CMI Level 8 Strategic Direction and Leadership


Who Is It For?

Equivalent to a Doctorate in Management, this Level 8 Strategic Direction and Leadership course is designed for Directors and Senior Managers with responsibility for developing and implementing ethical and performance-driven strategy across multiple organisations, leading by example to inspire teams and provide clear direction.

How Will I Benefit?

  • The CMI Level 8 Strategic Direction and Leadership will develop the advanced skills and knowledge that you need to lead transformational strategic change within your organisation(s), accelerating performance in multiple settings
  • Apply the tools, models and theories directly to real-life work-based problems and see the benefits in your organisation
  • This CMI distance learning course will demonstrate to current and prospective employers your capabilities, ambition and commitment to professional development
  • Achieve the highest level of strategic learning, significantly improving your career prospects and earning power


Course fees cover study materials, personal tutor support, assessments and affiliate membership of the CMI until course completion.


  • You can choose to study at Award, Certificate or Diploma Level
  • The Award offers concise learning to strengthen your current skills and build on your understanding of roles and responsibilities of strategic management
  • The Certificate further develops your skills and drives the benefits of your learning directly back into your workplace
  • The Diploma develops all the key strategic management skills your need to implement organisational strategy and drive positive, transformational change
  • The CMI Level 8 Strategic Direction and Leadership is a RQF Level 8 qualification and is regarded in academic terms as being equivalent to Doctorate/PhD
  • Our online management qualifications are accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
  • Nationally recognised: all credits earned are transferable to other university or college programmes within a similar discipline

CMI Level 8 Strategic Direction and Leadership

Our PDF guide includes information on all three levels for this course for you to download and save to review at a later time or send to a colleague who may be interested.

You can also present this PDF to your employer with an invoice if your company looking to review course content before paying for your professional development.

cmi level 8 strategic direction and leadership info pdf

How Will I Be Supported To Learn?

  • Our online leadership and management qualifications are self-study courses with dedicated support from CMI-approved tutors
  • All our CMI certification courses are delivered via Moodle and in collaboration with the CMI and Management Direct
  • All course materials are available online and can be accessed 24/7
  • Tutors are available by phone and the online learning system to provide support and assistance with assignments and study materials
  • Support Services available by phone, email, social media, instant messenger to assist with any issues or concerns during your course

Course Assessment

  • Completion of a written assignment per Unit (word count per assignment 4000 to 4500)
  • No examinations
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Ready to start your journey?

You must be 19+ years old and have Level 7 or equivalent and/or have been in a Senior Management position for at least 3 years to apply for this course.

Units: 1  Time: up to 8 weeks max per unit

£285.00 full course price and a £165.00 Registration Fee

Units: 2  Time: up to 8 weeks max per unit

£570.00 full course price and a £252.00 Registration Fee

Units: 7  Time: up to 8 weeks max per unit

£1,995.00 full course price and a £334.00 Registration Fee