The NCC Education Level 7 Diploma in Business Management (L7DBM) (RQF) is an Ofqual regulated and approved qualification that has been created for graduates or experienced managers. This master’s level programme will help you understand and apply up to date management theory and practice in the fields of marketing, information strategy, project management, finance, leadership and entrepreneurship.
Students can attend face to face classes with an NCC Education Accredited Partner Centre (APC), or take the independent route and study 100% online. Our blended route offers the best of both worlds, with a mix of face to face teaching and online learning.
What do you want to study?
1. Professional unit certificate
• Choose 1 from 8 units
• Short and focused
• Master a specialism
• 20 credits
2. Diploma in Business Management (L7DBM)
• Choose 6 out of 8 units
• Study at your own pace
• Progress your career in management
• 120 credits
3. Master of Business Administration (MBA)
• Advanced entry from L7DBM
• Choice of UK universities
• Expert supervision, distance learning
• 60 credit top-up
For entry onto the NCC Education Level 7 Diploma in Business Management (L7DBM) qualification, students must use one of these routes:
Route 1 Academic:
• An honours degree in a relevant subject area from a UK university or equivalent award from a non-UK university.
Route 2 Combined:
• 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’ management experience in a relevant area.
Route 3 Management Experience:
• Five years’ management experience in a relevant industry or area.
• An IELTS score of 6.5 or above for students who do not hold a degree-level qualification wholly taught and examined in English.
1) Where students entering through the ‘Academic Route’ have no work experience and will not be able to gain work experience during their studies (for example because they are subject to UK Tier 4 Student Visa requirements), the Accredited Partner Centre will make a careful evaluation of the students suitability for this qualification. This may require an interview with the prospective student.
2) Where students wish to apply with a qualification which the Accredited Partner Centre believes may allow entry onto the L7DBM, but is not explicitly covered in the criteria above, this must be confirmed with NCC Education prior to accepting the student’s registration.
3) Students entering via the Combined Route who are most likely to succeed will be able to demonstrate a management role and/or significant responsibility for resources (including staff, financial, physical etc.) within their prior work experience. Where students are unable to demonstrate this (for example where they need to gain the L7DBM qualification in order to apply for a management role), they may still be admitted but the Accredited Partner Centre will make a careful evaluation of the student’s suitability for this qualification. This may require an interview with the prospective student.
4) Students entering via the Work Experience Route who are most likely to succeed will be able to demonstrate, within their five years of related work experience, at least two years in a management role and/or with significant responsibility for resources (staff, financial, physical etc.). Where students are unable to demonstrate at least two years in a management role and/or significant responsibility for resources (for example where they need to gain the L7DBM qualification in order to apply for such a management role), they may still be admitted but the Accredited Partner Centre will make a careful evaluation of the students suitability for this qualification. This would normally require an interview with the prospective student.
Each unit is worth 20 credits at a master’s degree level.
The NCC Education Level 7 Diploma in Business Management (L7DBM) is worth 120 credits.
Select one unit to achieve a postgraduate level unit certificate or choose six units to achieve the Level 7 Diploma in Business Management (L7DBM):
- Information Systems and Knowledge Management – Students will develop a critical understanding of the strategic roles of information and knowledge management systems in contemporary organisations together with a critical appreciation of tools, implementation approaches and appraisal methods that contribute to their successful use.
- International Marketing Strategy- Students will develop a critical understanding of international marketing strategy in the context of global operations. Students will learn to effectively satisfy the strategic objectives of organisations in domestic markets and across national borders.
- Corporate Finance and Decision Making – The purpose of this unit is to impact students’ understanding of the importance of, accountability for, and control over a business organisation’s financial resources. It will equip students with the skills necessary for sound organisational financial management at a strategic level.
- Leadership, People and Change – Students will develop a keen understanding of the modern complexities of and new thinking about how to lead successful organisations in the turmoil of today’s business environment.
- Digital Marketing and Communications – Students will develop a critical understanding of the impact of digital transformation on the formation of an organisation’s marketing strategy and communications in order to effectively implement powerful digital marketing campaigns that engage and convert the contemporary customer.
- Entrepreneurship and Innovation – Students will understand that entrepreneurship is a key area of businesses. It applies to small sole traders and large corporations. The link with innovation is symbiotic and the focus of this unit on both areas highlights how enterprises grow and the benefits and risks to innovation.
- Strategic Management – Students will gain a thorough understanding of the process of strategy formation, development and implementation to improve organisational performance and create competitive advantage.
- Project Management – Students will be introduced to the discipline and profession of project management and learn transferable skills that help them succeed in a project environment.
Each unit is made up of 12 topics delivered via lectures, tutorial and/or seminars, and private study. All units are assessed by assignment only. The hours of study are:
Taught, independent and blended routes available. Choose to attend face to face classes with an NCC Education Accredited Partner Centre or take the independent route and self-study 100% online.
Please see the live open-ended assignments below:
Entrepreneurship and Innovation (EI)
Digital Marketing and Communication (DMC)
Information Systems and Knowledge Management (ISKM)
Strategic Management (SM)
Leadership, People and Change (LPC)
Project Management (PM)
International Marketing Strategy (IMS)
Corporate Finance and Decision Making (CFDM)
The Level 7 diploma in Business Management is recognised as suitable entry onto the below MBA ‘top-up’ programmes. These are worth 60 credits and designed specifically for holders of postgraduate diplomas in business or management, allowing you to ‘fast-track’ your studies to gain a full MBA award.
- The University of Plymouth
- Remote study
- Project based
- Expert supervision
- 60 credit dissertation
- Cardiff Metropolitan University
- Distance learning
- Interactive webinars
- 20 credit research methods module & 40 credit dissertation
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