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, a manager’s practice needs to be ethically based and culturally sensitive.
An MBA qualification 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. It can help towards establishing better career prospects and salary.
The MBA can be studied full time via face-to-face delivery or part-time via online delivery. In addition, we offer two specialised pathways that are delivered face-to-face; an Artificial Intelligence specialism pathway and a pathway for the Healthcare Sector.
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 considering the manager’s role in the development of an enterprise in response to the internal and external context, 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 to complete a comprehensive general management programme or chose 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 develop your career goals as you progress and encourages reflection on how your goals might be met.
The MBA 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. With a strong practitioner focus, personal and career development is an underlying theme running through this course.
Please note that the modules listed for this course are the latest example of the curriculum available on this degree programme. The University reserves the right without notice to make variations to the contents and methods of delivery of courses as part of our commitment to curriculum enhancement.
Why choose this course?
The MBA draws from your current and past experience, ensuring you are constantly applying theory to practice. It aims to enhance your capabilities to think critically, deal with ambiguity, and seek solutions to complex problems. You can develop core knowledge of business models and concepts, and a strong understanding of processes and practices in order to develop your leadership, financial and project management skills.
As part of this degree you will investigate how management practice relates to wider societal, ethical and intercultural issues. You will consider the need for responsible, ethical and culturally sensitive practices in today’s global economy and the challenges this can present. The course will explore the wider external consequences of actions and decisions taken within the organisation, to help develop your responsible management practice and help you climb the career ladder.
Coventry University is ranked 18th for ‘Business, Management and Marketing’ in the Guardian University Guide 2019. You will be taught by highly qualified academics from a variety of backgrounds, including law, accounting, business and commerce, with considerable practical experience in industry.
As well as having the opportunity to finish your course with a comprehensive management qualification, we are pleased to also offer two specialist pathways which can be studied on-campus and which will be reflected in your final stage modules providing advanced application of knowledge unique to each sector, helping you distinguish yourself further and stand out from the crowd.
MBA with Artificial Intelligence specialism
This qualification is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to manage the complexity that comes from a world driven by artificial intelligence. The specialist course content will focus more specifically on AI technologies, its use in business management practices and the broader impact on companies and society.
MBA for the Healthcare Sector
In recognition of the need to strengthen leadership and management within health care, social care and third sector organisations, this course is designed to enable students to embrace and integrate knowledge and skills from the fields of health, social care and business and apply them to the management of health and social care organisations. Students undertake modules across both Coventry Business School and the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health to help prepare for the final Transforming Health Care Business Project, which focuses on creating a business proposal for a new service, intervention, service improvement, innovation or technology, that aims to benefit patient/service user care or employee welfare.
International experience opportunities
We organise a number of national and international field trips providing opportunities to visit a range of institutions and enterprises, tour their facilities and learn about their operations. You will have opportunities to collaborate with students from around the world both in person and via our online platform.
You will also be able to learn direct from a range of international business leaders who are invited as guest speakers to share their knowledge and experiences. Furthermore the international nature of our design and delivery course team will provide you with a diverse range of experiences from Asia, Europe and Africa.
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.
You will have the opportunity to gain an internationally recognised business qualification widely regarded as essential for managerial positions in a world characterised by strong global competition, rapid technological advancement and continuous change.
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 will benefit from applied specialist knowledge appropriate to your chosen sector.
For those choosing the artificial intelligence pathway, you will be taught 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 enabling 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.
The global cohort of students on this course will 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. By studying the MBA at Coventry University you will become part of a truly global network of business people who help and support each other throughout their studies and into professional life.
On successful graduation, you might decide to go into consultancy, join a leading global firm or a more ‘niche’ business, specialise in a particular sector, management function or country.