CQHE Level 7 Diploma in Business Management


The Level 7 Diploma in Business Management (QCF) qualification is designed for you, if you are a graduate or experienced manager who wishes to further develop your career in management.

You will be exposed to a wide range of contemporary issues which will enable you to develop your critical, analytical and technical skills needed for senior management positions. The qualification will also develop your academic skills, which are required for further study at postgraduate level.



Qualification Title 

Diploma in Management 



Credit Equivalency 

120 Credit 

Qualification Number 





Information and Knowledge Management – considers the effective use of information and knowledge by managers in organisations and the technology used to manage, capture and derive this.

  • International Marketing Strategy – coverage of a wide range of contemporary issues in strategic marketing with a particular focus on the international cultural dimension.

  • Management, Control and Accountability for Financial Resources – considers the responsibility of managers for financial resources under their control and introduces control and management techniques.

  • Managing People in Organisations – examines some of the contemporary themes associated with managing people. A thematic approach to the subject develops an awareness of the concepts and theory that underpin organisational behaviour and human resource management.

  • Research Methods – develops the knowledge and skills needed by senior management and for further academic research including: critical and creative thinking, complex problem solving, decision-making and research skills.

  • Study Skills for Postgraduate Learning – provides the essential skills and knowledge required for studying at postgraduate level. The module is designed to support study in the qualification’s other units and to develop transferable skills useful at managerial level.

  • Strategic Management – focuses upon strategic analysis by utilising a set of analytical techniques for further/better understanding, hence influencing a company’s position in its actual and potential marketplace.

  • Strategic Operations Management – develops an understanding and an ability to critically appraise decision-making, relating to operations management in both the manufacturing and services sector.

Entry requirements

For entry onto the CQHE Education L7DBM qualification you must have at least one of the following:


  • Academic Route:
    An honours degree in a relevant subject area from a UK university (1) or equivalent award from a non-UK university

  • Combined Route:
    An honours degree in a non-relevant subject area from a UK university or equivalent award from a non-UK university, together with three years’ work experience in a relevant area (3)

  • Work Experience Route:
    Five years’ work experience in a relevant industry or area (4)
    An IELTS score of 6.5 or above for students who do not hold a degree-level qualification wholly taught and examined in English.

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