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CMI Level 7 Diploma

Strategic Management and Leadership Practice

2,688AED monthly

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Average Completion Time

10 months

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18 months

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Scheduled live-streaming classrooms

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Flexible payment options

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CMI Accreditation 

Globally recognised management training 

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Additional Costs

None - CMI Membership is free for the duration of your course 

CMI Level 7 Diploma Course Details

The CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership Practice is the ideal qualification for those working in senior management and leadership roles. The diploma is composed of a variety of modules that you can choose from, allowing you to select the topics that will be of the most value and relevance to your personal development.

The course will allow you to master the complex leadership skills you need to get the best out of your team in the modern workplace, including how to manage individual and team performance through to championing equality and diversity and mentoring your team for success.  

This qualification is aimed at senior managers and leaders who are looking to enhance how they use strategy in their management practice and advance to Chartered Manager status.

For the CMI Level 7 Diploma course there are no formal entry requirements that need to be satisfied in order for you to enrol, although you must be at least 19.

If English is your second language, we recommend that you have achieved an IELTS 6 or equivalent. However, this is not mandatory and we are happy to review your case on an individual basis. 

Before you enrol, our course advisors will talk you through your goals, experience and motivations to make sure this is the right course for you. 

You will be expected to complete a written assignment, between 3,500 to 4,500 words, at the end of each module that you study, allowing you to demonstrate your newly acquired knowledge and skills, which you have mastered during the modules.

Your assignments will then be be submitted online and marked by your personal CMI tutor. 

Once you have successfully passed all your assignments, you will then be awarded your new CMI qualification

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  • 74,000 AED

    Senior Manager Average Pay per month**

  • 117,000 AED

    Senior Manager Top Pay per month**

CMI Level 7 Diploma Modules

You will choose the modules that you want to study from the following options.

This unit will help you to develop an in-depth understanding of where strategic leadership sits within an organisational context. You will look at the complexities of the role as a leader along with the theoretical perspectives, approaches, behaviours and skills that will enhance your career. 

You will:

  • Explore the complexities and challenges associated with leadership
  • Examine theoretical approaches, behaviours and perspectives to enhance leadership performance
  • Learn how to respond creatively to complex organisational challenges
  • Explore how to set and deliver sustainable strategic goals

Leaders need to have a highly developed understanding of strategy and how it can be used within and outside of an organisation if they want to be successful in complex and competitive markets. In this unit, you will learn how to develop and influence an organisation's strategic direction through strategy.

You will:

  • Critique and appraise the factors that influence the development of organisational strategy 
  • Learn how to develop an organisational strategy to achieve a specific business goal

In this unit, you will put everything that you've learned during your study into practice through undertaking a strategic management project of your own. 

You will:

  • Develop a business case for a project
  • Propose research design to inform the project's direction
  • Recommend project management methods and tools to aid project delivery
  • Report on outcomes and the skills/ behaviours which influence the success of a strategic management project

In this unit, you will develop an understanding of approaches to personal and professional development. In a constantly changing world, leaders need to keep pace with developments in strategic leadership practice by examining their professional development if they are to remain competitive, effective actors.

You will:

  • Critically reflect on the relationship between skillset and mindset when developing as a strategic leader
  • Critically examine the behaviours and values needed for strategic leadership practice
  • Critically appraise how engagement with personal and professional development impacts on strategic leadership

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CMI Level 7 Diploma FAQs

Since 2007, Acacia Learning has been a premium education provider dedicated to personal and professional career development, with convenient and flexible learning options.

We help people elevate their careers and increase their earning potential with our internationally recognised professional qualifications, offering world-class content by leading practitioners. 

At Acacia Learning we provide CMI qualifications at Level 5 and Level 7.

CMI Level 5 qualifications are ideal for professionals who are in the early or intermediate stages of a mid-level management career and who are looking to develop the expertise and skills that they will need to progress their careers to more senior positions. 

The CMI Level 5 Diploma is a more comprehensive qualification than the CMI Level 5 Certificate as it explores nine modules in detail. The course is designed to help you develop and enhance the specialist, yet broad, range of management skills and techniques you will need in senior leadership positions. It is also a pathway to Chartered Manager status. 

The CMI Level 7 Diploma is one of the highest level qualifications that you will be able to study with CMI when it comes to management and leadership. It is a detailed course that explores the strategic skills, expertise and techniques that you will need to lead businesses effectively and encourage your team to succeed.

Once you have completed this course, along with having gained the required experience, you will be eligible to apply for Chartered Manager status: a prestigious industry title. 

You will be able to start your course as soon as you have enrolled on your CMI course. Your account will be set up immediately and you will be able to start your studies within an hour. 

There are set start and end dates and course programme calendars as well as specific hand-in dates for assignment submissions.

Once you start your course you will be given access to the learning platform, "mystudyspace", which contains a wealth of carefully-crafted learning resources to help you enhance your knowledge and build your skills. 

In addition to this, your tutor will be available throughout the study process to answer any questions you may have, provide feedback on coursework and offer any guidance you might need. You will also be able to contact our experienced Student Support team, who will be on hand to support your studies.  

Yes, you need to be a current CMI member for the duration of your CMI study. 

We cannot submit your assignments for moderation, provide assignment grades or award your with your final qualification unless you are a current member of the CMI. 

Once you enrol, we will provide details about how to join CMI. CMI membership is free for learners for the duration of their studies. 

If you are intending to fund the full cost of your course yourself, we can offer a range of flexible payment options that allow you to spread the cost of payment across several months. You can also pay for the qualification in full when you enrol on the qualification. 

If your employer is funding all or part of your course costs, we can directly invoice them, saving time and energy on your end. 

Please be aware that a CMI membership must be held to study any CMI courses or qualifications.

If you are interested in enrolling on the course with us, get in contact with our dedicated CMI Advisors.

They will have a short conversation with you where they will talk through your professional ambitions, your current experience and your education to make sure that you are choosing the right course for your needs.

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