Level 7 Diploma Leading to MBA Awarded by Bucks New University

Level 7 Diploma Leading to MBA Awarded by Bucks New University

Level 7 Diploma Leading to MBA Awarded by Bucks New University

Programme Manager

Asif Sadiq

Study Level



180 credits

Degree Awarding Body

ATHE and Bucks New University

Accreditation Status


Study Mode


Course Length

18 months minimum



Start Date

Each Month



Our International MBA will equip you with the strategic knowledge and confidence to succeed and excel in managerial roles within the business sector. It is designed for a new generation of ambitious business professionals and graduates with an international outlook. The business world is experiencing rapid growth on an international scale and, now more than ever, managers within every industry need to devise with a strategy for global scalability. Throughout the course you will develop skills and study areas valued and needed by the industry.

On successful completion of the International Master of Business Administration, you will be able to use a range of quantitative and qualitative methods for providing information and evaluating options in an uncertain business environment.

The project options included in this programme are ideal if you are already working in an organisation, whether as an employee, volunteer or intern, as much of the learning involved in completing your choice of project will occur in the workplace and involve real work-based tasks.

A curriculum developed attributes of a professional director including leadership, stewardship, strategy and mentoring offers a unique career development opportunity for ambition business professionals. The online program is a once in a lifetime experience for all participants as it creates strong bonding, sparkling ideas, positive vibes, strong alliances, team debates and new business partnerships.


Important Features

  • Option to study one module at University
  • Dual Certification
  • Easy fee payment including installments & EMIs plans
  • Research Methods delivered by University Faculty
  • Option to attend convocation at UK campus
  • UK accredited Masters’ with perfect ‘work-study-life’ balance


  • Strategic awareness and thinking
  • Confident leadership
  • Presenting logical and relevant arguments
  • Critical evaluation
  • Innovation and the confidence to challenge traditional ways of thinking

The purpose of this degree and the defined pathways are:

  • The advanced study of organisations, their management and the changing external context in which they operate.
  • Preparation for and/or development of a career in business and management by developing skills at a professional level, or as preparation for research or further study in the area. This includes the development of positive and critical attitudes towards leadership, change and enterprise, so as to reflect the dynamism and vibrancy of the business and management environment.
  • Development of the ability to apply knowledge and understanding of business and management to complex issues, both systematically and creatively, to improve business and management practice, including within an international context
  • Development and enhancement of a range of general transferable skills and attributes, which, while being highly appropriate to a career in business, are not restricted to this
  • Development of lifelong learning skills, including engendering an enthusiasm for business and for learning more generally as part of continuing personal and professional development.


To achieve the MBA, you will need to complete 120 Credits at phase 1 and 60 credits at phase 2 totalling 180 credits for the programme.


Phase 1 – 120 Credits

ATHE Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management

The course itself is made up 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. You will also have access to 24/7 support, tutoring, and a variety of other support mechanisms.

Qualities of Effective Leadership

Learners will explore the making and developing of powerful leaders.

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.

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.

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.

Analysing the Competition

What are my competitors doing, how are they doing it, why are they doing it? Reviewing and analysing 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 recognised 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

Analyse 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.


Phase 2 – 60 Credits

MBA Top-Up – Delivered Online by Bucks New University

Bucks New University is a new breed of Accredited British university, focusing on degrees that are professional and practical, as well as academic. Young in outlook, but well established in the fields we specialise in, we offer high quality, professionally driven university courses, in a variety of disciplines.

Your final project may take the form of a dissertation, consultancy project or work-based learning project, and this flexibility will mean that you can tailor your learning to suit your needs.

If your first language is not English or your language of instruction at undergraduate level was not English, you will be required to demonstrate English proficiency at a score of IELTS level 6.5 or its equivalent.

Course Modules

  • Consultancy Project (optional)
  • Dissertation (optional)
  • Negotiated Work Based Learning Project (optional)


A range of assessments, commensurate with level 7 requirements has been devised and the programmes operate within the University’s Regulatory Framework and conform to its regulations on assessment. A flexible approach has been taken in developing the assessment strategy, to allow for the diverse nature of the student cohorts as well as the different learning preferences of individual students. Additionally, requirements of the Chartered Management Institute have been taken into consideration so that students’ employability is enhanced and those who wish to gain relevant affiliation/recognition are assisted in doing so.

Formative assessment will be provided across the breadth of modules to provide students with a structured learning approach, as well as feedback opportunities. The process may include self-assessment, peer review, tutor feedback, and come from exercises based on, for example, enquiry-based learning and problem-based learning activities. Summative assessment will aid students in developing Masters’ levels in knowledge, skills and personal development. Over the course of a programme students will experience different assessment methods which may include computer aided tests, research projects, work-based reports, case study analysis, patchwork assessment, and reflective reports. In all cases, assessment is directly related to either a student’s personal development or in applying solutions to their own organisations or case study organisations. In all programmes the final assessment at Masters’ level will normally be a major piece of independent research and application. This challenges students to demonstrate a wide range of knowledge and skills.


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