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Business Strategic Management MBA Advanced Entry Level 7

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Fast track your way into an MBA in management and achieve an Ofqual regulated Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management to enhance your career in business.

  • Study the qualities of an effective leader and the importance of developing your interpersonal skills.
  • Learn how to motivate and influence your employees and ensure your team are working towards the same goal.
  • Understand how to use your creativity when solving a problem.
  • Develop your knowledge marketing strategies and how to implements successful campaigns and an effective market presence.
  • You can earn up to 120 credits by completing the diploma and then top up the additional 60 credits at a University.
This course is only available to study online.

Course overview

During this course, you will explore how to use different management theories, how to analyse the competition, the impact of technology on business, and much more.

It is ideal for:

  • Increasing your knowledge and experience of business management.
  • Learners that want to go on to complete an MBA.
  • Those aspiring to work or progress their education and career.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to progress onto an MBA top-up course to complete the remainder of your studies.

Join over 120,000 other students who chose to improve their education and boost their employability through distance learning.

What next?

Following the successful completion of this course, you will be able to put your newfound knowledge into practice and develop your career in business. If after, you’re looking to enhance your business knowledge even further, take a look at the other business courses we offer.

Potential future career options:

  • Business manager
  • Administrative manager
  • Operations manager

Course Duration

Up to five years.

Course Outcome

You will receive a Qualifi Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership (qualification number 601/5335/0).

Entry Requirements

You must be either a university graduate over the age of 22 or a non-university graduate aged over 24 with at least five years of managerial experience.


Tutor-marked assignments.

Course content

ATHE Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management – 603/0629/4

Extra info


This course is assessed through online assessments and written assignments. There are eight assignments to complete across the 30 modules.

When you enrol, you will be provided with a mapping document advising you when you should sit each assignment.

Once each module and online assessment is completed you will be provided with the details for each written assessment. Each assessment is between 3000 – 5000 words long.

Course duration

You will have access to your course and materials for five years. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.

Each module contains 40 guided learning hours of study material, and an additional 30-50 hours of optional materials are also provided. These include resources such as exercises, additional reading, internet resources, and self-testing exercises.

Study method

You will study this course via distance learning which means you are in control of your learning. Study when and where you choose and at a pace that suits you.

Throughout the duration of your studies, you will have access to one-to-one Skype sessions with your tutor, interactive and informative webinars ,and an online social learning forum to help you along your journey.

Course outcome

This course is taught via Online Business School.
Upon completion of this course, students will receive a Qualifi Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership (qualification number 601/5335/0). This qualification is fully regulated by Ofqual.

This course is equivalent to the first 120 credits of an MBA. Once you have completed this course, you will be able to apply for a top-up course at a range of universities in the UK.

Awarding body

Qualifi are recognised as an Awarding Organisation (AO) by Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual). Their qualifications meet the demands of employers and learners both vocationally and academically.

Qualifi allow learners to achieve degrees and masters degrees through their progression routes with universities.

Meanwhile, Online Business School offer learning pathways for you with a fast track through to a UK university qualification, either on campus or online learning.

They work with OFQUAL-recognised awarding organisations for the verification of our programmes. These standards ensure that people who study an Online Business School course receive a high-level quality education alongside a certificate that is recognised universally by universities and employers.


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