Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership is designed for developing and implementing effective strategies across ambitious growing organisations. Strategic management is for Executive Directors and Senior Managers and for those who have the authority and personal inspiration to translate organisational strategy into effective corporate performance.
The Diploma requires aspiring or current directors and senior managers to build knowledge and understanding in strategic direction and leadership and to focus growth and performance across all levels of an organisation; making it competitive and responsive to acquiring tomorrow’s business. The Diploma is accredited at the postgraduate research at Level 8 to the Regulated Qualifications Framework and the European Qualifications Framework.
The rationale of the Diploma is to provide recognition for those who wish to develop their own abilities within the business. The outcomes of the Diploma look to develop the skills required by organisations globally in order to provide excellent service and so elevate its status and credibility.
The Diploma creates learning that advances the thought leadership of organisations, offering conceptual and practical insights that are applicable in the companies of today and tomorrow.
Furthermore, we look to develop the senior managers, directors, executives, and leaders of the future through the creation and delivery of learning appropriate for the industry.
The Diploma will link to key development areas of commerce more specifically within organisational and strategical management, marketing, and enterprise. Contemporary issues are identified and evaluated so that the learner has a true vocational understanding of the industry as well as an academic perspective.
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.
Aims and Objectives
Qualifi Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management provides the opportunity for individuals to forge a career in management by seeking a greater knowledge and understanding industry, and to support the individual’s development into senior positions. The course aims for the following:
- To enable learners to apply analytical and evaluative techniques to business in private and public sectors
- To enhance analytical and evaluative skills relating to business across a number of industries
- To develop the learner’s ability to recognise and reflect on the process of personal learning and development which facilitates the enhancement of key personal, sociable and other transferable skills
- To encourage the student’s self-reflection, analytical, intellectual and transferable skills
The overall learning objectives of Qualifi Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership are:
- To understand and apply the principles of strategic leadership in a business environment
- Review and apply the principles of business management within the 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 from a wide range of sources
- Work independently and as part of a team
- Manage one’s own personal development and growth.
Recognition, Equivalence, and Certification
Qualifi Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management has been accredited to the Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) and each Qualification has its own unique Qualification Accreditation Number (QAN). This number will appear on the learner’s final certification document. Each unit with the Qualification has its own RQF code. The QAN for these Qualifications are as follows:
Qualifi Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership: 601/5362/3
Qualifi Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership focuses upon developing understanding, skills and abilities to equip the Learner with the awareness and aptitudes to be an effective strategic manager and leader. It has total 160 credits.
Unit 01 - Leadership Qualities and Practice
Unit 02 - Personal Leadership Development as a Strategic Manager
Unit 03 - Strategy Development in Cross-Border and Global Organisations
Unit 04 - Strategic Planning in Cross-Border and Global Organisations
Unit 05 - Strategic Direction in Cross-Border and Global Organisations
Unit 06 - Strategic Communication
Unit 07 - Culture and its Impact on Strategy
Unit 08 - Research Methods
The methods for assessing student performance are through an assignment of each module to evaluate different aspects of learning outcomes. Learners may also be asked to write a Business Report covering all learning outcomes in each unit.
We expect learners to have sufficient work experience or previous level qualification at the undergraduate or the postgraduate level. Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org for qualification or work experience evaluation. We accept all qualifications (regardless of any sector/subject) to this course.
Exemption or Credit Transfer
We accept learners holding the same level qualification to transfer their credits to Qualifi Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership. Please note that the awarding body of this qualification provides exemption and credit transfer facility to learners where learners have achieved relevant or equal level qualifications to avoid the duplication of learning and assessment. Cambridge Management and Leadership School support learners in the recognition of their prior learning that they meet the assessment requirements for a unit through knowledge, understanding, skills or professional competence they already possess and do not need to develop through a course of learning. Learners can apply for credit transfer, equivalence, or exemption through Credit transfer, equivalence, and exemptions procedure. Full details and application form are available on https://www.cmls.org.uk/policies
Who is this course for?
Qualifi Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership is suitable for learners who are administrators, managers or leaders. It is not necessary for you to be in the senior management position, you can still study this course for personal, professional, and career development. Please note that this qualification is equivalent to the Doctorate level qualification awarded by any UK University due to its accreditation at Level 8, therefore, we recommend you to get critical writing and research skills.
Students can complete this course in a minimum of six months. The maximum duration to complete this course is 9-12 months. Part-Time students can apply for extension free of charge for up to 24 months.
Qualifi Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership provides a variety of careers and encourages learners to gain the skills, knowledge, and understanding that will help them achieve their goals and aspirations. Graduates can seek Director or Senior Manager Role in the area of HR, Supply Chain, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Sales, Finance, Manufacturing, Technology, Retail, Banking, and Health Service. You will also have an opportunity to study our Doctorate of Business Administration (Direct entry into Thesis) to develop an academic or research career in a wide range of institutional settings, anywhere around the world.
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