ATHE LEVEL 7 Diploma in Strategic Management

The ATHE Diploma in Strategic Management is a challenging high level 7 qualification that gives the learner the skills and knowledge to manage and lead effectively in a dynamic global economy.

Visionary business leaders know how to lead and manage successful teams. They know how to inspire and influence individuals and groups to get the best potential from them in the interest of the organisation.

You will develop leadership and management skills that will enable you to lead effectively and successfully in different organisations and in different cultural environments.

What will you achieve?

  • On successful completion of this qualification, national and international recognition by employers enables you to progress into or within employment and/or progression to a higher level of study.
  • It is aimed at individuals who see their future in middle or senior management in various industries.

The course provides you with a high level of commercial and strategic awareness that is essential for managers and leaders who want to achieve the aims and objectives of their organisation.

Learners that complete our level 7 Diploma will gain the opportunity to progress to an MBA Top up.

1) University of Sunderland
  • MBA Top up
  • Fees - £5,500* - £6,250* (full fee) Duration - 6-7 months
2) University of Gloucestershire
  • MBA Top up
  • Fees - £4,000*
  • Duration - 4 months
3) Coventry University London Campus
  • MBA with Advanced Prior Learning
  • 2013/14 Fees - £9,667*
  • Length – 9 months
4) University of Bolton
  • MBA Top up
  • Fees - £5,600*
  • Duration - 7 months
5) Northampton University
  • MBA Top Up On campus fee - £4250*
  • Off campus fee - £3450* + Flying faculty for overseas
6) Cardiff Metropolitan University
  • MBA Top up
  • Fees - £3,750*
  • Length - 6 Months
Top up with our dual location programme in USA with Virginia Commonwealth University .
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*Fees are Subject to the Universities Policies. (Source: ATHE)
ATHE LEVEL 7 Diploma in Strategic Management

Finance for Strategic Managers
  • Understand the role of financial information in business strategy
  • Be able to analyse published financial statements for strategic decision making purposes
  • Understand how businesses assess and finance non-current assets, investments and working capital
  • Understand different ownership structures and how they influence and measure financial performance

Economics for Business
  • Understand the micro-economic business environment
  • Understand the macro-economic environment in the domestic context
  • Understand the implications of operating in the international economic environment on business organisations

Organisational Behaviour
  • Understand effective leadership behaviour theory and practice
  • Understand how organisational structures and culture impact on the effectiveness of the organisation
  • Understand how the organisation can improve employee effectiveness to respond to business opportunities
  • Understand organisational decision making

Global Business Strategy
  • Be able to analyse the international business environment
  • Understand the impact of globalisation on business organisations
  • Understand the importance and nature of Corporate Social Responsibility

Strategic Resource Management
  • Understand the role of human resource management in supporting business strategy
  • Know how to develop human resources in organisations
  • Understand the role of physical resource management in supporting business strategy
  • Understand the role of marketing in supporting business strategy
  • Understand the role of information systems management in supporting business strategy

Research for Senior Managers
  • Be able to develop an appropriate research question for a business research project
  • Be able to develop a research proposal and undertake a literature review
  • Be able to use data and information collection and analysis techniques
  • Be able to present research with conclusions and make recommendations based on research carried out

Strategic Marketing
  • Understand the principles of strategic marketing
  • Understand how to carry out strategic marketing analysis
  • Analyse strategic marketing decisions and choices
  • Understand how a range of marketing strategies can be implemented to contribute to competitive advantage

Personal Leadership and Management Development
  • Be able to analyse personal leadership and management skills to support achievement of organisational objectives
  • Be able to manage development of personal leadership and management skills to support achievement of organisational objectives
  • Be able to evaluate the effectiveness of personal development plans to develop management and leadership skills

  • Intakes: Every month
  • Duration: 1 year full-time
  • Accredited by ATHE
  • Location: London or Remote/Web Video Conferencing - How it works ?
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  • At least 19 years of age
  • Recognised Bachelor’s degree or a similar internationally recognized qualification
  • Level 5 qualification with a minimum of 3 year’s work experience in a related field
  • Mature students with a minimum of 5 year’s work experience in a related field
  • English proficiency (CEFR - B2 or IELTS - 6)


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