International Business Management BSc (Hons)

Coventry University

Program Overview

Keen to carve a career in business management? Interested in business on a international scale? This could be the course for you.

Our International Business Management course aims to develop your knowledge and skills across a broad range of management disciplines, with a focus on the development of an accurate understanding of different international business contexts.

The course is designed to:

  • reflect the changes in a modern business environment where businesses increasingly operate in a global market place, distributing products and services across nations and continents.
  • develop your experience of countries and cultures.
  • provide the opportunity to study abroad or on a placement year so you can experience what it is like to study and work in a different country or environment, whilst developing your language skills and improving your potential future career prospects.

CoventryUnited Kingdom

  Course Duration

36 Months

  Tuition Fee

£ 15,300



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Why you should study this course

Understanding international business operations is increasingly important for today's business graduates. Many of the products we purchase today have gone through complex international journeys to be sold and distributed in the UK. This course aims to develop understanding of these journeys and of international business on a wider scale.

The International Business Management course aims to:

  • develop your knowledge and practical skills so as to understand the international business environment, business strategy and the key functions of business organisations.
  • 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.
  • offer a multicultural learning experience - you could be studying alongside staff and students from a range of nationalities. You will also be taught by current 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 (please note staff are subject to change).
  • expose you to international business practices through visiting lectures, guest speakers (subject to availability) and real-life case studies on companies which have previously included 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 experiences, while there is also the opportunity to apply to spend a semester of your second year studying at our partner, Toulouse Business School**.
  • encourage you 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 (subject to availability and additional costs may apply), or on simulations in our Business Simulation Suite, which has been designed to help you explore the skills needed for a potential future career in business.

What you'll study
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 Political Economy of International Business

  • Business Analytics

  • Add+vantage module - 10 credits

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.

In Year Two, you can also choose to embark on an optional study abroad* semester at our partner Toulouse Business School (subject to change), who have been teaching business for over 100 years, and who were ranked in the top 60 business schools in Europe by the Financial Times Rankings in 2019/20. If successful in securing this opportunity, you will spend the first semester of your second year studying at Toulouse Business School (subject to change).


  • Continuous Professional Development 2

  • International Finance and Accounting

  • Applied Marketing

  • Global Operations and Supply Chains

  • Managing Global Projects

  • Add+vantage module - 10 credits

  • Optional modules

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

Your course 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 module - 10 credits

  • Optional modules

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.0 overall

International Fees
£15,300 per year

International Pathways 2022 Scholarship
You could enjoy a £3,000 reduction in tuition fees.

Our high-quality foundation, international year one and pre-masters courses are for international students who do not meet the requirements for direct entry to their preferred Coventry University undergraduate or postgraduate course. We can support you to achieve the academic and/or English grades you need and help you gain the personal and professional skills required to study at university.

We want to encourage ambitious international students like you to study at Coventry University, so we’ve secured extra financial support for you worth £3,000, to help with the cost of tuition fees, living expenses and accommodation.

The scholarship application deadline is:
September 2022 intake: 31 July 2022

As a successful graduate of this course, you will enter the job market with a strong grounding in business management principles, as well as the knowledge to appreciate how they relate to different international contexts.

Previous graduates of our international business courses have found employment positions within generalist HR, general management, specialist pay and reward, people development and employee relations roles.

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