Postgraduate Diploma in Management

Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership (MBA & other Masters Degree Progressions Pathway)
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Duration
08 MONTHS
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Duration
08 MONTHS
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Study Mode
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Programme Overview

The Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership 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. Manage one’s own personal development and growth.
Course Content
Development as a Strategic Manager
The unit aims to support organisational and self-awareness in learners. It provides a foundation for a self-critical and reflective approach to personal development to support the learner when operating at a strategic level.
Strategic Marketing
The unit will investigate underlying models, techniques and theories that underpin marketing and can contribute to strategic objectives. It will also provide learners with a critical understanding of the marketing function within complex organisations.
Manage Team Performance to Support Strategy
The unit will explore how team performance can be evaluated and optimised to realise strategic objectives.
Strategic Planning
This unit is about the value of the strategic planning process in formulating appropriate strategies and designing a plan that will be supported by stakeholders and other organisational leaders. The critical review of the plan and its success is also addressed in the unit.
Leading a Strategic Management Project
The unit will involve the learner in formulating research and methodologies to support a strategic management project. They will be required to critically evaluate options and data sources prior to presenting project outcomes.
Finance for Managers
This unit is geared towards supporting learners in understanding and using financial information and data. This unit is important to learners as it supports decision making.
Strategic Direction
The unit will explore the strategic aims and objectives of an organisation and their significance in setting direction, and identifying success and progress for the organisation. The unit will also explore where different strategic options may lead the organisation to change its direction.
Information Management and Strategic Decision Taking
The unit will address the volume and complexity of data and information available to organisations and how to analyse, apply and determine its value in making strategic decisions.
The assignment unit titles for the Level 7 course are: 
  • Strategic Project Management
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Manage Team Performance
  • Strategic planning
  • Strategic Management
  • Finance for Managers
  • Strategic Direction
  • Strategic Decision Taking
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

or

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 Duration
Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership

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

Tuition Fee

Total Programme Fee
£1600

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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