OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership (QCF)


Qualification Number: 601/6250/8

Overview

The Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership programme is designed for managers who have the authority and personal inspiration to translate organisational strategy into effective operational performance. The qualification requires managers to build on their strategic management and leadership skills and to focus on the requirements of implementing the organisation’s strategy.

The Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership has been developed to produce graduates with skills to understand the business environment in which they operate and to align good strategic decision making to maintain their organisations competitive advantage. To achieve this learners learn through an integrated approach of theory and practice using real-time activities. Successful completion of this diploma will enable learners to build on their strategic management and leadership skills and to focus on the requirements of implementing the organisation’s strategy.

Entry Requirements

Learner must fulfil at least one of the following criteria to be allowed entry to the qualification:

  • Possession of an honours degree in a related subject
  • Possession of a level 6 qualification from a recognised awarding body
  • Five years management experience (learners must check with the delivery centre / college regarding this experience prior to registering for the programme)

English requirements:

If you are not from the United Kingdom or a majority English-speaking country you must provide evidence that you are competent in English language at a minimum of CEFR (the Common European Framework) level B2 from a recognised English test provider or IELTS level 5.5 in each component.

Units

Learners need to complete all 4 Mandatory units and any 4 units from Optional units. Learners need to complete a minimum of 120 credits to achieve this qualification.

Unit Ref. No. Mandatory Units Credit
D/507/2617 Professional Development and Communication Skills 15
T/507/8228 Strategic Management 15
D/507/2620 Strategic Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour 15
H/507/2621 Advanced Business Research Methods 15
Optional Units – Choose any Four
H/507/2618 Strategic Financial Management 15
K/507/2622 Supply Chain and Operations Management 15
M/507/2623 Enterprise and Entrepreneurship 15
T/507/2624 Business Law, Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility 15
A/507/2625 Strategic Change Management 15
F/507/2626 Strategic Marketing 15
J/507/2627 Globalisation & Marketing Strategy 15

Progressions

Passing the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership (QCF) enables learners to progress into or within employment and/or continue their further study. OTHM has progression arrangement with a number of UK universities that acknowledges the ability of learners after studying Level 7 qualifications to be considered for advanced entry into masters/top-up programmes.

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