• Business Strategic Management

    Level 7 Course

    Progress onto University MBA Top Up

About the course

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. Additional teacher led learning hours are provided in our Blended packages. 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 support, tutoring, and a variety of other support mechanisms. More information on how you will be assessed can be found below. 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.
Awarding Body
The Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management has three modes of learning you can choose from:

Distance Learning
Blended Learning
Blended Learning Plus

A full description of each learning mode is available here.

Students can make payment using one of the following methods:

Credit or debit card*
Bank transfer
Paypal
G-Pay

Fees and what's included in each learning option are listed below in the Course Options section.

* Initial deposit is payment via STRIPE by Credit or Debit card or G-Pay. Contact us for other payment methods.
All course material, including online modules and written assignments
Bookable personal tutor support with 1-2-1 video conference sessions
Dedicated student support
Access to an online social learning forum
Access to the PBB Virtual Campus
Assignment marking and feedback

As we offer 3 different learning modes please see additional features in the price panel below
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.
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.

Making decisions
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.

Marketing strategy
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.

E-Marketing communication
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.

Managing projects
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 managers 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 programmes by DISTANCE LEARNING:

University of Gloucestershire
Postgraduate Top up to MBA Business Administration – £3750

University of Bolton
MBA Top-up – £3,500
Master of Business Administration Top Up

University of Sunderland – On Campus
Postgraduate Top up to MBA – £5145

Anglia Ruskin University
MBA (Top-Up) – £3500

Buckinghamshire New University
MBA Top-up – £3,000

Northampton University
Top up to MBA– £3500
MA in Human Resource Management Top up – £2200
MSc in Accounting and finance Top up – £3800
Executive Master of Business Administration Top-Up MBA – £3510

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

University of Portsmouth
MA Business Management
MA Business and Computer Studies
MA Professional Studies
MSc Professional Studies

University of Derby
Top up to MBA – (partial exemption)
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 through bookable tutorials in our Virtual Campus..

The Assignment unit titles for the level 7 course are:

1. Strategic marketing
2. Personal development for leadership and strategic management
3. Organisational behaviour
4. Strategic planning
5. Research for strategic development
6. Finance for strategic managers
7. Strategic human resource management
8. Corporate communication strategies
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, 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.
Course fees
What is included in the cost of my course?
Am I eligible for this progamme?
Course module listing
University Top-Up
Completing on campus in the UK
Written assignments
Career Path
Course fees mobile
The Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management is £1995.

Students can make payment using one of the following methods:

Credit or debit card*
Bank transfer
Paypal
G-Pay

Fees and what's included in each learning option are listed below in the Course Options section.

* Initial deposit is payment via STRIPE by Credit or Debit card or G-Pay. Contact us for other payment methods.
What is included in the cost of my course?
All course material, including online modules and written assignments
Bookable personal tutor support with 1-2-1 video conference sessions
Dedicated student support
Access to an online social learning forum
Access to the PBB Virtual Campus
Assignment marking and feedback

As we offer 3 different learning modes please see additional features in the price panel below
Am I eligible for this progamme?
This course is most suited to individuals who are at least 16 years old, have a high school education and wish to progress onto a degree at university, or the Undergraduate Level 4/5 Extended Diploma in Management with Online Business School.
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.

Making decisions
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.

Marketing strategy
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.

E-Marketing communication
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.

Managing projects
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 managers disposal in planning for growth.
University Top up
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 programmes by DISTANCE LEARNING:

University of Gloucestershire
Postgraduate Top up to MBA Business Administration – £3750

University of Bolton
MBA Top-up – £3,500
Master of Business Administration Top Up

University of Sunderland – On Campus
Postgraduate Top up to MBA – £5145

Anglia Ruskin University
MBA (Top-Up) – £3500

Buckinghamshire New University
MBA Top-up – £3,000

Northampton University
Top up to MBA– £3500
MA in Human Resource Management Top up – £2200
MSc in Accounting and finance Top up – £3800
Executive Master of Business Administration Top-Up MBA – £3510

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

University of Portsmouth
MA Business Management
MA Business and Computer Studies
MA Professional Studies
MSc Professional Studies

University of Derby
Top up to MBA – (partial exemption)
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 the assignments. The assignments are approximately 5,000-8,000 words each. Students are provided support on the modules and assignments through bookable tutorials in our Virtual Campus..

The Assignment unit titles for the level 7 course are:

1. Strategic marketing
2. Personal development for leadership and strategic management
3. Organisational behaviour
4. Strategic planning
5. Research for strategic development
6. Finance for strategic managers
7. Strategic human resource management
8. Corporate communication strategies
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, 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.

How Will I Be Assessed ?

Assessment at The PBB Learning Academy 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 the PBB Academy, 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.

Course Options

Select the learning method for how you wish to study the course, either by Distance Learning, Blended Learning or the Blended Learning Plus package.

LEVEL 7

Distance Learning
Package Includes

Online learning Materials
Webinars
Assessments
Module Certificates
Final ATHE certificate*
Tutorial Support
Online student forum
Full assignment feedback and support.
Virtual Campus
Recognised Ofqual Qualification
£1995
Enrol now >

LEVEL 7

Blended Learning

Package Includes all the benefits of the Distance Learning package
Plus

Real college experience in a virtual environment
Unlimited bookable Tutorial Support
Lessons in real time with a teacher
Personalised learning plan
Course induction
Personal tutor
Interview (via Zoom)
Real time discussions with other learners
1:1 lessons, Group lessons
University application support (incl UCAS)
Personal Statement support
Lessons recorded for playback
Recognised Ofqual Qualification
£3295
Enrol now >

LEVEL 7

Blended Learning Plus
Package Includes all the benefits of Blended Learning package.
Plus

Membership of the PBB Learning Hub with access to 100's of Continuing Professional Development courses

English as a Foreign Language support

Recognised Ofqual Qualification
£3445
Enrol now >

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