Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership leading to MBA (Dissertation Only)

Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership leading to MBA (Dissertation Only)

Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership leading to MBA (Dissertation Only)

The Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership is a 120-credit qualification accredited to UK Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and European Qualifications Framework (EQF) at Postgraduate Level 7. This qualification aims to develop strategic management and leadership skills for managers, leaders, and individuals who have the authority and personal attributes to translate organisational strategy into effective operational performance. This qualification reflects current practice in Strategic Management and Leadership and allows learners to develop and expand their high-level understanding of strategic management and leadership in the workplace. The qualification has a clear work-related emphasis on practical skills development alongside theoretical fundamentals.


Learning Objectives of the Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership

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

  • Develop learners’ understanding of strategic and change management models
  • Develop and implement a strategic organisational change management plan
  • Understand the principles, concepts, differences, and approaches to contemporary leadership.
  • Understand ethical decision-making and organisational value.
  • Understand HR and plan to develop human resource strategies.
  • Critically review the literature on a business research topic and write a research proposal for their potential MBA degree dissertation.
  • Develop, plan and implement strategies with effective decision-making in finance, supply chain, entrepreneurship, innovation or marketing.


Accreditation, Recognition, and Equivalence

Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership is accredited to UK Regulated Qualifications Framework by Ofqual (Regulator in England) and awarded by OTHM Qualifications. International accreditations and equivalence are

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


Course Structure

Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership is 120 credit qualification based on only six units. Each unit has 20 credits. 


Mandatory Units

  1. Strategic Management
  2. Strategic Leadership
  3. Strategic Human Resource Management
  4. Advanced Business Research Methods


Optional Units (selection two)

5. Strategic Marketing

6 Supply Chain and Operations Management

7. Strategic Change Management

8. Strategic Financial Management 


How will you study?

Our learning portal will be available to you to 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 include assignments. There are no exams in this course.


Results and Certificate

Learners must complete 6 units and achieve 120 credits. OTHM Qualifications Awarding Organisation will issue the qualification certificate and final transcript. 



Progressions to MBA Top-Up 

Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership (120 credits) is the only qualification that provides students with an opportunity to complete an MBA Degree at the dissertation stage. Cambridge Management and Leadership School will help you in making admission to this MBA Top Up. For more information, please visit MBA Top-Up


Who is this course for?

This qualification is useful for individuals from all over the world. For example, 

  • Individuals who are already on the job and looking for higher-level qualifications for job progressions and/OR
  • Individuals who are re-entering employment after a period of absence And/OR 
  • Individuals who are seeking a career change And/OR 
  • Individuals who would want to progress to a Level 8 Qualification with the possibility to study DBA - Doctorate And/OR
  • Individuals who would like to complete an MBA with 120 credits transfer to UK Universities.



Learners will have many career opportunities to work in senior positions such as Senior Management Consultant, Strategic Analyst, Director, Marketing Manager, Operational Manager/Director, Business Relationship Manager, CEO, or Financial Adviser... You can also have the option to complete an MBA at the Dissertation Level (60 credits only). You will also progress to the Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership with us. 


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 a Monthly payment plan - Click Here or 

(2) Complete the admission application form - Click Here

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



  1. Study Planner - Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership OTHM

  2. Unit 01 - Strategic Management

    The aim of this unit is to develop learners’ understanding of strategic and change management models, as well as the ability to review strategic plans, to propose strategic options, to create implementation plans and to lead organisational changes.
  3. Unit 02 - Strategic Leadership

    This unit provides an in-depth understanding of the key principles and practice of leadership This will enhance the individuals’ knowledge, skills and attributes to effectively engage in the role and responsibilities required of an effective team player and leader of a team; being proactive in innovation and improvement to inform strategy and business planning within the organisation
  4. Unit 03 - Strategic Human Resource Management

    The aim of this unit is to develop learners’ understanding of how the effective strategic management of human resources supports the achievement of organisational objectives in different contexts. Learners will evaluate the contribution of strategic human resource management and the application of leadership and management theory for organisational benefit. 
  5. Unit 04 - Advanced Business Research Methods 

    The aim of this unit is to develop learners’ ability to prepare for various types of academically based management research through the development and design of a research proposal. Learners will develop a critical understanding of the philosophical, practical and ethical concepts of research within the context of the business environment.
  6. Unit 05 - Strategic Marketing

    The aim of this unit is to develop learners’ understanding of the concepts, methods and technical aspects of strategic marketing and the challenges associated with marketing in today’s business environment, including how a strategy combines product development, promotion, distribution, pricing, relationship management and other elements.
  7. Unit 06 - Supply Chain and Operations Management

    The aim of this unit is to develop learners’ understanding of the concepts and models of effective supply chain and operations management in competitive marketplaces using case studies and real-world industry scenarios. Learners will develop an understanding of operational processes, techniques, planning and control systems.
  8. Unit 07 - Strategic Change Management

    The aim of this unit is to develop learners’ understanding of classic and contemporary theories of change management and how they apply to contemporary organisations in the globalised world, with the identification and use of change models. Learners will understand the personal characteristics of change agents as well as the evaluation and development of leadership skills to meet current and future change management roles.
  9. Unit 08 - Strategic Financial Management

    The aim of this unit is to enable learners to apply financial principles relevant to management in an organisational context, including analytical techniques and theories/models of management accounting, evaluation of budgetary processes, recommending funding sources and appraising investment options.

Comments ( 14 )

  • Victor Amara

    I want of study this course, but the fees will be paid by my employer. Can you please send me details for enrollment t and course invoice?



  • Abdul kader

    i am very interested on this course please send me details

  • Dear, we have emailed you the course information and an application form.

  • Diana

    Pls send me full information about this course.

  • Judith

    I am interested in this program, and would love more information on enrolment requirements . Thank you.

  • Victoria

    I am very excited that I completed this qualification and an MBA.

    • Congratulations on the achievement of Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and MBA.

  • Hello, I am now at Unit 5. Do I have to do Strategic Marketing or can I replace with strategic change management? I am unsyre

  • Ian


    I have a few queries, if you can support please…

    – How long is the course? Could this be completed whilst in full-time work? Rough commitment per week etc
    – Is the Diploma accreditation provided by Chichester University, if not who would this accreditation be provided by please
    – What are the entry level requirements, do you require a degree, if not, what are the basic requirements e.g. X number of year in a management role



    • For full time working professionals, we offer flexible duration that could be 12 months or more. Our courses are self-paced. You will require at least 5-10 hours per week.
      This diploma in awarded by OTHM Qualifications Awarding Organisation and it is accredited by Ofqual – Office of the Qualifications and Examination Regulator in England at Regulated Qualifications Framwork (RQF) Level 7.
      Once you complete this course, we will upgrade your registration to the University of Chichester MBA with 120 credit transfer and you will study a dissertation to achieve full MBA.
      You can send your CV or profile to admissions@cmls-global.com for free review to confirm your entry.

  • Outstanding program of instruction. The self-paced nature allows the student to build a schedule around current circumstances even in a dynamic environment. I recommend this program to any graduate or post-graduate that would like to step into organizational management and leadership.

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