CMI Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership

The CMI Level 7 qualifications in Strategic Management and Leadership is developed for the senior managers and directors who are capable of converting organisational strategy into efficient performances, and it needs the managers to give importance to the organisational strategies’ implementation. Our blended and distance learning senior management program is built around the schedule of busy leaders. Through our virtual learning environment and with regular assistance from your mentor you will be guided throughout the program. Each stage of the program can be completed at any time and place. In contrast to the two and three years of the degree program, the CMI – Level-7 course requires around six to twelve months for the completion.

The level-7 in Strategic Management & Leadership has four levels as follows:

  • CMI Level 7 Award in Strategic Management and Leadership.
  • CMI Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership.
  • CMI Level 7 Diploma course in Strategic Management and Leadership.
  • CMI Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership.


Diploma: Strategic managers are aspired to develop their skills with our CMI Level 7 course in Strategic Management & Leadership. The benchmark qualification for full CMI membership is a Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership which will lead you to a Chartered Manager status.


  • The qualification aims to improve your strategic management skills and techniques.
  • The knowledge gained through the qualification will assist you in your role as a strategic manager in your workplace.
  • You will be enabled to apply theories and models in your practical work scenarios, and it will enhance your problem-solving skills that can be applied to your working environment.
  • It is a nationally accredited qualification and the credits gained through this course can be transferred to any other universities or any other awarding bodies.
  • You will be enabled to manage problems in your workplace more effectively and it will boost the career prospectus.

Chartered Management Institute established over 60 years ago as the British Institute of Management back then; it has developed the UK’s very first diploma in management studies. In the years that followed CMI has consistently been at the forefront of all aspects of management and leadership. Today CMI is the only chartered professional awarding body committed to offering the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. Presently over 100,000 managers use its unique services daily. CMI qualifications aim for managers and leaders at any level, and it remains the only Awarding Body which can award Chartered Manager status – the ultimate management accolade. Employers highly value the qualifications awarded by CMI, and boost your career prospects.

  • Outstanding tutor support that gives you supportive guidance all through the course accomplishment through SBTL Support Desk Portal.
  • Access to our cutting-edge learning management platform where you will be able to access vital learning resources and communicate with support desk team.
  • Quality learning materials such as structured lecture notes, study guides, practical applications which includes real-world examples, and case studies that will enable you to apply your knowledge. Learning materials are provided in one of the three formats, such as PDF, PowerPoint, or Interactive Text Content on the learning portal.
  • Formative assessment feedback will be provided by the tutors to improve the learners’ achievements.
  • Assessment materials are accessible through our online learning platform.
  • Supervision for all modules.
  • Multiplatform accessibility through online learning platform. This facilitates SBTL in providing learners with course materials directly through smartphone, laptop, tablets or desktop offering students’ opportunity to study as per their convenience.
  • Live Classes (for Blended Learning Students only).
  • Time-constrained scenario-based assignments
  • No examinations

Learners must:

  • Be 21 years of age and over
  • Have 3 Years of middle management experience or 2 years of senior management experience
  • Possess the ability to complete the Level 7 Qualification

We would recommend the below qualifications as a possible progression route, once completing the Strategic Management and Leadership qualifications:

  • CMI Level 7 Qualifications in Management Coaching and Mentoring
  • The opportunity to work towards Chartered Manager status, the highest accolade in the management profession and awarded only by CMI.
  • Employers highly value the qualifications awarded by Chartered Management Institute and over 80% of managers opine that a CMI qualification is an essential component of becoming a professional manager.
  • Boost employee morale and engagement. According to Engage for Success (2013) about 65% of the employees do not have trust in managers. Comparing to other developed countries the UK has 6% lower average engagement (Kennexa, 2011).
  • Networking at any of our events around the UK or via our online community, including regional conferences, bespoke webinars and industry speakers.
  • Access to our research and insight content, including Professional Manager magazine, delivered to your door and available online.
  • The opportunity to be a part of CMI Achieve, our online coaching and mentoring programme that matches experienced managers and leaders with those looking to develop skills and knowledge.

Learners must request before enrolment to interchange unit(s) other than the preselected units shown in the SBTL website because we need to make sure the availability of learning materials for the requested unit(s). SBTL will reject an application if the learning materials for the requested interchange unit(s) are unavailable.

Learners are not allowed to make any request to interchange unit(s) once enrolment is complete.

