Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership

At A Glance

Course Title

Qualifi Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership

Course Level

Postgrad Diploma

Course Credits

160 Credits

Study Method

Distance Learning

Start Date

Every month

Course Duration

12 months

Awarded By

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Course Description

The Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership aims to develop learners’ abilities in strategic direction and leadership, focusing on growth and performance at all levels of an organization. This Diploma is designed for Executive Directors and Senior Managers who have the authority and personal inspiration to translate organizational strategy into effective corporate performance.

The Diploma is accredited at the postgraduate Level 8 and aims to provide recognition for those who wish to develop their own abilities within the business. The outcomes of the Diploma are designed to develop the skills required by organizations globally to provide excellent service, elevate their status, and increase their credibility.

The Diploma creates learning that advances the thought leadership of organizations, offering conceptual and practical insights that are applicable in today’s and tomorrow’s companies. The qualification is linked to key development areas of commerce, specifically within organizational and strategic management, marketing, and enterprise. Contemporary issues are identified and evaluated, providing learners with a vocational understanding of the industry as well as an academic perspective.

Aims of the diploma:

  • To enable learners to apply analytical and evaluative techniques to business in 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 learner’s self-reflection, analytical, intellectual and transferable skills


Upon completing the Qualifi Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership, you will be able to apply for:

Course Content

The unit explores the links between leadership and management at the strategic level. Different leadership styles and underlying principles and concepts will be considered. The unit will explore how team performance can be evaluated and optimised to realize strategic business and operational objectives. The unit covers the links between strategic management and leadership, key leadership principles, theory and organisational strategy.

This unit is about strategic leadership skills required by directors and senior managers to successfully lead international organisational strategic activity working with partners, buyers, suppliers, customers and competitors.

This unit addresses strategy development for cross border or global organisations that face challenges that include political, religious, cultural and social divides and the administrations of organisations operating within particular countries or boundaries.

In this unit learners will come across a number of models, concepts and ideas which can be used to help in exploring how strategic planning in cross border and global organisations can be effective.

This unit will allow senior strategic managers to explore the influences and impacts upon cross border and global policy and strategy. It will support improvements in setting direction, the approach to and in forecasting success of cross border or global policy and strategy.

The unit aims to develop the ability to critically assess and appreciate the impact of media for international organisations. It considers stakeholders, political and pressure groups as well as the part played by media owners.

This unit aims to develop deep understanding of the complexities of organisations that operate internationally and how that affects strategy development. The unit will use reasoned and researched perspectives and aims to develop alternative perspectives.

The aim of the unit is to develop the learner’s knowledge and understanding of academic practice and approaches to research. It utilises a problem-based learning approach to develop your practical competence in aspects appropriate to academic practice and research in business and management.

Study Method

The Qualifi Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership is studied 100% online through Chestnut Education. You will be provided access to study materials, dedicated one-on-one tutoring and assignment feedback through qualified tutors.

Our online learning platform is designed to provide students with a flexible and convenient way to access high-quality education. With a vast library of study materials and resources available 24/7, students can learn at their own pace and on their own schedule.

Our experienced and knowledgeable tutors are available to answer questions, provide feedback, and offer guidance to help students succeed.

Course Fees

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Entry Requirements

The qualifications have been designed to be accessible without artificial barriers that restrict access and progression.

Your existing educational qualifications and work experience will be directly taken into account, allowing for module exemptions whenever possible. Please make an enquiry below to learn more.

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