Level 7 Diploma in Business Strategy

Level 7 Diploma in Business Strategy

Level 7 Diploma in Business Strategy

The Level 7 Diploma in Business Strategy is 120 credit qualification accredited to UK Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and European Qualifications Framework (EQF) at Level 7.

Level 7 Diploma in Business Strategy requires 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.

The qualification will enable learners to become independent, self-directed learners with tools and motivation to continue learning, developing and reflecting on practice throughout their careers.

At the end of the qualification, learners will be able to

  • Analyse the strategic direction of the organisation.
  • Review and apply the principles of strategic management and leadership within the industry
  • Explore how team performance can be evaluated and optimised to realise strategic objectives.
  • Apply marketing functions for complex decision making.
  • Know how to manage and lead strategy within the organisation,
  • Develop marketing and financial decision making skills,
  • Produce, promote, lead and review strategic marketing plan
  • Formulate, implement, evaluate, monitor and review the strategic plan.
  • Determine and evaluate strategic options to support a new strategic position
  • Critically review the literature on a business research topic and write a research proposal for their potential MBA degree dissertation.

Qualification Structure

Level 7 Diploma in Business Strategy is 120 credit qualification based on only eight units. 

  1. Development as a Strategic Manager
  2. Strategic Direction
  3. Strategic Planning
  4. Finance for Managers
  5. Strategic Marketing
  6. Creative and Innovative Management
  7. Research Methods
  8. Managing Corporate Responsibility in the Wider Business Environment

International Recognition

Level 7 Diploma in Business Strategy is accredited to UK Regulated Qualifications Framework by Ofqual (Regulator in England) and awarded by Qualifi Ltd awarding organisation. International accreditations and equivalence are

  • England: Accredited to Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF in England UK) - Level 7
  • Europe: Accredited to European Qualifications Framework (Europe) - Level 7
  • Scotland: Equivalent to Scottish Qualifications and Credit Framework Level 11
  • QAA/Higher Education: Equivalent level to the UK Framework of Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQs) Level 7

How will you study?

Our learning portal will be available to you study 24/7. You can use your Desktop Computer, Laptop, Mobile or Tablet anytime in a flexible way to study entirely online.

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods are only assignments. There is no exam in this course.

Results and Certificate

Learners must complete eight units successfully to achieve 120 credits. Qualifi Ltd Awarding Organisation will issue the qualification certificate and the final transcript.

Progression to MBA Top-Up 

Qualifi Level 7 Diploma in Business Strategy provides progression opportunities for learners to complete an MBA at the dissertation stage. Cambridge Management and Leadership School has agents to help you with the admission process to Top-up MBA degree to the following universities

  • Anglia Ruskin University
  • Bucks New University 
  • The University of West of Scotland and many more...

Please enquire by writing an email to admissions@cmls-global.com during your study with us. 

Who is this course for?

This qualification is useful for learners who are already on the job and want to achieve a higher level qualification for personal, professional development and job progression. If you are not in a job, this qualification will help you develop your business, leadership and strategic management skills and prepare you for managerial and leadership role in the organisation. It will enable you to work for any public or private sector, anywhere around the world. You will also progress to an MBA degree at the dissertation stage or Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership. 

Career path

Level 7 Diploma in Business Strategy provides a career opportunity. The primary areas of employment include:

  • Director
  • CEO 
  • Strategic Manager
  • General Management „
  • Management and Leadership

You will also have an option to complete an MBA at the Dissertation Level (60 credits only) because of your 120 credits achievement at Cambridge Management and Leadership School.

How to Apply?

There are two ways to apply for this course.

(1) Purchase the course from this link - Click Here. or

(2) Complete the admission application form - Click Here

Once we receive your application, you will be offered an conditional offer letter to complete the admission process. 



  1. Study Planner - L7 Business Strategy

  2. Unit 01 - 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. Wider context organisational and environmental factors are also considered as contributors to the overall strategic success of the individual and the organisation.
  3. Unit 02 - 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.
  4. Unit 03 - Finance for Managers

    This unit is geared toward supporting learners in understanding and using financial information and data. This unit is important to learners as it supports decision making.
  5. Unit 04 - 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
  6. Unit 05 - 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.
  7. Unit 06 - Creative and Innovative Management

    This unit provides the learner with the understanding to recognise the value to organisations of creative and innovative management ideas and the skills to implement this understanding
  8. Unit 07 - Managing Corporate Responsibility in the Wider Business Environment

    This unit provides the learner with an understanding of the effect of legislation and global integration on decisions, policies, processes and activities undertaken by organisations.
  9. Unit 08 - Research Methods (L7)

    The aim of the unit is to develop the learner’s knowledge and understanding of academic practice and approaches to research. It utilises a problem‐based learning approach to develop your practical competence in aspects appropriate to academic practice and research in business and management

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