Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management


ATHE Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management is a Ofqual regulated qualification. The qualification covers key areas of management such as Finance, HR, Marketing and Personal Development and prepares learners for a range of careers. It also provides entry to an MBA top-up at a range of universities in the UK and overseas. The qualification typically takes 9 months full-time study to achieve and is considered by many to be ATHE’s flagship product.

Why should I choose this Diploma?


Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management has been designed for learners who wish to develop the skills and knowledge required for roles in high-level management. They have also been developed with progression in mind out and unable learners/s to continue to a range of MBA degrees.

Key Points

Level Diploma – Level 7
 Credits 120
Mode of Study Online Learning

Hybrid Learning (Blended)

Duration 8-12 Months,
Assessments Assignment only (No Exam)
Fees £3,250, (Online)

£6,250 (Hybrid or Blended)

Payment Plan Available
Intakes Flexible

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply conceptual learning skills in today’s business environment.
  • Assess strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of the business environment.
  • Analyse financial performance of an organization.
  • Evaluate organizational decisions with consideration of the political, legal, and ethical aspects of business.

Career Direction

An extended Diploma makes great entrepreneurs. You might not have experience in setting up your business, but there are many business skills that you will learn while studying at Alex Business School.

  • Marketing communication manager
  • Advertising manager
  • Quality manager
  • Company secretary
  • Supply chain manager
  • Business development manager
  • Data analyst
  • Financial Manager
  • Management consultants
  • Purchasing manager

Further Education

Successful completion of Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management enables learners to progress into or within employment and/or continue their further study. As this qualification is approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), learners are eligible to progress to an MBA Top-up programme with advanced standing.

Progression Routes: Progression to an MBA top-up at a range of university partners –www.athe.co.uk/progression

Examples of University Progression


This programme is accredited by Ofqual Awarding body ATHE

Entry Requirements

We accept candidates who have achieved a wide range of credentials, including any post-16 qualification in the UK. Functional, Vocational and other essential skills are recognised and taken from all around the world. Please get in touch with us to discuss the specific requirements for your country.

If you do not meet the entry requirements as mentioned above, please contact us to find out other possible entry routes.


Learners are required to complete 8 units (15 credit each) to achieve the 120 credits required to gain the Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management


Unit Title
Mandatory Units
Strategic Planning
Finance for Strategic Managers
Research for Strategic Development
Organisational Behaviour
Personal Development for Leadership and Strategic Management
Developing Organizational Vision and Strategic Direction
Corporate Communication Strategies
Strategic Human Resource Management

* These modules are core and must be passed to achieve the award


Assessment is by completing assignments and meeting the criteria for each of the modules. These assignments are meant to demonstrate your achievement of learning objectives. All units within this qualification are internally assessed via exams and jobs, which the awarding organisation externally verifies.
The assignments submitted by learners must achieve the learning outcomes and meet the standards specified by the assessment criteria for the unit. Learners can make pass, merit or distinction grade depending on the quality of assignments and questions attempted. To achieve a merit or distinction grade, the learners must demonstrate that they have met all the criteria set for these grades.

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