Level 7 Award in Strategic Management and Leadership (CMI)


Business Management

Level 7 Award in Strategic Management and Leadership

Designed especially for senior managers, directors and business leaders who have the responsibility to define and lead the strategy to set and achieve organisational objectives, the Level 7 Award in Strategic Management and Leadership, awarded by the UK’s prestigious Chartered Management Institute (CMI) is a postgraduate level qualification (the same level as an MBA) tailored to meet your role as a leader and strategy maker in the organisation and will significantly help you in your career.

The qualification is assessed by assignment so you can join and complete your studies anytime without being restricted to the academic year, while you continue working professionally.

This qualification can also lead to the Chartered Manager status from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

UK:   £479 (including VAT)
Non-UK:   £399

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Three instalments of £159.67 (UK) or £133 (non-UK)

– First payment on registration,
– Second instalment after one month
– The final instalment after two months (before certification)

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Who is it for?

The course is intended for directors, business leaders and senior or middle managers of private, not for profit and public sector organisations or entrepreneurs who want to obtain a postgraduate level qualification to help them in their career.



The Level 7 Award in Strategic Management and Leadership is taught by iQualify UK on behalf of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), an Ofqual (UK Government) recognised Awarding Organisation (Exam Board). It consists of the following unit:

  • Introduction to Strategic Management and Leadership

This 10 credit unit is about the foundation skills and knowledge of a strategic manager and leader, for those who are new to the role. You will be assessed on your knowledge and understanding of the following learning outcomes.

The learner will:

  • Be able to construct a personal development plan.
  • Understand data and information, skills of quantitative analysis.
  • Understand core marketing concepts
  • Understand the need for staff increases
  • Understand methods that support performance improvement

Entry requirements

The CMI Level 7 Award in Strategic Management and Leadership has the following entry requirements:

Experience: You must have at least one year of relevant work experience (paid and/or unpaid) with levels of responsibility, participation and/or achievement of a range of relevant professional qualifications.

Language Skills: You must also have an appropriate standard of English to enable you to access relevant resources and complete the unit assignments.

What is included?

The unit is taught through our online Teaching Zone using essential reading material such as checklists, models, templates and articles coupled with short videos. You will also have a personal tutor who is a subject expert whom you can contact if you have any questions. Everything you need to successfully pass is included and there are no additional fees.

As it is delivered through our Teaching Zone you also gain free access to our Manager’s tool kit and effective learning skills sections along with entry to the student lounge discussion forum.

How do I study and how long does it take?

It should take you approximately 8 weeks to complete this qualification. Although it may vary in practice depending on your commitment and how easy you find it to study.

In our online teaching zone, the course content is divided into sections which correspond with the five Learning Outcomes. You work through the study material in the order presented for each Learning Outcome. When you have finished the course content you then need to complete the assignment in the Assessment section. You can submit drafts which your personal tutor will review and give you any advice or feedback they think is relevant. When you are happy with your assignment, you submit it online through the facility in the Assessment section.

How is it assessed?

This qualification is assessed by a 3,500 word written assignment. There is no examination required.