Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership (DSML)

Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership (DSML) is a 06-month postgraduate qualification (60-credits) designed for professionals and managers who desire to advance their careers and gain specialized knowledge and skills in the areas of strategic management, creative thinking, and leadership. It offers students internationally recognized professional management training and a highly regarded academic qualification. Students will have the opportunity to progress to EDSML (Extended Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership), 120-credit qualification. Successful completion of EDSML Programme offers students eligibility for MBA or other Masters programmes in United Kingdom, Australia and United States.

Students will study the theory and application of strategic aspects of leading result-driven and motivated groups of employees including professional self-development, developing successful business teams, creative and innovation management, strategic marketing and strategic project management.

Students will have the opportunity to attain an understanding of strategic management in practice, and participate in tutorials and case studies with small groups of motivated professionals drawn from diverse backgrounds.

Salient Features

  • Awarded by Edexcel and BTEC (Business and Technology Education Council) in UK
  • Designed specifically for professionals working in public and private sectors such as NGOs, Telecom, Banking, Health, Tourism, Hospitality, Education and Pharmaceuticals
  • Qualification with global acceptance and relevant to local needs of managing modern enterprise in Pakistan
  • Assessments based on real-world scenarios are developed and approved by Edexcel UK
  • Morning / Evening / Weekend Programme (subject to enrollment)
  • Purpose-built lecture rooms with internet connectivity
  • Qualified and trained faculty with hands-on experience

Course Modules

  • Developing Strategic Management and Leadership Skills
  • Professional Development for Strategic Managers
  • Strategic Change Management
  • Developing Corporate Culture
  • Leading E-strategy
  • Creative and Innovative Management
  • Strategic Marketing Management
  • Corporate Communication Strategies
  • Managing Corporate Responsibility in the Wider Business Environment
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Strategic Quality and Systems Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Managing Financial Principles and Techniques
  • Strategic Supply Chain Management and Logistics
  • Developing Successful Business Teams
  • Research Methods for Strategic Managers

Programme Details

Title of Qualification: BTEC Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership
Awarding Body: Edexcel UK
Duration of Programme: DSML (6-months), EDSML (12 months)
Commencement of Classes: September and March

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates should possess a recognized Bachelors Degree in any discipline OR a Higher National Diploma
  • Candidates who do not possess the required academic qualification are encouraged to apply and MUST demonstrate a minimum of 2 years of managerial or supervisory experience
  • Preliminary interview to assess communication skills and suitability for the programme


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