Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Innovation

Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Innovation

The Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Innovation is a 120 credit qualification accredited to UK Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and European Qualifications Framework (EQF) at Level 7. This qualification is suitable for MBA Top Up

Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Innovation requires learners to critically evaluate, challenge and synthesis a wide range of current business innovative tools and techniques to develop, manage and lead product and services for the public and private sector. 

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

  • Develop learners’ understanding of strategic management and innovation
  • Review and apply the principles of strategic and leadership within the industry
  • Explore how team performance can be evaluated and optimised to realise strategic objectives.
  • Apply financial information for decision making.
  • Understand, apply and determine the importance of an information system for strategic decision making.
  • Understand HR and plan to develop human resource strategies.
  • Know how to manage and lead innovation within the organisation,
  • Know how to apply solutions to organisational change
  • 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 Strategic Management and Innovation is 120 credit qualification based on only eight units. Each unit has 15 credits.

  1. Finance for Managers
  2. Strategic Direction
  3. Strategic Marketing
  4. Human Resource Planning
  5. Marketing Strategy for Social Enterprise
  6. Global Marketing
  7. Strategic Management

International Recognition

Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Innovation 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 Strategic Management and Innovation will directly progress to the following Universities for MBA Top Up. MBA Top-Up is a dissertation stage. You will not have to repeat the full Master qualification but study at a dissertation stage to achieve a Full MBA degree. Cambridge Management and Leadership School has agents to help you with the admission process to Top-up MBA degree to 

  • 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 strategic innovation, leadership and management skills. It will enable you to work for any public or private sector organisation, 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 Strategic Management and Innovation provides a career opportunity. The primary areas of employment include:

  • Sales & Retail
  • Human Resources
  • Entrepreneurship
  • General Management 
  • Management and Leadership
  • Business Administration

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 three ways to apply for this course.

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

(2) Purchase the course on Monthly payment plan - Click Here or 

(2) Complete the admission application form - Click Here

Once we receive your application or purchase order, we will contact you with an offer/admission letter and instructions to complete the enrolment at Cambridge Management and Leadership School. 


  1. Study Planner - L7 SM and Innovation

  2. Unit 01 - Human Resource Planning

    The unit will address issues that are important when planning for and securing a workforce that will be able to deliver strategic objectives. The unit will also consider the constraints and influences on organisations HR practices
  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 Management

    The unit aims to provide learners with an in depth understanding of strategic management and business planning, and tools for reviewing current organisational strategies. This includes strategic planning for profit as well as not for profit organisations and takes a global focus. The unit advances learner knowledge of concepts and frameworks to develop effective strategic plans.
  7. Unit 06 - Global Marketing

    This unit provides learners with an in-depth understanding of marketing, design and innovation for global markets. It focuses on entering global markets, market research to enter new markets, the importance of protecting intellectual property rights and the design of appropriate global marketing strategies.
  8. Unit 07 - Marketing Strategy for a Social Enterprise

    This unit focuses on two main categories of social enterprises; namely, small medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and the public/social sector enterprises (SMSEs). This unit is designed to give learners an overall understanding of how marketing can be used for enterprise success and excellence in these two sectors.

Comments ( 5 )

  • Helen Jones

    Hello please can you tell me the expected study hours needed for the Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Innovation? thank you

      • RUI M VIEGAS

        10 hours per week but for how long, meaning how many weeks at 10 hours per week?

          • Rui M Viegas

            Notice that the response to Helen Jones, above, states that she may study 10 hours per week. However, it doesn’t state the quantity of weeks at such study rate. Then, to myself, also above, you state that a minimum of four months are required to complete the course. However, you don’t state how many hours per week do I have to study in order to complete the course in such four months.
            Therefore, I’m gonna put the question in a different manner, just to get a straight answer.

            If I was to study 10 hours per week, how many weeks would it take me to complete this course?

            If I was to study full time (40 hours per week) how many weeks would it take to complete this course?

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