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Level 7
Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership

Progresson to UK university MBA (Top -Up)


Duration: 9 months

Progression: MBA Top Up Dessertation only 

Accreditation & Approval: Fully Accredited & Accepted Worldwide

Regulated by:  UK OFQUAL (No 603/2181/7)

Mode of Study: Blended Learning

The objective 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 organisational 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 industry. The qualification has a clear work-related emphasis on practical skills development alongside theoretical fundamentals.

Iqra University Chak Shahzad Campus Islamabad  in partnership with The Youth Development Academy London UK is offering a cost-effective and flexible Post Graduate Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership, awarded by the OTHM, one of the leading awarding body in the UK.

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.



The OTHM Level 7 diplomas on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) are at the same level as master’s degrees. However, they are shorter (120 credits) and learners will have to proceed to the dissertation stage (60 credits) with university to achieve a full masters programme.

Mandatory units

  • Strategic Management (20 credits)

  • Strategic Leadership (20 credits)

  • Strategic Human Resource Management (20 credits)

  • Advanced Business Research Methods (20 credits)

Optional units: Choose any TWO

  • Strategic Financial Management (20 credits)

  • Supply Chain and Operations Management (20 credits)

  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation (20 credits)

  • Globalisation and Corporate Governance (20 credits)

  • Strategic Change Management (20 credits)

  • Strategic Marketing (20 credits)

Entry Criteria 

For entry onto the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership qualification, learners must possess:

  • An honours degree in related subject or UK level 6 diploma or an equivalent overseas qualification

  • Mature learners with management experience (learners must check with the delivery centre regarding this experience prior to registering for the programme)

  • Learners must be 21 years old or older at the beginning of the course

  • English requirements: If a learner is not from a majority English-speaking country must provide evidence of English language competency.


Successful completion of OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership qualification enables learners to progress into or within employment and also join MBA Advanced Entry route

As this qualification is approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), learners are also eligible to progress to an MBA top-up with advanced standing with many universities in the UK and overseas.

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