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 Date: 21st January 2019
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 the awarding body.
Special Note: Assessment Fees
Assessment fee for this entire course is £800.
- You will pay full assessment fee with 20% discounts (£640) or
- in five monthly instalment £160/month.
Learners can also start the course anytime after full enrolment
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 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.
Questions and answers
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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.
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.
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.
how do I register in this course? How much will the cost for MBA top up?
Dear Brian, you can purchase this course from Reed - this is the website you are using. We will then send you information to complete enrolment with us. After enrolment, you will be given login details with full support to complete Level 7 Diploma in Executive Management. MBA Top Up fee at the moment is £2700.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
I have 3 years of management experience and certificate of HE, will I be eligible for the course?Also will I be able to choose which uni to finish MBA
Yes you are eligible to study this course with us. There are many Universities which offer MBA at the dissertation level after this course e.g. Northampton, Anglia Ruskin, Bucks New University and many more...This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Dear Sir or Madam, What is additional cost of Exams/Assessments and how many of them are planned. Best regards, Seiko Scagnetti Furman
The additional cost of the assessment is £800, payable full with 20% discounts or 160/month five monthly instalments. The course is self-paced with an average six months duration, once you purchase you can ask for additional time e.g. 9, 12 or even 18 months. You can write assignments & upload to our Virtual Learning Platform anytime when they are ready.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
If one already has Level 8 diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership, also by Qualifi, what exemptions does have for this programme?
There are 30 credits exemptions available if you enrol & apply to our RPL - Recognition of Prior Learning route.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
On obtaining this qualification, how then would it be converted to a Masters degree equivalent?
Dear Pius, after obtaining Level 7 Diploma in Executive Management you will achieve 120 credits, then you will be able to apply MBA at the dissertation stage with 120 credits transfer to obtain full MBA degree.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Hi! Can I register?! I have 15 years manager experience.
Hi Hanna, yes you can apply to study Level 7 Diploma in Executive Management.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Hi, Is it a recognised & regulated Postgraduate diploma in uk and overseas? And would the total be £195 plus £450= £645 ? Thanks
Hi, it is recognised and regulated at RQF and EQF Level 7. £645 is total cost for limited time only for 19th November 2018 intake.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Fahad Iqbal asked:
Is GBP 350 is the only course charges or there are other hidden charges? What is the total course fees? And total time duration?
In this course, 350 GBP is tuition fee while if you read additional note in the description - it is written you have to pay assessment fee for 120 credits (8 modules) which is "Additional Note: Assessment fee (with discounts) £830 Assessment fee (including qualification diploma and transcript fee) payable before the course start date. We are offering special discounts for this May 2018 Intake, Learners will only pay £600 Assessment Fee (instead £830) - Instalments options are available"This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
what is the whole cost to receive the award?
Total fee is tuition fee (Discounted at the moment only £395) and Assessment fee £800.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Apart from business administration, do you offer any Level 7 or above courses on Quantity Surveying and Construction Management.
Hi, we do not have any course in Quantity Surveying and Construction Management. Please note that Management principles in this course are applicable to any sector including construction. You can choose to write your assignments in Constructions sector.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Is £350 all inclusive ? Or is there any extra fees to receive the certification ? Is this programme regulated ? Do i need to pass an English test ?
It is a regulated qualification. 350 is reduced tuition fee while learners have to pay assessment fee written in the course description. We do not require English Qualification as an entry if you have already previous level qualification in English.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Is it Cambridge management school that will be written on the certificate
Yes, Cambridge Management and Leadership School name will be in the place of awarding centre. You will also get letters from us like admission (during enrolment) & course completion reference (at the end of study).This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
is this course the same as a post graduate diploma in executive management ? is the diploma the same as post graduate diploma?
Hi it is a Postgraduate diploma qualification.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Can I have a list of the universities names that I can do the MBA as a top up to this qualification with?
Dear Raya, This qualification provides progression to De Mont Fort University MSC/MA (Dissertation stage) in many specialisation, Anglia Ruskin MBA - Dissertation Stage, Northampton University MBA - Dissertation Stage, Bucks New University MBA - Dissertation Stage, and Bolton University MBA - Dissertation Stage.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
is the qualification recognized by OfQual? How much is the charge per assessment submission? Re-submission charges?
It is recognised by Ofqual. The assessment fee is £800. There is no re-sit/re-submission cost.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Raya sadik asked:
Can I register ? I have Ms.c engineering mechatronics university of technology , Iraq , 2000. I have12 years experience teaching business subjects.
Dear Raya, Yes you can register to this course based on your existing qualifications and experience.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Mag D asked:
i have no formal qualifications, but 13 yrs management & 16 yrs senior management is this sufficient to apply for this course - Thank you
You can apply to this course based on your experience which seems sufficient.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Dear Sir, I am interested in doing level-7. After Completing level-7, which universities will provide to with the option of MBA top up
There are many options for MBA Top Up e.g. Bolton University, Anglia Ruskin University, De Montfort University offers MSC Top Up, and Northampton University.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Dave S. asked:
Hi, I have a Master in Sciences, with a Maximum Grade, including the Thesis. Can I use it, plus my management experience to reduce the time and fees?
