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Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership Level 7

(Ofqual Approved Qualifications) Equivalent to MBA Advanced Entry course)

Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership Level 7

Who can benefit from the Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership?

This qualification is designed for learners who wish to pursue a career in the financial services industry, professional accountancy, banking and finance or management. The qualification equips learners with the essential skills and knowledge needed to pursue high level careers in all types of organisations in the public and private sector and within industry and commerce, both in the UK and abroad.

The Level 7 diplomas on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) are at the same level as master’s degrees. However, they are shorter (120 credits) and learners will have to proceed to the dissertation stage (60 credits) with university to achieve a full Master’s Degree.


Learning Objectives:


The objective of the Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership qualification is to develop strategic management and leadership skills for managers 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. This qualification is suitable for mature learners with a background in academic study or industry. The qualification has a clear work-related emphasis on practical skills development alongside theoretical fundamentals.


Qualification structure


The Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership consists of 4 mandatory units and 2 optional units, making a combined total of 120 credits equivalent to 1200 hours Total Qualification Time (TQT).

    Mandatory units
  • Strategic Management (20 credits)
  • Strategic Leadership (20 credits)
  • Strategic Human Resource Management (20 credits)
  • Advanced Business Research Methods (20 credits)
    Optional units: Choose any TWO
  • Strategic Financial Management (20 credits)
  • Supply Chain and Operations Management (20 credits)
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation (20 credits)
  • Globalisation and Corporate Governance (20 credits)
  • Strategic Change Management (20 credits)
  • Strategic Marketing (20 credits)

Course Requirements


For entry into the Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership qualification, learners must possess:
  • An honours degree in related subject or UK level 6 diploma or an equivalent overseas qualification
  • Mature learners with management experience (learners must check with OCBF regarding this experience prior to registering for the programme)
  • Learners must be 21 years old or older at the beginning of the course
  • English requirements: If a learner is not from a majority English-speaking country, they must provide evidence of English language competency.

Progression


Successful completion of OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership qualification enables learners to progress into or within employment and/or join Master of Business Administration (MBA) (top-up) which is validated and awarded by University of Chichester and delivered by London Graduate School.

As this qualification is approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), learners are also eligible to progress to an MBA top-up with advanced standing with many universities in the UK and overseas.

The PGD course at level 7 allows students to finish their MBA in six months. The top up portion will usually consist of the final 60 credits of either, a dissertation, or a dissertation and one module.

Once course requirements for the program have been met, a Certificate of Completion is awarded by a UK Awarding Body.


University top-up


University of Portsmouth

MA Business Management

Buckinghamshire New University

MBA Top-up

University of Gloucestershire

Postgraduate Top up to MBA Business Administration

University of Bolton

Master of Business Administration Top Up

Course Fees


£ 1999 Only


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