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BTEC Level 7 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership - Edexcel (Online Distance Learning)

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This course is typically completed in 2 years.
- Candidates should possess a recognised Bachelors Degree in any discipline or overseas equivalent.- Candidates who do not possess the required academic qualifications but have a minimum of five years experience of working in a strategic management position are also encouraged to submit an application.- English language ability equivalent to IELTS 6.5.
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Masters study type: Part time Masters study type: Direct learning

The BTEC Level 7 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership is designed for those working in business management or other sectors with a responsibility for management and leadership. You will develop a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in the management sector.

This is a professional management qualification which is accepted by Anglia Ruskin University for direct entry to the Research Methods module and Dissertation of its MBA programme.
Course Content

Diploma (6 units)

1. Developing Strategic Management and Leadership Skills

• Relationship between strategic management and leadership
• Theories of management and leadership
• Leadership requirements
• Development of leadership skills

2. Professional Development for Strategic Managers

• Personal skills required to achieve strategic goals
• Skills audit
• Constructing a personal development plan

3. Strategic Change Management

• Models of strategic change
• Factors driving the need for strategic change
• Role of stakeholders in planning for change
• Models for ensuring ongoing change

4. Strategic Marketing Management

• Principles of strategic marketing management
• Tools used to develop a strategic marketing strategy
• Strategic marketing techniques
• Changes in the marketing environment

5. Strategic Human Resource Management

• How strategic management of human resources contributes to organisational objectives
• Developing human resource plans
• Human resources policy requirements
• Human resources management in an organisation

6. Managing Financial Principles and Techniques

• Applying cost concepts to the decision- making process
• Forecasting techniques to obtain information for decision-making
• Budgetary process in an organisation
• Cost reduction and management processes
• Financial appraisal techniques to make strategic investment decisions
• Interpreting financial statements for planning and decision-making

Extended Diploma (Diploma plus 5 units)

1. Creative and Innovative Management

• Creative and innovative management processes
• Influencing others to effect change in an organisation
• Overcoming barriers to implementation of creative and innovative management ideas

2. Strategic Quality and Systems Management

• The role of operations management in an organisation
• The importance of managing quality in an organisation
• Planning strategic quality change in an organisation
• Evaluating the outcomes of strategic quality change in an organisation

3. Strategic Planning

• External factors affecting an organisation
• Review existing business plans and strategies
• Developing options for strategic planning
• Contruct a strategy paln

4. Developing Successful Business Teams

• Features of successful business teams
• Supporting team development
• Monitoring the performance of teams

5. Project Development and Implementation for Strategic Managers

• Developing a project specification
• Planning for the implemntation of a project to implement a new product, service or process
• Analysing the outcomes of a project


Assessment consists of a mix of coursework.

This programme has the following intakes: January, April, July and October.

Visit the BTEC Level 7 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership - Edexcel (Online Distance Learning) page on the RDI web site for more details!

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