OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership


OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership helps the learners to higher level understanding of the current practice in Strategic Management and Leadership in the work place. The level 7 program is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills learners require to deal with the complexities of leadership and strategic management in a business context, and to develop their ability to lead change in organisations. Upon successful completion of this program the learners will attain strategic management and leadership skills and enables learners to progress into or within employment and/or to work toward a relevant Master’s programme with advanced standing.

  • All the important management theories and models are covered in this course. As a result, the students will gain a better understanding of the various management techniques that are applicable in the workplace.
  • Will be helpful to the students to develop their problem-solving skills through the practical application of the various management models and theories.
  • A nationally – recognised qualification, the credits earned at this course can be transferred to other courses, if the students want to pursue MBA or any other Masters.
  • On successful completion of the course the students will be able to demonstrate their proficiency in the various management practices which will improve their chances of making a successful career progression.

OTHM is an established and recognised Awarding Organisation (Certification Body) launched in 2003. OTHM has already made a mark in the UK and global online education scenario by creating and maintaining a user-friendly and skill based learning environment. OTHM has both local and international recognition which aids OTHM graduates to enhance their employability skills as well as allowing them to join degree and/or Master top-up programmes.

OTHM qualifications has assembled a reputation for maintaining significant skills in a wide range of job roles and industries which comprises Business Studies, Leadership, Tourism and Hospitality Management, Health and Social Care, Information Technology, Accounting and Finance, Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

  • Outstanding tutor support that gives you supportive guidance all through the course accomplishment through SBL 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 SBL 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

For entry onto the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership qualification, learners must possess:

  • An honours degree in related subject or UK level 6 diploma or an equivalent overseas qualification
  • Mature learners (over 21 years) with management experience
  • International students whose first language is not in English, they will need to have score of 5.5 or above in IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

On successful completion of the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership a number of progression opportunities become available:

  • Master’s top-up programmes at many universities in the UK and overseas with advanced standing; or
  • Directly into employment in an associated profession.
  • Quality, Standards and Recognitions- OTHM qualifications are approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) hence the learners can be very confident about the quality of the qualifications as well.
  • Career Development to increase credibility with employers- All OTHM qualifications are developed to equip learners with the skills and knowledge that every employer is looking for. The learners pursuing an OTHM qualification will obtain an opportunity to enhance knowledge and grow key competencies to tackle situations and work projects more effectively which will in turn gives learners the potential to get promotion within workplace. Alternatively, it allows them to progress onto a MBA top-up/ Bachelor degree / Master degree programmes around the World.
  • Flexible study options- All OTHM qualifications has a credit value which tells you how many credits are awarded when a unit is completed. The credit value will give an indication of how long it will normally take you to prepare for a unit or qualification.

Three different types of qualification are:

  • Award is achieved with 1 – 12 credits
  • Certificate is achieved with 13 – 36 credits
  • Diploma is achieved with at least 37 credits

Learners must request before enrolment to interchange unit(s) other than the preselected units shown in the SBL website because we need to make sure the availability of learning materials for the requested unit(s). SBL 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 : A/616/2724

Credit : 20 || TQT : 200

The aim of this unit advances learner knowledge of concepts and frameworks to develop effective strategic plans and to develop learners’ understanding of strategic and alter management models, additionally because the ability to review strategic plans, implementation plans and to steer organisational changes. The learners will attain full understanding of strategic management and business planning, and tools for reviewing current organisational strategies.

Reference No : R/617/5012

Credit : 20 || TQT : 200

This unit is about strategic leadership skills required by directors and senior managers to successfully lead international organisational strategic activity. It provides an in-depth understanding of the key principles and practice of leadership which is able to enhance the individuals’ knowledge, skills and attributes to effectively engage within the role and responsibilities required by a good team leader within the organisation.

Reference No : F/616/2725

Credit : 20 || TQT : 200

The aim of this unit is to develop learners’ ability to know and analyse the impact of internal and external environmental forces on organisational strategy objectives in several contexts. Learners will evaluate the contribution of strategic human resource management, and therefore the role of HR professionals and also the application of leadership and management theory for organisational benefit.

Reference No : J/616/2726

Credit : 20 || TQT : 200

The aim of this unit is to develop learners’ ability to conduct research into business and management issues that need familiarity with a spread of business data, research sources and appropriate methodologies. Learners will get a concept to combine theoretical and practical programme elements and individual development by building the educational skills and qualities within a holistic approach.

Reference No : L/616/2727

Credit : 20 || TQT : 200

The aim of this unit is to enable learners to be able to critically analyse the financial performance of companies, evaluate the budgetary processes of organisation and to recommend effective future and short-term sources of funding. Be able to critically appraise investment options similarly.

Reference No : R/616/2728

Credit : 20 || TQT : 200

The aim of this unit is to develop learners’ understand the link between supply chain management, operations management and organisational business objectives. in competitive marketplaces using case studies and real-world industry scenarios. Learners will develop an understanding of techniques, operational processes , planning and control systems.

Reference No : Y/616/2729

Credit : 20 || TQT : 200

The aim of this unit is that the learners are enable evaluate innovative and entrepreneurial management processes for a project or organisation. Be able to critically assess proposals developed from new ideas to the fundamentals of business processes and methods associated with enterprise and entrepreneurship, developing knowledge of enterprise and entrepreneurship in global contexts.

Reference No : L/616/2730

Credit : 20 || TQT : 200

The aim of this unit is to develop learners be able to critically discuss the impacts of globalisation on organisations and also understanding of the effect of ethics, legislation, corporate governance, policies, processes and activities undertaken by organisations.

Reference No : R/616/2731

Credit : 20 || TQT : 200

The aim of this unit is to look at the changing nature of organisations and also the challenges they face, develop learners’ understanding of classic and contemporary theories of change management and the way they apply to contemporary organisations within the globalised world. Learners will understand the most approaches to managing change and show how these relate to the kinds of change that organisations are undertaking, especially in terms of individual, group and organisational behaviour the non-public characteristics of change agents similarly because the evaluation and development of leadership skills to fulfill current and future change management roles.

Reference No : Y/616/2732

Credit : 20 || TQT : 200

The aim of this unit is to analyze underlying models, techniques and therefore theories that underpin marketing and the challenges related to marketing in today’s business environment, including how a method combines development, promotion, distribution, pricing, relationship management and other elements. this can also give the learners with a critical understanding of the marketing function within a hectic organisation.

Delivery Methods

School of Business 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 SBL Support Desk Portal System to discuss the course materials, get guidance and assistance and request assessment feedbacks on assignments.

We at SBL 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 SBL 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 online learning with live classes and online learning methods at SBL is the Block Delivery of Online Live Classes. Learners enrolled at SBL on blended learning are offered a block delivery of online live classes, which can be booked in advance on their convenience at additional cost. These live classes 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 London is dedicated to offering excellent support on every step of your learning journey. School of Business 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 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.

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