Level 6 Diploma in Management (Finance)

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Level 6 Diploma in Management (Finance)

Level 6 Diploma in Management (Finance)


This qualification covers key areas of management such as Leadership and Research with a wide range of optional units in areas such as Finance, HR, Marketing and Personal Development. It also provides entry to an MBA at a range of universities in the UK and overseas. The qualification typically takes 9 months full-time study to achieve and prepares learners for a range of careers.


For learners who have recently been in education or training the entry profile is likely to include:

• one or two years’ study of Business, Management or related qualifications at a Higher Education Institution or a college or university offering higher education qualifications
• a level 5 qualification in Business, Management or related subjects for example an ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management
• other equivalent international qualifications.


For those whom English is not their first language we recommend the following standards of proficiency in English language skills or an approved equivalent for this qualification:

  • IELTs 5.5
  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) B2
  • Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) 162 or above
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic 42-49

Learners taking the Finance Pathway take two of the four mandatory units and two units from the Finance Pathway.

Unit Name Unit Aims Credits Mandatory
Leadership and Management The aim of this unit is to enable the learner to understand the role of leadership and management in organisations; and the use of leadership and management skills to improve organisational performance. 15 Yes
Research Project The aim of this unit is to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills required to produce a research question and carry out independent research using appropriate research techniques. The learner will analyse and present their research findings, evaluate the research methodology and their personal learning. 15 Yes
Managing Quality and Service Delivery To enable learners to develop the knowledge and understanding required to manage and deliver excellent customer service. 15 Yes
Personal Leadership and Management Development This unit aims to help learners develop their own personal leadership and management skills to support the achievement of organisational objectives and personal progression. 15 Yes
Financial Decision Making for Managers The learners will develop knowledge, understanding and skills required to make financial decisions to meet business needs. 15 No
Accounting The unit will enable learners to develop knowledge, understanding and skills in financial and management accounting. 15 No
Managing Finance in the Public Sector The learners will develop knowledge and understanding of finance and accountability in the public sector. 15 No
Economics for Business To provide learners with the knowledge and understanding of the economic environment and its impact on how businesses operate. 15 No

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