Level 6 Diploma in Business Strategy and Management (L6DBM)

The Level 6 Diploma in Business Strategy and Management (L6DBSM) is the third year of the NCC Education pathway. The qualification is equivalent to the final year of a Business degree qualification in the UK university system. The Level 6 Diploma in Business Strategy and Management is not ofqual regulated.

Entry Requirement

For entry onto the NCC Education L6DBSM qualification students must have at least one of the following:

  • NCC Education Level 5 Diploma in Business (L5DB). OR
  • A local or international qualification which is deemed to be of a similar level to the NCC Education L5DB qualification. This must be agreed with NCC Education in advance.

If a potential student whose first language is not English, they will need to obtain a valid score of 5.5 or above in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination or equivalent. Alternatively, take the free NCC Education English Placement Test, which is administered by our Accredited Partner Centres. OR,

  • The Oxford Test of English is recognised for acceptance onto NCC Education programmes. An affordable, personalized test that fits you – it’s 100% online, flexible, fast, and available at Approved Test Centres across the globe. Plus, it’s the only language proficiency test certified by the University of Oxford.


Students are required to complete the six following units:

Business Research Methodology – provides an understanding of business
research, including how it is conducted, its importance for business students
when conducting academic business research and also for business research
within an organisation.
Business Strategy – examines the role that strategic management plays within
organisations and its effects upon organisational performance and survival.
This module examines important techniques used to analyse the position of a
company in both its actual and potential marketplace. The approach adopted in
this module encourages students to question and evaluate different
perspectives of strategic management.
International Marketing Strategy – provides an understanding of the
international marketplace and how best to promote products within it. This
module compares and contrasts export, international and multinational
marketing. Upon completion, students will be able to precisely differentiate between the marketing policies appropriate to industrialised, developing and underdeveloped economies.

Business Analysis and Decision Making – explores the use of information and
information systems to the support commerce and aid decision-making within
organisations. This module will extend students’ practice in qualitative and
quantitative analysis in business in order to develop critical diagnosis and
decision-making skills.

Management and Organisational Behaviour – examines how management,
particularly in terms of organisational and staff development, can contribute to
the achievement of a more effective organisation. The module covers the
analysis of effective management in organisations with emphasis on the
functions of management and the behavioural processes of change, conflict,
leadership, motivation, communication, innovation and group dynamics.
Business-to-Business MarketingB – critically examines the scope and nature of business marketing, exploring unique aspects of business marketing strategy
development, and issues that face business marketers. It considers areas,
including developing customer relations, quality service marking, and consumer
and buyer behaviour.


On successful completion of the qualification, students can progress on to the Level 7
Diploma in Business Management in order to obtain a Master’s in Business Administration.