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OTHM Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice


The objective of the Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice 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 practices 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 skill development alongside theoretical fundamentals.

Learners completing the Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice can progress to a university partner to discuss a research proposal for a DBA, DProf, or PhD, or directly into employment.


  • Apply analytical and evaluative techniques and enhance those skills.
  • Investigate issues and opportunities.
  • Develop their awareness and appreciation of managerial, organisational, and environmental issues.
  • Use management techniques and practises in imaginative ways.
  • Make use of relevant information from different sources.
  • Develop and encourage problem-solving and creativity to tackle problems and challenges.
  • Exercise judgement, own and take responsibility for decisions and actions, and
  • Develop the ability to recognise and reflect on personal learning and improve their personal, social, and other transferable skills.

Delivery Methods

Austorah Tayba Education in association with its partner college based in London provides various flexible delivery methods to its learners which include blended learning, online learning, distance learning, and in-class. The learners can choose the mode of study at their convenience.

Learners are able to:

  • Access all course materials, including online modules and written assignments
  • Gain Teacher support
  • Access our partner college online portal (24/7 access to our user-friendly learning portal).
  • Acquire Assignments briefing
  • Receive Excellent quality of study notes
  • Obtain Assignment marking and feedback
  • Gain Fully accredited UK courses
  • Receive Dedicated customer support via chat, telephone, and email ( Monday to Friday)
  • Gain Full support  until the completion of the course


Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management is accredited by OTHM an Ofqual Regulated Qualification.

OTHM Qualifications


Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management is available in 2 durations:

  • 12 Months
  • 18 Months

Course Delivery

The learner can select one method of study:

  • Online
  • Blended

Entry Requirements

The Qualification has been designed to be accessible without artificial barriers that restrict access and progression Level 7 Qualification or; Master’s Degree In certain circumstances, managers with considerable experience but no formal qualifications may be considered, subject to interview and being able to demonstrate their ability to cope with the demands of the programme.

Module Structure

The OTHM Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership consists of 5 mandatory units and 3 optional units for a combined total of 180 credits


Mandatory UnitsLevelCredit
Developing Strategic Management and Leadership Potential820
Managing Strategic Change820
Project Development, Planning and Management820
Advanced Research Design and Methodologies840
Developing Research Capability820
Optional units: Choose any three:
Globalisation and Corporate Governance820
Entrepreneurship and Innovation820
Strategic Human Resource Management820
Supply Chain and Operations Management820
Strategic Financial Management820
Strategic Marketing820

What could this qualification lead to?

A Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice is a highly advanced qualification that signifies a deep understanding of strategic management and leadership principles. Individuals holding this diploma often possess a comprehensive skill set and knowledge base that can open up various career paths and opportunities. Here are some potential career outcomes that this diploma could lead to:

  1. Senior Management Roles: This diploma can prepare individuals for senior management positions within various industries. They might qualify for roles such as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chief Operations Officer (COO), Chief Financial Officer (CFO), or other executive positions.
  2. Strategic Planning and Analysis: Graduates can work as strategic planning analysts, developing long-term plans and strategies for organisations to achieve their goals. They might be involved in analysing market trends, conducting feasibility studies, and creating effective business strategies.
  3. Business Consultancy: With expertise in strategic management, individuals can pursue careers as business consultants, offering guidance to organisations seeking to improve their overall performance, competitiveness, and growth strategies.
  4. Entrepreneurship: Some individuals may choose to apply their knowledge to start their own businesses, using their strategic management skills to create and implement effective business plans and strategies for success.
  5. Leadership Development: They can also work in leadership development and training, helping organisations cultivate effective leaders and managers through workshops, seminars, and personalised coaching programmes.


Learners completing the Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice can progress to a university partner to discuss a research proposal for DBA/DProf/Ph.D. or directly into employment in an associated profession.

The qualification is approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation).


Assessment is via assignment submission only

No Exams

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