CMI Strategic Management and Leadership

Strategic Management and Leadership

1. Overview

This CMI certified management course has been developed for managers who have the responsibility to translate organisational strategy into effective performance.

It requires the manager to focus on the requirements of implementing the organisation’s strategy. It is certified by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), the only chartered professional body in the field of management and leadership.  Further information can be found on the CMI website.

The courses can also provide you with pathways to full Chartered Management status.

You will be enrolled as members of the CMI, for the first year of your study which means you will be entitled to all the benefits of CMI membership including access to the CMI management resources. This is in addition to being registered as an RGU student with access to the university library and all student services.

2. What you will study

The programme leads to the CMI SCQF (Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework) Level 11 Strategic Management and Leadership qualifications, which can be taken at Award, Certificate, Diploma or Extended Diploma all being at postgraduate level.  You are able to choose from a selection of units to make up the Award, Certificate, Diploma or the Extended Diploma.

You may have to choose from a combination of units depending on which qualification you wish to undertake.  

Further information on the CMI modules and credits is available via this PDF document (500KB).

Currently Available - 

Strategic Leadership  - 7 SCQF credits

Strategic Leadership Practice - 7 SCQF credits

Developing Performance Management Strategies - 7 SCQF credits

Personal Leadership Development as a Strategic Manager - 6 SCQF credits

Implementing Organisational Change Strategies - 7 SCQF credits

Strategic Planning - 9 SCQF credits

Reviewing Organisational Strategy Plans and Performance - 9 SCQF credits

Financial Management  - 7 SCQF credits

Conducting a Strategic Management Project - 10 SCQF credits

To follow -

Strategic Information Management - 7 SCQF credits

Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility - 9 SCQF credits

3. How you will learn

These qualifications are provided by online distance learning backed with the support of a tutor.

There are learning materials and guidance provided to support your portfolio building and provide you with underpinning knowledge and academic theory.

Assessment is through a knowledge and evidence based portfolio which you will develop from the enhanced knowledge and skills from the course (formal learning) together with the application in the workplace (experiential learning).  

These assessment criteria are set out in each of the units and your portfolio will consist essay-style reports demonstrating you have met the criteria.

You will have full access to the university library and additionally you are able to access the resources of the CMI via the CMI website.

4. Entry Requirements

There are no pre-requisites for this programme. However, we recommend that you have at least 3 years management experience and a fluent level of English.

5. Course Fees

For Academic Year 2016/2017

All Students

  • £450 for the award
  • £745 for the certificate
  • £1700 for the Diploma
  • £2450 for the Extended Diploma


Course fees are reviewed periodically and so are subject to change for new applicants. All tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in your offer letter. You will also be liable to pay a graduation fee of £40 before receiving a University award.

For further information see Student Finance pages


6. How to apply

For further information about the programme please contact:

Emmanuelle Rey-MarmonierAberdeen Business School
Robert Gordon University
Garthdee Road
Aberdeen, AB10 7QE


To apply, please complete the Application of Interest  - CMI SCQF Level 11 Strategic Management and Leadership form.

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Academic School
Aberdeen Business School
More Information:
Dr Emmanuelle Rey-Marmonier Lecturer
+44 (0)1224 263815
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Chartered Management Institute