Strategic Management Diploma

  • Course overview

    Strategic Management Diploma Courses

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    The Strategic Management Diploma course is higher level and designed for individuals committed to developing their careers in the exciting world of strategic management or strategic planning.

    There has been an increase in demand for competent middle to senior managers to meet the tough macro and micro challenges that face every organisation.

    Key areas of strategic management is covered on this higher level diploma programme including ; Strategic Planning, Finance for Strategic Managers, Organisation Vision & Strategic Direction and Strategic Human Resources Management.

    The Diploma in Strategic Management is:

    • A higher level 7 UK qualification (which is broadly equivalent to level 9 in Ireland). 
    • Recognised internationally by the regulator Ofqual (England)
    • Awarded by ATHE (the Awards for Training and Higher Education).
    • Direct entry to a Masters degree, if further extension units are completed.
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    A unique approach to success

    • Our unique approach allows you to apply what you learn each week over an 8 month time frame.  
    • This course deliberately avoids the intensive 'boot camp' weekend approach from other providers which results in higher failure rates, additional repeat costs, poor retention and lack of integrated learning.
    • CMI's incremental approach to learning, ensures you are well prepared to pass each of the rigorous assessments
    • There is no written exams, but assignments
    • You provide a portfolio of evidence relating to each particular unit
    • You use research skills from home Assignments and submit drafts and final submissions by deadline dates 
    • Unlike other providers, CMI assessors provide full feedback on your submitted work on draft and final submission stages . This allows you to incrementally improve assignments and score higher grades. 

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    4 units, 4 Assignments

    Award:   Strategic Management Diploma

    Award Body:  Awards for Training and Higher Education (ATHE)

    Level: 7 UK Ofqual (broadly equivalent to level 9 in Ireland)

    QCF: 60 Credits

    Progression: Master Degree
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    Want to Apply Now? Click here 

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  • Modules

    There are 4 units in total, 15 credits each

    1. Strategic Planning

    2. Finance for Strategic Managers

    3. Developing Organisation Vision & Strategic Direction

    4. Strategic Human Resources Management

  • Fees

    Live Online Classes
    Learn more about Online classes
    Fees : € 2650.00 
    Includes all tuition, Athe registration, assessment and online notes.

    Classroom course
    Fees : € 2850.00 
    Includes all tuition, Athe registration, assessment and online notes.

    How do I book

    Online Booking: Simply complete the online booking form .

    Pay a minimum deposit of €300 to secure a place 

    The balance of fees is due before programme commencement and can be paid by clicking here

    Your place on the course is confirmed within 2-3 days of receipt of online booking/payment.

    Online Bookings and payments are subject to CMI Terms & Conditions.

    Sponsorship: Students must still pay a deposit of 300 euro to secure their place irrespective of whether they are being sponsored by an employer or other body. 

    Once payment is received in full for the course by the sponsor, the student will receive a 300euro deposit refund.


Course timetable

  • Timetable

    • Start: Wednesday 6th October 2021
    • End: April 2022
    • Assigments: 4 unit assignments
    • Duration: 6 months 1 night per week ( every Wednesday )
    • Level: 9
    • Places: limited


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Shane is educated to MBA level, with additional degrees in Organisation Studies and Management Science. Shane is experienced in analysing complex challenges, articulating requirements and innovating solutions pathways. Shane lectures on the Strategic Management Diploma with CMI. 

Alan is a HR professional with over 20 years’ experience in a variety of industries. He is experienced in all aspects of HR and currently specializes in the digital transformation of the HR function, that formed the subject matter of his MBA dissertation. Alan holds a Bachelor of Business Studies degree from Dublin City University, an MBA from Dublin Business School and is also green belt qualified in lean six sigma. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (FCIPD) and a member of the Irish Institute of Training & Development (MIITD). Alan lectures on the Strategic Management Diploma with CMI. 


Stephen works as Head of Strategy for the Irish arm of a multi-national bank. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant having trained with KPMG and specialised in Financial Services Clients across multiple industries including Insurance, Banking, Funds and Technology. He has held management roles across multiple teams including Corporate Relationship Management, Operational Management, Corporate Restructuring, Change Management and Retail Management. He holds a B.Com from NUI Galway, is a qualified chartered accountant, registered auditor and a member of Chartered Accountants Ireland and is a Qualified Financial Advisor (QFA) and has a Licentiate of The Institute of Banking (LIB). Stephen lectures on the Strategic Management Diploma with CMI. 

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