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CMI Strategic Diploma in Management and Leadership Level 7

The programme focuses on the practical application of management theory and principles in the context of developing the senior manager. This qualification builds on current management skills and knowledge obtained in the workplace and / or previous studies. It provides participants with a greater understanding of the various roles and responsibilities involved in strategic management environment. Furthermore, the programme will introduce many tools, frameworks and methodologies that a strategic manager can implement to support the strategic planning process and the performance of staff in pursuit of the organisational goals.

This diploma grants exemption for several modules of the MBA degree. Please enquire for further information.

This qualification is intended for senior managers who have the responsibility to translate organisations strategy into effective performance.  This qualification is relevant to people who are responsible for:

  • Plan organisation policy in a defined area of authority
  • Achieving results by using resources effectively
  • Controlling financial budgets
  • Plan activities such as implementing the organisations strategy; change management; project management.

The course runs over 34 weeks – one day per week.  Where employers have a significant number of staff whom they wish to develop, a flexible, customised programme can be offered in-house.

Course Information

  • Course Level

    Level 7

  • Duration

    1 year part-time

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It is designed for those managers working in a wide range of organisations that have, or soon will have, some senior management responsibility. Course members may be managers with considerable work experience but who have not completed any formal management qualifications. There will be others who are on the threshold of higher level management responsibilities who require vital management skills and a qualification that verifies their competence.  There are nine units plus one overarching project. By completing this programme you will study (subject to possible changes):

  • Personal Development as a Strategic Manager
  • Developing Performance Management Strategies
  • Financial Management
  • Strategic Information Management
  • Conducting a Strategic Management Project
  • Reviewing Organisational Strategy Plans and Performance
  • Developing a Marketing Strategy
  • Strategic Planning
  • Strategic Human Resource Planning

Assessment is via a combination of work-based assignments and presentations. This ensures that you develop a range of key management skills and that you undertake work study which is relevant to your own workplace context. Assessment will focus on the practical application of management ideas.  Attendance at a Friday and Saturday sequential may be a part of the programme. Students gain unlimited access to Europe’s most comprehensive management information resource, the Management Information Centre (MIC).

Acceptance onto the CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership is via an interview by the CMI Programme Leader. It is expected that you will already hold at least a Level 5 or equivalent management qualification to commence on this programme and / or have appropriate work experience in a management role.


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To find out more and apply for this course, please contact us via telephone or emailing us.

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Information for EU Students

From January 2021, how you apply for a course will change. For more information, read the UK Government's guide for the UK points-based immigration system for EU students (pdf).

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