MA top-up Strategic Leadership

Start date(s):
10 Jan 2018
1 year
Level 7
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Part Time
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Accredited by:
Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
Framwellgate Moor Campus
Course costs:
(previous years fees)
This programme will be validated by CMI (Chartered Management Institute)


This programme is perfect for those who have completed the Level 7 CMI Strategic Leadership programme, and wish to top-up their qualification to a master’s degree.

You will study additional modules in strategic planning, innovation, project management and corporate social responsibility, as well as completing a master’s level dissertation.
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This programme aims to allow students to top-up their CMI Level 7 programme to a full master's programme. This is the second year of the programme and is subject to validation by the Open University, however, those students who only wish to study year one will achieve CMI Diploma in Strategic Leadership.


Modules include:
  • Strategic Planning
  • Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Strategic Innovation
  • Strategic Project Management
  • Dissertation Module


*Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.

Teaching & assessment

You will study the relevant CMI modules and have one-to-ones with your tutor to discuss your dissertation. Teaching will include lectures and seminars with group activities. You will be allocated a personal tutor and dissertation tutor. In addition, academic support tutors are available to offer additional support with dissertation modules.

Industry links:

We have industry links with ACAS and professional organisations who come in and deliver guest speaker slots throughout the programme.

Professional body registration:

Students will be able to apply for Chartered Membership of CMI at the end of the programme.

What else?

Further details on the CMI units can be obtained from CMI website.


Please note these prices are for the current academic year and may be subject to change for our courses starting in future years.

No funding is available as this is a Full Cost Course.

Additional Costs

£2200 for year 1.

Interview Instructions

Students will be invited to attend an interview which can take place on the telephone, or one-to-one at the College.

Entry Criteria

To enter this programme, students must have completed the CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Leadership. Students should also hold a Level 2 qualification in maths and English, and should be working in, or towards, a strategic management role.