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Strategic Management and Leadership

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Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
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Does business sound like a game of chess to you? Do you read the opponent and develop a strategy to capture your opponent’s King? Do you think several moves ahead? If this sounds like you, you’d be a great candidate for ourStrategic Management course. The Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management is an MBA Advanced Entry course, which provides learners with 120 credits of the 180 credits required to achieve a complete MBA.

This course is fully online and provides access to 30 modules, each of which consists of up to 40 hours of guided learning along with additional optional learning materials such as; recommended exercises, recommended readings and internet resources as well as self-testing exercises.

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Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership

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Regulated by Ofqual

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This qualification is delivered and assessed fully online. To gain your ATHE Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management Certificate you must complete the following 30 Modules and corresponding assignments:

  • Qualities of Effective Leadership
  • Developing Interpersonal Skills
  • Motivating and Influencing People
  • Making Decisions
  • Creativity and Problem Solving
  • Studying and Using Management Theories
  • The External Operating Environment of Business
  • Culture and Ethics
  • Governance and Directorships
  • Analysing the Competition
  • Marketing Strategy
  • High Performance Sales
  • E-Marketing Communication
  • Customers and their Needs
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Recruiting and CPD
  • Measuring and Rewarding Performance
  • Interpreting Business Accounts
  • Tools of Financial Analysis
  • Managing Cash and Working Capital
  • Exercises in Quantitative Techniques
  • Impact of Technology on Business
  • Innovation and R&D
  • Implementing and Managing Quality Systems
  • Strategic Planning Tools
  • Strategic and Systems Management
  • The Business Plan
  • Developing High Performance Teams
  • Managing Projects
  • Strategies for growth

Student testimonials

"My OBS experience was extremely positive, the range of video content and module guidance was supportive towards the final 8 module assignments. The tutors are efficient at marking and feeding back on assignments, one of OBS many USP’s and it was great to track progress on the VLE – which was a strong motivator towards the end goal to complete the course within a year." LUKE PRICE

"I just got a professional job in Australia as a loan officer for a great company with this qualification because it made me to stand out from all other applicants. There were loads of candidate applying for this same position from different countries, it was a tournament and I ended up as the most suitable candidate because my qualification from online business school was a proof that I have the knowledge and skills required to carry out the job duties effectively." KINGSLEY UHIARA

"Studying with OBS has been a stellar and rewarding experience enhanced by the school omnipresent student assistance ( Thank you Miss Laura et al.) as well as a consistent support from a truly empathetic and responsive staff who have advised, directed & guided me every step of the way, even in my graduation stage ( Thank you Mr Yusuf)." FREDERIC BELINGA

What is included in the cost of my course?

  • All course material, including online modules and written assignments
  • Personal tutor support with 1-2-1 Zoom sessions
  • Dedicated student support
  • Access to an online social learning forum
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE TOTUM Student Discount card
  • FREE laptop*
  • FREE access to 7 support hubs
  • Student membership to IoD

Who is this course for?

The Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management will give you a broader perspective of the many areas that Strategic Management covers, from leadership and decision making to recruitment and project management. The course is designed to cover multiple aspects of Business and therefore allow you to top-up to an MBA. If you are already working in business management, you will have a qualification that builds on your previous experience to demonstrate your commitment to furthering your career.


Entry to Level 7 requires that a student is a university graduate who is over 22 years old, or a non-university graduate over 24 years old, with at least five years of managerial experience.

Career path

Upon successful completion of the Online Business School Level 7 Strategic Management Course and subsequent Masters top-up, you will possess the relevant knowledge and skills required to apply for a career in the Corporate Sector.

  • Management Consultant- Average salary: £56,111
  • Marketing Manager- Average salary: £45,133
  • Operations Manager- Average salary: £44,463

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Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body's logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.