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Portrait of a Confident Woman

Business and Strategic Management Level 7

Diploma Level 7

Upon completion of this course, students receive an ATHE Level 7 Business Management qualification which is fully regulated by Ofqual. Students will then have the opportunity to undertake a Top Up Master degree to any University in the UK online  with the following Universities

Northampton University

University of Sunderland

Gloucestershire University

If students are interested in undertaking the program on campus, please, seek advice from the admissions team.


Accreditation -ATHE



January, March, June, October

Fees -TBC

Application fee - £150

Level 7 Diploma in Business (University Foundation)

Duration - 9 months

Entry Requirements

  • Personal Statement

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • International Passport/ National ID

  • High School/ WAEC/NECO/ IB

  • 2 Academic Reference Letters

  • Level 6 Certificate & Transcript

Course Details

The qualification covers key areas of management such as Finance, HR, Marketing and Personal Development and prepares learners for a range of careers. It also provides entry to an MBA top-up at a range of universities in the UK and overseas.



  • Provides 5 optional pathways; General, Finance, Marketing, Managing People and International

  • Graded with Pass, Merit, and Distinction

  • Progression to an MBA top-up at a range of university partners 

  • Extended Diploma is 1,200 learning hours, usually studied over an academic year

  • Can be delivered in the classroom, by distance or by blended learning.

  • Designed with support from universities


Units and Pathways

The optional units chosen will determine which pathway is achieved. Alternatively, you can choose any 3 optional units and achieve the general pathway. In addition to the Extended Diploma there is a Diploma option (60 credit). For more information on which units are required for each pathway, see pages 11 to 20 of the Qualification Specification.

Mandatory Units

  • Strategic Planning

  • Organisational Behaviour

  • Personal Development for Leadership and Strategic Management

  • Finance for Strategic Managers

  • Research for Strategic Development

Optional Units

  • International Business Environment

  • Developing Organisational Vision and Strategic Direction

  • International Finance

  • Quantitative Methods

  • Strategic Marketing

  • International Marketing

  • Corporate Communication Strategies

  • Strategic Human Resources Management

  • Managing Continuous Organisational Improvement

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