ATHE Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management

This qualification is inspired and based upon the Masters in Business Administration which is a world renowned higher education qualification which encompasses all the core competencies required of a senior business manager.

On the QCF at level 7 which is equivalent to MBA level, the ATHE Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management is recognised by a variety of UK universities as equivalent to their own MBA content. (Please see, Management progression routes for more information.)

The qualification is not tied to any specific industry or country, and instead outlines the skills and knowledge that meet the needs of managers in different sectors on a domestic and international platform.

Qualification Overview
Credit Value 120 Credits
Qualification Level 7


Qualification Units

Learners must complete the five mandatory units totalling 85 credits plus a further three or four units from the list of optional units to achieve a minimum of 120 credits.

Unit Title Level Credit GLH Mandatory
Organisational Behaviour 7 15 60 Yes
Global Business Strategy 7 15 60 Yes
Strategic Resource Management 7 15 60 Yes
Finance for Strategic Managers 7 15 60 Yes
Research for Senior Managers 7 25 60 Yes
Human Resource Management 6 15 60
Project Management 6 15 60
Programme Leadership 7 10 40
Economics for Business 6 15 60
Risk Management 6 10 40
Strategic Marketing 6 15 60
Corporate Communications Strategies 7 10 30
Manage Continuous Organisational Improvement 7 15 60
Sustainable Business Strategy 7 10 40
Strategic Planning 7 15 45
Managing Quality and Service Delivery 6 10 40
Personal Leadership and Management Development 6 10 40

Progression Routes

This qualification is on the QCF and so is recognised by all UK universities and employers, however if you would like to see information on our university partners please see our Management progression routes page.

Entry Requirements:

  • A recognised UK Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, or an equivalent professional qualification from a recognised institution.
  • International Applications must meet the English Language Requirement approved by UK Border Agency
  • IELTS 5.5 in each component is mandatory or
  • PTE Academic 51 in each component is mandatory