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 qualification requires aspiring or current directors and senior managers to build a 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 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.
Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership is accredited by UK Ofqual - the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator in England with Accreditation Number: 601/5362/3.
Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF in England UK) - Level 8
European Qualifications Framework (Europe) - Level 8
RQF Level 8 is equivalent to Scottish Qualifications and Credit Framework - Level 12
RQF Level 8 is equivalent level to UK Framework of Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQs) - Doctorate
Qualification is awarded by Qualifi Ltd - A Regulated Awarding Organisation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Qualification Aims and Objectives
Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership 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 the 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 the 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 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.
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 a total of 160 credits and you will study the following units.
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 unit to evaluate different aspects of learning outcomes. Learners may also be asked to write a Business Report covering the all learning outcomes in each unit.
How will you study?
You will study online via our Online Virtual Learning Platform in a flexible way with full tutor and learning materials support.
We expect learners to have work experience or previous level qualification. Please contact us on email@example.com for qualification or work experience evaluation. We accept all qualification (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 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. Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org for credit transfer application.
Who is this course for?
Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership is designed for Leaders, Directors, Managers, Administrators (regardless of any sector). We have students in this course who have a background in Business Management and Law, Health and Social Care, Education Management and Teaching, Public Service, Oil and Gas, Energy, Agriculture, Construction, Finance and Banking, and Retail.
It is not necessary to be in the senior management position, you can still study this course for personal, professional and career progression.
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 to develop an academic or research career in a wide range of institutional settings, anywhere around the world.