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CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice

CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice

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Study mode

Part time


9 months

Start date

Contact University

Key information

Qualification type

Extended Diploma

Subject areas

Policy / Strategic Planning Leadership

Course type


Course Summary

Course overview

The level 7 programme builds upon the past operational knowledge and experience of managers by focusing on the more strategic issues of management within an organisation.

With a more comprehensive structure, our level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership develops you further to give you all the key skills and competencies you will need to become an effective strategic manager. The extended Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership give you full CMI membership and takes you another step closer towards Chartered Manager Status.

Delivery Information:

One module equals one taught session per month on a Thursday 2pm until 9pm over 9 months, followed by completion, one month later, of a 3,000 word assignment, guidance and resources are provided in relation to completion of this. Due to the nature of the qualification flexible start dates are available throughout the year. In addition you are expected to commit at least one hour study per evening, a minimum of 230 hours over the duration of the course.

How will I be assessed?

One 3000 word assignment to be submitted after each taught session. A total of 9 assignments over the delivery period.

What can I do next

Completion of the Extended Diploma can be your first step towards a Master’s Degree in Management and Leadership or an MBA. Local providers are the University of Worcester and Birmingham City University.

Successful completion can lead to the Chartered Manager Status, further information can be obtained from the CMI website.


Conducting a Strategic Management Project (10 Credits)
Strategic Information management (6 Credits)
Developing Performance Management Strategies (7 Credits)
Implementing organisational change strategies (7 Credits)
Developing a marketing strategy (6 Credits)
Financial Management (7 Credits)
Human Resource Planning (8 Credits)
Personal Development as a Strategic Manager (6 Credits)
Reviewing organisational strategy plans and performance (9 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants normally have a CMI Level 5 Certificate/Diploma or similar qualification – e.g. BA/BSc (Hons) Business and/or Management. However, we welcome mature applicants who may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include extensive work experience (paid and/or unpaid) and/ or achievement of a range of professional qualifications in their work sector. The College has a commitment to widening participation in Higher Education, and will therefore give careful consideration to prior experiential learning, non-traditional qualifications and qualifications obtained outside of the United Kingdom.