1Course Overview

Business Strategic Management MBA Advanced Entry Level 7

Course code: OBS021

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Fast track your way into an MBA in Management from the comfort of your own home and achieve an Ofqual regulated Level 7 Diploma  inStrategic Management.

Join over 75,000 other students who chose to improve their education and boost their employability through distance learning.

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

This course allows you to:

  • Fast track the first stages of a complete an MBA
  • Achieve up to 120 credits of the 180 required
  • Develop your leadership, communication, managerial and business skills
  • Study from home at your own pace

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

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2Course Content
  • Module 1: Qualities of Effective Leadership
  • Module 2: Developing Interpersonal Skills
  • Module 3: Motivating and Influencing People
  • Module 4: Making Decisions
  • Module 5: Creativity and Problem Solving
  • Module 6: Studying and Using Management Theories
  • Module 7: The External Operating Environment of Business
  • Module 8: Culture and Ethics
  • Module 9: Governance and Directorships
  • Module 10: Analysing he Competition
  • Module 11: Marketing Strategy
  • Module 12: High-Performance Sales
  • Module 13: E-Marketing Communication
  • Module 14: Customers and their Needs
  • Module 15: Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Module 16: Recruiting and CPD
  • Module 17: Measuring and Rewarding Performance
  • Module 18: Interpreting Business Accounts
  • Module 19: Tools of Financial Analysis
  • Module 20: Managing Cash and Working Capital
  • Module 21: Exercises in Quantitative Techniques
  • Module 22: Impact of Technology on Business
  • Module 23: Innovation and R&D
  • Module 24: Implementing and Managing Quality Systems
  • Module 25: Strategic Planning Tools
  • Module 26: Strategic and Systems Management
  • Module 27: The Business Plan
  • Module 28: Developing High-Performance Teams
  • Module 29: Managing Projects
  • Module 30: Strategies for Growth
3Other Information

This course is assessed through online assessments and written assignments. Once you have completed each module, you will be provided with an online assessment of 30 multiple-choice questions to complete.

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.

The assessment titles for Level 7 are:

  • Strategic Marketing
  • Personal development for leadership and strategic management
  • Organisational behaviour
  • Strategic planning
  • Research for strategic development
  • Finance for strategic managers
  • Strategic Human resource management
  • Corporate communication strategies


Course Duration

You will have access to your course and materials for 5 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 1-2-1 skype sessions with your tutor, interactive and informative webinars and an online social learning forum to help you along your journey.

Course Outcomes

This course is taught via Online Business School.

Upon completion of this course, students will receive an ATHE Level 7 Diploma Strategic Management. 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.


Your Questions Answered

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

In order to enrol onto this course, you must be either:

  • A university graduate over the age of 22, or
  • A non-university graduate with at least 5 years of managerial experience and over the age of 24
Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?

You may start at any time and have 5 years to complete your studies. This course is truly flexible and adaptable around your lifestyle.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support with 1-2-1 Skype sessions
  • Dedicated student support
  • Access to an online Social Learning forum
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
Do I have to sit an exam?

No. This course is assessed based on tutor-marked assignments.

Are there any additional costs?

No, everything you need is included in the price!

How do I get my work assessed?

Each online multiple-choice assessment will be marked immediately, and the results will be shown on screen.

Once you have completed your written assessments, these will be marked and returned to you. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded your certificate.

What if I still have questions?

That’s not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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For your finance application to be considered you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be over 18 years old
  • Be employed for at least 16 hours a week or retired and in receipt of a private or company pension. Certain state benefit schemes may also be considered.
  • Be a permanent UK resident with a 3 year address history
  • Have a good credit history with no late payments, debt relief orders or bankruptcies
  • Have a valid email address and can access it

Please note that meeting the above criteria does not guarantee finance acceptance.

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