• Course
    Overview
  • Units and
    Structure
  • Entry
    Requirements
  • Student
    Support

Course Overview

This qualification is intended for senior managers who have the responsibility to translate organisations strategy into effective performance.  This qualification is relevant to people who are responsible for:

  • Plan organisation policy in a defined area of authority
  • Achieving results by using resources effectively
  • Controlling financial budgets
  • Plan activities such as implementing the organisations strategy; change management; project management.

The course runs over 34 weeks – one day per week.  Where employers have a significant number of staff whom they wish to develop, a flexible, customised programme can be offered in-house.

Level
Level 7
Duration
1 year part-time
Awarding Body
Chartered Management Institute
Course Fees
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Units and Structure

It is designed for those managers working in a wide range of organisations that have, or soon will have, some senior management responsibility. Course members may be managers with considerable work experience but who have not completed any formal management qualifications. There will be others who are on the threshold of higher level management responsibilities who require vital management skills and a qualification that verifies their competence.  There are nine units plus one overarching project. By completing this programme you will study (subject to possible changes):

  • Personal Development as a Strategic Manager
  • Developing Performance Management Strategies
  • Financial Management
  • Strategic Information Management
  • Conducting a Strategic Management Project
  • Reviewing Organisational Strategy Plans and Performance
  • Developing a Marketing Strategy
  • Strategic Planning
  • Strategic Human Resource Planning

Assessment is via a combination of work-based assignments and presentations. This ensures that you develop a range of key management skills and that you undertake work study which is relevant to your own workplace context. Assessment will focus on the practical application of management ideas.  Attendance at a Friday and Saturday sequential may be a part of the programme. Students gain unlimited access to Europe’s most comprehensive management information resource, the Management Information Centre (MIC).

Entry Requirements

You'll need to have:

Acceptance onto the CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership is via an interview by the CMI Programme Leader. It is expected that you will already hold at least a Level 5 or equivalent management qualification to commence on this programme and / or have appropriate work experience in a management role.


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

Tutors and Student Support

Student Support and Facilities

As a student, you’ll have access to a wide range of facilities, services and support, including:

  • Step outside the classroom  and access our state of the art facilities as well as 3 huge Learning Resource Centres with thousands of resources to use
  • With hands-on experience you’ll be prepared for employment with a competitive edge.
  • A dedicated impartial careers advice team to help you on your future path
  • Our wide range of courses means that we can offer the right paths to get you where you need to be
  • Our Hub campus is right in the heart of the town centre meaning you can find your way to us easily
  • Outstanding student support throughout your studies with us.

Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme

We're proud to be able to offer Dual Career Accreditation via the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme. This is a Sport England funded partnership between athletes, education institutions, and national governing bodies of sport.

The Scheme helps athletes in education – aged 16-plus – to get the very best from their sporting and academic careers without having to choose between the two.

Click here to find out more about TASS

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Apply or Enquire

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Have any further questions about this course? You can contact someone specifically about it by using the details below or filling in the enquiry form.

Ali Pendlebury-Brown
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a.pendlebury-brown@don.ac.uk

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Want to apply for this course?

You'll need to have:

Acceptance onto the CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership is via an interview by the CMI Programme Leader. It is expected that you will already hold at least a Level 5 or equivalent management qualification to commence on this programme and / or have appropriate work experience in a management role.


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.


GCSE Grades are changing from 2017. Need to know more? Click here for information.

Application & Enrolment

To apply for this course, you'll need to fill in our Postgraduate and Professional application form on the page below.

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