes a very practical approach to learning, so you’ll have significant exposure to business techniques and their application in industry. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to meet with, hear from and undertake projects for real employers; to undertake collaborative leadership projects; and to work effectively as part of a cross-cultural team.

See website for module information.

Why choose this course?

If you choose this MBA, you’ll have the chance to develop into fully rounded business leader with transferrable skills which will enable you to succeed in a wide variety of disciplines, industries and locations.

London

Where better to study for an MBA in Global Business than in the heart of the Square Mile, London’s financial district. Some of the world’s longest-established, most well-respected financial and business institutions will be right on your doorstep, offering opportunities for tours, visits, industry guest lectures and work experience (subject to availability, competitive application, visa restrictions and additional fees may apply).

Practical

This is a comprehensive, career-building course which has been developed in consultation with industry, so the curriculum teaches what employers are looking for in graduates. Learning is applied, and aims to include work-based activities and assessments, live projects for clients, company visits, leadership lectures, and training in career planning and guidance with career paths. Upon successful completion of the course, you will graduate with excellent prospects for career progression.

Current

Every aspect of the course intends to engage with the latest business and best practice. In particular, there is constant reference to the changing nature of the business landscape, including the way it is impacted by social, environmental, economic and regulatory factors. There is a strong focus on equipping you to respond effectively to, and to manage, change.

CMI

Students who pass 4 specific modules (Mandatory: Leading in a Changing World and three of the following: Marketing in a Global Age, Strategic Management, Managerial Finance, Global HRM) can be awarded the CMI Level 7 Diploma, providing they register as a CMI member and pay the membership fees. With over 100,000 members, the CMI is internationally recognised as the professional body which sets the standards in management. Please see Accreditation and Professional Recognition section.

Global

This MBA course has been carefully designed to reflect business systems, standards and practices around the world. It draws upon international case studies and promotes cross-cultural fluency among students in the UK and on international collaborations. You will develop confidence dealing with people and organisations around the world, and you will understand how to respond to issues faced by companies based in other countries; multi-national organisations; and businesses which trade internationally.

How you'll be taught

Applied learning is at the heart of this course, so you’ll have a hands-on, work-oriented experience throughout. This approach ensures the development of invaluable soft skills including confidence, communication, teamwork, presentation, and the collation and use of information.

Although you’ll spend time in lectures and in both lecturer-led and student-led seminars, your learning will be enhanced by practical exercises, collaborations and real work experience.

Teaching contact hours

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.

Career prospects

The way you decide to use your MBA may depend on why you decided to study for it. You may have been studying part-time, having remained employed and needing this qualification to be able to progress with your current employer. You might want a complete change of career direction, or you may have embarked on the course immediately after your undergraduate studies. Whatever your reason, you’ll be well-equipped – and impressively qualified – to pursue the business career of your choice, regardless of industry or sector.


Visit the Global Business MBA page on the Coventry University London web site for more details!

(Student Profile)

Amir Riahi

1978.JPG Amir Riahi, from Iran became the first International Student from Coventry University London Campus to secure a Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur Visa. While studying for his MBA at the London Campus, Amir set up USBC UK, his new unique business venture. The company introduces a new generation of industrial plants known as USBC-Generation and offers a number of services in downstream oil and gas, steel, energy and infrastructure sectors.

Amir has over six years experience in the engineering sector and has worked for various international organisations both in Iran and abroad. However, Amir wanted to push the boundaries further to explore the possibilities of setting up an innovative engineering business. Amir researched various programmes which could help him develop strong skills in business, management and leadership and he opted for the Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Coventry University London Campus. Located in the heart of the City of London, Amir found that being surrounded by the Bank of England, the famous Gherkin Building and a number of world renowned organisations, Coventry University London Campus, would offer him the best opportunities to network with industry professionals.

“London is one of the world’s largest financial and business centres. It is full of opportunities for business to flourish and gives you a platform to network with successful professionals” says Amir.

The Campus has an ethos centred on delivering a real business experience. Through high profile guest speakers, internships opportunities and an Employability team always available to offer valuable advice, Coventry University London Campus students leave their studies ready to integrate the work place at senior positions or to run their own business.

Amir explains: “I did a lot of research about the various universities and their programmes. Coventry University London Campus has a broad range of MBAs available and in my view they are the institution with the best focus on student employability…the environment on campus is extremely professional and the tutors are supportive and have a lot of industry experience to share”

Amir’s institution choice was also influenced by the fact that Coventry University, through its Institute of Applied Entrepreneurship (IAE), offer students and graduates the support they need to develop their business start-ups.