Reference No : Unit 7001V1

Credit : 6 || TQT : 60

This unit has a total of 6 credits and is about the skills and knowledge that a strategic manager should possess to achieve long term goals for the welfare of the organisation through building a strong relationship with the team

Reference No : Unit 7002V1

Credit : 7 || TQT : 70

"The unit emphasis on performance management, which is considered as a process that works for the uplift of the organisation. The involvement of the leader is the key to unlock the critical behaviours that drive execution, equally with the co-operation of the team."

Reference No : Unit 7003V1

Credit : 6 || TQT : 60

Any business activity depends on finance, so it is imperative to understand how to manage it effectively for the smooth running of the organisation through financial planning, proper decision making and acceptable use of funds.

Reference No : Unit 7004V1

Credit : 9 || TQT : 90

This unit implies how an information system is effectively utilised to achieve organisational goals and objectives.

Reference No : Unit 7005V1

Credit : 10 || TQT : 100

This unit is about applying the concepts and techniques that are acquired to undertake projects by identifying the sources of data and information that will support the aim of the project

Reference No : Unit 7006V1

Credit : 9 || TQT : 90

This unit is tied in with how to equally focus on strategic plans and performance by examining the internal and external factors. The organisational strategy helps to identify the business plans and how the work can create an impact in the business plans.

Reference No : Unit 7008V1

Credit : 6 || TQT : 60

The showcasing technique is the beginning point for your Marketing Plan and is determined from the general strategy of a business. The module helps you to understand the importance and need for a good marketing plan, develop your vital showcasing plan, and track your advertising plan coupled with your general strategy.

Reference No : Unit 7010V1

Credit : 7 || TQT : 70

The unit introduces a portion of the significant authoritative change procedures utilised today and inspected a couple of hierarchical change strategies that are regularly used to beat issues with change endeavours.

Reference No : Unit 7012V1

Credit : 8 || TQT : 80

The unit combines strategic planning and HR planning. It can be thought of as the pattern of human resources deployments and activities that enable an organisation to achieve its strategic goals. This program will push you to move your concentration from everyday activities to long haul vital HR.

Delivery Methods

School of Business & Technology London provides various flexible delivery methods to its learners, including online learning and blended learning. Thus, learners can choose the mode of study as per their choice and convenience. The program is self-paced and accomplished through our cutting-edge Learning Management System. Learners can interact with tutors by messaging through the SBTL Support Desk Portal System to discuss the course materials, get guidance and assistance and request assessment feedbacks on assignments.

We at SBTL offer outstanding support and infrastructure for both online and blended learning. We indeed pursue an innovative learning approach where traditional regular classroom-based learning is replaced by web-based learning and incredibly high support level. Learners enrolled at SBTL are allocated a dedicated tutor, whether online or blended learning, who provide learners with comprehensive guidance and support from start to finish.

The significant difference between blended learning and online learning methods at SBTL is the Block Delivery of Online Live Sessions. Learners enrolled at SBTL on blended learning are offered a block delivery of online live sessions, which can be booked in advance on their convenience at additional cost. These live sessions are relevant to the learners' program of study and aim to enhance the student's comprehension of research, methodology and other essential study skills. We try to make these live sessions as communicating as possible by providing interactive activities and presentations.

Resources and Support

School of Business & Technology London is dedicated to offering excellent support on every step of your learning journey. School of Business & Technology London occupies a centralised tutor support desk portal. Our support team liaises with both tutors and learners to provide guidance, assessment feedback, and any other study support adequately and promptly. Once a learner raises a support request through the support desk portal (Be it for guidance, assessment feedback or any additional assistance), one of the support team members assign the relevant to request to an allocated tutor. As soon as the support receives a response from the allocated tutor, it will be made available to the learner in the portal. The support desk system is in place to assist the learners adequately and streamline all the support processes efficiently.

Quality learning materials made by industry experts is a significant competitive edge of the School of Business & Technology London. Quality learning materials comprised of structured lecture notes, study guides, practical applications which includes real-world examples, and case studies that will enable you to apply your knowledge. Learning materials are provided in one of the three formats, such as PDF, PowerPoint, or Interactive Text Content on the learning portal.

Management Direct

As part of the program, you will get access to CMI Management Direct, which provides a rich foundation of management and resource for students. The Management Direct is packed with content, including:

  • E-Books
  • Articles
  • Leader videos
  • Idea for leaders
  • Models and so much more...

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