Post Graduates

The Post Graduate Diploma (Level 7)

  • Leading to MBA Top up within 6 Months

Over View

The objective of the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership qualification is to develop strategic management and leadership skills for managers who have the authority and personal attributes to translate organizational strategy into effective operational performance. This qualification reflects current practice in Strategic Management and Leadership and allows learners to develop and expand their high-level understanding of strategic management and leadership in the workplace. This qualification is suitable for mature learners with a background in academic study or industry. The qualification has a clear work-related emphasis on practical skills development alongside theoretical fundamentals.

Successful completion of the Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership qualification will equip learners with the key skills and capabilities to become an effective strategic manager. The qualification also allows learners to progress into or within employment and/or continue their study towards an MBA with advanced standing.


The OTHM Level 7 diplomas on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) are at the same level as master’s degrees. However, they are shorter (120 credits) and learners will have to proceed to the dissertation stage (60 credits) with university to achieve a full masters programme.


Successful completion of OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership qualification enables learners to progress into or within employment and/or join Master of Business Administration (MBA) (top-up) which is validated and awarded by University of Chichester and delivered by OTHM.

As this qualification is approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), learners are also eligible to progress to an MBA top-up with advanced standing with many universities in the UK and overseas.

Continuing Education Information

Beyond the master's degree level, students may pursue a Ph.D. in business administration. The courses in these programs typically focus on extensive research, dissertation projects and seminars related to strategic management, business theory and commerce. Students usually pursue this advanced degree in order to teach business at the postsecondary level or to become researchers in this field.

Whether you want to pursue a high-level management position or go on to more advanced studies, an PGD can prepare you with the comprehensive business training you need for success.

Entry Requirements:

An honors degree in related subject or UK level 6 diploma or an equivalent overseas qualification
Mature learners with management experience (learners must check with the delivery center regarding this experience prior to registering for the Programme)
Other than above, qualifications will be reviewed and approved on case by case basis considering the work experience /designation etc
Learners must be over 21 years old at the beginning of the course

  • 10 Months on Fully Assignment Basis
  • The Globally and Locally recognized PGD Level 7 (OTHM) Diploma in Sri Lanka.
  • Lectures conducted by a well qualified and experienced foreign and Local Lecture panel.
  • Outbound training program
  • Excellent and comfortable facilities for students
  • Weekend classes that don’t interfere in any way with your present carrier.
  • Bank loan facilities for up to 80% from course fee
  • Immediate Progression to MBA
  • Web Ex online methods
  • E-learning platform for students incapable of attending classroom lectures
    Course Modules (120 Credits)
  • Strategic Management
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Advanced Business Research Methods
  • Strategic Change Management
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Well reputed and over and above all other PGD programs

This is not a normal PGD as it carries an extraordinary identity for its exclusivity from the world-renowned OTHM-UK that can greatly enhance your career ambitions..

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