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ATHE Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management

Your Fast Track to MBA

Level 7 Management Diploma Duration


6 - 11 Months

ATHE Awarding Body

Awarding body


What is the Extended Strategic Management Diploma qualification?

Qualifications at RQF Level 7 reflects the competence, knowledge and practical skills that are academically comparable to Master’s Degrees, Integrated Master’s Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and Postgraduate Certificates. 

Qualification Overview

Accredited ATHE Level 7 Extended Diploma in Management provides a flexible route for learners who have already achieved management qualifications at a lower level as well as for learners who do not have business or management qualifications, but may have qualifications in other areas and/or prior management experience in the work place.

ATHE Level 7 Diploma Qualification details

Title: ATHE Level 7 Extended Diploma Strategic Management 

Qualification no:603/0630/0
Size: 120 credits

GHL: 480 Guided Learning Hours

TQT: 1200 Total Qualification Hours

Entry Requirements

  • Age: 19 +

  • A first degree in business, management or related subject

  • A level 6 qualification, for example an ATHE Level 6 Diploma in Management

  • May also have relevant work experience

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ATHE Level 7 Course Modes Of Study

Modes of Study

Distance learning

Strategic Management Diploma Structure and Units

5 Mandatory Units

  • Strategic Planning

  • Finance for Strategic Managers

  • Research for Strategic Development

  • Organisational Behaviour

  • Personal Development for Leadership and Strategic Management

Choose 4 Optional Units

  • International Business Environment

  • Developing Organisational Vision and Strategic Direction

  • International Finance

  • Strategic Marketing

  • Quantitative Methods

  • International Marketing

  • Corporate Communication Strategies

  • Strategic Human Resources Management

  • Managing Continuous Organisational Improvement

Topping up to an full MBA

Students wishing to progress further with higher education are able to complete their MBA top-up at a number of UK universities. Gaining a business MBA certificate may only require 6 months of study, ensuring our course is a fast track to completing higher education in the UK.


If you are interested in this fast track to MBA degree, discuss the best course option for you by speaking to a friendly programme adviser on +44 161 513 1355.