Business Strategic Management, MBA ADVANCED ENTRY (LEVEL 7)

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
MBA ADVANCED ENTRY
LEVELS: 7 | CREDITS: 120 | £1800

The Level 7 Extended Diploma in 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.

To enroll in the Level 7 program, you must be either

  • a university graduate who is over 22 years old, or
  • a non-university graduate over 24-year-old, and with at least five years of managerial experience.

The Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management is £1800.

Students can make payment using one of the following methods:

  • Credit or Debit Card
  • Bank Transfer
  • Interest Free Monthly installments
  • Paypal
  • Western Union

The Course Fee includes

  • All Course Material, including online modules and written assignments.
  • Personal tutor support with 1-2-1 Skype sessions
  • Dedicated student support
  • Access to an online Social Learning forum
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Free CV Writing help on completion of the course

Qualities of effective leadership

Learners will explore the making and development of powerful leaders.

Developing interpersonal skills

Connecting and bonding with people within the commercial sectors is extremely important for good business. This module trains learners in skills to improve and enhance communication techniques to create strong bonds.

Motivating and influencing people

Inspiring people to create a unity of direction within a business.

Making decisions

Doing the right things in the right way at the right time. Learners will look at the process of making a good decision.

Creativity and problem solving

Do problems pose a threat or are they an opportunity to improve? Here, learners will figure out how to turn a problem into an advantage.

Studying and using management theories

There are many theories concerned with management and the various models developed from these theories. This module looks over these theories with real-life examples.

The external operating environment of business

Planning for influences on the business outside your control.

Culture and ethics

Culture and ethics involved in the business world today.

Governance and directorships

Structuring and controlling a business the professional way.

Analyzing the competition

What are my competitors doing, how are they doing it, why are they doing it? Reviewing and analyzing competitor actions to enhance managerial roles.

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 grasp the key elements of successful selling.

E-Marketing communication

Understanding and using effective electronic messages to the market.

Customers and their needs

Ensuring that your customers are recognized and valued.

Strategic human resource management

Human Resource Management must play a central role in the strategy of any organization. It is concerned with people as an asset to the business.

Recruiting and CPD

Getting the best people. Developing the best people. Keeping the best people.

Measuring and rewarding performance

Knowing and measuring how your people are performing.

Interpreting business accounts

Using and understanding the litmus tests of business health.

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.

Exercises in quantitative techniques

How to use and understand key figures.

Impact of technology on business

Analyze and exploit the role of e-business within the business sector.

Innovation and R&D

Creating commercial advantage from innovation and research.

Implementing and managing quality systems

The right first time, right every time. The place of quality in business strategy.

Strategic planning tools

Resources, tools, and ideas to help create an effective business strategy.

Strategic and systems management

Options for strategic direction. Making the right choices for your business.

The business plan

Creating a plan that targets the stated aims and objectives of a business.

Developing high-performance teams

Cohesion and teamwork that enhance business performance.

Managing projects

Getting things done. Using the right tools to run projects.

Strategies for growth

This module explores the different ideas of growth and the various tools, measures and controls at a manager's disposal in planning for growth.

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 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 unit titles for the level 7 course are:

  • Strategic marketing
  • Personal development for leadership and strategic management
  • Organizational behavior
  • Strategic planning
  • Research for strategic development
  • Finance for strategic managers
  • Strategic human resource management
  • Corporate communication strategies

More information about the Level 7 units can be found here www.athe.co.uk

On completion of this course, students have the opportunity to complete an MBA program from a range of UK universities. The top-up program can be studied online or on campus. The MBA top-up comprises the final 60 credits which consist 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 programs by DISTANCE LEARNING:

University of Gloucestershire

Postgraduate Top up to MBA Business Administration – £3750

University of Bolton

MBA Top-up – £3,500
Master of Business Administration Top Up

The University of Sunderland – On Campus

Postgraduate Top up to MBA – £5145

Anglia Ruskin University

MBA (Top-Up) – £3500

Buckinghamshire New University

MBA Top-up – £3,000

Northampton University

Top up to MBA– £3500
MA in Human Resource Management Top-up – £2200
MSc in Accounting and finance Top-up – £3800
Executive Master of Business Administration Top-Up MBA – £3510

Leeds Trinity University

MBA and MA International Business

University of West Scotland

MBA International Business – £3000

University of Portsmouth

MA Business Management
MA Business and Computer Studies
MA Professional Studies
MSc Professional Studies

University of Derby

Top up to MBA – (partial exemption)

Upon successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management and the final year of an accredited postgraduate degree program, 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 skills such as critical thinking, analysis, evaluation, and writing while also establishing presentation and numeracy skills to enhance knowledge and experience. These skills are critical in helping you advance your career.

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