CMI Level 7 – Strategic Management & Leadership

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Being a senior manager can be challenging! There are so many elements that are your responsibility and that you’ll be held accountable for.

If you’re looking to develop your strategic management and leadership practice this course contains a breadth of units, which are reflective of the tasks and activities required by managers in roles such as senior managers, regional management and specialist managers.

In short, you’ll become a better senior manager by learning:

  • An in-depth knowledge of strategic leadership
  • How to effectively lead and develop people
  • Develop and influence an organisation’s strategic direction
  • Understand the scope, context and complexity of change
  • The reasons for strategic risk management and how to lead these initiatives successfully!
  • And so much more


Get started on your CMI Level 7 studies and gain a qualification along the way…

  • Complete your first Level 7 unit
  • Access our online learning area, including our unique assignment technique guide
  • Free support from your own course mentor and Level 7 tutors
  • Just pay your CMI fees

What you’ll get out of joining

A course focused on you

  • Tutor support – guiding you through both the content and your assignments
  • Focuses on the skills that you need to advance your career
  • Flexible and on-demand – works around your life and schedule
  • Access to our exclusive online community – connect to your tutor and other students
  • Future proof your career – learning skills a computer can’t replicate

Essential leadership skills

  • Build and empower stronger teams
  • Learn the skills needed to drive your own and your team’s performance
  • Improve your communication and become a more respected manager
  • Think more strategically and lead your organisation’s growth

A respected qualification

  • Join the CMI community of over 143,000 members
  • 88% of CMI members said it increased their confidence as a leader
  • £13,000 pay rise on average when qualified as a chartered manager
  • 76% of members say that Chartered Manager status provides the “ultimate competitive advantage”
  • Learn more about CMI
Course details

At Astranti, we have over 20 years of experience in professional education. 

Our approach has always been to make our content as easy to understand and use as possible whilst providing unrivalled customer service and learner support.

On our course, you will find:

Online study resources accessible anywhere, anytime – work around your schedule with 24/7 access to all content.

Unrivalled customer support – got a question about the course or CMI? Our team will be happy to help!


An explanation of all the key topics that you need to be aware of, helping you complete your assignments efficiently.

Unlimited tutor support for any theory or assignment-specific question.

Hundreds of hours of on-demand content through management direct, which you’ll keep for life.


Free access to the assignment technique course – to help you complete your assignment tasks as easily and effectively as possible.

Incredible course content – I’ve used Astranti for a few months and they are beyond great.”

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Astranti customer, 2020

Perfect your assignment technique

Your progress through your CMI qualification will be measured by the assignments that you complete.

For many CMI students, it will have been a while since they’ve had to write any sort of essay, and it can be a struggle to get started. For this reason, we’ve created an assignment writing guide specifically for your CMI qualification.

Our guide includes a written handbook, as well as over two and a half hours of recorded video content from our CMI tutors.

The first video from this guide can be watched here for free so that you can get a feel for how the guide will help you.

Pick your modules

CMI offers three different level 7 qualifications! The Award, Certificate and Diploma. Each requires a different level of study time and is worth a different number of credits.

You’ll need to select your units based on the minimum number of credits required for your chosen qualification.

In order to achieve your chartered manager status, you’ll need to complete the CMI level 7 diploma.

Explore our units below and use our credits calculator to see the total credits from your chosen units.

Award Certificate Diploma
7 credits 14 credits 37 credits
70 hours 140 hours 370 hours
1 to 3 months 3 to 6 months 6 to 12 months
CMI Level 7 Strategic Leadership

Strategic Leadership (701)

Equip yourself with an in-depth understanding of strategic leadership within an organisational context. You will explore the complexities of the role and the theoretical perspectives, approaches, behaviours and skills which can enhance your professional practice.

11 Credits


Total Time - 110 Hours

CMI Level 7 Leading and Developing People

Leading and Developing People (702)

Develop an in-depth understanding of how to effectively lead and develop people. You will explore the influence and impact of leadership theories, culture, wellbeing, development and design, policy and strategy that can be used creatively within the leadership role.

10 Credits


Total Time - 100 Hours

CMI Level 7 Collaboration and Partnerships

Collaboration and Partnerships (703)

By the end of this module, you’ll know all about collaborative and partnership arrangements. You will be able to critically assess the scope and value of these, as well as evaluate the impact of organisational and legal frameworks on how these arrangements are delivered.

7 Credits


Total Time - 70 Hours

CMI Level 7 Developing Organisational Strategy

Developing Organisational Strategy (704)

Learn how to develop and influence an organisation’s strategic direction through the development of a meaningful strategy. To support this outcome, you will critique the factors which drive the development of organisational strategy and appraise approaches to successfully develop strategy.