“The team was very attentive. They took my project and ideas seriously and after a selection process, including an interview, they made the decision to endorse my Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur application”

(Student Profile)

Millicent Anao

2128.JPG When I was at university, Ghana discovered oil. I saw it as a fascinating opportunity and got an internship in the marketing department of Global Petroleum Ghana Limited. I liked the experience so much that I decided to study this area more. Currently I am undertaking an internship, providing consulting services to an organisation interested in exploring the natural gas market in the UK.
There are many things I enjoy about the campus: the university itself, the tutors, the assignments, the way the course is structured, and, most importantly, the diversity on campus. Meeting people from different countries has really helped me broaden my horizons. The diversity of cultures means the diversity of ideas, and it has been a great experience socially and professionally – stepping outside of my comfort zone and learning something new every day.

Moreover, it is a perfect place to establish business contacts by meeting corporate people. There are many events on campus, you always see people in suits, which makes you want to be a part of that world, the world of business.

The academic experience at Coventry University London Campus has been very different from the one I had back home, in Africa. I really like the culture of an equal dialogue between the students and the lecturers here: you can voice your opinion, even if it differs from the lecturer’s, as long as you back it up with arguments. The internship has also been one of the most valuable parts of the degree because the practical experience helps me understand and put into context what we learn in the classroom.

(Student Profile)

Wan-Wen Huang

2129.JPG Hello, my name is Wan-Wen Huang, but most of my friends in the UK call me Julia. I come from Taiwan and am studying MBA International Fashion Management at Coventry University London Campus.

One of the aspects of this degree programme I particularly enjoy is learning to identify consumer trends – in other words, observing customers who are shopping – and London is the perfect place for that. I have lived in the West before, and I like to look around what is happening in London because the city is so diverse and so different from the rest of the world from the business point of view. There are customers from all over the world, and for this reason I’ve found studying at Coventry University London Campus very useful. Every day I’m meeting people from different countries and continents – the EU, China, India and Nigeria among others. Everyone’s background is different and the way they see the world, do business and shop are very different. I also like the tutors a lot. I think that good tutors are vital for a good university experience.

There are several reasons why I chose to study this degree programme. First of all, my family are involved in fashion design; we would like to run a fashion-related business and I thought that this course would match my professional objectives. I chose the MBA over the MSc because I thought the MBA to be more valuable due to the training it offers – it combines management, marketing and fashion, providing students with a useful set of skills and knowledge for work. Another reason was the ranking and the profile of the university. I think it’s a great university for international students. The location was also important – after all, I think that if you want to study fashion, you’ve got to study in London because it is a great centre of international fashion.


(Scholarship)

Global Professional Postgraduate Scholarship - Single Award

The Scholarships are allocated to applicants on the basis of their academic merit. Allocation will be decided on assessment of the following;- Holds at least a 1st class degree or equivalent
- Has full time work experience of at least one year in an international organisation with operations in more than one country. The candidate will require a reference letter from the organisation
- 500 word write up on your personal impact on the organisation
- Self-funded student
**Please note that this scholarship cannot be combined with any other Coventry University scholarship. In cases where an applicant is awarded more than one Coventry University award, the award which provides the greatest benefit to the student will apply.The decision to award a student this scholarship is at the sole discretion of Coventry University. Coventry University reserves the right to award less than 1 scholarship from each category.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Up to £4000

Eligibility

The Global Business Development Scholarship is available to all UK, EU and International self-funded students applying for full-time postgraduate courses who have submitted an application for study before 8 February 2018.

Application Procedure

The Global Business Development Scholarship is available to all UK, EU and International self-funded students applying for full-time postgraduate courses who have submitted an application for study before 8 February 2018.

Further Information

https://www.coventry.ac.uk/london/study/fees-and-finance/about-our-scholarships/


(Scholarship)

Academic Dean Scholarship - Single Award

Postgraduate awardsThe Academic Dean Postgraduate Scholarship is available to all UK, EU and International self-funded students applying for full-time postgraduate courses who have submitted an application for study before 8 February 2018 at a value of up to £3000.The Scholarships are allocated to applicants on the basis of their academic merit. Allocation will be decided on assessment of the following;- Holds at least a 1st class degree or equivalent
- 500 words statement of support
- Self-funded student

Value of Scholarship(s)

Up to £3000

Eligibility

The Academic Dean Postgraduate Scholarship is available to all UK, EU and International self-funded students applying for full-time postgraduate courses who have submitted an application for study before 8 February 2018.

Application Procedure

Please note that this scholarship cannot be combined with any other Coventry University scholarship. In cases where an applicant is awarded more than one Coventry University award, the award which provides the greatest benefit to the student will apply.

The decision to award a student this scholarship is at the sole discretion of Coventry University. Coventry University reserves the right to award fewer scholarships from each category than the total number available.

