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.
Assessment at LSMM is a very straightforward process:
After you have completed an online module, you will have an online assessment to complete. This assessment contains 30 multiple-choice questions. You will have one hour to complete these questions which are answered in sets of five so you will have plenty of time to review and edit your answers. After an hour the test will automatically time out.
After you have completed the test, your results will be displayed immediately. If you have passed, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. If you didn’t pass, you will receive a notification of a “refer’’ where you will be told how to retake a module assessment. You can complete these modules at your own pace, as there is no deadline to complete the course.
When the online modules have been successfully completed, you will then be able to take the final written assignments, provided by Online Business School, that test your knowledge and understanding of the modules. After successful completion of these eight assignments you will receive your Diploma (from the Awarding Organisation).
You will then be eligible to apply for progression onto a Top up course through a recognised UK university on campus or by distance learning.
To enrol onto the Level 7 programme, 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.
All course material, including online modules and written assignments
Personal tutor support with 1-2-1 interactive sessions
Dedicated student support
Access to an online social learning forum
Assignment marking and feedback
FREE NUS Extra card worth £19.90
Free CV writing help on completion of the course
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.
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 successful selling.
Understanding and using effective electronic messages to market.
Customers and their needs
Ensuring that your customers are recognised 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 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
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.
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:
Personal development for leadership and strategic management
Research for strategic development
Finance for strategic managers
Strategic human resource management
Corporate communication strategies
Upon successful completion of this Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management learners will have the skills to execute a professional managerial role in marketing, accounting, business consultancy, and more.
Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and MBA develop 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.