MBA Strategic Management

Programme Overview

The qualification spans essential management domains such as Finance, HR,
Marketing, and Personal Development, equipping students for diverse career pathways.
Furthermore, it opens doors to MBA top-up programs in numerous UK and international
universities. Typically requiring nine months of full-time study to complete. Beyond its
academic structure, the program is immensely beneficial, serving as a critical stepping
stone for learners aspiring to managerial and executive roles. It not only provides a solid
foundation in key business principles but also enhances personal skills crucial for
leadership, such as strategic thinking, decision-making, and effective communication.
Graduates emerge as well-rounded professionals, ready to tackle the challenges of the
modern business world and ascend the corporate ladder. The qualification’s recognition
by universities worldwide further enhances its value, offering graduates a seamless
pathway to further education and, consequently, greater career advancement

Programme Structure

The ATHE Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management consists of 5 core mandatory
and three optional units.. To be awarded the ATHE Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management
learners must achieve a minimum of a Pass in all units.
Total guided learning hours (GHL) is 480 hours
Total qualification time (TQT) is 1200 hours
Credit Value: 120 credits
Mode of study: Online
Duration: One year

Fees: £7500

Progamme Module

Unit NameLevelCredits
Strategic Planning715
Finance for Strategic Managers715
Research for Strategic Development715
Organizational Behaviour715
Personal Development for Leadership
and Strategic Management
International Business Environment715
International Marketing715
Developing Organisational Vision
and Strategic Direction

Module Description

Strategic Planning

The objective of this module is to cultivate the essential knowledge, comprehension, and capabilities required for crafting a strategic plan within an organization.

Finance for Strategic Managers

Participants in this course will acquire the knowledge, insight, and practical skills needed to evaluate both internal and publicly accessible financial data. This proficiency is designed to enhance strategic decision-making processes.

Research for Strategic Development

The objective of this module is to equip individuals with the necessary knowledge, insights, and competencies to conduct effective research in support of strategic business management. By exploring various methodologies and tools, learners will be prepared to tackle complex business challenges, fostering informed decision-making and strategic planning processes.

Organisational Behaviour

The goal of this module is to equip learners with a deep comprehension of how various factors—such as organizational behavior, structure, culture, motivation, creativity, and leadership—significantly influence an organization’s overall effectiveness and efficiency.

Personal Development for Leadership and Strategic Management

This module is designed to empower learners to refine their personal leadership and management capabilities, focusing specifically on the development and realization of an organization’s vision and strategic direction.

International Business Environment

This unit is crafted to provide learners with the opportunity to delve into the evolving landscape of the international business environment, fostering a deeper knowledge and understanding of how organizations adapt and respond to these changes.

International Marketing

This module is designed to equip learners with a comprehensive understanding of international marketing essentials, especially highlighting the financial aspects critical for entering and thriving in global markets. Additionally, participants will gain the skills to formulate an international marketing strategy while understanding the nuances and necessities of global marketing communications.

Developing Organisational Vision and Strategic Direction

This unit aims to enhance learners’ comprehension and knowledge of the processes through which organizations establish their vision and strategic direction. It is particularly relevant for those aspiring to leadership positions within either private or public sector entities, offering valuable insights for future management role.

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