ATHE Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management (2024)

ATHE LEVEL 7
Admissions Open for 2024
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COURSE TYPE

Post Graduate

Equivalent to

Post Graduation

LEARNING DELIVERY

Online/Face-to-Face

Course Summary

The Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management (60 credits) offers learners a short but flexible entry point to Level 7 strategic management learning. Choosing from a core set of units (a minimum of 2 units from 5) and then identifying optional unit choice from a set of management pathways (at least 2 units from either Finance, Marketing, Managing People and International) enables learners to optimise their qualification content to best serve their interests.

ATHE Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management (2023)

Why this course?

Gain a sound and coherent foundation in marketing, such that they will be able to define and execute practical marketing interventions that exist in professional practice.

Synthesize and critically evaluate theoretical frameworks of strategic marketing, business ethics, design, and innovation as applied to marketing.

Demonstrate an understanding of the practical value of these frameworks in a range of strategic business situations.

Evaluate a variety of creative approaches to product and service design, creativity and innovation that may contribute to organizational wealth.

Create frameworks for understanding and analyzing marketing processes in diverse organizational types, encountering different and changing marketing environments.

Develop practical research and analytical capabilities in the context of market-driven strategy and in particular in the formulation of value propositions in provider-customer relationships.

Review, modify, synthesize and apply transferable marketing concepts and skills in the management of product and market development, in particular from the strategic perspective.

Why this course?

Gain a sound and coherent foundation in marketing, such that they will be able to define and execute practical marketing interventions that exist in professional practice.

Synthesize and critically evaluate theoretical frameworks of strategic marketing, business ethics, design, and innovation as applied to marketing.

Demonstrate an understanding of the practical value of these frameworks in a range of strategic business situations.

Create frameworks for understanding and analyzing marketing processes in diverse organizational types, encountering different and changing marketing environments.

Develop practical research and analytical capabilities in the context of market-driven strategy and in particular in the formulation of value propositions in provider-customer relationships.

Review, modify, synthesize and apply transferable marketing concepts and skills in the management of product and market development, in particular from the strategic perspective.

Evaluate a variety of creative approaches to product and service design, creativity and innovation that may contribute to organizational wealth.

Course Modules

The EduQual Diploma in Business and Marketing Strategy is a SCQF level 11 (RQF- equivalent Level 7) programme, and is abbreviated to BMS on the table below. The programme consists of 5 units, all of which are compulsory as shown:

 

Unit-1.
Strategic Management

SCQF/RQF Level : 7/11
Credits: 20

Unit-2.
Strategic Financial Management

SCQF/RQF Level: 7/11
Credits: 20

Unit-3.
Change Management and Strategic Leadership

SCQF/RQF Level : 7/11
Credits  : 30

Unit-4.
Global Marketing

SCQF/RQF Level : 7/11
Credits  : 30

Unit-5.
Marketing for SME, Charity and the Public Sector

SCQF/RQF Level : 7/11
Credits  : 20

Total Credits: 120

Eligibility Criteria

For learners who have recently been in education or training the entry profile is likely to include one of the following:

Typical Age

This qualification is designed for learners who are typically aged 19 and above.

Qualifications

For learners who have recently been in education or training the entry profile is likely to include one of the following:

  • a first degree in Business, Management or related subjects or a level 6 qualification for example an ATHE Diploma in Management
  • other equivalent international qualifications.

Language

For those for whom English is not their first language we recommend the following standards of proficiency in English language skills or an approved equivalent for this qualification:

  • IELTs 5.5
  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) B2
  • Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) 162 or above
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic 42-49

QAA Benchmark Statements

The EduQual Diploma in Business Marketing and Strategy is an SCQF Level 11/RQF equivalent Level 7 qualification and can be compared to the QAA Benchmark Statement (2015) on Master’s degrees in business and management (Type 1). For further information on this, please contact us at info@iimtstudies.co.uk.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL (sometimes referred to as APL) may be claimed by a learner in situations where: 1. The learner has already studied SCQF/RQF equivalent Level 7 units that meet the learning outcomes of the units of this programme. .
2.  The learner can also produce evidence to demonstrate how each of the assessment criteria have already been met.

In such a case, those matching units can be exempted from study, credits can be claimed, and the evidence supporting the RPL claim can be included in the learner’s portfolio of evidence when claiming the award.

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ATHE Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management (2023)

National Occupational Standards (NOS)

Assessments in the form of management reports with a strong practical and professional orientation to the workplace will include:

Formative assessment will include:
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Peer review of work between individuals and groups.

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Material presented in class where clarity of argument, theoretical bases and evidence of depth of thought is supported with references to theory and currency of thought.

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Feedback in class situations on topics of current interest, and from textual material and research papers and articles.

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Evidence of the breadth of research may include internet sources where appropriate to the curriculum topics covered.

