Online degree

BA in International Business (Top Up)

Explore the need for responsible, ethical and culturally-sensitive business practices in the current global economy and investigate how management practice relates to societal and intercultural issues.

Explore key issues of international business

Graduates with knowledge and experience of a range of economic and cultural environments are in demand across the world.

On this course you will be encouraged to develop your business skills and critical attitudes towards change and enterprise. On successful completion, you should understand the events, trends and forces that guide commercial success or failure.

The course aims to develop a range of transferable skills and competencies applicable across employment, career development and postgraduate study.


The BA in International Business (Top Up) course aims to broaden your subject understanding while seeking to develop your English communication, business report writing and presentation skills.
Full time - 1 year; part time - 4 years
7 programs
Start dates
20 Jan 2020 (apply by 24 Jan 2020)
18 May 2020 (apply by 22 May 2020)
14 Sep 2020 (apply by 18 Sep 2020)

What do I need to apply?

Coventry University has a dedicated admissions team to support you with your application and to discuss the entry criteria.

For this Level 6 top-up course, the following entry requirements apply:

  • 240 credits (APL with 120 credits at level 4 and 120 credits at level 5) obtained in a business-related area.

  • A HND in a business-related area with 240 credits awarded may also be considered for entry into the one-year program. This is subject to approval from the course director.

  • Where there is agreed progression from a partner, these will be mapped in line with university processes and retained by the Academic Partnership Unit (APU).

  • For students whose first language is not English, IELTS 6.0 or equivalent is required.

How can I study this course?

This course is 100% online, and can be studied either full or part-time.

The full-time route would take 1 year to complete, made up of 40 credits per semester, across three semesters. The part-time mode is also studied across three semesters, but only 20 credits would be studied each semester.

How much will it cost?

This course has a UK/EU fee and an international fee. The Admissions Team will carry out a fee assessment where appropriate, to determine which fee is applicable.

UK/EU students – £9,250

International students – £13,250

Learners who enrol part-time and are self-funding or being funded by a sponsor, have the ability to pay-per-credit, which enables them to pay for only the modules being studied in that particular semester. The cost for our 10 and 20 credit modules, which form part of this course, are detailed below:

UK/EU students
10 credit module - £770.83
20 credit module - £1,541.66

International Students
10 credit module - £1,104.16
20 credit module - £2,208.33

Learners who are full-time and have confirmation they are in receipt of an UG Loan from SLC, enrol on the entire course, with the fees being paid directly to the institution.

As a UK undergraduate student, you may be eligible for financial support from the Student Loans Company (SLC). For more information please see our fees and funding pages.

We also operate a pay-per-program payment scheme for our online courses, whereby you only pay for the module you are enrolling on and studying that semester. Payment options include bank transfer, Western Union and all major credit/debit cards.

What are the learning outcomes?

On successful completion of the course, you should be able to:

  • Critically evaluate the global business context and strategic decision-making in organisations within the international arena and in relation to society.
  • Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the global business environment, business strategy and the main functional areas of global business organisations.
  • Identify, analyse and critically assess organisational issues within an international and community context using appropriate concepts, models or techniques, and suggest relevant, innovative and creative solutions.
  • Apply a range of skills that are transferable within a business context and increase employability, such as problem-solving, information presentation, evaluation and analysis, and effective use of technology for business application.
  • Act as an independent learner (in both educational and business settings) and play a full role when working in and across teams, in order to be effective in a graduate-level role.
  • Communicate in non-verbal and verbal formats appropriate to a specific global business context, including digital communication.

Programs on this degree

English Business Presentation Skills20 Jan 2020
Entrepreneurship and Innovation20 Jan 2020
Project Management for International Business20 Jan 2020
International Business and People Relations
International Leadership
International Logistics
Principles of Strategy

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  • Get full access to the university library, online resources and support

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