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Business Strategic Management (MBA Advanced Entry (Level 7 Extended Diploma)
The ATHE Level 7 Extended Diploma in Business Strategic Management was developed in 2016 with support and feedback from UK universities.
The qualification covers key areas of management such as Finance, HR, Marketing and Personal Development and prepares learners for a range of careers. It also provides entry to an MBA top-up at a range of universities in the UK and overseas. The qualification typically takes 9 months full-time study to achieve and is considered by many to be ATHE’s flagship product. As well as the Extended Diploma option (120 credit) there is a Diploma option (60 credit).
All units will be graded Pass, Merit and Distinction and learners will receive an overarching grade of pass, merit or distinction. We have revised existing units in response to feedback and added new units such as International Finance.
We have developed pathways which will enable learners to specialise in an area of their choice if they prefer. These pathways are:
- General (unendorsed)
- Managing People
The Level 7 Extended Diploma in Business Strategic Management is an MBA Advanced Entry course, which provides learners with 120 credits of the 180 credits required to achieve a complete MBA. The course itself is made up of 30 interactive modules and 8 written assignments, with approximately 40 guided learning hours 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. You will also have access to 24/7 support, tutoring, and a variety of other support mechanisms.
After receiving your Level 7 Diploma, you are eligible to apply for an MBA top up course, either online or on campus at a range of UK Universities. The top up portion will usually consist of the final 60 credits of either a dissertation or a dissertation and one module
The ATHE Level 7 Diploma in Business 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 5,000-8,000 words each. Students are provided support on the modules and assignments via the ‘Tutor’ section of the learning platform.
The Assignment units
- Business Strategic marketing
- Personal development for leadership and Business strategic management
- Organisational behaviour
- Business Strategic planning
- Research for Business strategic development
- Finance for Business strategic manager
- Business Strategic human resource management
- Corporate communication strategies
More information about the Level 7 units can be found here https://athe.co.uk/level-7-management-qualifications/
- First degree in Business, Management or related subjects or a level 6 qualification for example an ATHE Diploma in Management
- Other equivalent international qualifications.
- For those whom English is not their first language we recommend the following standards of proficiency in English language skills or an approved equivalent for this qualification: • IELTs 5.5 or Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) B2
- Mature learners may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include extensive relevant work experience (paid and/or unpaid) with levels of responsibility, participation and/or achievement of a range of relevant professional qualifications.
Mode of Study
Blended Learning (for students who are in the UK)
Online learning (International students who are abroad)
Fulltime: If you are studying full time online or blended learning you can complete each level in 9 months duration.
Part time: if you are studying part time online or blended learning you can complete each level in 2 years from the date of enrolment.
Fast track full time: if you are studying full time online or blended learning you can complete each level in 6 months
Online: if you are studying online and studying at your own pace you can complete in 3/4 years’ time.
Exam and Assessment
There are no written Exams, Multiple choice question and written assignment it must be submitted after completing each module.
Overall Grading Type: Pass/Merit/Distinction
120 overall Credit
After successfully passing all core units assessment, you will receive level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management from ATHE
On successful completion of a Level 7 Qualification in Strategic Management there are a number of progression opportunities. Learners may progress to:
- A larger qualification at the same level e.g. from a Diploma to an Extended Diploma
- An MBA programme and claim exemptions for some of the units completed
- Employment if they are not already in employment.
Module content overview
The aim of this unit is to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to develop an organisational strategic plan.
Finance for Strategic Managers
The learners will develop knowledge, understanding and skills that will enable them to analyse internal and publicly available financial information. This will help to inform strategic decision making.
Research for Strategic Development
The aim of this unit is to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills required to carry out research to meet the needs of strategic business management.
The aim of this unit is to help learners develop an understanding of how organisational behaviour, structure, culture, motivation, creativity and leadership impact on an organisation’s effectiveness and efficiency.
Personal Development for Leadership and Strategic Management
This unit aims to help learners develop their own personal leadership and management skills in the context of the creation and achievement of organisational vision and strategic direction.
This unit enables learners to develop knowledge and understanding of marketing at a strategic level and how this is applied in practice including developing a marketing strategy.
Corporate Communication Strategies
This unit will enable learners to develop knowledge and understanding of the importance of corporate communications and the link with corporate objectives. Learners will have the opportunity to develop skills in auditing corporate communications and planning a corporate communication strategy
Strategic Human Resource Management
The aim of this unit is to help learners acquire knowledge and understanding of human resource management strategy and its impact on the efficiency of an organisation.