Summative assessment will be by assignment but the work needed may involve:
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Individual/group assessment

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Summative self-evaluation and critical reflection

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Written and/or oral forms of submission/presentation

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Case study evaluation for assignments

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Oral presentations both as groups and individuals

National Occupational Standards (NOS)

Assessments in the form of management reports with a strong practical and professional orientation to the workplace will include:

Formative assessment will include:
Summative assessment will be by assignment but the work needed may involve:

Course Details

Learners selecting this qualification must take at least two of the five core units and two further units from either the remaining core units or from the optional units listed below. For more information on this, please contact us at info@iimtstudies.co.uk.
 
Unit Name Unit Aims Credits Mandatory
Strategic Planning The aim of this unit is to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to develop an organisational strategic plan. 15 Yes
Finance for Strategic Managers The learners will develop knowledge, understanding and skills that will enable them to analyse internal and publicly available financial information. This will help to inform strategic decision making. 15 Yes
Research for Strategic Development The aim of this unit is to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills required to carry out research to meet the needs of strategic business management. 15 Yes
Organisational Behaviour The aim of this unit is to help learners develop an understanding of how organisational behaviour, structure, culture, motivation, creativity and leadership impact on an organisation’s effectiveness and efficiency. 15 Yes
Personal Development for Leadership and Strategic Management This unit aims to help learners develop their own personal leadership and management skills in the context of the creation and achievement of organisational vision and strategic direction. 15 Yes
International Business Environment The unit will enable learners to explore the changing international business environment and develop knowledge and understanding of how organisations respond. 15 No
Developing Organisational
Vision and Strategic Direction
To enable learners to improve their knowledge and understanding of how organisations develop vision and strategic direction. The unit may be of particular interest for learners aiming for leadership roles in either private or public sector organisations. 15 No
Human Resource Management To develop skills and knowledge in the field of human resource management strategy. To look at contemporary issues which affect human resource strategy within organisations. 15 No
Project Management To understand the process of identifying appropriate and feasible projects, and to be able to initiate and start a project. To be able to manage, monitor and control a project, including assessing, managing and controlling project risks and issues, project and team management and change management. To be able to evaluate the success or failure of a project. 15 No
Strategic Resource Management To explore the mechanisms for managing resources to achieve the business objectives of organisations. To understand the roles and strategies used in acquiring, managing, and developing human, physical and technological resources. To understand the importance of marketing in achieving business aims and objectives, and the roles, strategies and processes used to manage the marketing function 15 No
Risk Management To raise business risk awareness and develop knowledge and understanding in the assessment, monitoring and control of business risks. To enable the learner to develop an appreciation of the implications of business risks. 10 No
Managing Stakeholder Engagement The aim of the unit is to enable the learner to develop the knowledge and understanding required to engage with stakeholders and to learn how to manage stakeholders in projects and organisations. 10 No
Corporate Communication Strategies To understand the importance of corporate communication and how it links to corporate objectives. To conduct an audit internal and external corporate communications, and to be able to develop an effective corporate communications strategy. 10 No
Leading Organisational Equality and Diversity The aim of this unit is to enable the learner to develop an understanding of the importance of managing equality and diversity within the organisation and to understand how to lead the approach to equality and diversity within an organisation. 10 No
Sustainable Business Strategy To raise awareness of sustainable development issues and how they impact on the strategic development of the business. 10 No
Managing Quality and Service Delivery This unit aims to introduce the learner to the delivery of excellent customer service. The learner will also develop knowledge and understanding required for quality measurement and management of service delivery (for public service or healthcare management programmes the unit can be delivered in context). 10 No
International Finance The unit will allow learners to consider the importance of International Accounting Standards and the international financial environment for decision making within businesses and organisations. Particular attention is paid to analysing the role of international financial markets in creating opportunities and risks for organisations, especially those operating in a multinational context. Learners will gain experience in assessing strategic options and making appropriate recommendations. 15 No
Quantitative Methods This unit will enable learners to further develop understanding and skills in the application of quantitative methods appropriate to support decision-taking in organisations. 15 No
Strategic Marketing This unit enables learners to develop knowledge and understanding of marketing at a strategic level and how this is applied in practice including developing a marketing strategy. 15 No
Corporate Communication Strategies This unit will enable learners to develop knowledge and understanding of the importance of corporate communications and the link with corporate objectives. Learners will have the opportunity to develop skills in auditing corporate communications and planning a corporate communication strategy. 15 No
Strategic Human Resource Management The aim of this unit is to help learners acquire knowledge and understanding of human resource management strategy and its impact on the efficiency of an organisation. 15 No
Managing Continuous Organisational Improvement To enable learners to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills required to create a culture of continuous improvement in an organisation. The learners will have the opportunity to develop the skills required to plan organisational change. 15 No

Additional Information

The learning outcomes will be achieved by the use of the following learning and teaching methods and strategies:

  • Learning and teaching situations such as lectures, tutorials and seminars
  • Live and simulated case studies
  • Independent and group activities (class and non-class based)
  • Speakers and subject specialists

The lectures & course material and assessments will be in English Language.

The faculties will be drawn from Corporate Sector & the Academy field.

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