OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership

A.   Title of Course


OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership


B.    Overview


The OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership provides a focused and specialist courses, linked to professional body requirements and National Standards where appropriate, with a clear work-related emphasis. The qualifications provide relatively shorter programmes of study that meet the individual needs of learners. There is a strong emphasis on practical skills development alongside the development of requisite knowledge and understanding in the sector.


This qualification from OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership is particularly suitable for more mature learners who wish to follow a relatively shorter programme of study that is directly related to the learner’s work experience or to an aspect of employment that students wish to move into in due course. On successful completion of the OTHM qualifications, which is approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), students would be awarded this qualifications or continue the study towards an MBA with advanced standing. 


C.   Objective


The objectives of the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership qualification is to develop strategic management and leadership skills for managers who have the authority and personal attributes to translate organizational 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 alongside theoretical fundamentals. 


Successful completion of the Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership qualification will equip learners with the key skills and capabilities to become an effective strategic manager. The qualification also allows learners to progress into or within employment and/or continue their study towards an MBA with advanced standing.


D.   Course Structure


a. Course Outline


The course consists of 6 modules:

Unit 1 - Strategic Management

Unit 2 - Strategic Leadership

Unit 3 - Strategic Human Resource Management

Unit 4 - Advanced Business Research Methods

Unit 5 - Strategic Financial Management

Unit 6 - Strategic Marketing


Module Outlines


Unit 1 Strategic Management

The aim of this unit is to develop learners’ understanding of strategic and change management models, as well as the ability to review strategic plans, to propose strategic options, to create implementation plans and to lead organisation changes. 


Unit 2 Strategic Leadership

This unit provides an in-depth understanding of the key principles and practice of leadership. This will enhance the individuals’ knowledge, skills and attributes to effectively engage in the role and responsibilities required of an effective team player and leader of a team; being proactive in innovation and improvement to inform strategy and business planning within the organisation.


Unit 3 Strategic Human Resource Management

The aim of this unit is to develop learners’ understanding of how the effective strategic management of human resource supports the achievement of organisational objectives in different contexts. Learners will evaluate the contribution of strategic human resource management, and the application of leadership and management theory for organisational benefit.


Unit 4 Advanced Business Research Methods

The aim of this unit is to develop learners’ ability to prepare for various types of academically based management research through the development and design of a research proposal. Learners will develop a critical understanding of the philosophical, practical and ethical concepts of research within the context of the business environment.


Unit 5 Strategic Financial Management

The aim of this unit is to enable learners to apply financial principles relevant to management in an organizational context, including analytical techniques and theories/models of management accounting, evaluation of budgetary processes, recommending funding sources and appraising investment options.


Unit 6 Strategic Marketing

The aim of this unit is to develop learners’ understanding of the concepts, methods and technical aspects of strategic marketing and the challenges associated with marketing in today’s business environment, including how a strategy combines product development, promotion, distribution, pricing, relationship management and other elements.


b. Scope of Study


Principles, theories, cases studies, research work


c. Delivery Mode


Lectures, case studies, tutorials, seminars and workshops.


d. Commencement Dates / Intakes


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e. Course Duration


The duration is as follows:



Full-time:   10 months

Maximum allowable period to complete the course is 20 months from date of course commencement



Part-time:  12 months

Maximum allowable period to complete the course is 24 months from date of course commencement


f. Class Period



Monday to Friday

5 sessions per week x 3 hours per session

Contact hours:   600 hours



2 sessions per week x 6 hours per session


Contact hours:   576 hours


g. Course Fees


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h. Payment Mode


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j.   Assessment Methods




k.Assessment Grading Criteria






l.Expected Examination Results Release Date


Assessment results shall be released within 3 months upon completion of the last assessment.


m.Qualification Award


OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership

awarded by OTHM, UK


n.Graduation Requirements


Achieved a ‘Pass’ for all units


o.Teacher Qualifications


The Committee for Private Education (CPE) is duly notified on all teachers in Exerceo Business International College.  All teachers have the required qualifications. Please refer to Our Teachers list in the website for more details.

Average Teacher-Student Ratio is 1:30

Please note that the maximum number of students in the classroom is subjected to the maximum allowable seating capacity  


p.Progression Pathway


Students may pursue their studies in other institutions subject to meeting the minimum entry requirements and acceptance by the institution.

 E. Entry Requirements


Age:  At least 18 years old


Academic: Minimum Bachelor Degree or Honour Degree at Level 6 or any oversea degree



For mature candidates, at least 30 years old with 8 years of working experience 

may be considered subject to OTHM approval.


English Proficiency:   Pass in English at GCE ‘O’ Level or IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

CPE  Registration Number:200918181G 
Valid: 31-8-2017 to 30-8-2021


EduTrust Cert No.EDU-3-3149

Validity:  26-11-2019 to 25-11-2020



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