Strategic Sales and Marketing Management HNC/HND/BA (Hons) Degree (095N, 025N, N520)


Coventry University

Strategic Sales and Marketing Management

HNC/HND/BA (Hons) Degree

Requirements / Wymagania

Minimum 2 przedmioty na poziomie rozszerzonym (j. ang. się wlicza) - minimum 55%
J. angielski - minimum 75%
Średnia z matury 40% 40%
Certyfikat językowy IELTS opcjonalnie jeśli nie spełnisz powyższych wymagań z matury 6.0, żaden z komponentów nie może być niższy niż 5.5 -
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Sales and marketing is a dynamic and exciting area in which to work. Often considered to be the powerhouse of organisations, sales and marketing is at the heart of every company and is all about bringing the right products and services to clients and generating the income and turnover to sustain organisations and help them grow.

Success in this field demands a wide range of skills and knowledge, as well as the ability to draw on life experiences. This ranges from understanding people to effectively managing teams and developing products. CU London's sales and marketing courses provide a balance of academic knowledge and the professional practical experience that the marketplace requires. Our courses are carefully designed to help you to become an effective practitioner, armed with real life experience and academic knowledge.

Why choose this course? 

Strategic Sales and Marketing Management HNC

The HNC programme is year one of the Strategic Sales and Marketing Management BA (Hons) Degree. This course focuses strongly on the sales and marketing environment, productivity and e-commerce solutions, covering a broad range of topics, including sales as part of a modern organisation, the wider environmental considerations, market segmentation, the role of e-commerce in sales, professional effectiveness and how to research and analyse information. You should also be able to develop the skills and knowledge that will help prepare you to continue your studies at HND and BA (Hons) Degree levels within CU London should you wish to gain higher level academic qualifications and/or professional qualifications.

Strategic Sales and Marketing Management HND

This course focuses on a range of approaches to clients and markets, covering direct and interactive approaches and how information technology supports and enables sales and marketing. It also looks at the more individual relationship-based approach to sales and key account management strategy and practice. The course aims to deepen your knowledge of ways to reach clients and markets, and the interrelationships between the various approaches within an overall market or sales strategy.

Strategic Sales and Marketing Management BA (Hons) Degree

This course focuses on the leadership and management of sales and sales strategies, specifically considering the international dimension. You will cover multi-level and multi-product sales forces, including motivating and developing the individual to ensure a high level of performance, and analysis and assessment of the overarching sales strategy design and implementation required by organisations.


What will I learn? 

Strategic Sales and Marketing Management HNC (year 1)

  • Sales and marketing in context
  • The sales and marketing environment
  • Personal effectiveness for sales people
  • Implementing e-commerce solutions

Strategic Sales and Marketing Management HND (year 2)

  • Direct and interactive marketing
  • IT solutions for selling and sales management
  • Relationship selling
  • Key account management

Strategic Sales and Marketing Management BA (Hons) Degree (year 3)

  • Leading the sales function
  • Sales force performance management
  • International sales strategy
  • Strategic sales management

On successful completion of the programme you should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • Policies, strategies and processes – within a changing environment, to meet stakeholder interests. You will be introduced to environmental factors that influence sales and marketing strategies, policies and processes which includes the competitive marketplace, supply chain, technology, legislation, regulation and social factors;
  • Tools and techniques – you will learn how to use these to profile and categorise customers within the marketing and sales environment. You will critically evaluate the direct and interactive marketing, including how markets are profiled and categorised to ensure that the most appropriate marketing method is deployed most effectively;
  • Sources of market information and analysis and research techniques– you will be introduced to the fundamental tools and techniques to undertake reliable market research activities, including an exploration of the role of an external marketing agency to support this. You will also look at the most readily available sources of market information as well as a consideration of the theories related to assessing the quality of market research information;
  • Accounting and other financial information systems – you will critically explore the accounting systems and methods that are used to monitor the marketing team and salesforce performance;
  • Strategic leadership and management – you will examine the resources and operations in respect of sales and marketing operations within the international business context. You will also put together a critical analysis of strategic leadership theory related to the context of a marketing and sales function, including issues related to ethics and governance. Also an exploration of methods for workforce management and control, including managerial principles as well as tools and techniques;
  • Current trends and issues – you will do a critical exploration of the shift from transaction based to relation based selling and its effect on account management, including the skills and competencies required from salespeople and marketing professionals. You will also put together a critical appraisal of the theories related to the development of an international marketing and sales strategy including the risk factors that need to be considered in the development of a successful strategy; country, currency, cultural and competitor risk;
  • Development, management and exploitation of information and communication systems – looking at their impact upon organisations and their marketing and sales management strategies. You will do a critical analysis of software used for sales force management.

How will this course be taught? 

This course will be taught through a variety of methods – lectures, tutorials, self-directed learning, textbooks, module webs, scenario-based learning sets, professional libraries and resources, journals and case studies, seminars, discussion forums and peer-to-peer learning.

How will I be assessed? 

Assessments will take the form of individual and group coursework, which is vocationally relevant. The wide range of assessment techniques used at CU London will ensure that you have every opportunity to demonstrate your skills and knowledge in full.

There are no traditional final examinations to worry about. Instead, we will assess your learning through course work and phase tests. Assessments take place during and at the end of each six-week block.

Teaching contact hours 

As a full-time student a normal learning block will mean that you get 18 hours of teaching each week in groups of approximately 25-50 students. Depending on the course you have chosen, you will attend morning (9.00-13.00), afternoon (14.00-18.00) or evening (18.00pm-22.00) sessions. You will also need to attend one two-hour tutorial each week.

Part-time students can study on either Saturdays 9.00-18.00 or Sundays 9.00-18.00. Please note that the availability of these different sessions is subject to student numbers.

How will this course enhance my career prospects? 

Strategic Sales and Marketing Management HNC

Successful completion of your HNC qualification acts as a springboard to studying towards a HND or BA (Hons) Degree. But you could also be more employable and could pursue a variety of jobs in a sales and marketing department in any organisation such as assistant category or product managers. As Sales and Marketing is central to any organisation, in any sector, this course can position you for general careers in business.

Strategic Sales and Marketing Management HND

Having successfully achieved your HND qualification you are poised to study further to gain a BA (Hons) Degree in Strategic Sales and Marketing Management. If you’d prefer to seek employment, you should find that your new skills are aligned to a variety of roles within the sales and marketing sector at an assistant management level.

Strategic Sales and Marketing Management BA (Hons) Degree

With a degree qualification, your chances of employment should be improved, and the level at which you enter the jobs market may mean a higher salary. The skills and knowledge you acquire during your studies could increase the options available to you, and typical jobs within the sales and marketing sector may include account management and other sales and marketing management roles.


How much does it cost?

Full-time course is: £6,009 per year

For the academic year 2017/18, each six week block will cost £1,502.25. A full academic year is made up of four of these blocks, so this means that a normal full-time year is £6,009. This covers some of your learning materials, access to the CU London Library & Learning Services, all your classes and online tutorials.

The part-time course fee is dependent on how many modules you choose to study in an academic year.

Each stage of the qualification (HNC/HND/Degree) will require you to complete four academic blocks. You can study up to four blocks in one academic year or study at a slower pace (usually three academic blocks per year). Please note if you do study at a slower pace you will need to re-enrol to complete your studies in the next academic year.

For the academic year 2017/18 each block for part-time students will cost £1,502.25. Therefore, the total fee per stage of your qualification if completed in the academic year 2017/18 is: £6,009.


As a full-time student or part-time student resident in the UK or EU, you can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees at CU London from Student Finance England.  

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