Coventry University - Master of Business Administration

Coventry University

Master of Business Administration

Studied on campus or 100% online, this MBA course aims to teach students how to respond to the needs of the modern world by thinking critically and strategically in seeking solutions to complex problems.

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Are you looking for a career change or to develop your career? Are you considering a move into management? In today’s globally connected environment, the work of a manager needs to be ethically driven and culturally sensitive. The MBA course aims to help towards establishing better career prospects and salary, upon successful completion. By studying at Coventry Business School, you will have access to professional management coaches, research active staff, and have the opportunity to engage with fellow candidates, who could be drawn from across a range of sectors. We also have expertise in delivering leadership programmes, and have won recent contracts with public and private sector firms, including the Cabinet Office, to develop their current and future leaders.

The course will also support you to clarify and develop your career goals as you progress through and encourage reflection on how your goals might be met.

You can also study the MBA course on campus or online, either as a comprehensive management and leadership programme or with specialised pathways in Cyber Security Management sector, Sustainable Tourism, Artificial Intelligence, Marketing or for the Healthcare Sector. 

Please note that upon successful completion, on your final award certificate for this course, the course title will be Master of Business Administration and will not refer to the pathway studied, while your transcript will cite the modules studied and will not make reference to the pathway chosen.

The MBA programme consists of three distinct but interconnected stages:

  • Certificate - The modern enterprise and business environment – how does it work? 
    The Certificate phase aims to develop a resource-based view of the business enterprise and examine how value is created, including the impact of the wider business environment on the enterprise’s value creation activities.
  • Diploma - Preparing for tomorrow – what needs to change?
    In the Diploma stage the focus shifts to consider a manager’s role in developing enterprises that consider internal and external contexts, with the goal for them to create sustainable value.
  • Masters – Management in action – bringing about change   
    The Masters phase of the programme focuses more specifically on particular sectors and/or roles, allowing you the chance to complete a comprehensive general management programme or choose to specialise in artificial intelligence or healthcare management. The emphasis will be on exploring, critically evaluating and applying a range of sector/ role specific models and concepts within a practice setting. The course provides you with the opportunity to clarify and explore your career goals as you progress and encourages reflection on how your goals might be met.

The course provides you with the opportunity to clarify and explore your career goals as you progress and encourages reflection on how your goals might be met.

Entry Requirements

To commence the MBA course applicants must:

  • Be an Honours graduate of any discipline, obtained from a recognised university/HE institution, or hold an equivalent qualification acceptable to Coventry Business School.

  • Have a minimum of two years post-degree full-time work experience in a management/administrative/ professional capacity 

  • Hold IELTS 6.5 if English is not the applicant’s first language. 

Career Prospects

Upon successful completion of this course you will gain an MBA, a business qualification which is internationally recognised and which could prove useful for managerial positions in a world characterised by strong global competition, rapid technological advancement and continuous change. The wide-ranging content of this MBA offers considerable flexibility, whether you decide to specialise in a particular management discipline or sector or take an overview of them all.

During the course of your study, you should develop strong analytical skills, clear perspectives on strategy and strategic thinking, and highly effective communication and research skills. These are all in demand from employers in private, public, and third-sector organisations around the world.

For those choosing to pursue one of our pathways, you can benefit from applied specialist knowledge appropriate to your chosen sector. 

For those choosing the artificial intelligence pathway, you will explore the skills and knowledge needed to manage the complexity that comes from a world driven by artificial intelligence.

By studying the pathway for the healthcare sector, you will have the chance to benefit from cross-faculty working and expertise which aims to enable integration of knowledge and skills from the fields of health, social care and business. These are then applied to the management of health and social care organisations, in preparation for the final Transforming Health Care Business Project.

Students on this course often come from a variety of international backgrounds, which could allow you to explore the importance of culture-sensitive management and emerge as a well-rounded global leader able to act and succeed anywhere in the world, upon successful completion. By successfully completing the MBA at Coventry University you will become part of a network of business people studying on the course, who often help and support each other not only during their studies, but also into their professional lives.

On successful graduation, you might decide to go into consultancy, join a leading global firm or specialise in a particular sector, management function or country. You may also look to lead change in a smaller business, an area of focus Coventry Business School has recognised expertise in, as evidenced by our Small Business Charter award.

Course Details

Studied on campus or 100% online, the MBA course is aimed specifically at current or aspiring managers who wish to develop their career. It provides you with the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills required to progress to more senior management and leadership roles, upon successful completion. With a strong practitioner focus, personal and career development is an underlying theme running through this course.

Coventry Business School is currently rated ‘excellent’ by Eduniversal, a ranking of business schools in over 150 countries, as well as being a current member of the Chartered Association of Business Schools and the European Foundation of Management Development, evidencing our focus on helping to develop the business leaders of the future. Please see the Memberships section for further information.

Coventry Business School are also members of the Small Business Charter, an award which recognises our effective role in supporting small businesses, local economies and student entrepreneurship. This award highlights our engagement with innovative small businesses, something which could benefit you as you undertake your MBA Consultancy project, focused on applying theory to real-world contexts. .

Certificate Stage – The Modern Enterprise and Business Environment
Business models and processes
The geopolitical, economic and legal environment
Financial analysis
Organisational behaviour and learning

Diploma Stage – Preparing for Tomorrow
Innovation and entrepreneurship
Leadership and change management
Strategy and decision making
Global marketing

Masters Stage – Management in Action
Project management
Decision making and risk
The MBA consultancy project
Pathway - MBA (artificial intelligence)
Artificial intelligence technologies for business and management
Artificial intelligence issues
The MBA consultancy project

Pathway - MBA (health care sector)
Policy politics and transforming practice
Leading in complex health systems
Transforming healthcare business project

Pathway - MBA (marketing)
Digital marketing strategy (module only taught online)
Marketing strategy (module only taught online)
The MBA consultancy project

Pathway - MBA (sustainable tourism)
Sustainable tourism management (module only taught online)
Critical issues in tourism management (module only taught online)
The MBA consultancy project

Pathway - MBA (cyber security management)
Digital security risk (module only taught online)
Network defense management (module only taught online)
The MBA consultancy project

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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