Further Information

https://www.coventry.ac.uk/london/study/fees-and-finance/about-our-scholarships/


(Scholarship)

Entrepreneurial Impact Postgraduate Scholarship - Single Award

The Scholarships are allocated to applicants on the basis of their academic merit. Allocation will be decided on assessment of the following:- Holds at least a 1st class degree or equivalent
- 500 words write up on entrepreneurial achievements within a team or as a business owner
- Self-funded studentThe decision to award a student this scholarship is at the sole discretion of Coventry University. Coventry University reserves the right to award less than one scholarship from each category.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Up to £3000

Eligibility

The Entrepreneurial Impact Postgraduate Scholarship is available to all UK, EU and International self-funded students applying for full-time postgraduate programmes who have submitted an application for study before 8 February 2018.

Application Procedure

The Entrepreneurial Impact Postgraduate Scholarship is available to all UK, EU and International self-funded students applying for full-time postgraduate programmes who have submitted an application for study before 8 February 2018.

Further Information

https://www.coventry.ac.uk/london/study/fees-and-finance/about-our-scholarships/


(Scholarship)

MBA Academic Performance Scholarship - Single Award

The MBA Academic Performance Scholarship is available to all International self-funded students who have applied for a postgraduate course at Coventry University London.Allocation of scholarships will be decided on assessment of the following;Holds a 2:1 or equivalent
Understanding of the course and motivation to study at Coventry University London
Extra-curricular activities or work experiencePlease note that this scholarship cannot be combined with any other Coventry University scholarship. In cases where an applicant is awarded more than one Coventry University award, the award which provides the greatest benefit to the student will apply.The decision to award a student this scholarship is at the sole discretion of Coventry University. Coventry University reserves the right to award fewer than the total number of scholarships available from each category.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Up to £2000

Eligibility

- Holds a 2.1 or equivalent
- Understanding of the course and motivation to study at Coventry University London.
- Extra-curricular activities or work experience.

Application Procedure

The great thing about this award is that no separate application is required to be considered for an MBA Academic Performance Scholarship. All applications for study at Coventry University London from self-funded international students that are received prior to the deadline will be considered. For October 2018 entry, the deadline is 25th July 2018, and for January 2019 entry, the deadline is 30th November 2018. If you are successful you will be notified in due course. Good luck!

Further Information

https://www.coventry.ac.uk/london/study/fees-and-finance/about-our-scholarships/


(Scholarship)

The Joey Leong Coventry University London Scholarship - Single Award

Coventry University London has partnered with alumni and award-winning Malaysian film star Joey Leong to launch the Joey Leong Coventry University London scholarship for October 2018 entry.Joey Leong, whose filmography includes blockbuster Asian movies such as Blood Ties (2009), The Second Coming (2013) and Our Sister Mambo (2015), recently graduated from a one-year top-up course at Coventry University London and will received a BA Honours degree in Global Business.During her time at Coventry University London, Joey held the role of International Student Ambassador, helping to develop relationships between the Coventry University Group and Malaysia’s Higher Education institutions.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£12,329

Eligibility

Available to self-funded Malaysian nationals only
Academic requirements: Pass the STPM with a minimum of BBBB OR pass the UEC Senior Level with Grade A2 or above (80%) in at least 5 relevant subjects not including English or Malay (students must also provide Junior Level transcript or certificate)
English language requirements: IELS 6.0 with 5.5 minimum in each component.
Submit a 500 words statement on how you plan to use your skills to contribute to Malaysia’s economic growth
Complete and submit the scholarship application form by the deadline

Application Procedure

All applications must be received by 14th July 2018. Please complete tan application form and return to [email protected] by the specified deadline.

Further Information

https://www.coventry.ac.uk/london/study/fees-and-finance/about-our-scholarships/


(Scholarship)

UK/EU Postgraduate Scholarship - No. of awards TBC

Please note that this scholarship cannot be combined with any other Coventry University scholarship. In cases where an applicant is awarded more than one Coventry University award, the award which provides the greatest benefit to the student will apply.The decision to award a student this scholarship is at the sole discretion of Coventry University. Coventry University reserves the right to award fewer than the total number of scholarships available from each category.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Up to £2000

Eligibility

The UK/EU Postgraduate Scholarship is available to all UK and EU students holding an offer for a postgraduate course at Coventry University London starting in October 2018.Allocation of scholarships will be decided on assessment of the following:Holds a 2:2 or equivalent
Understanding of the course and motivation to study at Coventry University London
Extra-curricular activities or work experience

Application Procedure

The great thing about this award is that no separate application is required to be considered for a UK/EU Postgraduate Scholarship. All applications for study at Coventry University London from UK and EU students that are received prior to the deadline will be considered. For October 2018 entry, the deadline is 31st August 2018. If you are successful you will be notified in due course. Good luck!

Further Information

https://www.coventry.ac.uk/london/study/fees-and-finance/about-our-scholarships/



Entry Requirements

A second class honours degree (2:2) or equivalent.

Applications from candidates with relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis. Work experience is desirable but not essential.

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