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Level 7 Diploma Outline

Strategic Management and Leadership


Unit 702: Manage Team Performance to Support Strategy

Aim of the unit will explore how team performance can be evaluated and optimised to realise strategic objectives.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Be able to set performance targets for teams to meet strategic objectives
  • Be able to agree team performance targets to contribute to meeting strategic objectives
  • Be able to monitor actions and activities defined to improve team performance
  • Be able to apply influencing skills to respond to the dynamics and politics of personal interactions

Unit 703: Finance for Managers

Aim of this unit is geared towards supporting Learners in understanding and using financial information and data. This unit is important to Learners as it support decision making.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Be able to analyse financial information and data
  • Be able to assess budgets and their ability to support organisational objectives
  • Be able to evaluate financial proposals for expenditure provided by others

Unit 704: Information Management and Strategic Decision Taking

Aim of this unit will address the volume and complexity of data and information available to organisations and how to analyse, apply and determine its value in making strategic decisions.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Be able to understand the importance of management information on strategic
  • Be able to understand the importance of information sharing within an organisation
  • Be able to use information to support strategic decision making
  • Be able to monitor and review management information

Unit 705: Leading a Strategic Management Project

Aim of this unit will involve the Learner in formulating research and methodologies to support a strategic management project. They will be required to critically evaluate options and data sources prior to presenting project outcomes.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Be able to identify and justify a strategic investigative project
  • Be able to conduct research using different data sources, and synthesise data and options
  • Be able to draw conclusions and make recommendations that achieve the project aim
  • Be able to develop and review the results of the investigative project

Unit 706: Strategic Direction

Aim of this unit will explore the strategic aims and objectives of an organisation and their significance in setting direction, identifying success and progress for the organisation. The unit will also explore where different strategic options may lead the organisation to change its direction.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Be able to review and determine the organisation’s strategic aims and objectives
  • Be able to evaluate progress towards achieving organisational strategic aims and objectives
  • Be able to determine and evaluate strategic options to support a new strategic position

Unit 708: Strategic Marketing

Aim of this unit will investigate underlying models, techniques and theories that underpin marketing and can contribute to strategic objectives. It will also provide Learners with a critical understanding of the marketing function within complex organisations.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Be able to understand the relationship between the marketing plan and strategic objectives
  • Be able to produce a strategic marketing plan
  • Be able to promote the marketing plan in support of strategic objectives

Unit 710: Organisational Change Strategies

Aim of this module is to enable students to understand, plan and achieve organisational change successfully. The received wisdom in much of the business world is that change has to be fast, large-scale and transformational if organisations are to survive. However, there is also evidence that many successful organisations take a much slower and more cautious approach to change. In addition, the failure rate of change initiatives is claimed to be around 70%. It follows from this that managing organisational change is one of the most problematic tasks leaders undertake, and that the ability to do so is a key attribute of successful leaders and successful organisations.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand how to apply solutions to organisational change
  • Understand how to develop a change strategy using implementation models
  • Be able to analyse an organisational response to change
  • Understand how to evaluate the impact of change strategies

Unit 712: Human Resource Planning

Aim of this unit will address issues that are important when planning for and securing a workforce that will be able to deliver strategic objectives. The unit will also consider the constraints and influences on organisations HR practices.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand how the HR plan supports strategic objectives
  • Understand the legal and organisational frameworks for the employment of staff
  • Understand the effect of the organisational environment on employees

Unit 724: Development as a Strategic Manager

Aim of this unit aims to supports organisational and self-awareness in Learners. It provides foundations for a self-critical and reflective approach to personal development to support the Learner when operating at a strategic level. Wider context organisation and environmental factors are also considered as contributors to overall strategic success of the individual and the organisation.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Be able to identify personal skills to achieve strategic ambitions
  • Be able to manage personal leadership development to support achievement of strategic ambitions
  • Be able to evaluate the effectiveness of the leadership development plan
  • Be able to advocate an employee welfare environment that supports organisational values

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