ATHE Level 7 – Master in Business Administration (MBA Advance Entry)

University Pathways Level 7 Courses.

Many Universities will accept 120 credits as advanced entry onto an MBA top up. It should be noted that Universities with AMBA accredited MBAs will not accept any exemptions but will usually accept Level 6 or Level 7 as entry qualifications.

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The ATHE 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. On completion of the Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management, learners will have the skills to execute a professional managerial role in marketing, accounting, business consultancy and more! The modules are ATHE recognised and are written against prescribed learning outcomes defined by the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) administered by Ofqual, the Government appointed regulator.

Age: above 20 years old

Academic Requirements: any one of the following:

  1. Undergraduate Level in the field of Business/Management/Administrative Management/Finance/Accounting
  2. ATHE Level 6 Diploma in Management/Business and Administrative Management
  3. English Language requirements: Certificate in English Intermediate Level with a Pass; Or Equivalent Level;
Course Duration: 10 – 12 Months 
Organizational Behaviour
1. Qualities of effective leadership
2. Developing interpersonal skills
3. Motivating and influencing people
4. Making Decisions 
Strategic Resource Management 
1. Strategic HRM
2. Recruitment and CPD
3. Measuring and Rewarding Performance
4. Culture and Ethics
Research of Senior Managers
1. Exercises in Quantitative Techniques
2. Managing Projects
3. Marketing strategy (Introduction to Marketing)
Personal Leadership and Management Development
1. Creativity and Problem Solving
2. Studying and Using Management Theories
3. Strategic and Systems Management
4. Implementing and Managing Quality System
Global Business Strategy
1. The external operating environment of business
2. Impact of technology on business
3. Governance and Role of Business
4. Developing high-performance teams
Finance for Strategic Managers
1. Interpreting Business Accounts
2. Tools of Financial Analysis
3. Managing Cash and Working Capital
Strategy for Growth in Business
1. Strategic planning tools
2. Strategies for Growth
3. The business plan
4. Innovation and R&D
Strategic Marketing
1. Analyzing the Competition
2. High-performance sales
3. E-Marketing communication
4. Customers and their needs
Graduation Requirements:
Learners will have to complete the following assignments:

Multiple Choice Assessment When:
at the end of all module

No of Questions: 30

Duration: 1hour

Mode: Online

Note: Learners MUST pass the MCA before they can proceed to the next module

RESIT Fee: RM 200 each module

8 Assignments

  • There are 8 assignments to be completed.
  • An Assignment; the word count for the assignment is 5,000 – 8,000 words.
  • Students have to submit all the assignments in soft copy.
  • Assignment topics and details will be issued to the students after the end of the modules.
Each assignment is assessed as Pass or Fail. A pass grade is achieved by meeting ALL the requirements defined in the assessment criteria for each module. Students who do not meet ALL the requirements defined in the assessment criteria for each module will be deemed to have failed.
1) Diploma in Strategic Management  (Level 7) – issued by ATHE, UK
2) Progression to semester 3:
MBA Top Up with University. ATHE has direct articulation arrangement with several Universities which give full recognition for entry

The ATHE Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management Course has 30 modules and 8 written assignments. On completion of the modules, students will be given access to the assignments. The assignments are approximately 5000-8000 words each. Students are provided support on the modules and assignments via the ‘Tutor’ section of the learning platform.

The Assignment unit titles for the level 7 course are:

  1. Strategic Marketing
  2. Personal development for leadership and strategic management
  3.  Organisational behaviour
  4. Strategic planning
  5. Research for strategic development
  6. Finance for strategic managers
  7. Strategic Human resource management.
  8. Corporate communication strategies.

More information about the Level 7 units can be found here

On completion of this course students have the opportunity to complete an MBA programme from a range of UK universities. The Top up programme can be studied online or on campus.The MBA Top up comprises the final 60 credits which consists of either a dissertation or a dissertation and one module.

Students may Top-up on campus or by distance learning.

Students can apply to any university offering the MBA Top up, the following universities run Top Up programmes by DISTANCE LEARNING:

Birmingham City University

Master of Business Administration (Online) – MBA

University of Bolton

MBA Top-up – £4,100
Master of Business Administration Top Up

University of Sunderland – On Campus

Postgraduate Top up to MBA – £5145

Upon successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management and final year of an accredited postgraduate degree programme, learners will have the skills to execute a professional managerial role in marketing, accounting, business consultancy, and more.

A business management diploma and MBA develops key cognitive skills such as critical thinking, analysis, evaluation, and writing while also establishing presentation and numeracy skills to enhance knowledge and experience. These skills are critical in helping you advance your career.

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