CMI Level 8 Award in Strategic Direction and Leadership

Focus on translating organisational strategy into effective performance with this CMI Level 8 self-study course

  • 19+ years old
  • Level 7 or equivalent and/or Senior Management position of 3 years minimum
TIME: 8-10 weeks, 1 day per week
TOTAL COST: £404.00
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The CMI Level 8 Award in Strategic Direction and Management offers concise learning to strengthen your current skills and build on your understanding of roles and responsibilities of strategic management. Regarded in academia terms as equivalent to Doctorate/PhD in Management and accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), this nationally recognised qualification with transferable credits within a similar discipline is the perfect step to begin applying the tools, models and theories directly to real-life work-based problems and track the benefits and your career advancements.

The course includes study materials, personal tutor support, assessments and affiliate membership of CMI until course completion.

CMI Level 8 Strategic Direction and Leadership Syllabus 

Directors and Senior Managers

Looking to take your team and organisation to the next level?

This course will develop your knowledge and build your advanced skills to inspire your team, develop and implement ethical and performance-driven strategies, lead by example with clear direction for transformational strategic change for your team and organisation.

Looking for a next step in your career?

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.

Level 8 Award in Strategic Direction and Leadership

The Award consists of 1 unit of your choice from the list below and a minimum of 100 TUT credits (Total Unit Time).

8001 Personal development as a strategic leader (TUT 100)
8002 Collective strategy development (TUT 100)
8003 Inter-organisational strategic planning (TUT 100)
8004 Inter-organisational strategic direction (TUT 100)
8005 Strategic communication (TUT 100)
8006 Strategic culture (TUT 100)

Self-study information

Each unit should take approximately 8-10 weeks to complete, with at least 1 day of study per week.

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