Available routes: Finance MBA, Management MBA, International Business MBA, International Sport Management MBA, Marketing MBA.
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is an internationally recognised business qualification. The MBA is seen by many world-class business organisations as an essential passport that graduate students must acquire in order to enhance their managerial prospects/careers in a world characterised by strong global competition, new technological leaps, continuous change, corporate social responsibility (CSR), ethical and sustainable business management and the speed of change and its global nature.
Learning to manage in this business context requires new and higher levels of knowledge, business and personal skills. Hence, companies will continue to seek graduate MBA students with a view to renewing and refreshing their organisation and who possess the skills needed to implement change, to turn threats into opportunities and to sustain and improve their organisation&rsquo,s competitive advantage.
WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
Choosing to study an MBA at Coventry Business School will enable you to enhance your career prospects and as number one modern university and ranked 33rd overall in the Guardian League table we offer a very competitive package with our MBA&rsquo,s structured to reflect the modern business environment and all modules are delivered by staff with specific research and industrial expertise. Furthermore the Business and Management Studies subject area is ranked 12th in the Guardian League tables.
Our Prestigious Leadership Lectures offer our students the chance to gain a real insight into the world of business with intimate talks from industry icons such as Julie White the Business Woman of the Year, Dean Walton Co-Founder and Director of Mask-arade who appeared on Dragons Den and Peter Robson who is the retired MD of Sun Hydraulics.
With an emphasis on enhanced student experience our course offers increased professor lectures and Field trips. Previous students have visited places and facilities such as Oman, India, Manchester United FC, BMW Mini and JLR offering them the opportunity to learn about business practises across the globe. Students will also be supported by the Professional Mentor scheme, which includes team managers from industry, entrepreneurs and Faculty Professors. As well as this our MBAs have a dedicated director and students', forums and we offer all MBA students the opportunity to be involved in the GLP Programme.
You will also have the option of enrolling on the internship programme (subject to availability and acceptance). The internship can provide increased opportunities to undertake a workplace experience that can both enhance your employability and also enable a better understanding of theory in practice.
The University&rsquo,s ability to deliver high-quality courses in a competitive market is evident in the 2013 Guardian League where we were ranked 33rd overall and 12th for our business school. We offer our students the opportunities and support needed to strive for a better future.
Please note that the fees for the International Sport Management MBA are different to the fees for the other four MBA courses: see the Fees and Funding section for details.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
Coventry Business School offers a variety of MBA degrees reflecting the research and teaching strengths of the Business School staff and based on the requirements of contemporary businesses. They range from the more general to the more industry or business specific with each carefully designed to cater for the career aspirations and backgrounds of the graduate student.
Students can choose an MBA from the following named routes:
Finance MBA - gain critical understanding and evaluation of the forefront of corporate finance theories and empirical evidence, furthermore to understand the critical nature of financial risk. Make sound financing, investment and asset valuation decisions with reference to the implications of the efficiency of capital markets. Evaluate alternative financing methods and distribution policies.
Management MBA - explain and evaluate different approaches to entrepreneurship and innovation, understand and be able to justify the need for change, creativity and innovation. Furthermore to apply economic concepts and the principles to resolve management challenges arising in different areas of decision making. Analyse the contemporary national and international macroeconomic environment.
International Business MBA - appreciate the nature of global business activities and conduct a competitive analysis in order to select the best country market and identify and determine best entry mode strategy for the target country and develop the marketing plan. To analyse and critique a range of current and emerging global logistics & supply chain practices, trends and any subsequent issues that may arise. Also to gain comprehensive understanding of globalisation and its impact on logistics and supply chain management.
International Sport Management MBA - demonstrate an understanding of the organisation of sport, its variety across nations and sports, and evolution over time. Critically analyse governance issues and their implications for the management of sport. Assess the key stages in sponsorship management and to critically evaluate the use of sport sponsorship by sponsors and rights owners. Please note: this course is September entry only.
Marketing MBA - critically analyse and apply information on the business environment, markets and buyer behaviour, within the context of given international marketing situations and to propose and justify integrated marketing plans. Apply and synthesize principles and precepts of marketing management in operational marketing planning functions.
In short, the MBA is a means of enhancing your career prospects as well as &lsquo,opening doors&rsquo, for future middle and senior managers, our aim is that the Coventry Business School MBA will enable you to meet your current and future career aspirations successfully and quickly.
HOW WILL THIS COURSE BE TAUGHT?
Semester 1 modules
Principles of Marketing,
Financial Analysis and Decision-Making,
Human Resource Management,
Semester 2 Modules (Pathway modules are also taken in semester)
Corporate and Ethical Social Responsibility,
Managing Change across Cultures.
The specialist pathway modules for each MBA award route are listed below:
Finance MBA &ndash, BEST043
Financial Risk Management
Management MBA &ndash, BEST116
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Economic Environment of Business
International Business MBA &ndash, BEST041
International Business and Global Strategy
Global Supply Chain and Logistics
International Sport Management MBA &ndash, BEST044
Please note: this course is September entry only
Sport Organisation and Governance
Sponsorship Endorsement and Naming Rights
Marketing MBA &ndash, BEST042
Strategic Marketing Management