OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership


  • 21+ years old with Degree or equivalent Level 6
  • 21+ with management experience
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Who Is It For?

Equivalent to a Master’s Degree, the online OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership is designed for Managers who want to develop and expand their level of understanding of strategic management in the workplace. This qualification is suitable for learners with a background in academic study or industry. This course has a clear work-related emphasis on practical skills development and strategic management theories.

How Will I Benefit?

  • The OTHM Level 7 course will enable you to apply strategic management and leadership models and theories to work related situations
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of how to implement organisational strategy
  • Develop your confidence in how to deal with strategic planning and strategic implementation in the workplace
  • The OTHM Strategic Management and Leadership Level 7 qualification will demonstrate to employers that you are competent in modern strategic management and leadership practices, improving your career prospects and your employability


  • This online strategic management and leadership course is accredited by the OTHM
  • The OTHM qualification at RQF Level 7 is regarded in academic terms as being equivalent to a Master’s Degree
  • Nationally recognised: all credits earned are transferable to other university or college programmes within a similar discipline


Course fees cover study materials, personal tutor support, assessment and OTHM Registration Fee.

Progression routes

As this OTHM qualification is approved and regulated by Ofqual, learners are eligible to progress to an MBA top-up. On successful completion of the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership students can progress onto:

Each applicant will be subject to individual assessment and other entry requirements which may affect university entry.
  • MBA (Top-up) at Arden University
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) (top-up) awarded by University of Chichester delivered through London Graduate School
  • Master of Business Administration (Top-up) MBA at Concordia University Chicago
  • Master of Business Administration (Executive) (Top-Up) MBA at University of Northampton
  • Master of Business Administration (Top-Up) (Distance Learning) MBA at University of Northampton
  • Master of Business Administration (Top-up) MBA at University of Sunderland
  • MA Business Management (top-up) final stage at University of Portsmouth (Learning at Work)
  • MA Professional Studies (top-up) final stage at University of Portsmouth (Learning at Work)
  • MSc Professional Studies (top-up) final stage at University of Portsmouth (Learning at Work)

How Will I Be Supported To Learn?

  • Our online OTHM Level 7 Management and Leadership course is a self-study course with dedicated support from OTHM-approved tutors
  • All courses are delivered via Moodle and in collaboration with the OTHM
  • Our OTHM Management Leadership Level 7 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 are 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 (4500 words)
  • No examinations

Start Date

Every Tuesday and Thursday.

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OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership

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OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership

The Diploma consists of 6 Units and has a transferable credit value of 120 credits.

Four mandatory units:
OT 2724 Strategic Management
OT 5012 Strategic Leadership
OT 2725 Strategic Human Resource Management
OT 2726 Advanced Business Research Methods

Additional two units of your choice from the list below:
OT 2727 Strategic Financial Management
OT 2731 Strategic Change Management
OT 2732 Strategic Marketing

from £167.50 per month 0%

Pay over 3, 6, 9 or 12 months with 0% interest. You must be a UK resident, over 18 and have a UK bank account to apply.

Pay unit at a time

First payment to include CMI Registration Fee and one unit. The second unit can be purchased when required in 8-10 weeks.

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