International Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management

Accelerate your path to a British master’s degree with the (Level 7 Extended) International Post Graduate Diploma in Strategic Management, this is an MBA Advanced Entry course, providing learners with 120 credits of the 180 credits required to achieve a complete MBA. The International Post Graduate Diploma is organized into 8 topics of 30 interactive modules and 8 written assignments, with approximately 40 guided learning hours per module. All modules have an additional 30-50 learning hours of optional materials that comprise of recommended exercises, recommended readings, Internet resources, and self-testing exercises. Learners have access to 24/7 support, tutoring, and a variety of other support mechanisms.

The International Post Graduate (Level 7) Diploma, offer learners the eligibility to apply for an MBA Top Up course, either online or on campus at a range of UK Universities. The top up portion will usually consist of the final 60 credits of either, a dissertation, or a dissertation and one module.

Learners needing immigration to Canada (or Australia) can also take this accelerated pathway to improve the score required for the immigration credential evaluation with the organizations in-charge. Transcript and accompany document are dispatched from the UK for credential evaluation purposes swift and easy.


Mandatory units

  • Contemporary Issues in Education: Theory, Policy and Practice (20 credits)
  • The Management of Educational Change (20 credits)
  • Managing Effective Intercultural Communication and Perspectives (20 credits)
  • Pedagogy and Practice in Education (20 credits)
  • Leading Reflective Practice in Education (20 credits)
  • Research Methods in Education (20 credits)
  • All Course Material, including online modules and written assignments.
  • Personal tutor support with 1-2-1 Skype sessions or webinar session
  • Dedicated student support
  • Access to an online Social Learning forum
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Webinars and or online / on-site workshop

To enroll on the (Level 7 Extended) International Post Graduate Diploma in Strategic Management learners must either be:

  • A university graduate who is over 22 years old, or
  • Mature learner: a non-university graduate over 24 year old, and with at least five years of managerial experience.


Students can make payment using one of the following methods:

  • Credit or Debit Card
  • Bank Transfer

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Mode of Learning

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Qualities of Effective Leadership

Learners will explore the making and developing of powerful leaders.

Motivating and Influencing People

Inspiring people to create a unity of direction within business.

Making Decisions

Doing the right things in the right way at the right time. Learners will look at the process of making a good decision.

Creativity and Problem Solving

Do problems pose a threat or are they an opportunity to improve? Here, learners will figure out how to turn a problem into an advantage.

Studying and Using Management Theories

There are many theories concerned with management and the various models developed from these theories. This module looks over these theories with real life examples.

Developing Interpersonal Skills

Connecting and bonding with people within the commercial sectors is extremely important for good business. This module trains learners in skills to improve and enhance communication techniques to create strong bonds.

The External Operating Environment of Business

Planning for influences on the business outside your control.

Culture and Ethics

The Culture and ethics involved in the business world today.

Governance and Directorships

Structuring and controlling a business the professional way.

Analyzing the Competition

What are my competitors doing, how are they doing it, why are they doing it? Reviewing and analyzing competitor actions to enhance managerial roles.

Marketing Strategy

Creating an effective and successful market presence. Looking at the development of marketing strategies to create successful marketing campaigns.

High Performance Sales

Learners will grasp the key elements of successful selling.

E-Marketing Communication

Understanding and using effective electronic messages to market.

Customers and their Needs

Ensuring that your customers are recognized and valued.

Strategic Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management must play a central role in the strategy of any organization. It is concerned with people as an asset of the business.

Recruiting and CPD
Getting the best people. Developing the best people. Keeping the best people.
Measuring and Rewarding Performance

Knowing and measuring how your people are performing.

Interpreting Business Accounts

Using and understanding the litmus tests of business health.

Tools of Financial Analysis

Resources, tools and techniques to keep a finger on the pulse of the business.

Managing Cash and Working Capital

Cash, cash flow and working capital. The lifeblood of business.

Exercises in Quantitative Techniques

How to use and understand key figures.

Impact of Technology on Business

Analyze and exploit the role of e-business within a business sector.

Innovation and R&D

Creating commercial advantage from innovation and research.

Implementing and Managing Quality Systems

Right first time, right every time. The place of quality in business strategy.

Strategic Planning Tools

Resources, tools and ideas to help create an effective business strategy.

Strategic and Systems Management

Options for strategic direction. Making the right choices for your business.

The Business Plan

Creating a plan that targets the stated aims and objectives of a business.

Developing High Performance Teams

Cohesion and teamwork that enhances business performance.

Managing Projects

Getting things done. Using the right tools to run projects.

Strategies for growth

This module explores the different ideas of growth and the various tools, measures and controls at a manager’s disposal in planning for growth.

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  • Module 1: Creativity and Problem Solving
  • Module 2: Studying and Using Management Theories
  • Module 3: Strategic and Systems Management
  • Module 4: Implementing and Managing Quality Systems
  • Module 1: Interpersonal Skills
  • Module 2: Qualities of Effective Leadership
  • Module 3: Motivating and Influencing
  • Module 4: Making Decisions
  • Module 1: Harvard Referencing
  • Module 2: Exercises in Quantitative Analysis
  • Module 3: Innovation and R&D (Research and Development)
  • Module 4: Marketing Strategy
  • Module 5: Research for Managers Assignment Guideline
  • Module 1: Strategic HRM
  • Module 2: Recruitment CPD
  • Module 3: Measuring and Rewarding Performance
  • Module 4: Culture and Ethics
  • Module 1: Interpreting Business Accounts
  • Module 2: Tools of Finance Analysis
  • Module 3: Managing Cash and Working Capital
  • Module 4: The Business Plan
  • Module 1: Strategy Planning Tools
  • Module 2: Strategy for Growth
  • Module 3: Governance and Directorship
  • Module 4: High Performance Teams
  • Module 1: External Operating Environment
  • Module 2: Impact of Technology on Business
  • Module 3: Strategy for Growth
  • Module 4: Managing Project
  • Module 1: Analyzing Competition
  • Module 2: Customer Needs
  • Module 3: E-Marketing Communication
  • Module 4: High Performance Sales
  • Module 5: Strategic Marketing Assignment Guideline


On completion of this course students have the opportunity to complete an MBA program from a range of UK universities. The Top up program can be studied online or on campus. The MBA Top up comprises the final 60 credits which consists of either a dissertation or a dissertation and one module. Learners may Top-up on campus or by distance learning.

Learners can apply to any university offering the MBA Top up, the following universities run Top Up program by DISTANCE LEARNING. This qualification is approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), learners are also eligible to progress to an MBA top-up with advanced standing with many universities in the UK and overseas. Our admission team will support all learners on the top-up. Contact Us.


The (ATHE Level 7) International Post Graduate Diploma in Strategic Management Course has 30 modules and 8 written assignments. On completion of the modules, students will be given access to the assignments. The assignments are approximately 5000-8000 words each. Students are provided support on the modules and assignments via the ‘Tutor’ section of the learning platform.

  • Strategic Marketing.
  • Personal development for leadership and strategic management.
  • Organizational behavior.
  • Strategic planning.
  • Research for strategic development.
  • Finance for strategic managers.
  • Strategic Human resource management.
  • Corporate communication strategies.


After a successful completion of the International Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management and final year of an accredited postgraduate degree program, learners will have the skills to execute a professional managerial role in marketing, accounting, business consultancy, and more.

A business management diploma and MBA develops key cognitive skills such as critical thinking, analysis, evaluation, and writing while also establishing presentation and numeracy skills to enhance knowledge and experience. These skills are critical in helping you advance your career.

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