The Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management is a 30 module (120 credit) course, with 40 guided learning hours per module. All modules have an additional 30-50 learning hours of optional materials which include recommended exercises, reading and internet resources.
The postgraduate Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma assessment methods have been designed to enable students to demonstrate Level Seven outcomes for this level of qualification.
This course will be most suited to individuals who are at least 25 years old and have 5 years managerial work experience and do not have a degree but wish to study for an MBA.

Admission requirements

Applicants should be holders of either a relevant Bachelor’s degree or the Level 6 Diploma. Admission may also be granted to non-graduates with a minimum of three years’ work experience in the field of study or a related field . All applicants should have the following English proficiency: Minimum English IELTS 5.5 or an approved equivalent. (Recommended English IELTS 6.0 level or an approved equivalent).

Syllabus Overview

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 recognized and valued.

Strategic Human Resource Management

Strategic Human Resource Management

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

Analyze 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

Assessments

Each module has a one hour online multiple choice assessments (MCA) that will test the students’ knowledge and understanding of the module content and associated learning outcomes.

Option II:

ATHE Postgraduate Diploma graduates have access to a range of universities to convert their Postgraduate Diploma into a Master’s Degree. Information with the Registrar’s office.
On completion of the Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma the students have the opportunity to complete an MBA program from a range of UK universities. The Top up program can be studied online or on campus. The MBA Top up comprises the final 60 credits which consist of either a dissertation or a dissertation and one module.