Online Postgraduate Diploma in Business Strategic Management (Level 7)

🏆 Study Online in Malta and take your career to the next level with with a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management.

Study Anytime. Pay Monthly. 1-to-1 Tutoring. Online. Get 70% Back with the Get Qualified Scheme in Malta.

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Course Level

Postgrad Diploma

Course Duration

10 - 15 Months


Part Time

Learning Style


Monthly Fee


About This Course

The Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership is designed to help professionals step up into leadership roles. It’s a blend of modern managerial knowledge and practical skills aimed at accelerating your career. The spotlight is on Strategic Planning, Managing Team Performance, Information Management, and leading Strategic Management Projects.

Hand-picked by Elephant & Cross course advisors, this diploma prepares you for a range of managerial roles both in Malta and abroad.

It dives into leading strategic projects, guiding organizational change, and getting savvy with strategic financial and marketing practices, all essential for leadership roles whether you’re working locally or internationally.

🎓 MBA Pathway

The Level 7 Diploma is as an MBA advanced entry course, giving learners 120 of the 180 credits needed to bag a complete MBA. After you graduate, you'll be a dissertation away from a full MBA from a British University of your choice. Each module comes with optional materials like recommended exercises, readings, online resources, and self-testing exercises. And guess what? You’ll have access to 24/7 support, tutoring, and a range of other support options.

💡 Deepen Your Knowledge

This course goes beyond the basics into the core of Strategic Management and Leadership. You'll learn how to put together strong teams and make smart strategic decisions. By understanding how different parts of an organization mesh together, you'll be on track to be a solid management professional, ready to tackle challenges anywhere.

🌍 Real-World Learning

The Level 7 Diploma doesn’t just stick to textbooks—it brings in real managerial situations, actionable case studies, and practical exercises. This hands-on learning approach ensures you get a good grip on practical management skills, ready to face managerial challenges wherever they pop up.

🤝 Join the Club

With this course, you also gain membership to the Institute of Directors (IOD), opening up a world of networking and learning from seasoned directors.

🚀 Gear Up for Leadership

Finishing this diploma course, you’ll have a wide understanding of many managerial topics, from planning strategies to guiding organizational changes. You’ll also see how management theories play out in real life, helping you step into leadership roles and make a positive impact on your organization.

🇲🇹 Full Package for Malta

In Malta and planning your future in business management? This diploma is your one-stop solution. Aside from offering best-in-class education, we will provide full assistance after you graduate, helping you transition to further studies - if that's what you're looking for - and even help with enrolment onto an MBA programme. We'll also help you with the 70% back Get Qualified scheme. It's the seamless way to advance your career with local support every step of the way.

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Are You Right For This Course?

  • You're looking for a tried and tested course for the Maltese 🇲🇹 business landscape - that has helped over 55 local students take their career to the next level and reach more senior positions within their organisations.
  • You're passionate about understanding strategic leadership dynamics and envision an exciting career in management.
  • You're looking for a course that allows you to progress straight into an MBA.
  • You are a management specialist in Malta seeking a qualification that formalises your experience.
  • You're looking for a globally recognised MQF Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership.
  • You work full-time and your schedule is packed - so you need a Diploma that grants you the flexibility to learn at your own pace.
  • You want to elevate your role within your organization, targeting a more senior management role and a leadership position.
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Get 70% back on your tuition fees with the Malta Enterprise Get Qualified scheme.

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Learning Style

Anytime, Anywhere Learning 🌐

Our 100% online program is tailor-made for busy professionals, allowing you to engage with your course wherever and whenever.

Your Pace, Your Schedule

We value the importance of work-life balance. With our adaptable course structure, you can harmonize your learning with both personal and professional commitments.

Dedicated 1-to-1 Tutor Support 👩‍🏫

Collaboration lies at the heart of our teaching ethos. Access expert guidance, tap into your tutor's extensive knowledge, and get the most out of your educational journey, all without any extra costs.

Your Learning Tools 🛠

It's not just about the 1:1 tutor. We’ve curated an environment rich with extended student support, a bustling student community hub, and meticulously detailed study notes. It's a 360° learning experience.

Hassle-Free Assessments 📝

Take control of your assessment timelines. With our flexible submission policy, you decide when you're ready. And the best part? 🚫 Zero exams, ensuring an enjoyable and applied learning experience.

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Get Qualified Scheme

Get 70% back on your tuition fees in Malta following graduation with the Get Qualified scheme.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for the MQF level 7 postgraduate diploma, students in Malta should be:

  • At least 18 years of age;
  • Have an MQF Level 6 Qualification;
  • Or professional managerial experience combined with an MQF Level 5 Diploma.

If you do not currently meet the entry requirements:

Check out our MQF Level 5 Diploma in Business Management.

Our course advisors are here to guide you personally about entry requirements and induction at no extra charge.

Career Prospects

Propel Your Managerial Career in Malta 🚀

Prepare for an invigorating career in Malta with this postgraduate diploma. By completing the course, you'll be equipped with cutting-edge knowledge and skills, empowering you to take up pivotal roles within the field.

Graduates have gone on to follow careers as:

  • Business operations managers;
  • Financial managers;
  • Human resources managers;
  • Management consultants;
  • Marketing managers;
  • Medical and health services manager.

📈Complete Dissertation at University and Get Your MBA

The postgraduate diploma is accredited at Level 7. It provides 120 of the 160 credits required for an MBA.

Upon graduating with their Postgraduate Diploma, students can choose to complete a dissertation (or equivalent 40 credits) at a University to receive a full MBA.

Examples of pathway Universities include: Arden University, Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), Arden University, Leeds Trinity University (LTU) and University of Portsmouth (UoP).

Qualification Details

🎉Graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma in Management (EQF 7)

For more information on the qualification, see the Ofqual Register of Regulated Qualifications here.

This programme is globally recognised.

Qualities of effective leadership
Developing interpersonal skills
Motivating and influencing people
Making decisions
Creativity and problem solving
Studying and using management theories
The external operating environment of business
Culture and ethics
Governance and directorships
Analysing the competition
Marketing strategy
High performance sales
E-Marketing communication
Customers and their needs
Strategic human resource management
Recruiting and CPD
Measuring and rewarding performance
Interpreting business accounts
Tools of financial analysis
Managing cash and working capital
Exercises in quantitative techniques
Impact of technology on business
Innovation and R&D
Implementing and managing quality systems
Strategic planning tools
Strategic and systems management
The business plan
Developing high performance teams
Managing projects
Strategies for growth

43% Increase* in Earnings on Average

Individuals with a Level 4 qualification or higher can expect an average of 43% higher earnings compared to those with secondary school education alone.* * Data is based on Eurostat (EU, 2020) study

80% of Graduates Report Career Advancement

Fast-Track Your Career: According to our alumni feedback, 80% of graduates report significant career advancement within two years of completing the course. Boost your career prospects and get empowered with the skills and knowledge necessary to accelerate your career.

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