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MBA Degree Pathway - Level 7 Diploma Strategic Management and Leadership
Duration 12 months
Level Postgraduate
Pedagogy On Campus | Online

Build on your leadership skills to accelerate your strategic performance with the Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma. The course is equivalent to a Master’s Degree, the Level 7 Strategic Management and Leadership course, is designed for Managers who are already operating at the strategic level and is designed to improve your ability to implement fundamental management and leadership models within your organisation’s strategic framework. 

How it will benefit to you? 

  • The course will improve your leadership and strategic management skills and develop your ability to apply them at a strategic level within your organisation
  • Apply the tools, models and theories directly to real-life work-based problems and see the benefits in your organisation
  • Demonstrate to current and prospective employers your capabilities, ambition and commitment to professional development
  • Our practice-based teaching approach is focused on addressing real-world business problems, delivered via live virtual lectures to enrich the learning experience.
  • We don’t just give you the theory; we ensure you learn how to apply it in your working life immediately, with case studies, webinars, business simulations, and 100% research project-based.
  • Significantly improve your job prospects and salary 
  • Use your Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership course to progress onto higher levels of study, including MBAs with UK universities in the UK

This qualification is suitable for mature learners with relevant work experience and related bachelor’s degree. The course is designed to fit around your demanding career and personal commitments. The qualification also allows learners to progress into or within employment and/or continue their study towards an MBA top-up degree with advanced standing at prestigious UK universities.
Credit Hours: 120 
Awarded by: OTHM 
Duration: 12-18 Months 
Tuition Fees (VCL): £ 3500 
Tuition Fees (Online): £ 1850 
Installment Option Available: Yes 
Scholarship & Bursaries Available: Yes
Mode of Study: Online/ Virtual Classroom Learning (VCL)/Webinars
Course Assessment: Completion of a written assignment per Unit (word count per assignment 2,500 to 3,000) No examinations Assignments
Delivered by: London School of Business & Entrepreneurship


  • Strategic Management
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Advanced Business Research Methods

Optional units: Choose any TWO

  • Strategic Change Management
  • Strategic Financial Management
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Globalisation and Corporate Governance
  • Supply Chain and Operations Management
Credit Hours: 80 
Duration: 06-12 Months 
Tuition Fees: £3500 - £6000
Instalment Option Available: TBC 
Scholarship & Bursaries Available: TBC
Mode of Study: Online/ Virtual Classroom Learning (VCL) /Webinars 
Delivered by: Selected UK University for MBA Top-up Degree

Compulsory Modules:
  • Business Research Methods  
  • Dissertation Project 

MBA Top-up Degree Awarding Universities

  • Northampton university (Gold Rank Teaching Standards)
  • Anglia Ruskin University (Silver Rank Teaching Standards)
  • University of West Scotland (Silver Rank Teaching Standards)
  • University of Chichester (Silver Rank Teaching Standards)

For entry onto the Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership qualification, learners must possess

  • A bachelors degree or UK level 6 diploma or an equivalent overseas qualification
  • Mature learners (over 25) with management experience (learners must check with the admissions office regarding this requirement before registration.)

Applicants will also be required to complete the following: 
  1. Provide a CV and Personal Statement 
  2. Provide a copy of original qualification certificates and proof of ID, e.g. Passport 
  3. Applicants will also be invited to attend an online interview 

English Language Requirements 
If a learner is not from a majority English-speaking country then s/he must provide evidence of English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0. We also accept other standard English tests and qualifications, as long as they meet the minimum requirements of your course. If a learner doesn't meet the English language requirements then s/he can achieve the required level by successfully completing a pre-sessional English course before starting the main course. 

To complete the course, students should have access to: 
  1.  a laptop or Desktop PC with relevant online learning third-party Softwares, e.g. Zoom 
  2.  a webcam and headphones 
  3.  internet speeds with a minimum bandwidth of 600kbps (up/down), with a recommended speed of 1.5 Mbps (up/down)

The course prepares students for mid-level management positions in the private or public sector organisations. They can also work as small business owners/managers, or as team leaders for innovative organisations. The following list is an example of job titles of postgraduates with a Management and Leadership qualification.

  • Administrative Services Managers
  • Branch Manager
  • Budget Analyst
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Distribution Manager
  • Facilities Planner
  • Fundraiser/Development Officer
  • Human Resource Administrator
  • Industry Relations Specialist
  • Management Analyst
  • Purchasing Manager, Buyer, and Agent
  • Small Business Owner/Manager
  • Training Specialist
  • Operations Manager
  • Personnel Manager
  • Reports Analyst
  • Retail Sales/Store Manager
  • Compensation Manager

About Ofqual 
The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments in England. A non-ministerial government department with jurisdiction in England. An Ofqual regulated Undergraduate Diploma Level 4 & 5 (240 credits) course is equivalent to the Year 1 and Year 2 of a three years’ UK Bachelor’s degree. Similarly, a regulated Postgraduate Diploma Level 7 course carries 120 credits, gives entry onto an MBA top-up degree programme at a range of UK universities. The course will provide full exemption towards MBA course work and students only have to complete one module and a research project directly with the university. 

Providing Study Pathways to UK University Degrees
Successful completion of the Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership, qualification enable learners to progress into or within employment and/or direct entry to an MBA top-up degree. However, each applicant will be subject to individual assessment and other university entry requirements which may affect university admissions. 
This is to confirm that the Level 7 postgraduate diploma qualification is approved by the Ofqual and awarded by the OTHM, a recognised awarding organisation in the UK. The dissertation stage of an MBA degree will be delivered and awarded by the UK university. London School of Business & Entrepreneurship is responsible to deliver quality teaching and valuable learning experience to our worldwide student community.  Feel free to contact our admissions team to discuss the university progression routes and admission requirements. 

Learning Methods
The course is designed to be delivered over one academic year for full-time study, it is also flexible in its delivery in order to accommodate part-time and distance learning students. Accelerated programmes are developed for certain purposes, kindly speak with our admissions team. Our programmes are self-study courses with dedicated support from qualified tutors from UK or Europe. The programmes could be delivered face-to-face, through live virtual lectures, tutorials, webinars or seminars. All courses are delivered via Moodle and Zoom for enhanced learning experience. All course materials are available online and can be accessed 24/7. Tutors are available by phone and the online learning system to provide support and assistance with assignments and study materials. Support Services are available by phone, email, social media, instant messenger to assist with any issues or concerns during your course

Scholarships & Bursaries 
Have you ever wondered what a recognised British qualification can do for your professional career? 
Studying in the UK will give you the opportunity to experience multi-cultural cities, networking with other students and professionals from all over the world and gain skills to help further your career enhancement. LSBE offers a wide range of scholarships and bursaries to support worldwide students. Our scholarships are offered on the basis of high academic excellence and bursaries reward to students based on their personal circumstances or if they come from low-income family backgrounds. Bursaries can help students who may face more barriers to attending higher education, enabling them to access recognised British qualifications. Please contact our expert Learning Advisers to learn about our scholarships and bursaries. 

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