Extended Diploma in Strategic Management

Course overview 

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.

More information on how you will be assessed can be found here. 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.

Examples of University Progression
‍Southampton SolentUniversity
2. University of Derby
3. University of Lincoln
4. University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)
5. Middlesex University

Course Details

Course name: Extended Diploma in Strategic Management

Level: 7

Credits: 120

Modules: 30

Assignments: 8

Price: LKR 120,000 + GBP 225 (Accreditation Fee)

University Progression

On completion 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. The MBA top up comprises the final 60 credits which consists of either a dissertation or dissertation and one module. Students may top-upon campus by distance learning. Students can apply to any university offering the MBA top up, the following universities run Top Up programmes by distance learning:

University of Gloucestershire
Postgraduate Top Up toMBA Business Administration

University of Bolton
Master ofBusiness Administration Top Up

University of Sunderland
On Campus Postgraduate Top up toMBA

Aanglia Ruskin University
MBA Top-up

Buckinghamshire New University
MBA Top-up

Northampton University
Top up to MBA
MA in Human Resource Management Top up
MSc in Accounting and finance Top up
Executive Master of Business Administration Top-Up MBA

Universityof Chichester
Master of Business Administration (MBA) (top-up) – Validated award

Universityof Derby
Top up to MBA – (partial exemption)

Completing on campus in the UK
Most universities in the UK will accept the Online Business School 120 credit programme for entry onto the MBA top up on campus. ATHE also has direct agreements with several Universities, click here for THE progression routes. Students may also contact the admissions department of their chosen university directly.
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Frequently asked questions
 

Am I eligible for this program?

To enrol onto the Level 7 program, 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. 

Level 7  module listing

Qualities of effective leadership

Learners will explorethe making and developing of powerful leaders.

Developing Interpersonal Skills

Connecting and bondingwith people within the commercial sectors is extremely important for goodbusiness. This module trains learners in skills to improve and enhancecommunication techniques to create strong bonds.

Motivating and influencing people

Inspiring people tocreate a unity of direction within business.

Making decisions

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

Creativity and problem solving

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

Studying and using management theories

There are many theoriesconcerned 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 influenceson the business outside your control.

Cultureand ethics

The Culture and ethicsinvolved in the business world today.

Governance and directorships

Structuring and controlling a business the professional way.

Analysing the competition

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

Marketing strategy

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

High performance sales

Learners will grasp thekey elements of successful selling.

E-Marketing communication

Understanding and usingeffective electronic messages to market.

Customers and their needs

Ensuring that yourcustomers are recognised and valued.

Strategic human resource management

Human Resource Managementmust play a central role in the strategy of any organization. It is concerned with people as an asset of 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 andworking capital. The lifeblood of business.

Exercises in quantitative techniques

How to use and understand key figures.

Impact of technology on business

Analyse and exploit therole of e-business within a business sector.

Innovation and R&D

Creating commercial advantage from innovation and research.

Implementing and managing quality systems

Right first time, rightevery time. The place of quality in business strategy.

Strategic planning tools

Resources, tools andideas 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 thattargets the stated aims and objectives of a business Developing.

high performance teams

Cohesion and team work that enhances business performance.

 Managing projects

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

Strategies for growth

This module exploresthe different ideas of growth and the various tools, measures and controls at amanagers disposal in planning for growth.

University Top-Up

On completion of thiscourse students have the opportunity to complete an MBA programme from a rangeof UK universities. The top up programme can be studied online or on campus.TheMBA top up comprises the final 60 credits which consists of either adissertation or dissertation and one module.Students may top-upon campus by distance learning.Students can apply to anyuniversity offering the MBA top up, the following universities runTop Upprogrammes by distance learning:

University of Gloucestershire

Postgraduate Top Up to MBA Business Administration

Universityof Bolton

MBA Top-upMaster of Business Administration Top Up

Universityof Sunderland–On Campus

Postgraduate Top up to MBA

anglia Ruskin University

MBA (Top-Up)

BuckinghamshireNew University

MBA Top-up

Northampton University

Top up to MBA in Human Resource Management Top up MSc in Accounting and finance Top up Executive Master of Business Administration Top-Up MBA

University of Chichester

Master of Business Administration (MBA) (top-up)–Validated award

University of Derby

Top up to MBA–(partialexemption) Completing on campus in the UKMostuniversities in the UK will accept the Online Business School 120 credit programme for entry onto the MBA top up on campus. ATHE also has direct agreements with several Universities,click here for THE progression routes. Students may alsocontact 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 theassignments. The assignments are approximately 5,000-8,000 words each. Students are provided support on the modules and assignments via the ‘Tutor’ section ofthe learning platform.

The assignment unit titles for the level 7 course are:

1. Strategic marketing

2. Personal developmentfor leadership and strategic management

3. Organisationalbehaviour

4. Strategic planning

5. Research forstrategic development

6. Finance forstrategic managers

7. Strategic humanresource management

8. Corporatecommunication strategies

More information about the Level 7 units can be found here https://athe.co.uk/level-7-management-qualifications/

Career path

Upon successful completion of 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, andmore. A business management diploma and MBA develops keycognitive skills such as critical thinking, analysis, evaluation, and writing while establishing presentation and numeracy skills to enhance knowledge and experience. These skills are critical in helping you advance your career.  

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