The MSc in Accounting and Finance (Top-Up) programme, along with the Extended Diploma in Strategic Management, designed to provide further professional development for AIA, ACCA, CIMA, CPA Australia or ACA graduates. It will enable you to top up your existing qualification to an MSc award. The course develops your ability to think strategically about management and organisational change. It also provides a way to meet your continuing professional requirements. With a sound knowledge of the theories and techniques of accounting, finance management and increased confidence in dealing with other industry professionals, your management competences will be significantly improved on completion leading to enhanced career progression opportunities.
ATHE Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management
The ATHE Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management is an MSc Advanced Entry course, which provides learners with 120 credits of the 180 credits required to achieve a complete MSc in Accounting and Finance. 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.
ATHE Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management Module Listing
Qualities of Effective Leadership
Developing Interpersonal Skills
Motivating and Influencing People
Creativity and Problem Solving
Studying and Using Management Theories
The External Operating Environment of Business
Culture and Ethics
Governance and Directorships
Analysing the Competition
High Performance Sales
Customers and their Needs
Strategic Human Resource Management
Recruiting and CPD
Measuring and Rewarding Performance
Interpreting Business Accounts
Tools of Financial Analysis
Managing Cash and Working Capital
Exercises in Quantitative Techniques
Impact of Technology on Business
Innovation and R&D
Implementing and Managing Quality Systems
Strategic Planning Tools
Strategic and Systems Management
The Business Plan
Developing High Performance Teams
Strategies for growth
The ATHE Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management Course has 30 modules and 8 written assignments. On completion of the modules, students will be given access to the assignments. The assignments are approximately 3000-5000 words each. Students are provided support on the modules and assignments via the ‘Tutor” section of the learning platform.
The Assignment unit titles for the ATHE Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management course are:
Personal development for leadership and strategic management
Research for strategic development
Finance for strategic managers
Strategic Human resource management.
Corporate communication strategies.
After completing the ATHE Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management programme, students can continue to the top up programme of MSc in Accounting and Finance.
MSc in Accounting and Finance (Top up)
At MSc (Top up) level, learners must complete 60 credits.
Critical Issues in Accounting and Finance – 10 credits
Accounting and Finance Research Project – 50 credits