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Business Strategic Management, MBA Advance Entry (level 7)

The Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management is an MBA Advanced Entry course. This course provides learners with 120 credits of the 180 credits which is  required to achieve a complete MBA. The course carries 30 interactive modules and 8 written assignments. Students would need to spend around  40 hrs of guided learning  per module. All modules have an additional 30-50 learning hours of optional materials that comprise of recommended exercises, recommended readings, Internet resources, and self-testing exercises. The course is quite intensive and loads of discipline is required .More information on how you will be assessed can be found here.

After receiving your Level 7 Diploma, students would be eligible to apply for an MBA Top Up course. This can be done either online or through distance learning  a range of UK Universities or via the designated learning center. The top up  will consist of the final 60 credits of either, a dissertation, or a dissertation and one module depending upon the university requirements.

Course Fees
The fee for enroling onto this course is £1620.
Students can make payment using one of the following methods:

  • Credit Card
  • Bank Transfer
  • Paypal
What is Included in The Cost Of My Course?

All Course Material, including online modules and written assignments.
Personal tutor support with 1-2-1 Skype sessions
Dedicated student support

Am I Eligible For This Progamme?

To enroll onto the Level 7 programme, you must be either

a) a university graduate who is over 22 years old, or

b) a non-university graduate over 24 year old, and with at least five years of managerial experience.

Course Module Listing

Qualities of Effective Leadership

Learners will explore the making and developing of powerful leaders. Without the right leadership styles and capabilities , an organisation cannot function. It would be the vision of the leader who would drive the the success of the company.

Developing Interpersonal Skills

Bringing the right skills among staff would be a plus which would be beneficial to the company. This module trains learners in skills to improve and enhance communication techniques to create strong bonds.

Motivating and Influencing People

A strong CEO with good leadership style would always motivate the staff of the company. A proximity is required to inspiring the staffs in order to create a synergy of  success.

Making Decisions

Having the right decision at the right place would be key to success .Doing the right thing in the right way at the right time. Learners will look at the process of making a good decision.

Creativity and Problem Solving

Having a creative thinking and welcoming ideas  always promote good success of an organisation. A times probles create opportunities for improvement . Learners will figure out how to turn a problem into an advantage.

Studying and Using Management Theories

Management theories have always been helpful in the smooth running of an organisation. Here learners would need to understand these theories and realizing them within their day to day life.

The External Operating Environment of Business

At times the company is being influenced by external factors. A sound understanding of the external business environment is a must especially if we are operation cross borders.

Culture and Ethics

The Culture and ethics involved in the business world today.

Governance and Directorships

In every aspects of an organisation , governance and corporate governance is a pivotal issue. Having the right governance creates a good image of the company.

Analysing the Competition

A series of tools could be used in order to analyse the competitors behaviours.  The success of an organisation depends on its sounds understanding and analysis.

Marketing Strategy

Creating an effective and successful market presence. Looking at the development of marketing strategies to create successful marketing campaigns.

High Performance Sales

Learners will need to understand  the key elements of successful selling and marketing. tools and Techniques are to be understood to maximize sales revenue.

E-Marketing Communication

In today’s digital era e-marketing is a must. Understanding various types of emarketing helps the organisation to grasps the market better .

Customers and their Needs

Ensuring that your customers are recognized and valued. Organisation should h=give them value for money.

Strategic Human Resource Management

A good performing human resource department would always recruit the right candidate . Having all these ingredients for the sound running of the company , it is a must for the company to be successful.

Recruiting and CPD

Getting the best people. Developing the best people. Keeping the best people. Internal training programme should be developed in order to train the staff and keep them up to date.

Measuring and Rewarding Performance

Knowing and measuring how your people are performing. Performance base system can be used to measure the staff productivity.

Interpreting Business Accounts

Using and understanding the litmus tests of business health. A  good financial manager works around the sound financial accounts of the company.

Tools of Financial Analysis

Resources, tools and techniques to keep a finger on the pulse of the business.

Managing Cash and Working Capital

Cash, cash flow and working capital. The lifeblood of business. Having the right software and tools which generates the right figure and forecasts.

Exercises in Quantitative Techniques

At times an analyst is required if we are dealing with metrics and statistics. All these helps for sound running of the company.

Impact of Technology on Business

Here in the global village of information technology , IT has a definite impact on the running. Understanding the norms and information system is adequate for smooth running.

Innovation and R&D

Creating commercial advantage from innovation and research.

Implementing and Managing Quality Systems

Having a right quality systems and audit is getting the best product or service at the very beginning itself.This brings some competitive advantage.

Strategic Planning Tools

Nowadays everything is a strategy , be it tactical or not . The right resources, tools and ideas  help create an effective business strategy which can be seen as an embryo .

Strategic and Systems Management

Good strategic decision making is always prime and having the right system management .This helps in quick decision making.

The Business Plan

Without a business plan we cannot create or launch a business. It is seen as the doctrine of operation and what the firm wants to achieve.

Developing High Performance Teams

Cohesion and teamwork are mandatory synergy for sound running of the company. Bring a common team value will obviously enhances business performance.

Managing Projects

Having he right project management software brings an added value to the company. This helps in getting things right at the start and help for better decision making.

Strategies for growth

At times company needs strategies need something to spice up or fulled their objectives . Here we shall discuss and analyse the various ideas of growth and whats the future ides for growth.

University Top-Up

After  completing of this course students have the opportunity to complete an MBA programme from a range of UK universities. The Top up programme can be studied online or on campus or at approved center .The MBA Top up comprises the final 60 credits which consists of either a dissertation or a dissertation and one module.

Students may Top-up on campus or by distance learning.

Students can apply to any university offering the MBA Top up, the following universities run Top Up programmes by DISTANCE LEARNING:

Completing on Campus in the UK

Most universities in the UK will accept the A1StudyCenter 120 credit programme for entry onto the MBA Top up on campus. ATHE also have direct agreements with several Universities, Click here for the ATHE progression routes. students may also contact the admissions department of their chosen university directly.

Written Assignments

The ATHE Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management Course has 30 modules and 8 written assignments. On completion of the modules, students will be given access to the assignments. The assignments are approximately 3000-5000 words each. Students are provided support on the modules and assignments via the ‘Tutor’ section of the learning platform.

The Assignment unit titles for the level 7 course are:

1. Strategic Marketing
2. Personal development for leadership and strategic management
3. Organisational behaviour
4. Strategic planning
5. Research for strategic development
6. Finance for strategic managers
7. Strategic Human resource management.
8. Corporate communication strategies.

More information about the Level 7 units can be found here

Career Path

Once the Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management and final year of an accredited postgraduate degree programme, learners will have the skills to execute a professional managerial role in marketing, accounting, business consultancy, and more.

A business management diploma and MBA develops key cognitive and analytical skills such as critical thinking, analysis, evaluation, and writing while also establishing presentation and numeracy skills to enhance knowledge and experience. A mature student will understand more about the universal managerial system where the global community of business functions and what is being expected from them as a professional. These skills are critical in helping you advance your career.

Sample Certificate

Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management