CMI L7 Strategic Management and Leadership Practice

( Diploma and Extended Diploma in Strategic Management Leadership and Practice)

Progression Route- Top Up MBA

Awarded by
Chartered Management Institute (CMI), UK

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With the developing complexities in the management of businesses worldwide in the realm of Supply Chain and Logistics Management,

    About CMI Level 7
    Strategic Management and Leadership Practice:

    About CMI Level 7 Strategic Management and Leadership Practice:

    The CMI Level 7 Strategic Management and Leadership Practice qualifications are designed for individuals seeking to develop professional management and leadership practices. It includes a wide range of units that illustrate the responsibilities and managerial approaches that set executive managers and industry experts apart from other competitors in the field. It also works towards refining action-plans, execution methods, and best practices of professionals on managerial positions who manage multiple employees and work closely with the top management and/or business owners.

    The programme caters to those who acquire the knowledge, skills and aptitude to drive business activities at senior management levels.The roles and responsibilities of such professionals may include but are not limited to taking ownership of teams, projects, operations and/or services to deliver organizational success. They harbour the drive to deliver promising results, conduct everyday business practices ethically and demonstrate a commitment to continual learning and development.

    Benefits of pursuing CMI Level 7 Strategic Management and Leadership Practice:

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      Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice

      This is ideal for senior managers and directors who want to master the wide-ranging skills that they need to deliver lasting results. The programme is designed to develop managers while continue to build on their pre-existing qualities and expertise. The level 7 diploma qualification will require learners to critically evaluate, challenge and synthesize a wide range of current management tools, techniques, and models. The emphasis is placed on management concepts and models of the 21st-century business environment and context. Depending on their goals, individuals can learn how to manage people, projects, data, change, and organizational strategy at the highest level as well as develop their leadership skills – helping them achieve both professional and organizational success.

      Module List

      Name of the Module
      Credits
      Strategic Leadership
      11
      Leading and Developing People to Optimize performance
      10
      Develop Organizational Strategy
      9
      Finance for Strategic Leaders
      9

      Program Structure

      Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice

      Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice is a comprehensive programme developed for senior managers and directors to enhance their existing management skills that will enable them to perform effectively as senior managers. Learners will explore new perspectives of leadership and management that serve as best-practices in the industry. It lays emphasis on additional leadership traits that include taking ownership of aspects larger than the business itself, such as working towards creation of a business model that supports sustainability. It further explores skills and theories that enable leaders to propose and implement revolutionary management strategies.

      Module List

      Name of the Module
      Credits
      Strategic Leadership
      11
      Leading and Developing People to Optimize performance
      10
      Develop Organizational Strategy
      9
      Finance for Strategic Leaders
      9
      Personal and Professional Development for Strategic Leaders
      9
      Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability
      6
      Strategic Management Project
      10

      Program Structure

      Assessment Criteria

      • The criteria of the assessment of a CMI qualification will be to meet the assessment criteria detailed within each unit.

      Eligibility Criteria

      • An honors degree in a related subject or UK level 6 diploma or an equivalent overseas qualification.
      • Mature learners with management experience (learners must check with the delivery center about this experience before registering for the programme).
      • Learners must be 19 years or older at the beginning of the course.
      • English requirements: The qualification is offered in English therefore learners are expected to have English language competency.

      Benefits of Choosing CMI

      • An honors degree in a related subject or UK level 6 diploma or an equivalent overseas qualification.
      • Mature learners with management experience (learners must check with the delivery center about this experience before registering for the programme).
      • Learners must be 19 years or older at the beginning of the course.
      • English requirements:The qualification is offered in English therefore learners are expected to have English language competency.

      Fast-track Entry into Chartered Manager Status

      Professionals pursuing Level 7 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice offered by CMI, get a unique opportunity to fast-track their entry process into receiving the ‘Chartered Manager’ status. The mainstream approach for application of the status requires professionals to go through various levels of the CMI programme whereas those pursing the Level 7 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice with Westford can directly apply for it, provided they meet the necessary eligibility criteria. Learners are eligible for this route if they have a CMI Diploma qualification (at level 5 or above) and at least 3 years’ experience in a management role.

      What is Chartered Manager status?

      Chartered Manager is all about professional recognition and is the highest status that can be achieved in the management and leadership profession. Chartered status recognises managers with exceptional management and leadership skills and commitment to Continuing Professional Development (CPD), demonstrating to employers and peers the value of a professional approach that delivers measurable impact. Backed by our Royal Charter, CMI is the only professional body able to award Chartered Manager status. *Please note that acceptance of the application for the ‘Chartered Manager’ title depends on the eligibility criteria and the necessary qualifications required to earn the title which is directly awarded by CMI.

      Progression Route

      Westford offers an exceptional opportunity for CMI learners to progress to an MBA through Accreditation of Prior Learning (APCL) route. This would not only earn them the CMI certificate but also award them with an additional certification in Extended Diploma in Business Strategy (EDIBS) offered by the Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) from the UK. Through this, learners can opt for MBA (Masters Stage) degree, from one of the two internationally accredited UK-based universities – The University of Gloucestershire or the Cardiff Metropolitan University. Moreover, professionals who choose the top-up pathway can also avail the chance to attend their MBA graduation ceremony is UK with the parent university.

      Benefits of theTop-Up Pathway

      Professionals receive module exemption in the SQA EDIBS pathway should they pursue the MBA top-up after completion of their CMI L7 certification programme.
      Module Exemption Details
      Mapping of SQA (SCQF) Units with the CMI Qualifications in line with Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL):
      CMI Level-7 - Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice Mapping:

      The four (4) units of the CMI Diploma programme (39 Credits) will be mapped with the following two (2) units of SQA EDIBS (40 Credits), which will be exempted for students who successfully complete the CMI Diploma:

      Modules to be pursued by CMI Diploma Programme
      Learners under the SQA Pathway:

      Module List

      Accounting for Next Generation Leaders
      International Marketing Management
      Operations and Project Management
      Sustainability and Business

      Modules Exemption

      CMI Level-7 – Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice Mapping:

      The seven (7) units of the CMI Diploma programme (64 Credits) will be mapped with the following three (3) units of SQA EDIBS (60 Credits), which will be exempted for students who have successfully completed the CMI Extended Diploma:

      Modules to be pursued by CMI Diploma Programme Learners under the SQA Pathway:

      Module List

      Accounting for Next Generation Leaders
      International Marketing Management
      Sustainability and Business

      Modules Exemption

      To know more about the SQA – MBA Top-up Pathway please visit the following MBA Course Pages

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