Postgraduate Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management
Equivalent to 4th Master year of University
The Postgraduate Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management is a 30-module (120 credits) course, with 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. The top up portion will usually consist of the final 60 credits of either, a dissertation, or a dissertation and one module.
Course Module Listing
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 strong bonds.
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 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.
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.
Understanding and using effective electronic messages to market.
Customers and their Needs
Ensuring that your customers are recognized and valued.
Strategic Human Resources 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 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 a business sector.
Innovation and R&D
Creating commercial advantage from innovation and research.
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 performance.
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
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 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:
Anglia Ruskin University
Postgraduate Top up to MBA – £3500
University of Sunderland
Postgraduate Top up to MBA – £4600
University of Derby
Postgraduate Top up to MBA – £4200Research More
Completing on Campus in the UK
Most universities in the UK will accept the Online Business School 120-credit program 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.
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.
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