Stage 1 - CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Overview
This is the first stage of this whole program. CMI Diploma qualification is designed for individuals wishing to develop strategic management and leadership practice who will have the knowledge, skills and behaviours to drive business activities in a senior, regional, specialist, director or CEO management and leadership role. The qualification contains a breadth of units, which are reflective of the tasks and activities required by managers in roles such as senior managers, regional management and specialist managers who are accountable to a senior manager or business owner.
The qualifications have been designed for practising or aspiring managers in roles such as:
● Senior Manager
● Regional Manager
● Specialist Manager (with expertise in a specific business or technical function such as quality, finance, risk, marketing, sales IT, human resources etc.)
UNIT1- Strategic Risk Management: -
The aim of this unit is for leaders to develop an in-depth understanding of strategic risk management. Leaders will critically appraise strategic risk within an organisational context. They will assess strategies for risk management and the leadership skills to lead risk initiatives successfully. Ultimately, leaders will be given the opportunity to develop a framework to deliver a risk strategy in an organisational context.
UNIT2- Strategic Leadership: -
The aim of this unit is to equip leaders with an in-depth understanding of strategic leadership within an organisational context. Leaders will explore the complexities of the role and the theoretical perspectives, approaches, behaviours and skills which can enhance their professional practice. The unit focuses on the leader’s ability to respond creatively to complex organisational challenges and understand how to set and deliver sustainable strategic goals.
UNIT3- Collaboration and Partnerships: -
The aim of the unit is for leaders to understand collaborative and partnership arrangements. Leaders will critically assess the scope and value of these, as well as evaluating the impact of organisational and legal frameworks on how these arrangements are delivered. The unit culminates in the requirement for the leader to present a rationale for collaboration or partnerships to further an organisation’s success.
UNIT4- Developing Organisational Strategy: -
The aim of this unit is to enable leaders to know how to develop and influence an organisation’s strategic direction through the development of a meaningful strategy. To support this outcome, leaders will critique the factors which drive the development of organisational strategy and appraise approaches to successfully develop strategy. The unit culminates in leaders developing an organisational strategy to achieve a business goal. To complement this activity, leaders will propose an approach to implement and monitor the strategy developed to ensure its sustained success.
UNIT5- Entrepreneurial Practice: -
The aim of this unit is to enable leaders to explore the principles of entrepreneurial practice, understand the different contexts in which entrepreneurship can flourish and the characteristics of entrepreneurial leadership.
Learners are required to submit time constrained, scenario-based assignments for each unit of the level 7 diploma. There will not be any examinations.
Stage 2 - Bridge Module - Strategic Leadership and Organisational Transformation
Now the second stage is to complete the Bridge Module. This module is about leadership at strategic level and the role of transformational leaders as catalysts for change in their organisations and whole industries. The module therefore focuses on two but clearly intertwined elements of strategic leadership and organisational transformation. Effective strategic leadership is a facilitator for organisational success. Leaders have to be knowledgeable, creative, agile and resilient to respond to organisational need in the contemporary workplace. The aim of this unit is to equip leaders with an in-depth understanding of strategic leadership within an organisational context. Leaders will explore the complexities of the role and the theoretical perspectives, approaches, behaviours and skills which can enhance their professional practice. The unit focuses on the leader’s ability to respond creatively to complex organisational challenges and understand how to set and deliver sustainable strategic goals.
By studying this module, you should acquire a better understanding of their own leadership, or of the leadership in places of work and the changes that could take place in order to create a more effective leadership.
Aim of the Unit
Students are expected to develop a number of management / leadership skills that can be transferrable for use in other modules on the course and are essential in the workplace. Students are requested to refer a number of leadership theories which in turn enables them to undertake the tasks that will be given throughout the module. The notes formulated in response to these tasks will lead to you gaining formative feedback for your individual development.
As an individual, you will electronically submit 5000 word assignment which consists of a two-part report comprising of (i) a critical review of academic material (2,500 words) and (ii) a critical appraisal, evaluation and justification of change within an International organisation (2,500 words).
Stage 3 - Master of Business Administration – Top Up
Now the final stage is enrolling for the Top Up program at Anglia Ruskin University. This professional qualification improves the chances of progression in a career path. This qualification helps the learner to oversee, supervise and allocate the operations in a business firm. The aims of the program are to make the candidate capable of understanding the functional aspects of a company and of acquiring the skills for communication and decision making. This program qualified from UK business schools are well acknowledged and globally respected as it dominates in critical thinking and research. MBA can also help you specialise in a new industry you want to move to, or in your current sector.
The course requires you to submit a final Consultancy Project Report which is treated as an assessment and it would be scrutinized and reviewed by the verifiers externally.