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BA in International Business Management (Full Time) BA in International Business Management (Full Time) Coventry University

Coventry University

Bachelor Degree , International Business

Course Description

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

In a complex, fast-paced environment where businesses service customers throughout the world, success requires specialist knowledge of the cultural, political, geographical and socioeconomic factors that influence business practices.

You will have the opportunity to learn about the external forces which affect business decisions, such as fall or rise of interest rates. We’ll also discuss some of the biggest challenges and issues international businesses now face, such as market uncertainties and political issues. 

Throughout your studies, we integrate the six PRME (Principles for Responsible Management Education) principles, internationally recognised for adaption and change, through the study of concepts like corporate and social responsibility (CSR), sustainable trading and good corporate citizenship.

Course Content

  • Year one


The first year of this course provides an opportunity to explore the core aspects of business, such as business environments across the globe, internal business dynamics and exploring how to analyse business performance.


  • 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

  • Year two


In your second year, you will have the opportunity to continue your professional development, while being introduced to core management subjects. You will also have the opportunity to choose between two modules that have been designed to further your skills in teamwork, collaboration and leadership.


  • Continuous Professional Development 2

  • International Finance and Accounting

  • Applied Marketing

  • Global Operations and Supply Chains

  • Managing Global Projects

  • Add+vantage

Optional modules

1 from the following:

  • Business Professional Practice
  • Collaborative Problem Solving
  • Placement year


Following your second year, you will have an option to apply for a one-year professional work placement, in the UK or overseas, or study abroad in a partner institution. 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.

Please note that opportunities are subject to availability, a competitive application process, meeting applicable visa requirements and fees may apply.


  • Study/Work Placement Abroad Year*

  • UK Work Placement*

  • Final year


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

Your degree culminates with the production of a business project, designed to extend your knowledge and understanding in a specialist area of interest related to your studies upon successful completion.


  • Continuous Professional Development 3

  • International Business Strategy

  • Global Leadership

  • Business Project

  • Add+vantage

Optional modules

2 from the following:

  • Globalisation and Emerging Markets
  • Digital Economy
  • Entrepreneurship in a Global Context
  • International Marketing
  • Global Logistics Operations Strategy
  • Advanced International Finance and Accounting


Entry Requirements

A Level :- ABB-BBB


IB Diploma :- 30-31 points

GCSE requirement :- Minimum 5 GCSE's graded 9-4 / A* - C including Maths and English.


A-Level applicants are required to have three? A2 Levels. Coventry University may include AS grades within an offer for certain courses, but we are not able to accept two AS Levels in place of one A2 Level. In some courses it may be necessary for entrants to have passed specific A2 Levels in nominated subjects. Please see the course pages for more information.

Access Diplomas

The Access Diploma to include 30 Level 3 credits at Merit. Plus GCSE English Language at grade C and GCSE Mathematics at grade B, or specified equivalents.

Coventry University welcomes applicants who have completed, or who are studying, the Access to HE Diploma developed by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). Successful completion of the course will require you to gain 60 credits with at least 45 to be achieved at Level 3 (with the remainder at Level 2). In some cases we will require you to have gained Merit or Distinction grades in a number of units or in nominated subjects. For more information on the entry requirements for your chosen course please see the relevant course pages.

BTEC Level 3 Diplomas

The University will accept the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma for entry to most courses. In some cases we will require applicants to have studied either certain named modules or a specific named Diploma. The appropriate course page will have full information on the entry requirements. The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry to degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that provide a total volume of study that is equivalent to three A2 Levels. For example, you could be studying a BTEC Level 3 Diploma plus an A2 Level, or a BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma plus two A2 Levels. Where a specific A2 or BTEC subject is required for entry then you must be offering this as part of your combination of qualifications.