Postgraduate Diploma in Management

Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership
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Programme Overview

The Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management has been created to develop and reward the business managers of today and the future, and to continue to bring recognition and professionalism to the management sectors. The Level 7 programme will require Learners to critically evaluate, challenge and synthesise a wide range of current management tools, techniques and models. The emphasis placed on current management concepts and models is on those that are relevant to the 21st century business environment and context and goes beyond the normal examination of Anglo American management models.

At level 7 the emphasis is also placed on the ability to adapt management concepts, tools and techniques to align with organisational culture and apply critical reflective thinking.The qualification scope covers all the primary business functions and how these are interrelated and integrated. The mandatory units provide a holistic study of core organisational issues that are relevant to strategic decision making, planning and enabling the organisation to achieve its strategic aims and objectives.

The Diploma is accredited at the postgraduate Level 7. The programme has a total equivalence of 120 credits. Completing the Diploma allows access to a dissertation at one of our University partners for a related master’s degree.

The programme itself is made up of 8 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. You will also have access to 24/7 support, tutoring, and a variety of other support mechanisms.

Learning Outcomes
  • To understand and apply the principles of strategic leadership in a business environment.
  • Review and apply the principles of business management within industry.
  • To understand and apply the principles of strategic management in a specific environment.
  • To improve the employability of learners by allowing them to explore the relationship between management theories and their practical application in the business world.
  • Analyse problem solving techniques specific to business and industry.
  • Select, collate, review and analyse information form a wide range of sources.
  • Work independently and as part of a team 8. Manage one’s own personal development and growth.
Entry Requirements
Entry to Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership

A first degree in business, management or related subject

Other equivalent international degree qualifications

If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you will be able to study at a extended diploma level English, e.g. IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 550/213 or LIBT-EPT


Work experience of 5 years and above, along with two reference letters

As an online learner, you’ll also need a suitable computer with internet connection, together with sufficient IT competence to make effective use of word processing, internet and email

Course Content
Qualities of Effective Leadership
Learners will explore the making and developing of powerful leaders.
Developing Interpersonal Skills
Connecting and bonding with people within the commercial sectors is extremely important for good business. This module trains learners in skills to improve and enhance communication techniques to create strong bonds.
Motivating and Influencing People
Inspiring people to create a unity of direction within business.
Making Decisions
Doing the right things in the right way at the right time. Learners will look at the process of making a good decision.
Creativity and Problem Solving
Do problems pose a threat or are they an opportunity to improve? Here, learners will figure out how to turn a problem into an advantage.
Studying and Using Management Theories
There are many theories concerned with management and the various models developed from these theories. This module looks over these theories with real life examples.
The External Operating Environment of Business
Planning for influences on the business outside your control.
Culture and Ethics
The Culture and ethics involved in the business world today.
Governance and Directorships
Structuring and controlling a business the professional way.
Analysing the Competition
What are my competitors doing, how are they doing it, why are they doing it? Reviewing and analysing competitor actions to enhance managerial roles.
Marketing Strategy
Creating an effective and successful market presence. Looking at the development of marketing strategies to create successful marketing campaigns.
High Performance Sales
Learners will grasp the key elements of successful selling.
E-Marketing Communication
Understanding and using effective electronic messages to market.
Customers and their Needs
Ensuring that your customers are recognised and valued.
Strategic Human Resource Management
Human Resource Management must play a central role in the strategy of any organization. It is concerned with people as an asset of the business.
Recruiting and CPD
Getting the best people. Developing the best people. Keeping the best people.
Measuring and Rewarding Performance
Knowing and measuring how your people are performing.
Interpreting Business Accounts
Using and understanding the litmus tests of business health.
Tools of Financial Analysis
Resources, tools and techniques to keep a finger on the pulse of the business.
Managing Cash and Working Capital
Cash, cash flow and working capital. The lifeblood of business.
Exercises in Quantitative Techniques
How to use and understand key figures.
Impact of Technology on Business
Analyse and exploit the role of e-business within a business sector.
Innovation and R&D
Innovation and R&D
Implementing and Managing Quality Systems
Right first time, right every time. The place of quality in business strategy.
Strategic Planning Tools
Resources, tools and ideas to help create an effective business strategy.
Strategic and Systems Management
Options for strategic direction. Making the right choices for your business.
The Business Plan
Creating a plan that targets the stated aims and objectives of a business.
Developing High Performance Teams
Cohesion and teamwork that enhances business performance.
Managing Projects
Getting things done. Using the right tools to run projects.
Strategies for Growth
This module explores the different ideas of growth and the various tools, measures and controls at a managers disposal in planning for growth.
Assignment Unit Titles
How to use and understand key figures.
  • Strategic marketing
  • Personal development for leadership and strategic management
  • Organisational behavior
  • Strategic planning
  • Research for strategic development
  • Finance for strategic managers
  • Corporate communication strategies
  • Strategic planning
Course Duration
Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership

To complete the Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management, it will take 8 months. Every month, the student will be required to complete one assignment.

Tuition Fee

Total Programme Fee

Payment Terms

  • 4 Installments: £400 every 2 months (additional bank charges of £20 per installment apply)
  • 8 Installment: £200 every month (additional bank charges of £20 per installment apply)
Frequently Asked Questions
What is included in the cost of my programme?
  • All course material, including online modules and written assignments
  • Personal tutor support with online sessions
  • Dedicated student support
  • Access to an online community learning forum
  • Assignment marking and feedback
Am I eligible for this programme?

You are eligible if you meet our stipulated entry requirements.

Will there be an interview?

There is no interview process. You will have to fill out a short application form to make sure you meet the criteria.

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Total Fee £1600

£2360 (£1600 during the tuition waiver period)


Payment Terms
Pay in Full: £1600

  • 4 Installments: £400 every 2 months (additional bank charges of £20 per installment apply)
  • 8 Installment: £200 every month (additional bank charges of £20 per installment apply)