CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Leadership and Management (Postgraduate)

The Chartered Institute of Management (CMI) is the only chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards of management and leadership excellence. With a member community of over 100,000, CMI gives managers and leaders, and their organisations, the skills they need to improve their performance and create an impact.

Holding a professional management qualification and Chartered status are crucial if individual managers and organisations are to succeed. It can lead to additional earnings of £81,000 over a career for individuals and makes individuals 9% more employable.

The CMI level 7 Diploma in Strategic Leadership and Management (Postgraduate) is suitable for those who are currently practising senior level managers and wish to gain a formal qualification in order to reinforce your existing knowledge, build on your current work experience and prepare you for future advancements.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

This course has various start dates throughout the year with intakes in September, January and April allowing you to join the course at the beginning of each module.

The course is delivered on a Monday evening from 6.00pm to 9.00pm, at St Helens College, Town Centre Campus. The course takes two academic years to complete from your start date.

Dependent upon demand, this course can be delivered to employees within the workplace. This is done with more intensive study over a shorter period of time. More information is available upon enquiry.

What will I study?

Taught by industry professionals you will explore the key concepts and elements of strategic leadership and management. The following nine modules will be covered:

  • Personal development as a strategic manager and leader
  • Developing performance management strategies
  • Financial Management
  • Strategic information management
  • Conducting a strategic management report
  • Reviewing organisational strategy plans and performance
  • Developing a marketing strategy
  • Strategic planning
  • Strategic HR Planning

You will study alongside like-minded people in classes delivered by friendly supportive tutors.

How is it assessed?

You will complete a written assignment at the end of each module studied. No examinations are required.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

Ideally, you should possess the CMI Level 5 Extended Diploma in Leadership and Management, or an equivalent qualification. However, your previous qualifications and work experience will be considered for entry on to the course.

What are the course fees?

The total cost of this course is £2,573. There are CMI membership fees that are additional to your course fee.

There are a number of flexible payment options available including an interest-free payment plan with a monthly direct debit payment. If your company are willing to fund your course, we can help you to arrange this.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

This qualification will enable you to progress in your career as a strategic manager. Membership of the Chartered Management Institute will be offered to you upon completion of your studies. You can also apply for Chartered Manager status upon successful completion.

I'm interested in this course, what do I do next?

If you would like any further information in relation to this course, please contact our enquiries team directly on 0800 99 66 99 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or drop into our next Enrolment and Information Event. Alternatively, submit an application form to secure a place.

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Why study Management with us?

Professional Recognition

Gain recognition for enhancing your knowledge, understanding and practice of management.


We offer progression routes from levels 3 through to 7.


For the duration of your study you will have access to all key CMI membership services.


We offer flexible study to work around your current commitments.


You will be taught by industry professional tutors.


There is opportunity to network and learn from peers across several industries.