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Level 7 Diploma in Executive Management leading to MBA Top Up (Dissertation stage) is aimed at those who are seeking middle and executive level roles in medium or large corporations in any public or private sector. The qualification will:
- provide access and progression in learning within the management, leadership and strategy vocational area
- improve Learners career development opportunities, enhancing their career prospects in their chosen area of employment
The qualification scope covers the primary business functions and aims to provide a holistic study of core organisational issues that executive management would be expected to take responsibility for.
The qualification provides a programme of learning for those who want to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of organisations and how executive management can help to achieve organisational and strategic objectives. The Level 7 programme will require Learners to critically evaluate, challenge and apply a wide range of management theory, techniques and models and discipline-specific theory, practice and tools. By analysing and critiquing national and international organisations Learners will examine how the different functions and disciplines affect the organisation’s strategy, success and way it operates.
The qualification also requires Learners to demonstrate a range of skills required for executive level management including problem-solving and report writing. Learners will also develop their research and analytical skills. The qualification will enable learners to become independent, self-directed, with the tools and motivation to continue learning, developing and reflecting on practice throughout their careers.
Start Month: July / August / September
Level 7 Diploma in Executive Management
The overall structure of the course is based on 8 mandatory modules that cover a number of topics relating to learning outcomes. Each unit has the equivalency of 15 credits.
Unit 01: Strategic Marketing
The unit will investigate underlying models, techniques and theories that underpin marketing and can contribute to strategic objectives. It will also provide learners with a critical understanding of the marketing function within complex organisations.
Unit 02: Corporate Finance and Financial Strategy
This unit addresses the issues around making investment decisions and corporate finance at the global level. It highlights strategic approaches, risk and needs for maintaining working capital. The unit explores different capital structures, foreign exchange options and corporate finance, restructuring. Learners will be expected to use case study material to explore these issues and be able to manipulate financial information.
Unit 03: Corporate Strategy
This unit is aimed at developing learners’ critical analysis of corporate strategy and the role of supply chains in a global context. It explores how functional strategies are integrated and the relationship between strategy and organisation. It also requires learners to demonstrate professional skills that enable effective business management at the strategic level. The unit will examine theoretical and conceptual frameworks and their use in evaluating and recommending practical applications in business areas such as market entry, internationalisation, global sourcing, globalisation, alliances and corporate growth.
Unit 04: Operations, Quality and Supply Chain Management
The unit considers operations management and its contribution to supporting business objectives. It addresses quality and supply chain issues and how different organisations and industries make use of different systems, techniques and methods. Learners will be able to evaluate alternative operations management strategies to support business performance.
Unit 05: Human Resource Practice, Leadership and Managing People
The aim of this unit is to critique the skills, value and contribution of human resource management and development practitioners and leaders for the effective operation of organisations. Learners will gain insight into HR and leadership practices and techniques and examine relevant theory. The need for expertise and professionalism amongst HR practitioners and how ethics and culture in organisations might be affected is also considered.
Unit 06: Global Trade and its impact on Strategy
The unit looks at contemporary trade and trade issues as they affect organisations. It examines the impact of globalisation, the internet, politics and ethics on business behaviour and business success.
Unit 07: Project Management
The unit will support learners in their appreciation of project management methods, techniques and tools. It will consider human, financial and other matters in project feasibility and how people, teams and risk are factored into project initiation and delivery.
Unit 08: Research, Problem Solving and Business Reporting
The unit will develop learners’ use and understanding of research methods and use research evidence. It will review relevant methods and theory connected with identifying and solving business problems as well as exploring the use of decision-making tools. Learners will be expected to develop and show competence in their business writing too by presenting reports that make use of relevant research evidence to support their propositions and recommendations.
How will you study
Our learning portal will be available to you study 24/7. You can use your Desktop Computer, Laptop, Mobile or Tablet anytime in a flexible way to study entirely online.
Assessment methods include assignments. There is no exam in this course. You will be required to submit an assignment for each unit.
Results and Certificate
Learners must complete 8 units successfully and achieve 120 credits before the qualification certificate and the 120 credits transcript will be issued by Qualifi Awarding Organisation.
MBA Top Up Progression
After completion of Level 7 Diploma in Executive Management, you will be eligible for MBA Top Up (Dissertation stage) at
- Anglia Ruskin University, UK or
- Bucks New University, UK
- any other University which offer MBA Top Up in the UK
Note: Assessment Cost
Assessment cost of the qualification is £400 (instead £800), payable at the beginning of the course or in £100/month for four months.
Who is this course for?
This qualification is useful for individuals from all over the world who are
- already on the job for personal and professional development or
- re-entering employment after a period of absence or
- seeking a career change or
- like to learn and achieve qualification leading to MBA at the dissertation stage or
- seeking a course to advance their career opportunities to senior management positions.
Cambridge Management and Leadership School operates an open entry system in its qualification. However, we expect you to hold previous level qualification regardless any subject sector or work experience to study this qualification.
Graduates of this programme work in senior business and management positions in sectors such as Strategy, HR, Supply Chain, Marketing, Sales, Finance, Manufacturing, Technology, Banking, and Health Service. You can also join MBA Top Up at the dissertation stage to achieve the full MBA with many UK Universities or you will be admitted to Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership.
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Who will be the awarding body for the MBA Degree?
Level 7 Diploma in Executive Management is awarded by Qualifi Ltd, while after completion of this course you can complete MBA (Dissertation only) with Bucks New University.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Is it possible to take this course without the requirement of assessments or the purchase thereof? (simply learning)
Hi, it is not possible as assessment is integrated with modules...This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
I don't have a degree but do hold a level 5 AssocCIPD in HR. Would this be enough to qualify to complete this course?
Hi, if you have two years of management experience in addition to your qualification, we will consider you for sure.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.