ATHE Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management

ATHE Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management

Course Features

Course Overview

Course Overview

The ATHE Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management is a 120-credit size qualification and is equivalent to Masters degree. This qualification provides much of the underpinning knowledge and understanding for the National Occupational Standards in Management and Leadership and is also recognised by a variety of UK universities for progression to their MBA top-up.

This postgraduate qualification is not tied to any specific industry but deliver the skills and knowledge that meet the needs of managers in different sectors on a domestic and international platform.

It is a flexible route for students who have already achieved management qualifications at a lower level and for students who do not have business or management qualifications, but may have qualifications in other areas and/or prior management experience in the work place.

The ATHE Level 7 Diploma is designed to provide you the opportunity to acquire a broad range of knowledge and understanding and develop a range of skills, personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in working life in the filed of management.

This qualification also allows you to choose pathways to speciailse in an area of your choice, which is directly related to your current responsibilities or that meet a particular interest and support career development.

Our pathways are;

  • General (unendorsed)
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Managing People
  • International

Who this qualification is for?

The ATHE level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management is for those who are seeking to develop key knowledge, competencies and skills within a specialized area, required of contemporary managers in today’s dynamic and rapidly changing global economy.

The ATHE Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management is also very useful for professional development for those in employment or for students who do not have the time to undertake a full time programme

The qualification also provides opportunity for those who wish to progress onto MBA top up.


Students who complete this qualification can go for MBA top up from a range of UK universities either online or on the campus.

ATHE University Partners:

ATHE has a number of University partners, who offer online or on the campus Bachelor and Master degrees including:

  • Anglia Ruskin University
  • Southampton Solent University
  • University of Sunderland London Campus
  • Northampton University
  • Coventry University
  • Cardiff Metropolitan University
  • University of Bolton
  • University of Bedfordshire
  • Prince Edward Island University

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Entry requirement:

This qualification is designed for applicants who are typically aged 19 and above.

For applicants who have recently been in education or training the entry profile is likely to include:

  • One or two years study of Business, Management or related qualifications at a Higher Education Institution Or
  • A level 6 qualification in Business, Management or related subjects for example an ATHE Level 6 Diploma in Management Or
  • Other equivalent international qualifications
  • Applicants must also have an appropriate standard of English to enable them to access relevant resources and complete the unit assignments
  • Applicants may also have relevant work experience

Mature students route:

Mature students are encouraged to apply and will be considered after interview. You may be required to present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include relevant work experience (paid and/or unpaid), participation and/or achievement of relevant qualifications.

Expected prior knowledge:

You do not need to have studied Business and Management before but an interest in the subject is important

List of documents required for registration:

  • Completed application form
  • Authenticated scans of your qualifications, certificates and complete transcripts for all years of studies
  • A copy of your passport
  • A copy of your CV/résumé
  • A scanned copy of a recent passport sized color photograph
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Proof of address
  • Two references

There is no external assessment (i.e. exams) attached to any unit. You will be required to submit a final written assignment for each module.


You must complete the five core units totalling 75 credits.. You then select the unendorsed route or one of four pathways, Finance, Managing People, Operations Management, Sales and Marketing.

  • Strategic Planning
  • Finance for Strategic Managers
  • Research for Strategic Development
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Personal Development for Leadership and Strategic Management

(Unendorsed route)

If you are selecting the unendorsed route then you must complete five core units and three further units from the list below.

  • Developing Organisational Vision and Strategic Direction
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Strategic Human Resource Management

(Finance Pathway)

If you are taking the Finance Pathway, take five core units and three units from the Finance Pathway.

  • International Business Environment
  • Developing Organisational Vision and Strategic Decision
  • Quantitative Methods

(Managing People)

If you are taking the Managing People Pathway, take five core units and three units from the Managing People Pathway.

  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Managing Continuous Organisational Improvement
  • Developing Organisational Vision and Strategic Direction

(Marketing Pathway)

If you are taking the Marketing Pathway take five core units and then three units from the Marketing Pathway.

  • Strategic Marketing
  • International Marketing
  • Corporate Communication Strategies

(International Pathway)

If you are taking the International Pathway take five core units and then three units from the International Pathway.

  • International Business Environment
  • International Marketing
  • International Finance

How much will it cost?

– The course fee is £2,260 including course material, assessment and tuition fee.

– The enrolment fee is £30 per module

– You can receive a 10% discount on the course fee if you pay in full or you can pay in two equal instalments without additional charges or interest.

Course support:

The course is delivered via an online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) called Moodle. All course materials are available on Moodle and are delivered via easy to follow online lessons complimented by tutor support and feedback to enhance your learning.

You are allocated UK-based tutors, who are available through Moodle to discuss course materials and give support and assistance with assignments.

The unit’s learning materials are designed to facilitate your learning and to allow you to achieve the learning outcome of each unit. This material is interactive and contains practical activities, which have been designed to enable you to apply theoretical principles and frameworks.

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