Business Strategic Management, Advance Entry (level 7)

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Course Overview

Extended Diploma in Strategic Management MBA (Level 7) Advanced Entry course, 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. Students have access to 24/7 support, tutoring, and other support mechanisms.

After receiving your Level 7 Diploma, you are eligible to apply for an MBA Top Up course, either distance learning or on-campus at a range of UK Universities. See our progression route for a list of University options.

The top-up portion consists of the final 60 credits of either, a dissertation, or a dissertation and one module.

  • Level 7 Fees: £3500.00
  • Registration fees is £500.00
  • All Course Material, including online modules and written assignments.
  • Access to an online Social Learning forum.
  • Assignment marking and feedback.

To enrol onto the Level 7 programme, 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.

Course Module

  • Qualities of Effective Leadership
  • Learners will explore the making and developing of powerful leaders.
  • Developing Interpersonal Skills
  • Motivating and Influencing People
  • Making Decisions
  • Creativity and Problem Solving
  • Studying and Using Management Theories
  • The External Operating Environment of Business
  • Culture and Ethics
  • Governance and Directorships
  • Analysing the Competition
  • Marketing Strategy
  • High Performance Sales
  • E-Marketing Communication
  • Customers and their Needs
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Recruiting and CPD
  • Measuring and Rewarding Performance
  • Interpreting Business Accounts
  • Tools of Financial Analysis
  • Managing Cash and Working Capital
  • Exercises in Quantitative Techniques
  • 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 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.
  • Managing Projects Getting things done. Using the right tools to run projects.

Written Assignments

The 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 3000-5000 words each. Students are provided support on the modules and assignments via the ‘Tutor’ section of the learning platform.

Level 7 course assignment unit titles:
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Personal development for leadership and strategic management
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Strategic planning
  • Research for strategic development
  • Finance for strategic managers

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 consist of either a dissertation or a dissertation and one module.

Students may Top-up On Campus Learning or by Distance Learning. Students can apply to any university offering the MBA Top up, the following universities run Top-Up programmes.

Our office is available to assist students in furthering their education. Contact our placement representative for further information.

University of Gloucestershire (Distance Learning)

MBA Business Administration Top-Up Postgraduate: £3750

Birmingham City University (Online)

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

University of Bolton

MBA Top-up: £3,500

University of Sunderland (On Campus)

MBA Top-Up Postgraduate: £5145

New Buckinghamshire University 

MBA Top-up: £3,000

Northampton University

MBA Top up: £3800
MA in Human Resource Management Top up: £2200
MSc in Accounting and finance Top up: £3800

London Metropolitan University 

MBA Top up: £3000

Completing on Campus in the UK

Most universities in the UK will accept the Level 7, 120 credit programme for entry onto the MBA Top up on campus. Our office have direct agreements with several Universities. Contact our placement representative for further information.

Upon successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management and final year of an accredited postgraduate degree programme, students will have the skills and knowledge to progress into a professional managerial role in marketing, accounting, business consultancy, and more.

A Business Management Diploma and MBA develops key skills critical thinking, analysis, evaluation, presentation and numeracy skills to enhance knowledge and experience. Helping students advance in their future careers.

Sample Certificate 

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