Dear Dave, you can apply for credit transfer after your admissions. We have to look at your existing qualification for Recognition of Prior Learning to award credits. That will reduce your time to complete this qualification with us.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
What is the total cost for this diploma including assessment. Can I have break down
The tuition fee is written at Reed (It may be discounted if we are offering any discounts) while the assessment fee is £800 (further 20% discounts is offered if learners pay full or can pay in four monthly instalments of £200/month). There is any other cost.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
How many units are on each assignment or are they all different? And if so what is the a rough guidance on the units in all assignments?
Hi Daniel, There are eight units to complete. To complete each unit, one assignment is required to submit as per the school and awarding body guidane.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Fernando M asked:
Are you issue Assignments Brief only afrer paying Assessment fee ?
Yes, assignments are confidential and they are only available to students who pay for it. Therefore, students are required to pay Assessment fee at the beginning as per the course description & we activated all modules assignment briefs at the beginning of the course for better planning.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Fernando M asked:
When i will pay this fee to Reed & then you will provide me instructions to complete enrolment process, after this when will pay the assessment fee ?
Yes after enrolment, we will issue an admission letter to you and then you will pay assessment fee before we will activate the courrse contents.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Fernando M asked:
When I'm paid £375 after you giving me assignments brief shortly with payment invoice
You will pay this fee to Reed Courses and then we will provide you instructions to complete enrolment process with us & pay the assessment fee. After the enrolment process, we will provide you full access to the course, assignment briefs and study materials (including study support) to start working on the achievement of Level 7 Diploma in Executive Management.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
What is the percentage of pass/dropout failure on the course.
40% is the pass rate to complete each module. Less than 40% is considered as fail, then you will have to re-submit assignment at no cost.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
The course needs an amount of hours to complete how long are the study materials available one year or more.
Study materials will be available throughout your studies with us while you can complete the course in minimum six-nine months. You will be required to spend at least 20 hours per week if you are completing the course in six months.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Fernando M asked:
This course is conducting as accelerated mode
YesThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Fernando M asked:
Do you offer Special Discount for this course in August? Or when you give that offer?
Hi, we included discounts on the tuition fee today for a limited time period for August 2018 intake.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Hello, Last week i 've been looking this Level 7 Diploma but i couldn't buying before that discounted closing date, are you give that discounted price
We will offer discounts again on Friday this week for 1 week, you can purchase then.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Hi there - i asked a question early last week about when I can pay assessment fees -I have no answer and now Ive missed the sale - who can I speak to?
Dear Jo, We apology that you missed the sales, the assessment fee is payable at the beginning of the course start. We have a plan to apply discounts on tuition fee again shortly, then you can join.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
G. GEORGES ARMEL asked:
Hi Madam, Sir, I would like to know if all the fees including ( enrolment + assessment) which could be about £ 2000 can be paid by monthly instalments
Dear ARMEL, you can pay the fee in monthly instalments, only assessment fee as there is no option at Reed to offer an instalment plan on the tuition fee.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
If I start the course in August and it's self paced - how long do I have to complete it? Also can I wait until the end to pay my assessment fee?
Dear Jo, you can complete the course in six months (minimum duration) or maximum in 18 months. The assessment fee is mandatory to pay because we can activate your assessment/assignment tasks of eight units. The assessor will be able to provide you feedback, issue grades/results and the quality assurance team will be able to process your grades to the awarding body which has an authority to issue you Qualification transcript and a diploma at the end of the course.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Fernando M asked:
This Qualification Transcript has not mention "ECTS" Value please show me sample
Dear Fernando, when you will complete the full qualification then your grade in the qualification transcript will reflect ECTs points. If you would like to cross check Credit points in the UK govt. register of accredited qualification - they have mentioned 120 credits there. You can google and check as we have no option here at Reed to send (attach) sample.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Fernando M asked:
Can u please show me level 7 Diploma Specific Certificate and Transcript because this Transcript has problem it has not included "ECTS" VALUE
Hi, the transcript has ECTs - UK total credits in Regulated Qualifications Framework.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
English is not my native language, is this a problem or can I still enrol?
Hi, there is no english language requirements to study this course. If your english is not good, we can offer you free english course to supplement your writing deficiency. It will improve your critical writing skills.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Jacqueline N asked:
How much is the top up dissertation with Buckinghamshire New University?
Hi, thank you for your message, MBA Top Up fees with Bucks New University is £3200 after this diploma.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Marlon Rodriguez asked:
how many installments for the examination fees? 6-10-12 installments?
Reduced assessment fee which is £550 (only for June 2018 intakes) can be paid in five monthly instalmentsThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
To to study this course to a MBA? what will be total duration to archive MBA and at what total Cost?
Duration is six to nine months. MBA after this course is 3 months & total cost for MBA after this course is roughly 3000/3500GBPThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
I was wondering if you can send me a link to enroll,
We cannot send any link here at Reed (Reed is separate from our school just advertising some courses on our behalf with booking facilities)This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
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