Coventry University Business School

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Coventry Business School
Type Business school
Established 1990 (1990)
Location Coventry, United Kingdom

Coventry Business School is a business school located in Coventry, United Kingdom. It is a department of Coventry University and its Faculty of Business and Law. The School offers a number of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in subjects such as economics, marketing, event management and applied management.[1]

The School is an accredited study centre of The Chartered Institute of Marketing[2] and is a member of the Association of Business Schools.[3]


The William Morris Building, where Coventry Business School is based.

Coventry University has a long history of business education and celebrates 50 years of teaching business in 2017. A Faculty of Business was formed in 1987 and the Business School was established in 1990.

The School's home, the historic William Morris building, dates from 1916. Car entrepreneur William Morris bought it in 1923 to produce car engines. Acquired by the university in 1992, the building has been extensively renovated and now includes IT labs, lecture theatres, specialist post-graduate teaching facilities and also houses the biggest academic trading floor in Europe.[4]


Coventry Business School incorporates the following schools:

  • School of Economics, Finance and Accounting
  • School of Strategy and Leadership
  • School of Marketing and Management

Academic profile[edit]

The School offers a wider range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research programmes these include MBAs offered in a variety of different subjects.

The School has also been accepted as a member of EFMD (European Foundation of Management Development ), one of the prestigious association in the field of management [5] and continue to be an active participant of Association of UK Business Schools.[6] with The School has partnerships with many foreign universities, including Oulu (Finland); Beijing and Guangzhou in China; ESC Clermont, ESC Montpellier and ESC St Etienne in France; and Kraków University of Economics in Poland.[citation needed]


The School is ranked as "Excellent" in the 2015 Eduniversal ranking of business schools with 3 palmes, a rating which indicates an institution's international academic reputation.[7] Coventry Business School is ranked 20th best by the Guardian university guide 2015[8] and among top 33 best Business Schools by 2012 Sunday Times Good University Guide.[9] Apart from its Business School, Coventry University is share its rank among top 4% universities of the world published by QS World University Rankings 2013/14.[10]


The Coventry Business school has also been accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing and has received EPAS accreditation for its Business Management programmes. The school is also a member of the Association for Events Management Education (AEME) and which helps to provide the opportunity to undertake overseas field trips.[11]


The School is home to the Centre for Business in Society (CIBS), directed by Professor Lyndon Simking.[12] CIBS aims to deliver high quality applied research, training, consultancy and networking outputs across the cores themes of sustainability, ethical consumption and economic development.The centre hosted the 2009 Play the Game International Conference 'Visions for Sports in time of crisis'.[13] In 2010/11 CIBS launched the journal Sport, Business and Management: an International Journal published by Emerald.[14]

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable alumni of the School include: Gary Kibble, retail trading director, Shop Direct Group;[15] and Gideon Coe, the radio DJ.


  1. ^ "Coventry Business School". Coventry University. Retrieved 12 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "CIM Accredited Study Centres in the Midlands". Chartered Institute of Marketing. Archived from the original on 20 June 2013. Retrieved 12 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Coventry University". Association of Business Schools. Retrieved 12 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Coventry Business School Trading floor". 
  5. ^ Pergoot, Nick. "List of Members". 
  6. ^ "Coventry University - Error 404". 
  7. ^ "Eduniversal Business Schools Ranking". Eduniversal. Retrieved 12 July 2013. 
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  9. ^ "The Times & The Sunday Times". 
  10. ^ "QS World University Rankings 2013-2014". 27 August 2013. 
  11. ^ "Coventry Business School Overview". 
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  13. ^ "Play the Game - Home". 
  14. ^ Archived from the original on July 6, 2010. Retrieved March 1, 2010.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  15. ^ "Coventry Business School". The Independent. London. 20 December 2008. Retrieved 30 April 2010. [dead link]

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