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 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.
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
Students can apply to any university
offering the MBA top-up, the following universities run Top Up programs by DISTANCE
Postgraduate Top up to MBA Business Administration
University of Bolton
Master of Business Administration Top Up
MA in Human Resource Management Top-up
MSc in Accounting and finance Top-up
Master of Business Administration Top-Up MBA
The University of
Sunderland – On Campus
Postgraduate Top up to MBA
International MBA Top-up
Top up to MBA
University of Derby
Top up to MBA
MBA Top Up
in the Level 7 program, you must be either
a) A university the graduate who is over 22 years old, or
b) A non-university graduate over 24 years old, and with at At least five years of managerial experience.
Students and applicants at UR have the option of transferring
credits toward their degree programs at UR.
For graduate degree programs UR may award the transfer of up to
50% of the required program credits. This means that students can transfer no
more than 18 toward the completion of a Master's degree.
The transferability of credits and
credentials are at the complete discretion of the institution to which you seek
to transfer, and may include a transfer fee.
Paying For School
This program does not charge students for their educational instruction, course materials, or annual enrollment. It does charge modest fees for application and examination processing. The current fee schedule is as follows:
Application Fee - $100
The Application Fee is non-refundable and must be submitted by the applicant along with the application for admission. The Application Fee does not include any additional fees that may be required for third-party evaluation.
Students are required to pay an Assessment Fee of only $600 USD for Each Semester
The estimated total fees for Level 7 are as follows: $1,200 USD for 2 Semester
Students have the right to cancel their Enrollment Agreement at any time and are not charged any Assessment Fees during the first seven days of enrollment or prior to the first day of classes. A student’s notice of cancellation must be received by the University in writing via email to [email protected]. Notice of cancellation is effective if it shows that the student no longer wishes to be bound by the Enrollment Agreement or to continue his or her attendance at the University. The notice of cancellation is effective five days after the time the University receives the notification of the cancellation. During this time, the student may notify the University that he or she no longer wishes to cancel his or her enrollment.
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
1. Strategic marketing
2. Personal development for leadership and strategic management
3. Organizational behavior
4. Strategic planning
5. Research for strategic development
6. Finance for strategic managers
7. Strategic human resource management
8. Corporate communication strategies
Qualities of effective leadership
Learners will explore the making and
developing 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
Motivating and influencing people
Inspiring people to create a unity of
direction within business.
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
The Culture and ethics involved in the business
Governance and directorships
Structuring and controlling a business the
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.
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
Understanding and using effective electronic
messages to market.
Customers and their needs
Ensuring that your customers are recognised
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 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
Interpreting business accounts
Using and understanding the litmus tests of
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
Analyse and exploit the role of e-business
within a business sector.
Innovation and R&D
Creating commercial advantage from innovation
Implementing and managing quality systems
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 enhances business
Getting things done. Using the right tools to
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.
Upon successful completion of the Postgraduate
Diploma in Strategic Management and 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.
complete a degree program at University Road, students will need to have
consistent access to a computer with a reliable internet connection. If
students are working on a computer that is not their personal computer and are
unable to save documents, it's important also to obtain an external drive.
Because there are no mandatory video materials for University Road courses,
this drive can be a simple USB drive.
of the learning materials that students will be dealing with in their UR
courses are compatible with Adobe PDF or Microsoft Office. Our learning
platform, Moodle, can be accessed by the latest versions of IE, Safari, Opera,
and Chrome, but we recommend that students use the latest version of Mozilla
Firefox. Note also that although working through a mobile device is not
recommended, it is an option. There is no need to purchase software to study at
that whatever system students choose to use, all files shared with Course
Instructors and classmates must be saved in either Microsoft-compatible formats
or PDF format.
1. Is it
available for students from every country?
2. How many hours
hours per course per week.
3. How many
students per class?
4. Can students
fail? Can students re-sit? How many times?
students can fail, and they are permitted to re-sit – once.
5. Are there
opportunities for classes to meet in person?
university Road does not facilitate face-to-face meetings as this would be
impossible due to the global make-up of the classes.
6. How are
will be graded on performance on assignments that can include quizzes,
discussion forum submissions, papers, case studies, projects, presentations,