Business Strategic Management, MBA Advance Entry (Level 7)

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    • Course Disciplines
      Human Resource Management - Other Office Administration Marketing - Other Marketing - Sales Management Business & Management - Other Human Resource Management - Industrial Relations Human Resource Management - Staff Development Management Studies Strategic Management Business
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    Course Description

    The Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management is an MBA Advanced Entry course, which provides learners with 120 credits of the 180 credits required to achieve a complete MBA. The course itself is made up of 30 interactive modules and 8 written assignments, with approximately 40 guided learning hours per module. All modules have an additional 30-50 learning hours of optional materials that comprise of recommended exercises, recommended readings, Internet resources, and self-testing exercises. You will also have access to 24/7 support, tutoring, and a variety of other support mechanisms. More information on how you will be assessed can be found here.

    After receiving your Level 7 Diploma, you are eligible to apply for an MBA top Up course, either online or on campus at a range of UK Universities. The top up portion will usually consist of the final 60 credits of either, a dissertation, or a dissertation and one module.


    Course Module Listing

    • 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 recognised and valued.

    • Strategic human resource management

    Human Resource Management must play a central role in the strategy of any organization. It is concerned with people as an asset of the business.

    • 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

    Analyse 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.


    University Top-Up

    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:

    University of Gloucestershire

    Postgraduate Top up to MBA Business Administration – £2500

    University of Bolton

    MBA Top-up – £3,500

    Master of Business Administration Top Up

    University of Sunderland – On Campus

    Postgraduate Top up to MBA – £5145

    Anglia Ruskin University 

    MBA (Top-Up) – £3500

    Buckinghamshire New University 

    MBA Top-up – £3,000

    Northampton University

    Top up to MBA– £3500

    MA in Human Resource Management Top up – £2200

    MSc in Accounting and finance Top up – £3800

    Executive Master of Business Administration Top-Up MBA – £3510

    University of Chichester

    Master of Business Administration (MBA) (top-up) – Validated award

    University of Derby

    Top up to MBA – (partial exemption)


    Completing on campus in the UK

    Most universities in the UK will accept the London Academy of business and Management 120 credit programme for entry onto the MBA top up on campus. ATHE also have direct agreements with several Universities, click here for the ATHE progression routes. Students may also contact the admissions department of their chosen university directly.


    Career Path

    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.


    Visit the Business Strategic Management, MBA Advance Entry (Level 7) page on the London Academy of Business and Management (LABM) web site for more details!

    Entry Requirements

    To enrol onto the Level 7 programme, you must be either

    a) a university graduate who is over 22 years old, or

    b) a non-university graduate over 24 year old, and with at least five years of managerial experience.

    Course Fees

    The Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management is £1995.

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