ATHE Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management – International Pathway

The ATHE Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management was developed in 2016 with support and feedback from UK universities.

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. The qualification typically takes 9 months full-time study to achieve and is 120 credits.

At a Glance

  • Provides ATHE Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management with General Pathway

  • Designed with support from universities

  • 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 (3 quarters)

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

Progression Route

You can progress to an MBA Top-up from the ATHE Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management. The MBA Top-up typically takes from 4 to 9 months to study and varies in price from £3,360 to £6,250 depending on which university you apply to.  Check MBA Top-up opportunities or contact us with your enquiries on

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Entry Criteria

These qualifications provide a flexible route for learners who have already achieved management qualifications at a lower level as well as for learners who do not have business or management qualifications, but may have qualifications in other areas and/or prior management experience in the work place.

Age: 19 +
Entry profile:

  • A first degree in business, management or related subject

  • A level 6 qualification, for example an ATHE Level 6 Diploma in Management

  • Relevant work experience

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Units and Pathways

You have to take the five mandatory units plus any 3 optional units of your choice to achieve and achieve the ATHE Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management general pathway.


Mandatory Units

  • Strategic Planning

  • Finance for Strategic Managers

  • Research for Strategic Development

  • Organisational Behaviour

  • Personal Development for Leadership and Strategic Management


Optional Units

  • International Business

  • Environment International Marketing

  • International Finance

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