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Duration: 20-24 weeks
Credits : 180
Enrol: Anytime
Fees: 3000* (+20% VAT)
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How you’ll study
This course is studied 100% online.
Course Duration
Study this course over minimum 16 weeks.
Start dates
Start any day of the week. Onboarding happens within an hour.
Ofqual Approved
Approved by Ofqual in the UK and Globally recognised.
Comprehensive study material
Learning material includes recorded lectures, presentations, ebooks specific for each unit, case studies, articles, handouts, assignment brief.
There are no exams. Assessment via assignments on which feedback is given.
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The objective of the OTHM Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice qualification is to develop strategic management and leadership skills for managers who have the authority and personal attributes to translate organisational strategy into effective operational performance. This qualification reflects current practice in Strategic Management and Leadership and allows learners to develop and expand their high-level understanding of strategic management and leadership in the workplace. This qualification is suitable for mature learners with a background in academic study or industry. The qualification has a clear work-related emphasis on practical skills development alongside theoretical fundamentals. The qualification will enable learners to become independent, self-directed learners with tools and motivation to continue learning, developing, and reflecting on practice throughout their careers.

The course aims for the following:

• To enable learners to apply analytical and evaluative techniques to business in private and public sectors.
• To enhance analytical and evaluative skills relating to business across a number of industries.
• To develop the learners ability to recognise and reflect on the process of personal learning and development which facilitates the enhancement of key personal, sociable and other transferable skills.
• To develop the learners ability to formulate and use appropriate methodologies and approaches.
• To ensure the learner understands how to initiate, design and undertake research, development or strategic activities that extend or produce significant change in the field of work or study.
• To ensure the learner can critically evaluate actions, methods and results and their short and long-term implications for the field of work or knowledge and its wider context.
Learners completing the OTHM Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice can progress to a university partner to discuss a research proposal for DBA/DProf/PhD or directly into employment in an associated profession.


• Developing Strategic Management and Leadership Potential (20 credits)
• Managing Strategic Change (20 credits)
• Project Development, Planning and Management (20 credits)
• Advanced Research Design and Methodologies (40 credits)
• Developing Research Capability (20 credits)

Optional units: Choose any THREE:
• Globalisation and Corporate Governance (20 credits)
• Entrepreneurship and Innovation (20 credits
• Strategic Human Resource Management (20 credits)
• Supply Chain and Operations Management (20 credits)
• Strategic Financial Management (20 credits)
• Strategic Marketing (20 credits)

Entry Requirements

• provide proof of a relevant postgraduate degree
• hold a Master’s degree or equivalent qualification in a business-related subject
• have a minimum of 3 years’ relevant work experience
• must hold/have held a position at senior management level which is capable of supporting the achievement of the programme learning outcomes, including the professional research project.
• an up-to-date and comprehensive CV
• submission of a personal statement and
• centre interview to assess suitability and potential to achieve
• details of 2 referees or 2 references, one of which should ideally be an academic reference
• ability to demonstrate appropriate links to the practice the proposed research refers to.

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Learners completing the OTHM Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice can progress to a university partner to discuss a research proposal for DBA/DProf/PhD or directly into employment in an associated profession


The Diploma is issued by the OTHM Qualification- Awarding Organisation. UK Versity Online Limited (Number DC1506132) is an accredited and approved delivery Centre for qualifications.

Key Facts

Awarding Body: OTHM Qualifications
Course Duration: 12-15 months
Method of study: Distance Learning / Full Time / Part Time
Qualification Level: 8

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