This qualification has 3 core units supported by 6 specialist units chosen from a wide range of available specialists units. This qualification broadens and deepens the learners' management skills and knowledge. This is an engaging programme for higher education and adult learners who are clear about the area of employment they wish to enter or to which they wish to progress within existing employment. It also provides a suitable qualification for those wishing to change career or move into employment in management following a career break.
Core units: Advanced professional development; managing change in organisations; management research - project and presentation. Specialist units: Strategic planning and implementation; managing financial principles and techniques; human resources planning and development; management in the wider environment; leadership of your organisation; culture climate values; management research; supply chain management; the creative manager; managing finance for strategic managers; managing virtual organisations; managing human resources policy; strategic marketing management; developing a communication strategy; quality and systems management.
Applicants must have experience of working in a strategic management position, hold a 1st degree (such as in hospitality, travel and tourism or business studies disciplines) or a BTEC Higher National Certificate or Diploma (such as in business studies disciplines). Applicants should normally be at least 21 years of age. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.