9 Credits


Total Time - 90 Hours

CMI Level 7 Leading Strategic Change

Leading Strategic Change (705)

The aim of this unit is for you to understand the scope, context and complexity of leading strategic change. You will understand how the application of analytical techniques, theories and models of change, and creative problem-solving can be used to equip yourself to lead strategic change with confidence.

8 Credits


Total Time - 80 Hours

CMI Level 7 Finance for Strategic Leaders

Finance for Strategic Leaders (706)

Learn about the scope, complexity and role of Finance within an organisational context. By the end of this module, you will know how to critically assess methods for analysing financial data and information required to make strategic decisions. Vital skills for any senior manager.

9 Credits


Total Time - 90 Hours

CMI level 7 Strategic Risk Management

Strategic Risk Management (708)

The aim of this unit is to understand strategic risk management. You will critically appraise strategic risk within an organisational context and assess strategies for risk management and the leadership skills to lead risk initiatives successfully.

8 Credits


Total Time - 80 Hours

CMI Level 7 Marketing Strategy

Marketing Strategy (710)

The aim of this unit is to enable yourself to understand the context in which a marketing strategy is developed. You will appraise theoretical frameworks and processes which inform strategic marketing.

8 Credits


Total Time - 80 Hours

CMI Level 7 Strategic Management Project

Strategic Management Project (712)

To achieve this outcome you will develop a business case, propose a research design to inform the project’s direction and recommend project management methods and tools to structure the delivery of the project.

10 Credits


Total Time - 100 Hours

CMI Level 7 Approaches to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Approaches to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (715)

Develop an in-depth understanding of equality, diversity and inclusion at a strategic level. You will have the opportunity to critically assess structural inequality within an organisational and societal context.

8 Credits


Total Time - 80 Hours

Our double guarantee

Our CMI level 7 course comes with a double guarantee!

1. Money back guarantee

To make sure that you are completely satisfied with our course materials and support, we have a 14-day full money-back guarantee. If you’re not happy with the course for any reason we will refund your fees. Our aim is to ensure you try our course safe in the knowledge that it won’t cost you a penny if they’re not right for you.

2. Pass guarantee

This offers you a safety net if you fail any of your assignments. Hopefully, this won’t be the case but sometimes things can go wrong! As long as you have demonstrated that you’ve completed the course in line with our pass guarantee requirements, you will be able to continue until you pass at no extra cost.

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What our satisfied students say…

Please see our testimonials page for more reviews. Here are a few examples:

“Astranti study materials are well detailed and easy to understand. 
Thank you so much Astranti for making such detailed and informed materials available.”

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Astranti customer, 2020

“Top quality!

Astranti offers good quality materials which are really helpful. Atmosphere and communication also are very good and definitely not an old-school approach. Big thanks.”

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Astranti customer, 2020

“Astranti has been very useful for me as I’m dyslexic. So having the ability to watch/listen to the tutorials has been very beneficial as it allows me to have a visual and aural representation of the material”

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Astranti customer, 2020

Choose your course

Every student is different which is why we offer course pathways to best suit your study needs. Take the full diploma to earn your chartered manager accreditation, or test the water with an award.

Once you have purchased your course we’ll contact you and set up access to your chosen modules.

You can pay upfront or split the cost with our instalment option, simply pay the CMI registration today and the rest can be paid over five or ten months.

New to CMI and want to give it a go?

You can join our CMI Level 7 Award course and just pay your CMI registration and assessment fees – access to our course and tutor support is free!

Remember, the award course contains just one module and typically takes less than 3 months to complete, so it’s ideal for anyone who’s currently unsure about whether CMI is the best fit for them. Whether or not you choose to continue your CMI studies beyond your award course, as long as you have completed your module and passed the assessment, you’ll come away with a qualification at the end of it.

CMI Level 7 Award  - New Student Offer*


course fee

CMI registration fee: £130
CMI assessment fee: £50

Total to pay: £180

CMI Level 7 Award


course fee

CMI registration fee: £130
CMI assessment fee: £50

Total to pay: £400

CMI Level 7 Certificate


course fee

CMI registration fee: £200
CMI assessment fees: £100

Total to pay: £950

CMI Level 7 Certificate - Spread the cost

£150 /month

course fee
(including CMI assessment fees)

CMI registration fee: £200

Total to pay: £200 (today) + 5x £150

CMI Level 7 Diploma


course fee

CMI registration fee: £265
CMI assessment fees: £300

Total to pay: £2065

CMI Level 7 Diploma - Spread the cost

£180 /month

course fee
(including CMI assessment fees)

CMI registration fees: £265

Total to pay: £265 (today) + 10x £180

* Free Award course available to new Astranti students.

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