Master’s in Strategic Management

Master’s in Strategic Management
Progression to MBA Top Up at University of Gloucestershire

This course provides access to the MBA Top Up at University of Gloucestershire. 

What is special about this course?

This course covers key areas of management, providing 5 optional pathway such as General, Finance, Marketing, Managing People and International Management. This programme is usually studied over an academic year and provide progression to an MBA Top-Up to University of Gloucestershire. 

This qualification takes 9 months full-time study to achieve and prepares learners for a range of careers. 

Studying at BSMI, you will also benefit from;

  • Direct entry into the MBA Top Up at University of Gloucestershire.
  • 3 academic intakes per year, which are January/February- May/June-September/October.
  • Individualized personal and academic care.
  • Frequent tutorials.
  • Guaranteed entry into University of Gloucestershire for an MBA Top-UP upon successful completion of your course at BSMI
  • Daily 3 hours of Academic English tuition is included.

Entry Requirements

For learners who have recently been in education or training the entry profile is likely to include:

  • A first degree in Business, Management or related subjects or a level 6 qualification for example an ATHE Diploma in Management
  • Other equivalent international qualifications.

Programme Overview 

The course is designed to provide in-depth knowledge and understanding of key leadership and management practices and principles to enhance effective performance at a practical level. Students will gain a critical understanding of the nature of work organizations, their structure, leadership, and management from a variety of theoretical perspectives. Learners selecting the core qualification take the five core units and a further three units from the list of optional below

Four 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
  • Developing Organisational Vision and Strategic Direction
  • International Finance
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Strategic Marketing
  • International Marketing
  • Corporate Communications Strategies
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Managing Continuous Organisational Improvement


Level 7 Extended Diploma in Management will be required to complete a research project. Learners taking the Diploma in Management may choose to take the research unit as one of their optional units if they opt for the unendorsed route.The assessment criteria describe the requirements a learner is expected to meet in order to demonstrate that the learning outcome has been achieved. Command verbs reflect the level of the qualification e.g. at level 6 you would see words such as analyse, evaluate, synthesise.

Course Details
Start Date
36 weeks
Progression Fee
Progressions Fees
MBA Top Up


United Kingdom

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Progression Routes

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Programme TitlePoint of ExitProgramme TitlePoint of Entry

ATHE Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management

Successful completion of programme with a minimum grade of 60%

  • MBA Top UP

MBA Top Up at University of Gloucestershire

Programme Objectives

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